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  • Want to Become an Alpha Male?

    Edition: St. Augustine, Published: Fall 2020

    Noninvasive, drug-free ED treatment improves sexual performance.

    Most people see the 1975 movie Jaws and think twice about ever venturing into the ocean for a swim. Not Philip*. When he saw that movie for the first time as a 17-year-old some 45 years ago, it only inspired him to dive deeper into the sea. Which he eventually did. “There was something about that movie that triggered something in me,” Philip says. “Before seeing it, I had never even gone fishing. But afterward, I became fascinated by sea life and especially by sharks.” “Now, I study sharks for a living. I study other marine animals, too, but sharks are what I focus on the most. It’s a fascinating job that has taken me all over the world and allowed me to see th...

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  • ‘A Permanent Fix’

    Edition: St. Augustine, Published: Fall 2020

    Relieve pain, regain height with treatment for spinal compression fractures.

    The best camera money could buy was still producing grainy black-and-white images when William Keith began to bring the vast California countryside to life through his full-color realist and mystic style paintings. Carrie is standing up straighter and walking with more confidence since undergoing a series of kyphoplasty procedures. The largest collection of the artist’s work – 180 landscapes – now reside not far from where he painted them, at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art near San Francisco, where Carrie Brewster spent 14 years as director. “I got my start in the business running the art gallery at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, then moved to ...

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  • Say No to Surgery

    Edition: St. Augustine, Published: Fall 2020

    Pain-free decompression therapy relieves neck, lower back pain.

    Since she married her husband more than 50 years ago, Amanda “Mandy” Dandy has had the pleasure of calling many places home, including Liberia, Belgium, Canada and a British merchant vessel called the London Citizen. Amanda “Mandy” Dandy “Yes, we’ve lived all over the place,” the 75-year-old native of Hampshire, England, says. “That’s because my husband worked as an engineer evaluating damaged ships for an offshoot of Lloyds of London. His work took us all over the world. “When we lived onboard the merchant ship, that was just after we were married in 1966. We did that for about a year, then went to Liberia. When we finished there we actually lived on a sai...

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  • Seeing The Big Picture

    Edition: St. Augustine, Published: Fall 2020

    A patient-centered approach to establishing neurological health.

    AtMcGreevy NeuroHealth, the practice of board-certified neurologist and interventional pain management specialist Kai McGreevy, MD, DABPN, RPVI, RMSK, they have created an approach to establishing its patients’ neurohealth that begins with listening to the patient. Dr. Kai McGreevy “Over the years, I have treated many patients with neurological, pain and musculoskeletal disorders, and often those were chronic and complex conditions,” Dr. McGreevy observes. “The prevailing theme was that these patients visited multiple physicians and other health care providers and still did not have their questions answered and did not feel better. “Neurological disorders are a...

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  • Spine-Tingling Relief

    Edition: East Citrus County, West Citrus County, Published: Fall 2020

    Newer neurostimulators ease back pain through burst or buzz.

    On their first date, Donald and Linda Hoover went to the Varsity Drive-In restaurant in North Canton, Ohio, for French fries with gravy. It was the first time Linda ever tasted the regional delicacy. Donald & Linda Hoover From that humble beginning, Donald and Linda’s relationship evolved, and the high school sweethearts eventually married. Donald went on to work for 33 years as a superintendent for the East Ohio Gas Co., while Linda worked as a homemaker and mother. In 1997, they retired and moved to Florida. Today, the couple still has a lot in common, including a love of cars – and working on cars in their backyard shop. Another thing they share is debilitati...

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  • Above The Bar

    Edition: East Citrus County, Hernando County, West Citrus County, Published: Fall 2020

    Treatment regimen restores Marine’s grip strength with promotion on the line.

    As he learned of the four coordinated terrorist attacks that shattered the morning of September 11, 2001, and altered the course of history, a fire grew in the belly of Joshua McCallister that still burns today. Joshua McCallister “I was in middle school when 9/11 happened, and I decided right then that there was no way I wasn’t at least going to put in four years of service to my country,” Joshua says. “After that, it was really just a matter of which branch I would serve in. “I eventually joined the Marines because they have the longest boot camp, the one that I knew was going to challenge me the most physically, and because I really wanted to go ...

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  • Revolutionary Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

    Edition: Hernando County, Published: Fall 2020

    Fort Myers native Jameson Gardner, 50, worked as a professional makeup artist from 1996 to 2005. He started in Atlanta and moved to Los Angeles, where he stayed for seven years. While in Los Angeles, Jameson was a national artist for Smashbox Studios and Armani® cosmetics before moving to television. Jameson Gardner “I was the staff artist on American Idol for their second season in 2003,” Jameson recounts. “That was the season that starred Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. I did hair and makeup for the contestants for their performances and events and some of their magazine shoots as well. It was a lot of fun. “But after nine years of doing makeup, I decided I wanted to challenge myself with something new. I moved back to Florida and w...

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  • Same-Day Satisfaction

    Edition: East Citrus County, Hernando County, North Tampa, West Citrus County, Published: Fall 2020

    Dental implant protocol restores retired bus driver’s lost smile.

    Thirty-three years ago, New York native Robert Ballas left the big city and headed to Florida. One of the first things Robert did upon arrival in the Sunshine State was look for employment. He didn’t have to look for very long. With his Same Day Teeth, Robert can eat pain-free again. “I put in applications at multiple companies, and one of the first to reply was the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority,” so I went with them,” Robert, 67, elaborates. “I wound up working for them for 22 years, but I didn’t drive one specific route. “I was like a fill-in operator for drivers who didn’t report to work, so I basically knew where all the routes went. They handed me an...

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  • Vein Reliever

    Edition: Hernando County, Published: Fall 2020

    Minimally invasive procedures soothe chronic leg pain.

    Charlie Myers was a young man of 30 in 1978. At that time, he was managing drugstores for a large, national chain. The job was often stressful, so Charlie pursued a new position that was a little less taxing. He found exactly what he was looking for with an industrial supply company. After undergoing three minimally invasive treatments on his leg veins, Charles can now stand for hours without pain. “I was lucky enough to work for that company for 36 years,” says Charlie, now 72. “I started out as a driver and moved up from there. In the beginning, I also did some sales and customer service, but I mostly worked as a purchasing agent, specifically for factories that contr...

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  • Regional Rehab is Nationally Recognized for Exceptional Care

    Edition: Hernando County, Published: Fall 2020

    For nearly 20 years, Regional Rehab has specialized in providing recuperative care for people overcoming injury, illness or surgery, and it was recently recognized for its exceptional record in producing positive patient outcomes in two key areas. For patients with lymphedema-related diagnoses, Regional Rehab ranked among the top five providers nationally in functional improvement, and for patients with knee/leg-related diagnoses, it ranked among the top 10 providers nationally in functional improvement. The recognition, which is for care provided throughout 2019, comes from Systems 4PT, one of the largest electronic medical record platforms for physical therapists in the United States. System 4PT’s analysis takes into account more ...

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