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Caring for Your Pelvic Floor Through Menopause and Beyond

Caring for Your Pelvic Floor Through Menopause and Beyond

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Women go through so many physical changes throughout their lives and quite frequently these changes are due fluctuations in hormone levels and the physical bearing on their bodies, from pregnancy, weight gain, stress, and physical activity. As women age, their pelvic floor, which protects and supports the internal pelvic organs may become weakened, stretched, less …

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A Radiation Oncologist’s Role in Treating Breast Cancer

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, discovering more about Dr. Kristina Mirabeau-Beale, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, should be an inspiration to all women and men alike. As a Radiation Oncologist for 21st Century Oncology in Collier County, her personal motivation, lead her to achieve her goals and graduate from Harvard with what is sometimes called “Preparation H:” impressive simultaneous degrees …

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Why Regenerative Medicine Makes the Ideal Sports Medicine

By Debra K. Brinker, RN Over 90% of athletic injuries involve stretched, torn or weakened soft tissue. Sports injuries, whether an ankle sprain, meniscal tear or rotator cuff tendonitis, occur when the repetitive strain of the athletic event is too much for a particular ligament, tendon, or muscle to perform. Regenerative medicine options can offer an advantageous treatment model over traditional …

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Myths and Facts about Social Security

Myths and Facts about Social Security

Danielle Gates, CFP®, Financial Advisor Myth: Social Security will provide most of the income you need in retirement. Fact: It’s likely that Social Security will provide a smaller portion of retirement income than you expect. There’s no doubt about it–Social Security is an important source of retirement income for most Americans. According to the Social Security Administration, more than nine …

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HURRICANE IRMA HEARING ASSISTANCE!

HURRICANE IRMA HEARING ASSISTANCE!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Centers We hope everyone is safe after this horrific storm! We know that there are a lot of you who have sustained significant damage in the storm, and we want to offer our HELP to those in need! Our offices are now open at all three locations, and we are here to offer assistance …

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Riding Out the Storm

Riding Out the Storm

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Many of you heeded the advice of weather forecasters and local officials when encouraged to evacuate the area in the days leading up to Hurricane Irma. That was certainly a wise choice. Many others sheltered in place and chose to ride out the storm in the security of their home. A decision that was probably …

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A Patients Guide to MOHS SURGERY

A Patients Guide to MOHS SURGERY

Approximately 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Basal cell and squamous cell are the two most common skin cancers accounting for more than 5 million diagnosed annually. Unfortunately, many of these people will experience skin cancer more than once in their lives. If skin cancer is caught early, it can be treated with great success, but …

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HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist As an oncologist, I have treated breast cancer patients from as young as 15 years of age to patients in their nineties. Breast cancer can affect anyone but is more common in women in their 50’s and older. Yes, I have treated men with breast cancer but it only accounts for about …

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Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

This Fall, your practitioners at Life Care Center of Estero would like to share a special month with you! National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated each October. The goal of the month long celebration is to raise awareness of the important role that physical therapists and physical therapy assistants play in helping people decrease pain, improve mobility, and engage in …

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Health Insurance – Medicare 2018 Annual Election Period is Coming Soon!

Health Insurance – Medicare 2018

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare Beneficiaries who currently have Medicare Advantage Plan and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) will be receiving their “Notice of Change” documents in September.   These notices compare any plan changes from your current 2016 to your new 2017 plan.  You will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan if you do …

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