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  • Ipalc


    2017-10-18 14:56:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

    My name is April Stowers and I am a nurse practitioner at Vein Specialists.  October is my favorite month because college football is in full swing and I love Halloween! At Vein Specialists, we celebrate October because of spiders and HELPING our patients with spider veins and symptoms of venous insufficiency. What does the appearance […]

  • Ipalc

    Optimizing Your Nutrition

    2017-10-17 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Looking for a new “diet”? Need to drop a few pounds? Looking for a healthier eating strategy? The information readily available these days is nearly endless. However, it can be a little overwhelming. Information overload! Who do you trust on this topic? Is this person a doctor, nutritionist or other health professional? How do you […]

  • College Student Finds Relief Through Ketamine Infusions

    2017-10-16 13:06:37 Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry TMS of SW Florida

    William Storey remembers a childhood filled with hopelessness and loneliness instead of birthday parties and bike rides.   “I was abnormal at an age in which abnormality is very unhealthy,” states William, now 23. The abrupt and dramatic cultural change caused by his family’s move from Maine to Georgia when he was eight complicated the […]

  • Ipalc

    Feel the Burn: Facts About UTIs

    2017-10-10 13:41:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Did you know around 10 million doctor office visits and 1.5 million hospitalizations per year are due to urinary tract infections (UTIs)?  In fact, one in every five women will get at least one UTI in her lifetime. Twenty percent of women who get a UTI will get another, and 30 percent of women who […]

  • Ipalc

    Target Your Nutritional Needs with PureGenomics®

    2017-09-27 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      You are unique! Your genetic makeup is unique. This means, many of the answers to your health and wellness are inside of you. Your genome, or your set of genes, gives practitioners and researchers the opportunity to better test you to optimize your health.   Through genetic testing, you and your doctor can become […]

  • Things to Know About Adult-Onset Asthma

    2017-09-20 15:45:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      When someone thinks of asthma, often the image of a child wheezing and/or using an inhaler pops into mind. Asthma isn’t just a childhood disorder. In fact, some people develop asthma in their adult years despite never having asthma as a child. Adult-onset asthma can be more severe than childhood-onset asthma. For those who […]

  • AFib: Know the Facts About this Silent Killer

    2017-08-30 13:19:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

      One day you’re feeling great. The next, suddenly, your heart feels like it skipped a beat. Or maybe, your heart feels like it’s banging around in the chest wall. Then, you start to feel light-headed, nauseous, and weak. What’s going on? Most likely, you’re experiencing atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) is a […]

  • April Stowers, MSN, FNP-C of Vein Specialists Named “Best in Nursing”

    2017-08-29 11:36:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

      FORT MYERS, FL. (August 2017) – Vein Specialists commends April Stowers, MSN, FNP-C for receiving the Award of Excellence from the American Health Council. The Award of Excellence is awarded to 100 nursing professionals annually for their admirable character, selfless dedication, and outstanding effort.   Perpetually raising the bar for all, these honorees help […]

  • Such a Pain: The 101 on Gallstones

    2017-08-23 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Sudden pains that pop up in your stomach can be alarming and unsettling. You may frantically ask yourself “Do I have gas?” “Is my appendix going to burst,” and “Are my kidneys failing?”  With so many organs in your abdomen, there’s many reasons your stomach area can be experiencing pain. Some pains are minor and […]

  • How to Manage Adult Acne

    2017-08-16 09:22:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Acne isn’t just a teenager’s problem. In fact, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. If you have acne and are an adult, you are not alone! Around 50 million Americans deal with acne every year.  Fifty percent of adult women and 25 percent of adult men suffer from acne. Sadly, […]

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    Vitamins & Supplements for Heart Health

    2017-08-07 09:23:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    A healthy diet could aide in saving your life. By eating balanced, nutritious meals, you are fueling the body with what it needs to keep your cholesterol and sugar levels in check, while fighting off harmful diseases. Instead of thinking about what to take out of your diet, focus your attention on what foods you […]

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    What to Do About Your Varicose Veins

    2017-07-31 16:36:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    More than 40 million Americans have and suffer from varicose veins.  Unfortunately, if varicose veins run in your family, you have a high chance of developing symptomatic venous disease yourself. Genetics plays a significant role in this problem. Around half of cases are attributed to hereditary. There are other factors that lead to their development, […]

  • Volcano

    Angio Suite included in Fort Myers Expansion at Vein Specialists

    2017-07-31 16:14:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

    FORT MYERS, FL. (June 2017) – Vein Specialists is pleased to announce the expansion of their Fort Myers office with the addition of a new state of the art interventional suite including the Volcano intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). IVUS is the most cutting edge catheter based ultrasound technology which allows precise identification and measurement of pelvic vein […]

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    Food Additives to Avoid in Your Diet

    2017-07-24 09:26:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Ann Wigmore, a holistic health practitioner, once said, “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” She certainly isn’t wrong. Raw foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, nuts, and dairy products, are filled with macronutrients and micronutrients that nourish and […]

  • Is Inflammation Good or Bad for the Body?

