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Treating Chronic Foot and Toe Pain with Regenerative Therapy

Treating Chronic Foot

By Debra K. Brinker, RN Chronic foot and toe pain affect an incredibly large part of our population. We spend hours on our feet daily while working, playing sports, shopping, and also while trying to reach that goal of 10,000 steps a day. Each of those steps generates a force on the foot. During an average day, the feet support …

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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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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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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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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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