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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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New Advances in Compression Therapy for Limb Swelling

New Advances in Compression Therapy for Limb Swelling

A common challenge faced in the medical field is finding the cause of an individual’s limb swelling. Any limb swelling may be your body’s way of letting you know there is a potential underlying condition that can cause even more damage if left untreated. When swelling in a limb becomes chronic, pinpointing the origin is vital to getting proper treatment. …

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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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Tips for Talking to your Doctor about Pelvic Floor Disorders

It can be difficult to talk about problems such as incontinence or vaginal bulges, even with a doctor. But doctors are used to talking about these problems, and it’s worth asking about your symptoms because they can be treated. Your doctor may refer you to a urogynecologist – an expert in treating these problems – if your doctor thinks a …

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What is Allergy & Asthma? What Are Their Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose and Treat Them?

What is Allergy & Asthma

Allergy is an adverse reaction to certain foods, dust, dust mites, mildew, pollens, pets, cosmetics, plants, metals, chemicals, or medications.  The immune system tends to overreact in these cases.  This can produce inflammation, irritation, and even life threatening respiratory distress or allergic shock.  Over 20% of Americans suffer from these genetic diseases, which are very disruptive to the patient and …

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MonaLisa Touch Therapy for Vaginal Dryness and Pain

MonaLisa Touch Therapy for Vaginal Dryness and Pain

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 …

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Regain Your Mobility for A Better Quality of Life ACCELERATED KNEE REPLACEMENT RECOVERY NOW AVAILABLE IN FLORIDA!

Regain Your Mobility for A Better Quality of Life

If your knee has been damaged by injury or one of the three most common causes of chronic knee pain (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis) it may be hard for you to do simple things such as walking, climbing stairs or doing your favorite outdoor activities.  You may even begin to experience pain while you are sitting or lying …

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon Can Make a Tremendous Difference in the Quality of Your Foot and Ankle Care!

An Orthopaedic Surgeon

An orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle problems can make a huge difference. I am Dr. Myles Rubin Samotin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon fully trained in taking care of all extremities from the shoulders to the fingers, from the hips down to the toes. In addition to a very lengthy training and specialization in orthopedics, I am subspecialty and …

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Diabetes and Gum Diseases… It’s a Two-way Street

Diabetes and Gum Diseases

By Juan M. Teodoro, D.M.D. – Most diagnosed Diabetic patients are aware of the importance of regulating their blood sugar levels for the well-being of their body – from head to toe. Few Diabetic patients however, are aware of the oral complications associated with Diabetes. Diabetic patients are at a greater risk of developing periodontal disease and thus loosing teeth. …

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Vaccines and Stem Cells: Secret Weapons in the Fight Against Lung Disease

Vaccines and Stem Cells

By Cameron Kennerly – Staff Writer     Once a year around the end of October, the U.S. will enter flu season, sparking millions of parents and grandparents to pull their children kicking and screaming all the way to the doctor’s office. Although any needle is an unwelcomed one, we tolerate these injections because at our hearts, we just want to …

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