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IS GOUT STILL AROUND? YES, AND IT’S ON THE RISE AGAIN

Unless you or someone you know has experienced gout, you may think of it as a disease from the distant past that doesn’t get much mention today. But gout is still very much with us, and the number of Americans affected is increasing alongside the increases in obesity and other associated conditions. “Simply stated, gout happens when excess uric acid …

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2019 Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently published Clinical Cancer Advances 2019: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer. The report highlights the most important clinical research advances over the past year and makes recommendations for areas of focused research in the future. Advances Continue in Immunotherapy Research As you might expect, immunotherapy continues to be a leading area …

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Naples in the Summer: Holistic Pearls for Everyday Maladies

Naples in the Summer: Holistic Pearls for Everyday Maladies

By Svetlana Kogan, M.D. Hot summer is here in full swing. The specifics of our local climate dictate the way we plan out our daily schedules and time outdoors. Smart Floridians know how to avoid the heat strokes and the sunburns, but there are some less well known summer health concerns which I tend to see more of this time …

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Your Secondary Heart – The Key To Healthy Aging

Your Secondary Heart - The Key To Healthy Aging

Maintaining proper circulation can prevent what we often see as normal signs of aging, including memory loss, dizziness, and chronic fatigue. By Dr. Ken McLeod, Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton Most people are well aware of the health complications associated with high blood pressure. As we enter middle-age, our blood pressure tends to rise, and …

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The Toothbrush…

By Dr. Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS., DICOI We use it every day, sometimes a few times per day. Yet, have you ever stopped to think about what is hiding and growing inside on those bristles? Well, to give you an idea… Bacteria, fungus, viruses and plenty of side organisms that are infectious and not something you want back in …

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Have You Gone Through Menopause?

Have You Gone Through Menopause?

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG 1 in 3 women suffer from incontinence usually due to childbirth, strenuous exercise or menopause.  If you suffer from incontinence you are not alone.  Many women are reluctant to take medications and are not ready to take the step to surgery.  However, the embarrassment of leaks and the expense of incontinence products has a significant …

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Physical Fitness, Brain Health & Balanced Diet Among Keys to Longevity

Physical Fitness, Brain Health & Balanced Diet Among Keys to Longevity

At 94 ½ years old, Edith Fedelem isn’t slowing down. In fact, The Carlisle Naples resident is inspiring her neighbors and showing that age is just a number. Fedelem, who has lived in Naples for over 40 years, credits the maintenance-free lifestyle with enabling her to continue fitness regimen which includes Water Aerobics and Chair Exercise classes. She moved to …

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The Medical Implications of Self-Neglect

The Medical Implications of Self-Neglect

The issue of Elder Abuse is highlighted frequently in the media, however it is rarely reported that the most pervasive form of elder abuse remains the least and latest reported. In discussions of elder abuse, the literature typically fails to explore the most common form: self-neglect. When included statistically, self-neglect represents the highest percentage of elder abuse cases. The Public …

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Children with Mental Health Disorders:

Children with Mental Health Disorders:

Many Children are NOT Getting the Treatment they Need It’s not uncommon for children to have mental disorders. 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. Reported …

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Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know About MRI and Proper Diagnosis

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know About MRI and Proper Diagnosis

Prostate cancer is the third leading cancer among males. It is often a silent killer, as it rarely shows signs or symptoms until it has developed maturely and even metastasized into other areas of the body.1 This year alone, it will take over 31,620 men’s lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Prostate cancer can be diagnosed and …

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