Breaking News
Home » Collier Edition (page 20)

Collier Edition

Low Vision and Losing Independence: What You Need to Know

Personalized Retina Care of Naples

By Dr. Katia Taba, Personalized Retina Care of Naples When it comes to vision loss or visual changes, it is imperative that individuals see an ophthalmologist because as we age, low vision can make many daily living requirements that we often take for granted difficult or impossible to accomplish. For example, driving, reading, shopping, financial organization, and medication management all require …

Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Integrated Pain Management and Interventional Pain Management?

Difference Between Integrated Pain Management and Interventional Pain Management

Both integrated pain management and interventional pain management are treatment styles designed to help people relieve chronic and acute pain and discomfort. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain – nearly four times the number of people who have diabetes and more than five times the number of people who suffer …

Read More »

Alternative Treatment for ED that Doesn’t Just Mask Symptoms

By Dr. Carolina Young Although it can be an uncomfortable topic for men, erectile dysfunction is extremely common. This is especially true in men ages 35-80 years of age. The most prevalent cause of the disorder is vascular disease, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and decreased blood flow. It’s important to see a medical professional if you are experiencing …

Read More »

Gel Nails: Hammering Down the Details

Gel Nails: Hammering Down the Details

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MD It is no surprise that gel nails have become very popular. They are quick and easy to apply, have amazing durability, and an incredible glossy appearance. As a busy mom and physician, if I am going to take the time do my nails, I need them to be indestructible. But the question remains, are the …

Read More »

TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA ENCOURAGES COMMUNITIES TO SKIP THE DIP DURING THROUGH WITH CHEW WEEK

Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging smokeless tobacco users to set a quit date and create a personalized quit plan during Through with Chew Week. Through with Chew Week is February 18th to the 24th. It is aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco use (chew, dip and snus) and the many effective resources available to quit, including Tobacco …

Read More »

This Valentine’s Day Give The Gift of Planning

This Valentine’s Day Give The Gift of Planning

By Bonie Montalvo February, the month of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, teddy bears, and flowers galore. If you are tired of gifting jewelry and chocolates and are looking for a unique “outside the box” gift this Valentine’s Day, give the gift of planning. If You Are Dating Be it that you have dated for one moth or for ten years, in the …

Read More »

4 Ways that Your Emotions May be Sabotaging Your Health – Mind, Body, Spirit and Energy

4 Ways that Your Emotions May be Sabotaging Your Health – Mind, Body, Spirit and Energy

(Taken from Dr. Nickerson’s Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program). You’ve no doubt heard that stress can contribute to many health issues. The idea that stress is related to physical health was conceived in the late 1960’s when psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe created a stress scale that included 43 typical life events. Over 5,000 medical patients took the survey …

Read More »

Traditional Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Acid Reflux

Traditional Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Acid Reflux

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Acid reflux is very common in today’s world. Statistics show 60% of the adult population in the United States will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD at some point in their lives. Currently there are seven million people in the U.S. living with some form of GERD. Acid reflux is the …

Read More »

Regenerative Options Make Sense for Degenerative Arthritis

Figure 2

Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and given limited options? The traditional recommendations often include pain medications, weight loss, cortisone injections, and stopping athletics, while waiting for the joint to degenerate enough to warrant undergoing a joint replacement or fusion surgery. Who really wants to pop pain pills, stop sports, and wait for the joint to degenerate so badly that …

Read More »

Do you suffer with Fecal Incontinence?

Do you suffer with Fecal Incontinence?

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG As infants and toddlers, our bowel movements are a cause for celebration bringing relief to parents and grandparents alike. But as we age, these natural bodily functions become a source of embarrassment and even shame for those who suffer with fecal incontinence. According to Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG, a board certified physician specializing in the …

Read More »