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New FDA Approved Option for Alcoholics

By John P. Landi, M.D., FACS – April is Alcohol Awareness Month and although there is no known cure or “magic pill,” there is a new FDA approved treatment option in the armentarium to combat the disease of Alcoholism. Facts About Alcohol Some facts about alcohol are certainly eye opening – 50% of all fatal car accidents involve alcohol; a …

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Living with Diabetes?

Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective – By Kara Jacobs – Dabetes is a term most Americans are becoming too comfortable with in their daily life.  Recent studies show that more and more of our local population are being diagnosed with diabetes–a disease that is largely preventable. Charles Kilo, M.D., of Millennium Physician Group in Naples, remembers growing up …

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Dancing With The Dolphins!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Ambassador of Health, Hope, and Aging (AH-HA!) – The more I get to know about them, the more convinced I am that we humans can learn so much from them. For example, dolphins are playful. They have emotional warmth, marvelous grace, and develop deep and long-lasting bonds with each other. They are sensitive to touch, have …

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NO MUSCLE? NO SWEAT

NAPLES CONCEPT 10 10 OFFERS 20-MINUTE WORKOUT TO FITNESS, BUT IT’S STILL HARDWORK – By Kelly Farrell, Special to the Daily News – It’s a curious concept: a workout regimen touting that you can get fit by commiting to as  little as 20 minutes a week. You’re not dripping with sweat. You haven’t done traditional cardio work and no stretching …

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Why Wellness Works

By Tori Gabriel, MBA-HA, Florida Heart Research Institute – More and more businesses across the nation are considering with renewed interest offering worksite wellness programs and services to their employees.  Why now – when businesses are struggling to stay afloat during the economic downturn is the case for workplace wellness gaining momentum?  Fortune 500 companies have long offered wellness programs …

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Is it My MEMORY… or Is it My HEARING?

The Latest Findings on the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Function! – By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services – Does your loved one constantly forget items that you know you’ve discussed with them, or is it possible that they didn’t actually hear the message correctly? This question has been a concern for many families who suspect that a …

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Mindfulness and Connection

Key Components of Your Best Life – By Madeline Ebelini, MATP, RYT – Integrative Mindfulness, Bonita Springs – During my graduate studies in Transpersonal Psychology, I became intrigued with the idea of human connection and mindfulness as catalysts for healing and transformation. Something about today’s world of divisiveness and separation seemed fundamentally inconsistent with my own understanding of psychological health. …

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Giving Fellow Humans the Benefit of the Doubt

Is good for your blood pressure – By Norma Brenne Henning, J.D., Salvatori Wood & Buckel – Florida attracts people from all over the world, who come as visitors, investors, employees – temporarily or for good.  It’s hard to go out into public and not hear a foreign language spoken somewhere.   We expect seeing foreign people at tourist attractions and …

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Annuities: Are They Right for You?

By George Leamon, CLTC – Investing in employer-sponsored 401(k) and 403(b) plans are important for your future and security during retirement. Yet, contributions to these plans are limited and may not provide enough income during your golden years, especially if you begin saving later in life. To ensure there is enough income later, an annuity may be a viable option …

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Reactivate Your Vision

Regain the Vision You Had in Your 20’s – or Better! – By Dr. Alexandra Konowal – Although most people over the age of 60 experience some level of blurry vision due to cataracts, and almost  everyone over 50 loses their ability to read comfortably without glasses due to presbyopia, it is now possible to regain performance more like that …

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