Sarasota Edition

Stroke Survivor Credits Venice Regional Team for Happy Outcome

Stroke Survivor

By Heidi Smith, Contributor It was Ash Wednesday, 2017. Fred Friedman and his wife, Kathy, remember it well. As observant Catholics, the Minnesota snowbirds were fasting and reflecting. That morning, Fred and a neighbor had enjoyed a walk on Venice beach. Later, as Fred was trouble-shooting a malfunctioning TV in the bedroom, he suddenly felt dizzy and nauseous. There was …

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Academic Alliance in Dermatology Caring for YOU from the Outside In

Academic Alliance

Academic Alliance in Dermatology is looking forward to serving patients throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties in 2021. As dermatology specialists, our board-certified physicians have completed advanced medical training in dermatology and have acquired decades of experience in both adult and pediatric dermatology. Advanced medical training allows our physicians to specialize in the treatment of complex skin diseases as well as …

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Knee Pain Treatments: New FDA-Compliant Stem Cell Therapy Advancements Bring Hope and Relief For Knee Arthritis

By Regenexx Tampa Bay, Regenerative Medicine Knee arthritis affects more Americans than any other joint disorder in the United States. By age 60, an estimated 10 percent of men and 13 percent of women have knee arthritis. Knee arthritis and chronic knee pain often mean that you have to avoid the activities you love (from hiking to dancing to chasing …

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Exercise and Venous Disease

Excercise and Venous Disease

Exercise is one of the most important factors in determining how healthy our veins are. Vein diseases, namely venous insufficiency and varicose veins are caused by a variety of factors, but fortunately there are exercises that can make a huge impact in improving overall vein health. CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY As many as 40 million people suffer from varicose veins or …

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Three of The Top Reasons to Consider Senior Living

#1 The Housing Market & Maintenance-Free Living If you’re a senior that’s contemplating senior living options, now is a great time to make a move. With real estate listings skyrocketing, limited inventory, and out-of-towners clamoring to move to the sunshine state, if you’re considering selling your home and moving into a senior community with independent living and luxurious amenities, schedule …

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Struggling to Lose Weight? Balanced Hormones, Diet, and Lifestyle Choices are Your MOST Powerful Weapon!

Gerry Letendre, RPh, MBA, CHt 85% of the people in our country are overweight. With fad diets, extreme lifestyle disruptions and unhealthy diet pills, and other means to control appetite, over the years, most people have lost a few pounds, only to regain them rather quickly once they stop using those means. Why? Because the underlying condition is left untreated. …

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Living with Lewy Body?

Lewy Body

With 6 million Americans already diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease, a growing number of these individuals  also have a lesser known form of Dementia called Lewy Body Dementia or LBD. Lewy Body proteins can be found in Alzheimer’s patients, Parkinson’s patients or can be independent diagnosis. This medical condition takes on strong characteristics of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and unfortunately, …

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Want 20/20 Vision for 2021? Why You Shouldn’t Put off Your Eye Exam

Want 20/20 Vision for 2021

While many of us are glad to see the year 2020 be a thing of the past, is 2021 the year that you’ll finally look into correcting your vision permanently? Imagine a world without visual limitations; no more glasses fogging up, forgetting your reading glasses, dealing with scratched lenses or struggling with contacts. Quigley Eye Specialists Uses High-End Lasers Lasers …

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Wild Lily Grand Opening Just in Time For The New Year

Wild Lily Grand Opening

Here at Wild Lily, our motto is “Beauty, Elevated”. Wild, an adjective describing ‘living or growing in the natural environment’, and Lily, a fresh flower symbolizing purity and modesty, our philosophy is to enhance your natural beauty in a way that’s refreshingly honest. This is why we are committed to excellence, not just in the services we offer, but in …

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How to make – and keep – a New Year’s resolution to quit tobacco.

quit tobacco

It is no secret that most New Year’s resolutions tend to fail before they even have a chance to “get off the ground”. However, something about the “clean slate” that a new year brings inspires every one of us to try anyway. We think about all the positive changes we want to make in our lives, get off to a …

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