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  • Physician Ready to Care for Sanibel, Surrounding Area

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    Lee Health's new Sanibel clinic offers convenient services for you and your family.

  • Monkeypox: Stay Informed, Stay Safe

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    Hear from our resident infectious disease expert about monkeypox.

  • Aging and Your Bones: Tips to Ward Off Osteoporosis

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    Use these tips to help fight off osteoporosis and instill habits for healthy aging.

  • Reducing C-Sections and Women's Health: What You Should Know

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    For some first-time mothers, the choice to have their baby delivered surgically by cesarean section (C-section) for nonmedical reasons can pose more risks than benefits.

  • First-Time Moms: What You Should Know About C-Sections

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    Lee Health experts working to reduce unnecessary C-sections and keep mothers-to-be safe.

  • Physical Therapy and Scoliosis: A Q&A

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    How can physical therapy help scoliosis? Read a Q&A with a Lee Health expert.

  • Don't Forget Your Health This Storm Season

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    Experts predict another busy hurricane season. Stay prepared and watch after your health.

  • Men's Health: Screenings, Preventive Care, and Healthy Aging

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    June is National Men's Health Month, so check out these tips on eating right, exercising, and getting regular medical checkups to prevent disease and injury.

  • Cape Coral Hospital Improves Quality of Life for Heart Failure Patients

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    Treatment at Cape Coral Hospital is the first of its kind in Lee County.

  • Forecast Calls for Lots of Lightning, So Stay Aware

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    Tips to stay safe as lightning flashes this summer in Southwest Florida.

  • Faster Diagnosis? New Imaging Tech Has You Covered

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    Lee Health stays ahead of the game with this innovative new imaging device.

  • It’s time for Floridians to Become ALZ STARS

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    To increase awareness and early detection of Alzheimer’s, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Alzheimer’s Association Florida Chapters have co-developed the ALZ STARS program

  • New Therapy Shows Scoliosis Improvement Without Surgery

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    Every year, nearly 38,000 people with scoliosis have spinal fusion surgery to stop its progression and relieve symptoms. But a new nonsurgical treatment program may help reduce the risk of spinal fusion surgery in some patients.

  • LPG ED: Expanding Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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    Lee Health's emergency room doctors are now among the 1 percent of all ED docs in the nation who can prescribe buprenorphine to help combat the opioid epidemic.

  • What National Women's History Month Means to Me

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    For National Women's History Month, Lee Health asked our leaders to write a little bit about what this month means to them.

  • Heart Month Spotlight: How Shipley's New Program Helps Women

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    Too often, heart attack symptoms are based on male-oriented heart research. A new program at Shipley Cardiothoracic Center helps women identify their heart-related special needs and risks.

  • Lee Health Coconut Point and Bonita Health Center: The Big Picture

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    Learn more about our comprehensive services at Lee Health Coconut Point and Bonita Health Center.

  • Lee Health Has You Covered in the Cape

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    A look at health services in Cape Coral. You don't have to worry about crossing the bridge to get everything you need.

  • How to Protect Yourself from Prediabetes

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    You can have prediabetes for years but have no obvious symptoms. Often, it goes undetected until you develop serious health problems.

  • Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

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    November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Learn more from our expert about signs and symptoms and how you and your family can remain proactive.

  • COVID-19, Flu, and Allergies: What's the Difference?

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    Symptoms can run together and get confusing. Here's what you need to know about the differences between COVID-19, flu, and allergies.

  • Addiction Epidemic: What You Need to Know

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    The pandemic stressors of job joss and eviction can be triggers for anyone to increase their use of alcohol and drugs, but especially for people who have substance use disorder.

  • Celebrate Healthy Aging Month by Staying Young. Here’s How

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    National Aging Month focuses on the positive aspects of growing older. Dr. Cristina Larrazaleta shares some tips on how to take control of your health and live your best years yet.

  • Labor Day Safety: Driving, Swimming, Boating and More

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    Some tips for Labor Day safety -- and anytime your family takes to the roads, swims, or hits the beach.

  • Why - and How - Should You Talk to Your Doctor?

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    Your primary care doctor is the key point for all your healthcare, so here are a few tips for better communication.

  • Allergy Awareness: You Don't Have to be Miserable

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    A Lee Health allergist gives you some tips and tricks to prevent and treat pesky allergies.

