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Braces are Not Just For Kids!

The Benefits of Straight Teeth By Dennis Lucas, D.M.D. – July was Dental Hygiene month, and in my last article I tried to address as much as possible on such an important subject. Dental hygiene can impact so many different parts of our overall health. Of course, I hit on all the basics: flossing, brushing and regular dental exams, but …

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Breast Cancer

By Michael Smith, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer it is likely that either you or one of your friends or family members will be affected. For that reason, it would be helpful for you to understand some …

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Ready, Set, School!

Whether it’s your child’s very first day—a very big experience—or your teen’s senior year, good parenting involves the “B” word: Breakfast! Eating well clearly keeps energy coming ‘til lunchtime, and stable blood sugar levels enhance a young one’s attention span. The menu, though, is critical to performance. Breakfast Tips for Back-to-School Shy away from pastries and sugared cereals. Look instead …

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Getting Well and Staying Well – Mind, Body & Spirit

By Yollo Wellness – Isn’t it time for a new health plan? A plan not instituted by our government system, but a plan devised and implemented just for YOU! There isn’t a quick fix for anything in life, so why would you think a pill or single treatment of anything can undo days, weeks or years of not taking care …

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PSORIASIS

By Charles Camisa, MD   – What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common skin disease that causes dry, red, scaly patches that are sometimes itchy and painful. Any part of the body may be affected, but the scalp, elbows, knees and torso are most common. Besides the skin discomfort and potential disfigurement, psoriasis can be physically disabling, especially if it …

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Living with Diabetes?

Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective – By Kara Jacobs – Diabetes is a term most Americans are becoming too comfortable with in their daily life.  Recent studies show that more and more of our local population are being diagnosed with diabetes–a disease that is largely preventable. Charles Kilo, M.D., of Millennium Physician Group in Naples, remembers growing up when …

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Swelling May Indicate An Overloaded Lymphatic System

By Alyssa Parker – Is Edema a Symptom of an Underlying Medical Condition? Does your edema start the day out as painless swelling that progresses throughout the day, leading to a sensation of heaviness in the limb, notably in hot weather or in the evening time? If so, your edema may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Some …

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Are Your Food Cravings Wrecking Your Diet?

By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C. – Most of us would be much thinner and healthier if we could just control our food cravings. You know what I’m talking about. When you are trying to finish a project, get to sleep or stick to a diet but you just can’t concentrate until you give in to whatever it is that you …

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Nutrition and Neuropathy

By Dr. Garrett Harte – We have all been told that good nutrition can generally lead to a longer healthy life. We also know that diets high in fats and sugars can cause diseases such as coronary artery disease and diabetes. What most of us don’t know is that improper diet can lead to malfunction of our nerves resulting in …

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Have Fun with Fruits & Vegetables!

By Charlotte County Health Department – One of the great things about fruits and vegetables is that something is always “in season.”  Freshly harvested produce is the best tasting, has the least waste and is generally the best buy. If you aren’t sure, staff in your produce section will know! Technology also helps us continue to have many of our …

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