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A New Beginning This Summer with New Beginnings hCG Weight-Loss Regimen

By Sharon C. Sullivan, New Beginnings hCG Clinics, SW Florida – The snowbirds have flown back north and those of us who are here year around are planning all the things we meant to do but the crush of “season” kept us from doing. One thing that is on many peoples’ mind is achieving a better figure or a healthier …

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CATARACTS? Surgical Options for the Aging Eye

By: Alina Stanciu, MD, FAAO – Until recently, the only lens choice available for cataract surgery was a single-focus implant that helped you see distance. Now, advanced implant options are available that provide a wide range of vision correction and freedom from glasses. VISION CHANGES WITH AGE – Presbyopia The aging process affects the clarity and quality of vision, which …

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Staying Healthy and Living Longer

By Theo and Ganine and Jessica Hicks, Fort Myers Fred Astaire Dance Studio – As a man in his mid fifty’s, last month’s topic is personal and timely as April is also my birthday. Men’s and Ladies health, or lack thereof, is now a featured topic in print and media, it’s as if prior to this last century we weren’t …

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Stages of Dementia

By Superior Residences at Health Park – Dementia is a progressive loss of memory, reasoning and cognitive functions impairing the abilities to perform normal day-to-day activities like household chores, driving and personal care like bathing, dressing and feeding. Approximately 6 million people in the US suffer from dementia. It is a common phenomenon in about 6-8% of seniors over the …

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Marriage – Two Sinner’s Becoming One

By Pastor Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counse – Most premarital counseling that is available today has been watered down to nothing more than personality tests and communication techniques which is doing very little to prepare two sinners for becoming one until death do us part. My marriage is where it’s at today in spite of the premarital counseling we …

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Skin Cancer: Treatable and Beatable With Early Detection

By Kimberly Royal – Q. Who is most likely to get skin cancer? People of all colors, ages, and races get skin cancer. Of all the cancers that human can get, ski cancer is the most common. In the United States, skin cancer is increasing in all races. Q. What does skin cancer look like? Actinic Keratoses (AK) Dry, scaly …

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Limb swelling: what it indicates about your body

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 …

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Hematuria – Refer or Repeat?

By Nicholas Franco, M.D., Board Certified Urologist – Hematuria can be divided into two categories. Gross hematuria and microhematuria. Gross hematuria is visible blood in the urine with or without blood clots and may range from a blush color to dark red. Microhematuria is blood found on urinalysis that is not visible. Although a urine dipstick test may read positive …

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Skincancer

By Janet Sperry, MD, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.  In fact, over one million new cases are diagnosed per year. The main risk factor for developing skin cancer is cumulative lifetime sunshine exposure, especially exposure early in life. Individual risk factors include blonde or red hair, fair complexion, …

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Understanding Treatment Options For Joint Pain

By John C. Kagan, M.D – Because joint pain is different for everybody, so are the treatment options. Before moving forward with joint replacement surgery, you and your orthopedic surgeon should discuss your pain, overall health and ability to function. Your orthopedic surgeon will review your medical history, perform a thorough evaluation and conduct necessary tests such as X-rays or …

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