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  • No More Movement

    Edition: Sarasota Published: Fall 2017

    Rocking dentures resolved with dental implants.

    For more than a year, Kevin Kovitz battled a chronic sinus infection that left him feeling miserable. His doctor prescribed a series of antibiotics, but none were totally effective at eliminating his discomfort. Finally, his doctor said, Kevin, I think you need to see a dentist. Even the temporary dentures make Kevin and his wife, Laurie, smile. Kevin, a native of South Georgia, had delayed regular dental visits when he moved to Florida to care for his elderly mother. He put on hold this one as well. However, the infection in Kevin’s head deepened, and the pain became excruciating. “I had a couple of bad teeth on the top and a couple on the bottom. I was getting ready to do so...

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  • Target: Relieving Knee Pain Without Surgery

    Edition: Sarasota Published: Fall 2017

    An integrated knee program to address pain and function

    When David Weeks retired as an engineer in 2007, he started a taxicab company in his native New Hampshire. In 2017, he recognized a need and expanded his business to Southwest Florida. Living in Florida was easier on his knee joints, which had become arthritic from years of rugged activity. “I had an office in New York City, and I used to run in Central Park,” he remembers. “I’m a big guy, and that running pretty much destroyed my knees. They’ve been horrible for the past twenty-five years.” David can now climb a ladder with no pain. David experienced severe pain in his knees that limited his physical activity. The previously active engineer was then relegated to the s...

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  • Managing Dementia

    Edition: St. Augustine Published: Fall 2017

    Keeping seniors active and engaged

    Cyrilla Sroka was born in 1917 in a small town in Massachusetts, where she lived for most of her adult life. Today, she lives at Symphony at St. Augustine, a new community designed exclusively for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and other forms of dementia. In October, Cyrilla will celebrate her 100th birthday with her friends there. Cyrilla takesa break in herpainting to have a chat withAnna Tenorio. Cyrilla had always been a strong, independent woman. However, when she got into her 90s, her daughter, Linda Chambless, who lives in Florida, wanted Cyrilla to leave Massachusetts and move closer to her. “I finally convinced her to move to Florida in 2009 because she was ninety- ...

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  • Expert Care in Any Situation

    Edition: Palm Coast Published: Fall 2017

    A longtime tooth grinder and clencher, Rebecca Rockholt learned first-hand what that nighttime habit can do to your teeth. Rebecca loves her new crowns and spending time with her dog, Romeo. “I had a feeling I was a grinder, but my dentist at that time never told me I was,” Rebecca recalls. “Eventually, I determined that I must be a grinder because I damaged a couple of crowns. I needed them replaced, but I never sought treatment. I just lived with it.” In recent months, Rebecca and her family relocated from their home in St. Cloud, Florida to Palm Coast, Florida. Once they were settled in, Rebecca began looking for a family dentist in the area. She soon found Jayraj J. Patel, DMD, of Palm Coast Family Dentistry. “I did my rese...

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  • Anchored Overdenture

    Edition: Palm Coast Published: Fall 2017

    For next-to-natural feel and function

    Retired truck driver Rich Pearsall realized his bottom teeth were failing. A filling fell out of one tooth, another tooth required a root canal, and several others he knew had to be pulled. Still others caused him distress when he ate and drank. Rich is looking forward to getting his finished overdenture. “I’ve had upper dentures for thirty years,” states Rich. “They were grinding against a couple of my bottom teeth, which wore them down almost to the nerve. Those teeth had become very sensitive to hot and cold. The sensitivity didn’t stop me from eating anything; I just suffered through the pain.” Rich was not fond of dentists, and he avoided them until serious problems arose. He de...

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  • Hear Better in Any Environment

    Edition: Palm Coast Published: Fall 2017

    Mary Ruth Horn refuses to let age slow her down. At 73, Mary Ruth is an avid cyclist, riding 50 to 60 miles three days a week. She once rode on a daily basis but has since had to scale back. “I normally ride thirty to thirty-five miles every day, but the summer heat is pretty hard on me, so I cut back a few days this time of year. Mary Ruth Horn “I started cycling seriously back in 1993,” Mary Ruth continues. “It’s something I really enjoy. It keeps me active and fit. I absolutely love it.” One year, in fact, Mary Ruth logged more than 13,643 cycling miles. “It was a good year,” she says with a laugh. While age may not slow her down, Mary Ruth’s struggle to hear became a growing issue. “I couldn’t understand everyday conv...

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  • Eyeing Acupuncture

    Edition: Palm Coast Published: Fall 2017

    The Chinese medical treatment is now used as an adjunctive treatment for various eye diseases.

    Alexandra Kostick, MD, of Atlantic Eye Center, is pleased to announce the incorporation of Chinese acupuncture into her Palm Coast ophthalmic practice. “I became interested in acupuncture because of a personal issue. I had some sports injuries, and I wanted to treat them with an alternative approach versus the traditional Western medicine of steroid injections and non-steroidal pills that can have side effects,” Dr. Kostick explains. “I had acupuncture performed on those sports injuries, and after several weeks of treatment, I was amazed by how quickly it improved the injuries. I was back to normal.” The theory behind acupu...

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  • A Heartfelt Home

    Edition: Martin County Published: Fall 2017

    Retirees and seniors looking for great places to live and age successfully need to look no further than Symphony at Stuart Assisted Living and Memory Care. Ed Trotta welcomes people to their new home. Opening in late August, the 99-apartment community offers assisted living and memory support for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Symphony at Stuart is a community designed to support successful aging and make life feel secure and meaningful. Symphony at Stuart is a stimulating and pleasant environment for people who want the comforts of home with all the extras. Some of the services offered include medication management, an emergency call system, 24-hour staffing; an abundance of personal care servi...

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  • Farewell, Body Fat!

    Edition: Martin County Published: Fall 2017

    Safe, easy process results in lost pounds and inches.

    Suzanne Goudreau loves her job with the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce. Among her duties, she welcomes visitors to the area, produces festivals and art shows, and develops networking events for local businesses. Suzanne already lost ten pounds. In her role with the chamber, the Massachusetts native is very visible within the community. When she started putting on a few extra pounds and inches, she decided she didn’t like the impression she was making. “I had some really stubborn fat, mostly in my belly and upper thighs,” describes Suzanne. “I’m going through menopause, and I just couldn’t get the weight off and keep it off. I was very unhappy. I didn’t like the way I look...

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  • Walking in Strides

    Edition: St. Lucie County Published: Fall 2017

    A leading-edge procedure helps patients with PAD walk pain free.

    The pain in Virginia Young’s legs seemed almost constant when she walked or even sat in a chair. The St. Lucie County resident says the short distance to her mailbox would have her nearly in tears every day. She dreaded trips to the grocery store because she could never finish her shopping before the pain would set in. “My legs would ache really badly,” Ms. Young describes. “I would start out okay, then the pain would settle in, and I would get to a point where I had to sit down. And sometimes, they even hurt when I was sitting. I often got no relief whatsoever unless I was lying down. It was really affecting my quality of life. I was afraid to go anywhere tha...

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