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MEN AND THE GROWING TREND TOWARD COSMETIC PROCEDURES

MEN AND THE GROWING TREND TOWARD COSMETIC PROCEDURES

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men accounted for nearly 10% of the total cosmetic procedures in 2013. This was a 273% increase from 1997! In a study from 2015 to 2017, the percentage of men greater than or equal to 21 years old reporting the use of a daily skincare regimen …

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DVTs & Leg Swelling: What You Need to Know

DVTs & Leg Swelling: What You Need to Know

By Russell Becker, DO, Vascular Surgeon If you’ve experienced swollen legs, tingling, burning or itching sensations in your legs, a feeling of heaviness, aching, cramping, or skin discoloration, you could have Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs). Every year, nearly one million people are affected by DVTs, and sadly, approximately 100,000 of these cases end in death. These are grim statistics since …

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Sagewood Institute’s Unique Assessment Puts Patients on the Right Track to Health & Wellness

Sagewood Institute’s Unique Assessment Puts Patients on the Right Track to Health & Wellness

For many patients a routine annual physical is not complete enough to reach optimal health goals. Traditional medical practitioners have limited time for each patient. Often, a patient leaves the office with a pill for every ill. When a provider has exhausted medications, a patient is referred to an “ologist” to evaluate, perform expensive tests, and give more meditations or recommends …

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Summer Skin Routine: Amp it up with CBD

Summer Skin Routine: Amp it up with CBD

The hot humid weather, along with overexposure to the sun can leave skin feeling a lackluster, irritated and out of balance. There’s no doubt you’ve heard about the CBD craze that’s sweeping the nation. Well, now Vintage Joye Organics is offering CBD skincare to give your skin the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and brightening rescue it needs. With the following products your …

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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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The Double-Sided Discomfort of Heel Pain

The Double-Sided Discomfort of Heel Pain

Dr. Michael J. Petrocelli, Every year more than a million patients visit their doctor due to heel pain! The most common foot and heel discomfort is caused by an excruciating disorder known as heel spurs in combination with plantar fasciitis. Heel Spurs Heel spurs are calcium deposits that grow into boney protrusions under the heel bone. They are usually not too …

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9 Reasons Why EVERYONE Should Be Strength Training

9 Reasons Why EVERYONE Should Be Strength Training

By Adam Morris, DC A common misconception when it comes to resistance training is that it is only for strength athletes and young, athletic people. Research has continued to come out to show the benefits of strength training for ALL ages. Resistance training does not have to equate with using a barbell or dumbbells. Resistance training can include weight machines, …

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Don’t Sweat It: 3 Tips for Easing Stress of Your Home Purchase

Don’t Sweat It: 3 Tips for Easing Stress of Your Home Purchase

By Josh Mick Josh Mick is a Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer (NMLS #39767) and Divisional Sales Manager at CrossCountry Mortgage (NMLS #3029, NMLS #1825892). Southwest Florida’s summer heatwave may have you grabbing an extra bottle of water on your way out the door or trading your Saturday run for a relaxing float in the pool, but one thing you shouldn’t be …

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Erectile Dysfunction: It’s Important to Seek Treatment Early Don’t Just Mask Your Symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction

By Dr. Carolina Young Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is deeply related to vascular health. Many men that begin to experience ED have little idea that they need to treat the arteriosclerosis in the penis as well as in their body. Most standard medical practitioners will start a man on the “little blue pill,” but this only masks the symptoms of ED …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently …

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