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What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS A cataract is not a growth, but a gradual clouding of the normally crystal-clear lens of the eye. Cataracts distort vision because they block the lens from being able to focus light on the retina. It’s a common vision condition that affects many people as they grow older. By age 80, more than half …

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During this Cold and Flu Season, Understanding Our Immune System is Important

During this Cold and Flu Season

The best place to start building your immune system is with the gut. “Prevention always trumps intervention,” says Laura Korman, DC, DACBN, and owner of Korman Relief & Wellness Center in Port Charlotte, Florida. “We don’t want to wait, hope, and cross our fingers that we don’t get the flu; we want to be proactive and build our immune systems.” …

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Painful Pedicures? Time to Consider a Vein Evaluation!!

Painful Pedicures? Time to Consider a Vein Evaluation!!

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI At Vein Specialists we see patients every day with a variety of leg symptoms. Patients commonly complain of varicose or spider veins, swelling, and legs that feel tired or achy at the end of the day. Patients often relate to us that they used to love to get pedicures but now they don’t enjoy …

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Helpful Tips on Personal Care Products and Your Skin

Helpful Tips on Personal Care Products and Your Skin

By Hedy Setyadi, MD, FAAD, Board-Certified Dermatologist We all use multiple personal care products every day, no matter what age. From soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, detergent, dryer sheet, to products we use for our “boo-boos”. They are a part of our daily lives and routines. There are some useful things we can do to maintain healthy skin and avoid rashes. The …

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To Bridge or Not to Bridge, That is the Question! You don’t need a three tooth solution for a single tooth problem.

To Bridge or Not to Bridge, That is the Question! You don’t need a three tooth solution for a single tooth problem.

By Dr. Joseph Farag There is no doubt that when a tooth is lost due to infection, decay or trauma, many factors of oral health are affected. In addition to those factors, cosmetics may also be affected if a front tooth is lost. Common causes of tooth loss are decay, periodontal disease, failed root canal therapy, and traumatic injury. Modern dentistry …

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SHOULD I DEED MY HOMESTEAD TO MY TRUST

By James W. Mallonee Should I deed my homestead to my trust frequently comes up as a question along with whether a person should have a trust prepared for them. In this article the focus is on whether it is better to title your homestead property into your trust. The short answer is that it depends. The dependencies are: 1) if …

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Don’t Let Hearing Loss Diminish Holiday Cheer!

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. – The happy chaos that accompanies the holiday season is welcomed by millions of people all over the world. But for those with hearing loss, the seasonal festivities and accompanying hoopla can mean a much more difficult listening environment…one that is confusing, frustrating…even depressing. I am a firm believer that no one should miss out …

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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

By Alex Anderson I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my mom is an incredible Monopoly player. I mean she is phenomenal. And one of the things I enjoyed growing up was sitting at the kitchen table. I’m not just talking about Mom’s amazing cooking. I loved the kitchen table because that is where all the entertainment happened. When I …

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Ankle Arthritis and Your Options

Ankle Arthritis and Your Options

By Arlo Yaege, DPM If you are like one of the many, and you suffer from arthritis of your ankle, which causes you to experience pain and discomfort on a daily basis, there are more options today to help you return to a better quality of life and activity level. Ankle pain could have easily started from a mild ankle sprain, …

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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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