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European Face Lift Look Younger Faster

Minimally Invasive Face Sculpting & Lifting By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Ophthalmologist American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Mini-Facial procedures are in more demand to satisfy the need of the modern women who has less time for surgical procedures and higher expectations for natural and quicker results in maintaining a younger looking face. With this is mind Dr. Stanciu developed …

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VAX-D: Non-Surgical Neck & Back Pain Treatment

By Physicians Rehabilitation Chronic pain is one of the most debilitating health conditions. Studies show that back and neck pain is often recurrent even if the original problem resolves, many patients suffer chronic symptoms at intervals. Chronic back and neck pain sufferers often live a life of compromise in their daily activities. Back and neck pain is frequently treated in an …

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There’s a New Expert in Town!

The Plastic Surgery Spa Welcomes Dr. Michael Stampar Michael Stampar has been a D.O. Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon since 1991, practicing in Punta Gorda since 1996, and is now expanding to provide his non-surgical facial rejuvenation expertise in Bonita Springs on Mondays. The new location will be The Plastic Surgery Spa in the Riverview Center at 27400 Tamiami Trail, Suite …

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Gum Disease and Your Health

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and the gum tissues that support the teeth. It is the major cause of adult tooth loss and it affects nearly 75% of Americans. Periodontal Disease Can Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease In the past few years, several studies have shown that patients with periodontal …

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Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

By David R. Wilkinson, MD A: Ten percent of people will be affected by kidney stones in their lifetime. Q: If I have a kidney stone, will I be able to pass it without surgery? A: Stone passage depends directly on the size of the stone. With the assistance of specific medications, stones that are 4mm or less have a …

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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, and …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can …

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