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    The Best Brain Food to Keep You Healthy and Sharp

    2017-11-17 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    As we age, our bodies age, including our brain. Unfortunately, getting older is inevitable, but through the lifestyle choices we make, we can maintain a healthy, “younger” brain into our older age. Staying sharp as a knife is important, because this organ is the control center of our bodies. Our brains control the way we […]

  • Depression & Heart Disease

    2017-11-14 15:41:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Written with: Leo Pozuelo, MD Department of Psychiatry and Psychology The original article appeared here. It is common for you to feel sad or depressed after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or procedure, recent hospitalization, or new diagnosis of heart disease. These emotions may be the result of not knowing what to expect or not being able […]

  • Facts About Tetanus and the Shot

    2017-11-10 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    When was the last time you had a tetanus vaccine booster? Many people aren’t entirely informed on what a tetanus shot does for the body; however, they may know they need to get this shot if they step on a rusty nail.  As an adult, the tetanus-diphtheria (td) vaccine is recommended for adults every 10 […]

  • What is an Internist?

    2017-11-03 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    An explanation by Dr. Kordonowy Speaking to patients as well as personal friends, I have become aware that many patients do not understand what an Internal Medicine physician is or does. We are the broadest specialty that diagnoses and manages adult health problems. Surgery is another example of a broad specialty from which various surgical […]

  • Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism

    2017-10-30 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    Have you ever felt like your metabolism may be off? Do you have difficulty losing weight? Experienced unexplained weight gain?  Hair loss? Chronic fatigue? You may have a thyroid issue. Around 27 million Americans suffer from a thyroid-related illness. Thankfully precise laboratory testing can clarify if there is abnormal function of the thyroid gland. There […]

  • What a Pain: Living with Osteoarthritis

    2017-10-24 08:00:00 IMLW of Fort Myers

    No one wants to be slowed down. Unfortunately, sometimes pain in the body can keep us from living and doing the things we want. More than 3 million cases a year are reported of people suffering from osteoarthritis, a common condition that can make it difficult to walk, bend, climb stairs, and even move one’s […]