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HOW IS DIABETIC RETINOPATHY DIAGNOSED?

Diabetic Retinopathy

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – A medical eye examination is the best way to detect changes inside your eye. An ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) can often diagnose and treat serious retinopathy before you are aware of any vision problems. The ophthalmologist dilates (enlarges) your pupil and looks inside of the eye with special equipment and lenses. If your …

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The Unstable Shoulder

The Unstable Shoulder

By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC – Q: What do Drew Brees, Lamar Odom, and Jacoby Ellsbury all have in common? A: Yes, they are all professional athletes, and they all have an annual income just slightly below the GDP of Bolivia, but (more to my point) they have all dislocated their shoulder at one time or another. The easiest way …

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“MITOCHONDROPATHY” Obtaining the energy we all want

MITOCHONDROPATHY

By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – Don’t we all need a little more energy in our lives?  Think of small children, running, jumping and playing all day (and night occasionally).  Where did all that energy that we previously had, disappear to?  Wouldn’t it be great if we could recapture those wonderful moments of boundless energy to do all …

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Facing Serious Illness? Palliative Care Can Help

Palliative Care Florida

By Paul Cain, Ph.D. and Donna Holm, CPA – At some point in our lives, we may face serious illness or become caregivers for a spouse or other family member. The challenges mount as the illness progresses and families often feel there are no options to help them navigate the complex healthcare system in order to meet the needs of …

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Breast Cancer: Dispelling Myth and Fact

Breast Cancer Question and Answer

Q: Dr. Gardner, My sister was just diagnosed with breast cancer, (DCIS), our grandmother died of breast cancer many years ago.  I do not know what to expect, we are all scared of losing her. Patricia age 45, West Palm Beach, FL A: Patricia, Cancer is a scary word for any family. I am sorry your family is facing this …

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THE “NATURAL” FACELIFT WITH SCULPTRA® AESTHETIC

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By Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP – There are a multitude of ads today advertising “anti-aging” and “returning to youth” but they should come with a special caveat: Be careful to choose what can actually make you look more youthful and healthy rather than make you look, well, weird. Discover the latest answer to natural anti-aging in Sculptra® Aesthetic. Why …

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Are Your Hormones and Vitamins Making You Sick?

Vitamins

By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – Many experts have concurred-hormone deficiency and imbalance can greatly affect the way you look, feel and even your overall health. The risks for every type of illness can increase if critical hormone levels such as thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA) and growth hormone are low. Did you know – …

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There’s A Fungus Among Us

Fungus

Getting a pedicure/manicure is a popular way to pamper yourself. But watch out. You could walk away with an infection due to the use of unsanitary tools and contaminated footbaths if the salon doesn’t practice proper hygiene. We have all seen news reports about the dangerous bacteria that can be carried in the pipes and filters of whirlpool and massage …

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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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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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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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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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