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Open Enrollment EXTENDED 12/31/2017 Due to Hurricane Irma in the State of Florida. Medicare & Individual Health Insurance for 2018!

Open Enrollment EXTENDED 12/31/2017 Due to Hurricane Irma

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare Beneficiaries who currently have Medicare Advantage Plan and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) should have received their “Notice of Change” documents in September. These notices compare any plan changes from your current 2017 to your new 2018 plan. You will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan if you do …

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It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

By Pastor Timothy Neptune Every year around this time the old classic Christmas movies start coming on television. It is easy to start a conversation at work by simply asking, “So, what’s your favorite Christmas movie?” Mine is Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. Some of you might be able to relate to George Bailey this holiday season—lost, confused, stressed …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic arthritis, including moderate and severe forms.  It is estimated by …

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Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking

Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking

Erick E. Calderon, MD, FACC, FSCAI December 17th marks the first day of  “Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking” (TANYRSS). Most people are familiar with the negative affects that smoking has on your lungs and the increase in cancer related diseases, but often times are unaware of the detriment that smoking does to your heart. Smoking cigarettes and …

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Lung Cancer and the Importance of Early Detection

Lung Cancer and the Importance of Early Detection

CT Lung Screenings The second leading cancer in both men and women is LUNG CANCER. According to the American Cancer Society’s Statistics, this year there will be 224,390 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed and 158,080 deaths from lung cancer. Despite these grim statistics, nearly 430,000 people today, have at some point in their lives been diagnosed with lung cancer, …

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome is a generic term used to describe persistent or new pain after spinal surgery.   The typical scenario is one in which the patient has had one or multiple spinal surgeries, and they are in fact no better, or worse, compared to before they had any surgery.   Failed back surgery patients are a challenge to the spine surgeon.   …

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To Bridge or Not to Bridge, That is the Question! You don’t need a three tooth solution for a single tooth problem.

To Bridge or Not to Bridge, That is the Question! You don’t need a three tooth solution for a single tooth problem.

By Dr. Joseph Farag There is no doubt that when a tooth is lost due to infection, decay or trauma, many factors of oral health are affected. In addition to those factors, cosmetics may also be affected if a front tooth is lost. Common causes of tooth loss are decay, periodontal disease, failed root canal therapy, and traumatic injury. Modern dentistry …

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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

By Alex Anderson I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my mom is an incredible Monopoly player. I mean she is phenomenal. And one of the things I enjoyed growing up was sitting at the kitchen table. I’m not just talking about Mom’s amazing cooking. I loved the kitchen table because that is where all the entertainment happened. When I …

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5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. Below are alternative …

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Water Therapy for Back Pain

Water Therapy for Back Pain

Water has some very special properties that for some people with back pain yields great results in terms relief. The beauty of being in water is that it allows you to do more than you would on land – because it reduces or eliminates constraints gravity imposes on your moving body. Water exercise is done in shallow, mid-deep and deep …

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