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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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Using Omega-3 Supplements to Treat Dry Eyes

Using Omega-3 Supplements to Treat Dry Eyes

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD If you stare at a computer screen all day, have reached the plus-55-years-old stage of life and have had a cataract operation, it’s likely you have all the makings of a serious dry eye problem. And you are not alone. Americans spend an astounding $3.8 billion on dry eye symptom relief every year. Unfortunately, the majority of …

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10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are bigger and stronger, and they push themselves harder than ever before. With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee, or injuries to the labrum …

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When is ‘Lack of Attention’ a “Disorder?”

When is ‘Lack of Attention’ a “Disorder?”

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH Those of us with children have all experienced having to ask our child multiple times to complete a chore, assignment or task. One common answer to our requests may be “I didn’t hear you” or “I’ll do it in just a minute” to only discover the task was “forgotten” or only partially completed before another activity …

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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were other years when the dread they felt made my heart …

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Exercising Safely

Exercising Safely

How the heat can interfere with your health Since August is nationally recognized as Safety Awareness Month, this time of year is a good reminder for us all to perform our workouts safely.  Why should Safety Month include exercise protocols?  Because of the extreme heat and humidity that we face here in Florida. How can the weather affect your overall health?  …

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WORRIED YOUR ESTATE WILL GO TO THE STATE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A WILL

WORRIED YOUR ESTATE WILL GO TO THE STATE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A WILL

By James W. Mallonee I often hear clients come into my office worried that if they don’t have a Will their assets will go to the State of Florida and not to their beneficiaries or heirs.  They are often surprised to learn the likelihood of that happening is very remote.  However, it is possible within the State of Florida that …

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Your Superpower

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I believe the reason God uses me is because I don’t know of anyone who needs God’s help and love more than I do. There are times I feel helpless and useless. I cannot depend solely upon my abilities nor upon my strength. So because of my weakness, I reach out …

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TV Solutions: When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

TV Solutions: When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. One of the most common complaints I hear is “It is difficult for me to hear and understand what is being said on the television”.  Simply turning up the volume on the TV can cause issues for two reasons. First, the quality of the sound may deteriorate as the volume is raised.  This will depend …

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