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WHY MAKE A LAST WILL? [AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T]

WHY MAKE A LAST WILL

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Nobody likes to think about their own mortality. And there’s never a “convenient time” to discuss making a last will with your lawyer. But what you need to remember is that you don’t write a will for yourself.  You write it for your loved ones – both to make sure they’re provided for and to …

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Adventure & Relaxation Await: Taking in the Majestic Sites and Sounds from Dublin to Oslo, Aboard the Oceania Nautica

Adventure & Relaxation Await: Taking in the Majestic Sites and Sounds from Dublin to Oslo, Aboard the Oceania Nautica

Wendy Taylor, CTC, STE, Leisure Division Leader with Preferred Travel of Naples, recently took a 20-day cruise from Dublin, Ireland to Oslo, Norway. She landed in Dublin from Miami and was able to spend two incredible nights at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in the heart of Irish city. This downtown location has breathtaking architecture, great walking, Irish pubs, galleries, and International clientele. …

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Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the Iceberg?

Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the Iceberg?

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI & Patrick A. Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI Spider veins are a common complaint in our vein practice here in Southwest Florida where we have sunny and warm shorts weather year round.  Most patients feel this is only a cosmetic concern though that is not true in every case.  In some cases spider veins …

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Red Tide and Your Respiratory Health

Red Tide and Your Respiratory Health

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but unfortunately, this year many of them ended up on the beaches due to red tides toxic effects. Karenia Brevis, also known, as K. Brevis is a natural algae bloom. It is also indicative of blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate. In order to make the algae bloom and migrate, many components are …

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Helping Cancer Therapy Succeed with Proper Oral Care

Helping Cancer Therapy Succeed with Proper Oral Care

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS – As a patient of ours prepares for radiation or chemotherapy, we shoulder a serious responsibility. We understand the urgency for treatment, and how important it is to focus on resolving dental conditions that could compromise overall health down the road. Cancer therapy is an extreme endeavor to defuse an extreme disease. Your system, …

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Circumnavigating the World and Reviving Your Heart’s Desires

Circumnavigating the World and Reviving Your Heart’s Desires

Luxury Travel Consultant, Shelly Krygier was planning to take her husband on a very special Birthday trip to Africa for his 60th. Meanwhile, Shelly and her Aunt Marion found an opportunity to travel together on a cruise from Singapore to Cape Town. Shelly was able to combine both trips into one 44-day around the world adventure. “Asia was on my …

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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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