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Health Care Center, Doctor or ER? “Three Cs” to Consider: Condition, Convenience & Cost

While your primary care physician should always be informed about any medical conditions or treatments, when an unexpected ailment arises, other affordable options may end up saving you time and money. Condition, convenience and cost should be considered when choosing where to go and for which treatments.

By Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare of South Florida If you start having chest pains or receive a head injury, you probably realize you should go to the emergency room (ER) right away. But for medical issues that are urgent but not an emergency – such as a sinus infection or an ankle injury – many people aren’t sure …

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Your Diet Plays a Huge Role in Your Heart Health

Your Diet Plays a Huge Role in Your Heart Health

Most of us are aware of healthy diet options.  We’re told to eat fresh vegetables and fruits, fish, poultry, nuts and healthy oils like olive oil. In addition to eating those healthy foods, a better understanding of a key offender that can wreak havoc on our cardiovascular systems might surprise you.  This little guilty pleasure is called—SUGAR. Why is sugar so …

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Health Care Center, Doctor or ER?

Health Care Center, Doctor or ER

”Three Cs” to Consider: Condition, Convenience & Cost By Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare of South Florida If you start having chest pains or receive a head injury, you probably real ize you should go to the emergency room (ER) right away. But for medical issues that are urgent but not an emergency – such as a sinus infection …

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GENETIC TEST HELPS DETERMINE RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER

GENETIC TEST

By Eric M. Folkens, M.D., Family Medicine Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics Breast cancer is the number one cancer diagnosis among women in the United States and is second only to lung cancer in regards to cancer deaths.  One in eight women, or 12.7%, will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Last year, an estimated 232,000 people were …

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Cancer’s Early Detection Saves Lives

Cancer’s Early Detection Saves Lives

A cancer diagnosis changes everything; it is, perhaps, the most feared diagnosis a doctor can make Any patient in that situation wants to be assured they have access to the most advanced treatments, delivered by a physician who is both experienced and compassionate. And it helps tremendously if treatment can be administered in a community setting, close to home, so …

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Your Happiness – What is the Cost?

Happiness Featured

Have you ever taken a moment to observe a child playing? With an empty box, or a metal pot, or some water and dirt they can create an adventure. They are naturally joyous. As we grow up, the cost of our happiness increases. We may route our happiness through earning an education, having a family, developing social relationships, or even …

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WILL AND TRUST BEQUESTS, BANKRUPTCY AND JUDGMENT CREDITORS

WILL AND TRUST BEQUESTS, BANKRUPTCY AND JUDGMENT CREDITORS

By James W. Mallonee In today’s economic environment, the need to protect your current assets as well as future assets (e.g. inheritance) is becoming more critical than ever.  This article discusses those situations where a family patriarch who is financially stable has children who are under financial distress, insolvent or in bankruptcy and lose their parents’ bequests because the parent’s …

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Knee Pain Does Not Mean You Need Knee Replacement Surgery

By Physicians Rehabilitation – A person with knee pain knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life. Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost everything we do that requires mobility, including those things most of us have usually taken for granted. For …

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Assisted Living – All the comforts…and then some.

Assisted Living - All the comforts...and then some.

At HarborChase, we know that residents who can no longer live independently still want to feel independent. As a result, our residences offer the warm feel of a cozy bed and breakfast inn, but with important additions: rooms are thoughtfully customized for safety and special needs and expert care is always on call. But as good as it is to …

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Limb Swelling: Medicare Approved Treatment Options

Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Pneumatic compression devices are one of the most highly recommended treatments for limb swelling and are a Medicare approved treatment option. Dating back to the 1960’s pneumatic compression pumps have been used for the treatment of limb swelling due to acute and chronic conditions. In most cases compression pumps are used for swelling associated with lymphedema …

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