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NEW GUIDELINES FOR COLON CANCER SCREENING BY THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS

By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples – The ACP (American College of Physicians) came up with 4 specific recommendations. We will review these guidelines. Guidelines for Screening 1) Adults should receive screening recommendations based on personalized cancer risk profiles (with screening starting at 50 years for average risk patients). This is unchanged and in concordance with all …

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Get Healthy, Wealthy, Wise – and Squeaky Clean

Because it can be so difficult to keep a house clean, it can be tempting to cut corners or just not clean once in a while. But that thinking assumes the most important reasons to clean are either: Aesthetic – a clean home is pleasing to the senses, or Social – people respect or like you more if you keep …

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In Tough Economic Times, Life Insurance Remains Essential

By George Leamon, CLTC, Lutgert Insurance – According to research conducted by Limra, a research organization that’s been conducting insurance industry related surveys since 1960, almost one third of American households don’t have life insurance coverage. This was the highest uninsured percentage in over four decades of Limra research, and it showed about 9 million more uninsured households than the …

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2012 Gift Tax Exemption: Use it or Lose it!

By Robert M. Buckel – The big news in last year’s Tax Relief Act of 2010 legislation was not the $5,000,000 estate tax exemption, but rather the $5,000,000 gift tax exemption. Technically referred to as an applicable exclusion amount, each person is given an amount that can be used to transfer assets tax free to someone either at death or …

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Staying Healthy, Maintaining Youth, and Not Outliving Our Savings…3 Baby-Boomer Concerns.

By Rosemarie Hurley, Long-Term Care Insurance Specialist  – This generation of people, the Baby-Boomers, are taking a hard look at aging and lifestyle. We will, for the most part, live longer than our parents and in addition most things just cost more. Some of the Baby-Boomer generation have a “live for today” attitude, but others are planners and savers. The …

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VIBRANT, GRACE-FILLED LIVING!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – What does “aging gracefully” really mean? It is used so often in magazines like this one, in conversations, and in advertisements to be sure! What does “aging gracefully” look like? Is it the way we walk, or talk, or smell, or even what we wear? No one can really be against aging …

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Breast Cancer

By Michael Smith, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer it is likely that either you or one of your friends or family members will be affected. For that reason, it would be helpful for you to understand some …

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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 …

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Cancer: Your Life. Your Health. Your Questions? What “THEY” don’t tell you.

By Yollo Wellness – WHAT IS CANCER? Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. All cancers develop because “abnormal” cells grow out of control. WHAT ARE “ABNORMAL” CELLS? The body is made up of trillions of living cells. If a cell is normal- they grow, divide and die. During the course of the early …

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Skin Cancer Treatment Options

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – The treatment you receive for skin cancer depends on several factors, including your overall health and history, and the type, location and extent of the cancer. Treatments are often combined for the best result. Topical Therapy – Topical treatments are used to kill cancerous or pre-cancerous skin lesions. Actinic Keratosis (AK’s) and Soalr Keratosis …

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