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Prevention Trumps Prescriptions

     Imagine a new drug that reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol as much as statins do while more than doubling the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, all without the muscle pain associated with statins.  Eli Lilly had high hopes for this new drug, called evacetrapib, but the drug was pulled from clinical trials last October after patients continued to suffer...

The Power of Tax-deferred Investing

As a result of the loss of corporate pensions and concerns about the long-term viability of Social Security, most Americans anticipate having to be personally responsible for funding their retirement to a degree that would have been unimaginable just a few generations ago. So the sooner you can start saving and investing, the better your chances for a secure...

Cape Kid Mason Ricker

Submitted by proud parent Michael Ricker Mason has played Goalie in CCSA REC soccer for several years.  Over the last 4 years his teams won the Championship  twice and were runners up twice. Since it’s REC soccer, the teams change every season.  He's very modest and does not brag however the coaches consider him a key player and contributor to...

Flood Facts

Floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States. Flooding causes damage and destruction across regions nationwide wiping out homes and businesses. However, many residents and business owners are unaware that they qualify for flood insurance or that policies are more affordable than they may think. People need to know they can take steps to reduce the...

Style for a Safe Thanksgiving

Written by Andrea Schuch, Cape Coral Fire Department Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries and that Thanksgiving is the peak day for...

Cape Coral hero Heather Mazurkiewicz.

We are proud to introduce you to Cape Coral hero Heather Mazurkiewicz. Heather was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, and moved here to Cape Coral 17 years ago after she transferred here to take a management position with Brown & Brown just before her 30th birthday.  She and her husband Joe have a 9 year old daughter, Mia.  Heather...

“Wash your face!”

Our parents have always told us to wash our faces, but what is the purpose? Besides cleansing the dirt and makeup off from throughout the day, it also helps to get rid of oil, pollutants, dead skin cell buildup, bacteria and viruses. When our pores our blocked with the debris accumulated from throughout the day, inflammation, acne and increased...

Protect your eyes by wearing UV-blocking sunglasses

For residents of Southwest Florida, protecting our skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a common concern. However, many do not realize the importance of protecting other areas of the body as well. Our eyes are also at risk of being harmed by prolonged exposure to UV light and we must take necessary precautions in order...

Why Your Workouts Aren’t Working

Too Many Exercises The quest for the perfect physique leaves many guys packing their workout with a plethora of exercises designed to hit their muscles from every angle. In reality, most lifters would make far more progress focusing on the basics than attempting five different chest exercises. In general, compound lifts allow for greater loading and therefore place a far...

A Real Treasure for Veterans, Meet Ralph Santillo

Written by T. M. Jacobs, Jacobs Writing Consultants Walking into the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library at 4820 Leonard Street in Cape Coral is impressive to say the least. The 30,000+ square foot building houses history, uniforms, artifacts, and personal stories from every war. Among the glimpses of military life, both in peace time and war time, there...
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