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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

It is estimated that about 1 million Americans in the United States are living with Parkinson’s. Although, many cases that go unreported. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the economic cost is estimated at nearly $25 billion a year. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called …

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Customizing Treatments for Children with Autism

Customizing Treatments for Children with Autism

By Justin Ceravolo, PharmD Administering medicine to children can be difficult at the best of times, and even more so for the 1 in 68 children in the United States, who the CDC notes have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Younger patients can be particularly finicky about medication color, texture and flavor, and often times cannot or will not …

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Florida Estate Planning, Elder Law and Asset Protection are Interdependent Parts of Your Estate Plan

Florida Estate Planning, Elder Law and Asset Protection are Interdependent Parts of Your Estate Plan

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. We often do not see things as symbiotic, interdependent, or synergistic. Rather, we tend to put things into separate broad categories so life becomes easier to understand. In the world of estate planning, this tendency can result in poor planning. For example, it is easy for people to think about Florida asset protection as separate from …

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The TRUTH About Heartworms and Your Pets

The TRUTH About Heartworms and Your Pets

Mosquitos are the only source of transmittable carriers with the ability to spread heartworm disease. However, infected mosquitos are rampant and now are in every state throughout our country. Florida, of course, has a very high rate of the mosquito population. Year round, we have an influx of mosquitos. How are mosquitos infected? Unfortunately, many coyotes, wolves, foxes and other wildlife …

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Many Seniors Are Deficient in Nutrition: What You Can Do To Help

Many Seniors Are Deficient in Nutrition: What You Can Do To Help

Many seniors are considered malnourished. This is mainly related to the fact that they rely on canned foods, frozen foods, or foods that are quickly consumed and digested, like simple carbohydrates. These food options are usually loaded with sugar, salt, chemicals, and preservatives. In recent studies, over 70% of the aging population suffers from malnutrition. As individuals age, they may lose …

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What’s Your Diet

whats your diet

By Pastor Roger P. Felipe Weight-watchers. Nutrisystem. Mediterranean diet. Paleo. Living healthy has become a craze, although obesity in our country, rather legitimizes it. For many people it is about looking and feeling better, living longer, stronger and disease-free. These are all important reasons for eating clean, exercising, and learning to rest our bodies sufficiently. For Christians, however, trying to maintain …

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Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain? What You Need To Know About Your Options

Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain? What You Need To Know About Your Options

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Most people can relate to having suffered physical pain in their lifetimes, but to have to live with that pain on a daily basis can become debilitating. In the U.S. over 100 million people reportedly suffer from some form of chronic pain. Whether the issue stems from trauma, injury, arthritis or other …

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Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Long-term survival of head and neck cancers is increasing. Establishing healthy habits can greatly reduce your risk of developing these and other related cancers. An estimated 436,060 survivors of head and neck cancer are living in the United States today, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and that number continues to grow. Through successful research and clinical trials, as …

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Regenerative Treatment Options for Painful Knees

Knee pain affects all types of people, hindering them from fully enjoying retirement, being able to work or play sports, or many other activities. It may keep the athlete from running a marathon, or simply make walking through the grocery store daunting. For our knees to move normally and remain healthy, all of the knee joint structures need to be …

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National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Happy national occupational therapy month! This month is used to recognize those who spend their lives working to improve yours. Occupational therapists provide hands on rehabilitation to help patients after illness or injury, or patients with disabilities improve their ability to move and function in daily life. One …

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