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Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia

By Adam Shuster, DO Pain Management Consultants of SWFL – Shingles is one of the most common neuropathic pain syndromes affecting adults in the United States.  Roughly 20% of the population will experience shingles in their lifetime. Shingles is cause by a viral infection (Herpes Zoster). Usually, pain may start five to seven days prior to eruption of a rash. The …

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Neurofeedback Therapy to Improve Your Putting and Health

By Robert W. Long,  President, Nova Coaches and Nova Medical SWF, Inc. The subconscious is the single most powerful part of the human mind. Unless you are seriously ill, you don’t have to remember to perform unconscious tasks like breathing, digesting food, riding a bicycle or driving a car; so, why not install the things you want to remember as unconscious …

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The Eternal Struggle with Weight Loss

By Sharon C. Sullivan, New Beginnings hCG Clinics, SW Florida In the past 4 years, the hCG diet has become more and more popular. Last year, with the positive programs about the diet on the Dr. Oz show and others, the diet became one of the most popular around. The hCG protocol has actually been around for years, even in SW …

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Should I be Thinking about Long-Term Care Insurance?

How About A Plan That Will Give You 100% of Your Premium Back if You Never Need it? By George Leamon, CLTC Chances are, you are like the majority of individuals who have reached middle age. The primary concerns in your life are paying your monthly bills, making sure your children receive good education, as well as the all-important goal of …

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Gum Disease and Your Health

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and the gum tissues that support the teeth. It is the major cause of adult tooth loss and it affects nearly 75% of Americans. Periodontal Disease Can Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease In the past few years, several studies have shown that patients with periodontal …

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Positively Changing Lives

Mind Body and Soul By Theo and Ganine and Jessica Hicks, Fort Myers Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dancing bridges the gap encompassing our mind, body and soul and is unique in the way that it enhances lives. We are gifted in our opportunity to work with all ages of people from all walks of life, everyone searching for the shared goal …

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Selecting the Right Memory Care Community

Visiting communities or homes that offer Alzheimer’s and dementia care is an invaluable part of identifying the best option for a loved one suffering from the disease. Whereas choosing an independent living or assisted living community often involves the availability of services and amenities, selecting memory care should be primarily influenced by confidence in the quality of care and interaction seen …

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Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

By David R. Wilkinson, MD A: Ten percent of people will be affected by kidney stones in their lifetime. Q: If I have a kidney stone, will I be able to pass it without surgery? A: Stone passage depends directly on the size of the stone. With the assistance of specific medications, stones that are 4mm or less have a …

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Vitiligo

By Charles Camisa, MD What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a common autoimmune skin disease that causes gradual loss of the natural brown pigment in the skin called melanin. It affects about 1% of persons worldwide irrespective of gender, age, race, or nationality. It is occasionally associated with other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, alopecia areata (hair loss), thyroid disease, diabetes, and …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can …

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