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April: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Becoming Your Best Advocate

April: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Becoming Your Best Advocate

By Ramon A. Gil, M.D. Very few areas in neuroscience have seen the progress that in recent years the field of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) has experienced. Because of this, it is more important than ever to increase our knowledge about (PD) and stay updated in new and improved treatment options. Whether you are the patient, the care partner, a relative …

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REGULAR SCREENINGS HELP PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

REGULAR SCREENINGS HELP PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second leading cause in men; however, the number of deaths from colorectal cancer has been dropping steadily in both men and women for several decades. One of the reasons for this decline is early detection …

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Frantz EyeCare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Frantz EyeCare Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1994, Dr. Jonathan Frantz started Frantz EyeCare to achieve his life’s mission; providing a lifetime of better vision to the people of Southwest Florida through access to the latest technology and world-class service. He began this mission with a single location in Lee Memorial Hospital. Since then, his thriving practice has grown exponentially …

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Understanding the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Understanding the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

By Carisa Campanella, Program Manager, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects over one million people in the United States with 60,000 new cases being identified each year. Parkinson’s disease is caused by a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine; a chemical messenger in the brain which helps regulate movement. The four …

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Treatment-Resistant Depression

Treatment-Resistant Depression

An Alternative Therapy also helps with Social Anxiety, OCD and Phobias In a series of ongoing randomized tests, Ketamine therapy has become more widely accepted for its capacity to revamp the brain’s depressive episodes rapidly. Over the past several years, many physicians have studied the effects of Ketamine on depressed patients including those with PTSD and bipolar disorder. A board-certified anesthesiologist, …

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS 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, cancer, radiation to the jaws, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled …

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The Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk for Vision Loss

A Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Courtesy of Personalized Retina Care of Naples Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in aging adults. More than 10 million Americans have some form of Aging Macular Degeneration (AMD), and unfortunately, there is still no cure for the disease. The retina becomes damaged, and vision loss occurs as the cells of the macula begin to …

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7 Rules for Protecting & Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Spring is the perfect season for cleaning and treating hardwood floors. Here are seven rules to see you through: 1. Avoid dirt and scratches altogether. Even the most heavily protected hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage from grit, heels, pet claws, furniture and the products and moisture needed to clean them. Avoid damage altogether by wiping spills and stains promptly, …

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Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Every Year, nearly 200,000 people are diagnosed with spinal compression, which causes significant pain in the spine and surrounding back muscular structure.  Osteoporosis usually causes spinal compression and mostly affects the aging population, but can also be attributed to other diseases of the bone, cancers, tumors, long-term steroid use, herniated discs, and arthritis. While there are treatment options for spinal compression, …

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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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