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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence …

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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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A Fit, Fun Summer

A Fit, Fun Summer

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors. The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging. Even after your workout is complete, your body does not stop – after a tough …

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Understanding Different Health Care Options: Know where to go before an emergency happens and the differences in cost

Understanding Different Health Care Options

By Dr. Christine Laramée, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare North/Central Florida Do you know all of your options when you need medical care? Your primary care doctor should always be first on your list, as they have easy access to your medical history and know the bigger picture when it comes to …

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Freedom is Never Free

Freedom is Never Free

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church Among the Mural Wall, and the nineteen stainless steel statues, and the United Nations Wall of the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. is the Pool of Remembrance.  This shallow Pool (thirty feet deep) is lined with black granite and is surrounded lushly …

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Ignoring Common Cardiac Symptoms Leads to Critical Issues

Ignoring Common Cardiac Symptoms Leads to Critical Issues

T.E. Vallabhan, MD, FACC John F. Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”  This statement holds true when we focus on many of the issues in life, especially our health.  Some of the most common cardiac risk symptoms are often overlooked.  Ideally, individuals …

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Four-Day Wellness Retreat Invites the “ReNew You” to America’s Happiest, Healthiest City

Four-Day Wellness Retreat Invites

Located on Florida’s Paradise Coast, Naples captivates visitors with an irresistible mix of soft, white sand beaches, beautiful scenery, colorful sunsets, thriving arts and culture, outdoor adventure, and world-renowned dining and shopping hotspots. Health, happiness and relaxation seem to come naturally in Naples, a city which has been ranked as …

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Know the ABCs of Skin Cancer

Know the ABCs of Skin Cancer

More than 3.3 million people are treated annually for non-melanoma skin cancer and over 76,000 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed this year. In the last 30 years, more people have had skin cancers than all other types of cancer combined. In fact, one in five Americans is …

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Underdiagnosed Prostate Cancer is a Silent Killer Munroe Regional Medical Center – Men’s Health Awareness Month

Underdiagnosed Prostate Cancer is a Silent Killer Munroe Regional Medical Center - Men’s Health Awareness Month

One of the leading health concerns for men is prostate disorders and cancer.  Over the last thirty years, the way most medical practitioners check for prostate cancer hasn’t changed very much, and unfortunately, this has led to higher statistics of men being underdiagnosed.  There are approximately 2.9 million men in the …

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL?

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL

Tired? Are your endurance and strength declining? Have you noticed a decline in your sexual function and lost interest in your sex life? Every man could answer “yes” to at least one of these questions after age 40. Common symptoms of low testosterone, they can also result from a myriad …

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Knee Pain: The Best Way to Treat Knee Injuries and Degenerative Disease

Knee Pain

Christopher Manseau M.D. Before jumping into anything more complex, a conservative approach to injuries and disorders are typically the standard moderate method to ease pain from disease or trauma; but with the knee, the intricate blood supply to the tissues can make it challenging for the body to heal itself naturally.  …

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Blurry Vision? Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Symptoms

Blurry Vision? Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Symptoms

Over 20 million Americans have cloudy optical lenses, and most of the aging population over the age of 45 may start to notice small changes in their vision, leading up to the primary cause, known as cataracts. The usual symptoms of cataracts are blurry vision, seeing double, sensitivity to light …

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CRANIAL ALIGNMENT: Moving the Skull Bones to Relieve Medical Disorders Like Chronic Pain and Illnesses

CRANIAL ALIGNMENT

Studies are showing the importance of cranial-sacral therapy, and it’s contribution to many overall health benefits.  The bones of the skull are like small plates that are connected through sutures.  These sutures are almost like perforated connections that have slight movement.  Skeptics often taut that these bones do not move at …

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Foot & Ankle Pain: Ignoring Your Symptoms Could Cause More Damage

Foot & Ankle Pain

More than 75% of people in the United States will experience foot disorders.  A large percentage of these individuals are in the aging population, but other factors can contribute to foot pain, like standing on your feet for extended periods of time, ill-fitting shoes, hereditary and genetic disorders, excessive exercise, …

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Rest IS Best Importance of sleep on health and well-being.

Rest IS Best Importance of sleep on health and well-being.

That sounds good doesn’t it? Let’s all rest more.  I mean, you have always been told that getting enough sleep is important… but why? Getting enough sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life and overall safety. Physical Health: Sleep is necessary to allow your body …

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Lifting the Veil

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Florida now has over 100,000 patients who are on the state registry to use medical marijuana (cannabis) and that number is rapidly rising. Considering the lack of support from organized medicine and efforts within the federal and state to derail the movement, the public has …

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