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Problem Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Concern

Problem Veins

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Venous insufficiency, or leaky veins, is a medical disease that, if left untreated, can lead to long-term health problems. Yet, it can be easily evaluated and often remedied permanently through a minimally invasive procedure. Lesley Colantonio says she had significant varicose veins. “I thought they looked really nasty,” remembers the 41-year-old senior special events …

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IT’S ABOUT LIVING IN PLACE, NOT AGING IN PLACE

IT’S ABOUT LIVING IN PLACE, NOT AGING IN PLACE

By Jeff Spector, Lead Designer – Curtis Allen Designs Like most people, I occasionally dream about retiring somewhere fun—say, to a houseboat in Seattle, or a one-bedroom rental in Brooklyn, or maybe a chateau in Provence. But I have another fantasy, this one involving a place closer to heart, as in, my home. In this scenario, I stay exactly where …

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Legends of the Fall

Legends of the Fall

Many people assume that falling is just a part of getting older. But the reality is that falls are never normal—and there are steps you can take to prevent them from happening.   STEP 1: BUILD YOUR STRENGTH Exercise can boost strength in muscles that help you stay balanced, such as those in your legs and core. Physical activities such …

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Are All Acupuncture Providers Created Equal?

Are All Acupuncture Providers Created Equal?

Many of you have been thinking about trying acupuncture for that nagging back or neck pain.  You have done the research, and now you are ready to schedule an appointment. You google acupuncture and a variety of different type of providers come up in the search results.  Acupuncture, in Florida, is currently being provided by a variety of different health …

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DON’T FORGET THE PRENEED GUARDIANSHIP DOCUMENT

DON’T FORGET THE PRENEED GUARDIANSHIP DOCUMENT

By James W. Mallonee If you are concerned about what might happen to you or your child in the event you are no longer able to care for yourself or your child, then you should consider having a Pre-need Guardianship document prepared in the event a catastrophic condition affects your person and property.  Moreover, with the recent press concerning some …

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The Air in Florida: Good for Those with COPD?

The Air in Florida: Good for Those with COPD?

By David Ebner – Staff Writer    Each year, the American Lung Association releases the State of the Air Report, accounting for the air quality of major counties in the United States. It’s probably not news that metropolitan areas throughout the state received varying results in air quality. It may be surprising that not a single Florida city made the …

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Being an Effective Bystander

Being an Effective Bystander

By Jana K. Sabo Coordinator/Equity Officer – Florida SouthWestern State College One of the most effective ways to prevent a sexual assault from occurring is to be an effective bystander.  Most people have heard of the Bystander Effect (or Bystander Apathy) which is the theory that the likelihood of someone intervening to offer assistance to a victim greatly decreases when …

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Smoking Damages More Than Your Lungs

Smoking Damages More Than Your Lungs

You probably know about the relationship between smoking and lung cancer, but did you know smoking is also linked to heart disease, stroke and other chronic lung diseases?  Smoking can also increase your risk for cancer of the bladder, throat and mouth, kidneys, cervix and pancreas.  Thinking about quitting? Look at the facts! Why should you quit? • Smoking is …

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Eat Smart for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Eat Smart for Healthy Teeth and Gums

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman If you are what you eat, then it’s particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink sugary beverages and eat starchy foods, you’re not only feeding yourself—you’re feeding the plaque that can cause problems in your mouth. Plaque is a naturally occurring, thin, invisible film of sticky bacteria and other materials that covers the …

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Frantz Cosmetic Center Offers New Laser Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation

Frantz Cosmetic Center Offers New Laser Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation

By William Ehrlich, MD, FAACS Oculofacial & Cosmetic Surgeon The Frantz Cosmetic Center at Frantz EyeCare now offers the MiXto SX Micro-Fractional CO2 Laser, the most advanced laser used for skin rejuvenation. This new laser makes it possible for patients to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post-treatment down time. The laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams …

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