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The Importance of Vaccinations

Importance of Vaccinations

The debate over vaccines has caused a bit of a firestorm lately. The controversy usually revolves around the safety of use in infants or children. Lately, however, adults and seniors have been thrust into this debate as well. It seems that everyone has an opinion on the matter without much, or any, research. Vaccines have a significant and interesting past, …

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YOUR “ARCH” ENEMY

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – Look down at your feet right now! Do they seem different from ten years ago? Does your foot arch look the same as it did, or are you imagining that it has changed? Does your arch seem flatter to you? Well, maybe it …

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Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda February Event Calendar

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte

The public is invited to attend the following February events hosted by Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. To learn more about any of these events, visit BayfrontCharlotte.com. Monday, February 1, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Don’t Block My Heart Speaker: Christiano Caldeira, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgeon Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd. Heart bypass surgery can …

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Hearing Health & Heart Health…. It’s a Two Way Street

Hearing Health & Heart Health

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. Valentines Day and the month of February have always been linked to the heart.   There is now a growing body of research and evidence that suggests that hearing loss and cardiovascular ailments are also linked.  This is why everyone should think of their ears as a window to their heart.  If you are experiencing hearing …

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What Is Your Heart Saying This Month?

What Is Your Heart Saying This Month

By Lori Ann Mertens, REALTOR® How about Awareness….It’s time to be aware….Take Care of YOU! It’s all About Your Heart This Month….. Are you taking care of your Heart? Think about these for your next You Time….. -American Heart Health Month -Children’s Dental Health -Cancer Prevention Month The Heart is the core of your being… It tells out body what’s …

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RECENT CHANGES TO GIFTS TO MINORS OR HEALTHCARE SURROGATES

By James W. Mallonee Have you ever wanted to transfer property to a minor as part of your Will, Trust or an outright gift, but did not want to burden the Executor or Trustee with the obligations necessary to control the gift; or maybe the minor is simply too immature to manage such gift.  Back in 1985, there was a …

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The Family Secret

The Family Secret

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church John the Baptist asked Jesus a very bizarre question once.  In Matthew 11:3 He asked, “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?” Here is why that seems so bizarre. John also said these words in John 1:29, “Look, the Lamb of God, …

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Stem Cell Therapy: A Defining Moment for COPD

Stem Cell Therapy

By Cameron Kennerly – Staff Writer      At 5:39 a.m. on December 7th, 1972, Apollo 17 took a picture from 28,000 miles up. It revealed nearly the entire coastline of Africa and West Asia. Although this image would be officially titled “AS17-148-22727,” due to its appearance and size, it would be referred to as The Blue Marble, and marked the …

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Let’s Brighten Those Florida Smiles!!

Let’s Brighten Those Florida Smiles!

Just in time for National Children’s Dental Health Month, the dental hygiene students of Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) have been very busy planning events that focus on the dental educational needs of a variety of entities throughout Southwest Florida. Community members from the youngest to the oldest benefit from instructions in oral healthcare provided by these students with each …

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Depression in Older Americans The Untold Truth

Depression in Older Americans

One of the most loved comedians, actors and philanthropist, a staple in most people’s living rooms is no longer with us. One who could make even the funniest comedians speechless with his animated comic relief, suffered with a dark demon that impacts nearly 1 in 10 adults in the United States, depression. Robin William’s death has brought some much needed …

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