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Do You Have Frequent Heartburn?

Heartburn

By Shardul A. Nanavati, MD – Recent studies report that the number of people who frequently experience symptoms of heartburn, also called acid reflux, has almost doubled in the past decade. Acid reflux can mean more than just discomfort – it can cause GERD. GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, is caused by frequent acid reflux, the backup of stomach acid or …

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Alternative Exercises

Adult & Community Education – Have you tried an exercise program but just can’t stick with it because it isn’t interesting enough and you get bored after just a few weeks, maybe months? Are you looking for an alternative, more interesting form of exercise? There are many exercise activities aside from the ones that generally come to mind: walking, running, …

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Stepping Back from the Fiscal Cliff

Stepping Back from the Fiscal Cliff

By Patrick J. McCann, Jr., Esq. – As the 2012 holiday season was being celebrated and the year was drawing to a close American taxpayers faced serious questions about what 2013 would hold financially. After a long election season, Congress remained bitterly divided as they attempted to negotiate a deal that would prevent the automatic tax increases and spending cuts …

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A Closer Look at the Advantages of a Deferred Fixed Annuity

By George T. Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance Individuals throughout the nation have billions of dollars invested in deferred annuities. And while these contracts offer countless advantages, including a guaranteed stream of income after retirement, most people simply aren’t aware of the many benefits deferred annuities have to offer. Let’s review some of the features of a fixed annuity: Unlike a …

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Does Your Refrigerator Look as Good as Rachel Ray’s?

Does Your Refrigerator Look as Good as Rachel Ray's

Have you ever noticed-while watching your favorite cooking show-how great the stars’ appliances look? They go to their refrigerator for supplies and you glimpse beautifully arranged stacks of perfectly fresh, brightly colored produce, chilled water, juices, and wine. There is plenty of space and light. Everything looks healthy, appealing and delicious. They take their healthy ingredients to their immaculate counters, …

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Benefits of Home Health Care

By Home HealthCare Professionals of Naples – It has been proven that home health care is good medicine and that’s why Home Health Care Professional of Naples is committed to providing high quality, consistent and compassionate personal and health care services in the home. Being with family and friends in familiar surroundings has a positive effect on patients recovering from …

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Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth

By Dr. Marcelo W. Mattschei, DDS – Do you ever experience a pain in your teeth when eating ice cream or sipping hot coffee? Do you find that brushing or flossing occasionally makes you wince? If you answered yes to either of these questions you likely have sensitive teeth. Many Americans are walking around today, unable to enjoy a cold …

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FEBRUARY FORECAST – FEAR OR FESTIVE?

FEAR OR FESTIVE

Do you see life as a glass of water half-filled or half-empty? By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – I know a person who is so pessimistic that he not only sees life as a glass being half-filled, he even believes that the water in the glass is polluted! My hope and prayer for you is that you see February …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By John W. Tillett, MD, Board Certified Urologist – Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a …

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Cosmetic Dermatology for All Ages & Skin Types

Cosmetic Dermatology for All Ages & Skin Types

With the beginning of each new year many people make resolutions with regards to their appearance. If looking better is something you are concerned with, cosmetic dermatology might be what you need to help you achieve desired results. What does it look like and feel like to have beautiful healthy skin on an ongoing basis? You want to have the …

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