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Neuromas: A Painful Foot Condition

Neuromas: A Painful Foot Condition

Dr. Michael J. Petrocelli, More than 75% of people in the United States will experience foot disorders. A large percentage of these individuals are in the aging population, but other factors can contribute to foot pain, like standing on your feet for extended periods of time, ill-fitting shoes, hereditary and genetic disorders, excessive exercise, trauma, and diseases. However, one of the …

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Let’s Join the NSC in Raising Awareness

Let’s Join the NSC in Raising Awareness

The National Safety Council (NSC) traditionally hosts National Safety Month every June to promote safety throughout the country, and this year’s focus is on reducing the leading causes of injury and death in our communities: • Emergencies • Wellness (or lack thereof) • Falls • Driving While groups of all ages have opportunities to enhance personal safety in each of these …

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Tried it All? How to Finally Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

Tried it All? How to Finally Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

Understanding hair growth explains a lot about how difficult it is to get rid of unwanted hair efficiently. The hair follicle, which is implanted in the dermis, has papillae that contains tiny blood vessels. The base of the papillae is the bulb, which divides every one to three days. Two sheaths protect and nourish the hair. There are three stages of …

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

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 …

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See Better, Live Longer Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS After learning she had cataracts in both eyes, Jacqueline Pearlman began researching cataract surgeons in her area of Southwest Florida. Today, she is beyond thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed at Frantz EyeCare last year. “My vision now is amazing,” said Jacqueline. “It’s amazing what you see now …

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GO TO BED AT THE SAME TIME EACH NIGHT

GO TO BED AT THE SAME TIME EACH NIGHT

Courtesy of Naples Fitness Lab Did you know that your body follows something called a circadian rhythm – a natural cycle that will signal your body when to go to sleep, wake up, eat, and even how to function optimally. The quality of your sleep is incredibly important- but did you know that you’ll be more likely to get higher …

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Man Up: Prevent the Top 7 Threats to Your Health

John Canterbury, M.D. The list of the biggest health threats for men is surprisingly short — and prevention pays off. Consider this top seven list of men’s health threats, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations to reflect men’s health risks in the United States. Then get serious about reducing …

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Gulf Waters and Open Wounds Don’t Mix!

Gulf Waters and Open Wounds Don’t Mix!

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MD Vibro Vulfinicus is a bacterium of legitimate concern in southwest Florida. Thankfully infection with V. Vulfinicus is rare (although underreported) but most cases in the U.S. are found in Gulf Coast states. According to the Florida Department of Health, since 2014, the counties with most reported infections include Brevard (7 cases), Duval (9), Hillsborough (9), …

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Have You Disclosed Your Foreign Assets to the IRS? If Not, you are Running out of Time.

Have You Disclosed Your Foreign Assets to the IRS

By Bonie Montalvo United States taxpayers holding financial assets outside of the United States have a financial obligation to report certain foreign assets to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Under current law, taxpayers must report foreign accounts in which they have “a financial interest in or signature authority over” if the aggregate value of such foreign accounts at any point in …

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GET UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE!

GET UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE!

By Linda Culotta, Mortgage Loan Officer New Construction/Renovation Loan Specialist When researching ways to find my purpose in accordance with the Blue Zone’s Project’s findings discussed in my past articles, I came across a book written by Steve Chandler, author of “100 Ways to Motivate Yourself” and also “Reinventing Yourself.” He brings to light many factors that make us tick. …

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