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5 Critical Estate Planning Questions That Are Often Never Asked

5 Critical Estate Planning Questions That Are Often Never Asked

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. In the information age, it may be enticing to “do it yourself” when it comes to estate planning and elder law matters. Yet the reason for hiring an experienced estate planning elder law attorney is to have someone guide you you to consider questions that you would not think of asking. You’ve heard the expression, …

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Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

The development of improved screening tests for various types of cancer means that physicians can now identify and diagnose cancer at an earlier stage, many times, before any symptoms are present. Early detection is important because when abnormal tissues or cancers are found early, they are easier to treat. Some screening methods are quite simple, such as skin cancer checks …

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Adults with Disabilities: Physical Activity is for Everybody

Physical activity is important for all people but essential for people with disabilities. Life Care Center of Estero wants to help. We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services along with state of the art facilities.  These therapies can help people with disabilities improve function and overall health through education and exercise programs. We would love to consult with …

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An Alternative to Surgery for Back Pain

By Debra K. Brinker, RN The majority of us will suffer from a condition associated with back pain at some point in our lives. A common misconception is that if you have pain, you should first get an MRI and a surgical consultation. But back pain should not be an automatic indication that these drastic steps are necessary. The body has …

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Advanced Treatment for Alcoholism and Depression

By Dr. Robert Pollack Drinking alcohol has become extremely common in our society, and with that acceptance and desensitization of the harmful effects, comes much more alcohol abuse than most people are aware of, or willing to acknowledge. There are some benefits to moderate drinking, but the problem is that with the social aspect of drinking, many people are becoming more …

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Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Fall Prevention in the Elderly

If you have an elderly parent or grandparent in your family, you may be concerned with their risk for falls. Each year, 1 out of 3 adults age 65 and over falls. The results from a fall can be minor, such as bruising and abrasions, to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head trauma. Families may not be aware that …

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Freedom (from Eye Drops) Frantz EyeCare is Redefining Cataract Surgery

Frantz EyeCare is Redefining Cataract Surgery

The team at Frantz EyeCare is always looking for ways to make the patient experience more enjoyable. So when dropless cataract surgery became a viable option, Frantz EyeCare was among the first in the area to embrace and offer this advanced procedure. Bye-Bye Frustration; Hello Dropless Cataract Surgery Ask a cataract patient what is the most frustrating aspect of cataract surgery. …

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Lanier Islands is the Perfect Destination for Family Memories

Lanier Islands is the Perfect Destination for Family Memories

Lake Lanier and Lanier Islands is a vacation destination located in northeast Georgia. The islands set in the middle of Lake Lanier and offer something for everyone, from the outdoor adventure-seeker to those who prefer being pampered after shopping and fine dining. Lanier Islands Resort is the main attraction of the islands, which features a plethora of activities for all ages. …

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“Put Your Best Fork Forward”

Put Your Best Fork Forward

By Mariah Arias RD, LDN March launches National Nutrition Month. This year the theme is all about the power you have in your hands to make healthier food choices.  By making small changes to your daily meal and snack routine, you can fuel your body and feel energized throughout the day. According to the CDC only 1 out of 10 Americans …

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Compression Devices for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker A common challenge faced in the medical field is finding the cause of an individual’s limb swelling. Any limb swelling may be your body’s way of letting you know there is a potential underlying condition that can cause even more damage if left untreated. When swelling in a limb becomes chronic, pinpointing the origin is vital to …

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