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Limb Swelling: A Search for New Treatments

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Finding an effective treatment of leg edema is a challenge many physicians face. Chronic leg swelling that builds up overtime, is often indicative of a serious disorder, and may become disabling if left untreated. There are two types of leg edema venous insufficiency and lymphedema. Unfortunately, Lymphedema is under-recognized in most instances. For years lymphedema has …

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Loving Yourself

Loving Yourself

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis  – Secular psychology tells us that many of our problems are the result of not loving ourselves. They conclude the root culprit of many psychological disorders is a lack of love for self. Others resolve that a person who does not love themselves is incapable of loving God or anyone else. Pierre Corneille, a …

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Having Trouble Losing Weight?

Having Trouble Losing Weight

By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C. – OK, it’s February. You’ve had a month to make good on your New Year’s resolutions. Are you still struggling to lose weight despite eating less and exercising more? If so, you may have an underlying metabolic disorder. Most individuals can lose that extra holiday weight with a combination of mindful eating and exercise. But …

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Heartburn: Upper abdominal pain, bloating, fullness.


By Julian A. Perez, MD – Dyspepsia, also known as upset stomach or indigestion, refers to a condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen, upper abdominal fullness, accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea, or heartburn. It is a common problem worldwide. In the United States, the prevalence is approximately 25% excluding those people who have typical gastroesophageal …

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Q&A Medical Oncology

By Jay Wang, MD – Q: My mother just started hormone replacement therapy.  I have heard that this can be a contributing cause to cancer.  Should she stop taking her hormone replacement medication? A: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)  is often used to ease symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and protect against osteoporosis and bone loss. However, findings from …

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Elbow pain: No funny bone about it

Elbow pain - No funny bone about it

By John C. Kagan, M.D. – If you’re an avid golfer or tennis player, the repetitive motion of swinging a club or hitting the ball can wreak havoc on the elbow, causing pain and tenderness, as well as decreased grip strength. Certain occupations that involve painting, sawing wood, pounding a hammer or turning a wrench can also put you at …

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VAX-D: Non-Surgical Neck & Back Pain Treatment

By Physicians Rehabilitation Chronic pain is one of the most debilitating health conditions. Studies show that back and neck pain is often recurrent even if the original problem resolves, many patients suffer chronic symptoms at intervals. Chronic back and neck pain sufferers often live a life of compromise in their daily activities. Back and neck pain is frequently treated in an …

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Tips for Looking Young European Face Lifting & Sculpting

Looking Young

By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon – During the holidays, more then ever everyone wants to look younger, glowing and refreshed. The European Face Lift developed by Alina Stanciu, MD is a unique solution to sculpt and lift the face by smoothing out wrinkles, filling in furrows, plumping up the hollows and correcting facial imperfections just …

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A New Year…A New You! Make This Your Last Diet!

A New Year- New Diet

By Sharon Chatham Sullivan, Clinic director,  New Beginnings hCG Clinics  Fort Myers and Bonita Springs – Another year, another new diet… is an all too familiar annual refrain for many men and women who struggle with their weight. The New Year starts with promise and resolve and often with a short term result of lost weight. A few months later, …

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Chipped Tooth? Don’t Frown… Fix it with a Dental Crown (in an Hour)

Chipped Tooth

By Dental Crown in an Hour – Does this story sound familiar? It was six days before Christmas and I was having a merry time at a festive gathering. Out came the food and drinks and in my zeal to sample a holiday treat I broke my two front teeth. I gasped in terror when I saw how much my …

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