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  • Ipalc

    When It’s Not a Heart Attack: Other Causes for Chest Pain

    2017-04-24 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    On average, about 6 million people experience chest pain in the United States each year. Chest pain is scary, especially when you’re unsure of the cause. Right off the bat, many people are worried that they’re having a heart attack or experiencing cardiac arrest.  Chest pain can be caused by a lot of different things […]


    Bone Conditions You May Not Know About

    2017-04-17 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    When it comes to bone health issues, osteoporosis is most likely the condition that comes to mind. However, there are many other serious bone issues that can develop in people, and unlike osteoporosis some of these conditions cannot be prevented or changed with lifestyle changes. For this article, I wanted to briefly share some information […]

  • hydration

    Tips to Stay Properly Hydrated on a Daily Basis

    2017-04-10 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    As you probably know, hydration is important; it is essential to living a healthy life. Your body needs water to work, maintain temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. What you may not know is that 75 percent of Americans have chronic dehydration, according to the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies. The […]

  • What To Do About Your Snoring

    2017-04-03 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Are you a snorer? Does your snoring keep you or a loved one up at night? Around 45 percent of adults snore regularly, which means there’s a good chance you snore if you’re reading this. Snoring can be caused by a number of different reasons, varying from a cold to sleep apnea. If you’re looking […]

  • Doctors Say ‘Club Drug’ Ketamine Rescues Suicidal Patients

    2017-03-27 21:18:27 Medical News Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry

    “Special K,” a psychedelic drug popular in dance clubs, is being used to treat severe depression when nothing else works. Watch the video here>> http://nbcnews.to/2naMrgP [Read the Original Article Here]

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Drug-free Treatment for Depression

    2017-03-27 14:48:27 Medical News Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry TMS of SW Florida

    POSTED:MAR 13 2017 09:26AM MST UPDATED:MAR 13 2017 09:30AM MST “TMS is transcranial magnetic stimulation, so it’s a pulse magnetic field that we are able to localize in a particular area of the brain in order to stimulate the nerves within the brain and we can actually inhibit some of the nerves in the brain,” he said. […]

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    Relief for Upper Respiratory Illnesses

    2017-03-27 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Spring has sprung but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods just yet when it comes to cold and flu season. Upper respiratory illnesses (URI) are common in the early spring, just like the fall and winter seasons. The upper respiratory system includes the mouth, nose, sinuses, larynx, throat, and trachea. Unfortunately, many of […]

  • Why and How Does Ketamine Work When Other Antidepressants Don’t?

    2017-03-21 12:18:42 Addiction Medicine Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry TMS of SW Florida

    Ketamine the Next-Gen Treatment “There are key questions right now concerning both the scientific understanding of ketamine and the potential future use of ketamine or ketamine-like drugs for depression,” Dr Murrough told Medscape Medical News. One question is how ketamine triggers an antidepressant response within 1 day, whereas conventional antidepressants require 2 weeks or longer to take […]

  • sodium

    The 101 on Sodium (Dietary Salt)

    2017-03-21 10:09:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Dietary salt, or sodium, isn’t bad for most persons. Sodium is an essential part of a person’s diet.  It helps the body perform many different functions. Moderation is the key when considering the amount a person should consume. Believe it or not, too little sodium in a person’s diet can also have negative effects on […]

  • Why Springtime Allergies Could Make You Want to Take a Sick Day

    2017-03-20 15:23:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    Pollen counts vary from day to day, but Florida has one of the highest pollen counts year round. High pollen counts can result in severe allergy and asthma attacks with symptoms including sinus pressure that causes facial pain around the cheeks and eyes, body pain, headaches and migraines. Pollen counts are usually lower when the […]

  • What A Pain: Headache Types and Management for Them

    2017-03-16 09:47:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Each year, around 45 million Americans complain about headaches.  It is one of the ailments people complain about the most. Approximately 8 million people per year make a trip to the doctor to seek diagnosis and management for headaches.  Making a correct diagnosis is the most efficient way to get control of this common problem. […]

  • Time to Repeal Obamacare

    2017-03-10 13:02:00 Internal Medicine Of SWFL

    Healthcare: one of the most important facets of our lives, and rapidly becoming one of the most pervasive and expensive ones. In 2009, the Congress passed ObamaCare in one of the most dubious fashions ever seen in Washington politics. The legion of broken promises which the health care law was predicated on still reverberate throughout […]

  • A Possible New Use for Ketamine? Depression and Aggression

    2017-03-08 15:57:50 Psychiatric Associates of SWFL TMS of SW Florida

    Depressive Symptoms Associated With Aggression Violence is not usually considered to be related to depression, yet findings suggest an association between violent behavior and depression or depressive symptoms in many different disorders. A Swedish study compared the criminal records of 47,158 depressed individuals with the records of 898,454 people with no history of depression matched […]

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    Daylight Saving Time: Are You On a Sleep Schedule?

