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What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

There are two different forms of medical treatment through cannabis.  The first is the natural marijuana plant that contains both CBD and TCH, and the second is the altered version of the plant that has been through a hybrid process to lighten the TCH (tetrahydrocannabinol) level.  CBD or cannabinoids can treat many different forms of diseases and disorders with no TCH.  …

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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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Painful Periods, Incessant Cramping and Aching What you Need to Know about Relieving Endometriosis

Painful Periods, Incessant Cramping and Aching What you Need to Know about Relieving Endometriosis

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG The endometrium is a mucous membrane that lines the uterus. The endometrial tissue and cells normally grows and sheds within the uterus during the female reproductive years. When there is an overgrowth of the endometrial tissue, it begins to grow outside of the uterus onto the ovaries and fallopian tubes. When this happens, it causes …

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Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy

Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy

Upon aging, women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance, which can be related to perimenopause, menopause, postmenopause, giving birth or from a hysterectomy. Females tend to experience an imbalance of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, which can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain fog, weight gain, loss of muscle, irritability and bone deficiency. Bone loss in …

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Computer Guided – Dental Implant Placement

Computer Guided – Dental Implant Placement

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery actually allows the procedure to be “performed” in advance of the surgery.  Surgical simulation can be done on the computer, so the exact size and ideal location for the implant is known.  In essence, the treatment is completed on the simulator pre-surgically.  Recent computer technology breakthroughs enable a surgical guide to …

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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack . Stroke . Nerve damage . Allergic reactions to anesthesia …

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DO I HAVE AGING FRAILTY? WHAT IS AGING FRAILTY?

DO I HAVE AGING FRAILTY? WHAT IS AGING FRAILTY?

By Julian J. Javier, MD – ARHI Frailty is a very common and important condition affecting individuals over 65 years old. It is an important geriatric syndrome that is characterized by age-associated decline on physiologic reserves and function across many organ systems. This leads to vulnerability and to adverse health outcomes such as when they are exposed to stressors like acute …

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HOW TO REDUCE THE SYMPTOMS OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY WITHOUT DRUGS OR SIDE EFFECTS

By Dr. Robert Gilliland, DC The most common method that doctors use to treat peripheral neuropathy is with prescription drugs such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin. While these drugs may temporarily reduce symptoms, they do nothing to halt the progression of the disease and come with a variety of harmful side effects. Peripheral neuropathy is the result of nerve …

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Early Planning Key To Selecting The Right Retirement Community

The Right Retirement Community

By By Greg Pascucci Selecting the right senior living community is an important housing decision that involves more than simply choosing an apartment. It’s also about the community’s ability to provide a vibrant, active and engaging lifestyle, a key to successful aging. While you may not yet be certain when a move will be right for you, being proactive and …

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships

Maintaining Healthy Friendships

By Pastor Timothy Neptune In last month’s article we talked about the importance of investing in our relationships with our friends. In this article I want to share with you four steps to building and maintaining healthy friendships. The first step is to realize that you really do NEED friends. Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived said, “As iron …

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