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Rehab at Home

Rehab at Home

By Paul Cain, Ph.D. and Donna Holm, CPA – Few families anticipate how challenging the rehabilitation process can be… physically, mentally and emotionally, especially when trying to meet the non-medical issues, as well as compliance with the physician’s recommendations concerning activities in general and getting back into a daily routine. It is helpful to know resources are available to assist. …

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Mold Allergies – Miserable in South Florida

allergy

By Daniel N. Tucker, M.D. – South Florida’s humidity, warm temperatures and climate is a “Petri dish” for mold colonization. Our climate makes those suffering from a mold allergy feel tired, and often times miserable. Asthma, Allergic rhinitis (hay fever symptoms), chronic/recurrent sinusitis, skin problems (including hives), migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, food allergies, are just of few illnesses that frequently …

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Gum Recession (Loss): Do I Really Need to Treat It?

Gum Recession

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – Gingival (gum) recession is very common in our adult population.  There are many factors that lead to this problem including genetics (thanks mom and dad), habits (such as smoking), improper oral hygiene techniques, previous orthodontic therapy (tooth movement), excessive biting forces and insufficient visits to the dentist for professional oral health maintenance …

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How To Grow A Happy Marriage

Healthy Marriage

What is the single most important thing I must do to improve my marriage? – By Terry Hoskins – Often counselors will turn to communication techniques or personality testing to improve a marriage in trouble, but both of these strategies do not lead to real heart change. They are helpful tools when significant change has already taken place inside the …

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Early Detection of Stomach Cancer

By Shardul A. Nanavati, MD – At one time, stomach cancer was the most common type of cancer known in the United States. As the years progressed, the disease became less common among patients. While there are no definitive answers as to why, it’s thought to be related to the decline in salted or smoked food intake. Even with the …

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Strengthened Muscles Lead to Pain Relief

Neck Pain

NECK PAIN Addressing neck muscle weakness with a leading-edge Multi-Cervical Unit enables a patient to rid herself of chronic pain and improve range of motion. Carol Ann Kaminski certainly has her share of reasons for chronic neck pain. “It was normal childhood use and abuse of my body – skiing, gymnastics, trampolines, and some of the other things kids do,” …

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Connectivity and Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA – Hearing instruments are designed for enhancing speech communication from person to person, however there are some environments and situations even with good devices patients may continue struggle based on their hearing impairment. These situations can include non-face-to-face communication like in a car, communication at a long distance or in a large group, as …

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Proper Nutrition for Seniors

For older adults, the benefits of proper nutrition include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. Healthy eating and proper nutrition does not have to be about dieting and sacrifice. Eating well as a senior is all about consuming adequate amounts of fresh and colorful foods. …

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Difference between Spider Veins & Vericose

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Spider veins and varicose veins affect millions of people throughout the world and their treatment has changed dramatically over the last decade. With the advent of the new Laser and Radio Frequency Closure techniques and the efficacy of the current sclerosing solutions, most vein …

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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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What is Halitosis

By Brigid M. Bandy, RDH – No one wants to mention it, but everyone wishes someone would. To bring someone’s attention to their own halitosis (bad breath) is a delicate situation. Naturally, being in the dental field, I’ve had to broach this topic several times. After all, who wouldn’t want it brought to their attention to avoid future embarrassment? So …

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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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Protect yourself against shingles

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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