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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

By Hilary A. Sojdak, APRN, Director of Clinical Services at PASWFL Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Women with PCOS have hormonal imbalances and metabolism problems that may affect their overall health and appearance. PCOS is also a common and treatable cause of infertility. https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/polycystic-ovary-syndrome The physical symptoms of PCOS …

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Melanoma… The Most Dangerous form of Skin Cancer

Melanoma... The Most Dangerous form of Skin Cancer

Approximately 350,000 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer yearly. About 5% of them are diagnosed with melanoma. In the United States, one person dies of melanoma every hour. Melanoma is considered the most deadly form of skin cancer derived from the epidermis, or most superficial layer of the skin, and it is thought to be caused by intense intermittent exposure to …

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11 Ways to Avoid the Nursing Home

Who wants to live in a nursing home? Most people I speak to about this topic say they would rather live at home and take care of themselves, than live in a nursing home. I don’t mean assisted living where there are lots of people and activities and you get a little help. The nursing home is the place you go …

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OUTPATIENT PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT Local surgeon utilizes ligament sparing procedure for rapid recovery

OUTPATIENT PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis in the knee each year. This is a condition in which the cartilage of the joint wears away, causing the knee to become inflamed, stiff and painful. Often times, engaging in strenuous activity may increase one’s discomfort, limiting athletic activities and affecting quality of life. Dr. Mark Farmer has been practicing in Southwest Florida for …

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Heel Pain How do you get rid of it?

Heel Pain How do you get rid of it

By John Mina, D.P.M. It seems like more and more people are suffering from heel pain than ever before. Heel pain can cause great discomfort and interfere with a person’s ability to work or even enjoy life. Well, before I start explaining how to cure it, let’s discuss exactly what the causes are. There are a number of possible reasons …

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Over $10 Million Raised for Rare Syndrome

Over $10 Million Raised for Rare Syndrome

Over 100 Research Grants funded since 2003 to help those living with insatiable hunger. One Small Step held its inaugural Estero event to fundraise and advocate for The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. Over 100 people from all over the state attended to together for a family-friendly day of fun. The event took place at Estero Community Park on Sunday, February 17, …

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Heel Pain That Won’t…Well…Heal? Learn about the most common cause of heel pain and how to get lasting relief.

Learn about the most common cause of heel pain and how to get lasting relief

By Heidi Neyra, Owner – Foot Solutions Estero Heel pain is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from a bruise or injury incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear (such …

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Losing Weight, Getting Healthy & Feeling Good!

Losing Weight, Getting Healthy & Feeling Good!

We’re three months into the new year! Have you given up on your New Year’s resolutions? If not, way to go—don’t stop because the reward of the healthy body far outweighs almost anything else. When we’re healthy, we’re happier and we can get more accomplished. If you are like the majority of individuals, this time of year is when we have …

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Is cannabis an option for anxiety or depression?

Is cannabis an option for anxiety or depression?

By Tiffaney Conner It makes me personally feel calm and uplifted just thinking about that as a medical option. Officially, neither has been recognized as a qualifying condition in the State of Florida yet. Since over 70% of the voters okayed medical marijuana in November of 2016, the state has seen a dramatic rise in the number of patients interested in …

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Wealth Transfer and GST

Wealth Transfer and GST

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Everyone has different priorities in estate planning, but the ultimate goals are usually similar. First and foremost, you want the assets to go to the person or entity of your choosing. For most folks planning wealth transfers in Florida, this means family, but including charitable gifts as part of an estate plan is not uncommon. …

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