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Dry Eye Center of Excellence at Frantz EyeCare Offers Most Advanced Treatment in Southwest Florida

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS The majority of the patients sitting in eye doctors’ waiting rooms today are suffering from some sort of dry eye issue. Over the last few years, researchers have discovered that “dry eyes” is much more than insufficient production of natural tears. In fact, the majority of dry eye cases are now known to be the …

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Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars and other similar foods such as starches into energy. The longterm effects of elevated blood sugar (also known as hyperglycemia) can lead to serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidney, nerves, and feet.  Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United States and nearly seven million don’t even know …

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Local Patients Choosing Urgent Care Centers Over Hospital Emergency Room Visit

Urgent Care Centers

As the Florida health care system grapples with strained hospital emergency department capacity with extremely long wait times, primary care clinician shortages and rising health care costs, urgent care centers have emerged as an alternative care setting that may help improve medical care access and contain costs. Growing to nearly 10,000 locations across the nation in recent years, urgent care …

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Nerve Damage and Diagnosis: Getting you Accurate Treatment and Relief

Getting you Accurate Treatment and Relief

Courtesy of Orthopedic Center of Florida Neuropathy and nerve damage affects millions of individuals in the United States every year. Numbness and tingling in the extremities are often the first signs that there is a disorder or issue with either your overall health, or with an impingement, spinal stenosis, or other possible nerve damage. Certain infections, nutritional deficiencies, and physical …

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DO I HAVE AGING FRAILTY? WHAT IS AGING FRAILTY?

DO I HAVE AGING FRAILTY? WHAT IS AGING FRAILTY?

By Julian J. Javier, MD – ARHI Frailty is a very common and important condition affecting individuals over 65 years old. It is an important geriatric syndrome that is characterized by age-associated decline on physiologic reserves and function across many organ systems. This leads to vulnerability and to adverse health outcomes such as when they are exposed to stressors like acute …

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Understanding Dental Implants Part 1

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS Dental Implants Am I a candidate for dental implants? Generally speaking, if you have lost teeth you are a candidate for dental implants. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants are right for you. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, …

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Lung Cancer & The Importance of Screenings

Lung Cancer & The Importance of Screenings

The second leading cancer in both men and women is LUNG CANCER. According to the American Cancer Society’s Statistics, there will be 234,030 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed and 154,050 deaths from lung cancer this year alone. Despite these grim statistics, nearly 430,000 people today, have at some point in their lives been diagnosed with lung cancer, and yet they …

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“A Star Is Born” Sheds Light on Tinnitus!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services In the movie A Star Is Born, Jackson Maine (played by Bradley Cooper) is a famous musician who performs very loud, rock-n-roll concerts to sold-out arenas every night. As a result of all this noise, and the fact that he was born with hearing loss, Maine hears a constant ringing tone in his …

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Senior Pet Care

Senior Pet Care

Just like we humans are living longer, pets are living longer too. Some of the same age-related conditions that happen to people happen to our pets as well. Keeping them as healthy as possible in their senior years is critical to their quality of life. Pets are considered seniors around seven years old, but this can vary with different breeds. …

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Health Insurance – Medicare 2019 Annual Election Period October 15th- December 7th, 2018 is here! Individual/Family Open Enrollment November 1st -December 15th 2018 is coming soon!

Health Insurance – Medicare 2019 Annual Election Period

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare Beneficiaries who currently have Medicare Advantage Plan and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) should have received their “Notice of Change” documents in September. These notices compare any plan changes from your current 2018 plan to your new 2019 plan. You will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan if you do …

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