Young and hooked: Teen drug addiction haunts the nation, including Collier County
Published 9/18/2012 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
September is National Addiction Month and Nori St. Paul exlores the traps and pitfalls of such addictions, for the Naples Daily News.
NCH $2,000 fine for mishandled call a 'hand slap,' victim's family member says
Published 9/17/2012 at 5:35 a.m. 1 comment
Ambulance agencies in Florida have a poor track record with license renewals and a handful of paramedic schools have admitted students without valid emergency medical technician credentials, state records show.
East Naples woman with rare Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder dies
Published 8/1/2012 at 8:00 p.m. 0 comments
Stephanie Brown-Bryant, an East Naples woman believed to have Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, died at her Naples home Wednesday. She was 58.
E-readers can replace real books, but there are drawbacks
Published 7/24/2012 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Electronic readers have revolutionized the way we consume literature. Fact tank Pew Research Center revealed in its e-reader and tablet study earlier this year the growth of e-book readers nearly doubled this past holiday season.
Whooping cough on increase in Florida and Lee County, health officials say
Published 7/21/2012 at 8:00 a.m. 0 comments
Florida is experiencing an upswing in whooping cough with more than double the number of cases of a year ago, state officials said Friday.
Marco city leader: Tax for 24/7 walk-in clinic could be in place by Jan. 1
Published 7/14/2012 at 7:00 a.m. 11 comments
If Marco Island voters support paying for a 'round-the-clock walk-in center, the tax could go into effect Jan. 1.
Physicians Regional, NCH possible suitors if Marco voters approve 24/7 clinic tax
Published 7/13/2012 at 7:28 a.m. 23 comments
The Marco Island City Council has a non-binding referendum on the ballot that asks if residents would support a tax levy to cover the added costs of extending a walk-in clinic's hours to 24/7. The clinic would be run by ...
New U.S. rules for collecting from uninsured patients don't concern region's hospitals
Published 7/9/2012 at 8:00 a.m. 0 comments
The federal government plans to crack down on how nonprofit hospitals collect money from uninsured patients, but the move isn't creating much concern among hospital system administrators in Southwest Florida.
Senior cents-ability: there are discounts for seniors in many places — just ask
Published 6/26/2012 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Free coffee, 10 percent off and even more discounts are offered to seniors. All you have to do is ask. Here are some Naples area retailers, and even Physicians Regional Healthcare System.
East Naples man recuperating from flesh-eating disease
Published 6/19/2012 at 7:15 a.m. 0 comments
Chester Cocozza has a compromised immune system from heart, vascular and circulatory diseases, which is likely a factor to explain why he developed the flesh-eating infection; but he is on the mend after aggressive treatment, said Dr. Philip Organ, director ...
Relay for Life – Marco Islanders ‘walk the walk’ to fight cancer
Published 4/16/2012 at 4:36 p.m. 0 comments
As darkness fell along the beach behind the Marriott Crystal Shores, Melissa Felice and Dr. Loan Lam were busy. Along with a group of volunteers led by logistics chairman Raul Medina, both Felice, the executive director for the Marco Island ...
Exercise is drummed into YMCA fitness enthusiasts
Published 4/16/2012 at 4:19 p.m. 0 comments
Exercise classes often employ music as an assist in the workout. How about drums?
Struggle to survive: Single mom in battle with advanced breast cancer, unpaid bills
Published 4/7/2012 at 6:00 p.m. 1 comment
Susan Alderman, 40, was diagnosed in November but couldn't start treatment for a month. Financial instability and a lack of insurance meant the South Fort Myers mom had to make choices — pay rent or receive treatment. There aren't countywide ...
Miracle in Mexico? Crippling dystrophy finds ketamine-induced coma treatment
Published 3/15/2012 at 3:13 p.m. 1 comment
Jessica Stevens, 23, suffered in her hospital room from horrendous pain and open lesions on arms, legs and torso. Her prognosis was bleak; a lifetime of neurological malfunction and searing pain. Her malady resulted from the tiniest of creatures; a ...
Acid reflux, hearing and brain functions probed in health talk at Marco Island's Iberia Bank
Published 3/8/2012 at 1:23 p.m. 0 comments
Sometimes feeling a lump in the throat is cause for concern, and sometimes it’s not.
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