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Long-Term Care for Medicaid Planning

Long-Term Care for Medicaid Planning

Did you know that one of the biggest risks to your future estate plan in Florida is long term medical care costs? By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. This is also the planning concern that is most often missed or ignored by planners. There are only a few ways to plan for these costs and one way that can be effective …

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Tried it All? How to Finally Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

Tried it All? How to Finally Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

Understanding hair growth explains a lot about how difficult it is to get rid of unwanted hair efficiently. The hair follicle, which is implanted in the dermis, has papillae that contains tiny blood vessels. The base of the papillae is the bulb, which divides every one to three days. Two sheaths protect and nourish the hair. There are three stages of …

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Ligament Laxity, the Missing Diagnosis in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Vaginal Pain

By Debra K. Brinker, RN It is estimated that approximately 24% of women suffer from at least one symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction. (1) Pelvic floor dysfunction involves spasm or discoordination of the pelvic floor musculature, which commonly manifests with the associated symptoms, including pelvic and vaginal pain, and a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. (See figure 1.)   As these …

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Man Up: Prevent the Top 7 Threats to Your Health

John Canterbury, M.D. The list of the biggest health threats for men is surprisingly short — and prevention pays off. Consider this top seven list of men’s health threats, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations to reflect men’s health risks in the United States. Then get serious about reducing …

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Traveling Abroad?

Traveling Abroad

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Possibly you are taking a summer vacation or maybe you’re retiring and plan to travel.  Congratulations! Many travelers believe their domestic insurance plan will be enough when they travel abroad but that might not be the case. Without the right plan, you may not be covered for an illness or injury.  …

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Medicaid Myths – Part II

Medicaid Myths - Part II

By Ira Stewart Wiesner Last month we began identifying the first five of the top ten myths surrounding Medicaid eligibility. This month we conclude that examination. Myth #6: I can make annual tax-free gifts to bring my assets within Medicaid limits. No. The IRS permits tax-free gifts of up to $15,000 annually, but that is irrelevant for Medicaid. Under Medicaid’s …

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Pain Management What Are Your Options?

Pain Management What Are Your Options?

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center Avoiding surgery is usually at the forefront of most people’s minds when dealing with chronic pain.  Over 100 million Americans and 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from various types of chronic pain disorders ranging from fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, back, hip, and neck pain just to name a few. Whether trauma or degenerative …

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NEW HORIZONS IN VARICOSE VEIN THERAPY

NEW HORIZONS IN VARICOSE VEIN THERAPY

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine OVERALL, VEIN THERAPY IN GENERAL AND VARICOSE AND SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS SPECIFICALLY, HAVE UNDERGONE DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE LAST DECADE.  THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING FIELD OF PHLEBOLOGY (THE TREATMENT OF VEINS) NOW HAS ITS OWN BOARD CERTIFICATION BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF …

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Paradise Found: Why French Polynesia is Countless Bucket Lists

: Why French Polynesia is Countless Bucket Lists

Karen Berger, a Travel Specialist with Preferred Travel of Naples recently experienced the tranquil beauty and relaxing atmosphere of French Polynesia on a seven day Paul Gauguin cruise (PG Cruises). This area is well known for its picturesque overwater bungalows. However, aboard the ship, you will experience an overwater bungalow in its own right, as you lavishly float along the water. …

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Bladder Cancer – What You Need To Know

Bladder Cancer - What You Need To Know

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. Bladder cancer is extremely common.  In fact, it is the 5th most prevalent cancer, and it’s unfortunately on the rise.  There are several risk factors associated with bladder cancer, although anyone can be affected by its devastating diagnosis. Bladder Cancer Risk Factors • History of smoking (smoking causes 4-7 time increase in the risk) • Obesity • …

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