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Safety at Home and Work

Safety at Home and Work

Richard Parfitt, Director of Public Safety – Who has not heard the adages ‘watch where you step’, ‘don’t talk to strangers’ and ‘don’t run with scissors’. Though sometimes funny, they have been passed down for generations to keep us and our children safe, but sometimes we forget or ignore these common sense warnings and others like them. In a similar …

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Turning Back The Hands Of Time

Turning Back The Hands Of Time

By Yollo Wellness – Today we are well aware that the key to a long and healthy life is good nutrition and an active lifestyle. The majority of people have been active throughout their lives, so they are not newcomers to the gym, the golf course, or physical activity. It’s natural that people would want to continue to be active …

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Limb Swelling: A Search for New Treatments

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Finding an effective treatment of leg edema is a challenge many physicians face. Chronic leg swelling that builds up overtime, is often indicative of a serious disorder, and may become disabling if left untreated. There are two types of leg edema venous insufficiency and lymphedema. Unfortunately, Lymphedema is under-recognized in most instances. For years lymphedema has …

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PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT-2013

PATIENT PROTECTION

By Frank D. DeMarco – For us to understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act we must understand the history of healthcare in our nation. The first set of Codified Laws in Society and the manner that society functions can be found as early as 62 BC with the Code of Hammurabi. The Code was inscribed on a large …

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A Closer Look at the Advantages of a Deferred Fixed Annuity

By George T. Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance – Individuals throughout the nation have billions of dollars invested in deferred annuities. And while these contracts offer countless advantages, including a guaranteed stream of income after retirement, most people simply aren’t aware of the many benefits deferred annuities have to offer. 1. Keeping it safe – Unlike a bank CD, deferred …

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Where’s the Nearest Restroom?

Where's the Nearest Restroom

By Theresa Jenkins, ARNP – Urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OAB) are among the top 10 chronic conditions effecting American women today. For millions, incontinence is not just a medical problem. It is a problem that also affects emotional, psychological and social well-being. Many people are afraid to participate in normal daily activities that might take them too far …

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Ready for Summer? Ready for the Doctor?

Ready for Summer

By Eric M. Folkens, M.D., Family Medicine,  Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics – The countdown is on, and parents and kids alike are feeling the pressure to get ready for school – there are school supplies to be bought, first- day outfits to be chosen, and anxieties to be calmed. But that’s not the end of the list. A …

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Don’t let the Stock Market stress you out!

Don’t let the Stock Market stress you out

By J. Russell Williamson – In March of 2013, Joseph Engelberg and Christopher A. Parsons published a paper that linked worrying about the Stock Market and increased risk of hospital admissions. This study was done over a 30 year period. They found that if the stock market fell by at least 1.5% on a given day, there was an average …

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New Trend in Assisted Living for Dementia

New Trend in Assisted Living for Dementia

As we age, our mental health is more important than ever. Dementia and Depression are key concerns with an aging population. The continued independence of our elders can be greatly enhanced with knowledge and foresight. Dementia actually describes a group of symptoms that affect one’s mental and social abilities to the point that they interfere with everyday life. Symptoms of …

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Frantz EyeCare Now Offers Testing for Ocular Allergies

Frantz EyeCare

Sixty million Americans have allergies and 24 million have ocular allergies. It is the fifth leading chronic disease in the US and $1.3 billion per year is spent on allergy-related physician visits. “Many patients with ocular allergies may not even be aware that allergies are causing their symptoms,” said Dr. Jonathan Frantz, medical director of Frantz EyeCare. “When they come …

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