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Lung Cancer Screenings Save Lives

The second leading cancer in both men and women is LUNG CANCER. According to the American Cancer Society’s Statistics, there will be 234,030 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed and 154,050 deaths from lung cancer this year alone. Despite these grim statistics, nearly 430,000 people today, have at some point in their lives been diagnosed with lung cancer, and yet they …

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Nutrition Found to be the Strongest Variable in Pressure Ulcer Severity & Development

Nutrition Found to be the Strongest Variable in Pressure Ulcer Severity & Development

The incidence of community-acquired pressure ulcers appears to been on the rise. The development of pressure ulcers is multifactorial, but one study suggests that compromised nutritional status is the single strongest predictor of pressure ulcer development and of pressure ulcer severity among patients receiving home health. The authors suggest that the strength of nutrition in their analyses was based on …

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The Holistic Chamber of Commerce of SWFL Announces their Health & Wellness Faire to be held on April 6th at the Crowne Plaza, Fort Myers, Bell Tower

The Holistic Chamber of Commerce of SWFL

Originally founded in October 2010 in Los Angeles, the Holistic Chamber of Commerce is an international trade organization for  holistically-minded professionals, practitioners, business owners, and resource providers. Florida became the 2nd state next to California to quickly embrace the Chamber and its holistic philosophy and soon there were chapters up North in Florida and on the East Coast of Florida. …

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Dispelling Myths About Modern Cataract Surgery: An Interview with Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS

If you are among those who have been recently been diagnosed with cataracts or think you may be suffering from vision loss due to a developing cataract, you are not alone. Cataracts are common, in fact over 90% of the population will be diagnosed with cataracts by the time they turn 65. Modern cataract surgery restores vision lost to cataracts …

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Do you REALLY Need a Professional to Help You with Medicare?

Do you REALLY Need a Professional to Help You with Medicare?

Medicare is a sophisticated system but maneuvering your way through the maze is the tricky part. You’ll want to have the best coverage based on what your income will allow. Having the assistance of a qualified broker is essential to making sure you choose the right options for you and your loved one. When an individual turns 65-years-of-age, most people are …

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How Blue Light Disrupts Sleep and Your Health

How Blue Light Disrupts Sleep and Your Health

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for optimal health. The Side Effects and Complications Associated with Sleep disorders are irritability, fatigue, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, chronic disease, diabetes, depression, behavioral issues, stroke, and brain function impairment. If not rectified, over time, sleep deprivation can lead to heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, and other serious complications. The pathways of brainwave …

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Immune Strengtheners: Advice for Your Local Pharmacy

According to the CDC, last year, Florida was one of the states with the highest records of influenza infections. Adults 65 and over are more susceptible to the dangers of the flu, as their symptoms can quickly exacerbate into pneumonia or other disease states. However, the immune systems of all ages are struggling to stave off this year’s treacherous flu epidemic. …

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Lifestyle Choices Help Prevent Cancer

Lifestyle Choices Help Prevent Cancer

Diet, exercise and getting recommended screenings are some of the ways to lessen your risk of cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, certain lifestyle choices can lessen the chances an individual has of developing cancer. However, even though most Americans know that choices such as quitting smoking, protecting skin from sun damage, eating a healthy diet, exercising more …

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DVT AWARENESS MONTH

DVT AWARENESS MONTH

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI The month of March is DVT awareness month. DVT is an abbreviation for deep vein thrombosis, which a blood clot that forms in the deep veins of the lower extremities which, if left unrecognized or undiagnosed can progress. In fact, if left untreated, the clot can break loose and travel to the lungs, also …

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Local Patients Choosing Urgent Care Centers Over Hospital Emergency Room Visit

Urgent Care Centers

As the Florida health care system grapples with strained hospital emergency department capacity with extremely long wait times, primary care clinician shortages and rising health care costs, urgent care centers have emerged as an alternative care setting that may help improve medical care access and contain costs. Growing to nearly 10,000 locations across the nation in recent years, urgent care …

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