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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring/Apnea

By Dr. Gilbert We probably all know someone who snores. Who can forget the rumbling, tumbling, and even gasping sounds in the middle of the night?  While snoring certainly affects the sleep quality of one’s bed partner, it can also be very problematic for the snorer as well. Snoring is a sound that originates from vibrations of constricted soft tissues in …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently …

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Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea and the CPAP Alternative

Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea

By Dr. Rich Gilbert The word apnea literally means without breath.  During sleep, the muscles and tissues of the upper airway can collapse and narrow or totally block the opening in the throat for air.  The narrowing of the upper airway can produce sound – snoring.  However, when the upper airway becomes completely obstructed breathing stops.  This condition is called …

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Health Care Center, Doctor or ER? “Three Cs” to Consider: Condition, Convenience & Cost

While your primary care physician should always be informed about any medical conditions or treatments, when an unexpected ailment arises, other affordable options may end up saving you time and money. Condition, convenience and cost should be considered when choosing where to go and for which treatments.

By Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare of South Florida If you start having chest pains or receive a head injury, you probably realize you should go to the emergency room (ER) right away. But for medical issues that are urgent but not an emergency – such as a sinus infection or an ankle injury – many people aren’t sure …

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Nutrition and Macular Health

Nutrition and Macular Health

Dr. James E. Croley III What is the Macula? The macula is the part of the retina where you fine clear vision is located. You use this portion of the retina to read, watch TV, or drive a car. It is located in the central part of your retina. All the rest of the retina only provides peripheral vision. You …

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“Put Your Best Fork Forward”

Put Your Best Fork Forward

By Mariah Arias RD, LDN March launches National Nutrition Month. This year the theme is all about the power you have in your hands to make healthier food choices.  By making small changes to your daily meal and snack routine, you can fuel your body and feel energized throughout the day. According to the CDC only 1 out of 10 Americans …

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A Healthy Lifestyle Promotes a Happy Life

Cypress Pharmacy has been providing pharmaceutical and health care services in Fort Myers for more than 40 years. The entire staff, including pharmacists T.J. DePaola and Justin Ceravolo, are dedicated to providing the best possible service to every customer. For more information, call 239-481-7322 or visit www.cypresspharmacy.com.

March marks National Nutrition Month, an annual focus on the importance of making informed nutritional choices and developing smart eating and physically active habits. The body needs a balanced and diverse diet to absorb the necessary nutrients to function properly. A healthy and well- balanced diet helps absorb six essential nutrients: water, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals. Eating healthier …

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National Nutrition Month, Keep your Pets in Mind Too!

National Nutrition Month, Keep your Pets in Mind Too!

Since March is National Nutrition Month, what better time to think of our beloved pets and they’re nutritional needs.  It’s important to analyze what your pet’s overall health is like and how feeding them the proper foods can help to alleviate a lot of symptoms and disease. The right nutrition can enhance your pet’s health and extend the life of your …

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Key Florida Healthcare Documents and Recent Changes

Key Florida Healthcare Documents and Recent Changes

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Every competent adult has the legal right to make healthcare decisions for themselves. However, medical circumstances resulting from injury or disease can render someone incapacitated and unable to make these decisions.  When these decisions need to be made for an incapacitated person, an enforceable Florida healthcare directive becomes critical. What is a Florida Healthcare Directive? …

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