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Drug Combinations and Their Risks

Drug Combinations and Their Risks

When you visit your healthcare provider, you are probably asked, “What medications are you taking?” This is because some drugs shouldn’t be taken with others. The danger is from an effect called a drug-drug interaction. Some drug-drug interactions make the combined drugs have stronger effects than either one alone. Healthcare providers …

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How Your Heart’s Health Plays a Role

T.E. Vallabhan, MD, FACC Did you know that after the age of twenty our vascular systems begin to accumulate plaque?  Tiny plaque deposits can embed themselves into our delicate vascular structure throughout our entire bodies.  Over time the sticky plaque can mount up and cause hardening of the arteries, block …

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Ave Maria: Why Residents Value This Community Above All Else

Ave Maria: Why Residents Value This Community Above All Else

What do we really want in our community, neighborhood, and home?  The answer is resoundingly the same for most people, safety, happiness, good neighbors, amenities, variety, opportunity and location. For the third consecutive year in a row, Naples has been named the #1 well-being community in the United States. Being happy, …

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Distracted Driving: Don’t Be a Statistic

Distracted Driving: Don’t Be a Statistic

American House Distracted driving causes more than  300,000 accidents, annually. That’s one in every four, making it the number one cause of automobile accidents in the U.S. Although studies show texting while at the wheel is the leading cause of death among teens, this dangerous practice isn’t limited to inexperienced, young …

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Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

Written by Patricia Spitzer, PA-C – In collaboration with Dr. Thi Tran Spring is in the air and that means spring break and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. It’s a good time to go over sunscreens and sun prevention. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 5 …

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Lakeside Landings – Is Waiting For You to Experience The Best of the Best.

Lakeside Landings - Is Waiting For You to Experience The Best of the Best.

Do you want to experience the ultimate resort lifestyle, with sun-filled days and fun filled evenings?  Lakeside Landings has the answer.  With beautiful homes, peaceful surroundings and contemporary amenities, to maintenance-free living, it’s no wonder why more and more people are calling Lakeside Landings their hometown. Residents enjoy a massive …

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Treating Pain Fundamentally & Synergistically

Treating Pain Fundamentally & Synergistically

Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) is an integrative form of manual therapy that identifies and corrects structural and biomechanical imbalances in the body. By carefully analyzing dysfunctional postural and movement patterns, NST can be used to create a comprehensive therapy program to treat the underlying cause of pain, improve athletic performance, and prevent …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home.  After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room …

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Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

Prescribed an Opioid?

By Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are getting. UnitedHealth Group medical experts recommend you ask your doctor these questions about any opioid prescription. Common opioid brand names include …

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Arterial and Venous Circulation Dangers

Arterial and Venous Circulation Dangers

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Blood being carried toward the heart is called venous and blood being carried away from the heart is called arterial. Because proper blood circulation aids the body’s flow of nutrients and oxygen to the heart, brain and other organs, it’s imperative to maintain and improve …

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Local Attorney Patrick L. Smith Offers Flat Fee Estate Planning Services

Local Attorney Patrick L. Smith Offers Flat Fee Estate Planning Services

Estate planning does not need to be an expensive or time-consuming process, according to Attorney Patrick L. Smith. Whereas many attorneys bill their clients by the hour to handle their planning, Attorney Smith offers a complimentary consultation and has instituted a flat-fee system for his services.  For example, a basic …

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Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Over 35 years ago, stem cells were studied for their positive regenerative effects at the University of Cambridge.  Since that time, stem cell regenerative medicine has come a long way with numerous research trials and studies that show the efficacious benefits to various age groups, and for many different medical issues. …

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Neuromodulation: An Option for Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Neuromodulation: An Option for Chronic Neuropathic Pain

By Michelle Heine, PA-C, MMS – Ocala Health Neurosurgical Group The perception of pain is highly complex not only physiologically but the difference of pain perception between individuals is of great variance. Pain originates primarily from noxious stimuli such as touching a hot stove, being involved in a car accident …

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InterCommunity Cancer Center Focuses on Education During Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

InterCommunity Cancer Center Focuses on Education During Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Approximately 110,000 people are diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancers every year in the United States. Fortunately, many of these cancers are preventable and can be successfully treated if caught early. InterCommunity Cancer Center (ICCC) is encouraging people to learn more about these potentially life threatening diseases during Oral, …

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