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Inheritance

Passing Inheritances to Future Generations – By The Law Offices of David L. Orosz – Having the desire to pass an inheritance to one’s children or grandchildren is not something to be ashamed of. Passing inheritances to future generations is a fundamental precept of American society.  However, how to retain that estate in light of long-term illness is our focus …

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Celiac Disease in Adults

Celiac disease is a condition in which the immune system responds abnormally to a protein called gluten, which can cause damage to the lining of the small intestine. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley, and a multitude of prepared foods. Celiac disease is also known as gluten sensitive enteropathy, celiac sprue, and nontropical sprue. The small intestine is responsible …

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Avoid Caregiver Burnout

– By Superior Residences at Health Park – When providing care to aging or disabled parents, many caregivers ignore the most important person involved in the caregiving process. “Who?” – you may ask. The answer might surprise you: The Caregiver. Many times caregivers get so wrapped up in attending to parent’s needs, trying to fit quality time with their own …

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Sleep Apnea

– By Adam Shuster, DO – Pain Management Consultants of SWFL – Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome causing widespread body pain.  Fibromyalgia is more common in women but is also common in men.  Aside from pain, sleep disturbance is a very common complaint in patients with fibromyalgia. In fact, sleep disturbance and fatigue, compared to pain  in patient’s with fibromyalgia, …

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Fix Your Gut, Fix Your Problems

– By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C – Fatigued? Difficultly Losing Weight? Brain Fog? Lack Motivation? Depression? Stressed? Catch Every Cold That Comes Around? Getting Old Before Your Time? What could be the cause of all the above symptoms? Bad gut health. Nothing affects your overall health quite like your gut health. So how did your gut get so unhealthy? It …

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Gum Disease Can Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke

– By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Periodontitis or gum disease is a bacterial infection that destroys the bone and tissue that supports the teeth. It is the major cause of adult tooth loss and it affects over 75% of Americans. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer coronary artery disease than those without …

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Lead Poisoning is No Joke!

Protect Your Child Today – By Charlotte County Health Department – Like many other health hazards lead is invisible, but it is everywhere. A heavy metal that accumulates in the body, lead typically victimizes young children. Between 2005 and 2009, there were 1,531 reported new cases of childhood lead poisoning. Because lead-based threats are common yet often ignored, the Florida …

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Family History Matters – Mr. Lobo’s Story

– By CardioVascular Solutions Institute – I was raised in a boarding school with regular meals and never consumed soda, fast food, etc. In adulthood, I kept up good eating habits along with my beautiful wife Melanie and our two children. We also tried to stay healthy by not smoking or drinking in excess. With good dietary habits, why am …

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Q & A Women’s HEALTH

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well as …

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Out Of The Emotional Darkness

– By Jennifer Cooke, D.O. – In just fifteen minutes another person will die from suicide. That person didn’t have to die. Preliminary data for the 2010 National Vital Statistics Report shows that suicide was the 10th leading cause of death. Annually suicide claims the lives of 35,000-40,000 Americans. The estimated financial cost is over $100 million per year. The …

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