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Smart Procedures for Smart Women – The convenience of in-office urogynecological procedures as high tech as hospital based surgery

Smart Procedures for Smart Women

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Over the past several years there have major advancements in the procedures available in the medical field of Urogynecology. Not too long ago, the only option women had was to have major surgery in a hospital setting, which can be intimidating, inconvenient and costly. Now, there are treatment options available right in the convenience of …

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Cataracts: Third Leading Cause of Blindness in the United States

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS – Studies suggest that everyone who lives long enough will get cataracts, although there may be some reduced risk for individuals who eat properly, avoid sun exposure and do not smoke. A cataract is not a disease but an aging process similar to graying hair. As the eye ages, the normal lens inside the …

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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 Thyroid …

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Prostate Cancer Screening

There has been recent debate on how to approach screening and treatment for prostate cancer. Organizations not affiliated with the American Urologic Association have made claims that limit Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) screening, a common screening procedure for prostate cancer that measures the level of PSA in the blood. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a volunteer panel of 16 …

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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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Preparing for the Storm Season: Make a Plan for Your Pet(s) Today

Preparing for the Storm Season

Predicting the path of a storm is obviously not an easy task. Last year, hurricane Irma took our side of the state by surprise at the eleventh hour and left many of us scrambling to prepare our homes, evacuate, or shelter in place. Waiting for the unknown is stressful, but along with the unsettling feelings of hurricanes and tropical storms, we …

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What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

There are two different forms of medical treatment through cannabis.  The first is the natural marijuana plant that contains both CBD and TCH, and the second is the altered version of the plant that has been through a hybrid process to lighten the TCH (tetrahydrocannabinol) level.  CBD or cannabinoids can treat many different forms of diseases and disorders with no TCH.  …

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Want to Shrink Cancer Cells?

The cells in our body naturally divide, strive and later die off, as new cells are created.  Cells are made up of a nucleus, mitochondria, and membranes that allow signaling and nutrients to flow in through tiny receptors. A healthy cell’s DNA is regulated by the endocannabinoid system in our body that signals and directs the cells within the immune system …

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Living with Diabetes? Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective

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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What Happens To Our Digital Assets When We Die?

By Bonie Montalvo We are currently using technology in unprecedented ways. In 2018, a Pew Research Center survey revealed 73% percent of Americans own desktop or laptop computers, 78% percent own smartphones and a whopping 89% use the internet. Whether consciously or unconsciously, our population has been building a sizeable digital legacy, comprised of pictures, videos, music, games, virtual currencies, …

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