Cookie’s Lasting Legacy
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Breast cancer is debilitating in more ways than one. In addition to fighting a deadly disease, women often feel sapped of their femininity. But it was one woman’s wish to give others much…
Growing Up with Crohn’s Disease
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More children than ever are being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and doctors are finding they need to make special considerations with their care. Up to 80 percent of young patients will have…
Improving Survival for Female Cancers
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For the past five years, a small group of Lee County women have been participating in a groundbreaking study using a type of radiation therapy initially used in prostate cancer. The research is…
Keeping Stride with Barefoot Running
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Avid runners and casual athletes alike are going bare…as in barefoot running. Minimal-style shoes are making it easy to try out natural running, but it may not be for everyone.
Heart Attack Myth Busters
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Heart disease is the number one killer in this country, but experts believe fewer people might suffer a fatal attack if they knew the facts about heart health.
It’s one of the harsh realities…
Lengthening the Achilles Tendon
As many as half of stroke patients will experience a muscle tightening or what’s called a contracture. The complication can leave them unable to fully stretch an arm or leg.
A stroke in…
Changing the Course of Diabetes
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Richard Franklin was a different man just six months ago.
“I was fat, dumb and happy.”
Until a medical emergency changed his life, as Richard was admitted to Gulf Coast Medical Center…
Born Addicted NAS
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It's on the rise across the nation.
Born addicted, it might be hard to swallow but hospitals are seeing it on a regular basis. It is so common the have given it a clinical name.
Jumping into Swim Therapy
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Studies show that exercise slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The problem is, many people who have the disease find it hard to move at all. That’s leading some patients to…
Congestive Heart Failure Fact and Fiction
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The diagnosis is frightening. When you hear the words ‘congestive heart failure,’ you’re likely to fear the worst.
Congestive heart failure: a common heart condition, it’s…
Trending Now – Occupational Health
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You may have done to one yourself; years ago, many companies employed a company doctor. It’s a concept that’s taking on new life and new meaning as business try to maintain a healthy…
Changing Mindset of Juvenile Diabetes
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A few years ago, it was rare to find a child with type 2 diabetes. It used to be thought diabetes found in childhood was type 1, or juvenile diabetes. Not anymore. Now, according to the CDC, over…
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