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Prevention & Early Detection Of Stomach Cancer

By Shardul A. Nanavati, MD – At one time, stomach cancer was the most common type of cancer known in the United States. As the years progressed, the disease became less common among patients. While there are no definitive answers as to why, it’s thought to be related to the decline in salted or smoked food intake. Even with the …

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Compounded Testosterone Gel Optimizes Hormone Level

Compounded Testosterone Gel Optimizes Hormone Level

Testosterone is the major male sex hormone responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and secondary sex characteristics. These effects include development of the prostate, penis, and scrotum; distribution of facial, pubic, chest and axillary hair, development of a deep voice and alterations in muscle mass and fat distribution. Low production of testosterone leads to …

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When Your Agent Cares…

When Your Agent Cares

Did you know that 56 percent of the American population overestimate the cost of long term care coverage?  According to the statistics from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, most Americans predicted that the annual cost for a long-term care insurance premium covering a healthy 55 year-old couple to be $7,000.00, when, in actuality, the correct annual  cost is …

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Why People REALLY Go to the Doctor and Why Acupuncture is a Surprising Alternative

Why People REALLY Go to the Doctor

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP – The most common reasons that people in the U.S. go to the doctor may surprise you.  You may also be surprised that Acupuncture offers a great complementary or alternative treatment approach to every one of these disorders. 1.    Skin disorders: Acne, eczema, and sebaceous cysts topped the list and brought the most …

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The Use of an Automated External Defibrillator: Is Your Community Association Immune From Civil Liability?

The Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

By Lauren S. Josephson, Esq. – Avast majority of community associations around the nation offer the use of certain health club facilities to their members unaware of the fact that people are 15 to 20 times more likely to die of sudden cardiac arrest during vigorous exercise, or within 30 minutes following it.1  Therefore, a community association offering the use …

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Exciting Classes Offered All Summer Learn Something New or Sharpen Your Skills

Exciting Classes Offered All Summer Learn Something New or Sharpen Your SkillsExciting Classes Offered All Summer Learn Something New or Sharpen Your Skills

If you’re the type of person who is interested in learning a new hobby, brushing up on old skills, or simply increasing your knowledge about particular topics, then you are in luck! Collier County residents are all welcome to participate in various classes offered through the Adult & Community Education Office. Chances are, there’s a class for something that you …

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Great Summer Cooking Begins with Proper Grill Maintenance

Great Summer Cooking Begins with Proper Grill Maintenance

Heavy-duty grill cleaning is a once-a-year job best done at the start of each new grilling season. For gas grills, ensure all knobs are set to off and disconnect propane. When cleaning the main grill apparatus, focus on getting the outside shiny and appealing, but don’t put too much effort into cleaning the inside; remove loose debris and ash but …

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COLLAPSED ARCHES? WALKING ON THE SIDE OF YOUR FOOT

Collapsed Arch

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – If we think about the anatomy of our foot and ankle we all think that the Achilles tendon is the most important tendon in our lower leg and the one that causes the most problems. But it really isn’t. It’s actually the posterior …

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VITILIGO

By Charles Camisa, MD What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a common autoimmune skin disease that causes gradual loss of the natural brown pigment in the skin called melanin. It affects about 1% of persons worldwide irrespective of gender, age, race, or nationality. It is occasionally associated with other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, alopecia areata (hair loss), thyroid disease, diabetes, …

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VAX-D

VAX-D

VAX-D (Vertebral Axial Decompression) is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment for patients who suffer from chronic low back pain, as well as leg pain and numbness caused from herniated or degenerated discs and posterior facet syndrome. Patients who have had back surgery, yet continue to experience low back pain and/or sciatica pain, may also be candidates for VAX-D. Physicians Rehabilitation understands …

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