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High Concentration of “Soothing” Seniors Contributes to Top Booziest City Ranking

David Lawrence Center Can Help – By David Schimmel, CEO – David Lawrence Center – April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices. As Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults, families and seniors, the …

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“Estrogen Revisited… Lifelong and Fearless”

By Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD – A great disservice is being done to women regarding hormone replacement therapy. Women have not been given important information necessary to make decisions about their health care. They have not been given information about the aging process and how hormone replenishment can delay the ravages of hormone loss for decades. The big …

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Benefits of Compounded Hormones

By John Ward, RPh and Holly Lose – With natural aging comes the natural diminishment of our own body’s production of hormones the general health we took for granted starts to diminish as well. Causing symptoms such as hot flashes, forgetfulness, anxiety, sleep disruption, low libido, just to name a few. While our bodies decrease the amount of hormones made …

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Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – 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, bleeding from Varicose …

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Thermography: Non-Invasive, Radiation Free Imaging Procedure

Helps with Early Detection of Cancer – By Southwest Medical Thermal Imaging – Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) or thermography is a non-invasive, radiation free clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. DITI is wholly unique in that it is a test of physiology …

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NEW GUIDELINES FOR COLON CANCER SCREENING

By The American College Physicians – – By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples – The ACP (American College of Physicians) came up with 4 specific recommendations. We will review these guidelines. Guidelines for Screening 1) Adults should receive screening recommendations based on personalized cancer risk profiles (with screening starting at 50 years for average risk patients). This …

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Prevent the Top 7 Threats to Your Health

By Aldo Guevara, M.D., Korunda Medical Institute – The list of the biggest health threats for men is surprisingly short — and prevention pays off. Consider this top seven list of men’s health threats, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations to reflect men’s health risks in the United States. …

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New FDA Approved Option for Alcoholics

By John P. Landi, M.D., FACS – April is Alcohol Awareness Month and although there is no known cure or “magic pill,” there is a new FDA approved treatment option in the armentarium to combat the disease of Alcoholism. Facts About Alcohol Some facts about alcohol are certainly eye opening – 50% of all fatal car accidents involve alcohol; a …

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Living with Diabetes?

Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective – By Kara Jacobs – Dabetes is a term most Americans are becoming too comfortable with in their daily life.  Recent studies show that more and more of our local population are being diagnosed with diabetes–a disease that is largely preventable. Charles Kilo, M.D., of Millennium Physician Group in Naples, remembers growing up …

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Dancing With The Dolphins!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Ambassador of Health, Hope, and Aging (AH-HA!) – The more I get to know about them, the more convinced I am that we humans can learn so much from them. For example, dolphins are playful. They have emotional warmth, marvelous grace, and develop deep and long-lasting bonds with each other. They are sensitive to touch, have …

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