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Does Your Life Insurance Policy Measure Up?

Does Your Life Insurance Policy Measure Up?

What You Should Know Did you know that your life insurance plan might not be portable? What does that actually mean? Well, if your employer provides a group life insurance plan, those typically are written to move with you through your transitions. For example, if you make a career move, …

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Local Attorney Patrick L. Smith Offers Flat Fee Estate Planning Services

Local Attorney Patrick L. Smith Offers Flat Fee Estate Planning Services

Estate planning does not need to be an expensive or time-consuming process, according to Attorney Patrick L. Smith. Whereas many attorneys bill their clients by the hour to handle their planning, Attorney Smith offers a complimentary consultation and has instituted a flat-fee system for his services.  For example, a basic …

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November is Healthy Skin Month

November is Healthy Skin Month

November is here! The American Academy of Dermatology has declared November as National Healthy Skin Month to raise awareness about the importance of keeping skin healthy all year-round. The AAD encourages patients to schedule checkups with their dermatologist and to review their skincare routines. Because your skin is your body’s …

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A Fitting Snack for Holiday Festivities

A Fitting Snack for Holiday Festivities

The to-do list for holiday hosts seems to be a never-ending one, starting with planning, guest lists and preparation then ending with goodbyes and cleanup. The hours of work that go into a festive get-together are almost always worth it in the end, and family members surely appreciate the hospitality – …

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A Groundbreaking Device is Proving to be the Next Generation of Neuro Biological Stimulation For Healing and Function

A Groundbreaking Device is Proving to be the Next Generation of Neuro Biological Stimulation For Healing and Function

Competitive Edge Performance is a physical therapist owned practice that was founded on the desire to provide a better patient experience than the standard of care set by traditional clinics. They take a personal interest in their clients’ health and in them as individuals who have sought their expertise for …

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The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church A pastor went to visit a widow. She greeted him with a warm smile. She invited the pastor in and offered him a cup of coffee. As they sat at the kitchen table in her modest home and talked the …

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Home Health Care Month: Stay in Your Home, But Get the Care You Need

Nearly 24 Million Americans have COPD. Most of them are over the age of 40 and have a history of smoking, or being subjected to respiratory irritants such as chemicals and pollutants. COPD is a disease that is encompassed by chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma, causing shortness of breath, productive …

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Harmful UV Rays Can Cause Cancers To Form In The Eyes

Harmful UV Rays Can Cause Cancers To Form In The Eyes

It’s a rare diagnosis, but if your eyes are constantly exposed to UV radiation, your chances of getting a melanoma in the eye are greatly increased. Ocular melanoma tumor cases are uncommon, but about 2,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Living in Florida, we need to be especially conscientious about …

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Ghost, Goblins, and Sugar – Oh My!

Ghost, Goblins, and Sugar - Oh My!

With Halloween approaching, you’re kiddos, grandchildren and let’s be honest, parents too, are about to go hog-wild on some sugary treats this month. If you’re not careful about brushing all of that sticky sugar off, you might end up looking like a Jack O’ Lantern. Probably not, but you will be …

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Flu Fact or Fiction?

Flu Fact or Fiction?

By Xinmeng Zhao, DO Specializing in Internal Medicine Every flu season as many as 20 percent of Americans get sick with a virus that causes seriously uncomfortable, even lethal complications. Getting vaccinated is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from a totally avoidable illness. While we don’t …

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Foot & Ankle Pain: Ignoring Your Symptoms Could Cause More Damage

Foot & Ankle Pain

More than 75% of people in the United States will experience foot disorders. A large percentage of these individuals are in the aging population, but other factors can contribute to foot pain, like standing on your feet for extended periods of time, ill-fitting shoes, hereditary and genetic disorders, excessive exercise, …

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The Potential of Omega-3 Plus Melatonin in Breast Cancer Therapy

The Potential of Omega-3 Plus Melatonin in Breast Cancer Therapy

By Bo Martinsen, MD October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time to reflect on these statistics, provided by the American Cancer Society: . Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. . More than 260,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be …

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Wellness from the Inside Out vs. Outside In

Wellness from the Inside Out vs. Outside In

By Dr. Paul Bruce A wellness approach to health is focusing on the underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption within the body and making interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize the conditions for normal function. The main difference between wellness care and standard conventional medical care is that wellness …

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

By Digestive Health Associates Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name given to several chronic conditions that involves inflammation in all or some parts of your small and large intestines. The intestinal walls become inflamed, red, swollen and ulcers (sores) may develop. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s …

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Contemplating Cannabis

Contemplating Cannabis

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Less than a year ago, I quit my anesthesia job and started Better Health (now Dr. Bob’s) Compassion Clinic. I have become more convinced than ever before that this phenomena of medical cannabis is helping many, many, Floridians and is only going to get bigger. The …

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National Physical Therapy Month

Physical therapy is the leading way to relieve pain and discomfort at its core for many individuals. Therapeutic manual stretching and exercising provide real results in controlling pain for countless patients. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) also launched new guidelines recently, recommending the use of physical therapy …

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