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It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

By Pastor Timothy Neptune Every year around this time the old classic Christmas movies start coming on television. It is easy to start a conversation at work by simply asking, “So, what’s your favorite Christmas movie?” Mine is Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. Some of you might be able to relate to George Bailey this holiday season—lost, confused, stressed …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic arthritis, including moderate and severe forms.  It is estimated by …

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LASER Gum Disease Treatment – The alternative to Surgery

LASER Gum Disease Treatment – The alternative to Surgery

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Periodontal disease affects four out of five people over the age of 35. In its early stages it’s known as gingivitis, and if it progresses to a chronic condition it can result in periodontitis, which affects the bones surrounding the teeth. When left untreated it causes bone destruction, which can result in the loss of …

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Water Therapy for Back Pain

Water Therapy for Back Pain

Water has some very special properties that for some people with back pain yields great results in terms relief. The beauty of being in water is that it allows you to do more than you would on land – because it reduces or eliminates constraints gravity imposes on your moving body. Water exercise is done in shallow, mid-deep and deep …

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What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS A cataract is not a growth, but a gradual clouding of the normally crystal-clear lens of the eye. Cataracts distort vision because they block the lens from being able to focus light on the retina. It’s a common vision condition that affects many people as they grow older. By age 80, more than half …

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IS A REVERSE MORTGAGE RIGHT FOR YOU?

IS A REVERSE MORTGAGE RIGHT FOR YOU?

By Mark E. Ary, MBA – Senior Licensed Loan Originator Getting older can bring seniors health challenges. The United States spends over 2.5 times more on health care than most of the world’s other developed nations. The percentage of the U.S. economy spent on health care for individuals ages 65 and older exceeds 5 percent — a proportion that is expected …

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20 REASONS TO FIX YOUR VEINS

20 REASONS TO FIX YOUR VEINS

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Since I am a vein specialist my eyes tend to focus on veins every place, but especially in the legs since they are usually the most prominent. Last weekend while I was sitting outside the movie theater waiting for the show …

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How to Enjoy Having Your Home Professionally Cleaned

Enjoy Having Your Home Professionally Cleaned

Your house is a mess. You have no free time. You hate to clean. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Over 100 million people in the US and Canada feel the same way. As you plan to hire house cleaning services, here are some tips that will make your experience even better. Remember that you’re hiring human beings If …

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Weather Can Cloud Your Health – The effects of cold weather on your body

Weather Can Cloud Your Health

Florida’s population increases significantly during the winter months.  A bulk of this population is northerners trying to dodge the colder temperatures.   A drop in temperature can affect your health, no matter how cold. Research shows that cold weather can affect your heart, your skin, your immune system and your joints. While Florida may not get as cold as some of the …

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Q&A Women’s Health

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist – Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well …

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