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Stress 101: Balancing the Hormone Havoc (Rebuilding the Engines) Part 1

Balancing the Hormone Havoc

By Evie Breedlove-Mangapora, ARNP & Deborah J. Post, ARNP The following is a snapshot of daily life for most of us, do you relate? 11:00 PM: watching local news and weather: trying to relax & unwind  (unless you’re still at work). Midnight-1:30 AM hit the pillow exhausted and either start solving the problems of the world for an hour then …

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How to Choose a Pure Olive Oil For You & Your Family

How to Choose a Pure Olive Oil For You & Your Family

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Earlier this year, police in Italy seized 7000 tons of fake olive oil, much of it bound for our American stores.  Some are saying that MOST of the olive oil in your pantry might be fake.  These fake oils contains less actual olive oil than what you would ever imagine.  Many have been …

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Medicare Enrollment NOT the Same as Social Security! There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two.

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Social Security you can apply online at www.ssa.gov for retirement benefits or benefits as a spouse if you: • are at least 61 years and 9 months old; • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; • have not already applied for retirement benefits; and • want …

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WHEN DINING WITH A MINIATURE HORSE… UNDERSTANDING FLORIDA LAW REGARDING SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE ANIMALS

WHEN DINING WITH A MINIATURE HORSE… UNDERSTANDING FLORIDA LAW REGARDING SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE ANIMALS

By M. Francesca Passeri It is a generally accepted rule that animals are prohibited from being in many public places and within some types of communal housing areas. However, federal and Florida law allows persons with a disability to reside with and bring their service and assistance animals into their homes and to places of public accommodation. A “service animal” …

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Summer Cleaning

Summer Cleaning

Summer has finally arrived! Summer months in Florida mean humidity, rain to shine (and back, again) within minutes, and all of the fun that comes with being outside. The best things about summer are getting a tan while grilling, enjoying company, and breaking out those dusty pool noodles. Kicking back and relaxing is nice, but before you do… think about …

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Exercise Tied to Improved Health, Longevity

Exercise Tied to Improved Health, Longevity

By Amy Hilliard Making exercise and physical activity a regular part of your life can significantly improve your health and help you maintain your independence as you age. In fact, the National Institutes of Health have found that exercise is one of the healthiest things older adults can do. Innovative active retirement communities have embraced this theory and are encouraging …

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Experiencing God’s Internal Healing

Experiencing God’s Internal Healing

Part One Most people have hidden wounds that bring pain and anguish into their lives. Hidden wounds can be memories that still hurt; recollections from your past that when you think about them still cause pain in your life.  They can include memories of abandonment, abuse, ridicule, criticism, prejudice, and hatred as well as physical, sexual, emotional, or spiritual abuse. …

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Protect Your Nose From the Sun’s Harmful Rays

Protect Your Nose From the Sun’s Harmful Rays

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. Non-melanoma skin cancer, which is the kind of cancer that affects the nose, has become one of the most common forms of skin cancer and …

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IT’S ABOUT LIVING IN PLACE, NOT AGING IN PLACE

IT’S ABOUT LIVING IN PLACE, NOT AGING IN PLACE

By Jeff Spector, Lead Designer – Curtis Allen Designs Like most people, I occasionally dream about retiring somewhere fun—say, to a houseboat in Seattle, or a one-bedroom rental in Brooklyn, or maybe a chateau in Provence. But I have another fantasy, this one involving a place closer to heart, as in, my home. In this scenario, I stay exactly where …

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School Break = Summer Smiles

School Break = Summer Smiles

By Angela V. Litvak, DMD Summer is a perfect time for family fun and lazy beach days. And school summer break is also a great time for scheduling your children’s visit for a bi-annual dental checkup. Did you realize that from the moment your children’s first pearly white tooth erupts, they are susceptible to decay? It is also important that …

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