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When Should I Give My Pet Vaccinations?

When Should I Give My Pet Vaccinations?

By Dr. Anne Luther Do we vaccinate our pets too often? Yes, if they are being given all of their vaccines on an annual basis, reports Dr. Ronald Schultz, a veterinary immunologist and chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. His opinion is based on more than 30 years of vaccine research. …

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2017 America’s Health Rankings Report

2017 America’s Health Rankings Report

Massachusetts achieves first-ever healthiest state and Florida and Utah show largest rank improvements Other less positive findings show drug death rate at highest level in history and uneven health care provider access America’s health is challenged by an increase in premature death and uneven concentration of health care providers, according to key findings in United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual …

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Your Secret Weapon for the New Year

By Alex Anderson In August of 1996, I was having breakfast with a pastor that I admired. He did not come from a privileged family, but his life was full of good things. He was very blessed in every way. He had started his church a year and a half earlier, and it was flourishing. He had a beautiful, healthy …

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What will you RESOLVE to do in 2018?

What will you RESOLVE to do in 2018

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI As each New Year dawns, many of us spend the weeks or months preceding the turning of the calendar contemplating potential New Year resolutions. I have RESOLVED to renew and further my commitment to the education of the general public and physician community regarding the wide variety of presentations of correctable superficial venous insufficiency. …

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

By Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, MD and Alison Glassman PA-C What is Pelvic Floor? In women, the pelvic floor is comprised of the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues, and nerves. The pelvic floor supports the bladder, uterus, ovaries, vagina, and rectum. Men have similar pelvic floor components, but they support the prostate, urethra, reproductive organs, and rectum. What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? This …

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welcome home to Diamond Oaks Village

welcome home to Diamond Oaks Village

Diamond Oaks Village, located in beautiful Bonita Springs, Florida is a brand new, active lifestyle apartment community for seniors 55 and over.  This luxurious, independent living community boasts spacious, beautifully appointed 1 and 2-bedroom apartments with a variety of floor plans to suit every need.   With a friendly, on site staff and management team, Diamond Oaks Village provides easy, maintenance-free living. …

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The Second Leading Cause of Blindness Are You At Risk?

The Second Leading Cause of Blindness Are You At Risk?

Do you know that 3 million Americans are suffering from a dangerous eye disorder that can rob them of their sight and nearly  1.5 million of them DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE IT? Glaucoma is referred as a “sneaky sight stealer” because, unfortunately, there are minimal symptoms associated with the disease and the miniscule indicators can cause up to …

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Investigative Medicine

Investigative Medicine

Do you suffer from symptoms or conditions that doctors can’t explain? Are you tired all the time? It could be your thyroid. “I’m tired all the time, I have no motivation. I can’t concentrate. I’m cold all the time. I’m gaining weight and eating the same. I’m constipated.” These very common complaints are all symptoms of low thyroid function. There …

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Why Heart Attacks are Highest Around the Holiday Season

IS A REVERSE MORTGAGE RIGHT FOR YOU?

We all know the risk factors for Coronary Heart disorders, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, a poor diet, diabetes, stress, and aging. But, did you know that there is a post-holiday heart attack correlation? For years medical researchers have been aware of the unfortunate uptake in coronary failure during the holidays and into the New Year. There have …

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Titling a Florida Homestead in a Living Trust [Pros and Cons]

Titling a Florida Homestead in a Living Trust [Pros and Cons]

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. One Florida legal question that is often asked, and is the subject of some debate within the Florida legal community, is whether a Homestead in Florida should be titled into a revocable living trust? Defining a Florida Resident In Florida, a homestead is generally understood as one’s personal place of residence. This means that one …

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