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Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical cancer is a fast-growing disease that can lead to death if not caught in its pre-stages. Years ago, cervical cancer was a leading cause of death in women. Those statistics have changed. In fact, diagnosing precancerous cervical lesions is now more common; this is achieved through preventative pap smear tests. Women that receive annual Pap tests are preventing cervical and …

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Living with Lewy Body?

Living with Lewy Body?

With 6 million Americans already diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease, a growing number of these individuals also have a lesser known form of Dementia called Lewy Body Dementia or LBD. Lewy Body proteins can be found in Alzheimer’s patients, Parkinson’s patients or can be independent diagnosis. This medical condition takes on strong characteristics of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and unfortunately, is …

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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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Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

Frantz Cosmetic Center

By William W. Ehrlich, MD, FAACS, Oculofacial & Cosmetic Surgeon One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to improve the way we look – whether that’s losing weight or improving our appearance in other ways.  Most often our appearance doesn’t match the true expectations that we have of ourselves. I recently joined the medical team at Frantz EyeCare …

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A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic sinusitis.  Each year it’s one of the most common reasons that individuals visit their doctor.  People who suffer from ongoing sinus complications usually have difficulty breathing, contributing to other health disorders. Some of the symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis are: • Nasal obstruction • Difficulty breathing • Postnasal drainage …

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NEOWAVES – FINALLY You Can Say Goodbye to ED

NEOWAVES - FINALLY You Can Say Goodbye to ED

Our office specializes in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction through the use of low-intensity shock wave therapy. Our method is a scientifically proven, non-invasive procedure that uses focused sound waves to increase blood flow to the penis, optimizing erections, sensitivity and sexual performance. What Are Some of the Causes of Erectile Dysfunction? Most men who suffer from ED have vascular issues …

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Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

Several years ago, canine influenza hit Florida, and since it’s initial inception, it has morphed into two strains, H3N8 and H3N2. Over the past several years, Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in Naples has unfortunately seen the number of dogs with the canine flu sky-rocket so much that they’ve had to hospitalize many dogs to help them overcome the virus and it’s …

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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? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

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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NEW TECHNOLOGY IN HEARING AIDS CAN REALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Advanced stage hearing loss can lead to a lot of frustrations in life. Modern technology is continuing to improve not only in the devices themselves, but also with a dramatic improvement in the quality of sound and increased functionality of assistive listening devices (ALDs). We recently began working with a gentleman by the …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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