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WHY MAKE A LAST WILL? [AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T]

WHY MAKE A LAST WILL

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Nobody likes to think about their own mortality. And there’s never a “convenient time” to discuss making a last will with your lawyer. But what you need to remember is that you don’t write a will for yourself.  You write it for your loved ones – both to make sure they’re provided for and to …

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Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Regardless of age, race or family history, all women – and about 1 percent of men – have some level of risk for breast cancer. Primary risk factors include age and gender, along with a number of other factors such as obesity and alcohol use, which can be moderated through healthy lifestyle choices. Can Breast Cancer Be Inherited? Certain types …

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Overactive Bladder: What You Need to Know About a Revolutionary New Procedure

Overactive Bladder

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG A new procedure that is proving to be beneficial on many levels is called eCoin. It is currently in the clinical trial phase, but you still have time to get into the study if you meet the criteria. • Do you experience urge incontinence (the accidental loss of urine caused by a sudden and unstoppable …

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Stem Cell Therapy Options for Osteoarthritis

By Debra K. Brinker, RN Research shows that stem cells accelerate and enhance bone and cartilage repair in osteoarthritic joints. Since surgery comes with many disadvantages, stem cell injections to restore cartilage and alleviate pain provide an exciting alternative. Stem cell therapy has become a popular out of network treatment when patients have tried and failed the limited symptom control-only treatments …

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The Big Toe Joint: Two Similar Painful Conditions

The Big toe’s MTP joint or metatarsophalangeal is one of the main joints in the body that causes a great deal of pain for many people. Two common conditions affect the MTP, one is called Hallux Rigidus, and the other is called, Hallux Valgus. Hallux Rigidus is a form of osteoarthritis that’s typically caused by trauma to the toe. A deformity …

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Help a Diabetic Child Foundation (HADC) partnering with the National Wellness Institute and Core Health Partners bring you the 4th Annual von Arx Family Foundation SWFL Diabetes & Wellness Conference. The Cost of Diabetes in the United States: The American Diabetes Association released new research on March 22, 2018, estimating the total costs of diagnosed diabetes had risen to $327 …

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Improve Your Life Expectancy by Improving Your Hearing Untreated Hearing Loss Shortens Life Expectancy The Same Amount As Smoking!

Improve Your Life Expectancy by Improving Your Hearing Untreated Hearing Loss Shortens Life Expectancy The Same Amount As Smoking!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Most people have never been told that MILD Hearing Loss TRIPLES the risk of FALLS and DOUBLES the risk of MEMORY LOSS! As the loss worsens… problems in BOTH areas greatly INCREASE! Many other health problems are also influenced by how well we can hear. Despite the numbers and the far-reaching impact hearing loss …

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Setting New Standards of Care at the Orthopedic Center of Florida

Setting New Standards of Care

At the Orthopedic Center of Florida (OCF), their team of skilled orthopedic specialists strive to meet all of your orthopedic, pain management, podiatry, and rehabilitation needs. They are committed to providing the latest evidence-based, patient-centered care in orthopedic and sports medicine services. At Orthopedic Center of Florida, you will find an array of orthopedic services such as Digital X-Rays, Diagnostic …

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It’s not too late to vaccinate! Protect Yourself from this Year’s Flu Pandemic!

It’s not too late to vaccinate

When it’s after November and you see signs and banners in your community that advertise, “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here,” you might think, “Isn’t it too late for that?” The answer is, No! Flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. The CDC encourages people who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated now. …

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Why Your Knee Replacement Surgery Should Be Customized

Why Your Knee Replacement Surgery Should Be Customized

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon If you were having a custom kitchen designed by an expert builder, they wouldn’t just buy a marble countertop off the shelf at a home improvement store; they would have it measured precisely, finely cut, trimmed and polished before installing it in your highly-anticipated new kitchen. Being meticulous about our homes is …

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