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LASER Gum Disease Treatment – The alternative to Surgery

LASER Gum Disease Treatment – The alternative to Surgery

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Periodontal disease affects four out of five people over the age of 35. In its early stages it’s known as gingivitis, and if it progresses to a chronic condition it can result in periodontitis, which affects the bones surrounding the teeth. When left untreated it causes bone destruction, which can result in the loss of …

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Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, – Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine – Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are conditions that affect millions of people. Besides creating an unsightly appearance in the legs, they can also cause significant medical problems including cramping, aching and swelling of the legs, as well as night cramps, …

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7 Rules for Protecting & Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Spring is the perfect season for cleaning and treating hardwood floors. Here are seven rules to see you through: 1. Avoid dirt and scratches altogether. Even the most heavily protected hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage from grit, heels, pet claws, furniture and the products and moisture needed to clean them. Avoid damage altogether by wiping spills and stains promptly, …

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Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea and the CPAP Alternative

Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea

By Dr. Rich Gilbert The word apnea literally means without breath.  During sleep, the muscles and tissues of the upper airway can collapse and narrow or totally block the opening in the throat for air.  The narrowing of the upper airway can produce sound – snoring.  However, when the upper airway becomes completely obstructed breathing stops.  This condition is called …

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Cancer’s Early Detection Saves Lives

Cancer’s Early Detection Saves Lives

A cancer diagnosis changes everything; it is, perhaps, the most feared diagnosis a doctor can make Any patient in that situation wants to be assured they have access to the most advanced treatments, delivered by a physician who is both experienced and compassionate. And it helps tremendously if treatment can be administered in a community setting, close to home, so …

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Do you suffer from Crossover Toes?

Do you suffer from Crossover Toes?

Foot pain is one of the most common complaints patients have. Unfortunately, many people wait until their symptoms are elevated to a level that causes extreme discomfort and complications. One of the common foot disorders is crossover toe, which causes the toes to drift and overlap each other.  It can happen to any of the toes but usually occurs in the …

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daVinci Prostate Cancer Surgery – Personalized, Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Treatment

daVinci Prostate Cancer Surgery

Gulfshore Urology  prostate cancer experts, like Dr. Alexandre Rosen, specialize in a comprehensive and personalized approach to your prostate cancer treatment.   Starting with your diagnosis, consultations at Gulfshore Urology begin with a thoughtful conversation between the patient and  one of their highly trained physicians.  Every step of the way, they will help guide you in understanding your course of treatment and …

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Your Happiness – What is the Cost?

Happiness Featured

Have you ever taken a moment to observe a child playing? With an empty box, or a metal pot, or some water and dirt they can create an adventure. They are naturally joyous. As we grow up, the cost of our happiness increases. We may route our happiness through earning an education, having a family, developing social relationships, or even …

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Regenerative Options Make Sense for Degenerative Arthritis

Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and given limited options? Often the traditional recommendations include anything from trying pain medications, to weight loss, to cortisone injections, to stopping athletics, to waiting for a joint replacement. Who really wants to pop pain pills, stop sports, and wait for the joint to degenerate so badly that surgery is the next step? Isn’t there …

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Research Shows Direct Correlation Between Diet and Aging Well

Research Shows Direct Correlation Between Diet and Aging Well

By Amy Hilliard March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the campaign serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. For older adults, good nutrition is especially important. As we age, our bodies process food …

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