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BREAKTHROUGH MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY OFFERS PAIN RELIEF

BREAKTHROUGH MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY OFFERS PAIN RELIEF

ADVANCED PAIN RELIEF Unless you or someone you know has struggled with severe injury, chronic pain, or degenerative disease, it’s difficult to understand the Impact ii can have on lire. But if you struggle with chronic pain, you know its debilitating effects. You’ve likely given up hobbies, family activities, and travel in your efforts to control pain and maintain functionality. …

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LASER Gum Disease Treatment – The alternative to Surgery

LASER Gum Disease Treatment – The alternative to Surgery

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Periodontal disease affects four out of five people over the age of 35. In its early stages it’s known as gingivitis, and if it progresses to a chronic condition it can result in periodontitis, which affects the bones surrounding the teeth. When left untreated it causes bone destruction, which can result in the loss of …

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Living with Diabetes? Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective

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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Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, – Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine – 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, …

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7 Rules for Protecting & Cleaning Hardwood Floors

7 Rules for Protecting

Spring is the perfect season for cleaning and treating hardwood floors. Here are seven rules to see you through: 1. Avoid dirt and scratches altogether. Even the most heavily protected hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage from grit, heels, pet claws, furniture and the products and moisture needed to clean them. Avoid damage altogether by wiping spills and stains promptly, …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently …

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Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea and the CPAP Alternative

Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea

By Dr. Rich Gilbert The word apnea literally means without breath.  During sleep, the muscles and tissues of the upper airway can collapse and narrow or totally block the opening in the throat for air.  The narrowing of the upper airway can produce sound – snoring.  However, when the upper airway becomes completely obstructed breathing stops.  This condition is called …

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The Golden Rule & Health Care

The Golden Rule & Health Care

By Randall Kenneth Jones We teach children many valuable lessons intended to positively shape their behavior in the years that lie ahead. For example, most children are taught to “be observant,” “listen closely,” “pay attention” and “act responsibly.” Kids are also advised of the important role that “respect” plays in positive relationships. Those in my childhood inner circle in Mid-Missouri …

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Cancer’s Early Detection Saves Lives

Cancer’s Early Detection Saves Lives

A cancer diagnosis changes everything; it is, perhaps, the most feared diagnosis a doctor can make Any patient in that situation wants to be assured they have access to the most advanced treatments, delivered by a physician who is both experienced and compassionate. And it helps tremendously if treatment can be administered in a community setting, close to home, so …

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