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Failure is a Part of Growth

Failure is a Part of Growth

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune The Apostle Peter was a bold man. He stepped up when others stepped back. He was often the first to speak in a group setting. Because of his faith, he was able to walk on water. And, like most risk takers, he experienced his share of failures. Faith involves risk. Failure is a possibility.  But …

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ClearCorrect Invisible Braces Are the Clear & Simple Way to Straighten Your Teeth, So You Can Show Off Your Smile!

ClearCorrect Invisible Braces Are the Clear & Simple Way to Straighten Your Teeth

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS ClearCorrect is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. Similar to other clear aligner brands (like Invisalign) available to dentists or orthodontists certified to offer them to their patients, ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth a little bit at …

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Heat Awareness for Our Fury Family Members

Heat Awareness for Our Fury Family Members

During the summer months, the temperature can feel 10 degrees hotter than it actually is depending on the humidity levels.  Hot and humid weather can make it difficult for everyone to breathe; this is particularly the case of our beloved pets. Not only do most pets have a thick fur coat, but also their inability to sweat makes regulating their temperature …

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Estate Planning and Legal Awards

Estate Planning and Legal Awards

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Here at Health and Wellness, summer travel month brings a reminder to drive safely. When accidents occur, sometimes lawsuits result and personal injury settlements follow. However, you may be surprised to learn that receiving a lump sum of cash may not always be a good thing. What I mean is, a lump sum can create estate …

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Legalization of Marijuana: Political, Social, Legal or Medical Conundrum

Legalization of Marijuana

Information here has been extracted from recent article by Robert DuPont, MD and can be found on the www.rivermendhealth.com website. Recently in the State of Florida Amendment 2 was endorsed by 72% of Florida Voters. State Senator Rob Bradley intends to file a bill saying “Our constitutional duty is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana in …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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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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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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Wills, Divorce and Life Insurance

Wills, Divorce and Life Insurance

By James W. Mallonee Have you ever wondered what happens to the outcome of a person’s Last Will and Testament following the divorce of a married couple?  Even more interesting is what happens to a named spouse as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy when a couple divorces. The answer is fairly simple.  Florida law treats the divorcing couples as …

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