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Prostate Health Update

Prostate Health Update

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. Throughout their lifetime, some men may experience issues directly related to the prostate gland, necessitating a visit to their local urologist or primary care physician. What is the function of the prostate and what are the symptoms that men should be aware of to maintain proper health? In essence, the prostate is an accessory sex gland. It is …

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Make Arthritis Pain a thing of the past!

Make Arthritis Pain a thing of the past!

By Root Causes Holistic Health and Medicine Do you have stiff, achy joints?  Do you have arthritis?  About 25% of you are nodding your head yes right now!  Did you know that arthritis itself is not a disease, but a description of the way your joints feel?  Simply put, arthritis is painful inflammation of the joints.  But it’s not quite …

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Getting Back into Balance: Restoring the Natural Balance of Hormones Affected by Menopause and Natural Aging

Getting Back into Balance: Restoring the Natural Balance of Hormones Affected by Menopause and Natural Aging

By T.J. DePaola, PharmD The balance of hormones produced by the body is essential to good health and a feeling of well-being. Hormones are remarkable chemical messengers that affect our brain, heart, bones, muscles and reproductive organs. As a woman ages, she can expect her hormones to naturally fluctuate. At a certain stage, perimenopause and menopause, a woman’s balanced hormones are …

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Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Continue reading to learn how to safeguard yourself against stroke. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. In 2008 alone, more than 133,000 Americans died from stroke—or one person every four minutes—died from stroke, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A …

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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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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS Why do rheumatoid arthritis and gum disease often go hand in hand? Learn about the significance of the connection and what you can do to protect your overall health. Fast Facts People living with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop gum disease compared to people who do not have RA. Inflammation related to …

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How Opening a Florida Probate is Similar to Running a Business

How Opening a Florida Probate is Similar to Running a Business

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. For those of you who’ve had family members pass away in Florida, you may have experienced being appointed to serve as the “executor” or “personal representative” of a Florida probate estate.  Those of you who have served in this role may realize that there is much more to it than one might think. The analogy …

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Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

It is important to recognize stroke symptoms and act quickly. Common stroke symptoms seen in both men and women: • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg  — especially on one side of the body • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of …

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A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic sinusitis.  Each year it’s one of the most common reasons that individuals visit their doctor.  People who suffer from ongoing sinus complications usually have difficulty breathing, contributing to other health disorders. Some of the symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis are: • Nasal obstruction • Difficulty breathing • Postnasal drainage …

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Better Hearing & Speech Month 2017

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2017

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Here at Life Care Center of Estero we want to recognize all speech language pathologists (SLPs) by celebrating better hearing and speech month. Speech language pathologists diagnose and treat a multitude of issues including swallowing difficulties, voice disorders, lip and facial weakness, clarity of speech and cognition (including …

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