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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring/Apnea

By Dr. Gilbert We probably all know someone who snores. Who can forget the rumbling, tumbling, and even gasping sounds in the middle of the night?  While snoring certainly affects the sleep quality of one’s bed partner, it can also be very problematic for the snorer as well. Snoring is a sound that originates from vibrations of constricted soft tissues in …

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MonaLisa Touch Therapy for Vaginal Dryness and Pain

If you want to regain the harmony of your womanhood, do not hesitate contact MonaLisa Touch Naples.

As women age and approach the menopause years in their late 40’s and early 50’s, estrogen levels rapidly decline. The result is a long list of changes that may affect women’s overall health and quality of life. These may include painful vulvar and vaginal dryness with intercourse, urinary frequency and incontinence, and relaxation of the vaginal walls. For decades, the treatments …

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Mind-Body: Nurses Spearhead Holistic Mental Health Care in Physical Healing

Nurses Spearhead Holistic Mental Health Care

(Taken from Dr. Nickerson’s Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program) Written by Dr. Wendy Nickerson For decades we have talked about the limitations of treating the symptoms of diseases while ignoring underlying causes and healing modalities that address the whole person. Although making some headway in changing the outdated healthcare paradigm, additional shifts in the delivery of care for the whole …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently …

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Choose Physical Therapy to Safely Manage Back Pain

Choose Physical Therapy to Safely Manage Back Pain

America is experiencing an opioid epidemic with prescriptions quadrupling since 1999. In 2012, there were 259 million opioid prescriptions written. With the increase in opioid use, there has also been an increase in abuse and overdose. It is stated that 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids long term struggle with addiction. There are many risks and potential side …

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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

By John Canterbury, M.D. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone are responsible for regulating metabolism. How …

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Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security! There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two.

Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Social Security – you can apply online at www.ssa.gov for retirement benefits or benefits as a spouse if you: • are at least 61 years and 9 months old; • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; • have not already applied for retirement benefits; and • …

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Ladies, If You Are Looking for a New Urologist, Consider a Urogynecologist

Ladies, If You Are Looking for a New Urologist, Consider a Urogynecologist

What is Urogynecology? Many women experience problems that overlap between the fields of gynecology and urology, and they often bounce back and forth between the two specialties. Urogynecology bridges that gap and allows for both of these issues to be addressed by one physician. The field of Urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology and is dedicated to the …

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Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Dr. Brian Wallace, DO – Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in rotator cuff injuries.  As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case with individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger people that …

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Lifting Sagging Skin & Replacing Lost Volume Just Got Revitalized

Lifting Sagging Skin & Replacing Lost Volume Just Got Revitalized

One of the chief complaints of aging is the laxity of skin and volume loss to the face and neck. Through the years there have been multiple advancements in filling the contours of the face and laser therapy to tighten the skin. However, until recently a “new” procedure has been revived from years ago that is at the forefront of the …

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