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Tax Refunds Decrease For 2018 Returns While Income Tax Brackets Increase For 2019

Tax Refunds Decrease For 2018 Returns While Income Tax Brackets Increase For 2019

By Bonie Montalvo Decrease in Refunds Last year, the United States Government Accountability Office estimated that about 4.6 million fewer filers would receive refunds in 2019 and that another 4.6 million filers would owe money to the IRS. While it is still very early into the filing season, the prediction thus far seems accurate. As of the first week of …

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Do you REALLY Need a Professional to Help You with Medicare?

Do you REALLY Need a Professional to Help You with Medicare?

Medicare is a sophisticated system but maneuvering your way through the maze is the tricky part. You’ll want to have the best coverage based on what your income will allow. Having the assistance of a qualified broker is essential to making sure you choose the right options for you and your loved one. When an individual turns 65-years-of-age, most people are …

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How Blue Light Disrupts Sleep and Your Health

How Blue Light Disrupts Sleep and Your Health

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for optimal health. The Side Effects and Complications Associated with Sleep disorders are irritability, fatigue, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, chronic disease, diabetes, depression, behavioral issues, stroke, and brain function impairment. If not rectified, over time, sleep deprivation can lead to heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, and other serious complications. The pathways of brainwave …

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Acupuncture Reduces Allergy Season Suffering

Acupuncture Reduces Allergy Season Suffering

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP A runny nose, sneezing, headache, itchy and watery eyes, these are the all too familiar symptoms of allergies. Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, are one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. It is estimated that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies …

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Am I Allergic to Fishing?

Am I Allergic to Fishing?

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. Have you ever found yourself developing a rash on sun exposed areas of your body following a day on the water? A skin rash that is caused or worsened by the sun is called photodermatitis. There are a variety of photodermatidites such as photoallergic, phototoxic, photodrug (caused by medications or supplements), photocontact (something touching the skin …

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Improve Your Urinary and Prostate Issues with a Safe, Effective Procedure.

Improve Your Urinary and Prostate Issues with a Safe, Effective Procedure.

There are unfortunately a few common issues that arise as men age. One of those is trouble with urination caused by a condition called benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). During the life of a male, the prostate goes through two main growth phases. The first is during puberty when the prostate nearly doubles in size and the second happens in the …

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Spring Cleaning Mental Prep

Spring Cleaning Mental Prep

Spring is just around the corner! Sadly, it’s also time to start thinking about how you will fit all those big, time-consumingspring cleaning jobs into your life. Consider trying out MaidPro’s 49-Point Checklist for your recurring cleaning services (after you have purged and organized) and let them handle the tougher jobs listed below. Purge and organize small storage areas (closets, …

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A Frequently Misdiagnosed Low Back Pain Condition: Why You Need An Expert

The statistics are overwhelming. Millions of individuals that suffer from low back pain and are not getting the relief that they could simply because conventional medicine overlooks a common condition. When you’re dealing with chronic low back pain, it’s difficult to focus on anything other than your discomfort. The agonizing and sometimes debilitating pain can cause us to miss out …

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Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Getting You Back in the Game

Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Getting You Back in the Game

Achilles Ruptures are more common in men then women and the typical age group that is affected is between the ages of 30-50. Some other risk factors include race, genetics, medical conditions, musculoskeletal disease, ankle and foot alignment (pronation/hyper-pronation), obesity, sports, exercise, medication and smoking. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It is connected to both the …

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Commonly Asked Vein Questions

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Varicose and Spider Veins affect millions of people throughout the world. Over the last ten years the treatment of both Varicose and Spider Veins has changed drastically. Initially, the only available treatment for Varicose Veins was a radical surgical procedure called …

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