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Health Insurance – Medicare 2018 Annual Election Period is Coming Soon!

Health Insurance – Medicare 2018

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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Local Patients Choosing Urgent Care Centers Over Hospital Emergency Room Visit

Urgent Care Centers

As the Florida health care system grapples with strained hospital emergency department capacity with extremely long wait times, primary care clinician shortages and rising health care costs, urgent care centers have emerged as an alternative care setting that may help improve medical care access and contain costs. Growing to nearly 10,000 locations across the nation in recent years, urgent care …

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Dry Eye Center of Excellence at Frantz EyeCare Offers Most Advanced Treatment in Southwest Florida

Frantz EyeCare

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS The majority of the patients sitting in eye doctors’ waiting rooms today are suffering from some sort of dry eye issue. Over the last few years, researchers have discovered that “dry eyes” is much more than insufficient production of natural tears.  In fact, the majority of dry eye cases are now known to be …

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End Knee Arthritis Pain with FDA Approved Joint Injections

FDA Approved Joint Injections

By Physicians Rehabilitation If you have never had joint injections before, you may be wondering how this treatment works and whether it can truly make a difference. Below are answers to three of your most frequently asked questions: How do joint injections work? Our bodies naturally create a solution to keep our knees and other joints lubricated. Osteoarthritis reduces the …

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New Depression Treatments Offer Hope and Healing to Many

Over the past 15 years the treatment of Depression and related illnesses has undergone a myriad of changes. A milestone that had a significant impact was the effective use of Genomic testing that assisted in utilizing psychotropic medications in a systematic and scientific fashion. Here, the experience of the physicians was augmented by the genetic information about the patient and a …

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Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Dr. Brian Wallace, DO – Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in rotator cuff injuries.  As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case with individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger people that …

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Move it or Lose It! The Importance of movement on health and well being

The Importance of movement on health and well being

If you’ve been sick and stayed in bed a few days you probably felt much weaker when initially returning to your daily routine.  That is because inactivity causes a loss of muscle mass and function in men/women of ALL ages. Any joint or muscle that is not used regularly will lose part of its function. It has been shown that …

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What’s Your Diet?

What’s Your Diet

By Pastor Roger P. Felipe Weight-watchers. Nutrisystem. Mediterranean diet. Paleo. Living healthy has become a craze, although obesity in our country, rather legitimizes it. For many people it is about looking and feeling better, living longer, stronger and disease-free. These are all important reasons for eating clean, exercising, and learning to rest our bodies sufficiently. For Christians, however, trying to maintain …

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The Daunting Preparations After a Loved One Passes, Should NEVER Interfere with Your Grieving

The Daunting Preparations After a Loved One Passes, Should NEVER Interfere with Your Grieving

By Coleen Descoteaux When a loved one dies, the last thing that should be weighing on your shoulders is unanswered questions: “Where do we lay mom to rest?” “Who will pay for the services?” Did she have a preference on cremation vs. burial?” Unfortunately, these types of questions are far too often the reality of what grieving family members toil over …

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a specific type of problem …

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