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The New Tax Cut and Jobs Act – Can I Do Anything New?

The New Tax Cut and Jobs Act

By James W. Mallonee We’ve all heard about the new tax changes, but can you use the new changes to your benefit. The first thing in deciding this is to review the new exclusion amounts for estate and gift taxes. The new exclusion amounts have been bumped up to $10 million for each person ($20 million for married couples). Although …

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Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet

Superfood

The health community has long praised the benefits of vitamins and nutrients derived from natural sources. For those looking to improve their health or take preventative measures, these 10 natural super foods can be incorporated into your daily diet to help support your health: Green Tea – Armed with a special type of antioxidants called polyphenols, green tea can decrease …

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Hepatitis C: The Underdiagnosed Disorder Growing Amongst Baby Boomers

Hepatitis C

By Ronald W. DeMasi, M.D. According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control) most people with the chronic hepatitis C virus infection do not have any symptoms or have general, or common symptoms such as chronic fatigue and depression. Many people eventually develop chronic liver disease, which can range from mild to severe, including cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and liver …

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The Daily “Grind”

The Daily “Grind”

By Dr. Joseph Farag – Too much stress can contribute to a wide range of health problems. From a dental perspective, stress often plays a role in the development of Temporomandibular Disorders, or TMD. Grinding of teeth which causes headaches, jaw soreness and pain, among many other symptoms can be exacerbated during times of high stress. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) …

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Debunking the Myth of Cankles

The issue of cankles (where the calf and ankle appear to have merged as one) was discussed several years ago on the daytime MD entertainment talk show “Dr. OZ” and confusion still exists as to the relationship of this condition to venous insufficiency. Unfortunately, venous insufficiency was not included in the possible causes of cankles and this distressed me.

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI CALF + ANKLE= CANKLE….when the calf and the ankle appear as one. I have seen many patients with similar appearing calves and ankles which have been self described as their Grandma’s ankles or stovepipe legs. As I caught the last segment of the show, I found it odd that Dr. Oz was missing …

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Moisture! Moisture! Read all about it!

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. Most hearing aid wearers should use a drying device every night, this is especially important in our area because of our elevated humidity.  Hearing aids are difficult to keep dry for many reasons, the most important of which is that they are almost sealed containers. Moisture can get inside the hearing aid through condensation, caused …

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Diagnostic Imaging Saves Lives

Diagnostic Imaging Saves Lives

Medical imaging technology has revolutionized health care over the past 30 years, allowing doctors to find disease earlier and improve patient outcomes. Whether you are a young child with cancer or a grandmother who just wants to make sure she’s in good health, medical imaging helps you detect and diagnose disease at its earliest, most treatable stages and guides physicians …

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Hydrating Your Soul

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church It was sometime during the summer of 2001. We had just moved our family from LaCrosse, WI where I served as a youth pastor for almost five years to Sellersville, PA to begin my Master of Divinity degree at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. I had about a month and a half of …

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Q&A Women’s Health

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist – Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well …

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Cataract Surgery – It May Prolong Your Life

Cataract Surgery - It May Prolong Your LifeCataract Surgery - It May Prolong Your Life

Frantz EyeCare Announces Annual Mission Cataract Event By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS After learning she had cataracts in both eyes, Jacqueline Pearlman began researching cataract surgeons in Southwest Florida, where she lives. Today, she is beyond thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed at Frantz EyeCare. “It’s amazing what I see now that I never …

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