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A healthy, fun social life doesn’t need to end at the retirement threshold.

A healthy, fun social life doesn’t need to end at the retirement threshold.

By William Bambrick, The Springs at South Biscayne There’s no denying that as you age, social interactions can decline. If you’re not heading to an office or getting out and about each day, you may be missing out on important social interaction that keeps you sharp, healthy, and maybe even wards off looming medical risks or dementia. Research has proven …

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Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Pollutants

Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Pollutants

September is National Skin Care Awareness month.  Because our skin is the largest organ throughout our bodies, taking care of it should be more of a priority that most individuals realize. Many people don’t know that everything that touches our skin penetrates into our body, bloodstream, and organs. It’s important to try and use the most natural ingredients and stave …

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Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

By Dr. Efrem Castillo, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement As a family practitioner for nearly 20 years, I know firsthand every senior’s medical needs are as unique as they are as individuals. The Medicare coverage plan that works best for you may not be the one that is right for your neighbor. So why do 60 percent of seniors …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found …

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Incorporating Aquatic Therapy for Healthy Aging

Incorporating Aquatic Therapy for Healthy Aging

Aging is not the most welcomed word, but for the most part, it’s unavoidable.  Living in Florida provides a much more active lifestyle for many individuals.  With the growing “aging” population here, exercising and doing activities in the heat can produce some unwanted injuries. One great way to stay active and age healthfully is to incorporate aquatic therapy sessions into your …

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Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed annually and nearly 152,000 deaths worldwide. …

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A Change in Destiny

A Change in Destiny

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jerry sat patiently in his shiny black Chevy Silverado in the same spot by the playground like he had done for the last four weekends. He reached over and picked up a brown paper bag, took out and slowly unwrapped his favorite mid- morning snack…a peanut butter and banana sandwich. …

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Introducing the new Ivus Superhero of Vein Disease Treatment

Introducing the new Ivus Superhero of Vein Disease Treatment

Attention anyone who has had a previous vein stripping, vein ablation or varicose vein removal, and has not received the desired results.  This article is also addressed to those of you who have been suffering with swollen legs for months to years without a definitive diagnosis.  There may have been trauma to the extremity or perhaps a joint replacement and you …

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THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

Located at the front of the neck, on both sides of the windpipe and just below the Adam’s apple, the thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that affects your body a lot more than most people think. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, as well as some heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic arthritis, including moderate and severe forms.  It is estimated by …

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