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  • Rediscover Your Eyesight

    Edition: North Tampa, Published: Summer 2021

    Replacement lenses after cataract surgery bring dramatic vision improvement.

    David Hatala is 70 years old and still working full time. A “big data architect” for a national furniture chain, he remains on the job because he loves his work and finds it riveting. David Hatala “I retired for a couple of years but got bored out of my mind,” David recounts. “My wife said, You need to get back into it because if you retire, you’ll die. If you keep working, you’ll live longer. So, I took her advice and went back to work. I’ve always found what I do to be fascinating and have always loved it. I enjoy it so much that I wish I was 30 or 40 years younger.” When he was younger, David learned that he is nearsighted in one eye, farsighted i...

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  • Look Good, Feel Great & Live Happy

    Edition: Hernando County, Published: Summer 2021

    Celebrating 10 years of helping clients save their skin.

    Like many women, Janie Rushnell first noticed a few signs of aging in her face while she was in her late 30s. Staying one step ahead of that dreaded aging process soon became her passion. In time, that passion became a business. Back Row left to right: Tracy Burke, Brianna Lebkey, Unjen Sin, Janie Rushnell, Emily Zielinski, Alexis Sunderland, Alex Messier Front row left to right: Katie Schultz, Isabel Langdon, Jessica Estrada, Jamie Johnson “That’s how Skintastic was born,” Janie says of the boutique med spa celebrating its 10th year in Spring Hill. “I wanted to turn my passion into more than a hobby, but I never imagined Skintastic would become what it is tod...

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  • ‘Lucky To Be Alive’

    Edition: Hernando County, Published: Summer 2021

    Rescued crash survivor grateful for pain-relieving therapies.

    The details of “the crash” are important, but not as important as this: Andrew Biggart is alive. In his words, he’s “lucky to be alive,” and there is nothing hyperbolic about those words or the horrific events that lay at the root of them. Andrew Biggart On the afternoon of Nov. 29, 2018, Andrew was driving to his mother’s house in Hernando Beach. As he turned his car onto Shoal Line Drive, control of the accelerator and brakes was suddenly and inexplicably wrested from him. In a matter seconds, the car was hurtling down the two-lane road at more than 90 miles per hour. After striking the back of a van, the car careened into the opposite lane, where it was about to...

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  • Leg Pain? It Could Be Your Veins

    Edition: Hernando County, Published: Summer 2021

    Address venous insufficiency through minimally invasive treatments.

    Molly* dreamed of becoming a legal secretary. She prepared for her career by taking all the business law classes and general business courses offered by her high school. The preparation paid off. She got a job as a legal secretary right out of school. “I went to work for the FBI,” recounts Molly, 70. “But to get promotions within the government, you have to move around. I stayed with the FBI for two years and then worked in the General Accounting Office.” While Molly was technically a legal secretary, her job with the GAO involved statistics, which she didn’t particularly enjoy. She stuck it out in the GAO for 3½ years and then accepted a position in one of t...

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  • Inside Source

    Edition: Hernando County, Published: Summer 2021

    Retired dental office manager trusts implant pioneer to restore smile.

    Nancy Salzbach has always been fascinated with dentistry. Thirty years ago, she turned her fascination into a career as an office manager for a dental practice. Nancy reports that her teeth “look and feel so much better now.” “As office manager, I did everything from arranging schedules to filing insurance and writing up treatment estimates, everything that goes along with dental care,” Nancy discloses. “I loved the work. I loved seeing patients get excellent care and loved knowing the dentist I worked for is doing his very best for them.” Unfortunately, working in a dentist’s office doesn’t guarantee a person good teeth. Nancy is proof of that. A li...

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  • No Bones About It

    Edition: South Palm Beach County, Published: Summer 2021

    Innovative once-a-week, 15-minute workouts reverse osteoporosis.

    Lyn has gained balance and strength through OsteoStrong. If you watched television at all during the 1980s and ’90s, there’s a good chance you saw Lyn Foley. Not necessarily on a TV show or in a movie, but in a commercial. Lyn appeared in nearly 100 during a 30-year acting career. “Some of the more notable commercials I did were for Burger King, McDonald’s and Toyota,” Lyn relates. “I also did a Gain detergent commercial that ran for quite a while. “I even did a hemorrhoid commercial once. With that one, my son was living in California at the time and he called me up one day and said, Mom, a friend of mine in San Francisco just called and told me he saw you in a ...

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  • Evolution Of A Smile

    Edition: South Palm Beach County, Published: Summer 2021

    Compassionate dentist succeeds in erasing effects of genetic deformity.

    Joshua and Annie Bundy The shimmering dance of green and purple light that is the aurora borealis is a phenomenon relatively few people see even once in their lifetimes. For Annie Bundy and her family, that magical light show is visible most every night. Since graduating from college 12 years ago, Annie, 33, has lived in six states. She’s currently living in Alaska, where an opportunity to view the mesmerizing northern lights is just one of a long string of benefits. “The winters are obviously quite long, and those days when you only get three or four hours of sunlight can be tough,” Annie reports. “But the culture and the sense of community are reall...

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  • Face The Facts About Aging

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, Published: Summer 2021

    Radiofrequency microneedling treatment remodels skin on deeper levels.

    Cigdem Gali Fourteen years ago, Nadine Johnson switched careers and became a stay-at-home mom to her two young sons. “I wasn’t able to spend as much time as I wanted with them when I was working,” relates Nadine, 45. “My most important job is to take care of them and raise them correctly, so I stayed at home.” Today, the boys are ages 15 and 14, but they still demand a great deal of Nadine’s time and attention. Recently, something else caught Nadine’s attention. She noticed changes associated with aging that left her unhappy with her appearance. “My lower face was starting to hang a little,” Nadine describes. “There was some jowling and overall sagging, a...

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  • Personalized Vision

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, Published: Summer 2021

    Lens implants provide clear, glasses-free vision after cataract surgery.

    Bill likes being a fixer and makes furniture in his spare time. Bill Terry’s family owned Ralph’s Electric in Yonkers, New York, for more than 50 years. The family also constructed homes in the Westchester County area. Bill, now 70, was introduced to the family business at a young age. “I vividly remember sweeping out some of the new houses my uncle built in 1959, when I was 9 years old,” Bill recounts. “I thought my father and uncles were the smartest people in the world. I always wanted to be involved in the business.” When Bill’s time finally came and he became a licensed electrician, he gravitated toward the repair side of the profession rather tha...

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  • Pain In The Neck

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, Published: Summer 2021

    Evidence-based rehab machine alleviates aggravating pain.

    MCU treatment alleviated Ann Marie’s neck pain If you had a choice between spending your weekends working an Italian ice truck at a nearby flea market or cruising the Treasure Coast in a 31-foot Sundancer and stopping for lunch, dinner or drinks at marinas along the way, which would you opt for? After two years of trying the former, Anne Marie Rose and her husband eventually chose the latter. They’re glad they did. “The Italian ice thing was something my husband and I really wanted to do, and we put a lot of time and effort into it,” Anne Marie explains. “But we got to a point after two years where we felt like nomads and just didn’t want to do it anymore. “It was mos...

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