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Venice Woman Regains Active Lifestyle After Carotid, Heart Valve Surgeries

Ellen Hofmann, pictured with her husband Gerhard, enjoys an active lifestyle following carotid artery surgery and minimally invasive heart valve surgery with Venice Regional’s heart team.

By Heidi Smith, Contributor Ellen Hofmann already knew she had a heart condition, so when she and her husband moved to Venice, she looked for a cardiologist. She believes she’s alive today because she didn’t delay following up on her care. “I found out in 2018 that one of my carotid arteries was 90 percent blocked (by plaque), then later, …

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Stress Management Tips From Freedom Village of Bradenton

Stress Management

Back in the 1980s there were numerous Calgon bath commercials that promised to wash away your worries. The tagline was “Calgon take me away.” Not too bad of an advertising messaging, because there is actually truth to it. Taking time for yourself can definitely help to decrease stress and anxiety. Here are 3 simple tips to reduce stress: #1 Take …

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Kids with ASD (Autism) and ADHD Eliminating The Symptoms With Neurofeedback

Kids with ASD

ASD and AHD symptoms can be directly related to an imbalance of brainwave function. For example, an excess of Delta energy can cause the loss of focus and concentration typically seen in ADD patients. Too many Alpha waves – this can lead to slower information processing, and an inability to do multiple tasks without difficulty. Can`t sit still? Too much …

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New Treatments For Knee Arthritis Now Available

Knee Arthritis

By: Regenexx Tampa Bay, Non-Surgical Orthopedic Specialists 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 …

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Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Low Dose Naltrexone

Earn More at Sarasota Compounding Pharmacy’s Free Educational Live – Webinar for Physicians Only Individuals who suffer from symptoms of gastrointestinal, autoimmune, dermatological and pain conditions make up 80% of the patient population. The good news? Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) has been studied recently as a potential treatment option. LDN increases endorphins, which are known to enhance immunity. How does this …

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What You Need to Know About Your IMMUNE SYSTEM


By Sheryl Hensel As long as your immune system is running smoothly, you don’t even notice it’s there or think about what it’s doing. What happens when it doesn’t work properly? Diseases like Colorectal Cancer, Endometriosis, Kidney Disease, Vision Impairments, and Brain Disorders to name a few start to set in. The role of an immune system is to protect …

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Omeza® Aims to Heal Wounds and Help Patients Recover: Innovative Products & A Local Clinical Trial

Omeza® Aims

Ask the majority of adults today how important omega fatty acids are, and they are sure to have an opinion on taking oral supplements or incorporating cold-water fish, krill, or algae into their daily diet. Several researchers, physicians, and key thought leaders in wound care began to develop prototypes based on omega fatty acid profiles to reduce inflammation, enhance blood …

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


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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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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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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