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HOW TO REDUCE THE SYMPTOMS OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY WITHOUT DRUGS OR SIDE EFFECTS

By Dr. Robert Gilliland, DC The most common method that doctors use to treat peripheral neuropathy is with prescription drugs such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin. While these drugs may temporarily reduce symptoms, they do nothing to halt the progression of the disease and come with a variety of harmful side effects. Peripheral neuropathy is the result of nerve …

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Riding Out the Storm

Riding Out the Storm

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Many of you heeded the advice of weather forecasters and local officials when encouraged to evacuate the area in the days leading up to Hurricane Irma. That was certainly a wise choice. Many others sheltered in place and chose to ride out the storm in the security of their home. A decision that was probably …

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Pressure Ulcers – Nutrition

Pressure Ulcers – Nutrition

The incidence of community-acquired pressure ulcers appears to be on the rise. The development of pressure ulcers is multifactorial, but one study suggests that compromised nutritional status is the single strongest predictor of pressure ulcer development and pressure ulcer severity among patients receiving home health. The authors suggest that the strength of nutrition in their analyses was based on the …

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Circumnavigating the World and Reviving Your Heart’s Desires

Circumnavigating the World and Reviving Your Heart’s Desires

Luxury Travel Consultant, Shelly Krygier was planning to take her husband on a very special Birthday trip to Africa for his 60th. Meanwhile, Shelly and her Aunt Marion found an opportunity to travel together on a cruise from Singapore to Cape Town. Shelly was able to combine both trips into one 44-day around the world adventure. “Asia was on my …

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Centenarians Offer Sage Advice for Successful Aging

Centenarians Offer Sage Advice for Successful Aging

By Greg Pascucci According to the latest numbers, there are as many as 72,000 centenarians living in the United States and about 450,000 worldwide. September 22 is National Centenarian’s Day, founded to bring attention to the rich history and wisdom of those 100 years of age and older. At The Carlisle Naples, an active retirement community in North Naples, the …

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Preventing Cancer by Watching your Weight

Preventing Cancer by Watching your Weight

Cancer is something that feared and we would like to do what we can to prevent cancer if that is possible.   There is so much that is not known about all the factors that come together to cause cancer in an individual but there are known lifestyle risk factors we indeed have control over and can limit our exposures to.  The …

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National Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month Finding Relief from the Pain

Finding Relief from the Pain

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood disorder affecting nearly 100,000 Americans each year. There are many symptoms and side effects associated with the disease like anemia, chronic infections, vision problems, and pain. When it comes to pain, most people don’t realize the amount of discomfort and swelling that is commonly related to …

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Prostate Cancer Update

Prostate Cancer Update

Although some younger men do get prostate cancer, the risk increases with age. More than 70% of all prostate cancer patients are over the age of 65 and about 75% of all men over the age of 80 will have some form of prostate cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. In addition to age, other risk factors include ethnicity, …

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Can Anyone Please Help My Painful Feet?

Can Anyone Please Help My Painful Feet?

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist Every year more than a million patients visit their doctor due to heel pain!  The most common foot and heel discomfort is caused by an excruciating disorder known as plantar fasciitis. What is plantar fasciitis? The foot is comprised of many different …

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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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