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Insuring Your Valuables

Insuring Your Valuables

Danielle Gates, CFP®, Financial Advisor In “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janis Joplin sang, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Maybe, but if you’ve got lots to lose, the word you’re looking for is insurance. And if what you have are valuable personal possessions–jewelry, furs, antiques, art, coin collections, and the like–you need to know how to insure …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Breast Cancer

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Breast Cancer

By Karen Helmick Taylor, LAc DOM According to the Worldwide Breast Cancer Association, breast cancer affected nearly 1.5 million women and men in 2010. And unfortunately, that number hasn’t decreased by much since then. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, worldwide. The United States and the United Kingdom have the highest incidence rates globally, primarily due to …

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Factors that can affect Hearing Aid Batteries!

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. We get many questions about how long hearing aid batteries should last. There is not one answer that works for every patient. This is because every person is unique when it comes to their degree of hearing loss, their personal listening environments, and how they use the device. All of these factors combine to make …

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Did preparing for hurricane leave you with pain and limited range of motion

Did preparing for hurricane leave you with pain and limited range of motion

How Aquatic Therapy can help Many of us found that we had to be a bit more active during the preparations for hurricane Irma. Perhaps you had to lift heavy objects like furniture, cut back tree limbs, or put up hurricane shutters. With all of this extra activity, many individuals have tight muscles and more stiffness and soreness than usual. …

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Changes to Florida’s Elective Share

Changes to Florida’s Elective Share

By James W. Mallonee The Florida Legislature has made another revision to the Elective Share for the benefit of a spouse who was not considered (disinherited) in their deceased spouse’s estate. The Elective Share is ordinarily selected as a remedy following the death of a spouse when the surviving spouse is not included in the deceased spouse’s Will or Trust …

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Rx for Better Health? Better Sleep

Photo Courtesy of Venice Regional Bayfront Health

One impact from Hurricane Irma’s passage through Florida was much less obvious than damage to homes and businesses, toppled trees, and power outages. Sleep deprivation also affected millions of people in the storm’s path, as well as family and friends watching from afar. Even without a hurricane looming, lack of sleep is a widespread problem. According to the Centers for Disease …

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GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

By Virginia “Ginya” Carnahan, APR.CPRC, Director of Marketing & Development, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute After the beating we took from what I call “Nasty Aunt Irma,” it may seem that nothing will ever be “normal” again. Will you ever take electric power for granted again? Air conditioning, TV, Internet? All seem to be as essential to “normal” …

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Advanced Treatment for CRPS and Fibromyalgia

Advanced Treatment for CRPS and Fibromyalgia

By Dr. Steven Reichbach Nearly 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) each year. CRPS was formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). It is a combination of immune system and nervous system malfunctioning. Constant severe pain is signaled to the brain and causes debilitating symptoms. Many people are familiar with fibromyalgia, which is widespread fatigue, muscle, …

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Can Laser Spine Surgery Fix Your Back Pain?

Can Laser Spine Surgery Fix Your Back Pain?

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon As a spine surgeon, my patients often ask me if their spine surgery can be done with a laser. There is a perception by the general population that laser technology is modern and futuristic, and therefore offers cutting edge treatment and better outcomes. However, the reality is that lasers have been around for decades …

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RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME AND VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME AND VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

By Federico M. Richter, MD Venous insufficiency is the underlying problem that leads to varicose veins and much more. It is estimated that at least 80 million Americans, more than 25% of the U.S. population, suffer from chronic venous insufficiency and over 60 % has some form of venous disorders. Nearly 70% of all women and 30% of men will …

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