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DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL?

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL?

Tired? Are your endurance and strength declining? Have you noticed a decline in your sexual function and lost interest in your sex life? Every man could answer “yes” to at least one of these questions after age 40. Common symptoms of low testosterone, they can also result from a myriad of lifestyle, social, emotional and behavioral issues. It is a …

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Effective Treatment for Venous Insufficiency

Effective Treatment for Venous Insufficiency

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Venous insufficiency, or leaky veins, is often the underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated symptoms such as night time leg cramps, Charley horses, restless legs syndrome and night time urination. Manuel Avalos, Jr. confided that his nighttime leg cramping had become very severe. “Years ago, I noticed that I was developing varicose veins in …

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Arthritis Awareness: Knowledge is Key to Addressing Osteoarthritis

Arthritis Awareness

By Dr. John C. Kagan, M.D. Arthritis Awareness Month is an opportune time to begin a quest for knowledge in regards to being aware of your body, and remaining watchful for symptoms of serious conditions, such as osteoarthritis. Knowledge is power when it comes to your health, and awareness of osteoarthritis, its symptoms and treatment options is essential to living …

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Autoimmune Diseases Are Frustrating to Diagnose

Autoimmune Diseases Are Frustrating to Diagnose

By Yollo Wellness The symptoms may be vague at first – aching joints, weakness or fatigue. They might recede for a while, but then chest pain, mouth sores or other more specific signs emerge. The issue could be an autoimmune disease, a category of more than 80 conditions in which the immune system goes haywire and attacks the body’s own …

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Heart Disease Stroke

Heart Disease Stroke

Several types of heart disease are risk factors for stroke. Likewise, stroke is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease and stroke share many of the same risk factors such as high LDL “bad” cholesterol levels, low HDL “good” cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, physical inactivity, and being overweight or obese. Individuals with coronary heart …

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Stroke Awareness Month

Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Continue reading to learn how to safeguard yourself against stroke. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. In 2008 alone, more than 133,000 Americans died from stroke—or one person every four minutes—died from stroke, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A …

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Are Your Shoes the Correct Size?

Shoe Size

By Christopher M. Cole, L.Ped Foot pain can be due to all sorts of reasons, including footwear that does not fit properly. Ill-fitting shoes are a big problem in America. A recent study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health found that 78% of adults have encountered foot pain at some point — usually due to shoes that are too …

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KEYS TO OWNING REAL PROPERTY IN MEDICAID PLANNING?

KEYS TO OWNING REAL PROPERTY IN MEDICAID PLANNING

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Hello Friends & Colleagues! Here at Health & Wellness, it is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and one thing that can get your blood pressure up is the problem of owning real estate and planning for long term medical care costs.   So, if you or a loved one own real estate and are nearing …

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Ah, May!

Ah, May

The days are notably warmer and longer.  We start to see our summer thunderstorm pattern settle in.  We come to Graduation season, and the pace for weddings picks up as well.  Here in Southwest Florida, we finish saying “See you next Fall!” to most of our seasonal residents, and we get ready for summertime.  It’s a very transitional month. It’s …

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Stem Cells Break 25-year Stalemate in COPD Options for Floridians

Stem Cells Break 25-year Stalemate

By David Ebner – Staff Writer     Since 1990, there have been a plethora of medical breakthroughs. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States even though death rates for heart disease have dropped by more than 35 percent since 1990. With the progress of cancer …

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