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The Ageless Power of Friendship

The Ageless Power of Friendship

By Arietta Living Humans were created for relationships. Perhaps it was the neighborhood friends we played with when we were young. Maybe it was the best friend in college, that person who always had our back no matter what. Or maybe it’s that lifelong friend we make time for even during the busyness of our adult years. But one thing …

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A Leading-Edge Procedure Drastically Cuts the Risks of AFib Related Strokes

A Leading-Edge Procedure Drastically Cuts the Risks of AFib Related Strokes

Are you on blood thinners for AFib? Are you finding that after long-term use, you’re bleeding and bruising more often? If so, you should speak to your physician about your bleeding issues, as these can be life-threatening and even cause bleeding in the brain, which can lead to imminent death. Individuals with AFib have a 5X greater risk of stroke …

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Heart Disease Remains Silent Killer Among Women

By Dilip J. Mathew, MD, FACC, FHRS With October serving as breast cancer awareness month, we’re reminded the importance of strengthening all areas of women’s health. Heart disease has long been considered a condition that primarily affects men – a misperception that can cause women to overlook potentially deadly symptoms. Despite efforts to increase awareness, the CDC reports that only …

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WOMEN DON’T TALK ENOUGH

By Cynthia K. Davis MD Women talk – but not about some things which are common and bothersome. They are embarrassed by the changes they’ve noticed. They don’t want their husband to know that sex has become painful. Or their friends to know that they are having bladder problems such as urgency and leakage. People might think they are getting …

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AVOIDING OUT OF STATE TAXATION WHEN MOVING TO FLORIDA

AVOIDING OUT OF STATE TAXATION WHEN MOVING TO FLORIDA

By James W. Mallonee I often get asked from individuals who move from the North to Florida what will be the tax implications when Florida becomes their permanent domicile. Under ordinary circumstances the impact is none, but there are always surprises which can be avoided provided you know how a change in domicile is viewed by your old State. As …

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Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

A: Ten percent of people will be affected by kidney stones in their lifetime. Q: If I have a kidney stone, will I be able to pass it without surgery? A: Stone passage depends directly on the size of the stone. With the assistance of specific medications, stones that are 4mm or less have a good chance of passing. Stones …

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DO NOT PATCH! CURE INSTEAD!

DO NOT PATCH! CURE INSTEAD!

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, MD and Darian Yera, APRN Sometimes it is difficult for men to talk about Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Impotence, as it is commonly known, affects not only men but also their partners, as a problem affecting the romantic life and the emotional health of the couple. It’s essential for the couple to understand that ED is very common, most …

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Does Laser Hair Removal Really Work? What You Should Know

Does Laser Hair Removal Really Work

Unwanted hair – how can we really get RID of it? The latest technology for laser hair removal incorporates cutting-edge advancements that provide fast, efficient hair elimination with minimal discomfort. Hair follicles go through growth cycles and after a period of time, will become dormant. One treatment will not remove all hair follicles, so only the active follicles that are …

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Snowbirds and Seasonal Rentals

Snowbirds and Seasonal Rentals

For many seniors, Southwest Florida is considered home during the colder months of the year. From October until April, snowbirds make their way to our beautiful region to enjoy all that it has to offer. For those who choose not to take on the financial burden of home ownership, it can be difficult to find seasonal rentals that tick all …

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What you should know about dense breast

What you should know about dense breast

From the American College of Radiology What is breast density? Breasts are made up of a mixture of fibrous and glandular tissue and fatty tissue. Your breasts are considered dense if you have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue but not much fat. Density may decrease with age, but there is little, if any, change in most women. How …

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