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It’s Not Too Late to Start Loving Your Heart

It’s Not Too Late to Start Loving Your Heart

By Steve Barboe, The Springs at South Biscayne As the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, heart disease has been a lethal adversary to our nation’s health, killing an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. Arming ourselves with knowledge about heart health is vital for everyone in order to stand up in the fight …

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I JUST WANT TO GET MARRIED

I JUST WANT TO GET MARRIED

By James W. Mallonee In 2009, Billy Smith (not his real name) fell in love with Glenda Jacks (not her real name). Unfortunately for Billy, in April of 2010, he was determined to be partially incapacitated in a guardianship proceeding due to a head related trauma when he was involved in a traffic accident. The trial court appointed a limited guardian …

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1 in 12 Americans Will Develop a Distressing Disorder Are you at Risk?

1 in 12 Americans Will Develop a Distressing Disorder Are you at Risk?

By Ronald W. DeMasi, M.D. When illness strikes, it often blindsides its victims with acute symptoms that disrupt their lives. For individuals with incontinence issues, these changes are incredibly challenging to live with on a day-to-day basis. Our gastrointestinal tracts are intricately detailed to detoxify our bodies, but when they are damaged or diseased the detoxification methods become out of our …

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A More Precise Skin Cancer Screening

A More Precise Skin Cancer Screening

J. Gregory Neily, DO Board Certified Dermatologist Mohs Micrographic Surgeon A small investment of your time can help save your life. Living in Florida, we all know the importance of sun safety and skin cancer screenings. Every hour a person dies of melanoma, and this year alone, over 76,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed. On average skin cancer screenings …

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Seniors Aging in Place

Seniors Aging in Place

For today’s seniors, the desire to stay at home is strong. In fact, the modern elderly population is much different from its past counter parts. Almost 90% of people over 65 want to live in their home and community as long as possible, according to a report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Conference of State Legislatures. …

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What Is That Lump In My Groin? Everything you wanted to know about hernias….

What Is That Lump In My Groin

By Adam P. Lipkin, MD, Fellow American College of Surgeons The lump you are feeling may be your intestines protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall. Sounds scary, and a little hard to believe, but read on. While everyone has heard of a hernia, most people do not understand what a hernia is. The abdominal cavity is encased by …

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Fish Love

Fish Love

By Alex Anderson Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski tells the story of a man who happened upon a young man enjoying a dish of fish. And he said to the young man, “Why are you eating that dish of fish?” The young man said, “Because I love fish.” The older man said, “Oh, you love the fish. That’s why you took …

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Southwest Florida Heart Center Highly-Regarded for Many Reasons

Each year, over 1.5 million people suffer from heart attacks and strokes and nearly 85 million people in the U.S. will experience some form of cardiovascular disease. The symptoms of a heart attack differ from person to person. If you experience any of the following, it’s imperative to call 911 immediately. With the heart, seconds count; it’s critical not to hesitate …

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Insuring Your Valuables

Insuring Your Valuables

Danielle Gates, CFP®, Financial Advisor In “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janis Joplin sang, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Maybe, but if you’ve got lots to lose, the word you’re looking for is insurance. And if what you have are valuable personal possessions–jewelry, furs, antiques, art, coin collections, and the like–you need to know how to insure …

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID AND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID AND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

By David L. Orosz, Attorney at Law Q: Will Medicare or private health insurance pay for all or part of long-term nursing home care? A: NO. There are only shot-term benefits available, if any at all. Q: If a person qualifies for Medicaid, will Medicaid pay for the entire cost of care? A: Yes. Subject to certain legal requirements, Medicaid …

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