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Four Stress-Busters For Home Sellers

Four Stress-Busters For Home Sellers

By Dawn Trigg Broker Associate, REALTOR® Selling your home is an exciting endeavor and an important milestone in your life—not to mention potentially lucrative! However, it can also be stressful and nerve-wracking. Worrying over the sale of your home is natural and expected, but it doesn’t have to get out of …

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2D vs. 3D Mammography What’s the Difference?

2D vs. 3D Mammography What’s the Difference?

Standard 2D mammography and, years later, 2D digital mammography, were technological breakthroughs in the effort to diagnose breast cancer early, when it is most easily treated. The latest advance in digital mammography screening is 3D mammography™ exams, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis. The differences between 2D and 3D mammography™ …

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Making Sense of Ineffective Treatment(s) of the Thyroid Gland

Making Sense of Ineffective Treatment(s) of the Thyroid Gland

By Dr. Michael John Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR./CHEV. The most prescribed medication in the USA today is Thyroid medication. It far super-cedes statin (cholesterol lowering) drugs and psycho-trophic (mind altering) drugs by a large margin. The interconnections between thyroid disease and food and nutrients, immune dysregulation, chronic …

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How Diabetes Directly Affects Your Heart

How Diabetes Directly Affects Your Heart

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD Since November is American Diabetes Month, there’s no better time like the present to address the widespread epidemic affecting our country. Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans and is the 7th leading cause of death. What’s even more staggering is that folks with diabetes are 2 to …

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Having trouble Paying For Medical Equipment or Services?

Having trouble Paying For Medical Equipment or Services?

Find out how HECM has Helped Many In Similar Situations By Mark E. Ary, MBA – Senior Licensed Loan Originator A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Loan is a reverse mortgage program that enables you to withdraw a percentage of your home’s equity. If you’re a senior and you have …

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Trigeminal Neuralgia A Complex Name for Complex Facial Pain

Trigeminal Neuralgia A Complex Name for Complex Facial Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a potentially serious neurological disorder involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve that serve the face. TN is most often caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve by an encroaching facial vein or artery, but sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Whatever the cause, …

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Five Tips to Help Florida Residents Prepare for Open Enrollment and Save on Health Care Costs

Five Tips to Help Florida Residents Prepare for Open Enrollment and Save on Health Care Costs

Between October 15 and December 15, 2017 more than 235 million people will select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment. Now is the time to prepare for this important decision. While more than 70 percent of Americans say they are prepared for open enrollment, most people struggle …

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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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Medical Marijuana, What is Legal, What Isn’t, and Who is Eligible?

Medical Marijuana, What is Legal, What Isn’t, and Who is Eligible?

With the ever-changing regulations, laws, and curious citizens, there are basic informative rules of purchasing and consuming medical marijuana that all Florida residents should know.  But first, the definition of what “medical marijuana” actually is will be helpful information to differentiate street drugs from those that are deemed for medicinal purposes. …

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Shoulder Joint Replacement Groundbreaking Procedures from The Advanced Orthopedic Institute

Shoulder Joint Replacement Groundbreaking Procedures from The Advanced Orthopedic Institute

Living in Florida provides abundant fair weather for all residents throughout the entire year.  By way of good weather, adults are staying much more active as they age.  In our sunshine state, older individuals are golfing, playing tennis, pickleball, kayaking, swimming and the list goes on and on; but with all …

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Clear Facts About Cataracts

Clear Facts About Cataracts

Acataract is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined. Today, cataracts affect more than 22 …

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Diabetes is more complicated than you think…

Diabetes is more complicated than you think…

By Axel Martinez, MD, Family Practice I wish you a Happy Diabetes Awareness Month.  Yet, it is not something that anyone is happy about.  Diabetes is a scary word, especially if one is the recipient of the diagnosis.  It’s usually a forever deal and it takes a long time to …

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Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone

Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone

Obesity, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes, now appears to be associated with another health problem, but one that affects men only — low testosterone levels. In a study conducted by the University at Buffalo endocrinologists, researchers discovered that about 40% of obese participants had lower-than-normal testosterone levels. The …

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5 Potential Health Crises Home Inspections Prevent

5 Potential Health Crises Home Inspections Prevent

A home inspection is one of the most important steps in the home buying process, but some real estate agents might encourage their customers to skip it to cut closing costs. A good REALTOR®–one who has your best interest in mind—will never advise bypassing a home inspection. Why? Because we don’t …

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Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Have you tried treatment for overactive bladder and still suffer from any of the symptoms below? – Urgency to get to the restroom in time – Increased frequency of urination – Getting up at night 2 or more times to urinate – Wearing adult protective undergarments or pads – Inability …

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Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer’s progresses, a person’s abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes. How dementia affects safety? With creativity and flexibility, you can …

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