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Legalization of Marijuana: Political, Social, Legal or Medical Conundrum

Legalization of Marijuana

Information here has been extracted from recent article by Robert DuPont, MD and can be found on the www.rivermendhealth.com website. Recently in the State of Florida Amendment 2 was endorsed by 72% of Florida Voters. State Senator Rob Bradley intends to file a bill saying “Our constitutional duty is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana in …

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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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The Life Care Center of Estero-Making You Feel at Home

The Life Care Center of Estero-Making You Feel at Home

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Not all assisted living facilities are the same, and that’s certainly true of Life Care Center.  Making the decision to leave your home and live in a facility can be a challenging process.  Word of mouth is usually a good determiner of quality care within a respectful environment, …

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Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer’s progresses, a person’s abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes. How dementia affects safety? With creativity and flexibility, you can create a home that is both safe and supportive of the …

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IMPROVE YOUR HEARING… IMPROVE YOUR LIFE!

IMPROVE YOUR HEARING… IMPROVE YOUR LIFE!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services “How well you hear can influence many aspects of your health and wellness”, states John Hoglund BC-HIS, ACA of Audiology Centers of Hoglund Family Hearing.” There is an increasing body of evidence that people with untreated hearing loss, may also experience a reduction in the quality of life, and put them at a …

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Wills, Divorce and Life Insurance

Wills, Divorce and Life Insurance

By James W. Mallonee Have you ever wondered what happens to the outcome of a person’s Last Will and Testament following the divorce of a married couple?  Even more interesting is what happens to a named spouse as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy when a couple divorces. The answer is fairly simple.  Florida law treats the divorcing couples as …

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Venous Disease – It’s More Than Just Varicose Veins

Venous Disease

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS – Vein Specialists We have all seen someone walking down the street and noticed large bulging varicose veins and thought – they should really see a doctor about that.  Though varicose veins or prominent spider veins are the most obvious sign of venous disease, they represent a medical condition called venous insufficiency that is much more …

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Save Your Heart! Reduce Your Risks of Heart Disease

Save Your Heart! Reduce Your Risks of Heart Disease

Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a perfect time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and strengthen your heart health. Make your health a priority by learning more about heart disease and what you can do to prevent this condition. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American women. According to the American Heart Association, one …

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A New Solution to an Old Problem

A New Solution to an Old Problem

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Many people suffer from an Overactive Bladder (OAB) and are desperate to find a solution. No one should have to experience the annoying and embarrassing problem of a constant need to use the toilet. While an Overactive Bladder can occur in both men and women, it generally affects women more often. The symptoms include urinary …

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Chest Pain? Call 911 Immediately

Although chest pain can sometimes be triggered by some non-threatening disorders like excessive gas, anxiety, acid reflux or muscle strains, you cannot afford to waste precious time, if chest pain occurs. Chest pain can be related to the following serious complications, a rupture of the aorta, angina, or myocardial infarction (heart attack). The majority of patients in the emergency room with …

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