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Wills, Divorce and Life Insurance

Wills, Divorce and Life Insurance

By James W. Mallonee Have you ever wondered what happens to the outcome of a person’s Last Will and Testament following the divorce of a married couple?  Even more interesting is what happens to a named spouse as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy when a couple divorces. The answer is fairly simple.  Florida law treats the divorcing couples as …

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Heart Talk

Heart Talk

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church My dad told me a hilariously funny story that happened when he was about 20 years old. He was riding in the backseat of my grandfather’s car with my grandfather, Jeff, driving. Grandpa Jeff’s brother Uncle Walter was in the front passenger seat. So to set this up a little more, …

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Effective & Proven Chronic Pain Relief with VAX-D

Effective & Proven Chronic Pain Relief with VAX-D

By Physicians Rehabilitation – VAX-D, short for Vertebral Axial Decompression, is a patented non-surgical therapy proven to successfully treat chronic low back pain, caused by prolapsed, bulging, herniated or degenerative discs, facet syndrome, stenosis and sciatica. Even post-surgical patients and those suffering from central canal or foraminal stenosis have reported significant pain relief with VAX-D therapy. Over a series of …

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Venous Disease – It’s More Than Just Varicose Veins

Venous Disease

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS – Vein Specialists We have all seen someone walking down the street and noticed large bulging varicose veins and thought – they should really see a doctor about that.  Though varicose veins or prominent spider veins are the most obvious sign of venous disease, they represent a medical condition called venous insufficiency that is much more …

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

We all love to take in those warm summer rays, but everyone must remember to protect their skin and eyes from the damaging effects of the sun. The sun emits radiation known as UV-A and UV-B rays. Both types can damage your eyes and skin: • UV-B rays have short wavelengths that reach the outer layer of your skin • UV-A …

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Intestinal Health and Acupuncture

Intestinal Health and Acupuncture

A study conducted by researchers at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and published by the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, revealed the possible mechanism by which acupuncture treats Crohn’s Disease. This mechanism had been previously unknown, although studies concluded acupuncture and moxibustion can relieve intestinal inflammation in patients suffering from the disease. This study identified there …

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Moisture! Moisture! Read all about it!

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. Most hearing aid wearers should use a drying device every night, this is especially important in our area because of our elevated humidity.  Hearing aids are difficult to keep dry for many reasons, the most important of which is that they are almost sealed containers. Moisture can get inside the hearing aid through condensation, caused …

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Hospital Volunteers Keep Venice Regional Ticking – An army of more than 500 provides vital roles in hospital, community.

Hospital Volunteers Keep Venice Regional Ticking

They are an army of more than 500. They keep wheelchairs rolling, greet patients and guests, operate a thrift shop to raise scholarship funds, and install Lifeline equipment for people at risk for falls. If you have visited or been a patient at Venice Regional Bayfront Health, you have certainly met at least one of the Hospital Volunteers of Venice.  …

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IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy to Treat Chronic Migraines and Other Intractable Headaches

By Dr. Steven Reichbach Chronic migraines can be one of the most challenging diseases to treat.  It affects 1% of the population in the United States and can be severely debilitating as well as  negatively impact the quality of life in those who suffer with them.  Medications such as opiods, antidepressants, antileptics, beta blockers, triptans and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are commonly …

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Vaginal Rejuvenation for Better Sex

When it comes to sexual issues, many women are private and do not discuss their issues openly with anyone, even their doctors. Unfortunately, by keeping quiet, most women do not realize that they are not alone and there is actually treatments to help relieve the pain that can accompany intercourse. The fact that they are suffering from lifeless, ungratifying and painful …

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