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Annuities: Are They Right for You?

By George Leamon, CLTC – Investing in employer-sponsored 401(k) and 403(b) plans are important for your future and security during retirement. Yet, contributions to these plans are limited and may not provide enough income during your golden years, especially if you begin saving later in life. To ensure there is enough income later, an annuity may be a viable option …

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A Great Alternative to the Emergency Department?

Try Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center Feeling sick on a weekend or during the evening and need treatment? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center is a wonderful alternative to a busy Emergency Department for life’s minor health problems. This particular Walk-in Medical Center is unique to the area because it will be …

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Understanding Diabetes and Obesity Could A New Weight Loss Drug Help Type 2 Diabetics?

By Kara Jacobs – It’s no secret that obesity and type 2 diabetes go hand and hand, and sadly our communities are seeing a dramatic rise in both areas. To combat the growing health concern local physicians are using a new weight loss program to help patients not only manage their chronic illness, but also to shed the unwanted weight. …

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Reactivate Your Vision

Regain the Vision You Had in Your 20’s – or Better! – By Dr. Alexandra Konowal – <img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-525″ style=”margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;” title=”TECNIS® Multifocal Lens” src=”http://www.swfhealthandwellness.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/reading-beach.jpg” alt=”” width=”250″ height=”250″ />Although most people over the age of 60 experience some level of blurry vision due to cataracts, and almost  everyone over 50 loses their ability to read comfortably …

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Atherosclerosis and Aortic Aneurysms

What You Need To Know By Gino, Sedillo, MD, FACC, CardioVascular Solutions Institute – What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis occurs when arteries that carry blood to your heart, head, organs, or limbs become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of plaque. Plaque can be made up of several things such as cholesterol, fatty substances, blood cells, and scar tissue. Atherosclerosis can …

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Causes and Symptoms for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – What does limb swelling have to do with your lymphatic system? The lymphatic system serves as one of the body’s main highways throughout its network of vessels and ducts, for body fluid entering into the blood stream. Before this body fluid also referred to as lymph fluid can enter the blood stream the lymphatic system works as …

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Healthier Ways To Treat Parkinson’s Disease

By Ramon Gil, M.D. – For many reasons, before and after carbidopa/levodopa was available (used for the first time in the late 1960’s), physicians have heavily depended on drug treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and related disorders. In 1994, Dr. Cynthia Comella, from Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center in Chicago, published the first controlled clinical trial looking at the effect …

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What to Consider when Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Seven Things you NEED TO KNOW By Ed Hill, Lexington Manor – In a perfect world there wouldn’t be a need for doctors, hospitals or nursing homes. Unfortunately, that is not the case and there may come a time when you, or a loved one, is in need of some help from others. When it becomes questionable if you can …

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What Is Causing My Back Pain?

While only a trained medical professional can accurately diagnose your back problems and recommend appropriate treatment, a basic understanding of common causes of back pain and how VAX-D works to alleviate them can help you in making a more informed decision concerning your treatment options. Understanding How the Spine Works Your spine is composed of 24 bones called vertebrae. In …

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To Bridge or Not to Bridge, That is the Question!

You don’t need a three tooth solution for a single tooth problem. – By Dr. Joseph Farag – There is no doubt that when a tooth is lost due to infection, decay or trauma, many factors of oral health are affected. In addition to those factors, cosmetics may also be affected if a front tooth is lost. Common causes of tooth …

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