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High Net Worth Estate Planning in Florida [and the Future of A-B Trusts]

High Net Worth Estate Planning in Florida [and the Future of A-B Trusts]

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Affluent estates often require special planning goals like long-term preservation of family heirloom assets, deterrence of squandering, and – of course – reduction of estate-tax liability. Under current (2019) rules, only estates valued at $11.4 million or more qualify for federal estate taxes. But for those that qualify, the rates go as high as 40%. …

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2019 Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently published Clinical Cancer Advances 2019: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer. The report highlights the most important clinical research advances over the past year and makes recommendations for areas of focused research in the future. Advances Continue in Immunotherapy Research As you might expect, immunotherapy continues to be a leading area …

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Your Secondary Heart – The Key To Healthy Aging

Your Secondary Heart - The Key To Healthy Aging

Maintaining proper circulation can prevent what we often see as normal signs of aging, including memory loss, dizziness, and chronic fatigue. By Dr. Ken McLeod, Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton Most people are well aware of the health complications associated with high blood pressure. As we enter middle-age, our blood pressure tends to rise, and …

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Have You Gone Through Menopause?

Have You Gone Through Menopause?

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG 1 in 3 women suffer from incontinence usually due to childbirth, strenuous exercise or menopause.  If you suffer from incontinence you are not alone.  Many women are reluctant to take medications and are not ready to take the step to surgery.  However, the embarrassment of leaks and the expense of incontinence products has a significant …

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Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know About MRI and Proper Diagnosis

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know About MRI and Proper Diagnosis

Prostate cancer is the third leading cancer among males. It is often a silent killer, as it rarely shows signs or symptoms until it has developed maturely and even metastasized into other areas of the body.1 This year alone, it will take over 31,620 men’s lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Prostate cancer can be diagnosed and …

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Stem Cells: Healing Your Own Body

Stem Cells: Healing Your Own Body

By Physicians Rehabilitation Stimulate your body’s own stem cells to proliferate and target damaged cells in your body to repair or replace them. Stem cells are the “gold standard” in regenerative medicine. Today, physicians are using stem cell therapies in the treatment of many diseases/disorders and traumas. The use of stem cells may help deter a knee replacement or surgical …

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Aquatic Rashes

Aquatic Rashes

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MD As Floridians, we spend a lot of time in the water for work and fun. There are numerous different rashes that can occur from both marine and freshwater exposure. I wanted to run down some of the more common rashes I’ve seen associated with water exposure. The good news, these are all self-limited with simple …

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Pain Management and CBD Water

Pain Management and CBD Water

Neuropathic pain is a worldwide epidemic that occurs in 3 to 8% of individuals in industrialized countries and is often refractory to existing treatments. The high rate of addiction and overdose has pushed those treating chronic pain to look for alternatives. In July 2017, a 400-page report by the National Academy of Science presented plans to reduce the addiction crisis, …

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Losing Weight, Getting Healthy & Feeling Good!

Losing Weight, Getting Healthy & Feeling Good!

We’re three months into the new year! Have you given up on your New Year’s resolutions? If not, way to go—don’t stop because the reward of the healthy body far outweighs almost anything else. When we’re healthy, we’re happier and we can get more accomplished. If you are like the majority of individuals, this time of year is when we have …

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The Advancements of Diagnosing & Treating Depression Have Improved Greatly Over the Past 9 Years

The Advancements of Diagnosing & Treating Depression Have Improved Greatly Over the Past 9 Years

By Robert W. Pollack, M.D. CEO Accurately diagnosing the illness of depression and seeking out the appropriate course of treatment is critical. The journey to care for 6.7% of the population that suffers from depression began many years ago with poltices, chants, and home remedies. It wasn’t until 1958 that science and medicine took a giant step forward. During the years …

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