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Relieving Pinched and Compressed Nerves

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Joint instability and ligament injury are almost always the missing diagnoses in chronically painful musculoskeletal conditions, even with nerve pain. As in other sensations, pain is carried by nerves to the central nervous system, ultimately to be interpreted and experienced by the brain. Nerves alert the brain to the presence of an injury or problem because they are being inflamed, …

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring/Apnea

By Dr. Gilbert We probably all know someone who snores. Who can forget the rumbling, tumbling, and even gasping sounds in the middle of the night?  While snoring certainly affects the sleep quality of one’s bed partner, it can also be very problematic for the snorer as well. Snoring is a sound that originates from vibrations of constricted soft tissues in …

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BEMER Therapy for Better Circulation and Health in Men – Bio-Electric Magnetic Energy Regulation

By Kathleen Donohue Did you know that impaired blood circulation of the male reproductive organs is the main cause of low testosterone levels, prostate conditions & erectile dysfunction? It is a common & unavoidable lifestyle habit for middleaged men to be sitting most of their day at a desk, in a car, or on a plane. Posture & pressure to …

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Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security! There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two.

Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Social Security – you can apply online at www.ssa.gov for retirement benefits or benefits as a spouse if you: • are at least 61 years and 9 months old; • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; • have not already applied for retirement benefits; and • …

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Therapy for Speech and Swallowing Complications

Therapy for Speech and Swallowing Complications

People who have trouble swallowing, a problem called dysphagia, also often experience speech problems. It happens when the disease damages the nerves in the brain and spinal cord that make these tasks happen. For some people, these problems are mild. Others have a harder time dealing with severe symptoms. But treatments and techniques can help you improve your speech and …

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June Cataract Awareness Month Cataracts: third leading cause of blindness in the United States

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Studies suggest that everyone who lives long enough will get cataracts, although there may be some reduced risk for individuals who eat properly, avoid sun exposure and do not smoke. A cataract is not a disease but an aging process similar to graying hair. As the eye ages, the normal lens inside the eye …

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Prenuptial Agreements in Florida [An Important Estate Planning Document]

Prenuptial Agreements in Florida

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. When most people think about getting a prenup, they immediately visualize the stereotypical rich older dude marrying a young babe.  So, today’s topic is in honor of men’s health month here at Health & Wellness. The pre-nup (“prenuptial agreement”), as well as its alter ego the post-nup (“postnuptial agreement”) are actually very important documents for …

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TROUBLE SLEEPING AT NIGHT? IT COULD BE YOUR VEINS

TROUBLE SLEEPING AT NIGHT

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS – Vein Specialists There are many reasons people have trouble sleeping at night, but there is one cause that is often overlooked.  If you have restless legs, leg cramps or night time urination keeping you up, then chronic venous insufficiency may be the cause. Venous insufficiency is a very common and underdiagnosed condition affecting millions of …

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What is Alzheimer’s disease?

What is Alzheimer’s disease

By Doreen DeStefano The Alzheimer’s Foundation of American describes the disease as follows: • Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. • These neurons, which produce the brain chemical, or neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, break connections with other nerve cells and ultimately …

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Compression Devices: Effective Treatment for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker Many individuals attempt to manage their limb swelling through various treatments such as compression stockings, exercise, diuretics, and elevation with little or no results. Limb swelling, also known as edema, may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common conditions where limb swelling is the first symptom include venous insufficiency, post operative …

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