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Diabetic Wound Care: Getting Treatment Early is Essential

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist In the US nearly 30 million people have diabetes, and a vast majority of our population unknowingly has what’s known as prediabetes, which quickly escalates into the disease within a short amount of time. Millions of people with diabetes will suffer from …

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MUST-KNOW FACTS ON DENTAL IMPLANTS

MUST-KNOW FACTS ON DENTAL IMPLANTS

By Rich Gilbert, DMD, MAGD, FICOI According to a 2014 report from the American College of Prosthodontists, an estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million Americans are missing all their teeth. Additionally, 30 percent of adults ages 65-74 have no natural teeth whatsoever. While we may not spend much time thinking about the effects of …

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Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

Frantz Cosmetic Center

By William W. Ehrlich, MD, FAACS, Oculofacial & Cosmetic Surgeon One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to improve the way we look – whether that’s losing weight or improving our appearance in other ways.  Most often our appearance doesn’t match the true expectations that we have of ourselves. I recently joined the medical team at Frantz EyeCare …

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Promising ‘New’ Therapy For Parkinson’s Disease

Promising ‘New’ Therapy For Parkinson’s Disease

By Dr. Robert Gilliland, DC In October 2008 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of PEMF therapy for treatment of major depressive disorder in Parkinson’s Disease patients who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from very high dosages of antidepressant medications. Several studies reported PEMF therapy improved cognitive functions and motor symptoms. For example, an investigation involving three elderly Parkinson’s …

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ED: It’s Important to Seek Treatment Early Don’t Just Mask Your Symptoms

ED: It’s Important to Seek Treatment Early Don’t Just Mask Your Symptoms

By Dr. Viviana Cuberos Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is deeply related to vascular health. Many men that begin to experience ED have little idea that they need to treat the arteriosclerosis in the penis as well as in their body. Most standard medical practitioners will start a man on the “little blue pill,” but this only masks the symptoms of ED …

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A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic sinusitis.  Each year it’s one of the most common reasons that individuals visit their doctor.  People who suffer from ongoing sinus complications usually have difficulty breathing, contributing to other health disorders. Some of the symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis are: • Nasal obstruction • Difficulty breathing • Postnasal drainage …

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Integrative Health Coaches Spearhead Spirituality in Mental Health Care

Integrative Health Coaches Spearhead Spirituality in Mental Health Care

Despite the massive research findings indicating the importance of spirituality in health and wellness, it has been largely neglected in the mental healthcare system. Integrating spirituality into healthcare brings joy and meaning into the lives of children, teenagers, parents, and the elderly in magnificent ways. Physicians, admittedly state that they don’t have the time to discuss spirituality with patients. This along …

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Do You Have A Thyroid Disorder?

Do You Have A Thyroid Disorder?

By Josephine V. Jasper, MD F.A.C.E. During your yearly physical, did you ever wonder why the physician places their hand on your throat and asks you to swallow? This common test allows Your doctor to check for thyroid nodules. Although thyroid nodules are extremely common and usually benign, there are growing numbers of people with thyroid cancer and other thyroid …

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW LASER LIGHT THERAPY To Restore and Regrow Your Hair

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW LASER LIGHT THERAPY To Restore and Regrow Your Hair

Hair transplants used to be one of the only ways that men and women could restore hair growth then, a few decades ago hair follicle implantation became all the rage. The downfall of both of these procedures is multifocal. They are costly, have a large failure rate, and very often women are ineligible for the procedures all together due to …

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Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

Several years ago, canine influenza hit Florida, and since it’s initial inception, it has morphed into two strains, H3N8 and H3N2. Over the past several years, Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in Naples has unfortunately seen the number of dogs with the canine flu sky-rocket so much that they’ve had to hospitalize many dogs to help them overcome the virus and it’s …

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