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Why You Should Never IGNORE Symptoms of PAD

By Russell Becker, DO, Vascular Surgeon Individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have blood flow disruptions usually in the feet and legs, but it can also occur in the brain, arms, and heart. When the blood vessels are narrowed or damaged, the blood flow becomes obstructed, and other complications can coincide. PAD can lead to severe medical conditions. Currently, 8.5 …

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What’s the Difference Between Integrated Pain Management and Interventional Pain Management?

What’s the Difference Between Integrated Pain Management and Interventional Pain Management?

Both integrated pain management and interventional pain management are treatment styles designed to help people relieve chronic and acute pain and discomfort. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain – nearly four times the number of people who have diabetes and more than five times the number of people who suffer …

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Can CBD Oil Help with Parkinson’s Disease?

Can CBD Oil Help with Parkinson’s Disease?Can CBD Oil Help with Parkinson’s Disease?

There are countless ongoing peer-reviewed studies on the medical outcomes of utilizing Cannabis as a drug therapy in patients that have neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease (PD). CBD oil is also a viable alternative for many patients wanting the healing properties of cannabis and its potent, calming, antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects without the strict regulations of medical marijuana. Parkinson’s disease is …

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K-9 Observations for Extinguishing Estate Planning Hot Spots

K-9 Observations for Extinguishing Estate Planning Hot Spots

By Blake W. Kirkpatrick A few years ago, in this same publication, this author wrote on the concept of lifetime gifts to family members (that often go unreported) and issues one might want to consider before making gifts in the future.1 Our dog was the inspiration behind that article and is again today. Fast forward to today and the dog …

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Health Insurance Options Are Still Available Outside of Open Enrollment!

Health Insurance Options Are Still Available Outside of Open Enrollment!

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare & Obama Care enrollments are still possible if you have a special election period. If you are losing your current plan due to employment, you moved out of the plans service area and other special enrollments are available. For individuals and families there are plans available that are a lot …

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Are Your Chronic Symptoms A Sign That You Have Food Sensitivities?

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Have you been suffering with chronic symptoms that aren’t life threatening, but are annoying and affect the quality of your life? Symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or skin issues? The immune system is the body’s way of telling you that you may be intolerant or sensitive to certain foods. Why …

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The TRUTH About Heartworms and Your Pets

The TRUTH About Heartworms and Your Pets

Mosquitos are the only source of transmittable carriers with the ability to spread heartworm disease. However, infected mosquitos are rampant and now are in every state throughout our country. Florida, of course, has a very high rate of the mosquito population. Year round, we have an influx of mosquitos. How are mosquitos infected? Unfortunately, many coyotes, wolves, foxes and other wildlife …

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Tips to Avoid Pickleball Injuries

Tips to Avoid Pickleball Injuries

When we think of popular sports, the word “pickleball” doesn’t often come to mind. Thanks to its explosive growth in popularity in recent years, that may soon change. More than just a funny name, pickleball has joined the ranks as a rising star in the sports world with an estimated 2.8 million players worldwide, and has earned the reputation of …

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Learn How You Can Get Rid of Joint Pain for The New Year with Regenerative Medicine

By Luga Podesta, MD Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Some of the common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, and loss of range of motion, fatigue and inadequate blood flow. Two of the main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). With Osteoarthritis, wear and tear damages the cartilage in the joints and …

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The Latest in Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

The Latest in Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine – Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are conditions that affect millions of people. Besides creating an unsightly appearance in the legs, they can also cause significant medical problems including cramping, aching and swelling of the legs, as well as night cramps, bleeding …

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