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High Blood Pressure and Stroke

High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood pressure reading has two numbers (for instance, 120/80). The first number is the systolic blood pressure, and measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure, and …

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May is Food Allergy Action Month!

May is Food Allergy Action Month!

How Many People Have Food Allergies? • Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. • This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom. • The economic cost of children’s food allergies is nearly $25 billion per year. Food Allergies on …

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How Do I Get Rid of This ANXIETY and DEPRESSION?

ANXIETY and DEPRESSION?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC We typically think of Anxiety and Depression as part of our personality or ways that we “are”, I’m depressed or I’m anxious. They describe us. But Anxiety and Depression should not be regarded as parts of our persona but rather as patterns in the brain that are brought on by an external force…. physical or emotional …

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Feng Shui For Life

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is the ancient practice of wind and water. It is a fun and inspiring way to explore different ideas to improve your life; bringing in greatness. Juli Edwards, owner of Healthy Life Salon in Boca Raton, can provide you with a Feng Shui Chart. Juli has been practicing Feng Shui since 2009. She has devised two different types …

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Don’t Give Up!

Don’t Give Up!

OK. So here we are… five months into a new year. How are things working out for you? Did you set goals for making this year the best year ever? Did you have dreams and ambitions to make this year different? Did you plan on making things better? Well… how are you doing? Too often we wait until it’s too …

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Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Light

Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Light

Every day of the year we are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. This is true whether it is winter or summer or sunny or cloudy outside. Since UV radiation is invisible to the eye, we often don’t realize how much exposure we are getting. Most people are aware that the sun can cause burning, wrinkling and other …

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Understanding & Effectively Managing Your Chronic Limb Swelling

Causes For Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker A compression pump is widely recognized as effective treatment option for limb swelling. Compression pumps are a safe way to assist your body’s circulatory system in moving the excess fluid which has accumulated in the limb and can cause painful swelling, non-healing wounds, heaviness, and discomfort decreasing your mobility. The compression pump is a gentle massaging technique …

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Encouraging those we love to get the hearing help they need

Encouraging those we love to get the hearing help they need

By Dana Luzon, Au.D. CC-A, FAAA Written by Tara Brink, Doctoral Extern at HearLife of MN According to the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA), hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing older adults. Unfortunately, only about 20% of those individuals who may benefit from treatment actually seek help, and most tend to delay treatment …

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What Are The Differences Between a Tooth and a Dental Implant

What Are The Differences Between a Tooth and a Dental Implant

Many of our patients are excited about the opportunity to replace a missing or broken tooth with a “new tooth”. Losing a tooth can impact you in a number of ways ranging from an embarrassing space in the mouth to difficulty chewing. There are a number of options when a patient is choosing to replace a tooth. One very popular …

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INTRAVENOUS NUTRITION

INTRAVENOUS NUTRITION

By Mitchell Ghen, D.O., Ph.D. This article is part two of a two-part essay on intravenous nutrition. Let’s start with the most important concept, All IVs are not created equal. There is a tremendous variation that can occur from one intravenous nutrition treatment to another. This depends on many factors which include where the practitioner got their nutrients, which nutrients …

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Electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal – Which is Right for You?

Electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal

by Janet Robbins Looking to get rid of unwanted hair? It’s a common concern. And there are two primary options available, electrolysis and laser treatment, but how do you know which one is best for you. Well, read on. There are many factors to consider, and it’s always best to meet with your specialist first (I give a free consultation …

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The “Gold Standard” For Eliminating Spider Veins

The "Gold Standard" For Eliminating Spider Veins

For men and women plagued with unsightly spider and varicose veins the choice to wear shorts or sandals may be non-existent. There are a variety of treatments available claiming to eliminate these pesky veins, however, sclerotherapy remains the “gold standard” for elimination. Sclerotherapy is the art and science of collapsing or closing veins. A very tiny needle is carefully place …

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A New Alzheimer’s Clinical Study Opportunity Right Here In Palm Beach

A New Alzheimer’s Clinical Study Opportunity Right Here In Palm Beach

By Dr. Laszlo Mate The MINDSET study is a phase 3 clinical research study evaluating a new investigational treatment for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. This study drug, known as RVT-101, is being studied as an add-on therapy to donepezil (sometimes known as Aricept®), the most widely used medicine to treat Alzheimer’s disease today. In a previous 684-patient clinical study, the combination …

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Life Hacks for Better Living: 5 Easy Steps to Help You Address Hearing Loss

5 Easy Steps to Help You Address Hearing Loss

Life’s “To Do” list can be pretty daunting. And often, getting started on something is the hardest part. This can be especially true for addressing hearing loss. In fact, most people wait roughly seven years to do anything about it once they realize they have hearing loss. And that’s too bad — research shows that when people treat even just …

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Hair Loss has Deep Rooted Effects on Women

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. A woman’s hair is her crowning glory. Until you start to lose it. Over 30 million women in the U.S. are suffering from hair loss or thinning, and while hair loss is often falsely thought of as merely a cosmetic problem, surveys and studies have found that hair loss can have wide-ranging effects on those …

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Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation. The Next Frontier

Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation

An estimated 2.7–6.1 million people in the United States have Atrial Fibrillation (often called AFib or AF). With the aging of the U.S. population, this number is expected to increase. Afib is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. During AFib, the normal beating in the upper chambers of the heart (the two atria) is irregular, and blood doesn’t flow …

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Protecting Your Eyesight

Protecting Your Eyesight

Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do to help maintain your quality of life. Some type of sight-threatening eye problem affects one in six adults age 45 and older. And the risk for vision loss only increases with age. In fact, a recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) report estimates that more than 43 …

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Your Health by Numbers – What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

What Is Metabolic Syndrome

By Susan Peacock MSRDN Your body lives by rules measured by numbers. Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The term “metabolic” refers to the biochemical processes involved in the body’s normal functioning. Risk factors are traits, conditions, or habits that increase your chance of developing …

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The Financial Costs of Poor Oral Health

The Financial Costs of Poor Oral Health

By the Doctors at Advanced Dentistry South Florida Ok, so you’re probably thinking there’s no way you’re saving money by visiting your dentist. However, it’s true! For the past three to four decades, studies have shown that the impact of poor oral health on the body’s overall health can be quite dangerous, leading to out-of-pocket expenses for the treatment of …

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Hand Veins

Hand Veins

When most people think of having veins treated, they are usually concerned with spider veins and varicose veins on their legs. However, with increasing frequency over the last ten years, there is a growing interest in eradicating ugly hand veins and with the advent of modern venous treatment techniques such as laser and sclerotherapy, hand veins can be safely treated …

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