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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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Red Wine and Resveratrol: Good For Your Heart?

Red wine and something in red wine called resveratrol might be heart healthy. Find out the facts and hype regarding red wine and its impact on your heart. – By Sajan K. Rao, MD, FACC, The Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness & Treatment – Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain …

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Step into the Spotlight with Your Best Body Now

With Teresa Sievers, MD and Karen Callan, CHC – As many of you already know, Karen and I have been working together for over a year now, sharing our mutual passion to help people meet their goals for a healthy, fit body for life. Together we bring a combination of traditional and integrative medicine to identify obstacles that have prevented …

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High Concentration of “Soothing” Seniors Contributes to Top Booziest City Ranking

David Lawrence Center Can Help – By David Schimmel, CEO – David Lawrence Center – April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices. As Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults, families and seniors, the …

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“Estrogen Revisited… Lifelong and Fearless”

By Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD – A great disservice is being done to women regarding hormone replacement therapy. Women have not been given important information necessary to make decisions about their health care. They have not been given information about the aging process and how hormone replenishment can delay the ravages of hormone loss for decades. The big …

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Benefits of Compounded Hormones

By John Ward, RPh and Holly Lose – With natural aging comes the natural diminishment of our own body’s production of hormones the general health we took for granted starts to diminish as well. Causing symptoms such as hot flashes, forgetfulness, anxiety, sleep disruption, low libido, just to name a few. While our bodies decrease the amount of hormones made …

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Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are conditions that affect millions of people. Besides creating an unsightly appearance in the legs, they can also cause significant medical problems including cramping, aching and swelling of the legs, as well as night cramps, bleeding from Varicose …

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Thermography: Non-Invasive, Radiation Free Imaging Procedure

Helps with Early Detection of Cancer – By Southwest Medical Thermal Imaging – Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) or thermography is a non-invasive, radiation free clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. DITI is wholly unique in that it is a test of physiology …

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NEW GUIDELINES FOR COLON CANCER SCREENING

By The American College Physicians – – By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples – The ACP (American College of Physicians) came up with 4 specific recommendations. We will review these guidelines. Guidelines for Screening 1) Adults should receive screening recommendations based on personalized cancer risk profiles (with screening starting at 50 years for average risk patients). This …

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Prevent the Top 7 Threats to Your Health

By Aldo Guevara, M.D., Korunda Medical Institute – The list of the biggest health threats for men is surprisingly short — and prevention pays off. Consider this top seven list of men’s health threats, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations to reflect men’s health risks in the United States. …

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