    2017-03-07 12:42:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    As daylight saving time gets closer, preparing a sleep schedule is important for your body. According to The National Institute of Health, the average adult aged 25 to 60 needs between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Cutting back on sleep hours can take a toll on your body. In fact, not getting […]

  • The Basics About Fatty Liver Disease

    2017-03-07 09:37:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 Americans have some form of liver disease.  About 25 percent of Americans have some degree of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the buildup of extra fat in the liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. The liver is supposed […]

  • Free Lung Cancer Seminar to Educate Local Community

    2017-03-03 11:38:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    Allergy Sleep & Lung Care will be hosting a free lung cancer seminar on Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. The seminar will be held at the Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point on 23190 Fashion Dr., Suite 105 in Estero, and will focus on providing education on lung cancer detection and advancements in treatment. […]

  • How Do Gallstones Occur?

    2017-02-27 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints people tell their doctors. There are numerous causes for such pain, many of which will resolve on their own over time. Some abdominal pains can be more complicated, troubling, and even life-threatening. One such cause of abdominal pain is gallstone obstruction. Gallstones are common and often […]

  • Low-Dose Ketamine In Treating Depression: An Outsider’s Perception

    2017-02-22 13:01:39 Psychiatric Associates of SWFL TMS of SW Florida

    As both a healthcare professional and a parent of a child who suffers from treatment resistant depression and anxiety, I have been quite attentive to the changes that arise in an individual after receiving low-dose ketamine. I thought it would be helpful to share my observations with others who are contemplating offering this innovative treatment […]

  • Ketamine Featured in the Globe and Mail: Offers New Hope for Patients with Severe Depression

    2017-02-20 12:20:14 Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry TMS of SW Florida

    WENCY LEUNG The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 3:23PM EST Last updated Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 5:18PM EST Inspired by promising research into ketamine’s therapeutic effects, people are swapping strategies online on how to use the drug to ease their despair. Could ‘Special K’ be a panacea for depression? Wency Leung reports John woke […]

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    What is Psoriasis?

    2017-02-20 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Psoriasis is a common disease with variable presentations.  Recently, socialite Kim Kardashian spoke out on her experience living with it. Psoriasis often presents with a scaling rash but it is not contagious. This chronic disorder affects more than 7 million Americans. Most people develop psoriasis between the ages of 15 and 35 but I have […]

  • Fiber

    The Importance of Fiber in Your Diet

    2017-02-13 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      You’ve probably heard you should have fiber in your diet. However, what you may not know is the “Why?” Dietary fiber is essential for maintaining your health in a lot of different ways. Fiber is best known for its ability to allow people to go to the bathroom regularly by preventing and relieving constipation. […]

  • The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

    2017-02-06 09:37:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      You may have heard the Mediterranean diet is one of the best heart healthy diets. It’s based on common foods and recipes from the Mediterranean region. Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, improving a person’s cholesterol profile and providing good fats. Now, a new study has been […]

  • Magnesium

    Benefits of Magnesium

    2017-01-31 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      How much do you know about magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral that is vital to the body; it is found in the muscles, organs, body tissue, blood stream, but mainly is in high concentration in our bones. The average adult body has 25g of magnesium within it.   This mineral is present in more […]

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    Veteran Praises Dr. Ahmad for Breathing Better After COPD Diagnosis

    2017-01-27 11:14:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 15 million Americans suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, most commonly known as COPD, and millions more are likely to have it but are unaware of it. In comparison to the general population, veterans are three times more likely to develop COPD, as presented […]

  • knee pain

    Types of Knee Pain

    2017-01-27 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      Unfortunately, knee pain is a common problem that most people experience at some point in their lives. We’re always on the move, so our knees are constantly being put to work. Exercise, heavy lifting, sports, a bad fall, and other activities can cause both minor and serious injuries in and around the knee. Knee […]

  • fat

    Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat

    2017-01-25 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      Don’t fear fat! Fat doesn’t make you fat. Some of the most nutritious foods out there are high in fat. The human body needs fat, because it gives us energy, builds cell membranes, helps with blood clotting and muscle movement, reduces inflammation, and helps us absorb some vitamins and minerals. There are “good” fats […]

  • When Is Depression ‘Treatment Resistant’?

