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A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT YOGA MAY BE THE BEST ACTIVITY FOR THOSE OVER 50, FOR SENIORS & THE ELDERLY

By Sylvia A. DiLorenzo, M.A., E-RYT 500 – Most people have a sense that it is important to keep moving in some way in order to stay healthy as we age. Many have the misconception that one must be very fit and young — or at least be able to get up and down on the floor — in order …

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‘Tis the Season to Stuff Ourselves!

By Sharon Chatham Sullivan, Clinic director,  New Beginnings hCG Clinics  Fort Myers and Bonita Springs – The holidays are here and that can be a dangerous time for someone trying to watch their weight.  We all have heard the standard strategies for keeping our weight under control during the season: have something to eat before going to a party. Drink …

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WISDOM TEETH: To Extract or Not to Extract!

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Third molars or “Wisdom Teeth” as they are often referred to, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. For a long time they have been regarded as useless and troublesome teeth that must be removed for preventive measures. However, when the wisdom teeth are fully erupted and align properly (biting correctly with the …

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Dr. Jonathan Frantz Offers Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery

As an ophthalmologist dedicated to providing outstanding care, Dr. Frantz is continually looking for ways to better serve his patients. He is thrilled and honored to lead the way in bringing Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery to southwest Florida. Frantz EyeCare is the first and only practice in our area to utilize the most technologically advanced option for cataract surgery – …

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A Brighter Smile

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS – Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year? It is certainly the most wonderful time of the year, with Christmas parties and gifts to look forward to – but you don’t want your smile to let you down. Whether it is from drinking too much wine, tea or coffee – stains can …

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Specialists Take the Stress Out of Long-Term Care

By George T. Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance – Stress is the result of several different rationales, but there is one area in which many have fallen prey at least once before…stress from procrastination. Procrastination is a major source of stress, but when you combine personal tragedy and procrastination, you have a real nightmare. Sound like the ultimate stressful situation? …

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HOLY DAYS OR HOLLOW DAYS?

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – Happy December! This month can be full of many dazzling opportunities as well as many frazzled experiences. If you are like most people, you probably find December bringing you both the AH-HA’s of life as well as the UH-OH’s of life! Welcome to the club! But rejoice! Here are some tempting tips …

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Prostate Cancer: The Real Scoop

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer …

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Holiday Travel and Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – The holidays are right around the corner, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For those who suffer from venous insufficiency or lymphedema this can …

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It’s Cool to Eliminate Stubborn Fat

By W.G. Eshbaugh, Jr., MD, FACS, Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – You exercise, you eat right, but some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise. Maybe you don’t feel as confident in your own skin as your should. Show off the body you’ve always dreamed of. Riverchase Dermatology is excited to introduce the non-surgical treatment that reduces …

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