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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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Do Trigger Points Serve a Purpose?

By JoAnn Rahl, BCSI – What do you call a painful spot in your muscle that refers pain to a satellite location? In the bodywork profession it would be known as a Myofascial Trigger Point. Myo means muscle and fascia refers to the connective tissue matrix. A trigger point is the source point location of the referred pain. Most people …

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Colon Cancer is Preventable

By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples The first step to preventing colon cancer is understanding what the risk factors are. Everyone is at risk and should take he necessary steps to prevent it. If you are at high risk for colon cancer, there are steps that you can take to decrease your risk. Most of the time, we …

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PREPLANNING FOR MEDICAID

By The Law Offices of David L. Orosz – “How can I plan for a possible future nursing home stay while I am now healthy?” In other words, “How can I plan to avoid a possible nursing home spend-down?” This is the question I most often hear from clients and at seminars. The answers are simple: Purchase Long Term Care …

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CATARACTS? Monofocal vs. Multifocal Lenses

By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon – Ever since November 29, 1949, when Sir Harold Ridley, M.D., F.R.S., first successfully implanted an intraocular lens in a patient during a cataract surgery in a London hospital, surgeons have researched, debated, and sometimes obsessed over the best surgical lens to use. Nearly 63 years later and after many …

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Needs, Longings and Wants in Marriage

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel  – Needs Infatuation Some popular ideas suggest that success in marriage can be measured on the how well needs are being met. The question that we must ask ourselves in evaluating marriages; ‘are needs really needs’? Popular marriage books say that a wife needs affection, conversation, honesty and openness, financial support, and family …

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Short Scar Facelift

By Casey Surgical Arts – Whether you blame it on bad genes, the natural aging process, stress, or too much sun, loose sagging facial skin is inevitable. But fortunately, numerous improved techniques available today can take years off your face. While most people who consider getting a facelift are in their 40’s or 50’s, older people can also have facelifts …

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Considerations for Foreign Persons Who Own (or Intend to Own) Florida Real Estate

By Norma Brenne Henning, J.D., Salvatori, Wood & Buckel, P.L. – Second homes or investment properties in Florida are a good buy these days. Among foreign investors, the United States is still a favorite because of its stable and predictable legal system as compared to other destinations in the world. Southwest Florida has the added benefit of pristine beaches, safe …

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