Breaking News
Home » Collier Edition (page 18)

Collier Edition

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pessary vs. Surgery

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pessary vs. Surgery

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) affects 1 in 3 women. As women age, their pelvic floor, which protects and supports the internal pelvic organs may become weakened, stretched, less elastic and less resilient. The weakened pelvic floor muscles can subsequently allow organs to prolapse and fall into the vagina. It can also cause overactive bladder and incontinence …

Read More »

Why Are Veterans Different Near the End of Life?

Why Are Veterans Different Near the End of Life?

By Robert Johnson, general manager for VITAS® Healthcare Every US veteran is unique, with a lifetime of memories, stories and achievements. At the same time, veterans share a common experience regardless of when and where they served. For some veterans, memories and intense emotions about their experiences resurface at the end of life, sometimes to the surprise of family members, …

Read More »

The Missing Link: Augmenting Physical Health Care with Holistic Mental Health

Augmenting Physical Health Care with Holistic Mental Health

(Taken from Dr. Nickerson’s Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program). For decades we have talked about the limitations of treating the symptoms of diseases while ignoring underlying causes and healing modalities that address the whole person. Although making some headway in changing the outdated healthcare paradigm, additional shifts in the delivery of care for the whole person are still be …

Read More »

Craniosacral Therapy for Health and Relaxation

Craniosacral Therapy for Health and Relaxation

Addy Huff is a Licensed Massage Therapist, who specializes in deep tissue, therapeutic massage. She brings over 13 years of experience in massage therapy to help clients shift from pain and muscular restriction to optimal function. She has also earned certification in cupping, lymphatic drainage, and pregnancy massage. In addition to her expertise, Addy is undergoing an intense training program in …

Read More »

Thinking About Moving Into an Assisted Living Community: What you Should Know

Thinking About Moving Into an Assisted Living Community: What you Should Know

Aging has a lot of negative connotations that coincide with the term both physically and mentally. Most of us are aware of the importance of keeping our bodies and minds in the best condition we possibly can, but sometimes, we require assistance. If you’ve been contemplating the idea of moving into an assisted living facility, your choices are countless and may …

Read More »

Dry Eye Center of Excellence at Frantz EyeCare Offers Most Advanced Treatment in Southwest Florida

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS The majority of the patients sitting in eye doctors’ waiting rooms today are suffering from some sort of dry eye issue. Over the last few years, researchers have discovered that “dry eyes” is much more than insufficient production of natural tears. In fact, the majority of dry eye cases are now known to be the …

Read More »

Groundbreaking Laser Therapy for Multiple Skin Conditions With Lasting Results

Groundbreaking Laser Therapy for Multiple Skin Conditions With Lasting Results

By Dr. Carolina Young Ortiz Skin discoloration, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, lines and sagging skin are all part of the aging process, but you don’t have to live with imperfections, apply heavy makeup, or buy countless potions and lotions anymore. There is a new treatment method on the rise, and it’s called BBL (broadband light). BBL is a cutting-edge light therapy that …

Read More »

Photoprotection Can Save Your Skin and Your Life

Photoprotection Can Save Your Skin and Your Life

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MD As Floridians, whether it be work, play, or likely both, you are obtaining excessive amounts of sun exposure. This constant exposure, worsened by the occurrence sun burns, is increasing your risk for skin cancer. As a dermatologist in SWFL, I see and treat these sun-induced skin cancers daily. My mission is to make sure you …

Read More »

Lifting Sagging Skin & Replacing Lost Volume Just Got Revitalized

Lifting Sagging Skin & Replacing Lost Volume Just Got Revitalized

One of the chief complaints of aging is the laxity of skin and volume loss to the face and neck. Through the years there have been multiple advancements in filling the contours of the face and laser therapy to tighten the skin. However, until recently a “new” procedure has been revived from years ago that is at the forefront of the …

Read More »

A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

The thyroid is a tiny butterfly shaped gland in the neck that is made up of two distinct lobes. The thyroid gland predominantly produces thyroxine (T4) which is converted to the active form of thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), primarily in the liver. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is overactive in producing thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism can be brought on by …

Read More »