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Seeking a Second Opinion About Your Eye Care

Seeking a Second Opinion About Your Eye Care

By David A. Goldman MD – Throughout my career I have seen patients come to me for second opinions, and I have also had patients ask me if I would ‘mind’ if they saw another specialist for a second opinion. For the patient, seeking a second opinion is a difficult thing to do. To begin, he or she may not …

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“What’s Wrong With Me?” An Ounce of Prevention is Worth More than Two Pounds of Cure

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth More than Two Pounds of Cure

By Diana Handwerker “Healthy Wholistic” We have all been there at one time or another…an unusual twinge or pain sparks the fear and you run to Google to find an answer for the symptom. The page opens and you discover that you might just have a terminal illness. The fear explodes within you and you call for a doctor. It’s …

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I’ve Tried Everything… Why can’t I Sleep

WHY CAN’T I SLEEP???

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC It’s 3:00 a.m. and you are awake and posting on social media again….WHY? Falling asleep and staying asleep is a nightmare and it seems to happen every night without rhyme or reason. You’ve tried everything from sleeping medication, natural teas to lavender baths and soft music but nothing seems to make falling and/or staying asleep any …

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Your Happiness – What is the Cost?

Have you ever taken a moment to observe a child playing? With an empty box, or a metal pot, or some water and dirt they can create an adventure. They are naturally joyous. As we grow up, the cost of our happiness increases. We may route our happiness through earning an education, having a family, developing social relationships, or even …

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness-Get Screened

Colorectal Cancer Awareness-Get Screened

Leslie H Perla MD FACP What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a malignancy that can affect any portion of the lower gastrointestinal tract referred to as the colon and rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. About ninety three percent of the cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in individuals over …

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Treating Chronic Neck Problems

Treating Chronic Neck Problems

Not all neck injuries or weakness create pain alone. Take it from Tish Kern who experienced an uncommon symptom, “I would wake up in the middle of the night with itching on both of my arms, it was horrible and nothing would help but ice”. Tish has always been active. Cheerleading, swimming, diving, volleyball, tennis, and running; at 65 she …

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#BadHairDay…? Beyond Physical Symptoms; The Psychological Impact of Losing Your Hair

#BadHairDay...? Beyond Physical Symptoms; The Psychological Impact of Losing Your Hair

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist Everyone is familiar with the common signs of hair loss…  crown balding and receding of the hairline in men, as well as less volume and less coverage in women with more scalp shining through.  But the physical symptoms like hair in your brush or sink are actually NOT the most worrisome aspect …

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Why Wait for Better Hearing

Why Wait for Better Hearing

By: Dr. Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA. Board Certified in Audiology Some people experience mental roadblocks when they are first diagnosed with hearing loss and find out they need hearing devices. Some wait months or years before seeking treatment. Joan felt this way before moving forward, below is her story: “When I first got my hearing aids, I spoke very openly …

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Unraveling Trigeminal Neuralgia

By Dr. Jonathan Chung Most of you have probably never heard of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). It’s a pretty rare disorder that affects about 4-5 people per 100,000. If you or someone you love has ever had it, then you know that this illness can be associated with the worst pain that a human being can experience. The constant and persistant …

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Begin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your Body

Begin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your BodyBegin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your Body

Looking for a Detox to begin the Spring Season? Did you know that your body has a natural detoxifying system? Your lymphatic system functions to remove toxins including cancer cells from your body daily. What is the Lymphatic System? If you’ve ever woken up with puffy eyes, sinus congestion and a feeling of overall malaise, it is possible that your …

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Spring (Change) is in the Air

Spring (Change) is in the Air

Brent Myers Spring ushers in a new season. It signals the end of “winter” and the beginning of something new. Spring brings new flowers, warmer temperatures, greener grass, and another baseball season. Spring also brings another ritual for many people: cleaning. Yep – good ol’ fashioned spring cleaning. “Out with the old and in with the new.” Perhaps this annual …

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What Is a Macular Pucker?

What Is a Macular Pucker

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – A macular pucker (also called an epiretinal membrane) is a layer of scar tissue that grows on the surface of the retina, particularly the macula, which is the part of your eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is the small area at the center of the eye’s retina that allows …

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Laser Cataract Surgery: What you should know

Laser Cataract Surgery

By David A. Goldman MD – With every year, advances are made in ophthalmic surgery. While some are relatively insignificant, others can change the entire way we think about surgery. With cataract surgery, the latest development is the use of femtosecond laser to assist with the surgery. While this is a very exciting development for the field, the exact details …

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Are you Chronically Anxious?

Are you Chronically Anxious?

Neurofeedback Helps Chronic Anxiety without Medication By Mike Cohen, Director Center for Brain Take a moment to answer these questions: Do you feel fearful? Do feelings of fear “come out of nowhere”? Do you worry excessively about situations or events, out of proportion to their chances of happening? Do your worries result in physical symptoms such as sweating, nausea and …

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AVOID BACK AND SPINE SURGERIES!!!

AVOID BACK AND SPINE SURGERIES!!!

By Aaron Rosenblatt, MD Back surgeries can fail for a devastatingly simple reason; the operation was not the right treatment, because the surgeon never pinpointed the source of the pain. As a result, patients may be just as miserable as they were before, or worse off. Unfortunately a desperate number choose to try surgery again. This is usually the wrong …

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Seniors Aging in Place

Seniors Aging in Place

For today’s seniors, the desire to stay at home is strong. In fact, the modern elderly population is much different from its past counterparts. Almost 90% of people over 65 want to live in their home and community as long as possible, according to a report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Conference of State Legislatures. A …

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Cosmetic Acupuncture with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cosmetic Acupuncture with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on traditional medical practices originating in China. TCM stems from the belief that what happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. Similarly, organs and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body balanced and harmonious. TCM is a complete medical system …

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What is LENS Neurofeedback and how can it work for me?

What is LENS Neurofeedback and how can it work for me?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) was developed in 1990 by a man named Len Ochs. This was not, however, when Neurofeedback as a science and practice was developed. Neurofeedback or it may also be known as, EEG Biofeedback, EEG Neurotherapy, or Neurotherapy has been studied and practiced since the late 60’s. It is exercise for your …

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10 TIPS FOR BETTER HEART HEALTH

10 TIPS FOR BETTER HEART HEALTH

Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC. Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker. You don’t have to work on all 10 steps at once. Even if you improve just one or two of these areas, you can make yourself less likely to get …

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Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

By Ashley Miller, M.Ed, LMHC, CAP Chances are, if you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs (prescription or recreational), you probably do. Honestly answer these questions to help assess your situation: 1. Have you felt you ought to cut down on your use? 2. Have people annoyed you by criticizine your use? 3. Have you felt bad …

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