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Charcot Foot Deformity Why Diabetics Should Be Concerned

Charcot Foot Deformity Why Diabetics Should Be Concerned

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist Over 6 million people in the United States have Type II Diabetes.  Along with this diagnosis, come many secondary disorders and complications.  One of the main side effects of the disease is nerve damage due to high blood sugar.  The most common area …

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The Life Care Center of Estero-Making You Feel at Home

The Life Care Center of Estero-Making You Feel at Home

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Not all assisted living facilities are the same, and that’s certainly true of Life Care Center.  Making the decision to leave your home and live in a facility can be a challenging process.  Word of mouth is usually a good determiner of quality care within a respectful environment, …

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Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer’s progresses, a person’s abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes. How dementia affects safety? With creativity and flexibility, you can create a home that is both safe and supportive of the …

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Premier Smiles Whitening and Brightening

Premier Smiles Whitening and Brightening

When some children start to get their permanent teeth, they may have more of a yellow hue than their deciduous teeth originally did.  This can be from illness, certain medications like tetracycline that stains the teeth from within, or their permanent teeth may just naturally be a darker color, but why do our teeth seem to darken with age? Our teeth …

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IMPROVE YOUR HEARING… IMPROVE YOUR LIFE!

IMPROVE YOUR HEARING… IMPROVE YOUR LIFE!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services “How well you hear can influence many aspects of your health and wellness”, states John Hoglund BC-HIS, ACA of Audiology Centers of Hoglund Family Hearing.” There is an increasing body of evidence that people with untreated hearing loss, may also experience a reduction in the quality of life, and put them at a …

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A New Solution to an Old Problem

A New Solution to an Old Problem

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Many people suffer from an Overactive Bladder (OAB) and are desperate to find a solution. No one should have to experience the annoying and embarrassing problem of a constant need to use the toilet. While an Overactive Bladder can occur in both men and women, it generally affects women more often. The symptoms include urinary …

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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

By John Canterbury, M.D. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone are responsible for regulating metabolism. How Thyroid …

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Summer Cleaning

Summer Cleaning

Summer has finally arrived! Summer months in Florida mean humidity, rain to shine (and back, again) within minutes, and all of the fun that comes with being outside. The best things about summer are getting a tan while grilling, enjoying company, and breaking out those dusty pool noodles. Kicking back and relaxing is nice, but before you do… think about …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. Autoimmune disorders refer to a varied group of illnesses that involve almost every organ system in the human body to include the tissues in the oral cavity. Most patients suffering from autoimmune disorders are more likely to have gum disease than people without them. Inflammation is the common denominator. In all these autoimmune disorders, the patient’s …

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