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Q&A with ExerMedic

Q&A with ExerMedic

By Michelle Fernandez “If people in general knew and understood what ExerMedic can do for them, we would have thousands of people standing outside banging at the door, wanting to get in now!” – Jorgen Albrechtsen, Founder & President of ExerMedic We went down to the new ExerMedic headquarters in Creekside Corners. It is located in the new plaza at …

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A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic sinusitis.  Each year it’s one of the most common reasons that individuals visit their doctor.  People who suffer from ongoing sinus complications usually have difficulty breathing, contributing to other health disorders. Some of the symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis are: • Nasal obstruction • Difficulty breathing • Postnasal drainage …

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Better Hearing & Speech Month 2017

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2017

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Here at Life Care Center of Estero we want to recognize all speech language pathologists (SLPs) by celebrating better hearing and speech month. Speech language pathologists diagnose and treat a multitude of issues including swallowing difficulties, voice disorders, lip and facial weakness, clarity of speech and cognition (including …

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New Depression Treatments Offer Hope and Healing to Many

Over the past 15 years the treatment of Depression and related illnesses has undergone a myriad of changes. A milestone that had a significant impact was the effective use of Genomic testing that assisted in utilizing psychotropic medications in a systematic and scientific fashion. Here, the experience of the physicians was augmented by the genetic information about the patient and a …

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David Lawrence Center to Host Mental Health Month Fair and Grand Opening Celebration May 12, 2017; Free, Family Fun Activities and Prizes Planned

By Scott Burgess, David Lawrence Center President and CEO During National Mental Health Awareness Month, each year in May the mental health community joins together to reaffirm our commitment to building a better understanding of mental illnesses, increasing access to treatment and spreading awareness about the importance of good mental health for everyone. David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit …

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The Healing Power of Nature

By Eddie Rose, Wellness Ambassador at Shangri-La Springs “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” —Rachel Carson, Silent Spring It seems we have …

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Is your Foot Infection Caused by Diabetes?

Is your Foot Infection Caused by Diabetes?

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.A.S., C.W.S.P. People with diabetes have an extremely high storage of glucose; Glucose damages many organs in the body but also has a severely adverse effect on nerves.  This nerve damage happens because the small blood vessels, which supply blood and nutrients to the nerves becomes impaired.  When the nerves are no longer fed nutrients, they either …

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Splash into Better Health With Water Exercises

Splash into Better Health With Water Exercises

By Greg Pascucci The National Institutes of Health reports that being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves. Studies have also shown older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are frail. Older adults seeking a …

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Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed?

We all know about the rising costs of health care, and how expensive prescription medicines can be, especially for seniors. But do you know how much it can cost if you don’t properly take your medications? According to government estimates, each year in the United States more than 125,000 people die from a failure to properly take their medications, adding approximately …

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Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

What’s for dinner? This question is coming up in regards to mental health. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the mind, too. Recent studies have shown the risk of depression increases about 80% when you compare teens with the lowest-quality diet, to those who eat a higher-quality, whole-foods diet. Sadhguru, …

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