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Using Trusts for Florida Medicaid Planning

Using Trusts for Florida Medicaid Planning

Today’s topic concerns Irrevocable Medicaid Trust pros and cons and also focuses on some costly common misconceptions about how these trusts are used and their benefits under new vs. old rules. By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Irrevocable Medicaid Trusts (also referred to as Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts) are used as a tool for Florida Medicaid planning purposes. Because Medicaid planning …

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Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Continue reading to learn how to safeguard yourself against stroke. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. In 2008 alone, more than 133,000 Americans died from stroke—or one person every four minutes—died from stroke, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A …

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Painful Arthritis Patients Are Getting REAL Relief From Medical Marijuana

Painful Arthritis Patients Are Getting REAL Relief From Medical Marijuana

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Some of the common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, and loss of range of motion, fatigue and inadequate blood flow. Two of the main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). With Osteoarthritis, wear and tear damages the cartilage in the joints and causes friction between the …

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THE OTHER CONGESTION THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT

THE OTHER CONGESTION THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT

By Jill Tanner MSN, NP-C and Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI – Veins Specialists, Fort Myers Every year, right around this time, ourselves or someone we know has come down with the common cold. Although typically short lived the common cold can be a nuisance. It comes with that annoying nasal congestion and that constant search for a tissue. …

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May is Melanoma Month… but Melanoma is a Year-Round Concern

t Melanoma is a Year-Round Concern

Cathleen Yun Ehrlich, ARNP-C Approximately 350,000 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer yearly. About 5% of them are diagnosed with melanoma. In the United States, one person dies of melanoma every hour. Melanoma is considered the most deadly form of skin cancer derived from the epidermis, or most superficial layer of the skin, and it is thought to be caused …

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Skin Cancer Prevention: Learn How You Can Reduce Melanoma Risk

Skin Cancer Prevention

American House There are a number of different types of skin cancer, however, melanoma is the most harmful of them all. Every hour a person dies of melanoma; this year alone, over 130, 000 new cases will be diagnosed. Preventative measures and early detection are key. On average, skin cancer screenings take about fifteen minutes. These few minutes of your …

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Gut Inflammation and Arthritis: A Common Co-Morbidity That is Often Overlooked by Standard Medicine

Gut Inflammation and Arthritis: A Common Co-Morbidity That is Often Overlooked by Standard Medicine

By Root Causes Holistic Health and Medicine When most individuals go to their doctor for arthritis, they most likely will be put on prescription pain medication. What’s wrong with this treatment protocol is multifocal in explanation. Not only will pain medicine not cure arthritis, nonetheless in some cases, but it can also actually make it worse. Alternative therapies and treatment options …

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Pain Management What Are Your Options?

Pain Management What Are Your Options?

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center Avoiding surgery is usually at the forefront of most people’s minds when dealing with chronic pain.  Over 100 million Americans and 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from various types of chronic pain disorders ranging from fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, back, hip, and neck pain just to name a few. Whether trauma or degenerative …

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Are You at Risk? What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

Dr. Joseph Freedman MD, MBA Did you know that after the age of twenty our vascular systems begin to accumulate plaque? Tiny plaque deposits can embed themselves into our delicate vascular structure throughout our entire bodies. Over time the sticky plaque can mount up and cause hardening of the arteries, block oxygen-rich blood from reaching our hearts, or cause clots to …

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Should You Seek Medical Help for Heel Pain?

Should You Seek Medical Help for Heel Pain

Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM – Foot and Ankle Surgeon One of the most common reasons that patients visit their physician is for heel pain. Our feet bear the weight of the entire body and if you are overweight, which is typical for many individuals with heel related discomfort, your feet and ankles are the most common areas injured due to …

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