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Diabetes & The Risk of Foot Ulcers Should NOT be Ignored

Diabetes

Did you know that 84 million people in the United States are prediabetic? And over 30 million people have the disease. Specialists are saying that it’s an epidemic. There are two primary forms of the disease, known as type I and II; while both are equally dangerous, type II is the most common. Glucose is the byproduct of the breakdown …

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An Eye-Friendly Look at Nutrition

An Eye-Friendly Look at Nutrition

Elmquist Eye Group evaluates vitamins and supplements for healthy eyes and vision Anutritious diet plays an important role in overall health, which includes the health of your eyes and vision. Yet, many people struggle to consume the nutrients they need through diet alone. While you cannot replace healthy eating habits, multivitamins and supplements can help fill the nutritional gaps when …

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Enjoy Pregnancy without Foot Pain Physician offers mothers-to-be remedies for aching feet

Enjoy Pregnancy

By Sahiba Singh, DPM, AACFAS “Oh my aching feet” is a phrase you hear often from pregnant women. But, are sore feet a symptom they just must deal with during pregnancy? According to Fort Myers foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Singh, the answer is “no.” There are many remedies available to help alleviate foot pain. Dr. Singh states women often …

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Staying Active Helps the Body and Brain Thrive

Staying Active Helps the Body and Brain Thrive

What Campo Felice’s Fitness Instructor Wants Seniors to Know Sarah Antonucci is the Fitness Coordinator with Campo Felice. Because she works with residents firsthand and has built treasured relation ships with them, we wanted to learn more and get insight into why it’s important for seniors to stay active and how Campo Felice goes beyond expectations. H&W: Tell us more …

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Do You Need a Calcium Score? Detecting Plaque (atherosclerosis) Can Save Your Life

Radiology Regional

In today’s advanced medical world, we have so many tests that can pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with our hearts and cardiovascular system; if only more patients would take advantage of getting screened or tested to know where their risk factors and cardiac health fall, they would give themselves a jump start on living a much healthier life with greater longevity. …

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Good News for Back Pain Sufferers. Regenerative Medicine With Comprehensive Rehabilitation May be The Solution

Good News for Back Pain Sufferers

Dr. Sebastian Klisiewicz, D.O. A WHOLE-PERSON APPROACH TO TREATING PAIN, INJURIES AND FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS Back pain is one of the most common conditions leading patients to seek medical care. Eighty percent of adults will experience back pain at some point in their life. Back pain can present in many different ways. The pain can be in the lower back only; …

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Can Regenerative Medicine Relieve Your Shoulder Pain?

By Physicians Rehabilitation If you suffer from shoulder pain due to injury, degeneration or disease, you know that most physicians will tell you there are two options, medications such as narcotics, or steroids (which are addictive and risky), or surgery, which is often unnecessary. While surgery may be needed with severe cases, it is permanent, and it often fails to …

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Shoulder Injuries and Your Treatment Options

Shoulder Injuries and Your Treatment Options

Driving along the beach, nearby parks or in many communities, you’ll notice that people of all ages are living active lifestyles. Here in Florida, we have gorgeous weather throughout the entire year, which allows for more activities like jogging, tennis, pickleball, kayaking, pushing grandchildren on the swing, and the list goes on and on; but with all of this healthy …

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Heart Health: Advanced Methods for Lowering Cholesterol and Reducing Plaque

Methods for Lowering Cholesterol

By Dr. Doreen DeStefano, ARNP Each year 370,000 deaths occur from coronary heart disease. To date, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Being proactive about heart health is always best, which requires lowering stress levels, exercise, eating healthy, limiting alcohol, and quitting smoking. Along with these methods, many individuals face surgeries or procedures to …

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What to do when self-reliant baby boomers need help at home

baby boomers

By Helen Bach The vast majority of seniors prefer to “age-in-place” or continue living in their own homes or communities. According to aarp.org, “nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe their current residence is where they will always live.” While it is a fantastic …

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