Ask The Pharmacist: Finding the cause of migraine headaches
Published 5/14/2013 at 1:56 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I've had migraine headaches for 11 years and live on triptan drugs and ibuprofen. There must be something else I can do. Please lend some sensible "Suzy" insight, I'm desperate. – J.C., Tuscon, Arizona Answer: The sensible thing for ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Pain relief for tendonitis, sprains and strains
Published 5/7/2013 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments
Question: After years of hiking without many problems, I began experiencing pain near my ankle and heel. My doctor diagnosed "Achilles tendonitis" and prescribed medicine which did reduce pain and swelling. I'm still worried I'll not be able to hike ...
Review: Broadway Palm celebrates 'the change' in 'Menopause the Musical'
Published 4/15/2013 at 2:15 p.m. 0 comments
Ladies, this one is for you. "Menopause the Musical" runs until May 18. Put down the paper. Call. Now. Grab your sister, your girlfriends and the gals at the office. Group discounts start at 20 people; the drinks are lethal. ...
Research hails Mediterranean diet, with fats and nuts, but eat your veggies, too
Published 3/4/2013 at 2:04 p.m. 0 comments
Mediterranean diet, the benefits of eating olive oil and tree nuts.
PHOTOS: Hundreds attend Avow Hospice butterfly release
Published 3/4/2013 at 1:45 p.m. 0 comments
Hundreds of members of the community showed up on this brisk morning to help celebrate Avow’s 30th Anniversary and Annual Butterfly Release at Cambier Park in Naples, Saturday March 2, 2013.
Parents find solace at Camp Jeffrey, a place where developmentally disabled adults can play
Published 2/26/2013 at 2:03 p.m. 0 comments
St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Marco Island hosts Camp Jeffrey, a camp for challenged or disabled children and young adults, 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, which serves as a respite for the caregivers of the campers now through April. Volunteers ...
New medical choice on Marco Island: Physicians Regional opens sparkling new 9,000 sq. ft. clinic on island; throws a party to celebrate
Published 2/21/2013 at 11:25 a.m. 0 comments
What Rick Locastro wanted Marco Island to know about the new Physicians Regional medical clinic is the level of commitment the hospital group is making to the island. Locastro, chief operating officer of Physicians Regional Healthcare System and a Marco ...
Physicians Regional's Marco Island clinic could open by month's end
Published 1/14/2013 at 7:00 a.m. 0 comments
Physicians Regional Healthcare System is delivering on a promise to Marco Island residents and visitors to open a medical center in the community, either at the end of the month or in early February.
Bounce houses have become a party hit, but children's injuries soar
Published 11/27/2012 at 5:30 a.m. 0 comments
They might be a big hit at kids' birthday parties, but inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous, with the number of injuries soaring in recent years, a nationwide study found.
Surveys show employers making few health plan changes before Obamacare begins
Published 11/26/2012 at 5:30 a.m. 0 comments
2013 is expected to be the calm before the storm when it comes to health insurance.
Health departments push idea of smoke-free rental units in Collier, Lee
Published 11/15/2012 at 5:00 a.m. 0 comments
The state Department of Health is in its second year of an initiative to encourage smoke-free housing. Although successes are few, tobacco prevention coordinators are staying the course. It's a tough sell convincing property managers and landlords to ban smoking ...
Area food banks, churches and shelters collect donations for Thanksgiving, Christmas
Published 11/9/2012 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments
Feed the Hungry in Collier County.
Medical tourism: East coast conference offers glimpse of challenges Naples faces
Published 10/29/2012 at 5:00 a.m. 0 comments
Naples health-care leaders face many challenges if they decide to pursue a piece of the medical tourism market to bolster the local economy. The headwinds include established programs at South Florida hospitals with Latin American connections, besides big-name hospitals in ...
Cancer patients' food choices can boost their abilities to fight
Published 10/17/2012 at 5:00 a.m. 0 comments
Words that begin with the letter d, such as diagnosis, dosage and diameter, becomes part of every cancer patients vocabulary. But one d word could be the most important of them all: diet.
Florida's adult obesity rate could more than double by 2030, study finds
Updated 9/18/2012 at 8:20 p.m. 0 comments
If Florida's obesity rate continues on its same course in the coming years, the obesity rate would more than double by 2030, according to new study findings released Tuesday show.
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