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Resolve to Have Healthy Teeth

Resolve to Have Healthy Teeth

Like many people, you may resolve to lead a healthier lifestyle each New Year. Have you considered enhancing your dental health as a goal? Good dental health habits not only promote healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, but contribute to your overall health as well. Here are some dental health …

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May-Thurner Syndrome: A Vascular Disorder Affecting Mostly Women

May-Thurner Syndrome- A Vascular Disorder Affecting Mostly Women

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Blood is carried toward the heart through our veins, and is called venous flow; blood is carried away from the heart through our arteries and is called arterial flow. Because proper blood circulation aids the body’s movement of nutrients and oxygen to the extremities, heart, …

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Debilitating Migraine Headaches: Local Neurologists can treat the Source of your Pain

Debilitating Migraine Headaches

By Nisha Sinha, MD If you suffer from migraines, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten adults in the U.S. suffer from severe headaches, and women are three times more likely than men to develop migraines. Painful headaches can affect individuals occasionally, frequently, or daily. While some are sharp and piercing, …

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Chronic Pain: Finding Relief with Physical Therapy & Manual Stretching

Chronic Pain

When chronic pain affects the neck, back, hands, feet or hips, difficulties arise when trying to get through  even the most menial daily tasks. The surrounding muscles begin to tighten as they try to overcompensate for the pain and protect the injured area. These tight muscles can create tension headaches, …

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Discharged From the hospital? Why Cardiology Follow-Up Care is Essential for Your Heart Health

Discharged From the hospital

If you have a cardiac episode that puts you in the Emergency Room or admits you to the hospital, one of the most important things you can do to ensure your cardiac health is managed properly is to see your cardiologist soon after you are discharged. Cardiac episodes are scary, …

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3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in the New Year

3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in the New Year

If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need. Three of the most popular and health-promoting …

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Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women – Pellet Therapy

Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women - Pellet Therapy

By Douglas C. Hall, M.D., GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist As we age, both men and women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance. For men, this is called andropause, and for women, it’s connected to perimenopause, menopause or postmenopause. The symptoms for males and females are very similar. …

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Dogs can get the Flu too

Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

Several years ago, canine influenza hit Florida, and since it’s initial inception, it has morphed into two strains, H3N8 and H3N2. Over the past several years, Best Friend’s Animal Hospital in Naples has unfortunately seen the number of dogs with the canine flu sky-rocket so much that they’ve had to …

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New Year, New You: Amp Up Your Skin Care Routine & Your Life

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It’s that time of year again! A time for new beginnings. What are you going to do to make this year better? That’s what countless people are trying to figure out. Attempting diets, exercise routines, spending more time with loved ones, and setting personal goals are all essential in our …

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Losing Weight To Get Healthy

Losing Weight To Get Healthy

Find out how Christine Lost 65 pounds, 40 inches and so much more Dr. Compton and his office in the Villages, Florida is now the exclusive provider of the Ideal Protein weight-loss system, which provides you with prepackaged meals, coupled with your own groceries that will have the weight falling off …

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Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in rotator cuff injuries.  As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case with individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger …

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Does Your Life Insurance Policy Measure Up?

Does Your Life Insurance Policy Measure Up?

What You Should Know Did you know that your life insurance plan might not be portable? What does that actually mean? Well, if your employer provides a group life insurance plan, those typically are written to move with you through your transitions. For example, if you make a career move, …

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Why You Should Get Your Omega-3 Index Measured

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Have you heard about the omega-3 index? Since 2004, scientists have been suggesting it as a tool for measuring a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, in a similar way to how cholesterol levels are used today. The more research comes out, the more researchers believe that the …

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Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option: What You Should Know About it’s History & Progress

Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Marijuana has been used as an effective and safe medicine for thousands of years in almost all civilizations including the USA. At that time, aspirin, opium, and cocaine were being discovered and touted as better drugs. There was also a financial incentive to outlaw the …

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Your Secret Weapon for the New Year

Your Secret Weapon for the New Year

By Alex Anderson In August of 1996, I was having breakfast with a pastor that I admired. He did not come from a privileged family, but his life was full of good things. He was very blessed in every way. He had started his church a year and a half earlier, …

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Unpacking the Benefits of Omega-3s for Anxiety

Unpacking the Benefits of Omega-3s for Anxiety

By Bo Martinsen, MD How much omega-3 should you take daily? For those interested in the benefits of omega-3s for anxiety, one new study suggests a higher dose than you might expect. The study, published in JAMA Network Open in September, found that omega-3s helped reduce the symptoms of anxiety; however, …

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