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Creative Pursuits Linked to Brain Health

Creative Pursuits Linked to Brain Health

By Amy Hilliard At 92 years old, Ruth Moran is proud to have finally scratched “artist extraordinaire” off her to-do list! The Carlisle Naples resident has been participating in the active retirement community’s bimonthly art program for a year and says she’s been pleasantly surprised at her progress. Though she’d always had an interest in art, career and family obligations prevented …

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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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Health Insurance – Medicare Annual Disenrollment Period 2017! Long-Term Care Insurance is ‘not’ just for Nursing Home Care

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare Disenrollment January 1 – February 14, 2017 If you enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) through insurance company and you feel it is not for you.  You can go back to original Medicare during this time and pick a Part D Prescription Drug plan.  Plus you can choose …

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The Importance of Friends

The Importance of Friends

By Pastor Timothy Neptune In our crazy world, if we are not careful, the busyness of life will crowd out the time we need to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Having friends is very important! The Bible gives us some great advice on the importance of friends and of building healthy relationships: Two are better than one, because they have …

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How endovenous closure has changed the treatment paradigm for superficial venous insufficiency

superficial venous insufficiency

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Up until the year 2000 the physicians had very limited treatment options for patients with symptomatic superficial insufficiency. Conservative therapy consisting of elevation, anti-inflammatory medications and compression stockings has changed only in the fabric technology. Today there are more shear compression garments which has helped improve patient compliance with this type of therapy. Great …

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Varicose and Spider Veins What you need to know?

Varicose and Spider Veins What you need to know?

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Varicose veins and spider veins are very common problems affecting over thirty million people throughout the United States.  Varicose veins are large and ropey in appearance and usually appear as bulging in the leg anywhere from the thigh to the ankles.  …

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How Healthy is Your Heart? Simple Steps to Enjoying a Healthy Retirement

How Healthy is Your Heart

February is American Heart Month, and with all of the information on heart health in the news, it can be difficult to know where to start. As you near retirement and beyond, it becomes even more important to take action to help keep your heart healthy and strong. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases are the nation’s number …

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Are You Drinking the Right Kind of Water?

Are You Drinking the Right Kind of Water?

Believe it or not, the water you drink has a huge impact on your health. Drinking the right kind of water can actually reduce your chances of suffering from health problems like high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Drink the wrong kind of water and your body can become filled with toxins, become acidic, or be robbed of essential minerals required …

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God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church So here is God’s original reason for marriage.  In Genesis, He said, “It is not good for man to be alone.”  Among other things, marriage creates intimacy. Intimacy is the cure for loneliness. Yep…loneliness. I once heard someone say, “I’m committed to being married, but my intimacy is conditional upon …

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Clean Up The Most Important House… YOUR BODY!

New Health Rankings: Of 17 Nations U.S. is Dead Last! By Evie Breedlove-Mangapora, ARNP & Deborah J. Post, ARNP According to a recent health analysis by US Health in International Perspective, Americans come in dead last for life span in comparison to 17 other affluent nations.  According to the report, Americans live in poor health and die earlier when compared …

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