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Tips for Looking Young

– By: Alina Stanciu, MD – Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon – Alina K. Stanciu, MD medical director of Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetic Center is a board certified eye physician and surgeon who specializes in aesthetic procedures and has been performing them for over 10 years with excellent results. Dr Stanciu developed the European Face Lift a minimally …

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Fix Your Gut, Fix Your Problems

– By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C – Fatigued? Difficultly Losing Weight? Brain Fog? Lack Motivation? Depression? Stressed? Catch Every Cold That Comes Around? Getting Old Before Your Time? What could be the cause of all the above symptoms? Bad gut health. Nothing affects your overall health quite like your gut health. So how did your gut get so unhealthy? It …

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Gum Disease Can Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke

– By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Periodontitis or gum disease is a bacterial infection that destroys the bone and tissue that supports the teeth. It is the major cause of adult tooth loss and it affects over 75% of Americans. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer coronary artery disease than those without …

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Q & A Women’s HEALTH

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well as …

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Protect Your Skin: Prevent Melanoma

– Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanoma can also form in your eyes and, rarely, in internal organs, such as your intestines. The exact cause of all melanomas isn’t clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) …

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Not Just A Swollen Limb

– By Alyssa Parker – The field of medicine is growing rapidly as new treatments come into production. One of the most common misdiagnosed conditions is chronic swelling; edema. For those of you who experience swelling, or a feeling of heaviness, aching, or painful fluid retention in a limb on a daily basis, you should not overlook these symptoms as …

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Depression… A Silent Suffering

By Pastor Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel Depression has taken our culture by storm with about 19 million people struggling with some level of depression. It has been reported that 30% of women in America deal with depression, and about 15% of men also struggle with depression. While an outstanding 80% of people who are depressed are not getting …

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Collapsed Arches?

 WALKING ON THE SIDE OF YOUR FOOT By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – If we think about the anatomy of our foot and ankle we all think that the Achilles tendon is the most important tendon in our lower leg and the one that causes the most problems. But …

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“Welcome to Medicare”

Exam is a Low-cost Option to Protect Your Health By Millennium Physician Group Did you know that many health conditions have no obvious symptoms, meaning you will not know something is wrong unless you are looking for it? That is why preventive health care is key, says Maria Del-Rio Giles, M.D., with Millennium Physician Group in Naples. “It is never …

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Spring has sprung:

Get it while the getting is good By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and AnneElena Foster Few would argue, this is the best time of year in Southwest Florida.  The spring weather is still spectacular, with clear, sunny days that aren’t yet too hot. If you’re like most people, this weather does something to you. These warm, breezy days are the stuff of …

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