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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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Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the Iceberg?

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI & Patrick A. Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI Spider veins are a common complaint in our vein practice here in Southwest Florida where we have sunny and warm shorts weather year round.  Most patients feel this is only a cosmetic concern though that is not true in every case.  In some cases spider veins …

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Not All Knee Replacement Surgeries Are Equal

Not All Knee Replacement Surgeries Are Equal

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Find out how you can get a customized implant for your best outcome When arthritis or injury causes knee pain that is uncontrolled by medication, injections, or physical therapy, knee replacement is the most logical means to restore your knee function and to provide you with substantial pain relief. Many people don’t …

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New iPhone Compatible Hearing Aids Offer MANY Benefits For Those With Hearing Loss!

New iPhone Compatible Hearing Aids

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services There has been a meeting of the minds between iPhone giant Apple and Starkey Hearing Technologies, the largest manufacturer of hearing aids in the United States. The new HALO 2 Hearing Aid from Starkey is designed for use with iPhones, iPads, Apple watches, Apple TV as well as MacBook and iMac Computers. ANY …

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Scleroderma Awareness Month: A Challenging Diagnosis That Requires Expert Care

Scleroderma Awareness Month

Cathleen Yun Ehrlich, ARNP-C Scleroderma is painful skin, tissue and organ disorder that causes hardening of the cells and membranes. It is categorized as an autoimmune disease and unfortunately, affects nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. The American Academy of Dermatology describes scleroderma in the following way: What is scleroderma? “When a person has scleroderma (sclare-oh-dur-muh), the body makes too …

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Men’s Health Month: Heart Conditions and Male Risk Factors

Men’s Health Month: Heart Conditions and Male Risk Factors

Courtesy of American House June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and there’s no time like the present to give your overall health the attention it needs. Men have a number of specific health concerns, like prostate cancer and hormone deficiencies, but heart disease is the leading cause of male deaths in the U.S. In a 2015 study, the Center for …

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Hernias and Organ Prolapse: What You Need to Know

Hernias and Organ Prolapse

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center Hernias can happen at any age, but as we get older, the structures that surround and protect our organs may become weakened, stretched, less elastic and resilient. The weakened muscles can subsequently allow organs to prolapse and fall into the groin area or abdominal wall, which can cause a great deal of discomfort …

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Why Doesn’t Medical Insurance Pay for Functional Medicine?

Why Doesn’t Medical Insurance Pay for Functional Medicine?

By Root Causes Holistic Health and Medicine What is Functional Medicine? Functional medicine, also called holistic health and integrative medicine, is a form of health care that makes the health care provider and the patient a tight knit team, built with mutual respect. The goal of the team is to achieve optimal health for the patient using scientifically backed treatment …

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Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Medical Marijuana for PTSD

The National Institute of Mental Health describes PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as the following: “PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to …

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