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20 REASONS TO FIX YOUR VEINS

20 REASONS TO FIX YOUR VEINS

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Since I am a vein specialist my eyes tend to focus on veins every place, but especially in the legs since they are usually the most prominent. Last weekend while I was sitting outside the movie theater waiting for the show …

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Diagnosing Macular Degeneration Early is Critical to Saving Sight

Diagnosing Macular Degeneration Early is Critical to Saving Sight

Courtesy of Personalized Retina Care of Naples The macula is the central area of the retina that provides the most intricate details of sight. It is an oval area that acquires images that travel through the cornea and lens and provides visual communication to the brain. Signs & Symptoms of Macular Degeneration 1. No Symptoms. In the early stages, there …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Draws Attention to Hearing Loss!

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Draws Attention to Hearing Loss!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Untreated Hearing Loss DRAMATICALLY Increases Alzheimer’s Disease. Hearing loss can have much larger consequences than just the frustration of misunderstanding friends and loved ones. A number of studies have come to light over the last few years showing a link between untreated hearing loss and dementia. Specifically, a pair of studies out of Johns …

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Summer Safety Tips From Palm Coast Physical Therapy

Summer Safety Tips From Palm Coast Physical Therapy

During the summer months, we’re dreaming of our upcoming vacations, time at the beach, outdoor events, and amazing destinations. But when the time comes for our travel or fun to begin, there are often injuries that can coincide. When traveling for long distances, whether by car, plane, or other means, we can become somewhat cramped up in small spaces. It’s …

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Alzheimer’s Awareness

Before focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease, it is important to express a few realities and distinguish the difference between normal aging and mild cognitive impairment/dementia. There are many changes in the ability to think that are considered a normal part of the aging process. These slow declines are typically subtle, affecting the speed of thinking and overall attention span. The cognitive …

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MEN AND THE GROWING TREND TOWARD COSMETIC PROCEDURES

MEN AND THE GROWING TREND TOWARD COSMETIC PROCEDURES

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men accounted for nearly 10% of the total cosmetic procedures in 2013. This was a 273% increase from 1997! In a study from 2015 to 2017, the percentage of men greater than or equal to 21 years old reporting the use of a daily skincare regimen …

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DVTs & Leg Swelling: What You Need to Know

DVTs & Leg Swelling: What You Need to Know

By Russell Becker, DO, Vascular Surgeon If you’ve experienced swollen legs, tingling, burning or itching sensations in your legs, a feeling of heaviness, aching, cramping, or skin discoloration, you could have Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs). Every year, nearly one million people are affected by DVTs, and sadly, approximately 100,000 of these cases end in death. These are grim statistics since …

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Sagewood Institute’s Unique Assessment Puts Patients on the Right Track to Health & Wellness

Sagewood Institute’s Unique Assessment Puts Patients on the Right Track to Health & Wellness

For many patients a routine annual physical is not complete enough to reach optimal health goals. Traditional medical practitioners have limited time for each patient. Often, a patient leaves the office with a pill for every ill. When a provider has exhausted medications, a patient is referred to an “ologist” to evaluate, perform expensive tests, and give more meditations or recommends …

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Summer Skin Routine: Amp it up with CBD

Summer Skin Routine: Amp it up with CBD

The hot humid weather, along with overexposure to the sun can leave skin feeling a lackluster, irritated and out of balance. There’s no doubt you’ve heard about the CBD craze that’s sweeping the nation. Well, now Vintage Joye Organics is offering CBD skincare to give your skin the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and brightening rescue it needs. With the following products your …

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Frantz EyeCare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Frantz EyeCare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1994, Dr. Jonathan Frantz started Frantz EyeCare to achieve his life’s mission; providing a lifetime of better vision to the people of Southwest Florida through access to the latest technology and world-class service. He began this mission with a single location in Lee Memorial Hospital. Since then, his thriving practice has grown exponentially …

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