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Long-Term Care Insurance

Let’s Clear up Some Misunderstandings – By Rosemarie Hurley, Certified Senior Advisor – If long-term care insurance is such a good idea then why aren’t more people insured? Industry experts have been grappling with this question for over 10 years. And even though the number of policies purchased in 2008 to 7.2 million from 5 million in 2004, those numbers overall …

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Living with Diabetes?

Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective – By Kara Jacobs – Diabetes is a term most Americans are becoming too comfortable with in their daily life.  Recent studies show that more and more of our local population are being diagnosed with diabetes–a disease that is largely preventable. Charles Kilo, M.D., of Millennium Physician Group in Naples, remembers growing up when …

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Food Sensitivities and Their Link to Weight Gain

By Yollo Wellness – It’s true that we gain weight when we eat more than we can burn off. But this conventional diet wisdom does not always hold true. Weight gain can also be caused by health conditions such as hypothyroidism, food sensitivity, Cushing’s syndrome, organ disease, prescription drug use, anxiety, blood sugar imbalance, and essential fatty acid deficiency. Many …

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Pellevé Skin Tightening: Non-Invasive Immediate Results for a More Youthful You

By Casey Surgical Arts – Pellevé skin tightening is a highly effective, innovative non-invasive procedure for improving skin quality and wrinkles. Neither drugs nor anesthetics are required for the procedure, so there are minimal side effects and very little discomfort. Pellevé also has the fastest recovery time of any skin tightening procedure. What makes the Pellevé method so unique is …

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Swelling May Indicate An Overloaded Lymphatic System

By Alyssa Parker – Is Edema a Symptom of an Underlying Medical Condition? Does your edema start the day out as painless swelling that progresses throughout the day, leading to a sensation of heaviness in the limb, notably in hot weather or in the evening time? If so, your edema may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Some …

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EYE ON HEALTH

Advanced Cataract Surgery: Premium Lens Options By: Alina Stanciu, MD, FAAO – Until recently, the only lens choice available for cataract surgery was a single-focus implant that helped you see distance. Now, advanced implant options are available that provide a wide range of vision correction and freedom from glasses. It is important to understand your options when planning cataract surgery. …

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Skin Cancer

By Janet Sperry, MD, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. In fact, over one million new cases are diagnosed per year. The main risk factor for developing skin cancer is cumulative lifetime sunshine exposure, especially exposure early in life. Individual risk factors include blonde or red hair, fair complexion, …

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Prostate Cancer Screening: The REAL Scoop!

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer …

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Dental Prophylaxis and the Periodontal Maintenance Visit

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D.  – Dentists refer to a dental cleaning appointment as a “dental prophylaxis”. The main purpose of this visit is prevention of dental disease and patient education. This is likely the most important and valuable dental visit a patient may ever make to the dentist. A dental prophylaxis is done on patients that display gum pockets of …

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Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – To understand foot and ankle arthritis and how it affects us, we must first understand the basic anatomy of the foot and ankle.  Amazingly, the foot and ankle are comprised of 28 bones and 30 joints! However, arthritis mostly affects a few specific …

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