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Ligament Laxity, the Missing Diagnosis in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Vaginal Pain

Ligament Laxity

By Debra K. Brinker, RN It is estimated that approximately 24% of women suffer from at least one symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction. (1) Pelvic floor dysfunction involves spasm or discoordination of the pelvic floor musculature, which commonly manifests with the associated symptoms, including pelvic and vaginal pain, and a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. (See figure 1.) As these conditions may …

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Tis the Season for Giving Back and Reaping the Numerous Health Benefits

By Greg Pascucci Studies continue to show a direct correlation between giving back and leading a healthy and happy life. And, with the holiday season in full swing, there’s never been a better time for older adults to give of their time and talents. At The Carlisle Naples, residents are taking advantage of the active retirement community’s maintenance-free lifestyle and pursuing …

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If You Have Eye Floaters, You Should See a Retina Specialist ASAP

If You Have Eye Floaters, You Should See a Retina Specialist ASAP

Countless issues can happen with vision and eye health, but for many people, a vision field disturbance can appear as eye floaters. Courtesy of Personalized Retina Care of Naples What are Eye Floaters? The eye has a clear gel lining called the vitreous, which fills 5/6 of the back of the eye and helps to give the eye its round …

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Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida

Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida

Every nine minutes someone in our community is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Chances are you or someone you know or love will be affected by the disease. PD is the fastest growing disease in our community. Advancing age is the most significant risk factor for PD. Living in a community with significant aging population, experts unfortunately predict that diagnoses …

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Will The Flu Season be as Perilous as Last Year?

Although many people refer to the “flu” as other ailments like a stomach virus or sinus infection, influenza is a highly contagious upper respiratory illness. Getting vaccinated against the virus is imperative, and getting the vaccination early will help to stave off your chances of becoming infected before you get the immunization. We’re not sure how bad the flu virus …

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How to Alleviate Anxiety and Depression Naturally

The intriguing anatomy and process of our brains help us to better understand the production of fear, anxiety, worry and the decision to take flight or to fight. Although medical professionals are still discovering new reasons for depression and anxiety to this day, we know that a tiny portion in the brain called the amygdala, stores emotional and threatening thoughts, …

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Yoga House Naples Wants To Help You Achieve Wellbeing, Flexibility, Stamina & Immunity

With the numerous benefits of yoga, you might want to consider adding it to your repertoire. From improving flexibility, blood flow, muscle strength, posture, immune function, bone health, decreasing depressive episodes, and dropping blood pressure, yoga packs a profound punch into your body, mind and souls overall health. Yoga House’s mission is to provide an amazing yoga experience and impeccable customer …

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The Top Two Most Toxic Leisure Activities Are Prevalent in Florida

The Top Two Most Toxic Leisure Activities Are Prevalent in Florida

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Florida is home to two of the most toxic sports/activities. What do you think they are? Any guesses? There is a good chance that you participating in one or or both of these activities on a regular basis. The two most toxic sports are golf and swimming in a chlorine swimming pool. How …

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Make The Most Out Of Your Gift Tax Exclusion This Holiday Season

Make The Most Out Of Your Gift Tax Exclusion This Holiday Season

By Bonie Montalvo The holidays are here, and the air is filled with wonder and cheer. During this holiday season we are more inclined to give, but, before you change someone’s luck, review the following to make sure that such change does not leave you at a loss. Understanding Gifts • Generally, the person making the gift will be responsible for …

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ED & Peyronie’s: A Natural Treatment Option That Works

ED & Peyronie’s: A Natural Treatment Option That Works

By Dr. Viviana Cuberos It’s important to see a medical professional if you are experiencing difficulty in getting and maintaining an erection. For men between the ages of 40 to 70, erectile dysfunction is extremely common. Some causes of the disorder are vascular disease, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and decreased blood flow, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, physiological …

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