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  • An Outpatient Protocol For Hip Replacement

    Edition: South Tampa, Published: Winter 2023

    Innovative joint surgery means speedier recoveries and brief postop hospital stays.

    Within days of undergoing a double hip-replacement, Michelle was working out at the gym again. People have been known to find love in some very strange places. Few can say they found it in a place as strange as Michelle Perry, who met “her person” on a battlefield during a war games exercise in South Korea. “It was in 1987, and the event was called Team Spirit,” Michelle remembers. “At the time, Team Spirit was the largest free-world military exercise around. It brought together all the branches of the US military as well as some other free-world players. “It also brought me and the man who became my husband together. He was in the Marine ...

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  • These Eye Surgeons Help You Look Better

    Edition: South Tampa, Published: Winter 2023

    Oculoplastic specialists offer array of treatments to enhance appearance of eyes and face.

    People get only one chance to make a first impression. Often, that impression is based largely on the appearance of their eyes and face. It’s no wonder people take special care of these delicate areas. “Using a product such as JUVÈDERM, people not only get the benefit of a more youthful appearance, but the results are also very natural looking.”– Dr. Applebaum When age, genetics or sun exposure affects the eyes and face, fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeons Robert J. Applebaum, MD, MBA, and Norberto Mancera, MD, at Florida Eye Specialists & Cataract Institute, spring into action. These physicians provide services designed to cor...

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  • Hear, Hear For Doctors Of Audiology

    Edition: West Pasco County, Published: Winter 2023

    They’re highly trained hearing care professionals who can lead you through the big-box noise.

    Steve Kennedy is a people person. He enjoys talking to people and engaging with them socially. Those traits have served him well for the 30-plus years he’s worked as a sales executive. His enthusiasm extends to his private life as well. In his free time, the 58-year-old Florida native loves to travel, exercise and watch the local sports teams compete on TV. Steve says is hearing is “much better and much clearer” with his new hearing aids. “I enjoy traveling and seeing new places, and there are many beautiful places out there,” Steve shares. “Nashville is a great town to visit. Glacier National Park in Montana is absolutely br...

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  • Hearing Aids Mask The Buzz Of Tinnitus

    Edition: North/Central Pinellas County, Published: Winter 2023

    Exes back in business together to help others hear their best.

    Dr. Anastasia Knoblach After traditional masking attempts failed to relieve her of the constant buzzing in her ears, a condition known as tinnitus, audiologist Anastasia Knoblach finally found relief from a most unlikely source: her past. Tinnitus is the perception of sound when there’s no external source. The condition is often described as “ringing in the ears,” but it can also come in the form of hissing, whistling, roaring, pulsing, screeching, swooshing or a strong buzz as it does with Dr. Knoblach. “My tinnitus sounds like cicadas buzzing incessantly,” Dr. Knoblach describes. “It interfered with my hearing, interrupted my concentration and affected my sl...

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  • Healing Properties Inside Patient’s Blood

    Edition: Lee County, Published: Fall 2022

    Regenerative medicine restores active lifestyles for those limited by injuries.

    “I’m really glad I looked into what QC Kinetix has to offer because it worked really well for me.” – Jeff If his skill set had matched his passion for the game, Jeff Kelly would have played soccer through college and maybe beyond. His talent only carried him through high school, though, so when Jeff got to college, he suddenly found himself on the outside of the soccer pitch looking in, but with lots of energy that needed to be expelled. “That’s why I started running,” Jeff notes. “I played some club soccer as a freshman in college and that was fun, but I’d get home at the end of the day and still have all this energy left that I felt I had to ge...

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  • The Advantages Of Prescriptive Hearing Aids

    Edition: Lee County, Published: Fall 2022

    Patient learns the benefits of an audiologist after failure of big-box provider.

    Richard Jones There are plenty of people who don’t interact with their closest neighbors or even some family members as often as Richard Jones has with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Richard, a 79-year-old retired electrical engineer, holds nine US patents for the innovations he’s created while modeling and designing microprocessor-controlled air-conditioning, refrigeration and heat-transfer systems. Most of those patents were awarded while Richard was working for a major air-conditioning manufacturer, a well-known electronics maker and a Virginia-based energy company that supplies power to parts of Virginia, North Carolina and South Caro...

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  • Dental Implants Keep Lower Denture Secured

    Edition: South Sarasota County, Published: Fall 2022

    After a broken tooth, gum infection, extractions and loose denture, her two-year dental odyssey ends.

    Nina* turned her affinity for numbers into a career. After earning a two-year degree in accounting from Oakland University, the second largest university in the Detroit metropolitan area, Nina held accounting positions at several companies in her native Michigan. “I chose accounting because I like numbers. I like math and did very well in math in high school,” explains Nina, 82. “I retired from the corporate office of a child care organization called Childtime Child Care (now Childtime Learning Centers). It was a group of 357 child care centers across the country. “I was a cash management accountant for Childtime for 12 y...

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  • Skip Hip Replacement With Stem Cell Therapy

    Edition: Indian River County, Published: Fall 2022

    Facing surgery for arthritic joints? Learn about the option of regenerative medicine.

    With zero pain in her left hip, Karen is back to golfing at a tournament level. In the early 1990s, Karen Chapdelaine applied for employment at Polk Community College (now Polk State College) in Winter Haven. She was hired as a temp to assist in updating some of the school’s outdated computer software. From there, one thing led to another. “Once I was on board at the college, I quickly advanced into supervisory positions in admissions and records,” recounts Karen, 68. “Then, in 2001, I transferred to Indian River State College and went on to serve as registrar for 15 years. “Indian River State College is an amazing school. It makes a huge ...

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  • DTM Spinal Stimulator Gives Superior Relief

    Edition: Indian River County, Published: Fall 2022

    New approach proves to be a profound responder for back pain.

    In the early 1980s, when Peggy Alesso was deciding on a career path, nursing and teaching were among the most common professions for women. Peggy opted for nursing, which she practiced for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2012. “Most of the time, I was a pediatric nurse,” Peggy elaborates. “I worked in a hospital, a doctor’s office and a school in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, where I’m from. The best part of my job was caring for the kids.” For the past 25 years, Peggy and her husband have been snowbirds, traveling to Florida during the winter. During their stay in Florida in 2021, Peggy suffered an intense flare-up of pain from a chronic back condition. “I’ve ha...

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  • In Pain? SoftWave Therapy Promotes Healing

    Edition: Indian River County, Published: Fall 2022

    ‘Amazing device’ uses sound waves to mend 73-year-old triathlete’s tissue.

    Dr. Glen Fritz At age 57, Dr. Glen Fritz abandoned his South Texas dental practice and embarked on an adventure fit for an Indiana Jones film. His goal: find the location of the biblical Mount Sinai and the path the Israelites took to get there after their liberation from Egypt. Dr. Fritz’s quest was nothing short of a leap of faith, one that began at Texas State University in San Marcos, where he earned a PhD in environmental geography in 2006. Since then, Dr. Fritz has not only achieved his objective of pinpointing two of the Bible’s most storied locations, but he has also authored four books on the Exodus and contributed to two documentary films on ...

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