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DO NOT PATCH! CURE INSTEAD!

DO NOT PATCH! CURE INSTEAD!

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, MD and Darian Yera, APRN Sometimes it is difficult for men to talk about Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Impotence, as it is commonly known, affects not only men but also their partners, as a problem affecting the romantic life and the emotional health of the couple. It’s essential for the couple to understand that ED is very common, most …

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Does Laser Hair Removal Really Work? What You Should Know

Does Laser Hair Removal Really Work

Unwanted hair – how can we really get RID of it? The latest technology for laser hair removal incorporates cutting-edge advancements that provide fast, efficient hair elimination with minimal discomfort. Hair follicles go through growth cycles and after a period of time, will become dormant. One treatment will not remove all hair follicles, so only the active follicles that are …

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Snowbirds and Seasonal Rentals

Snowbirds and Seasonal Rentals

For many seniors, Southwest Florida is considered home during the colder months of the year. From October until April, snowbirds make their way to our beautiful region to enjoy all that it has to offer. For those who choose not to take on the financial burden of home ownership, it can be difficult to find seasonal rentals that tick all …

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What you should know about dense breast

What you should know about dense breast

From the American College of Radiology What is breast density? Breasts are made up of a mixture of fibrous and glandular tissue and fatty tissue. Your breasts are considered dense if you have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue but not much fat. Density may decrease with age, but there is little, if any, change in most women. How …

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Can CBD Relieve Anxiety & Depression?

Can CBD Relieve Anxiety & Depression?

The intriguing anatomy and process of our brains help us to better understand the production of fear, anxiety, worry and the decision to take flight or to fight. 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, …

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Arthritic Hand Conditions: What Are Your Treatment Options?

Arthritic Hand Conditions: What Are Your Treatment Options?

Disease states or trauma can damage the joints, bones, and soft tissue in our hands, thumb, and fingers. Arthritis of the hand is a common condition, especially in women, and it often affects the base of the thumb joint. Some of the general arthritic hand symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, loss of range of motion, and inadequate blood …

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Flashing Lights and Odd-Ball Beeps The Tools that Help PASWFL Map and Treat Depression

Figure 1: Robert Pollack MD in 1986 trying out an early version of a QEEG.

By Robert W. Pollack, M.D. CEO Quantitative Electroencephalograms (QEEG’s) Help us ‘See’ Depression QEEGs have allowed us to repurpose existing neurological tests to help us better diagnose and treat major depressive, and related, disorders. Until now, we have bolstered a solid history and mental status examination with direct patient queries, objective written tests and scales. Technology and neurochemistry have given …

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A Healthier Life After Cataract Surgery – What you need to know

A Healthier Life After Cataract Surgery - What you need to know

Farrell C. Tyson, MD, FACS Are activities you once enjoyed becoming less frequent? Have routine tasks become more challenging, such as night time driving? Are once vibrant colors and visual contrast now dull and muted? If you can relate to any of these questions, cataracts may be affecting your personal safety and quality of life. Recent studies have shown that …

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Liver Health & Functional Medicine Methods

The liver is known for its natural detoxification ability to rid the body of chemicals, toxins, and substances. It breaks down fats and produces energy, and its primary function is to filter and clean the blood from the digestive tract, which is then allocated throughout the body. Bile is also secreted from the liver and redistributed to the intestines. Many …

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Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the ICEBERG. Q&A with Dr. Joseph G. Magnant

Spider Veins

Q. What are Spider Veins? A. Spider veins are fine thread-like veins found on the skin surface, which are commonly seen anywhere in the legs. Large purple clusters of spider veins are referred to as telangiectasia. Spider veins & telangiectasia may be a sign of underlying vein disease, especially when found below the knee and around the ankle. Treatment of …

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