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Fish Love

Fish Love

By Alex Anderson Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski tells the story of a man who happened upon a young man enjoying a dish of fish. And he said to the young man, “Why are you eating that dish of fish?” The young man said, “Because I love fish.” The older man said, “Oh, you love the fish. That’s why you took …

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID AND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID AND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

By David L. Orosz, Attorney at Law Q: Will Medicare or private health insurance pay for all or part of long-term nursing home care? A: NO. There are only shot-term benefits available, if any at all. Q: If a person qualifies for Medicaid, will Medicaid pay for the entire cost of care? A: Yes. Subject to certain legal requirements, Medicaid …

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Some Say Virtual Doctor Visits Won’t Work. Here’s Why They’re Wrong. Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare South Florida

Some Say Virtual Doctor Visits Won’t Work. Here’s Why They’re Wrong. Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare South Florida

In 2017, a well-publicized RAND Corporation study presented a startling conclusion. It found direct-to-consumer telehealth may not save money because it may increase health care utilization due to ease of access. In fact, researchers estimated an 88 percent increase in the use of specific health care services among patients studied. With findings that seem contrary to years of other research, the …

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Learn How Water Therapy is Healthier for Your Heart

Learn How Water Therapy is Healthier for Your Heart

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, or just trying to maintain your New Year’s “get fit” resolutions, February is Heart Health Month and a good reminder of the importance of keeping our tickers in top notch. For people with heart and vascular disorders, this is of critical importance. In recent years there has been a multitude of studies on the effectiveness of …

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decoding heart disease

decoding heart disease

Erick E. Calderon, MD, FACC, FSCAI There are many things that can affect your risk for developing heart disease. Three of them you cannot control—your age, your gender and your family history. However, there are several other things you can do to help you avoid a heart attack or stroke, such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and quitting smoking. …

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Learn How You Can Prevent Cancer

Learn How You Can Prevent Cancer

It’s unfortunate that most of us have dealt with cancer either personally or indirectly through a loved one, or friend. This year it is estimated that 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and approximately 600,000 will die from the complications of the disease.  While there are excellent treatment options available, early detection is the key to surviving this devastating …

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Advanced Surgery for Heart Valve Replacement Gives Older Patients New Lease on Life

Advanced Surgery for Heart Valve Replacement Gives Older Patients New Lease on Life

The heart surgeon sat resting at the fitness center when a man sat down next to him. Thinking he should make room, the doctor scooted over – twice. The man then leaned in and said with a twinkle in his eye, “You operated on me.” The man in his late 80s was a regular at the gym, along with his …

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A Common Eye Issue Causes Blindness – How Medical Marijuana is Combating the Disease

A Common Eye Issue Causes Blindness

By Dr. Steven Reichbach They say that the eyes are the lamp of the body and the window to our souls. But the eyes are also incredibly complex organs made up of many working parts. In our eyes, the retina detects light and converts it to various signals that are then sent to the brain through the optic nerve. There …

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If You Have AFib, Your Risk of Stroke Is 5X Greater A Cutting-Edge Procedure Can Save Your Life

If You Have AFib, Your Risk of Stroke Is 5X Greater A Cutting-Edge Procedure Can Save Your Life

Erick E. Calderon, MD, FACC, FSCAI Are you on blood thinners for AFib? Are you finding that after long-term use, you’re bleeding and bruising more often? If so, you should speak to your cardiologist about your bleeding issues, as these can be life-threatening and even cause bleeding in the brain, which can lead to imminent death. If you have AFib …

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Finding Freedom In the Water

Finding Freedom In the Water

Like most of the population, we are embarking upon our New Year’s resolutions at this time of year. Have you vowed to get healthier? That’s one of the most common goals attempted, but often times we grow weary of our objectives before we even get a chance to reach the fitness level we desire. Why Do We Fall Short? Usually …

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