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Venice Regional Offers Life-Changing Surgery for People with Diabetes

Lena Cooper was able to stop taking diabetes and heart medicines immediately after having metabolic surgery at Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

At 240 pounds and on medication for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, Lena Cooper’s health and self-esteem were seriously impaired. “I didn’t like myself very well; I was miserable,” said Cooper, 67, who retired to Florida 12 years ago with her husband after a 30-year career at General Motors in Michigan. Finally, in 2015, the Parrish resident had …

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Tips for Life After Metabolic Surgery

Tips for Life After Metabolic Surgery

You’ve had metabolic (bariatric) surgery, and your diabetes is gone. Now what? For people who have struggled with unhealthy weight for much of their lives, surgery provides a new starting point. It’s not an end to the challenge. Kim Slominsky, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with Gulf Coast Medical Group in Venice, offers the following tips for life …

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HOW TO SURVIVE AUGUST

HOW TO SURVIVE AUGUST

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute It’s hot; it’s steamy; it’s rainy; it’s boring.  It’s August!  The summer is 2/3rds gone and what have you done? For many folks the month of August is their last chance to get a vacation in before children return to school.  Theme parks are crowded.  Highways are …

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The BEST & Most PROVEN Method to the “Typical Neuropathy Treatments”

Typical Neuropathy Treatments

Neuropathy is typically associated with diabetes, as it’s common for nerve damage to have occurred in individuals with high glucose storage, but neuropathy can also be attributed to chemotherapy, radiation, injuries, autoimmune diseases, spinal stenosis, cholesterol medication side effects, a build-up of toxins, and vascular disease. In the United States alone, neuropathy affects nearly 20 million people.  The Latin word literally …

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How Pacemakers Are Saving Women’s Lives

How Pacemakers Are Saving Women’s LivesHow Pacemakers Are Saving Women’s Lives

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women?  It’s commonly overlooked because we statistically tend to think of men as having heart disorders or suffering from irregular heart arrhythmias and heart attacks.  It’s important to know the signs and to focus on heart health for all, especially women since it’s often a silent killer …

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5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. Below are alternative …

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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were other years when the dread they felt made my heart …

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WORRIED YOUR ESTATE WILL GO TO THE STATE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A WILL

WORRIED YOUR ESTATE WILL GO TO THE STATE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A WILL

By James W. Mallonee I often hear clients come into my office worried that if they don’t have a Will their assets will go to the State of Florida and not to their beneficiaries or heirs.  They are often surprised to learn the likelihood of that happening is very remote.  However, it is possible within the State of Florida that …

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Your Superpower

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I believe the reason God uses me is because I don’t know of anyone who needs God’s help and love more than I do. There are times I feel helpless and useless. I cannot depend solely upon my abilities nor upon my strength. So because of my weakness, I reach out …

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TV Solutions: When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

TV Solutions: When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. One of the most common complaints I hear is “It is difficult for me to hear and understand what is being said on the television”.  Simply turning up the volume on the TV can cause issues for two reasons. First, the quality of the sound may deteriorate as the volume is raised.  This will depend …

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