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Can a High-Tech Chair Cure Incontinence

Can a High-Tech Chair Cure Incontinence

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Do you wear urinary pads or diapers? Do you leak when you exercise or sneeze? Aging, childbirth, and menopause can all lead to incontinence. There are many treatments such as surgical procedures, pessary devices, and medications to help cure or reduce incontinence. There is a new device by BTL called Emsella that makes incontinence treatment …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Open Late & Weekends for All Minor Emergencies

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department

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! Millennium’s Fort Myers & Cape Coral Walk-in Medical Centers are now open late and weekends to better care for you during all of life’s minor emergencies. There are no appointments necessary and wait times are …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Draws Attention to Hearing Loss!

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Draws Attention to Hearing Loss!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Untreated Hearing Loss DRAMATICALLY Increases Alzheimer’s Disease. Hearing loss can have much larger consequences than just the frustration of misunderstanding friends and loved ones. A number of studies have come to light over the last few years showing a link between untreated hearing loss and dementia. Specifically, a pair of studies out of Johns …

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MUST-KNOW FACTS ON DENTAL IMPLANTS

MUST-KNOW FACTS ON DENTAL IMPLANTS

By Rich Gilbert, DMD, MAGD, FICOI According to a 2014 report from the American College of Prosthodontists, an estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million Americans are missing all their teeth. Additionally, 30 percent of adults ages 65-74 have no natural teeth whatsoever. While we may not spend much time thinking about the effects of …

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Summer Travel: Fun, Sun, and…PAIN

Summer Travel: Fun, Sun, and…PAIN

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center When we think of taking a vacation, we typically visualize relaxation, and we look forward to a peaceful experience. After all, vacations are a time to get away from our stress-filled lives and visit family, friends, or enjoy quiet time on the beach basking in the sun. In reality, these things hold …

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Frantz EyeCare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Frantz EyeCare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1994, Dr. Jonathan Frantz started Frantz EyeCare to achieve his life’s mission; providing a lifetime of better vision to the people of Southwest Florida through access to the latest technology and world-class service. He began this mission with a single location in Lee Memorial Hospital. Since then, his thriving practice has grown exponentially …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently …

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Heat Awareness for Our Fury Family Members

Heat Awareness for Our Fury Family Members

During the summer months, the temperature can feel 10 degrees hotter than it actually is depending on the humidity levels.  Hot and humid weather can make it difficult for everyone to breathe; this is particularly the case of our beloved pets. Not only do most pets have a thick fur coat, but also their inability to sweat makes regulating their temperature …

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Three Steps to Better Health for Aging Bones and Joints

Three Steps to Better Health for Aging Bones and Joints

By Dr. John C. Kagan, M.D. As we grow older, we begin to lose bone tissue and muscle mass. Accompanying these changes is an increase in the delicacy of our bones and a decrease in overall muscle strength. As this occurs, we can become at risk of developing bone conditions such as osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak or …

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Anxious about exercise?

Anxious about exercise?

These are times of high anxiety! We all know what anxiety is, we all have experienced it, we deal with it as best we can but for many of us it can be a debilitating condition. Anxiety is essentially a negative and weakening reaction to life situations typified by worry, self-doubt, and apprehension that often affects our health, such as …

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