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Physical Therapy: Your Key to Wellness!

Physical Therapy: Your Key to Wellness!

Getting people moving and keeping them active is the key to health care. But there are so many illnesses and injuries that can prevent people from being active; from simple sprains and strains of ligaments and muscles, to arthritis, back pain, and to medical problems such as neurologic conditions, heart, or lung disease and vertigo. Physical therapy can be the key …

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Does CBD Effectively Help with PTSD & Anxiety?

Does CBD Effectively Help with PTSD & Anxiety?

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life and usually short-lived, but for 40 million Americans, it’s a daily battle. Whether it’s anxiety due to biological, psychosocial, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the treatment options usually include behavioral therapy, counseling, and various prescription medications that block or dull different areas of the brain. There are neurotransmitters throughout the entire body …

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All the Rage with Celebrities, The Vampire Facelift and Facial Can Give You Your Youthful Appearance Back

All the Rage with Celebrities

As we age skin can become dull, lose elasticity and droop. There are of course surgical options and hyaluronic acid fillers, but the procedures that are topping everyone’s wish list are the Vampire facelift and the vampire facial. Naturally found in your blood, platelets are a rich source of proteins called growth factors, which promote healing and regeneration. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) …

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Men’s Health Month: PREVENTIVE CARE FOR A HEALTHY LIFE

June is recognized across the United States as Men’s Health Month. This is a good time for men and boys to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and make a stronger commitment towards early detection and treatment of disease. All too often, men will wait until they are feeling sick or in pain to seek medical attention, and typically …

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Tips for Talking to your Doctor about Pelvic Floor Disorders

Tips for Talking to your Doctor about Pelvic Floor Disorders

It can be difficult to talk about problems such as incontinence or vaginal bulges, even with a doctor. But doctors are used to talking about these problems, and it’s worth asking about your symptoms because they can be treated. Your doctor may refer you to a urogynecologist – an expert in treating these problems – if your doctor thinks a specialist …

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Let’s Join the NSC in Raising Awareness

Let’s Join the NSC in Raising Awareness

The National Safety Council (NSC) traditionally hosts National Safety Month every June to promote safety throughout the country, and this year’s focus is on reducing the leading causes of injury and death in our communities: • Emergencies • Wellness (or lack thereof) • Falls • Driving While groups of all ages have opportunities to enhance personal safety in each of these …

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Small ‘t’ versus Big ‘T’ Trauma

Strengths Perspective -Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Any distressing event that is beyond the normal human experience can be considered traumatic. With that definition in mind, trauma is more diverse, and common than many people may think. Generally, when thinking about trauma, the common associations are people who have gone to war/ have been exposed to combat, those who have experienced natural disasters, or those who have …

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Mark Dransfield: Overcoming the Barriers of Buying & Selling A Home

Mark Dransfield: Overcoming the Barriers of Buying & Selling A Home

When it comes to buying or selling your home, most of us know that there are plenty of steps (well, let’s call them as they are—Hurdles) to overcome along the way. Whether that is, as a buyer, finding the right kind of financing (call Josh Mick, he’s got you covered!), then finding the right property to buy (call Mark Dransfield, I’ve …

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See Better, Live Longer Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS After learning she had cataracts in both eyes, Jacqueline Pearlman began researching cataract surgeons in her area of Southwest Florida. Today, she is beyond thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed at Frantz EyeCare last year. “My vision now is amazing,” said Jacqueline. “It’s amazing what you see now …

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Commonly Asked Vein Questions

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Varicose and Spider Veins affect millions of people throughout the world. Over the last ten years the treatment of both Varicose and Spider Veins has changed drastically. Initially, the only available treatment for Varicose Veins was a radical surgical procedure called …

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