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BIG Movements Help Parkinson Patients

BIG Movements Help Parkinson Patients

By Lisa Hotaling, PT – Aprogressive disorder of the nervous system resulting in loss of dopamine-producing brain cells; Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common degenerative brain disorder, second only to Alzheimer disease. Patients diagnosed with PD may experience one or more of these symptoms: tremor, slowed movement (bradykinesia), rigidity in the muscles, altered posture and balance, changes in …

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EsophyX: Offers Non-Invasive, Lasting Relief from GERD Without Medications

By Gary M. Bunch, M.D., F.A.C.S. – Heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD—these terms are inter-related, but are not similar. Heartburn is the symptom which you will feel when the acid in the stomach moves up to your esophagus. This movement is known as acid reflux which happens when there is an over-secretion of gastric juices in the stomach and the …

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Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth

By Dr. Marcelo W. Mattschei, DDS – Do you ever experience a pain in your teeth when eating ice cream or sipping hot coffee? Do you find that brushing or flossing occasionally makes you wince? If you answered yes to either of these questions you likely have sensitive teeth. Many Americans are walking around today, unable to enjoy a cold …

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A Lifetime Plan for Seniors for Continued Independence at Home

A Lifetime Plan for Seniors for Continued Independence at Home

By Geri Spaeth, Executive Director, Senior Choice at Home – Staying active, independent and healthy while living in the comfort of home ranks among the top goals for many people in their retirement years in Southwest Florida. But none of us knows what lies ahead when it comes to our ability to remain independent and healthy. One way to ensure …

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Senior Home Care Provides Invaluable Services

Senior Home Care Provides Invaluable Services

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Most people want to continue living independently in their own homes long into their retirement years. Remaining self-sufficient in familiar surroundings is important to many seniors. Unfortunately, certain situations — a sudden illness, a chronic condition, and the very fact of aging — affect a person’s ability to care for themselves and/or effectively manage their …

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

By W.L. “Hunter” Huntley, III, HAS., BC-HIS – The month of February is designated as National Heart Health Month.  Maintaining a healthy heart is extremely important for a multitude of reasons. The heart is the most vital organ in our body to promote an overall sense of well-being. What the majority of people don’t realize is how much a healthy …

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Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia

By Adam Shuster, DO Pain Management Consultants of SWFL – Shingles is one of the most common neuropathic pain syndromes affecting adults in the United States.  Roughly 20% of the population will experience shingles in their lifetime. Shingles is cause by a viral infection (Herpes Zoster). Usually, pain may start five to seven days prior to eruption of a rash. The …

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FEBRUARY FORECAST – FEAR OR FESTIVE?

FEAR OR FESTIVE

Do you see life as a glass of water half-filled or half-empty? By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – I know a person who is so pessimistic that he not only sees life as a glass being half-filled, he even believes that the water in the glass is polluted! My hope and prayer for you is that you see February …

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Limb Swelling: A Search for New Treatments

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Finding an effective treatment of leg edema is a challenge many physicians face. Chronic leg swelling that builds up overtime, is often indicative of a serious disorder, and may become disabling if left untreated. There are two types of leg edema venous insufficiency and lymphedema. Unfortunately, Lymphedema is under-recognized in most instances. For years lymphedema has …

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Loving Yourself

Loving Yourself

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis  – Secular psychology tells us that many of our problems are the result of not loving ourselves. They conclude the root culprit of many psychological disorders is a lack of love for self. Others resolve that a person who does not love themselves is incapable of loving God or anyone else. Pierre Corneille, a …

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