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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS Generally speaking, if you have lost teeth you are a candidate for dental implants. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants are right for you. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, radiation to the jaws, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department

By Kara Sabatino 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! The Venice Walk-in recently expanded their hours to every day of the week. They are now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Venice Walk-in Center, conveniently …

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How Diabetes Affects Foot Health: Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers & Extinguishing Your Pain

How Diabetes Affects Foot Health

Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year. 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. Understanding the disease state is complex, but in short, having high blood sugar levels, along with low blood and …

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Is Urgent Care the answer to Your Medical Needs?

Is Urgent Care the answer to Your Medical Needs?

If you or someone you know are experiencing burning sensations and abrasions in the eyes that limit your everyday living activities, you may have dry eyes. Or, if you already have been diagnosed with dry eyes, the “solution” provided by your physician may be offering only temporary, short-term relief. So we talked with Ophthalmologist James E. Croley III, M.D., about LipiFlow, …

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CATARACT PATIENTS CAN GO “DROPLESS” AT FRANTZ EYECARE

CATARACT PATIENTS

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Cataract patients in South Florida have reason to rejoice thanks to a new “dropless” cataract surgery method available at Frantz EyeCare. It is designed to eliminate one of the most frustrating aspects of cataract surgery: postoperative eye drops. Why Dropless? In standard cataract surgery, patients are required to use antibiotic and steroid eye drops before …

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Thrive in a Higher State of Consciousness: A portrait of a WILD WOMAN

Thrive in a Higher State of Consciousness: A portrait of a WILD WOMAN

(Associated with Dr. Nickerson’s Certified Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program) We all want to be our best selves. Often times mental health challenges provide stumbling blocks to accessing our highest self and living out our best lives. However, the brain is very moldable and new thought, emotional and energy patterns can be developed bringing us closer to who we …

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End Knee Arthritis Pain with FDA Approved Joint Injections

FDA Approved Joint Injections

By Physicians Rehabilitation If you have never had joint injections before, you may be wondering how this treatment works and whether it can truly make a difference. Below are answers to three of your most frequently asked questions: How do joint injections work? Our bodies naturally create a solution to keep our knees and other joints lubricated. Osteoarthritis reduces the …

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7 Rules for Protecting & Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Spring is the perfect season for cleaning and treating hardwood floors. Here are seven rules to see you through: 1. Avoid dirt and scratches altogether. Even the most heavily protected hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage from grit, heels, pet claws, furniture and the products and moisture needed to clean them. Avoid damage altogether by wiping spills and stains promptly, …

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A Groundbreaking Procedure Drastically Cuts the Risks of AFib Related Strokes

A Groundbreaking Procedure Drastically Cuts the Risks of AFib Related Strokes

Are you on blood thinners for AFib? Are you finding that after long-term use, you’re bleeding and bruising more often? If so, you should speak to your cardiologist about your bleeding issues, as these can be life-threatening and even cause bleeding in the brain, which can lead to imminent death. Individuals with AFib have a 5X greater risk of stroke than …

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Dr. Katz Returns to Southwest Florida!

Dr. Katz Returns to Southwest Florida!

Learn about Hearing Loss, Ringing Ear, Hearing Technology, Vertigo, and Memory Research at One of Our Educational Lectures Provided Throughout Southwest Florida! By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Hoglund Family Hearing And Audiology Center has been the educational resource for Southwest Florida for everything related to the human hearing system. Their popular “Lunch and Learn” seminar series has educated …

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