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Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain? What You Need To Know About Your Options

Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain? What You Need To Know About Your Options

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Most people can relate to having suffered physical pain in their lifetimes, but to have to live with that pain on a daily basis can become debilitating. In the U.S. over 100 million people reportedly suffer from some form of chronic pain. Whether the issue stems from trauma, injury, arthritis or other …

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Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Long-term survival of head and neck cancers is increasing. Establishing healthy habits can greatly reduce your risk of developing these and other related cancers. An estimated 436,060 survivors of head and neck cancer are living in the United States today, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and that number continues to grow. Through successful research and clinical trials, as …

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Regenerative Treatment Options for Painful Knees

Knee pain affects all types of people, hindering them from fully enjoying retirement, being able to work or play sports, or many other activities. It may keep the athlete from running a marathon, or simply make walking through the grocery store daunting. For our knees to move normally and remain healthy, all of the knee joint structures need to be …

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National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Happy national occupational therapy month! This month is used to recognize those who spend their lives working to improve yours. Occupational therapists provide hands on rehabilitation to help patients after illness or injury, or patients with disabilities improve their ability to move and function in daily life. One …

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS Generally speaking, if you have lost teeth you are a candidate for dental implants. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants are right for you. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, radiation to the jaws, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department

By Kara Sabatino Feeling sick during the week or weekend and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! The Venice Walk-in recently expanded their hours to every day of the week. They are now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Venice Walk-in Center, conveniently …

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How Diabetes Affects Foot Health: Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers & Extinguishing Your Pain

How Diabetes Affects Foot Health

Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year. Roughly, 29 million Americans have diabetes. Many of these cases are undiagnosed, but for those individuals that struggle with the disease, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be debilitating. Understanding the disease state is complex, but in short, having high blood sugar levels, along with low blood and …

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Is Urgent Care the answer to Your Medical Needs?

Is Urgent Care the answer to Your Medical Needs?

If you or someone you know are experiencing burning sensations and abrasions in the eyes that limit your everyday living activities, you may have dry eyes. Or, if you already have been diagnosed with dry eyes, the “solution” provided by your physician may be offering only temporary, short-term relief. So we talked with Ophthalmologist James E. Croley III, M.D., about LipiFlow, …

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CATARACT PATIENTS CAN GO “DROPLESS” AT FRANTZ EYECARE

CATARACT PATIENTS

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Cataract patients in South Florida have reason to rejoice thanks to a new “dropless” cataract surgery method available at Frantz EyeCare. It is designed to eliminate one of the most frustrating aspects of cataract surgery: postoperative eye drops. Why Dropless? In standard cataract surgery, patients are required to use antibiotic and steroid eye drops before …

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Thrive in a Higher State of Consciousness: A portrait of a WILD WOMAN

Thrive in a Higher State of Consciousness: A portrait of a WILD WOMAN

(Associated with Dr. Nickerson’s Certified Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program) We all want to be our best selves. Often times mental health challenges provide stumbling blocks to accessing our highest self and living out our best lives. However, the brain is very moldable and new thought, emotional and energy patterns can be developed bringing us closer to who we …

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