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DID A CONTRACTOR STEAL YOUR MONEY AND ABANDON YOU? HERE ARE FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER

By Joseph Coleman In September of 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Southwest Florida, devastating thousands of homes and businesses. After the storm, Florida was flooded with hundreds of contractors, both licensed and unlicensed, who promised to fix and repair people’s roofs and homes. Many did follow through with these promises. However, some did not. If you signed a contract, …

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Inflammation: When the Truth Hurts

Inflammation: When the Truth Hurts

By Dr. Linell King Most of us have heard that diabetes, dementia, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and many other chronic ailments are often linked to some modifiable lifestyle factors. Sometimes these diseases can be prevented altogether, and occasionally, (under certain circumstances) completely reversed.  Many unknowingly accept their diagnoses, blaming conditions on factors outside of their control, such as age, genetic …

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The Slow Cadence Fitness Revolution: How Does it Work?

While most individuals want to be fit, more toned and leaner, the biggest hurdles are time and discouragement. Many gym membership sales representatives make false promises and misleading claims, playing off your desire to lose those extra pounds. But the truth is, we’ve been going about it all wrong. What we think we know about getting and staying fit, is …

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Combating Depression: 3 Innovative Ways of Managing Depression

Combating Depression: 3 Innovative Ways of Managing Depression

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that affects nearly 15 million people in the United States. Depression often either goes untreated or is managed with different kinds of oral medications such as, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Most of these medications take several weeks before a …

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Have you ever been diagnosed with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)?

Have you ever been diagnosed with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)?

You may be able to take part in a clinical research study. What is PSVT? PSVT is a condition where the heart sometimes beats faster than normal (60-100 beats per minute). This happens when the electrical signals controlling the heartbeat are not working properly. During a PSVT episode, patients may feel palpitations (rapid heartbeat) caused by an increased heart rate …

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DIABETES AND KIDNEY DISEASE

DIABETES AND KIDNEY DISEASE

By Neetu Malhotra, MD Diabetic kidney disease is a type of kidney disease caused by diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. In fact, about 1 out of 4 adults with diabetes has been diagnosed with kidney disease. Kidney damage from diabetes can get worse over time. Kidney failure means that your kidneys have lost the ability to …

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Your Ally in Diabetes Management The Role of Non-Medical Home Care

Your Ally in Diabetes Management The Role of Non-Medical Home Care

Roughly 10% of the population lives with diabetes, generating a societal cost of $327 billion per year.1 The prevalence of diabetes is expected to increase 55% over the next 15 years, creating an even larger strain on healthcare systems.2 Improving self-management of diabetes could go a long way toward ameliorating the growing burden of this deadly disease. This will be …

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Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon The cervical spine (neck) is made up of a series of connected bones called vertebrae. The bones protect the spinal cord that runs through the spinal canal. The spinal cord contains nerves that give strength and sensation to the arms and legs, and provide bowel and bladder control.  With age, the intervertebral discs (the …

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Can a High-Tech Chair Cure Incontinence

Can a High-Tech Chair Cure Incontinence

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Do you wear urinary pads or diapers? Do you leak when you exercise or sneeze? Aging, childbirth, and menopause can all lead to incontinence. There are many treatments such as surgical procedures, pessary devices, and medications to help cure or reduce incontinence. There is a new device by BTL called Emsella that makes incontinence treatment …

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Fueling Your Car with Premium is the Best Choice, But What About Premium Nutrients for the Body? How Does This Play a Role in Your Dental Health?

Premium Nutrients for the Body

By Dr. Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS., DICOI Fuel in the body is an interesting topic. For one, we enjoy eating. We also assume that we must eat, and we are right for the most part. Food is fuel. What we put into our bodies is very important. Our mouths are full of taste buds (glands), and they detect the tastes …

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