Breaking News
Home » Health and Wellness (page 30)

Health and Wellness

The Elderly and Their Safety Are we Doing Enough to Prevent Falls and Fatalities?

The Elderly and Their Safety Are we Doing Enough to Prevent Falls and Fatalities?

If you’ve ever received the harrowing phone call from a friend or relative, “You’re mom is in the hospital; she fell down the stairs” or, “Your Dad Tripped over the curb and hit his head on the pavement,” then you are well aware of the dangers seniors face every day living on their own. Did you know? Adults over 65 …

Read More »

Canine Influenza—What you Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Several years ago, canine influenza hit Florida, and since it’s initial inception, it has morphed into two strains, H3N8 and H3N2. This year alone, the number of dogs infected with the influenza virus is exorbitant. That’s why Best Friends Animal Hospital now offers the Bivalent Canine Influenza vaccine series and they are requiring their boarding patients to be vaccinated. The …

Read More »

Estate Tax Planning and Portability following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Estate Tax Planning and Portability following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. We all like things portable, right? From our smartphones to our computers, we prefer that our technology (and our life) trends stays as simple as possible. Often this means that we like things to be portable. The idea of portability keeping things simple actually applies to the complicated subject of estate planning. In this realm, …

Read More »

Shoulder Pain What’s Really the Best Treatment for You?

Shoulder Pain What’s Really the Best Treatment for You?

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Living in Florida provides abundant fair weather for all residents throughout the entire year. By way of good weather, the young and old alike are much more active. In our sunshine state, kids are playing sports and older individuals are golfing, playing tennis, pickleball, kayaking, swimming and the list goes on and …

Read More »

Painful Periods, Incessant Cramping and Aching What you Need to Know about Relieving Endometriosis

Painful Periods, Incessant Cramping and Aching What you Need to Know about Relieving Endometriosis

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG The endometrium is a mucous membrane that lines the uterus. The endometrial tissue and cells normally grows and sheds within the uterus during the female reproductive years. When there is an overgrowth of the endometrial tissue, it begins to grow outside of the uterus onto the ovaries and fallopian tubes. When this happens, it causes …

Read More »

Frequent Colds? See the Chiropractor!

Frequent Colds

By Dr Deanna Barbaro As we face cold and flu season, avoiding illness is top priority. Avoiding exposure and contamination is not always possible. People generally try boosting their immune systems through natural supplements. There is yet another capable defense you can add to your arsenal of disease fighting weaponry: chiropractic care. Is everyone vulnerable? Often, when there is a …

Read More »

Want Firmer, Younger Looking Skin? A New Year – Could Mean A New You

Want Firmer, Younger Looking Skin

Living in Florida, we are all more susceptible to the sun’s damaging rays, as our weather allows us to enjoy the outdoors all year round. Harmful UVB rays not only make us vulnerable to skin cancer, but they can cause severe premature aging. The sun’s photodamaging effects decrease our collagen level, which causes sagging, loss of laxity, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. …

Read More »

CERVICAL INSTABILITY: THE MISSING LINK IN MOST PAINFUL NECK CONDITIONS

By Ross A. Hauser, MD Cervical instability is associated with numerous medical conditions, including chronic headaches, migraines, whiplash-associated disorder and post-concussion syndrome, and can produce a myriad of disabling symptoms. (See figure 1.) Yet so many people suffer through the years, receiving treatments that chase the symptoms and, at best, only provide temporary relief, while not treating or entirely missing …

Read More »

Two of the Most Highly Sought After Destinations in one Fabulous Trip Let Dubai & India fill your senses and your soul

Thirty years ago, Olga Placeres, CFO/Agency Manager at Preferred Travel of Naples, began her career as a travel specialist. She recently had a profound opportunity to travel to Dubai and India with her daughter, Kristina Gear, an IC (Independent Contractor) Team Manager at Preferred Travel. We sat down with these two lively women as they filled us in on the details …

Read More »

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Anthony M. Vernava, M.D. Board Certified Colorectal Surgeon Many of us can be hesitant to discuss the details of our bowels, nevertheless entertain the prospect of a colonoscopy. With colorectal cancer being the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, any reluctance needs to be set aside in discussing symptoms and colon screenings with your doctor. “Patients …

Read More »