    2017-01-23 12:50:44 Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry TMS of SW Florida

      Lacking a consensus definition of TRD, some patients receive multiple trials of SSRIs when they might better respond to alternative treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy.   When should you, the prescriber, conclude that your patient with depression is “treatment resistant,” and thereby eligible for alternative non-pharmacological interventions—such as vagus nerve […]

  • Lungs

    Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Talks About Lung Cancer to Survivors and Patients

    2017-01-23 11:34:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad recently visited a lung cancer support group meeting to speak with caregivers, survivors and patients going through a lung cancer diagnosis. He spoke about screening, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment plans. He also talked about targeted therapy for lung cancer and low-dose CT scans for lung cancer screening. “It was a pleasure […]

  • aspartame

    The Truth About Aspartame

    2017-01-23 09:58:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      You’ve probably heard of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame or have seen it in on the nutrition label of a food you’ve purchased. In fact, you probably have consumed it without even knowing- 200 million people around the world consume this ingredient throughout the year!   It is what provides the “sweet” in NutraSweet, Equal, […]

  • Preparing for Facial Plastic Surgery: What to Know

    2017-01-20 04:00:00 Facial, Plastic & Laser Center

    The success of your facial plastic surgery depends largely on the skill and experience of the surgeon you select. However, there are a few things you can do on your own to increase the likelihood of a smooth operation and recovery. Some of these are merely following instructions given by the surgical team and others […]

  • Venous insufficiency affects men, too.

    2017-01-19 14:11:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

    Working in the engineering department for two local TV stations, Matthew Gaige was on his feet most of the day. Standing on the job got a little tougher during the last few years, as he struggled with a chronic leg condition. “For about four years, I’ve had blistering sores about three inches around on my […]

  • pollen

    Dr. Ahmad Discusses Rising Pollen Counts and Allergies on NBC

    2017-01-04 12:34:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    Allergy Sleep & Lung Care’s Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad discusses how rising pollen counts impact allergies and how to treat and manage symptoms on NBC. View the video below.

  • smoking

    New Year, New You: Why Now is the Time to Quit Smoking

    2017-01-04 10:45:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    There is no better time to kick bad habits than the start of a new year. If you’re one of the seven in 10 Americans who want to quit smoking, this is an opportune time to make strides to finally kick the habit. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. According to the CDC, […]

  • vitamins c

    The Benefits of Vitamin C

    2016-12-28 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    It’s cold and flu season across the country. As you’ve probably seen, flu shots have been popping up left and right at local clinics and pharmacies. For preventative at-home care, many people know to turn to vitamin C to ward off colds and flus; vitamin C, along with other vitamins, helps our immune systems function […]

  • disease

    What is Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease?

    2016-12-21 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) affects around 200,000 Americans every year. According to the West Central Health District in Georgia, they believe this season could be a recording-breaking year for HFMD. By mid-November, the University of Maryland has reported 14 cases of HFMD. Earlier this year, there was an outbreak (closer to home) at Florida State University […]

  • How Often Should I Schedule Bellafill Treatment?

    2016-12-21 04:00:00 Facial, Plastic & Laser Center

    As Dr. Douglas Stevens mentioned in the last post, Bellafill results typically take up to three months to stabilize. Something his Bellafill patients often ask is: once the desired effects have appeared, how long can they be expected to last? Another common question: is it necessary to schedule Bellafill treatment on a regular basis? Dr. […]

  • cpap

    Dr. Ahmad Talks About Sleep Apnea on NBC-2

    2016-12-19 14:46:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    Board Certified Sleep Medicine physician and founder of Allergy, Sleep & Lung Care, Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad, was interviewed by the local NBC station about the importance of diagnosing and treating sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia. View the video below.

  • lipidologist

    What is a Lipidologist?