  • Lee Physician Group: Exceptional Primary and Specialty Care for You and Your Family

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    Learn more about Lee Physician Group's primary and specialty care services.

  • Shipley Cardiothoracic Center Advances Treatment, Patient-Centered Care

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    Our award-winning Shipley team helps you get the treatment you need for heart valve issues.

  • How to Recognize and Prevent Elder Abuse

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    National Elder Abuse Prevention Month in June serves as a call to action for us, our communities, and organizations to understand, recognize, and report elder abuse when suspected.

  • Act F.A.S.T. at Signs of a Stroke

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    Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Read to learn more about stroke, including how you may be at risk, how to recognize stroke, and what to do if stroke happens.

  • Free Nonprofit Helps HIV Patients Cope with Condition

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    A new HIV self-management education program teaches people with HIV how to care for themselves and stay healthy by taking actions to control and manage their health.

  • How to Prevent Osteoporosis Now

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    The sooner you start keeping your bones healthy, the better off you’ll be in your later years.

  • This Endoscopy Treatment’s Easy to Swallow

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    Capsule endoscopy uses a “video camera-in-a-pill” that you swallow to make this procedure much easier for patients with gastrointestinal issues.

  • Spotlight on Sleep: Finding Rest in Troubled Times

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    COVID-19 stress is affecting our sleep, which hurts our immune systems and makes everything worse. A Lee Health sleep experts dives into the details and offers tips to help.

  • How Does The Watchman Device for AFib Reduce Stroke Risk?

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    Many people in Southwest Florida deal with symptoms of A-Fib. Now, a new treatment called the Watchman Device may help reduce A-Fib patients' risk for stroke.

  • Know the Symptoms, Risks, and Treatments for Heart Valve Disease

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    Heart valve disease is a serious condition, but Shipley Cardiothoracic Center provides treatment options that can get you back to your daily life.

  • Tips for a Healthier Heart (and You) in 2021

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    February is officially American Heart Month. So here are a few key tips, suggestions, and ideas to ensure your heart is healthy enough to keep up with your lifestyle.

  • Lee Health and Cleveland Clinic: What a New Alliance Means for Patient Care

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    Lee Health joins forces with Cleveland Clinic to help improve patient care.

  • The Ultimate Gift: Giving Blood During Times of Need

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    With the blood supply critically low, Lee Health Blood Centers kindly asks you to consider a blood donation for the new year.

  • Holiday Safety Check: Fire Hazards, Gifts, Mental Health, and, Yes...COVID-19

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    Time for a safety check: Is your decor safe? Do you have any fire hazards? Feeling more blue than you should be? Here's our annual holiday checklist.

  • Physician Spotlight: Dr. Eric Feinberg and a Woman's Curse

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    Difficult periods don’t have to rule your life. Find out what's normal and when you should seek help concerning your menstrual cycle.

  • Comfort and Care: What Women Should Know About Our Family Birthing Suites

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    Find comfortable, beautiful birthing suites for that special family moment as well as expanded services that deliver the best care in the region.

  • No Place Like Home: The Observation Unit at Lee Health Coconut Point

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    Lee Health Coconut Point continues to offer all the services you need in one place. Our expanded Observation Unit bolsters emergency care so you don't have to go to another facility.

  • Physician Spotlight: Dr. Laura Veras and Those Pesky Allergies

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    Meet Dr. Laura Veras and create a care plan for your allergies.

  • Service Spotlight: World-Class Cardiology Care in the Heart of SW Florida

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    Meet two new cardiologists dedicated to the Lee County community.

  • What Can You Do To Treat Migraines?

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    Migraines can be debilitating, but here are a few things that might be able to ease the pain.

  • Cape Coral Hospital Birth Unit Offers Unique Welcome for Moms and Babies

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    Helping mothers, babies, and families bond: Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the birthing suites at Cape Coral Hospital.

  • Spotlight on Aging: Are Your Parents Too Old to Drive?

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    It can be a sensitive question: How old is too old to drive? A Lee Health aging expert takes a look at signs and symptoms -- and everything else you need to know.

  • Tackle That Gastro Complaint, Improve Your Quality of Life

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    Lee Physician Group's gastroenterology services keep expanding and improving. Here's how they can help you.

  • Dr. Michael Danzig: A Lifetime of Service

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    A longtime Southwest Florida cardiologist looks back on long career of community service.

