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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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Skin Cancer: Treatable and Beatable With Early Detection

By Kimberly Royal – Q. Who is most likely to get skin cancer? People of all colors, ages, and races get skin cancer. Of all the cancers that human can get, ski cancer is the most common. In the United States, skin cancer is increasing in all races. Q. What does skin cancer look like? Actinic Keratoses (AK) Dry, scaly …

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Naples Welcomes… Home Health Care Professionals of Naples

A locally owned and operated home health agency with over 30 years combined health care experience, Home Health Care Professionals was founded by Dr. Michael D. Smith and Scott McCandless with commitment to providing quality home health care to the residents of Collier County. Home Health Care Professionals of Naples is licensed by the State of Florida and is a …

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Limb swelling: what it indicates about your body

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 …

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Hematuria – Refer or Repeat?

By Nicholas Franco, M.D., Board Certified Urologist – Hematuria can be divided into two categories. Gross hematuria and microhematuria. Gross hematuria is visible blood in the urine with or without blood clots and may range from a blush color to dark red. Microhematuria is blood found on urinalysis that is not visible. Although a urine dipstick test may read positive …

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THE FRACTURE That May Cause You Stress

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – You may have heard the term stress fracture, but just what is it and how does one get it? A stress fracture is exactly what it states it is, a fracture of the bone caused by “stress” to the bone. It is a …

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Preventing Joint Injuries with Proper Movement

By Dr. Vivian Ebert – Chiropractors are known for caring for neck and back pain but we also treat patients with shoulder, wrist, hips, knees and ankle problems.  I am Certified in Sports injuries and many patients are helped with adjustments of the individual joint and with physical therapy and proper exercise.  I want to keep you active! Human joints …

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Best Way to Detox:

Food Elimination and Re-Challenge – By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and Dietitian Joy Post – For many of us suffering from medical conditions that we really can’t explain, or from daily annoyances like allergies, aches and pains, or headaches, modern medicine hasn’t been able to offer many solutions. Certainly we have been provided with many coping mechanisms, and drugs to help …

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