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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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ITCHY LEGS – IT MAY BE VEIN DISEASE!

ITCHY LEGS - IT MAY BE VEIN DISEASE!

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Each one of our patients has a unique struggle with vein disease and venous insufficiency–from swollen legs to endless leg cramps leading to the inability to continue with day-to-day activities. Mary Anne Simpson’s story is one of perseverance, of not accepting “no” for an answer, and of how she found Dr. Joseph Magnant who …

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a specific type of problem that is …

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Psoriasis Awareness Month: Can CBD Help?

Psoriasis Awareness Month: Can CBD Help?

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that affects 125 million people globally; however, what many people don’t realize is that it is an autoimmune disease. When the body’s immune system is triggered, skin cells become overactive and produce more skin than what can naturally be sloughed off, so the end result is red, irritated skin with dry patches that eventually …

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