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Burning, Tingling, Stabbing Pain

Understanding the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy By Adam Shuster, DO – Pain Management Consultants of SWFL – Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause of pain across a wide spectrum of patients.  Many patients are familiar with diabetic neuropathy.  Neuropathic pain is often described as burning, tingling, stabbing, and is often worse at night.  Patients may also suffer from numbness of …

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Healthy is Easy!

Welcome to Healthy is Easy; where the basics of health and wellness are simplified in a world of confusing information. To get started, let’s talk about nutrition information that we see in the media where advertisers legally slant their messages to confuse consumers, particularly, let’s focus on labeling of product packaging as it relates to nutrition. Does “Sugar Free” Mean …

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Take Charge of Breast Cancer

By Lisa Minic – You or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. After any cancer diagnosis it is perfectly normal for the patient to feel frightened, overwhelmed and full of uncertainty. Following a diagnosis of breast cancer, it is important to always remember that you are not alone. Never forget one fact: millions of women have …

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Eating For Skin Health

By Nora A. Davis, MS, ARNP – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified – Charlotte County Health Department – Have you heard “you are what you eat?” Research has shown that the food we eat definitely affects the skin.  Our skin is the largest human organ and not only gives us our appearance and shape, but protection, regulation of temperature, …

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Got Milk? No Whey!

We were at a birthday party in 2002. We had just eaten cake and ice cream. Our son Paul’s lip swelled, he became lethargic, started wheezing and vomited. We quickly recognized that he was having an anaphylactic reaction, gave him Benadryl, and called 911. We were fairly certain that it was a reaction to what he had eaten, but there …

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When Should One Begin Having Mammograms?

By Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte – Lately, there has been quite a bit of conflicting information on when women should begin having mammograms and if there is a magic age when women can stop having mammograms. Every time a new study comes out or a new recommendation is made, women become confused and perhaps even complacent in having their …

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Hematuria – Refer or Repeat?

By Nicholas Franco, M.D., Board Certified Urologist – Hematuria can be divided into two categories. Gross hematuria and microhematuria. Gross hematuria is visible blood in the urine with or without blood clots and may range from a blush color to dark red. Microhematuria is blood found on urinalysis that is not visible. Although a urine dipstick test may read positive …

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Living with Diabetes?

Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective – By Kara Jacobs – Dabetes 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 …

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Why Wellness Works

By Tori Gabriel, MBA-HA, Florida Heart Research Institute – More and more businesses across the nation are considering with renewed interest offering worksite wellness programs and services to their employees.  Why now – when businesses are struggling to stay afloat during the economic downturn is the case for workplace wellness gaining momentum?  Fortune 500 companies have long offered wellness programs …

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Is it My MEMORY… or Is it My HEARING?

The Latest Findings on the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Function! – By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services – Does your loved one constantly forget items that you know you’ve discussed with them, or is it possible that they didn’t actually hear the message correctly? This question has been a concern for many families who suspect that a …

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