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Understanding Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a common and progressive medical condition that affects the veins in the legs. It occurs when the valves inside the veins become damaged or weakened, causing blood to pool or flow backward instead of returning to the heart. This condition can lead to various symptoms and complications if left untreated. Causes and Risk Factors The …

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What’s the Difference


In the realm of cognitive health, two terms often intermingle, causing confusion: Alzheimer’s and dementia. While they are related, understanding their distinctions is crucial for proper diagnosis, treatment, and support. Grasping the contrast between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia not only aids those living with these conditions but also offers invaluable guidance to caregivers. Read on to unravel this perplexity and …

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Meet The Terraces Team: Jenna Drese, Senior Living Transitions Specialist

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For more than a decade, Jenna Drese has dedicated herself to making the transition to senior living a smooth and fulfilling experience. As a senior living transitions specialist at The Terraces at Bonita Springs, she’s witnessed firsthand the challenges and excitement that come with this new chapter. With her unwavering positivity, insightful guidance, and in-depth knowledge of our community, Jenna …

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By Patrick Bartholomew Jr., DPM, AACFAS As a podiatrist, I often see the effects of sun damage on the feet and lower limbs in my patients. Many people are unaware of the importance of UV protection for their feet, but it is just as crucial as protecting other parts of the body from the sun’s harmful rays. First and foremost, …

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Understanding Medicaid: What Does Medicaid Cover?


By Ehren Frey, Esquire In the complex and frequently changing landscape of health care in the United States, Medicaid stands out as a vital program. Since 1965, it has provided essential coverage to millions of individuals and families. Alongside Medicare, Medicaid serves as a lifeline for those who may otherwise struggle to afford long term care services. And though many …

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Unraveling the Ancient Healing Art of Acupuncture: Origins, Benefits, and Modern Applications

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By Dr. Mary Lambert, AP, DOM The first time I experienced acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was in the early 2000s after a car accident. I knew nothing about it, but I knew that conventional therapies were not helping to resolve the pain from my injuries. So off I went to the acupuncture clinic, where the Acupuncture Physician utilized …

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July Is UV Safety Month: Protecting Your Eyes from Harmful Rays

As the summer sun reaches its peak intensity, July marks an important reminder of the need for UV safety. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun’s rays can have severe consequences for our eye health, particularly when it comes to the development of cataracts. This UV Safety Month, it’s crucial to understand the risks and take proactive measures to safeguard your …

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What Does Sunscreen Really Do and Ingredients to Look For?


By Dr. Andrew Kontos With summer approaching and UV Safety Month in full swing, it’s a great time to talk about sunscreen and its importance in protecting our skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Sunscreen is a crucial line of defense against sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer, but it’s essential to understand how it works and what …

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Implant Dentistry can Give a New Smile!

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS If you’re missing teeth, implant dentistry may be the best option to get a new smile. Dental implants can improve your smile in a variety of ways, and some of them may even be surprising. Here’s what you need to know. Understanding the Basics of Implant Dentistry Implant dentistry has existed since the 1980s, …

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Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep You Away from the Dentist

Dental Anxiety

In 2024 with all of the advances in dentistry, any people still have anxiety about dental treatment. Advances that make your experience more pleasant include digital radiographs (more efficient, less radiation and less chair time), digital 3 dimensional scans (no more messy impressions), topical anesthetic (less feeling with local anesthetic injection), and numbing gels (used for dental cleaning if needed), …

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