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Screenings Help Detect Head, Neck and Oral Cancers at Early Stages

Oral Cancers

While not as common as some other types of malignancies, oral cavity and oropharyngeal (head and neck) cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. During the pandemic, many people have chosen to delay or even skip routine screening exams that can detect these cancers at an early …

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Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Offers Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Therapy

Antibody Infusion

Bayfront Health Punta Gorda is offering monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of some cases of COVID-19 “For certain individuals recently diagnosed with COVID-19, monoclonal antibody therapy may help prevent hospitalization or worsening symptoms,” said Simon Grinshteyn, M.D., FAPWHc, BC-ADM, family medicine provider with Bayfront Health Medical Group. “The infusion consists of man-made antibodies that mirror the antibodies of patients …

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month: Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Offers Comprehensive Educational and Therapeutic Support

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Nearly 1 million people in the U.S. have Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a chronic and progressive disorder. 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year, and 15% of those are under the age of 50, which is called “young-onset.” As of yet, there is still no cure for Parkinson’s disease. The treatments available are medications, which help alleviate symptoms, and a …

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8 Dos and Don’ts of Owning a Vacation Rental

Owning a Vacation Rental

Are you considering a vacation home purchase that will produce valuable rental income when you’re not using the property? If so, check out these dos and don’ts to get the most out of your financial investment. DO: Create a financial plan. This will help you predict the potential revenue and expense of owning a rental property. DO: Work with a …

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RIGHT TO TRUST INFORMATION

By James W. Mallonee Clients often come to the office and ask about having a trust drawn up for them. My reply is generally why do you think you need a trust? The prominent answer is to avoid probate, but in reality, the responsive explanation is you won’t. There is another thought that should be taken into consideration about avoiding …

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Do You Have A Wound That Will Not Heal?

Do You Have A Wound

Chronic wounds affect 8.2 million patients annually. With an aging population and the increase incidents of diabetes and obesity, this number is expected to rise. If left untreated, chronic wounds become more severe, which not only affects quality of life but can also lead to limb loss. We had a chance to sit down with Family Foot & Leg Center’s …

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Attention Ladies: Have You Put Off Your Annual Screenings?

Annual Screenings

If you skipped your mammogram or DEXA or any other diagnostic screening due to the pandemic, or just being too busy, now is the time to make thos appointments. Physicians agree that you shouldn’t wait any longer because certain cancers and disorders can proliferate and spread rapidly, and early diagnosis is critical for treatment. In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new …

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APRIL, PARKINSON’S DISEAESE AWARENESS MONTH “PD TREATMENT CENTER OF SWFL”. OUR LIVE PROGRAM

PARKINSON’S DISEAESE

By Ramon A. Gil, M.D., Medical Director, Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center of SWFL Dear Friends: The Chinese called 2020: “Year of the Rat”. In their culture, this animal represents “fertility, reproduction and wealth”. For mankind 2020 will be a year “which will live in infamy”. Others have called it: “The Year of the Zoom”. Well, I do not know about …

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When You Are At Your Wits End

When You Are At Your Wits End

Have you ever been at your wits’ end? Have you ever been so confused that you didn’t really know which way was up? Have you ever had the feeling, “I know I need to do something…but I don’t know what ‘something’ to do.” The Bible tells the story of a group of sailors who went out to sea and encountered …

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Are You Experiencing DRY EYE SYNDROME?

Do your eyes ever feel dry, itchy or gritty? Do you find it difficult to naturally produce tears? Are you overly dependent on moisturizing eye drops to help you get through the workday? Perhaps, like thousands of people, you wake up in the middle of the night and cannot produce natural tears when you blink? This could be attributable to …

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