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LAFCRD Announces Design For 2022 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt; Website For Ordering Is Open

August 2, 2022

By Katie Heck  In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is raising...

Is Pain-Free Living Possible?

April 6, 2022

By: Dr. Darin Stokke, DC There is a simple key to enjoying a lifetime of pain-free living and that starts...

Toothache In The Leg?

March 2, 2022

By: Dr. Darin Stokke, DC Bill was miserable after swinging a little too hard to hit a golf ball out...

Learn The Sounds Of Fire Safety

November 3, 2021

What is your alarm telling you? SMOKE ALARMS• A continued set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire....

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Fall Pet Safety

November 3, 2021

It’s officially Fall. The leaves are changing color, the weather is more pleasant, and the holiday season is upon us. We love this time of year and so do our pets. It can be difficult protecting our pets from hidden dangers of this season. Below are some tips to help...

Continental Women’s Club

November 3, 2021

Please join us on Thursday, November 4th at 11:30 am when our program will feature Jennifer Benton, CEO of Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT). ACT’s mission is to protect, support, educate and empower victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee,...

Heat-Related Illness Prevention

August 31, 2021

By: Katie Heck It’s still hot! Even as we begin the school year it’s important to keep heat-related illnesses in mind. Heat-related illnesses happen when the body is not able to properly cool itself. This can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs. The CDC breaks down tips...

COVID-19 Safety And Preparation

August 31, 2021

By: Peter Servente Here at East Lee County News, we aim to funnel the best resources your way in efforts to combat COVID-19. From Lee Health: It is important to note that when trying to get a COVID test, do NOT VISIT THE EMERGENCY ROOM. This will only result in...

Vibe Yoga offers Free Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes for Military and First Responders and Free Meditation Classes

August 6, 2021

Yoga classes for seniors, children, teenagers, and Stand-Up Paddle Board are offered in addition to traditional yoga classes at the studio that opened in May Fort Myers, Fla. (July 26, 2021) – Recognizing the healing she experienced from yoga for her own trauma, Lindsay Smith has opened Vibe Yoga at...

Energy Harness and Florida Gulf Coast University partner to test virus-killing device

July 15, 2021

Energy Harness Corporation’s Active Airflow UV-C fixture is 99.998% effective in eliminating COVID, E. coli, and other deadly pathogens CAPE CORAL, Fla. (July 7, 2021) – A Southwest Florida company, Energy Harness Corporation, is making serious waves in the fight against COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens. Thanks to the assistance of...

The Healthy ‘Dad Bod’:5 Essential Habits for Every Age, Shape, and Size

July 1, 2021

By: Dr. Stan Headley In the last decade, body positivity has been a hot topic – yes, even among men. This newer era is responsible for coining the comical phrase, “dad bod.” A popular term used for the less-sculpted physique of a man who still practices a moderately active lifestyle....

Five Reasons Plant-Based Hormone Replacement Therapy Might Be Right For You

July 1, 2021

By: Dr. Darin Stokke, DC Your endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth, tissue function, sexual function and development, reproductive health, sleep, and mood, among other things. As you grow older, hormone production reaches a peak and slows down, creating an imbalance or...

Johnson Eyecare in Fort Myers joins US Eye

June 16, 2021

Practice becomes US Eye’s 18th location in Southwest Florida FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 14, 2021) – Johnson Eyecare in Fort Myers is integrating its practice with the US Eye model to enrich patient care and expand service offerings. The new partnership provides Johnson Eyecare patients with direct access to world-renowned surgeons,...

Keep America Beautiful Releases Largest Study on Litter in America

June 16, 2021

Roadway litter down 54% since 2009, but still 50 billion pieces on the ground [Fort Myers, FL] (June 2, 2021) – Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) today reports that Keep America Beautiful® has announced the summary of its 2020 study on litter in America. Keep Lee County Beautiful is part of...

New York oculoplastic surgeon establishes aesthetic practice in downtown Naples

May 12, 2021

Dr. Irene Gladstein takes a natural, holistic approach New York City eyelid surgeon Dr. Irene Gladstein has opened a new location on Naples’ Fifth Avenue South. The doctor began providing aesthetic and cosmetic procedures to Neopolitans from her new location on March 29, 2021. Project Glammers takes a natural, holistic...

Pets and Lyme Disease

May 3, 2021

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi.  Transmitted through the bite of a tick, it affects domestic animals (dogs, horses, and possibly cats) and humans. At least 4 known species of ticks can transmit Lyme disease. However, the great majority of Lyme disease...

The Fight to Save Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program

May 3, 2021

By: State Representative Spencer Roach In 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly expressed their desire for a safe and accessible medical marijuana program, and I am fighting to preserve the medical nature of the program that voters demanded.  What we have now is a recreational drug program masquerading as a medical marijuana...

The Preserve Welcomes Ryan Keller As Executive Director

April 30, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 25, 2021) —Ryan Keller, NHA, has been named the new Executive Director for The Preserve, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in Fort Myers. Keller is transferring from within the Volunteers of America organization after serving as the Associate Executive Director for Homestead at Anoka in...

The 2021 Pollen-pocalypse: How To Stay Protected During Allergy Season In Southwest Florida

April 30, 2021

By Justin Ceravolo, PharmD, pharmacist at Cypress Pharmacy It’s that time of year again – the sniffling, sneezing and suffering of allergy season caused by the telltale yellow dust that blankets Southwest Florida for months.  With longer and warmer seasons each year, the spring and fall pollen is literally and...

Energy Harness Corporation Introduces New Device Proven To Eliminate Deadly Airborne Pathogens

April 29, 2021

Fixture sanitizes the air to prevent the spread of disease CAPE CORAL, Fla. (March 16, 2021) — For the last year, public health officials, business owners, community members and schools around the globe have been searching for safe and effective methods to fight COVID-19. Thanks to an innovation by Energy Harness...

Do You Know Your Vitamin ABCs?

April 28, 2021

By Dr. Stan Headley, natural health consultant for Cypress Pharmacy March is National Nutrition Month, serving as a timely reminder of nutrition’s important role in fostering better health. Vitamins and minerals are essential to ensure normal body function. For your body to complete daily tasks at optimal levels, it requires...

Fountain of Youth Draws Closer with Promising Treatment

April 27, 2021

By Eduardo Maristany, M.D. Many adults spend a lot of time and money trying to look younger – topical creams, makeup, hairstyles, clothing and even surgical treatments. They may work, but inside, your body is still aging. You may feel groggy or lack energy. You may experience chronic pain or...

Fort Myers Salon Owner, Rachel File, Releases New Facial Cleansing Brush Into Beauty Market.

March 5, 2021

It’s a Beauty Ritual, local skincare salon owner releases the CYS Facial Cleansing Brush. Jan 2021 (Fort Myers, FL) – New CYS Cleansing Brush, Clean and Tighten Your Skin to Perfection with Beauty Ritual Skincare Introducing the new CYS Cleansing Brush by Beauty Ritual Skincare. This new brush technology is changing the...

Kids’ Minds Matter Announces March 18 Mental Health Event: Unmasking The Epidemic

March 1, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2021) – It is no secret that COVID-19 has impacted our community, businesses, nonprofits and families. The isolation and uncertainty have also led to long-term mental health implications. To help address the mental health impacts to area children, Kids’ Minds Matter is holding a free...

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Traffic and Tee Ball

By: Butch Swank I stumbled upon some interesting relationship advice recently. It’s from a couple that introduced a clever system for the end-of-day talk that

Preventing Tool Theft

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno With the enormous volume of construction and repair being done following Hurricane Ian, the demand for tools has increased exponentially. Both

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