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Health Insurance – Medicare 2019 Annual Election Period & Individual/Family Open Enrollment is Coming Soon!

5 Warning Signs of a Hidden Heart Attack

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Individual/Family Health Insurance Open enrollment will start November 1, 2018, to December 15, 2018 for January 1st 2019 effective. This deadline pertains to fully insured plans that meet the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Obama Care Guidelines. * Very important for people that have pre-existing conditions and or would qualify for government subsidies. …

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Are Facials That Complicated?

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. Why does it seem like everyone is getting a facial?  Facials are nothing more than some form of mechanical manipulation of the facial skin to improve its appearance.  The human desire to apply such methods to maintain and improve beauty were even used by the ancient Egyptians as far back as thousands of years ago.  …

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Debunking the Myth of Cankles

The issue of cankles (where the calf and ankle appear to have merged as one) was discussed several years ago on the daytime MD entertainment talk show “Dr. OZ” and confusion still exists as to the relationship of this condition to venous insufficiency. Unfortunately, venous insufficiency was not included in the possible causes of cankles and this distressed me.

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI CALF + ANKLE= CANKLE….when the calf and the ankle appear as one. I have seen many patients with similar appearing calves and ankles which have been self described as their Grandma’s ankles or stovepipe legs. As I caught the last segment of the show, I found it odd that Dr. Oz was missing …

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Steps to Take If the IRS Contacts You

Steps to Take If the IRS Contacts You

By Kevin Carmichael One of the least pleasant items of mail taxpayers receive is a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), indicating that taxes, penalties and interest may be due on a return which has or has not been filed. As unpleasant as the notice may be, and while the notice should be taken seriously, taxpayers should not panic upon …

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Not All Knee Replacement Surgeries Are Equal

Not All Knee Replacement Surgeries Are Equal

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Find out how you can get a customized implant for your best outcome When arthritis or injury causes knee pain that is uncontrolled by medication, injections, or physical therapy, knee replacement is the most logical means to restore your knee function and to provide you with substantial pain relief. Many people don’t …

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Back to School & Oral Health: A Window to Your Overall Health

Back to School & Oral Health

Ricardo S. Bocanegra, D.D.S. Your oral health is more important than you may realize. Get the facts about how the health of your mouth, teeth and gums may affect your general health. Did you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health? Or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Understand …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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Q&A Women’s Health

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist – Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well …

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Painful, Swollen Legs When You Travel? Time for a Vein Evaluation

Painful, Swollen Legs When You Travel? Time for a Vein Evaluation

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI Modern air travel can be challenging for any number of reasons – long lines, cramped seats, and poor customer service to name a few. At Vein Specialists, many of our patients have a hard time with air travel for other reasons. They have a hard time sitting for prolonged periods and develop leg swelling and …

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You Don’t Need to Leave the Country to Experience a Unique World: Visit the Americana of IL, MO, KS, OK, TX, NM, AZ, and CA on Route 66

You Don’t Need to Leave the Country to Experience a Unique World

Connie Moody, CTA, DS is a travel and cruise specialist, but when it comes to notable trips, she’s quick to talk about the iconic and historic Route 66. Connie made the eight state journey by motor coach, which she split into two different trips. Although many people enjoy taking the voyage straight through, Connie felt that she would benefit from spending …

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