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Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry in the Summer Month

Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA Board Certified Doctor of Audiology Most hearing aid repairs are due to moisture and earwax accumulating in the hearing aid. The vast majority of these repairs are preventable. Hearing aids are simple to care for. It’s important to clean your instruments every day, either before you put them in your ears every morning or …

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The Gummy Smile: Reducing The Excess Gum to Enhance Your Smile

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. One of the things we notice when meeting a person for the first time is their smile.  A smile does not just involve the teeth themselves, but also the gum tissues that act as the frame around the teeth.  If either the teeth or the gum tissue are out of proportion, unwanted attention …

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Reverse-Slope Hearing Loss

Reverse-Slope Hearing Loss

Your Refrigerator Is Running – Can You Hear It? Presented by Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D, FAAA You’re probably familiar with the many telltale, well-known signs of hearing loss — asking people to repeat themselves frequently, turning up the TV to uncomfortable levels for others in the room, or leaning into a conversation on one side to use your “good ear.” …

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Aging Complications — Men Have Hormonal Imbalances Too

Aging Complications— Men Have Hormonal Imbalances Too

Although it can be an uncomfortable topic for men, low testosterone with aging is extremely common. This is especially true for men ages 40-70 years of age. It’s not just about your sexual health; it’s about your entire body and deciphering the reason that you are experiencing these issues. Once, your overall health is evaluated, treating the symptoms of low …

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SmartGraft is NOT Your Father’s Hair Transplant

SmartGraft is NOT Your Father’s Hair Transplant

Father’s Day is upon us, but if you are concerned that you have inherited your father’s tendency toward failing follicles, the good news is that you don’t have to have settle for your dad’s “follicular fate” when it comes to hair loss and its treatment. Unlike the artificial looking “hair plugs” of the past, thanks to new advanced surgical techniques …

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Four-Day Wellness Retreat Invites the “ReNew You” to America’s Happiest, Healthiest City

Four-Day Wellness Retreat Invites the “ReNew You” to America’s Happiest, Healthiest City

Located on Florida’s Paradise Coast, Naples captivates visitors with an irresistible mix of soft, white sand beaches, beautiful scenery, colorful sunsets, thriving arts and culture, outdoor adventure, and world-renowned dining and shopping hotspots. Health, happiness and relaxation seem to come naturally in Naples, a city which has been ranked as the Happiest, Healthiest City in the U.S. for three consecutive …

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BRAIN WAVES

BRAIN WAVES

by Renee Chillcott Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ~ Roger Miller Have you ever wondered why a rainy day makes one person sad and depressed and another happy and full of energy? The answer lies in the idea that Brain Waves control our thinking, emotions, and feelings rather than the environment, events or weather. What …

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Saving My Teeth: Slowing Deep Pockets and Bone Loss

Saving My Teeth:

Losing teeth is often listed as a fear many people have as they age. Periodontal disease (the progressive loss of gum and bone around teeth), a leading cause of tooth loss, impacts 1 in 2 adults over the age of 30. Much can be done to help retain our teeth, often with minimal to no discomfort. If our goal is …

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Confidence

Confidence

“Without confidence, I would have quit a long time ago” – Robert Karlsson European PGA Tour Champion As I boarded my flight for the Czech Republic I couldn’t help but think “what have I gotten myself into this time?” I recalled how much fun It was playing miniature golf for the first time at Coney Island while growing up in …

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The Return of Medical House Calls

The Return of Medical House Calls

Ah, the good old days, when things were simpler, and life was somehow greener. We’ve all heard the stories about the way things were, but in our modern age, we are finally realizing that some of those values and conveniences are quite fitting for our futuristic lifestyle. One way, in particular, to bring back a nostalgic service is through “medical …

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The Craniocervical Junction and headache disorders

The Craniocervical Junction and headache disorders

By Dr. Jonathan Chung Chronic headaches come in different types The neck and headache disorders The craniocervical junction, NUCCA, and migraines Headaches disorders are among the most common conditions that people seek treatment from a doctor. While most people will experience a headache of some form, there are those who develop chronic and repetitive bouts with headaches of different types. …

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CBD Oil – Does it Really Work?

CBD Oil –

Florida Medical Marijuana Health Centers is known for their outstanding outcomes and care for their patients utilizing medical marijuana, but few people are aware, that their cutting-edge, integrative medicine practice also offers “non-marijuana” alternatives for patients wanting to treat various disorders. CBD oil is a leading therapy for treating symptoms and disease states without TCH and without a marijuana card. …

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Medical Marijuana – The Truth About How It Affects Florida

Medical Marijuana

It’s everywhere. Conversations are popping up, it’s in the news, you’re reading about it online, in the paper and your friends seem to have drawn their own conclusions about medical marijuana (MM), but what is the truth? How does it work? Is it just a fad? What do you really NEED to know? The truth is, marijuana began as a …

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Do I have Uveitis?

Do I have Uveitis

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, which is made up of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Together, these form the middle layer of the eye between the retina and the sclera (white of the eye). The eye is shaped like a tennis ball, with three different layers of tissue surrounding the central …

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What is CBD and the medical treatment it provides

What is CBD

Canabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psycho activity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. Scientific …

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKIN CANCER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKIN CANCER

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, affecting an estimated one in five Americans over the course of their lives. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (most common type), squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma (most deadly/serious form of skin cancer). The majority of skin cancer is caused by exposure …

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Laser Therapy for Hair Loss: What You Need to Know

Laser Therapy for Hair Loss: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician Laser therapy has been shedding light on hair loss since the 1990’s, but today, it’s a key weapon in the hair restoration physician’s arsenal. Providing energy to hair follicles, getting them to grow a thicker, healthier hair has gotten easier and more efficient with the advent of more powerful, …

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ALLERGY INDUCED ASTHMA

ALLERGY INDUCED ASTHMA

Do you have asthma? It’s a disorder that’s very common, with an estimated 25 million people in the United States alone suffering from this breathing problem. That’s 1 in 12 people, according to the Center For Disease Control. There are a few different categories of how asthma occurs, but many people have what is called ‘allergy induced asthma.” This means …

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Sun Safety: Protect Yourself & Your Family Against Harmful Rays

Protect Yourself & Your Family Against Harmful Rays

Most of us know that melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The reason we hear so much advice on wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and avoiding over sun exposure between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, is due to the sun’s harmful UV rays during the time when the sun is the highest in the sky. What is UV Radiation? …

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My Legs Ache But They Look Normal – Could I Have Venous Insufficiency?

My Legs Ache But They Look Normal – Could I Have Venous Insufficiency?

Perhaps you’ve probably written it off as getting older or pain that everyone has. Perhaps you’ve asked your physician about it and, seeing normal looking legs without bulging varicose veins, he’s reassured you that it’s nothing. Perhaps you’ve even had an ultrasound of your legs, only to be told you “don’t have a blood clot.” These are all things we …

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