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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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Physical Therapy is Effective Preventive Care

By Cheung Teav, Physical Therapist with Pinnacle Physical Therapy – As we age, our muscles tend to become weak and lose their elasticity. In order to restore and enhance the flexibility of the body, physical therapy treatments are often prescribed. Treatment procedures utilize various strengthening and stretching exercises to maintain and restore normal body functioning. Physical therapy has been found …

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Protect Yourself Against Shingles: Get Vaccinated

By Audrey A. Lewerenz-Walsh, MD – Shingles is a disease that causes a painful skin rash and can lead to severe pain that can last for month or even years after the rash goes away. In addition to a painful rash, shingles can lead to other serious complications, including eye problems, as well. Many patiens suffering with Shingles describe the …

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I Think I Broke My Back

By Philip W. Tally, M.D. – Most of us, at some time in our life, have fallen down landing hard resulting in a sudden severe pain in the middle or lower back. This pain may be minor and only last a few days, or it may persist and gradually worsen. The outcome of a fall may include straining ligaments, slipping …

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Wellness from the Inside Out vs. Outside In

By Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic – A wellness approach to health is focusing on the underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption within the body and making interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize the conditions for normal function. The main difference between wellness care and standard conventional medical care is that wellness care seeks to turn on the body’s natural healing …

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Children and Prescriptions: A Special Challenge

By John’s Pharmacy – There are often several challenges when it comes to administering medications to children. Some children may resist taking a liquid medicine due its taste, others may have difficulty swallowing pills, and many have a fear of injections. More effective than a spoonful of sugar, pediatric compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for …

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Blood Pressure Safety: Monitor and Mantain

By Aldo Guevara, MD and Nena Korunda, MD, FACP Korunda Medical Institute – Did you know that if you are over the age of 20, you could be part of the 65 million Americans who suffer from high blood pressure? That is about one in three adults in the United States. Why should we be concerned? Each year, high blood …

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Ouch! My Eye Hurts!

By Dr. Todd B. Lang – According to the American Society of Trauma (ASOT), approximately 2.5 million eye injuries occur every year in the United States. Adult males 18 to 45 years of age are the most common age group to get injured in just under half of reported injuries. Approximately 25% of reported injuries occur in children under 18 …

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Dental Implications of Bisphosphonate Therapy

By Dr. Joseph Farag – In recent years some attention has been given to the osteoporosis medications called bisphosphonates and their complications with dental surgery, namely extractions and implants. Some recent research is helping doctors understand the relationship between some of these drugs and the dental complications that may be a result of taking them. Osteoporosis is the result of …

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Most Fatal Falls Occur at Home

By Bill Bambrick, Lexington Manor – “I have fallen and cannot get up!” We all have heard this line over the years with a slight chuckle based on its origin back in the 80’s and 90’s. Life Alert was the commercial that made us all aware of being safe at home. Is this the best solution or does it give …

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