  • How to Fall-Proof Your Home

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    More of us are spending time indoors these days. But that can be dangerous for older adults who are prone to falls. Take a peek at this list of things you can do around the house to be safer while staying active.

  • Physician Spotlight: Dr. Andre Anderson

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    Lee Health Coconut Physician aims to help community with sports-related injuries and primary care.

  • Telemedicine: Which Option is Best for You?

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    Telemedicine: What is it? How safe is it? And what can you use it for?

  • COVID-19 Brings Unique Challenges to Hurricane Season

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    Lee Health has updated plans and logistics for the 2020 hurricane season because of COVID-19. Learn the latest here about shelters, safety tips and other essential info.

  • Women’s Spotlight: New Doctor Ready to Keep Area Patients Vibrant, Healthy

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    Healthcare for women spans generations. Meet one Lee Physician Group doctor who can help patients improve their quality of life.

  • Are Virtual Health Classes Right for You?

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    Take advantage of virtual health and wellness classes with our trained experts including stress reduction, seminars and cooking demonstrations for the whole family.

  • Is It OK to See an APRN or PA at Your Next Appointment? (Hint: Yes)

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    These health professionals are highly trained and work with your doctor to provide exceptional care.

  • The Most Common Condition: How to Stay on Top of Atrial Fibrillation

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    It's the most common type of heart arrhythmia in the U.S., and the number is expected to increase. Here's what you can do about A-Fib.

  • Anger & Your Heart: 6 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle

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    It's an angry world out there. Here are some tips about what you can do to feel better and avoid stress on your heart.

  • Myth Busting: Can Our Hearts Really Break?

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    Broken heart syndrome is a real thing: A Lee Health cardiologist provides expert advice on how to cope.

  • Nosebleeds: Treatment, Causes and Therapy

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    If you’re having nosebleeds but you’re unsure why, this information can help you find a solution.

  • Dealing with a chronic condition? Here’s how to take control

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    If you have a chronic health condition, here are some things beyond the medicine cabinet that may help you find relief.

  • So You Have the Flu: Now What?

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    A quick rundown of your options to help you through the thick of cold and flu season.

  • Wake up! Avoid the dangers of drowsy driving with these tips

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    No matter the circumstance, no matter the distance, getting behind the wheel when you are tired is more dangerous than you think.

  • When Health Care Gets Personal (and Why That's a Good Thing)

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    It's common for people in medically underserved areas to go without regular health care. Lee Community Healthcare is changing all of that.

  • 7 Essential Health Tests for Women

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    Cholesterol, mammogram, bone density, and more. Feel in tune with your body and find out what you need to stay healthy.

  • Health Risks From Red Tide in Southwest Florida

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    To help reduce your risk of exposure, remember these tips to keep you and your family safe.

  • Heart Month: Know Your Risk Factors

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    Change your habits and learn to live the kind of life that drastically cuts the risk of heart disease. Here are nine things you can recognize and improve today.

  • Is Telehealth Right for You? Five Things to Help You Decide

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    Are telemedicine services worth your time? Five things to help you decide.

  • Lee Health Trauma Center is Saving Lives

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    For 25 years, our team has jumped into action to treat victims of trauma, the leading cause of death among Floridians younger than 44.

  • Patients Connected and Saved by Blood

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    Children face unimaginable challenges when dealing with cancer. Read more about these youngsters, their families, and how Golisano Children’s Hospital is helping.

  • So You’ve Been Diagnosed With Diabetes: Now What?

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    You can still live a full, active life with diabetes.

  • You don’t have to live with it: Four tools to manage your chronic pain

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    Pain eats away at you and keeps you from doing what you love. It’s time to stop suffering. Check out these things you can do long-term to help you live a better life.

  • You Need to Know: The Truth About Vaccines

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    Vaccines save lives, but measles deaths and misinformation are increasing. Learn more about vaccine history and how to keep yourself safe.

  • Heart Disease: A Battle of the Sexes

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    Men and women are not created equally when it comes to heart attacks. Risk factors and atypical symptoms mean women should pay closer attention to their bodies.

  • In a Slump? Five Ways to Correct Your Posture Today

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    Five ways to sit up straight today.

  • Should You Get a Flu Shot? (Answer: Yes)

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    The cold and flu season looms, so don’t take any chances. Dive into all the reasons you and your family need to get the influenza vaccination today.