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MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MDM May is skin cancer awareness month, and as a dermatologist, it is a time that I put extra focus on raising awareness about skin cancer via education and skin cancer screenings. We kick off the month with Melanoma Monday (May 7th) which spotlights the most aggressive and deadliest form of skin cancer that has been …

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Women & Stroke

Women & Stroke

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Surprised? You’re not alone. Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, yet most women do not know their risk of having a stroke. These facts are alarming, but there …

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Blood Pressure Basics

Blood Pressure Basics

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood pressure reading has two numbers (for instance, 120/80). The first number is the systolic blood pressure, and measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure, and measures …

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Psycho-Oncology: How Unresolved Emotional Trauma Can Cause Cancer

Psycho-Oncology

By Dr. Wendy Nickerson and Sevi Cesta, RN, CNCC(C), MN Upcoming graduate in Dr. Nickerson’s Integrative Health Coach Training Program For decades now, research findings have indicated that the mind and body are intricately connected. And furthermore, that our thoughts and emotions dictate the quality of our health and can cause specific chronic diseases. This was overwhelmingly demonstrated in the findings …

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ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH

ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH

Arthritis is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. It can affect the joints of the wrists, hands, knees, hips, and shoulders. Other types of arthritis can affect the connective tissues and organs. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America and more than …

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Partners Imaging Center of Naples, Your Hometown Specialists

Partners Imaging Center of Naples, Your Hometown Specialists

Serving the Naples area as the leader in imaging, Partners Imaging Center of Naples is not only the trusted experts in the field, but they are also an integral part of the community. With the ability to accept same day appointments for your convenience and emergent situations, Partner’s Imaging is well-equipped with the most advanced technology and machines. They offer …

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What You Should Know About Clinical Trials

What You Should Know About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials or medical research studies offer a way for researchers to bring new therapies, medications, vaccines, and devices quicker to patients that need them. When a trial is held, rigorous protocols are always in place to protect the patient’s best outcome. Before phase one of any medical trial is brought to humans, they conduct thorough laboratory testing. The IRB (Institutional …

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What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP The best definition of functional medicine that I have seen is by Dr Dan Kalish.  He defines functional medicine as “a science-based approach to healing that is based primarily on natural health solutions to common health problems.”  The heavy use of labs, research and science embraces our current medical model and helps my …

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RINGING EAR? YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

RINGING EAR

Do you hear unusual noise in your head? You are NOT alone! Between 25 and 50 million Americans are plagued with a condition that is imperceptible to other people. They look normal, but they are suffering. In some cases, their agony drives them to consider suicide. Tinnitus is frequently described as ringing in the ears. The sounds are described in …

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Effective Regenerative Medicine Options for Chronic Back Pain

By Debra K. Brinker, RN Many people who suffer with chronic back pain go through the traditional protocols to no avail, because all too often the true underlying cause is not identified. The common denominator for many painful musculoskeletal conditions causing back pain is spinal instability due to injury to the ligaments. Regenerative options can provide solutions that correct the …

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