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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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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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