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HEALTHY HEARING OFTEN OVERLOOKED

The month of September is recognized as National Healthy Aging Month. This encompasses a wide variety of topics and issues, especially for people 55 years of age and older. Father Time and Mother Nature waits for no one. One topic that rarely comes to mind to the general population is the ability to hear and understand conversation. Most of us …

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery: The Most Accurate Way to Treat Skin Cancer

By Andrew P. Kontos, M.D., FAAD Board-Certified Dermatologist Fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon – What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS)? Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) and the Mohs College were named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, the surgeon who pioneered the treatment 70 years ago and helped lead it to the state-of-the-art treatment it is today. Mohs Surgery is an outpatient procedure that …

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Exercise Smarter Not Harder with the Power Plate

As a society, we are always searching for an easy way to melt away the pounds. Whether it is a magic diet pill or a “no-effort” exercise option, the idea of losing weight without effort is appealing for any individual who is in the midst of a crazy schedule. While there is no “magic pill” that will turn an obese …

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New Beginnings hCG Weight-loss Protocol

Change your eating habits for better health before “Season”  with New Beginnings hCG Weight-loss Protocol By Sharon C Sullivan, Clinic Director New Beginnings hCG clinics SW Florida – Nova Medical SWF, Inc.  – It’s September and any day now our roads will be busy and offices and shops packed.  This was going to be your summer of change: losing 25 …

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A Healthy Mouth Means Healthy Aging

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS – As you age, your dental hygiene habits become more important than ever for your teeth and gums. Taking care of your teeth — and your dental health overall — is essential for maintaining your health as a senior. A healthy mouth not only makes it easier for you to eat nutritious foods, but …

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Nutrition Choices to Opt Out of Aging!

By Tammy Provence, Founder of Good2Go Healthy Take Out  – A couple of years ago, I attended a medical lecture by Dr. Lair Ribeiro, a Brazilian cardiologist that is world renowned for his expertise in longevity. In his dynamic presentation, Dr. Ribeiro outlined a very simple plan that anyone can follow to remain youthful or reverse the aging and disease processes …

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Aging Baby Boomers Will Need To Innovate Care Support

By George T. Leamon, CLTC Lutgert Insurance – This is the conclusion of Jacques Légaré, professor at the Université de Montréal, who studies aging baby-boomers.  The study notes that this is a generation for whom children are relatively rare and stable couples almost an exception. In a paper presented at the 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, held …

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Piriformis Syndrome

By Adam Shuster, DO Pain Management Consultants of SWFL – Piriformis syndrome is a painful condition affecting 5-6% of patients referred for low back and leg pain.  There are many causes of piriformis syndrome. Piriformis syndrome can occur in patients after surgery, trauma to the buttock or pelvis, or in patients with a leg length discrepancy. Trauma to the buttock …

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Venous Insufficiency and Varicose Veins As Answered by Dr. Joseph Magnant, Vein Specialists at Royal Palm Square

What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged superficial veins usually seen in the thigh and leg. In many patients, they are a sign of a more serious underlying problem of the venous system. These veins often are branches of the superficial set of veins (long and short saphenous veins), which have leaking valves. As many as 30 million …

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Are you a candidate for iLASIK Laser Vision Correction?

LASIK laser vision correction is a procedure that improves vision by permanently changing the shape of the cornea (the clear covering of the front of your eye) with a laser. LASIK is an acronym for the medical term laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis. This commonly performed type of laser procedure is an effective treatment for a wide range of vision problems. …

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