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Repurposing the Nest

Repurposing the Nest

Written By Barbara Freda As a child who was raised by kind, loving and generous grandparents, I remember asking my grandma if she would come live with me one day when I was all grown up and successful with my life. Knowing the capacity of a child’s heart, my grandma always told me yes, every time I asked. I would hold …

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The Ancient Art of Cupping, Revealed

The Ancient Art of Cupping, Revealed

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP If you have watched any of the 2016 summer Olympics swimming events, then you have seen many of the athletes with strange, purple round marks on their bodies.  These marks may appear strange, but they are the result of an ancient healing technique called cupping. Cupping is a suction, or vacuum, technique designed …

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Health Insurance – Medicare 2017 Annual Election Period is coming soon!

Medicare 2017 Annual Election Period

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare Beneficiaries who currently have Medicare Advantage Plan and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) will be receiving their “Notice of Change” documents in September.  These notices compare any plan changes from your current 2016 to your new 2017 plan.  You will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan if you do …

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Top 7 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation and Treatment this FALL.

Top 7 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI There are many different presentations of leg vein problems although the most recognizable is that of varicose veins. Other signs and symptoms of venous reflux disease (also known as venous insufficiency, CVI, venous incompetence or leaky veins) include swollen, achy legs, restless legs, night time leg cramps and urination, diffuse spider veins, skin discoloration …

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7 Ways to Use Your Living Trust Properly … An Ultimate Guide

7 Ways to Use Your Living Trust Properly

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Perhaps in years past, you took the commendable step to have a Revocable Living Trust prepared for yourself and your loved ones.  Would you believe that of the thousands of people each year who take this step, a very small percentage even know how to use it or take the steps necessary to do so?  …

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The Heart and Mouth Connection: How Heart Disease and Oral Health Link

How Heart Disease and Oral Health Link

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease will claim an estimated 600,000 lives this year, making it America’s number one killer. Did you know that heart disease and oral health are linked? There are two different connections between heart disease and your oral health: Studies have shown that people …

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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 …

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ULTRAFAST CT LUNG SCREENING – Frequently Asked Questions

ULTRAFAST CT LUNG SCREENING

What is an Ultrafast CT Lung Screening? The Ultrafast Screening of the Lungs is a non-invasive CT scan that can detect abnormalities and lung cancer in its earlier, more curable stages using a new technique called helical low-dose CT scanning. The screening is far more accurate in finding lung tumors than a chest x-ray, the traditional diagnostic tool. It can …

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Vasectomy & Reversal

Vasectomy & Reversal

By Meir Daller, M.D. Vasectomy has grown in popularity throughout the world since its inception in the 19th century. Approximately 600,000 men each year choose to undergo a vasectomy in the United States alone. Of those procedures, urologists perform 85% of vasectomies. A vasectomy is a choice only a man can make, preferably with the support of his partner. While …

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Save Your Knees!

Save Your Knees!

By Dr. John C. Kagan, M.D. As the largest joint in the body, the knee is prone to injury. According to the American  Academy  of  Orthopedic Surgeons, knee injuries lead to more visits to orthopedic surgeons than any other problems. As we age, the cartilage that protects the bones begins to deteriorate in the knees. As this change occurs, the …

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