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It’s Heating Up in Naples

If you have been thinking that it’s been a busy season, you are right. Due in part to so many national articles, like Smithsonian Magazine naming Naples one of the Top Ten Small Towns of America this month, and Trip-Advisor naming us to their list of top 25 US beaches, the number of visitors to Naples was up 10% year …

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Dental Prophylaxis and the Periodontal Maintenance Visit

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Dentists refer to a dental cleaning appointment as a “dental prophylaxis”.  The main purpose of this visit is prevention of dental disease and patient education. This is likely the most important and valuable dental visit a patient may ever make to the dentist.  A dental prophylaxis is done on patients that display gum pockets of …

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Straighten up SWFL

By Dr. Vivian Ebert, Chiropractic Physician – Figure 1 Reveals: Unlevel shoulders and hands. She bears weight over her right leg and spine – the distance between the ankles should be even. There is a gap between her right side and right arm, but none on the left. Figure 2 Reveals: Forward head posture and forward weight bearing. The white …

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That’s A Bright Idea!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – Listen to what the people around you are saying these days. I am sure we all hear “Hi’s” and “How are you’s” as well as some affirming words and a few grumbles now and then, perhaps mostly now! Listen to ourselves also. Are we providing more complaining conversations than encouraging words to …

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COPD Patients Can Breathe Easier, Live Better with Comfort Care

By Avow Hospice, Inc. – What she remembers most vividly is the sweetness of the spring air after the damp and cold of winter – what a pleasure it was to fling open the windows and fill her lungs completely with the smell of freshness and bright new beginnings. Now taking almost any kind of breath is a struggle for …

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Breast Cancer

By Michael Smith, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Beast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer it is likely that either you or one of your friends or family members will be affected. For that reason, it would be helpful for you to understand some …

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Blepharoplasty

Results in Younger Looking & Better Functioning Eyes – By Gregory M. Casey – Got tired eyes or bags under the eyes? You might want to consider eyelid surgery, also referred to as an eye lift. This procedure, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. The procedure …

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What is VAX-D and How Does it Alleviate Common Back or Neck Pains?

By Physicians Rehabilitation – It’s understandable that patient’s will have many questions about VAX-D. It’s always wise to investigate all options when it comes to health issues. Below are some of the most commonly asked question that we hear from our patients. What is VAX-D and how does it work? VAX-D is a non-invasive medical technology that stretches the spine …

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CATARACTS? Surgical Options for the Aging Eye

By: Alina Stanciu, MD, FAAO – Until recently, the only lens choice available for cataract surgery was a single-focus implant that helped you see distance. Now, advanced implant options are available that provide a wide range of vision correction and freedom from glasses. VISION CHANGES WITH AGE – Presbyopia The aging process affects the clarity and quality of vision, which …

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Marriage – Two Sinner’s Becoming One

By Pastor Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counse – Most premarital counseling that is available today has been watered down to nothing more than personality tests and communication techniques which is doing very little to prepare two sinners for becoming one until death do us part. My marriage is where it’s at today in spite of the premarital counseling we …

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