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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Hope is confidence in God…not wishful thinking.  To have hope is to trust in God to meet our needs…even in the midst of difficult times.  When we do go through tough times our confidence in God can get a little rattled, as the Old Testament figure Job experienced.  In the midst of his pain and …

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Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Have you tried treatment for overactive bladder and still suffer from any of the symptoms below? Urgency to get to the restroom in time Increased frequency of urination Getting up at night 2 or more times to urinate Wearing adult protective undergarments or pads Inability to empty your bladder completely Curbing your usual activities because you must be near a …

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Moisture! Moisture! Read all about it!

Moisture! Moisture! Read all about it!

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. Most hearing aid wearers should use a drying device every night, this is especially important in our area because of our elevated humidity.  Hearing aids are difficult to keep dry for many reasons, the most important of which is that they are almost sealed containers. Moisture can get inside the hearing aid through condensation, caused …

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Bayfront Health Port Charlotte First in the County to Perform Catheter-Based Heart Valve Replacement

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte First in the County to Perform Catheter-Based Heart Valve Replacement

On Friday, July 12, 2019, the first Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) ever performed in Charlotte County, was performed at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. TAVR is a minimally invasive approach to treat a condition known as aortic stenosis, (narrowing of the aortic valve, which separates the main pumping chamber of the heart from the rest of the body). Now patients no …

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What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS A cataract is not a growth, but a gradual clouding of the normally crystal-clear lens of the eye. Cataracts distort vision because they block the lens from being able to focus light on the retina. It’s a common vision condition that affects many people as they grow older. By age 80, more than half …

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Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year

Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year

When school is in session, it’s the perfect time to renew your family’s healthy eating habits by getting in a groove of lunchbox packing. While packing a healthy school lunch day after day can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. By taking the free Power Your Lunchbox Promise, you can gain access to customizable, make-ahead lunchbox inspiration like Black Bean …

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

By Physicians Rehabilitation Nonsurgical Option for Musculoskeletal Injuries According to the World Health Organization (WHO), musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability. Soft tissue injuries including tendon and ligament trauma account for 45% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the USA. For many years, our best option for treating musculoskeletal injuries, sprains and strains …

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7 Innovative Technologies for Older Adults

7 Innovative Technologies for Older Adults

By Allegro The surge in the aging population is challenging the technology industry to provide inventive solutions. Advancements in technology are enhancing the lives of older adults and their caregivers. Here are a few innovative technologies transforming life as we age. 1. WiseWear offers a new option in the competitive wearable trackers market. The smart jewelry tracks your heart rate, calories and …

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Countless Patients Are Overcoming Depression, Anxiety & PTSD with Cannabis

Countless Patients Are Overcoming Depression, Anxiety & PTSD with Cannabis

By Dr. Steven Reichbach Although medical professionals are still discovering new reasons for depression and anxiety to this day, we know that a tiny portion in the brain called the amygdala, stores emotional and threatening thoughts and memories from our early childhood to present day. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) causes extreme side effects. Many individuals have severe nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, …

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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction2

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Low back pain exacts a significant burden on the healthcare system and is the source of approximately 12 million physician office visits per year in the United States.  It is among the leading causes of disability, accounting for expenditures in excess of $50 billion every year.  Although nearly 1 million spinal fusions are performed …

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