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The Holistic Chamber of Commerce of SWFL Announces their Health & Wellness Faire to be held on April 6th at the Crowne Plaza, Fort Myers, Bell Tower

The Holistic Chamber of Commerce of SWFL

Originally founded in October 2010 in Los Angeles, the Holistic Chamber of Commerce is an international trade organization for  holistically-minded professionals, practitioners, business owners, and resource providers. Florida became the 2nd state next to California to quickly embrace the Chamber and its holistic philosophy and soon there were chapters up North in Florida and on the East Coast of Florida. …

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Dispelling Myths About Modern Cataract Surgery: An Interview with Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS

If you are among those who have been recently been diagnosed with cataracts or think you may be suffering from vision loss due to a developing cataract, you are not alone. Cataracts are common, in fact over 90% of the population will be diagnosed with cataracts by the time they turn 65. Modern cataract surgery restores vision lost to cataracts …

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Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women: How Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is Beneficial for Both

By Dr. Viviana Cuberos As we age, both men and women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance. For men, this is called andropause, and for women, it’s connected to perimenopause, menopause or postmenopause. The symptoms for males and females are very similar. For men, as they age and their hormonal testosterone levels begin to decline, most men will experience …

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Why Getting Help with Sleep Disturbances is Essential and How a Natural Product Works Wonders!

Why Getting Help with Sleep Disturbances is Essential and How a Natural Product Works Wonders!

Are you getting a good night’s sleep? If you experience sleep disturbances, not only are you less effective at work and with daily activities because you’re exhausted, but it can have significant repercussions on your health. If you have trouble falling asleep, or you find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning unable to fall back to sleep, …

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Lumbar Radiculopathy (Nerve Root Compression)

Lumbar Radiculopathy (Nerve Root Compression)

Lumbar radiculopathy refers to disease involving the lumbar spinal nerve root. This can manifest as pain, numbness, or weakness of the buttock and leg. Sciatica is the term often used by lay people. Lumbar radiculopathy is typically caused by a compression of the spinal nerve root. This causes pain in the leg rather than in the lumbar spine, which is called …

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Hypertensive Retinopathy What You Need to Know

Hypertensive Retinopathy What You Need to Know

By Dr. Katia Taba, Personalized Retina Care of Naples Hypertension may lead to multiple adverse effects to the eye. The retinal blood vessels can be easily seen with an eye exam and they will reflect the effects of acute and chronic high blood pressure. The retina is the tissue at the back of the eye which transforms light into nerve signals …

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Tax Refunds Decrease For 2018 Returns While Income Tax Brackets Increase For 2019

Tax Refunds Decrease For 2018 Returns While Income Tax Brackets Increase For 2019

By Bonie Montalvo Decrease in Refunds Last year, the United States Government Accountability Office estimated that about 4.6 million fewer filers would receive refunds in 2019 and that another 4.6 million filers would owe money to the IRS. While it is still very early into the filing season, the prediction thus far seems accurate. As of the first week of …

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Do you REALLY Need a Professional to Help You with Medicare?

Do you REALLY Need a Professional to Help You with Medicare?

Medicare is a sophisticated system but maneuvering your way through the maze is the tricky part. You’ll want to have the best coverage based on what your income will allow. Having the assistance of a qualified broker is essential to making sure you choose the right options for you and your loved one. When an individual turns 65-years-of-age, most people are …

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How Blue Light Disrupts Sleep and Your Health

How Blue Light Disrupts Sleep and Your Health

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for optimal health. The Side Effects and Complications Associated with Sleep disorders are irritability, fatigue, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, chronic disease, diabetes, depression, behavioral issues, stroke, and brain function impairment. If not rectified, over time, sleep deprivation can lead to heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, and other serious complications. The pathways of brainwave …

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Acupuncture Reduces Allergy Season Suffering

Acupuncture Reduces Allergy Season Suffering

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP A runny nose, sneezing, headache, itchy and watery eyes, these are the all too familiar symptoms of allergies. Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, are one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. It is estimated that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies …

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