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Cape Coral Man Loses 180 Pounds Thanks to Venice Regional’s Bariatric Program

Cape Coral Man Loses 180 Pounds

There are 24 million people in the U.S. who are morbidly obese; 72.5 million people meet the criteria for obesity. With bariatric surgery, a single intervention can change the lives of many of these people. Cape Coral resident Bill Reese was one of them. He had high blood pressure, took 16 pills a day and was about to need daily …

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Memory Care at HarborChase

Memory Care at HarborChase

No decision seems harder than moving a cognitively challenged parent into a memory care community, and yet it may well be the most loving thing one can do. Particularly when you choose HarborChase. In this safe and loving harbor for residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s, we honor the strengths and abilities of each individual, while supporting families and friends on …

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Bladeless All-LASER LASIK Imagine Your Life Without Glasses

Bladeless All-LASER LASIK Imagine Your Life Without Glasses

There are lots of reasons people want to ditch their glasses—ranging from “I can’t see anything when I’m snorkeling!” to “My glasses get in the way when I give my husband a kiss.” Many dream of waking up one morning and being able to see without prescription lenses. LASIK can do just that! Patients even comment that they can’t imagine …

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Do’s and Don’ts For a Red, White and Blue Summer

Do’s and Don’ts For a Red, White and Blue Summer

Summer and her “Dog Days” are here.  Afternoon showers, steamy evenings and praise for air conditioners complete the picture.  While summer can be the favorite season for some, it also is the least favorite for others. We celebrate our nation’s birthday on July Fourth, so let’s start there.  If you are planning a picnic, here is a reminder of some …

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5210: A Simple Message for a Healthier Life

Obesity and the chronic conditions related to obesity pose the most costly public health challenge in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US spends more than 150 billion dollars on medical care costs associated with this disease. Over the last 50 years, Florida has seen an exponential increase in overweight and obesity rates. In …

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Sugar Consumption & Poor Oral Health

Sugar Consumption & Poor Oral Health

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman The average American consumes 150-170 pounds of sugar per year. That’s over 300,000 calories that can negatively impact your overall health in several ways: • Expanding waistline • Coronary heart disease • Type II diabetes • Metabolic syndrome • High blood pressure • Cancer • Cavities The severity of sugar’s impact on your teeth can vary …

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Tips for Staying Cool During a Summer Run

Tips for Staying Cool During a Summer Run

1. Try Running Early in the Morning It’s the coolest, most serene part of the day, and there’s nothing like a morning run to boost your mood all day long. 2. Drink Like Crazy Even if you don’t feel thirsty, drink at least 8 oz. of fluid each hour, and more if you’re outside or tend to perspire a lot. …

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Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Life-giving Attitude Part One: The Top FivePercent By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church In my twenties, I was fortunate enough be in sales for a number of years. As in most sales careers, training on social interaction for the purpose of making the sale is imperative, especially for a greenhorn like I was at the time.  …

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To Mesh or Not to Mesh?

To Mesh or Not to Mesh

A guide to pelvic floor prolapse and the benefits of Robotic Assisted Sacrocolpopexy By Dr. Sean Castellucci, Urology Partners What are these ads on television about bladder slings?  Did I have that done to me in the past?  Should I be worried that I will have a problem from a prior surgery or even a future surgery?  These are very …

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IT’S ABOUT LIVING IN PLACE, NOT AGING IN PLACE

IT’S ABOUT LIVING IN PLACE, NOT AGING IN PLACE

By Jeff Spector, Lead Designer – Curtis Allen Designs Like most people, I occasionally dream about retiring somewhere fun—say, to a houseboat in Seattle, or a one-bedroom rental in Brooklyn, or maybe a chateau in Provence. But I have another fantasy, this one involving a place closer to heart, as in, my home. In this scenario, I stay exactly where …

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