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Is Your Foot & Ankle Pain Treatable?

Is Your Foot & Ankle Pain Treatable?

By Dr.Brian C. Rell, DPM, FACFAS Disease states or trauma can damage the joint, bones and soft tissue in our feet and ankles; however, the most common foot and ankle disorder is caused by inflammation and is widely known as arthritis. Arthritis Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Some of the common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, …

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Screening for Colon Cancer Saves Lives

By Ravi Kondapalli, M.D. Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Proper screening can literally mean the difference between life and death. Screening can find precancerous polyps – …

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We Are Care Patrol

We Are Care Patrol

Today’s senior care options are expanding but not as fast as the population is growing. The oldest baby boomer turned 65 years old in 2011. So what? That means, after that occurrence, 10,000 boomers turn 65 every single day! In 1900, 1 in 25 Americans was a senior. In 2020, 1 in 6 Americans will be a senior, the under …

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Medical Marijuana: A Viable Treatment Option for PTSD Most Likely The Only One You NEED

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other similar disorders, is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana treatment. PTSD can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening, traumatic, or terrifying events that cause intense fear, helplessness, or physical harm such as sexual or physical assault, unexpected death of a loved one, a motor vehicle accident, war, or natural disaster. Family members of …

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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

By John Canterbury, M.D. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone are responsible for regulating metabolism. How …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

Feeling sick during the week or weekend and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium’s Fort Myers Walk-in Medical Center recently opened on February 5th, 2018 near the corner of Daniels Pkwy and Metro with availability Monday – Friday as well as limited Saturday hours. There are no …

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Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

By Physicians Rehabilitation – FDA Approved Treatment for Knee Arthritis Offered Locally A person with knee pain knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life. Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost everything we do that requires mobility, including those things most …

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God “Our” Father

By Terry Hoskins – On May 6th, 2010, my first born son was welcomed into this world with amazement and incredible joy. My wife and I just sit for hours watching our little baby eat, sleep, and every now and then we think we see a smile. There is nothing quite like the love and adoration we feel for him …

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Medicaid Myths – Part II

Medicaid Myths - Part II

By Ira Stewart Wiesner Last month we began identifying the first five of the top ten myths surrounding Medicaid eligibility. This month we conclude that examination. Myth #6: I can make annual tax-free gifts to bring my assets within Medicaid limits. No. The IRS permits tax-free gifts of up to $15,000 annually, but that is irrelevant for Medicaid. Under Medicaid’s …

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Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Fights Liver Disease Caused by Obesity

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Fights Liver Disease Caused by Obesity

Joseph Chebli, M.D., FACS, FASMBS High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes. These days, most adults know that being overweight can contribute to these conditions. But did you know that being morbidly obese can also lead to liver disease and cancer? A worldwide epidemic, fatty-liver disease is closely associated with obesity, which affects 80 million adults in the United States alone. …

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