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WORRIED YOUR ESTATE WILL GO TO THE STATE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A WILL

WORRIED YOUR ESTATE WILL GO TO THE STATE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A WILL

By James W. Mallonee I often hear clients come into my office worried that if they don’t have a Will their assets will go to the State of Florida and not to their beneficiaries or heirs.  They are often surprised to learn the likelihood of that happening is very remote.  However, it is possible within the State of Florida that …

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Your Superpower

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I believe the reason God uses me is because I don’t know of anyone who needs God’s help and love more than I do. There are times I feel helpless and useless. I cannot depend solely upon my abilities nor upon my strength. So because of my weakness, I reach out …

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Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the Iceberg?

Examples of legs with spider veins.

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS – Vein Specialists Spider veins are a common complaint in our vein practice here in Southwest Florida where we have sunny and warm shorts weather year round.  Most patients feel this is only a cosmetic concern though that is not true in every case.  In some cases spider veins can be a manifestation of a …

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DIABETES & HEARING LOSS

DIABETES & HEARING LOSS

By W.L. “Hunter” Huntley, III, HAS., BC-HIS According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), diabetics are two times more susceptible to contract hearing loss than those without the disease. Of the 86 million adults thought to have pre-diabetes, the rate of hearing loss is 30% higher than those with normal blood sugar. In …

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How Heat Affects your Heart

How Heat Affects your Heart

August is “Safety Month” and while we take the time to consider all of the preventative ways to protect ourselves, we often overlook the negative effects that these hot summer months have on our cardiovascular systems. With weather approaching the upper 90’s and on some days, triple digits, the heat can be unbearable at times and downright dangerous, this is particularly …

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Independent Pharmacy Offers Unparalleled Custom-Made Services

Independent Pharmacy Offers Unparalleled Custom-Made Services

By: Justin Ceravolo, PharmD Selecting a pharmacy for your family’s needs can seem challenging, especially when there seems to be a drugstore on every corner. Although corporate pharmacies have several benefits, it is important to know that local independent pharmacies offer a distinct set of benefits – a focus on providing individualized attention and unique custom-made services. For more than 40 …

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Is your Dog at Risk for Canine Influenza?

Is your Dog at Risk for Canine Influenza?

The University of Florida has confirmed that the H3N2 dog flu strain is here in Southwest Florida.  This particular influenza strain originated in South Korea several years ago and has since then scattered through several states here in the U.S. The spread of the virus most likely is due to owners traveling with their pets, for example, it’s increased through …

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5 Critical Estate Planning Questions That Are Often Never Asked

5 Critical Estate Planning Questions That Are Often Never Asked

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. In the information age, it may be enticing to “do it yourself” when it comes to estate planning and elder law matters. Yet the reason for hiring an experienced estate planning elder law attorney is to have someone guide you you to consider questions that you would not think of asking. You’ve heard the expression, …

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TV Solutions: When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

TV Solutions: When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. One of the most common complaints I hear is “It is difficult for me to hear and understand what is being said on the television”.  Simply turning up the volume on the TV can cause issues for two reasons. First, the quality of the sound may deteriorate as the volume is raised.  This will depend …

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HOW TO ELIMINATE CHILDHOOD OBESITY

HOW TO ELIMINATE CHILDHOOD OBESITY

By Rev. Dr. Sean Stringer, dc, mo, ctth Obesity in the United States is at an epidemic rate. Over 75% of the U.S. adult population is overweight or obese with there being more obese than overweight individuals. The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about twenty percent of school-aged children …

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