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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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Burning, Tingling, Stabbing Pain

Understanding the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy By Adam Shuster, DO – Pain Management Consultants of SWFL – Peripheral neuropathy is a common cause of pain across a wide spectrum of patients.  Many patients are familiar with diabetic neuropathy.  Neuropathic pain is often described as burning, tingling, stabbing, and is often worse at night.  Patients may also suffer from numbness of …

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Blepharoplasty

Results in Younger Looking & Better Functioning Eyes – By Gregory M. Casey – Got tired eyes or bags under the eyes? You might want to consider eyelid surgery, also referred to as an eye lift. This procedure, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. The procedure …

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Use It or Loose It!

By W.L. “Hunter” Huntley, III, HAS, BC-HIS – The subject of Women’s Health covers a wide variety of topics. This article is to address hearing loss, its wide range of causes, to the multitude of hearing solutions. Causes of Hearing Loss Hearing and hearing loss is a subject two-thirds of adults will suffer from sooner or later. Hearing problems can …

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Healthy is Easy!

Welcome to Healthy is Easy; where the basics of health and wellness are simplified in a world of confusing information. To get started, let’s talk about nutrition information that we see in the media where advertisers legally slant their messages to confuse consumers, particularly, let’s focus on labeling of product packaging as it relates to nutrition. Does “Sugar Free” Mean …

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