Category: Health

Holiday Safety Tips: End 2020 On A Safe Note

Holiday Safety Tips: End 2020 On A Safe Note

Submitted By Jody Van Cooney Making the year 2020 end on a happy note can be easy if the following safety tips, offered by the Injury Prevention Coalition of Lee County, are followed. Traveling. If you are planning a trip by car, make sure it’s ready for the trip. If you’re heading up north, prepare […]

“Weight”ing For The Holidays

“Weight”ing For The Holidays

By Deanna Catalano, RPh Did you know that the average person consumes over 3,000 calories and over 200 grams of fat during Thanksgiving meal? You’d have to walk 30 miles to walk that one off! And that’s not including all the snacking that goes on during the day, which can add another 1,500 calories … […]

Fountain Crest Retirement Community In Lehigh Acres, Among First Senior Living Communities To Enroll In CDC’s Free COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Fountain Crest Retirement Community In Lehigh Acres, Among First Senior Living Communities To Enroll In CDC’s Free COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Submitted By Denise Talt Fountain Crest Retirement Community in Lehigh Acres, Florida, is among the first local senior living communities to enroll in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national COVID-19 vaccine program. The CDC has partnered with CVS and Walgreens to provide free of charge, on-site vaccination clinics at senior living communities […]

Is Your Medicare Plan Changing? Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period Ends December 7

Is Your Medicare Plan Changing? Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period Ends December 7

SHINE counselors are available to help review and compare plans Fort Myers, FL (November 18, 2020)— Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period will end on December 7 – will you be one of the millions of Medicare beneficiaries who leave money on the table by not reviewing your plan? The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida’s SHINE […]

Feeling Helpless? Make A Difference By Getting A Flu Shot

Feeling Helpless? Make A Difference By Getting A Flu Shot

By: Justin Ceravolo, PharmD, assistant pharmacy manager for Cypress Pharmacy This year has resulted in unprecedented change and uncertainty with a pandemic, domestic unrest and record-breaking natural disasters. Study after study has shown the economic impact, stress and anxiety is having a significant impact on the mental health and stability of many people, who are […]

Trilogy Laboratories Launches Hydrating Treatment Shield To Protect Skin From Winter Weather

Trilogy Laboratories Launches Hydrating Treatment Shield To Protect Skin From Winter Weather

Private-label manufacturer provides skin care solutions for spas, retailers FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2020) – Winter weather has arrived across much of the nation, and the change in season often brings a change in our skin condition. Frigid air, low humidity and winter winds can leave skin dry, itchy and chapped. These detrimental skin conditions can […]

Physicians’ Primary Care Of Southwest Florida Hires Pediatrician

Physicians’ Primary Care Of Southwest Florida Hires Pediatrician

LEHIGH ACRES, FLA., November 3, 2020 – Dr. Liliya Gerasymchuk has joined Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida as a pediatrician. Dr. Gerasymchuk earned her doctor of osteopathy degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO.  She served her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Mich. Dr. […]

Advocate Radiation Oncology Debuts Second Halcyon Radiotherapy System

Advocate Radiation Oncology Debuts Second Halcyon Radiotherapy System

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2020) – Advocate Radiation Oncology, the first medical practice in Southwest Florida to introduce the Halcyon radiotherapy system, has added a second Halcyon to its lineup of state-of-the-art cancer-fighting machines. The Halcyon uses image-guided radiotherapy to deliver highly targeted cancer treatments with precision and comfort. Compared to traditional systems, the […]

Shell Point Physician Receives Quality Champion Award For Florida

Shell Point Physician Receives Quality Champion Award For Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Dr. David Nesselroade, staff physician at the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, has been named the recipient of the second annual Quality Champion Award by FMDA – The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award was presented by […]

While UV Light May Be Helpful For Killing Germs, It Is Still Damaging To Eyes

While UV Light May Be Helpful For Killing Germs, It Is Still Damaging To Eyes

By Dr. Kate Wagner, board-certified optometrist and managing partner at Elmquist Eye Group Recent news reports have touted the use of ultraviolet (UV) light to kill COVID-19 germs. UV germicidal lamps are being used to disinfect public transit in other countries, in some hospitals to disinfect air, equipment and surfaces, on commercial airlines to disinfect […]

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