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October is Designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

By W.L. “Hunter” Huntley, III, HAS., BC-HIS – When people think of breast cancer, most of us think of it as a disease that only affects women.  The fact is, over 2,000 men each year are diagnosed with some form of breast cancer according to the American Cancer Society, resulting in approximately 500 deaths per year. In comparison over 40,000 …

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Got HEMORRHOIDS?

By Daniel C. Murphy PA-C – Hemorrhoids have been the butt of jokes for many decades. All of us have seen the commercials selling the likes of hemorrhoid treatments such as creams, ointments, liniments, pads, soaks, pillows and wipes. I’ll bet you can even remember a party or two where these items were given as gag gifts. Fact is that …

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What are Intraocular Lens Implants?

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS – If you’ve been told that you have cataracts, one of the first things you’ll learn about are Intraocular Lens Implants (IOLs), the artificial lenses that replace the eye’s natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery. When you have your cataract evaluation at Florida Eye Health, Dr. Jonathan Frantz and his Specialty Lens …

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Maintaining Good Oral Health During Cancer Therapy

By Dr. Juan Teodoro – Regular periodontal care and routine dental cleanings are important for all of us. However, it is even more so for a cancer patient that is undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or bone marrow transplantation. These cancer therapies typically cause oral complications that compromise the patient’s teeth and the gum health. A visit to the Periodontist is of …

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DOVETAILING VETERAN BENEFITS WITH MEDICAID

By The Law Offices of David L. Orosz – In addition to the discussion on Medicaid Long Term Care Benefits, we need to address some very important information regarding our fellow Veterans who served our Country during certain wartime periods (not necessarily in combat), meet certain financial and health criteria, and received a honorable discharge. The Veteran does not need …

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Retirees Ill Prepared to Pay Long-Term Health Care Costs

By George T. Leamon, CLTC Lutgert Insurance – The high cost of long-term health care will drag down the quality of life for nearly two-thirds of today’s retirees. It can cost well over $77,000 a year for a nursing home room and upwards of $10,000 per month for 24 hr. in-home care, expenses that many people are ill prepared to …

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What is REAL Love in Marriage?

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel – I have been doing marital counseling for years and I hear the same resounding sentiment from couples of all age spectrums that the love in the relationship has left. This explanation of “falling out of love” is usually espoused by one of the individual’s in the relationship. Other times both express that the …

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HEALTHY HEARING OFTEN OVERLOOKED

The month of September is recognized as National Healthy Aging Month. This encompasses a wide variety of topics and issues, especially for people 55 years of age and older. Father Time and Mother Nature waits for no one. One topic that rarely comes to mind to the general population is the ability to hear and understand conversation. Most of us …

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery: The Most Accurate Way to Treat Skin Cancer

By Andrew P. Kontos, M.D., FAAD Board-Certified Dermatologist Fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon – What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS)? Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) and the Mohs College were named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, the surgeon who pioneered the treatment 70 years ago and helped lead it to the state-of-the-art treatment it is today. Mohs Surgery is an outpatient procedure that …

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Exercise Smarter Not Harder with the Power Plate

As a society, we are always searching for an easy way to melt away the pounds. Whether it is a magic diet pill or a “no-effort” exercise option, the idea of losing weight without effort is appealing for any individual who is in the midst of a crazy schedule. While there is no “magic pill” that will turn an obese …

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