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“Welcome to Medicare”

Exam is a Low-cost Option to Protect Your Health By Millennium Physician Group Did you know that many health conditions have no obvious symptoms, meaning you will not know something is wrong unless you are looking for it? That is why preventive health care is key, says Maria Del-Rio Giles, M.D., with Millennium Physician Group in Naples. “It is never …

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Spring has sprung:

Get it while the getting is good By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and AnneElena Foster Few would argue, this is the best time of year in Southwest Florida.  The spring weather is still spectacular, with clear, sunny days that aren’t yet too hot. If you’re like most people, this weather does something to you. These warm, breezy days are the stuff of …

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Sex for Heart Patients

By James V. Talano, MD, MM FACC The Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness & Treatment – Sexual activity is a major quality of life issue for men and women with cardiovascular disease and their partners. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, discussions about sexual activity rarely take place between patient and doctor. Sexual activity is a natural part of our lives …

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Women Caring for Women

Emily Clements is the mother of two young children, a 3-year-old girl and a 10-month-old boy. And like so many other working mothers, Emily is tasked with maintaining a careful balance between career and motherhood—managing the demands of family life while maintaining the medical needs faced by all women. The difference is, when Emily Clements goes to work every morning, she …

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What Are The Causes of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

By Prathima Moorthy, M.D., Pain Management Center of Naples There are many different terms for sacroiliac joint problems, including SI joint dysfunction, SI joint syndrome, SI joint strain, and SI joint inflammation. Each of these terms refers to a condition that causes pain in the SI joints from a variety of causes. As with most other joints in the body, the …

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Colon Cancer Is Preventable

By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples The first step to preventing colon cancer is understanding what the risk factors are. Everyone is at risk and should take he necessary steps to prevent it. If you are at high risk for colon cancer, there are steps that you can take to decrease your risk. Most of the time, we …

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Worksite Wellness Forum and Awards

As the cost of healthcare continues to climb, doesn’t it make sense that businesses look for proactive ways to keep employees healthy rather than just paying to fix ailments when they arise? It is estimated that nearly 70% of all chronic diseases are preventable. The 2012 South Florida Worksite Wellness Forum and Awards committee is gearing up for its fourth annual …

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BURDEN OR BLESSING? (I Vote Blessing!)

 (I Vote Blessing!) By Dr. Rich Bimler, Ambassador of Health, Hope, and Aging (AH-HA!) Think about it: One thing every one of us is doing right now is ….aging! That is one reason for celebrating God’s gift of aging, every day in every way! We live in a society that so often sees “aging” as a “Burden” instead of a “Blessing”. …

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The Most Significant Differences Between a Normal Fitness Center and Concept 10 10®

By Jorgen Albrechtsen In a normal fitness center: More sets of each exercise are practiced – and it a higher pace. Causes reduced intensity and results. The quality of the equipment compared to that of Concept 10 10 – much friction and often not constructed in the strength curve that is adequate for the movements. . No equipment that effectively …

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Personalized Health Planning:

How to Plan Your Life of Optimal Health and Well-being By Deborah Lee, PhD, RN, Better Choices Health Coaching, Naples You plan for retirement, finances, vacation and education, but have you thought about planning for your health? Just like the other plans you make in your life, you can develop and implement a plan for a life of optimal health and …

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