Category: Medicine

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Donate Blood At The Lehigh American Legion Post #323

Donate Blood At The Lehigh American Legion Post #323

Be thankful. Be generous. Give the gift of life. The Big Red Bus will be at the American Legion Post #323 in Lehigh Acres Saturday, November 21st from 8am-1pm. All donors will receive a OneBlood Gift & a $10 eGift Card! Plus, all donors receive a wellness checkup including COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, […]

Why Cheap Vitamins May Be Toxic And Harmful To Your Health – And Why They Cost You More

Why Cheap Vitamins May Be Toxic And Harmful To Your Health – And Why They Cost You More

By Deanna Catalano, RPh Less expensive vitamins may appear to save you money. In the long run, however, they may very well cost you more money- or even fail to do their job adequately. All vitamins- as well as most other pharmaceuticals- have certain vital components which are the results of the manufacturing process. These […]

FSW Radiologic Technology Program Achieves 100% Pass Rate

FSW Radiologic Technology Program Achieves 100% Pass Rate

OCTOBER 20, 2020 – FORT MYERS, FLA – All 13 graduates in Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Radiologic Technology class of 2020 have achieved a 100% pass rate on their national certifying exam while overcoming many additional challenges created by COVID-19. “Throughout this year, the Radiologic Technology program’s faculty, clinical partners, and especially students, have never given up […]

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