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The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church A pastor went to visit a widow. She greeted him with a warm smile. She invited the pastor in and offered him a cup of coffee. As they sat at the kitchen table in her modest home and talked the pastor began to realize how poor the widow was. Not …

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A Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Courtesy of Personalized Retina Care of Naples Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in aging adults. More than 10 million Americans have some form of Aging Macular Degeneration (AMD), and unfortunately, there is still no cure for the disease. The retina becomes damaged, and vision loss occurs as the cells of the macula begin to …

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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack . Stroke . Nerve damage . Allergic reactions to anesthesia …

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Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Chances are you know someone who has battled prostate cancer because statistically speaking; one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The average age of diagnosis is 65, in fact 60% of …

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5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

The choice to move to senior living can be difficult and emotionally charged. Most people understandably prefer to stay at home as long as possible. But, what I have learned through the years is that many folks who could benefit from a senior living community wait too long before making the decision. In fact, I have heard many residents say they …

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Varicose Veins – A Cutting-Edge Procedure to Treat this Painful Disorder

Varicose Veins - A Cutting-Edge Procedure to Treat this Painful Disorder

By Federico M. Richter, MD Various forms of venous issues affect 25 million Americans. Their legs are swollen, achy and they have a heavy sensation. When our veins are working properly, they pump blood back to the heart. Valves in the veins are made to open and close in one direction. If these valves or the wall of the veins are …

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Radio-Frequency for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

Radio-Frequency for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations Effective treatment of chronic pain-causing conditions, like arthritis of the spine for instance, is undergoing rapid advancement. In the past, liberal use of anti-inflammatory steroid was the only recourse for arthritic pain. The problem with steroids? They carry short and long term disadvantages. For patients who are diabetic, steroid-use must be minimized due to …

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Can Better Technology Fight Breast Cancer? Experts say 3D Mammography can do just that.

Can Better Technology Fight Breast Cancer

By Joylin Isaacs Shirley – Guest Writer When local women gather this month at the Ninth Annual Women’s Health & Breast Cancer Awareness Open House hosted by Venice Regional Bayfront Health, many will be breast cancer survivors. Survival rates are increasing as early detection and treatment are on the rise. Today, new 3D mammography, also known as digital tomosynthesis, can detect …

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Medical Cannabis and Cancer:

Medical Cannabis and Cancer:

How one plant is easing cancer patient’s pain and emotional discomfort Cannabis has been used for over 2,000 years by many cultures all over the world. This plant has been known to heal, provide pain relief, fight disease as well as quell anxiety and depression. Thankfully, a diagnosis of cancer is one of the conditions that automatically qualifies a patient …

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The Journey to Plan for Care with CarePatrol

The Journey to Plan for Care with CarePatrol

Wendy Rickenbach-Barclay, Owner-Certified Senior Advisor In 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared November to be “National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month”. So much has changed during that time. Memory Care communities have been replacing many Skilled Nursing home settings. Assisted Living communities began to increase, and many of those now include a specialized “Memory Care” environment within their community. Today over 5.4 Million people …

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