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God “Our” Father

By Terry Hoskins – On May 6th, 2010, my first born son was welcomed into this world with amazement and incredible joy. My wife and I just sit for hours watching our little baby eat, sleep, and every now and then we think we see a smile. There is nothing quite like the love and adoration we feel for him …

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Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Chances are you know someone who has battled prostate cancer because statistically speaking; one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The average age of diagnosis is 65, in fact 60% of …

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Defeat Gum Disease

Defeat Gum Disease

There is a silent oral disease affecting more than 80% of adults. Chances are you either have had or are currently battling periodontal (gum) disease. Unfortunately, in many cases, the disease goes undetected until painful symptoms begin occurring. At which time the disease and any adverse conditions have already set in. Because there are no early signs of periodontal disease, …

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FIGHTING AGAINST THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

FIGHTING AGAINST THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations No doubt you’ve heard repeatedly about the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. Just a few short years ago, it would be unthinkable for presidential candidates to be debating the cause and possible policy to combat this kind of rampant abuse. Now the conversation is commonplace. It’s likely that you have been touched by opioid …

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Underdiagnosed Prostate Cancer – A Silent Killer

Underdiagnosed Prostate Cancer - A Silent Killer

Gulf Coast Urology has a better way to detect and treat your cancer Over the last thirty years, the way most medical practitioners check for prostate cancer hasn’t changed very much, and unfortunately, this has led to higher statistics of men being underdiagnosed. There are approximately 2.9 million men in the U.S diagnosed with prostate cancer. Other than skin cancer, …

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The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

The phrase, “The fear of the Lord,” was one I never liked. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Before I was a Christ-follower I thought, “Who would want to be a Christian and serve a god you would have to be afraid of?” By that time (in my middle teens) I had way too many fears …

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Physical Activity for Arthritis

Physical Activity for Arthritis

Why is physical activity important for people with arthritis? If you have arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life. Joint-friendly physical activities are low-impact, which means they put less stress on the body, reducing the risk of injury. Examples of joint-friendly activities include walking, biking and swimming. Being physically active can …

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Disclosure Requirements for Trusts

By James W. Mallonee In 2007 the Florida Legislature re-wrote the trust code which is now known as Chapter 736. In that sweeping change, the lawmakers included two sections dealing with limitations and disclosure related to challenging a Trustee’s action or inaction. Limitations is known as the length of time a person has to file a lawsuit (traditionally known as statute …

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THE OTHER CONGESTION THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT

THE OTHER CONGESTION THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT

By Jill Tanner MSN, NP-C and Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI – Veins Specialists, Fort Myers Every year, right around this time, ourselves or someone we know has come down with the common cold. Although typically short lived the common cold can be a nuisance. It comes with that annoying nasal congestion and that constant search for a tissue. …

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Test Your Sunscreen Knowledge

Test Your Sunscreen Knowledge

J. Gregory Neily, DO Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon The month of May is “Skin Cancer Awareness Month” which gives us an opportunity to refocus on keeping us safe from this common form of cancer. Recently, I was at a friend’s gathering and the subject of sunscreen came up. Before long, the same sunscreen myths came up that I find …

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