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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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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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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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7 Rules for Protecting & Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Spring is the perfect season for cleaning and treating hardwood floors. Here are seven rules to see you through: 1. Avoid dirt and scratches altogether. Even the most heavily protected hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage from grit, heels, pet claws, furniture and the products and moisture needed to clean them. Avoid damage altogether by wiping spills and stains promptly, …

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A Groundbreaking Procedure Drastically Cuts the Risks of AFib Related Strokes

A Groundbreaking Procedure Drastically Cuts the Risks of AFib Related Strokes

Are you on blood thinners for AFib? Are you finding that after long-term use, you’re bleeding and bruising more often? If so, you should speak to your cardiologist about your bleeding issues, as these can be life-threatening and even cause bleeding in the brain, which can lead to imminent death. Individuals with AFib have a 5X greater risk of stroke than …

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Urology Q&A

Urology Q&A

Question: I’m a 48-year old woman and simply can’t always make it to the bathroom when I feel the urge. Some times I have leakage. What, besides surgery, can I do? Answer: There are two types of incontinence in women: stress and urgency incontinence. Stress incontinence is leakage that occurs with a physical stress such as a cough or strain …

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Dr. Katz Returns to Southwest Florida!

Dr. Katz Returns to Southwest Florida!

Learn about Hearing Loss, Ringing Ear, Hearing Technology, Vertigo, and Memory Research at One of Our Educational Lectures Provided Throughout Southwest Florida! By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Hoglund Family Hearing And Audiology Center has been the educational resource for Southwest Florida for everything related to the human hearing system. Their popular “Lunch and Learn” seminar series has educated …

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March into Savings at Diamond Oaks Village “Lucky Living” Sweepstakes

March into Savings at Diamond Oaks Village “Lucky Living” Sweepstakes

Diamond Oaks Village, a new lifestyle apartment community for active, independent adults 55 and over, is offering a fabulous “Lucky Living” Sweepstakes. From March 12th through 17th , interested seniors who tour the property will be entered to win a trip on the Key West Express. If they wear green when they come in, they will win a special door prize …

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