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New and Proven Oticon Opn. TM

New and Proven Oticon Opn

The first hearing device that revolves around you. By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. It’s not often that a major change comes along in hearing aid technology. Hearing aid manufacturers periodically introduce new products and the new product is always better; however, the improvements are usually only incremental in nature. It is rare when technology improvements with hearing instruments can be …

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Are You Uncertain if Exercise is Right for You Due to a Health Condition?

Are You Uncertain if Exercise is Right for You Due to a Health Condition

We all know how important exercise is for our overall health, but are you confused about the amount of physical exertion you should be doing due to your health issues? Of course, it’s imperative to speak to your healthcare provider when adding any new exercise routine to your repertoire. However, there is significant evidence that shows water therapy is ideal …

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TRUSTS AND BENEFICIARY POWERS

TRUSTS AND BENEFICIARY POWERS

By James W. Mallonee I often get asked by a Grantor of a trust how secure is the information and assets that are titled in the name of their trust from his or her named beneficiaries. The response most often given is that it depends on the current status of the trust. There are two statuses of a trust, revocable …

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Exciting News!

Exciting News!

Medical adhesive vein closure, VenaSeal™ will be covered by insurance starting in 2018. See our team of providers at Vein Specialists to get your legs feeling and looking better today. What is VenaSeal™? VenaSeal™ is the latest minimally invasive procedure proven to safely and effectively treat venous reflux disease. At Vein Specialists, we are dedicated to improving our patients’ health. …

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Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

Located behind the stomach, the pancreas is a glandular organ about six inches long that has two major functions: to produce enzymes (digestive juices) that help in the digestion process and to produce hormones, such as insulin, that help control blood sugar levels. The pancreas has an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel. Pancreatic cancer occurs …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic arthritis, including moderate and severe forms.  It is estimated by …

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Lung Cancer and the Importance of Early Detection

Lung Cancer and the Importance of Early Detection

CT Lung Screenings The second leading cancer in both men and women is LUNG CANCER. According to the American Cancer Society’s Statistics, this year there will be 224,390 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed and 158,080 deaths from lung cancer. Despite these grim statistics, nearly 430,000 people today, have at some point in their lives been diagnosed with lung cancer, …

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5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. Below are alternative …

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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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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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