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Causes For Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Finding the source of your edema is vital to getting the proper medical care. Chronic edema left untreated without a clinical diagnosis may lead to a variety of problems. Patients with chronic edema may start the day out with painless swelling in their limbs that progress’s throughout the day leading to a sensation of heaviness in …

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Building Family Life

By Terry Hoskins, Oasis Counseling – Many people that visit my office are haunted by painful memories from their childhood. In the minds of far too many, the family is a place of hurt and suffering, not a place of peace. There are numerous homes where fear, anger, and chaos rule the home. There are few families out there who …

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Amyvid PET Scan Detects Alzheimer’s Disease

Allowing early diagnosis and proper treatment Have you noticed a gradual decline in your memory over the past 12 months? Has this also been observed by someone close to you? If so, a new scan offered at Naples Diagnostic Imaging Center can shed some light on all of the uncertainty surrounding your concerns. A major advance in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease …

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Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – To understand foot and ankle arthritis and how it affects us, we must first understand the basic anatomy of the foot and ankle.  Amazingly, the foot and ankle are comprised of 28 bones and 30 joints! However, arthritis mostly affects a few specific …

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Physicians Regional Healthcare System – The Importance of Breast Exams

One out of every 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer, which is why breast exams are important. A clinical breast exam should be done at least every three years starting at the age of 20, and every year starting at age 40. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, clinical breast exams may …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By John W. Tillett, MD, Board Certified Urologist – Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized. The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a …

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Benefits of Vitamin Therapy

By James Porcelli, M.D. – Trim Wellness Café, under the direction of Dr. James Porcelli, offers vitamin drips and injections. Health minded patrons can order a vitamin therapy via IV or injection and receive it while relaxing in comfortable recliners, either in the main café area or in private rooms, watching television or surfing the internet, and sipping on a …

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Ask the Audiologist

Ask the Audiologist

Q:  I seem to be having difficulty understanding words, and focusing my attention when too many people are talking at the same time.   Are there any exercises that can help me improve my listening skills? A: Listening and comprehension of speech are complex auditory functions, which can be affected by certain types of hearing loss and one’s central auditory processing …

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The Latest Non-Invasive Aesthetic Technology Now Offered in Southwest Florida

Lipo Light Naples is privileged to be the first aesthetic practice to exclusively introduce a breakthrough technology to Southwest Florida – Lipo Light! The Lipo Light, a non-invasive body contouring system, is a red light based system for body sculpting, contouring and lymphatic drainage, and visibly reduce inches around the body. How Does It Work? The Lipo Light process enables …

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What is Sinusitis?

Q&A with James A. Hadley, MD, FACS – A: Sinusitis is defined as an inflammation (swelling) of the membranes of the paranasal sinuses.  The inflammation may be induced from a common upper respiratory viral episode (the most common reason) or possibly allergic episode.  They are not commonly due to a bacterial cause.  Most commonly, these episodes are limited in duration …

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