How to deal with a deceased loved one’s debt collectors

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

The last thing anyone wants after a death in the family is calls from debt collectors. So it’s important to know what a person’s creditors can (and cannot) legally do, and how to protect yourself and your family from improper or deceptive practices.

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In the know about SPF

submitted by Valerie Higgins, LMA, The Spa At Lifestyle

Summer is finally here! The days are longer, vacation time is upon us and we are gearing up for fun in the sun! But are you in the know about sunscreen?

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A dental exam can lead to diagnosis of eating disorders

submitted by Dr. Michael Spadafora, D.D.S.

A female teenager or young adult with severe wear on the inside of her teeth can indicate more than you realize, especially if the tooth enamel is eroded beyond her years. It can reveal that she is suffering from bulimia, a common eating disorder that affects many, especially young women.

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Setting the price when selling your home

submitted by Lynne Kelleher, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Price and exposure are the two key factors in getting your home sold regardless of the type of market we’re in, and price accounts for 80% of that equation. Location, condition and local market conditions must all be considered when establishing a list price.

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Dental tips for the summer months

submitted by Dr. Michael Spadafora, D.D.S.

Summertime and life is easy – at least we hope it will be easy after the winter we have all endured! To help make your summer a little easier, here are a few dental tips.

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Consider a brighter smile this spring

submitted by Dr. Michael Spadafora, D.D.S.

This spring, as the world becomes a little brighter, you may want to consider brightening your smile. Whitening your teeth can take years off your appearance, while giving you a real reason to smile.

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The importance of infectious control procedures at your dentist’s office

submitted by Dr. Michael Spadafora, D.D.S.

While infection control has always been a focus of the American Dental Association and the dental schools, it wasn’t until the early 1980’s that the general public really became aware of the issue.

The 1980’s brought AIDS to the public awareness. And with AIDS came a new term – “universal precautions.”  Universal precautions meant that every patient is treated as if he/she was a carrier of an infectious disease. This was done for the protection of all patients and the health care providers.

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How do I treat sun damage that is already showing on my skin?

submitted by Brittany Bray, B.A., LMA, Licensed Aesthetician, Aesthetics Director, The Spa at Lifestyle

Sun damage is one of the more easy conditions to treat. It can be lifted to the surface with either a laser or a chemical agent. If you have clearly defined, flat, dark spots on the skin and your skin is significantly lighter than the spots, you’re most likely a candidate for an Alexandrite Laser – Pigmented Lesion Removal Treatment. This laser loves melanin – so the darker the spot the better. Some spots can disappear immediately. If the spots are somewhat lighter, it may take a few treatments to lift the spots safely to the surface. You’ll have only a little downtime, but nothing significant.

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Real estate market bounces back

submitted by Lynne Kelleher, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, Realtors – Newtown Office

Well…It’s official. The real estate market is finally back. Not to pre-crash levels of course, but firmly on solid ground and gaining. After nearly a decade of despair reminiscent of the Great Depression, 2013 has seen real estate change from being a ball and chain around the neck of millions of Americans to an asset that has been one of the few bright lights helping to move this stubbornly sluggish economy forward.

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