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Cleaning Tips to Keep the Flu Virus at Bay and Out of Your Home

Cleaning Tips to Keep the Flu Virus at Bay and Out of Your Home

Flu season is among us and with an increase in the number of people in the area for the winter, preventing the flu and other viruses can be difficult this time of year. The muscle aches, fever, chills and fatigue that accompany the virus affect five to 20 percent of the U.S. population each year and hospitalize hundreds of thousands, …

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Caregivers Celebrated in November

Caregivers Celebrated in November

By Greg Pascucci According to an AARP report, “Caregiving in the U.S.”, approximately 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the prior 12 months. November is Family Caregivers Month, designed to honor the dedicated and compassionate individuals who provide care for a disabled child, an aging spouse or a parent with a …

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What’s Your Diet

whats your diet

By Pastor Roger P. Felipe Weight-watchers. Nutrisystem. Mediterranean diet. Paleo. Living healthy has become a craze, although obesity in our country, rather legitimizes it. For many people it is about looking and feeling better, living longer, stronger and disease-free. These are all important reasons for eating clean, exercising, and learning to rest our bodies sufficiently. For Christians, however, trying to maintain …

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Are You Ignoring Your Vascular Risk Factors and Symptoms? Dr. Eileen de Grandis weighs in on what patients should know

Are You Ignoring Your Vascular Risk Factors and Symptoms

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are exceptionally focused on recruiting and retaining a dedicated group of specialists and subspecialists to further develop services for the community. Recently, they recruited Dr. Eileen de Grandis for her highly-sought after vascular surgery algorithms and expertise. Dr. Eileen de Grandis has been treating patients in Southwest Florida for the past two years. …

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): When to Seek Medical Treatment

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): When to Seek Medical Treatment

By Andrew K. Weitzel, D.O., FACOS If you have a urinary tract infection your bladder is red and inflamed. This irritation is what causes a great deal of discomfort and exacerbating the sensations of the need to urinate more frequently. It’s quite common for little to no urine to express through the urethra. Other symptoms are cloudy urine that has …

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Common Myths About Skin Health – Debunked!

Common Myths About Skin Health – Debunked!

Living in our piece of paradise in this beautiful state of Florida is different than living in most other states. When I moved to Florida some time ago, never did I imagine that shorts and flip-flops would be wearable in the winter. Sunshine is available most days here. What a luxury to be grateful of! By Hedy Setyadi, MD, FAAD, …

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WHY DOES PROBATE FEEL LIKE IT TAKES SO LONG?

WHY DOES PROBATE FEEL LIKE IT TAKES SO LONG?

By James W. Mallonee The answer to the above is that it does not take any longer to perform the administration of an estate by means of probate or trust administration. The length of an estate administration is generally extended because of having to settle tax issues or family feuding. Under normal circumstances the time line to complete an average estate …

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The Germiest Items in Your Home May Not be What You Expect

The Germiest Items in Your Home May Not be What You Expect

If you had to pick one household item that’s the biggest hotspot for germs, what would you choose? Is it your toothbrush holder? Nope. What about your bathroom doorknob or faucet handle? Guess again. It turns out our bathrooms are not as germy as we might expect. However, our kitchens can be thriving breeding grounds for bacteria, including the beloved …

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5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

The choice to move to senior living can be difficult and emotionally charged. Most people understandably prefer to stay at home as long as possible. But, what I have learned through the years is that many folks who could benefit from a senior living community wait too long before making the decision. In fact, I have heard many residents say they …

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Varicose Veins – A Cutting-Edge Procedure to Treat this Painful Disorder

Varicose Veins - A Cutting-Edge Procedure to Treat this Painful Disorder

By Federico M. Richter, MD Various forms of venous issues affect 25 million Americans. Their legs are swollen, achy and they have a heavy sensation. When our veins are working properly, they pump blood back to the heart. Valves in the veins are made to open and close in one direction. If these valves or the wall of the veins are …

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