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Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

Several years ago, canine influenza hit Florida, and since it’s initial inception, it has morphed into two strains, H3N8 and H3N2. Over the past several years, Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in Naples has unfortunately seen the number of dogs with the canine flu sky-rocket so much that they’ve had to hospitalize many dogs to help them overcome the virus and it’s …

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How the New Tax Law Will Affect Your 2018 Tax Return

How the New Tax Law Will Affect Your 2018 Tax Return

By Bonie Montalvo The holidays came and went, and January is now finally here, and it is time to start thinking about completing and filing your 2018 income tax return. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed by Congress on December 2017, has been the most sweeping change to our Tax Code in the Tax Reform Act of 1986. A …

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The Latest in Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

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 – Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are conditions that affect millions of people. Besides creating an unsightly appearance in the legs, they can also cause significant medical problems including cramping, aching and swelling of the legs, as well as night cramps, bleeding …

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Restore Youth to your Face and Regrow your Hair with PRP

By Dorothy Minichiello Naturally found in your blood, platelets are a rich source of proteins called growth factors, which promote healing and regeneration. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains a higher concentration of platelets than the amount normally found in your blood. To create PRP a sample of your blood is drawn and placed it in a centrifuge, which separates out the …

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Scar Wars

Scar Wars

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. Physical trauma of any sort or severity ultimately leads to the development of a scar. Nearly every person at one time or another has injured himself or herself from a cut, scrape, burn, surgery, or even acne. The resultant appearance of these scars often lead to significant physical or emotional debilitation, ultimately leading individuals to seek …

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NEW TECHNOLOGY IN HEARING AIDS CAN REALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Advanced stage hearing loss can lead to a lot of frustrations in life. Modern technology is continuing to improve not only in the devices themselves, but also with a dramatic improvement in the quality of sound and increased functionality of assistive listening devices (ALDs). We recently began working with a gentleman by the …

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Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. Autoimmune disorders refer to a varied group of illnesses that involve almost every organ system in the human body to include the tissues in the oral cavity. Most patients suffering from autoimmune disorders are more likely to have gum disease than people without them. Inflammation is the common denominator. In all these autoimmune disorders, the patient’s …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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Importance of Prostate Exams

Importance of Prostate Exams

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the third most common cancer in men over 70. Prostate cancer – and other prostate issues – can cause considerable discomfort, pain and even death, if they are left undiagnosed and untreated. No man looks forward to dropping his pants for the annual check-up; but if you’re …

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Man Up: Prevent the Top 7 Threats to Your Health

John Canterbury, M.D. The list of the biggest health threats for men is surprisingly short — and prevention pays off. Consider this top seven list of men’s health threats, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations to reflect men’s health risks in the United States. Then get serious about reducing …

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