    2017-07-17 11:23:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    In recent years, you’ve probably heard a lot about anti-inflammatory diets and medications, but do you know what inflammation is? Do you know what inflammation does for the body (good or bad)? Inflammation is the body’s response to injury and infection. For example: if you cut yourself, the area will become inflamed and be painful; […]

  • How to Keep Your Gut Happy

    2017-07-06 16:46:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Keeping your gut happy is important. Many studies have shown that gut health has an impact on many other areas of your body. There are current articles trying to explain how gut health can impact your body’s inflammation, weight, skin health, brain and mental health, hormones, and more.  This is a large topic, but I […]

  • The Pros of Using a Fitbit

    2017-06-28 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Fitbit. In fact, you probably know someone who uses one. Simply, it is a fitness tracker, but depending on the model you purchase your Fitbit can provide you with different information. Basic Fitbit models just track steps and tell you the time, but the more complex […]

  • What Are Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke?

    2017-06-21 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Summer is here, which means it’s extremely hot and humid in Florida. In this state, the average temperature is around 82 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. Last year, the National Weather Service issues its first heat advisory for south Florida in seven years. Many Florida cities even see several 90+ days throughout the summer and […]

  • Do you have “Orthovenous” Disease? When Orthopedic and Venous Disease Collide.

    2017-06-16 12:48:00 Vein Specialists at Royal Palm

    “Orthovenous” disease you ask?  What is that?  Is that even a disease or a word?  Well…not exactly, but it is a neologism I have created to describe a much more common entity I have encountered in my vein focused practice.  Patients with orthopedic disease are of the age group that has a high prevalence of […]

  • What is Aortic Valve Disease?

    2017-06-14 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Heart disease isn’t just one thing. There are many different cardiovascular conditions that are categorized as heart disease. For this article, I wanted to focus on one type of heart disease: aortic valve disease. Aortic valve disease is when the aortic valve is malfunctioning in some way.  The aortic valve is located between the left […]

  • The Puck Is Moving Fast

    2017-06-10 23:58:00 Internal Medicine Of SWFL

    Past Present and Future:   Where We Have Been; Where We Are Going   Wayne Gretzky famously stated: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”. Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/waynegretz383282.html. It has been a few months since I last blogged about health care and the practice of medicine. […]

  • What is A Morton’s Neuroma?

    2017-06-07 09:53:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    If you’ve ever had a neuroma, you know how excruciating painful they can feel. A neuroma is a benign growth of nerve tissue, or the thickening of the tissue around a nerve that leads to the toes. It is usually found between the third and fourth toes. When a neuroma develops, a person will feel […]

  • Could Allergies Be Causing You To Lose Sleep?

    2017-06-06 13:02:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    When allergy season comes around, you may have more to worry about than just a runny nose and sneezing; allergies can also affect your quality of sleep. Seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, occurs when allergens in the air are breathed in, causing irritation and inflammation in the nasal passages. Allergens may include dust […]

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    10 Allergy Triggers That Could Be Lurking in Your Home

    2017-05-25 11:42:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care Uncategorized

    You are constantly warned about how severe your allergies can get when outside; but did you know that allergy triggers can be found inside your own home? There are multiple triggers all around your home, some may be obvious, but others are not. Learn about 10 allergy triggers that can be found in your home, […]

  • concierge

    Dr. Kordonowy’s Updated Concierge Plans

    2017-05-22 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    As a concierge doctor, Dr. Kordonowy has a direct relationship with his patients. What does this mean? In his practice, Dr. Kordonowy offers personalized and unlimited access for his patients. He offers four different concierge memberships: basic, gold, premier, and platinum. He has offered these services for a few years now, but the requirements have […]

  • FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

    2017-05-18 11:37:40 Advanced Pain Management Specialists Medical News Psychiatric Associates of SWFL Psychiatry TMS of SW Florida

    Analysis of FAERS data finds less comorbid depression among pain patients on ketamine by Neel A. Duggal Contributing Writer, MedPage TodayMay 12, 2017 An analysis of data from the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) supported previous findings that ketamine could be an effective treatment for depression, researchers found. Given financial and ethical obstacles to […]

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    The Pros and Cons of Caffeine on the Body

    2017-05-15 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    As Americans, we live busy lives noting long work hours and social obligations. Some days seem to last forever, which makes us drag and yawn a little extra on occasion. Sixty-four percent of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee per day.  Sixteen percent of the caffeine consumed daily is from soda. There is […]

  • allergens

    Dr. Ahmad Discusses Allergens that May Be in Your Home

    2017-05-10 09:37:00 Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

    Fort Myers pulmonologist and allergist Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad with Allergy Sleep & Lung Care discusses allergens that could be in your home with the local ABC station. Watch as he tours a typical home to show where allergens could be hiding.

  • HBP

    The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

    2017-05-08 09:12:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    It’s pretty common knowledge that high blood pressure, also known as essential hypertension, is not a good thing. It’s important to be aware of your blood pressure measurements.  Generally, resting blood pressures measuring over 140 on the top number and over 88 on the bottom number may indicate concern for long term health problems if […]

  • A Summary of the Three Depression Treatment Options We Offer at PASWFL

    2017-05-04 11:34:07 Uncategorized

    We’ve created a simple PDF document outlining the three treatment options for depression we offer at PASWFL. Feel free to download and print it off HERE.

  • dieting

    Why Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t Healthy

    2017-05-04 08:34:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Dieting can have an array of health benefits.  Certain types of dieting can cause a person’s body more harm than good. One type that can be detrimental to your health is yo-yo dieting. What exactly is yo-yo dieting? Yo-yo dieting is when a person loses weight then gains it back then loses it again; he […]

  • chest pain

    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 […]

  • time

    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 […]