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MUST-KNOW FACTS ON DENTAL IMPLANTS

MUST-KNOW FACTS ON DENTAL IMPLANTS

By Rich Gilbert, DMD, MAGD, FICOI According to a 2014 report from the American College of Prosthodontists, an estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million Americans are missing all their teeth. Additionally, 30 percent of adults ages 65-74 have no natural teeth whatsoever. While we may not spend much time thinking about the effects of …

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DVTs & Leg Swelling: What You Need to Know

DVTs & Leg Swelling: What You Need to Know

By Russell Becker, DO, Vascular Surgeon If you’ve experienced swollen legs, tingling, burning or itching sensations in your legs, a feeling of heaviness, aching, cramping, or skin discoloration, you could have Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs). Every year, nearly one million people are affected by DVTs, and sadly, approximately 100,000 of these cases end in death. These are grim statistics since …

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Sagewood Institute’s Unique Assessment Puts Patients on the Right Track to Health & Wellness

Sagewood Institute’s Unique Assessment Puts Patients on the Right Track to Health & Wellness

For many patients a routine annual physical is not complete enough to reach optimal health goals. Traditional medical practitioners have limited time for each patient. Often, a patient leaves the office with a pill for every ill. When a provider has exhausted medications, a patient is referred to an “ologist” to evaluate, perform expensive tests, and give more meditations or recommends …

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Summer Skin Routine: Amp it up with CBD

Summer Skin Routine: Amp it up with CBD

The hot humid weather, along with overexposure to the sun can leave skin feeling a lackluster, irritated and out of balance. There’s no doubt you’ve heard about the CBD craze that’s sweeping the nation. Well, now Vintage Joye Organics is offering CBD skincare to give your skin the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and brightening rescue it needs. With the following products your …

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Frantz EyeCare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Frantz EyeCare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1994, Dr. Jonathan Frantz started Frantz EyeCare to achieve his life’s mission; providing a lifetime of better vision to the people of Southwest Florida through access to the latest technology and world-class service. He began this mission with a single location in Lee Memorial Hospital. Since then, his thriving practice has grown exponentially …

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The Double-Sided Discomfort of Heel Pain

The Double-Sided Discomfort of Heel Pain

Dr. Michael J. Petrocelli, Every year more than a million patients visit their doctor due to heel pain! The most common foot and heel discomfort is caused by an excruciating disorder known as heel spurs in combination with plantar fasciitis. Heel Spurs Heel spurs are calcium deposits that grow into boney protrusions under the heel bone. They are usually not too …

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9 Reasons Why EVERYONE Should Be Strength Training

9 Reasons Why EVERYONE Should Be Strength Training

By Adam Morris, DC A common misconception when it comes to resistance training is that it is only for strength athletes and young, athletic people. Research has continued to come out to show the benefits of strength training for ALL ages. Resistance training does not have to equate with using a barbell or dumbbells. Resistance training can include weight machines, …

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Do You Have A Thyroid Disorder?

Do You Have A Thyroid Disorde

By Josephine V. Jasper, MD F.A.C.E. During your yearly physical, did you ever wonder why the physician places their hand on your throat and asks you to swallow? This common test allows Your doctor to check for thyroid nodules. Although thyroid nodules are extremely common and usually benign, there are growing numbers of people with thyroid cancer and other thyroid …

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Don’t Sweat It: 3 Tips for Easing Stress of Your Home Purchase

Don’t Sweat It: 3 Tips for Easing Stress of Your Home Purchase

By Josh Mick Josh Mick is a Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer (NMLS #39767) and Divisional Sales Manager at CrossCountry Mortgage (NMLS #3029, NMLS #1825892). Southwest Florida’s summer heatwave may have you grabbing an extra bottle of water on your way out the door or trading your Saturday run for a relaxing float in the pool, but one thing you shouldn’t be …

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MonaLisa Touch Therapy for Vaginal Dryness and Pain

If you want to regain the harmony of your womanhood, do not hesitate contact MonaLisa Touch Naples.

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 treatments …

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