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HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist As an oncologist, I have treated breast cancer patients from as young as 15 years of age to patients in their nineties. Breast cancer can affect anyone but is more common in women in their 50’s and older. Yes, I have treated men with breast cancer but it only accounts for about …

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Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

This Fall, your practitioners at Life Care Center of Estero would like to share a special month with you! National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated each October. The goal of the month long celebration is to raise awareness of the important role that physical therapists and physical therapy assistants play in helping people decrease pain, improve mobility, and engage in …

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Get Healthy, Wealthy, Wise – and Squeaky Clean

Because it can be so difficult to keep a house clean, it can be tempting to cut corners or just not clean once in a while. But that thinking assumes the most important reasons to clean are either: . Aesthetic – a clean home is pleasing to the senses, or . Social – people respect or like you more if …

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Q&A Women’s HEALTH

Q&A Women’s HEALTH

Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well as computerized urodynamic tests and cystoscopy will help …

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The Latest in Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine – The treatment of varicose veins and spider veins has undergone dramatic changes over the last ten years and especially over the last three years. Up until around the year 2000, the only available treatment for varicose veins was a surgical procedure …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Should You Consider a Plant-Based Diet?

Should You Consider a Plant-Based Diet

By John Canterbury, M.D. We are hearing a lot about the potential benefits of a plant-based diet; many professional athletes, celebrities and entertainers attribute weight loss and improved health to this increasingly popular way of eating. But what exactly is included in a plant-based diet? What is a plant-based diet? There are two major food sources in our diet: plants …

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THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

Located at the front of the neck, on both sides of the windpipe and just below the Adam’s apple, the thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that affects your body a lot more than most people think. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, as well as some heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development …

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Smart Procedures for Smart Women – The convenience of in-office urogynecological procedures as high tech as hospital based surgery

Smart Procedures for Smart Women

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Over the past several years there have major advancements in the procedures available in the medical field of Urogynecology. Not too long ago, the only option women had was to have major surgery in a hospital setting, which can be intimidating, inconvenient and costly. Now, there are treatment options available right in the convenience of …

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Introducing Dr. Andrea Bickerton

Introducing Dr. Andrea Bickerton

Choosing a primary care physician can be one of the most important health decisions one will make for themselves and their family. Board Certified in Family Medicine and the newest primary care physician at Physicians Regional Medical Group, Dr. Andrea Bickerton, understands this importance. Her philosophy is to get to know each patient on a personal level, and be a trusted …

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