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Helping Patients Live with Parkinson’s

Helping Patients Live with Parkinson’s Each year, doctors diagnose 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD). With advances in pharmacology and surgery giving PD patients longer lives and increased motor function, interventions to prepare family caregivers, empower patients in their daily lives, and improve patient peace of mind become more involved. While many patients live more than 20 years after the …

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Diets for Detoxification

Diets for Detoxification

There has been a lot written about detoxification with specific food plans. Performing a web-search for detox diets, many varied recommendations will emerge. Some propose the elimination of specific food groups in their entirety while others advocate a diet of only water and juices. The most concerning of all are those that involve consuming only a concoction of spices and honey …

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The Latest in Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

The Latest in 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, bleeding …

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Stimulate your Mind and Your Senses in Todays Hottest Travel Destination

Stimulate your Mind and Your Senses in Todays Hottest Travel Destination

Amongst international celebrities, Europeans, Americans, Royals and every other culture under the sun, Portugal is one of the most sought-after destinations amid all ages. With its rich history, gorgeous rivers and seaside towns, Portugal ranks high on the list for travelers wanting historical charm, religious sightseeing, fantastic Mediterranean food and fine wine; it’s the place to be. Karen Kelley and …

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Seniors Among the Happiest Americans

Seniors Among the Happiest Americans

By Greg Pascucci August has been declared Happiness Happens Month. Established by the Secret Society of Happy People, the observance serves as a reminder for everyone to notice when happiness happens. An eye-opening study found that older adults are among the happiest in the nation. From self-care to volunteering, there are numerous ways to tap into your happiness this August and …

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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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Immunizations on the Back to School Checklist

Immunizations on the Back to School Checklist

Courtesy of Physicians Regional Medical Group Summer is soon coming to an end which means preparations need to be made to help ensure your child will remain healthy throughout the school year. Proper vaccinations are one of the many items to check off your list, and while they have not been without their fair share of controversy and debate in recent …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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Q&A Women’s Health

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist – Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well …

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Cataract Surgery – It May Prolong Your Life

Cataract Surgery - It May Prolong Your LifeCataract Surgery - It May Prolong Your Life

Frantz EyeCare Announces Annual Mission Cataract Event By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS After learning she had cataracts in both eyes, Jacqueline Pearlman began researching cataract surgeons in Southwest Florida, where she lives. Today, she is beyond thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed at Frantz EyeCare. “It’s amazing what I see now that I never …

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