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Heat Awareness for Our Fury Family Members

Heat Awareness for Our Fury Family Members

During the summer months, the temperature can feel 10 degrees hotter than it actually is depending on the humidity levels.  Hot and humid weather can make it difficult for everyone to breathe; this is particularly the case of our beloved pets. Not only do most pets have a thick fur coat, but also their inability to sweat makes regulating their temperature …

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Diabetic Neuropathy: What You’re Feeling & Don’t Know Will Shock You!

Diabetic Neuropathy: What You’re Feeling & Don’t Know Will Shock You!

Roughly, 29 million Americans have diabetes.  Many of these cases are undiagnosed, but for those individuals that struggle with the disease, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be debilitating. Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year.  Understanding the disease state is complex, but in short, having high blood sugar levels, along with low blood and …

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HOW TO ELIMINATE CHILDHOOD OBESITY

HOW TO ELIMINATE CHILDHOOD OBESITY

By Rev. Dr. Sean Stringer, dc, mo, ctth Obesity in the United States is at an epidemic rate. Over 75% of the U.S. adult population is overweight or obese with there being more obese than overweight individuals. The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about twenty percent of school-aged children …

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PROSTATE CANCER – The Dreaded Biopsy

PROSTATE CANCER – The Dreaded Biopsy

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute I can’t tell you how many men I’ve talked to about prostate cancer biopsies in the last 10 years.  There have been many – at least 2 or 3 a week!  These are guys who have experienced some symptom and gone to their family doctor for a check-up, …

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Leg Pain? It May Be Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD

Leg Pain? It May Be Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD

Do you happen to have these symptoms? • Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs (claudication) • Leg numbness or weakness • Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side • Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won’t heal • A …

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Wills, Divorce and Life Insurance

Wills, Divorce and Life Insurance

By James W. Mallonee Have you ever wondered what happens to the outcome of a person’s Last Will and Testament following the divorce of a married couple?  Even more interesting is what happens to a named spouse as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy when a couple divorces. The answer is fairly simple.  Florida law treats the divorcing couples as …

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Heart Talk

Heart Talk

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church My dad told me a hilariously funny story that happened when he was about 20 years old. He was riding in the backseat of my grandfather’s car with my grandfather, Jeff, driving. Grandpa Jeff’s brother Uncle Walter was in the front passenger seat. So to set this up a little more, …

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Venous Disease – It’s More Than Just Varicose Veins

Venous Disease

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS – Vein Specialists We have all seen someone walking down the street and noticed large bulging varicose veins and thought – they should really see a doctor about that.  Though varicose veins or prominent spider veins are the most obvious sign of venous disease, they represent a medical condition called venous insufficiency that is much more …

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

We all love to take in those warm summer rays, but everyone must remember to protect their skin and eyes from the damaging effects of the sun. The sun emits radiation known as UV-A and UV-B rays. Both types can damage your eyes and skin: • UV-B rays have short wavelengths that reach the outer layer of your skin • UV-A …

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Intestinal Health and Acupuncture

Intestinal Health and Acupuncture

A study conducted by researchers at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and published by the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, revealed the possible mechanism by which acupuncture treats Crohn’s Disease. This mechanism had been previously unknown, although studies concluded acupuncture and moxibustion can relieve intestinal inflammation in patients suffering from the disease. This study identified there …

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