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Key Florida Healthcare Documents and Recent Changes

Key Florida Healthcare Documents and Recent Changes

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Every competent adult has the legal right to make healthcare decisions for themselves. However, medical circumstances resulting from injury or disease can render someone incapacitated and unable to make these decisions.  When these decisions need to be made for an incapacitated person, an enforceable Florida healthcare directive becomes critical. What is a Florida Healthcare Directive? …

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Your Diet Plays a Huge Role in Your Heart Health

Your Diet Plays a Huge Role in Your Heart Health

Most of us are aware of healthy diet options.  We’re told to eat fresh vegetables and fruits, fish, poultry, nuts and healthy oils like olive oil. In addition to eating those healthy foods, a better understanding of a key offender that can wreak havoc on our cardiovascular systems might surprise you.  This little guilty pleasure is called—SUGAR. Why is sugar so …

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Health Care Center, Doctor or ER?

Health Care Center, Doctor or ER

”Three Cs” to Consider: Condition, Convenience & Cost By Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare of South Florida If you start having chest pains or receive a head injury, you probably real ize you should go to the emergency room (ER) right away. But for medical issues that are urgent but not an emergency – such as a sinus infection …

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GENETIC TEST HELPS DETERMINE RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER

GENETIC TEST

By Eric M. Folkens, M.D., Family Medicine Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics Breast cancer is the number one cancer diagnosis among women in the United States and is second only to lung cancer in regards to cancer deaths.  One in eight women, or 12.7%, will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Last year, an estimated 232,000 people were …

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$3,000 Per Hour

$3,000 Per Hour

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Every so often I’ll do a bit of executive coaching. I’ll spend a day with a medical, business or non-profit executive. We will end the day with very clear “take-aways” (actionable steps for an area of their life–business, family, or personal). It’s a lot of fun for me, but can …

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The Golden Rule & Health Care

The Golden Rule & Health Care

By Randall Kenneth Jones We teach children many valuable lessons intended to positively shape their behavior in the years that lie ahead. For example, most children are taught to “be observant,” “listen closely,” “pay attention” and “act responsibly.” Kids are also advised of the important role that “respect” plays in positive relationships. Those in my childhood inner circle in Mid-Missouri …

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Cancer’s Early Detection Saves Lives

Cancer’s Early Detection Saves Lives

A cancer diagnosis changes everything; it is, perhaps, the most feared diagnosis a doctor can make Any patient in that situation wants to be assured they have access to the most advanced treatments, delivered by a physician who is both experienced and compassionate. And it helps tremendously if treatment can be administered in a community setting, close to home, so …

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The War On Lung Disease: Traditional Treatments vs Stem Cell Therapy

The War On Lung Disease

War is hell—particularly when the battleground is inside your own lungs. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema seem to be winning that war. Across the U.S. 6.3% of the adult population (roughly 15 million people) have been diagnosed with COPD—a prevalence that is predominantly seen within adults older than 65. Worse …

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Do you suffer from Crossover Toes?

Do you suffer from Crossover Toes?

Foot pain is one of the most common complaints patients have. Unfortunately, many people wait until their symptoms are elevated to a level that causes extreme discomfort and complications. One of the common foot disorders is crossover toe, which causes the toes to drift and overlap each other.  It can happen to any of the toes but usually occurs in the …

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daVinci Prostate Cancer Surgery – Personalized, Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Treatment

daVinci Prostate Cancer Surgery

Gulfshore Urology  prostate cancer experts, like Dr. Alexandre Rosen, specialize in a comprehensive and personalized approach to your prostate cancer treatment.   Starting with your diagnosis, consultations at Gulfshore Urology begin with a thoughtful conversation between the patient and  one of their highly trained physicians.  Every step of the way, they will help guide you in understanding your course of treatment and …

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