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Why the Helico Does My Stomach Hurt?

Why the Helico Does My Stomach Hurt?

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a spiral-shaped bacterium that is found mostly in the mucous membrane layer of the stomach. More than 90% of duodenal ulcers and up to 80% of stomach (gastric) ulcers are caused by H. pylori.  Infected people have a 2-6 fold increased risk of developing stomach cancer and mucosal-associated-lymphoid-type …

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Untreated Hearing Loss DRAMATICALLY Increases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk!

Untreated Hearing Loss DRAMATICALLY Increases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Hearing loss can have much larger consequences than just the frustration of misunderstanding friends and loved one. A number of studies have come to light over the last few years showing a link between untreated hearing loss and dementia. Specifically, a pair of studies out of Johns Hopkins found that hearing loss is …

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Health Insurance – Medicare 2018 Annual Election Period is Coming Soon!

Health Insurance – Medicare 2018

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare Beneficiaries who currently have Medicare Advantage Plan and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) will be receiving their “Notice of Change” documents in September.   These notices compare any plan changes from your current 2016 to your new 2017 plan.  You will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan if you do …

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The 2nd Most Common Cancer In Men

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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Premier Smiles Whitening and Brightening

Premier Smiles Whitening and Brightening

When some children start to get their permanent teeth, they may have more of a yellow hue than their deciduous teeth originally did.  This can be from illness, certain medications like tetracycline that stains the teeth from within, or their permanent teeth may just naturally be a darker color, but why do our teeth seem to darken with age? Our teeth …

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What’s New In The World Of Venous Therapy

What’s New In The World Of Venous Therapy

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, venous ulcerations and phlebitis or clots in the veins are common conditions that affect over 30 million Americans and countless other millions worldwide. Up until recently venous disease was not recognized as a separate specialty …

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Dry Eye Center of Excellence at Frantz EyeCare Offers Most Advanced Treatment in Southwest Florida

Frantz EyeCare

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS The majority of the patients sitting in eye doctors’ waiting rooms today are suffering from some sort of dry eye issue. Over the last few years, researchers have discovered that “dry eyes” is much more than insufficient production of natural tears.  In fact, the majority of dry eye cases are now known to be …

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New Depression Treatments Offer Hope and Healing to Many

Over the past 15 years the treatment of Depression and related illnesses has undergone a myriad of changes. A milestone that had a significant impact was the effective use of Genomic testing that assisted in utilizing psychotropic medications in a systematic and scientific fashion. Here, the experience of the physicians was augmented by the genetic information about the patient and a …

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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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Move it or Lose It! The Importance of movement on health and well being

The Importance of movement on health and well being

If you’ve been sick and stayed in bed a few days you probably felt much weaker when initially returning to your daily routine.  That is because inactivity causes a loss of muscle mass and function in men/women of ALL ages. Any joint or muscle that is not used regularly will lose part of its function. It has been shown that …

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