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LICHEN PLANUS

By Charles Camisa, MD, FAAD – Lichen planus (pronounced LY-KEN PLAN-US) is a fairly common skin disease which affects 1-2% of the population. It is somewhat unique among rashes because it can affect skin, mucous membranes, hair, and nails. In this article, we will focus mainly on lichen planus of the skin and mouth. SKIN LICHEN PLANUS Lichen planus of …

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MEDICAID IMPOVERISHMENT: FINANCIAL TESTS OF INCOME & ASSETS

By The Law Offices of David L. Orosz – In our prior articles we have touched upon the possibility of using Medicaid benefits to help cover the costs of care if a patient requires Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility care. Today we will discuss how the financial requirements of Medicaid can affect eligibility for those benefits. Income Test: At …

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Relationships: A Place for Grace

By Pastor TJ Freeman – Falling out of Love Jane made her way to the checkout line. She had prolonged her trip as long as possible by slowly making her way up and down each aisle of the grocery store. Now, it was time to face reality. She tried to remember a time when things were different; a time when …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Breast Cancer

By Michael Smith, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Beast 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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Swollen, Achy Legs?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – Jean, a 45 year old cath lab scrub tech, had been suffering with progressive leg swelling for at least 15 years. Although she did have a history of  varicose veins in her sister, she initially did not have any signs of varicose veins, and had been told by a number of medical professionals that …

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Do You Suffer From Adrenal Fatigue?

Fatigue – Poor Sleep – Altered Appetite – Decreased Thyroid Function – Poor Immune Function – Insulin Resistance – Low Sex Drive These are just some of the symptoms associated with dysfunctional adrenal glands. Poor adrenal function is associated with many illnesses from heart disease to digestive problems. Common Causes of Adrenal Fatigue and Anxiety The most common adrenal fatigue …

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Oral HPV and Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?

What is HPV? Human Papillomavirus [HPV] is one of the most common virus groups in the world. There are many different types of HPV, and the health risk varies depending upon the type of virus. While some types of HPV are low-risk and may cause skin lesions such as warts, there are other HPV types that are classified as high-risk. …

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MEDICARE vs. MEDICAID

By The Law Offices of David L. Orosz – Medicare and Medicaid, al-though they sound similar, are as different as night and day. Medicare is… Entirely a federal program. Your government-run health insurance plan, age 65 and above. Coverage for short-term (max. 100 days) “skilled” nursing home care with limitations. A program which expects you to pay a deductible amount …

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Long-Term Care Insurance: A Multifaceted Protection

By George Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance – Child care has historically been America’s number one dependent care concern, but this could be changing in the coming years. Over 77 million American baby boomers are expected to transition into retirement during the next ten years. Experts are predicting that this large aging population will cause the number of individuals in …

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