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4 Things You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

4 Things You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

#1—HOW IT WORKS There are two different forms of medical treatment through cannabis. The first is the natural marijuana plant that contains both CBD and THC, and the second is the altered version of the plant that has been through a hybrid process to lighten the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level. CBD or cannabinoids can treat many different forms of diseases and …

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Alzheimer’s and the Overwhelmed Caregiver

Alzheimer’s and the Overwhelmed Caregiver

November has two very important awareness months for seniors, one is Family Caregivers Month, and the other is Alzheimer’s Awareness. One of the greatest threats facing our population is the growing number of Alzheimer’s and dementia cases per year. In less than 30 years the number of people diagnosed with this neurodegenerative disease will have tripled. Currently, over 5 million Americans …

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It’s Healthy Skin Awareness Month – That’s one of our favorite topics at Root Causes

That’s one of our favorite topics at Root Causes

Our roots are in anti-aging aesthetics; so we know a thing or two about this topic. We’re excited to share some important information with you! Skin Structure and Function The skin is made up of several layers. The layer you see on the outside is essentially dead skin cells making their way off the surface and the cells below that …

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What Do Varicose Veins, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes Mellitus Have in Common?

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Board Certified Vascular Surgeon

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI If you have been told by your doctor that your varicose veins are cosmetic or pose no immediate threat to you or that your swollen therapy until real “pain” occurred. With the modern, minimally invasive diagnostic technique of ultrasound and treatment options of endovenous ablation available for the past 18 years (since 2000) for …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Open Late & Weekends for All Minor Emergencies

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department

Feeling sick during the week or weekend and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium’s Fort Myers & Cape Coral Walk-in Medical Centers are now open late and weekends to better care for you during all of life’s minor emergencies. There are no appointments necessary and wait times are …

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Treating Your Pain

Diabetic Neuropathy: Treating Your Pain

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center November is Diabetic Awareness Month. Roughly, 29 million Americans have diabetes. Many of these cases are undiagnosed, but for those individuals that struggle with the disease, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be debilitating. Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year. Understanding the disease state is …

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Your Heart on Sodium

Your Heart on Sodium

Dr. Joseph Freedman MD, MBA Excessive salt is everywhere! However, the majority of our salt indulgences do not come from the salt shaker, they come from processed, packaged, and restaurant foods that many Americans are addicted to. The average healthy individual is encouraged to eat no more than 2300 mg of salt daily; and if you’ve got high blood pressure, vascular disorders …

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DYNASTY TRUST ADVANTAGES IN FLORIDA

DYNASTY TRUST ADVANTAGES IN FLORIDA

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. The term “dynasty trust” sounds like something that could only be useful for aristocrats or folks with more money than they could possibly spend in a lifetime. Jeff Bezos might need a dynasty trust. Or Bill Gates. But most estate plans don’t need that sort of thing, right? Well … it’s not quite so simple. …

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What Anyone Aged 50+ Needs To Know About Lower Back Pain Or Sciatica… Even If You’ve Suffered For Weeks, Months, Or Years

What Anyone Aged 50+ Needs To Know About Lower Back Pain Or Sciatica

By Dr. Scott Gray – Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy At any given time, forty percent of the world’s population experiences lower back pain. Strangely enough, the majority of back pain sufferers live in developed countries. What Causes Lower Back Pain In Those Aged 50+? Most lower back pain doesn’t have a definite cause, rather it’s due …

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Managing Diabetes for a Long, Happy Life

By Justin Ceravolo, PharmD November is National Diabetes Month – a time where many different groups around the country highlight the importance of proper diabetes management. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100 million people in the United States are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Every day, your body breaks down sugar and starches into …

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