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  • Walk On

    Edition: Brevard County, Indian River County Published: Fall 2018

    Minimally invasive vein treatment relieves chronic leg fatigue.

    Retired school teacher Marlene Burke and her husband, Tom, love to travel. They’ve toured most of Europe and the Caribbean together and once combined a trip through the Canadian Rockies with their other favorite pastime – camping. Vein treatment allowed Marlene to enjoy every stop on her Rhone River cruise. This past Christmas, Tom surprised Marlene and a friend of hers with a mid-July trip to the south of France, where they would spend eight days sailing down the Rhône River on a cruise that included walking tours of six towns between Avignon and Lyon. There was just one problem: For years, Marlene, 74, found it difficult to walk more than a couple hundred ya...

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  • Clean-Up Duty

    Edition: Brevard County Published: Fall 2018

    Comprehensive treatment plan restores aesthetically pleasing, functional smile.

    New York City native Louis Rodriguez finished his career as a laundry manager in style. After serving two hospitals in that capacity, he spent his last 18 years in the industry running the laundry service at the famous Fontainebleau® Hotel on Miami Beach. The result of Louis’ dental restoration was a dream smile. “It’s a special place,” the 75-year-old Palm Bay resident says of the Fontainebleau. “I especially like the beach there. It’s beautiful.” For years, Louis wished he could have said the same about his smile. Unfortunately, the loss of several back teeth and some extensive wear on many of his remaining teeth left Louis with a smile he was ...

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  • The iStent inject®

    Edition: Brevard County Published: Fall 2018

    Compelling new treatment option for managing glaucoma available now at The Eye Institute.

    The new iStent inject, designed to help glaucoma patients achieve and maintain lower eye pressures, is available now, according to ophthalmologist and cornea, cataract and glaucoma specialist, Jason K. Darlington, MD, of The Eye Institute for Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Darlington (left) and Dr. McManus Dr. Darlington, who has performed extensive surgical research for Glaukos®, the company that developed the iStent, explains that this new device is designed to optimize the natural outflow of certain fluids inside the eye – known as aqueous humor – by creating two bypasses through the part of the eye largely responsible for fluid drain...

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  • Give It a Shot

    Edition: Brevard County, Indian River County Published: Fall 2018

    Minimally invasive therapy alleviates erectile dysfunction.

    It’s rare that Jordan* has his feet on the ground. He is a pilot, after all, and when he’s not sweeping someone away on a short business trip or an island vacation as part of his work for a private charter company, he’s teaching the craft. “I joined the US Air Force after I got out of college and learned to fly there,” Jordan explains. “After I got out of the Air Force, I went to work for one of the big airlines, but after a couple of years, I joined the charter company and became a flight instructor.” One of the regular runs Jordan makes for the charter company is to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Upon his return from one such run a couple years ago, Jordan remembers feel...

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  • Forget Surgery, Forget Pills

    Edition: Brevard County, Indian River County Published: Fall 2018

    Regenerative medicine heals knee, back pain.

    The cartilage in Michael Vernon’s joints is literally disintegrating. The Cleveland, Ohio native has a degenerative arthritis that’s wearing away the protective tissue that cushions the bones and enables smooth movement. Ten weeks after TruGenta, Michael felt no pain in his left knee. The resulting pain began in his knees, where he had previously suffered a couple of injuries and recently suffered a third. It also affected his back, where he was recently diagnosed with spinal stenosis and had a couple of collapsed discs. “I had a sports injury on my right knee back in 1970, but I had that corrected,” Michael recalls. “My left knee wasn’t as bad. I hurt it in a recreational ac...

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  • Surgery Alternative for Spinal Stenosis

    Edition: Brevard County, Indian River County Published: Fall 2018

    Implanted device decompresses the spine and relieves back pain.

    In 2000, longtime engineer Wayne Lanza left his employer of 24 years to work full-time with his own business, Composite Design. His job involves designing and manufacturing electrical systems for high-end experimental aircraft, then doing the hands-on wiring of the aircraft. Bending while wiring was hard on Wayne’s back, which had suffered since his youth. The Superion spacer device is allowing Wayne to work pain free. “Growing up, I was a roughneck,” Wayne admits. “I wasn’t a brawler, but I did a lot of stupid stuff. I worked hard as a kid for my dad in his shop. I did a lot of grunt work and steel work up on ladders, and had a couple of falls. The falls were ...

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  • Say It with a Smile

    Edition: Indian River County Published: Fall 2018

    New dentures give woman boost of confidence.

    Michele Kornett admits that when she was younger, she was a bit wild. The electronics technician grew up on a farm in Northwestern Indiana, so she liked to let loose when the chores were done. Unfortunately, she paid a price for her lifestyle as a youth when she got older. Michele Kornett “In my younger years, I was a partier, and I sometimes got drunk and got into fights,” she confirms. “In the process of all that, a tooth was knocked out.” Michele had a bridge put in to replace the missing tooth. “Back then, when I was in my mid twenties, I didn’t take very good care of my teeth,” Michele continues. “I never smiled, and if I laughed or giggled, I’d cover my mouth. I had big buck...

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  • Getting to Know You

    Edition: Indian River County Published: Fall 2018

    Longstanding patient-doctor relationship helps improve health, quality of life.

    Peter Victoria proudly calls himself a car guy. The owner of Zen Auto Concepts, which uses advanced technologies to keep automobiles looking like new, Peter details cars for a living, and when he’s not detailing cars, he’s often out racing them. Peter Victoria “I have a lot of cars that I like to run,” Peter says. “I don’t abuse them. I just like to run ’em – fast. I’ve also done the Richard Petty Racing Experience, been to the Skip Barber Racing School and I’m going to the Ron Fellows Corvette School of Racing in October.” Even on a track designed for it, racing a car at 140 miles per hour or more can be quite dangerous. Peter, 60, can tell you ...

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  • No Reservations

    Edition: Lee County Published: Fall 2018

    Quality care, pleasing results help dentist earn inherited patient’s trust.

    For regular business travelers and occasional vacationers alike, finding just the right hotel room for just the right price can sometimes be a difficult process. Michael Burrock is in the business of making that process a little easier. Michael Burrock Michael develops hotel reservation software programs, and over the years, the three start-up companies he’s either owned or been a partner in have been associated with some of the world’s best-known hotel chains. “Right now, we’re working mostly with Motel 6 and Best Western®, but we’ve also worked with Sandals®, Wyndham® and Westin® hotels,” says Michael, who stands out from the majority of his fel...

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  • Loosen Up!

    Edition: South Sarasota County Published: Fall 2018

    Find freedom from pain using stretching protocol.

    After selling their chemical distribution company in Atlanta in February, Donna Boldt and her husband decided that instead of retiring, they’d start another business in Florida, where they relocated. Their new endeavor, selling a craft project called DIAMOND DOTZ®, was immediately successful, and Donna found herself working at least 40 hours a week. Donna and her husband, James, are reaping the benefits of Sedative Stretching. A 56-year-old Cincinnati native, Donna preferred her new schedule over the grueling, 80-hour workweeks she put in with her former business. However, even the shorter weeks were challenging for her. In 2000, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and...

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