    2016-12-16 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    In short, a lipidologist is a cholesterol specialist, and Lee County is home to only board certified clinical lipidologist: Dr. Kordonowy of Internal Medicine, Lipid & Wellness of Fort Myers. Dr. Kordonowy is Board Certified in clinical lipidology. He has received extensive training in cholesterol management, cardiovascular risk assessment, and intervention. Cholesterol is something that […]

  • Top 10 Medical Innovations to Watch Out for in 2017

    2016-12-14 20:01:02 Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry TMS of SW Florida

    As 2016 winds down, the medical community is already looking toward the future — 2017, to be exact. Now in its 11th year, Ohio’s esteemed Cleveland Clinic is releasing its Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2017. (1) More than 100 doctors and researchers pored over nearly 200 nominations of medical innovations that have a high chance of healing […]

  • Publix deli worker has fashion show after varicose vein removal

    2016-12-13 10:47:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

    Sheila returned to the office today for her second vein procedure. Now two weeks out from her left leg laser endovenous ablation and varicose vein removal, she is the talk of the deli! Not only does her leg feel better but she couldn’t help but to brag to her fellow employees on how good her […]

  • External Bleeding from small calf veins can be sign of underlying problem

    2016-12-12 10:30:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

    Have seen back to back patients this morning with severe venous insufficiency involving the left great saphenous vein.  Both patients had history of multiple episodes of significant external hemorrhage.  Neither had external signs of varicose veins but both had what appeared to be large spider veins (called telangiectasias) in the pretibial region (front of the […]

  • How to Manage Post-Holiday Bloating

    2016-12-12 09:44:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    The holiday season isn’t even over yet, but you’ve already had your share of stuffing, turkey, wine, pie, cookies, and every other goodie you can possibly imagine. Often, after indulging in all this food, a person can feel bloated, which is when the stomach is swollen after eating.  This bloating can cause pain, discomfort, the […]

  • 8 Tips For The Ultimate Holiday Sleep

    2016-12-09 15:26:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care Uncategorized

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also the busiest. Between parties, shopping and getting ready for the season, this time of the year can lead to a lack of sleep. In preparation for the holiday buzz, it is important not only to keep sleep on your wish list but also make it […]

  • veins

    Vein disease causes leg cramps

    2016-12-08 09:37:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

    Just saw Susan H. back 2 weeks after her left Great saphenous vein closure and she commented on how the very next morning she only had cramps in the non treated leg , the treated leg cramps we gone.  Has not had left leg cramps in last 2 weeks.  Excited to hear this great news, […]

  • knee

    Check your veins before (or after) hip or knee replacement! Reduce your risks of complications.

    2016-12-06 23:37:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

    This patient had left leg swelling for the past six months since his left total knee replacement. He had two ultrasounds which negative for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) yet his swelling and pain persisted. On further review of his history he stated that he had had swelling in his left leg for some years prior […]

  • winter

    Prepare Your Skin for Winter

    2016-12-02 15:15:00 Facial, Plastic & Laser Center

      Florida winters brings dryer weather requiring increased efforts to protect and hydrate the skin. Fortunately, we have excellent products to do just that! Our Hydrating serum, Age Defense Vitamin C serum, and fabulous moisturizers will keep your skin healthy with a youthful glowing appearance. Let’s talk in some detail about these products.   Our […]

  • Preventing Mental Illness With a Stress Vaccine

    2016-11-29 15:10:32 Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry TMS of SW Florida

    Influenced by a school shooting, a neuroscientist is on a mission to change how both the brain and immune system handle stress.       “…By the time Brachman’s results were published, in January 2015, she’d long since moved on to and completed a doctoral program at Columbia University, where she had begun collaborating with the […]

  • acid reflux

    What Is Acid Reflux?

    2016-11-29 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      Put a little extra spicy sauce on your dinner? Or, did you overeat last night? There’s a good chance you may feel like your breathing fire right now. Suffering from heartburn with that burning sensation in your chest is no fun. Nearly everyone experiences heartburn in their life. However, if you’ve been experiencing heartburn […]

  • diabetes

    Are You At Risk for Prediabetes?

    2016-11-22 09:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    More than 54 million people in the United States have prediabetes. Are you one of them? When a person has type 2 diabetes, it is almost always after they had prediabetes, which is when the blood glucose is higher than normal but not as high as someone with diabetes. Most people find out they are […]

  • Bellafill

    When Will I See Results after Bellafill Treatment?

    2016-11-21 04:00:00 Facial, Plastic & Laser Center

    Bellafill is a dermal filler approved by the FDA for the correction of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe facial acne scars on the cheeks. Dr. Stevens uses Bellafill to add volume and youthful contours. One of the advantages of Bellafill and other dermal fillers is that they deliver quick results without significant downtime. Are […]