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WHY DOES PROBATE FEEL LIKE IT TAKES SO LONG?

WHY DOES PROBATE FEEL LIKE IT TAKES SO LONG?

By James W. Mallonee The answer to the above is that it does not take any longer to perform the administration of an estate by means of probate or trust administration. The length of an estate administration is generally extended because of having to settle tax issues or family feuding. Under normal circumstances the time line to complete an average estate …

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The Germiest Items in Your Home May Not be What You Expect

The Germiest Items in Your Home May Not be What You Expect

If you had to pick one household item that’s the biggest hotspot for germs, what would you choose? Is it your toothbrush holder? Nope. What about your bathroom doorknob or faucet handle? Guess again. It turns out our bathrooms are not as germy as we might expect. However, our kitchens can be thriving breeding grounds for bacteria, including the beloved …

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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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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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Transforming the Mammography Patient Experience – Introducing the SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System

Transforming the Mammography Patient Experience

Available only at Radiology Associates of Venice and Englewood With pain being the number one complaint during mammograms, this fear of pain prevents many women from making regular breast imaging appointments a priority. Not only can this have a negative impact on patient volume and satisfaction scores, but it can put women at risk of a cancer being missed,or diagnosed at …

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Let’s Get Real About the Recovery Process – Learn how Cannabis is Helping Countless Individuals

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer statistics remain high with both invasive and noninvasive diagnosis. 1.7 million women in the world are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. While we hear fewer statistics about men, they still can and do develop breast cancer, but at a much more infrequent rate. With so much in the news at this time of year about breast cancer …

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Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Regardless of age, race or family history, all women – and about 1 percent of men – have some level of risk for breast cancer. Primary risk factors include age and gender, along with a number of other factors such as obesity and alcohol use, which can be moderated through healthy lifestyle choices. Can Breast Cancer Be Inherited? Certain types …

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BRINGING PSORIASIS TO LIGHT

BRINGING PSORIASIS TO LIGHT

HOW LIGHT TREATMENTS CAN OFFER MUCH NEEDED RELIEF J. Gregory Neily, DO Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon One of the most common skin diseases that we see at our office is Psoriasis. This is not surprising as nearly 7.5 million Americans are affected, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. Chances are you or a member of your family are affected, …

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Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the Iceberg?

Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the Iceberg?

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI & Patrick A. Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI Spider veins are a common complaint in our vein practice here in Southwest Florida where we have sunny and warm shorts weather year round.  Most patients feel this is only a cosmetic concern though that is not true in every case.  In some cases spider veins …

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Can Laser Spine Surgery Fix Your Back Pain?

Can Laser Spine Surgery Fix Your Back Pain?

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon As a spine surgeon, my patients often ask me if their spine surgery can be done with a laser. There is a perception by the general population that laser technology is modern and futuristic, and therefore offers cutting edge treatment and better outcomes. However, the reality is that lasers have been around for decades …

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