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Local Patients Choosing Urgent Care Centers Over Hospital Emergency Room Visit

Urgent Care Centers

As the Florida health care system grapples with strained hospital emergency department capacity with extremely long wait times, primary care clinician shortages and rising health care costs, urgent care centers have emerged as an alternative care setting that may help improve medical care access and contain costs. Growing to nearly 10,000 locations across the nation in recent years, urgent care …

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A Frequently Misdiagnosed Low Back Pain Condition: Why You Need An Expert

The statistics are overwhelming. Millions of individuals that suffer from low back pain and are not getting the relief that they could simply because conventional medicine overlooks a common condition. When you’re dealing with chronic low back pain, it’s difficult to focus on anything other than your discomfort. The agonizing and sometimes debilitating pain can cause us to miss out …

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Could You Have Undiagnosed PCOS? Warning Indicators You Should Know

Could You Have Undiagnosed PCOS? Warning Indicators You Should Know

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 10 million women worldwide. It can begin early in the teenage years or develop later on. Despite its name, many women that have the disorder do not have ovarian cysts, while some do. PCOS is, however, a hormonal imbalance disorder that is thought to be genetic and environmental. Symptoms The three main hormones that are disrupted …

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Canine Influenza – What you Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Canine Influenza - What you Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Several years ago, canine influenza hit Florida, and since it’s initial inception, it has morphed into two strains, H3N8 and H3N2. This year alone, the number of dogs infected with the influenza virus is exorbitant. That’s why Best Friends Animal Hospital now offers the Bivalent Canine Influenza vaccine series and they are requiring their boarding patients to be vaccinated. The …

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Painful Periods, Incessant Cramping and Aching What you Need to Know about Relieving Endometriosis

Painful Periods, Incessant Cramping and Aching What you Need to Know about Relieving Endometriosis

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG The endometrium is a mucous membrane that lines the uterus. The endometrial tissue and cells normally grows and sheds within the uterus during the female reproductive years. When there is an overgrowth of the endometrial tissue, it begins to grow outside of the uterus onto the ovaries and fallopian tubes. When this happens, it causes …

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

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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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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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack . Stroke . Nerve damage . Allergic reactions to anesthesia …

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DO I HAVE AGING FRAILTY? WHAT IS AGING FRAILTY?

DO I HAVE AGING FRAILTY? WHAT IS AGING FRAILTY?

By Julian J. Javier, MD – ARHI Frailty is a very common and important condition affecting individuals over 65 years old. It is an important geriatric syndrome that is characterized by age-associated decline on physiologic reserves and function across many organ systems. This leads to vulnerability and to adverse health outcomes such as when they are exposed to stressors like acute …

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Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease

Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease

In the United States, over 730,000 Americans suffer heart attacks every year. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women. Various disorders are major contributors in heart complications, like stress, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis (plaque in arteries), family history, smoking, and obesity. Arterial plaque, narrowing of the vascular arteries, and the lack of oxygen …

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