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  • Two in One

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Summer 2019

    Cardiology and vascular care available at one practice.

    When she’s not tending to the patient she cares for three times a day, seven days a week as a private nurse, Nadine Fraser can usually be found teaching health care to medical assistants and patient care technicians at Southern Technical College in Orlando. Nadine Fraser If you don’t find her there, then she’s probably administering vaccines to school children, conducting an intake evaluation for someone planning to move into a skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation center or assisted living community or possibly preparing someone’s taxes. “I do a lot of different things because I don’t like to be bored,” says the 54-year-old registered nurse. “I’m very pa...

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  • Tailor Made

    Edition: South Palm Beach County, Published: Summer 2019

    Long before computers became small enough to sit on your lap, Elena Fontanazza worked for IBM, testing and developing many of the systems that allowed Big Blue to become one of the worldwide leaders in modern information technology. Elena is very happy with the personalized care she receives from Dr. Fatmi “I was a supervisor working with all the older IBM machines, and I really enjoyed it,” says Elena, a Brooklyn, New York native who later married and moved to Fort Lauderdale, where she became a beautician and eventually a homemaker. Now 76, Elena also spent some time helping her husband run their family’s jewelry store before retiring about 16 years ago. It wasn’t long after she settled into retirement that Elena found herself bac...

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  • Sparkling Gem

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Summer 2019

    Resident’s dementia improves with personalized care.

    Like a diamond, there are many facets to Paul Agan’s life. The Elmira, New York native is a veteran of the US Air Force who made a post-service career working at AT&T®. He’s an electronics guy and a handyman, and he loves to stay active. Fishing is one of his favorite pastimes. When this diamond started to dull, it was difficult for his family to watch. The intimate setting at Grace Manor has proved to be a perfect fit for Paul. “We first noticed that something was going on with Dad in 2015,” remembers Lulu Agan, Paul’s daughter. “He began behaving in ways that were out of character for him. He started getting lost and confused about where he was. He was alway...

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  • All in the Family

    Edition: South Tampa, Published: Summer 2019

    Education and support for families facing substance abuse.

    Substance abuse is an insidious disease. It will creep into someone’s life and rob them of their physical and mental health. In the process, it damages their families and relationships. It destroys their self-confidence and well-being. It carries the prospect of death. Louise Wallowitz At Riverside Recovery of Tampa, substance abuse is well understood. Riverside Recovery of Tampa is a comprehensive center offering a full continuum of care to treat all aspects of the disease. Staff members engage clients in a Residential Treatment Program and an Intensive Outpatient Program, as well as through ongoing therapy and support services. The staff at Riversi...

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  • Double Duty

    Edition: South Tampa, Published: Summer 2019

    Magnetic stimulation therapy relieves pain, alleviates depression.

    Brian Morgan is pain free at work and at home after treatment. One of the strangest sports injuries ever documented occurred in May 2004 when then Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa strained a ligament in his back while sneezing. It was an injury that eventually forced Sosa to miss two weeks of games. Police officer Brian Morgan, who played college and minor league baseball before retiring from the game and joining the force, can relate. “I was sitting on the couch one day and reached over to get the remote control. I sneezed at the same time, and something bizarre happened that I can barely explain,” Brian recalls. “I felt a sharp, stinging pain in ...

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  • Diziness Denied

    Edition: West Pasco County, Published: Summer 2019

    Unique treatment alleviates vertigo.

    One morning this past December, Suzanne Keane woke up to an unusual, uncomfortable feeling as she arose from her bed. She felt intensely dizzy, and her room seemed to be spiraling around her. It was a bout of vertigo that continued to plague her in the ensuing days. Suzanne Keane “The entire room was spinning,” the 78-year-old Westchester County, New York native describes. “When I looked up, the whole ceiling was spinning as well. It was a horrible sensation that made me nauseous, and I wanted to throw up. I felt I was losing my balance. Thank God I was close to the bed. “Later, when I bent down to clean out the litter basket, the room started spinning again. Whenever I put my h...

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  • Evolutionary Development

    Edition: North/Central Pinellas County, Published: Summer 2019

    Acoustic wave therapy reverses erectile dysfunction, cellulite.

    It wasn’t until about four years after his divorce that Terry* rediscovered the desire to date again. A woman he met during a business meeting finally rekindled that fire. Soon thereafter, Terry learned he needed more than desire to rekindle his sex life. “I knew this kind of thing was an issue for some men, but it wasn’t anything I had ever worried or even thought about,” says Terry, 47. “Then it happened to me. When it did, I knew immediately that I needed to address it.” What Terry needed to address is erectile dysfunction (ED), which is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sex. It is essentially a circulatory problem cau...

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  • The Silent Thief of Sight

    Edition: West Pasco County, Published: Summer 2019

    Clinical study investigates glaucoma treatment.

    Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States, but of the millions of people affected by it, many are unaware the condition is present. “Nearly four million people are estimated to have glaucoma, but half don’t know it,” confirms Lee Shettle, DO, a board-certified ophthalmologist at Shettle Eye Research who conducts clinical research in partnership with ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Shettle’s research aims at assisting ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies in developing new medical eye drops to treat various eye conditions such as dry eye disease and ocular inflammation. He is currently enrolling patients in a clinical study test...

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  • Back from the Brink

    Edition: West Pasco County, Published: Summer 2019

    Immunotherapy provides healthy, new path for lung cancer victims.

    The promise of better weather, better schools for his sons and a better overall lifestyle in retirement prompted George Koehler to uproot his family and move from Long Island, New York to Florida 11 years ago. Immunotherapy has George not only living, but enjoying life. The relocation came as part of a complete lifestyle change for George, who had recently quit the smoking habit he’d started decades earlier. George learned a few years ago his decision to quit smoking came a bit too late to avoid any consequences. An in-home service technician for Sears® at the time, George first detected trouble in 2014 when he began to experience sharp chest pai...

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  • Get Back in the Game

    Edition: North/Central Pinellas County, Published: Summer 2019

    Revolutionary acoustic wave therapy boosts sexual performance.

    Outside of being about four or five pounds overweight, Elliott* says he’s in great shape for a man who will soon celebrate his 70th birthday. “I’m in excellent health,” the now retired civil engineer exudes. “The only problem I’ve had has been in the bedroom, if you know what I mean. That’s the only place where I’ve had a tendency to feel my age on occasion.” On those occasions when Elliott has actually felt his age, it was erectile dysfunction, or the inability to either achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse, that robbed him of his vim and vigor. “I used to get early-morning erections all the time,” Elliott says. “I used to wake up w...

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