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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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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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NEW HORIZONS IN VARICOSE VEIN THERAPY

NEW HORIZONS IN VARICOSE VEIN THERAPY

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine OVERALL, VEIN THERAPY IN GENERAL AND VARICOSE AND SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS SPECIFICALLY, HAVE UNDERGONE DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE LAST DECADE.  THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING FIELD OF PHLEBOLOGY (THE TREATMENT OF VEINS) NOW HAS ITS OWN BOARD CERTIFICATION BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF …

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DEXA: Gold Standard in Determining Bone Density

DEXA

A bone density test assesses the mineral content of your bone, an indicator of your bone’s strength. Bone density is classified as normal, low (associated with a condition known as osteopenia), or significantly low (associated with having osteoporosis). Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease because there are usually no symptoms until a fracture occurs. Essentially, knowing your bone density is …

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Q&A Women’s Health

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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Should You Consider a Plant-Based Diet?

Should You Consider a Plant-Based Diet

By John Canterbury, M.D. We are hearing a lot about the potential benefits of a plant-based diet; many professional athletes, celebrities and entertainers attribute weight loss and improved health to this increasingly popular way of eating. But what exactly is included in a plant-based diet? What is a plant-based diet? There are two major food sources in our diet: plants …

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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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Slowing the Pace of Your Life

Slowing the Pace of Your Life

By Pastor Timothy Neptune Remember the old merry-go-rounds on the playground when you were a kid?  You would spin in circles until you felt like you were going to fly off.  That’s how life can feel if you don’t make some necessary changes. You live a much faster lifestyle than your parents did.  Your children will live an even faster …

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