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WHAT’S BETTER?

WHAT'S BETTER

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – A brilliant and creative current TV advertisement by AT &T Wireless is a wonderful example of how people can “Live Brightly” each day. It captures the relationship between a young man and a small group of children as they playfully answer the basic question, “What’s Better?” Our grandchildren and I love this commercial, …

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Tara Parla’s Story

Tara Parlas Story

The Passion Foundation (passion-foundation.org) April 2010 changed my life in a way I never thought possible.  I, as many others, have spent a good deal of time in the sun. I have always kept up with my dermatology appointments as my mother was diagnosed with melanoma 15 years earlier. During a regular checkup, upon the urging of my Melanoma Angel …

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ABCDE of Melanoma

ABCDE of Melanoma

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, these cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations (genetic defects) that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. These tumors originate in the pigment-producing melanocytes …

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REAL People, REAL Problems, REAL Results

REAL People

By Yollo Wellness – The ALCAT test has been available for more than 25 years. The ALCAT Test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders. Common every day problems like migraines, achy joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal …

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Dr. Jonathan Frantz Celebrates One Year of Performing Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery

One year after introducing Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery to southwest Florida, Dr. Jonathan Frantz is seeing a significant increase in the number of patients choosing to have laser cataract surgery over traditional cataract surgery. A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye and the only way to treat cataracts is with surgery. The cataract is removed …

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BE SURE … IN-OFFICE STERILIZATION IS A VIABLE OPTION FOR MANY

IN-OFFICE STERILIZATION IS A VIABLE OPTION FOR MANY

By Dr. Anne Lord-Tomas,Board-Certified Ob/Gyn – Nearly 50% of all pregnancies annually are unintended, and many occur while a patient is using a cur rent method of contraception. While there are many options for women desiring contraception, permanent birth control/sterilization is the most common choice for women age 35 and over. Reasons include easiness/good compliance on the patient’s part; a …

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Why Go Gluten Free?

By Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, P.A. – Celiac disease is a condition in which the immune system responds abnormally to a protein called gluten, which can cause damage to the lining of the small intestine. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley, and a multitude of prepared foods. Celiac disease is also known as gluten sensitive enteropathy (enter-OHpathy), celiac …

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YOUR CANCER QUESTIONS ANSWERED

By Jay Wang, MD – Q: I was diagnosed with early stage non-small cell lung cancer. I had surgery and my doctor gave me a referral to an oncologist for “adjuvant treatment,” meaning chemotherapy. Why do I need to do this? A: For a long time, it was believed that only surgery was necessary to achieve a successful outcome for …

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Don’t Let Hip Pain Slow You Down

Dont Let Hip Pain Slow You Down

Hip pain is a common orthopedic complaint – By John C. Kagan, M.D. – What do former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton, singer Billy Joel, former president George Bush and golfer Jack Nicklaus have in common? Each suffered from years of chronic hip pain until they decided to undergo successful hip replacements surgery. At age 37, Retton was younger than …

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50 Shades of HORMONES

… A HEART TO HEART ABOUT YOUR HORMONES-YOUR HEALTH-YOUR CHOICES By Dr. Anne Lord-Tomas,OB/Gyn – Pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have long been a topic of discussion for both healthcare providers and female patients alike. Although the beneficial physical and psychological affects of HRT have always been clinically relevant, associated potential risks have been a concern especially …

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