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Cervical Spine Instability Getting a Correct Diagnosis with Digital Motion X-Ray and Restorative Treatment with Prolotherapy

By Debra K. Brinker, RN The cervical spine is unique, consisting of vertebrae that are smaller and more mobile than all of the movable vertebrae of the spine. This high degree of mobility is necessary in order to move the head through its varied range of motion. The cervical ligaments, stabilizing structures primarily responsible for connecting adjacent bones, are especially …

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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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Summer Heat Safety

Summer Heat Safety

Summer months offer more and more opportunities for fun, rewarding outdoor activities, some with a host of benefits for those with a particular medical condition, specifically those older patients. Those benefits can even include an increase in vitality and energy. But summer isn’t all sunshine and rainbows – that very same sun that seems to stay out longer and longer …

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Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security! There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two.

Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Social Security – you can apply online at www.ssa.gov for retirement benefits or benefits as a spouse if you: • are at least 61 years and 9 months old; • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; • have not already applied for retirement benefits; and • …

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

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 Walk-in Medical Center recently opened on February 5th, 2018 near the corner of Daniels Pkwy and Metro with availability Monday – Friday as well as limited Saturday hours. There are no …

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Painful, Swollen Legs When You Travel? Time for a Vein Evaluation

Painful, Swollen Legs When You Travel? Time for a Vein Evaluation

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI Modern air travel can be challenging for any number of reasons – long lines, cramped seats, and poor customer service to name a few. At Vein Specialists, many of our patients have a hard time with air travel for other reasons. They have a hard time sitting for prolonged periods and develop leg swelling and …

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Long-Term Care for Medicaid Planning

Long-Term Care for Medicaid Planning

Did you know that one of the biggest risks to your future estate plan in Florida is long term medical care costs? By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. This is also the planning concern that is most often missed or ignored by planners. There are only a few ways to plan for these costs and one way that can be effective …

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Ligament Laxity, the Missing Diagnosis in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Vaginal Pain

By Debra K. Brinker, RN It is estimated that approximately 24% of women suffer from at least one symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction. (1) Pelvic floor dysfunction involves spasm or discoordination of the pelvic floor musculature, which commonly manifests with the associated symptoms, including pelvic and vaginal pain, and a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. (See figure 1.)   As these …

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See Better, Live Longer Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS After learning she had cataracts in both eyes, Jacqueline Pearlman began researching cataract surgeons in her area of Southwest Florida. Today, she is beyond thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed at Frantz EyeCare last year. “My vision now is amazing,” said Jacqueline. “It’s amazing what you see now …

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Traveling Abroad?

Traveling Abroad

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Possibly you are taking a summer vacation or maybe you’re retiring and plan to travel.  Congratulations! Many travelers believe their domestic insurance plan will be enough when they travel abroad but that might not be the case. Without the right plan, you may not be covered for an illness or injury.  …

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