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Vaccines and Stem Cells: Weapons Against Lung Disease

Vaccines and Stem Cells

By David Ebner, Staff Writer Every fall, the billboards and television commercials urging you to get a flu shot start to creep into the national narrative. Many people have reservations about the flu vaccine; some state it causes headaches and even engages flu-like symptoms. However, the statis¬tics strongly support the flu vaccination over trying to tough it out, especially for …

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How Trichology Can Boost the Health of Your Hair

How Trichology Can Boost the Health of Your Hair

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. tri-chol-o-gy [trih-kol-uh-jee] noun 1. the science dealing with the study of the hair and its diseases. Between the fields of cosmetology/hair styling and the medical specialty of Hair Restoration lies the paramedical field of Trichology. Glossy magazines and shampoo advertisements feature luscious locks that often seem out of reach for the average person, so how …

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PRP

PRP

PRP is gaining more and more popularity for its multiple uses in medicine. It is starting to be a leading source of healing therapies and has many uses for aesthetic enhancements. PRP is an abbreviation for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is derived from your own blood. The process can be better understood if you can relate to the healing process …

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Living with Stuttering

Living with Stuttering

Growing up as a child who stuttered was not fun.  There is a social stigma about stuttering.  Even adults have a hard time listening to other adults who stutter without trying to finish their sentences, so you can imagine how hard it was for me in school with kids making fun of me – and kids can be cruel when …

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May is Better Hearing Month

Better Hearing Month

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA Board Certified Doctor of Audiology According to the Better Hearing Institute, hearing loss is now the third most common health problem in the country today, behind only arthritis and heart diseasewith more than 50 million Americans suffering from its effects.  With May being recognized as the 86th Annual National Better Hearing Month and to …

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Kick Start – Your Summer Weight Loss

Your Summer Weight Loss

Approximately 42% of Americans will be considered obese by 2030. This is a staggering prediction! It seems that we are on a never-ending quest for that magic bullet. But is there really a magic fix for obesity? I fear not, as obesity is a complex issue that oftentimes requires a multidisciplinary approach. However, Traditional Chinese Medicine may be another option …

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As I Age My Teeth Are Looking Longer – How Can I Stop This?

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. There are a great number of reasons why teeth can look longer as we age. Ultimately, the supporting gum and bone around the teeth can be lost exposing more of the tooth structure.  Gum and bone loss can happen at a slow continuous rate or occur very quickly. The cause of this loss …

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Back Surgery Syndrome

By midlife more than fifty percent of the population experiences significant episodes of low back or lumbar pain. Oftentimes, chronic low back pain leads patients to surgery of the lumbar spine. Unfortunately, ten to forty percent of the lumbosacral spine surgeries done for disabling pain culminate with recurrent or persistent pain. The numbers are so overwhelming that this condition has …

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Obesity and Weight Loss Consequences

Obesity and Weight Loss

By Suheil Khuri M.D. Obesity is now an epidemic and has been on the rise in the last few decades. More than one third of adults and almost 17% of children are obese ((have a Body Mass Index “BMI” (a measure of extra weight) above 30)) in the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey. I – Obesity Consequences: Obesity …

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Ronna Clements’ #1 Beauty Secret To Great Looking Skin

Beauty Secret To Great Looking Skin

By Ronna L. Clements, Natural Health & Wellness Innovator Beautiful skin – we all wish we had it! Nice looking skin gives off a radiant glow – it looks healthy and having it is historically associated with beauty and attractiveness. As we set out to achieve beautiful looking skin, we try to find that one magic cream or lotion that …

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Don’t Give Up!

Don't Give Up

By Brent Myers 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 …

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Where’s My Reflex Hammer?

Reflex Hammer

One of life’s greatest fears is the fear of memory loss. Where did I put my keys? Did I turn off the stove? Or in my case, where did I leave my reflex hammer? These types of questions are familiar to all of us, and may make us doubt our memory skills. Recent studies have shown that even subjective cognitive …

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Look and Feel Better Staying Healthy

My name is Fred Steinberg and I am a fit 65-year old man. The journey for me started with a belly and like most men, I had to search for shirts and belts that hid my protrusion from the public. I quickly learned that there were no successful diets, and that my problem was not to lose weight… but to …

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IN FOCUS: Hair Transplant Surgery – Unplugged!

Hair Transplant Surgery

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. For many, when it comes to hair loss, a hair transplant is the only permanent way to restore a receded hairline, build back density and create a more youthful look. But despite the boost in confidence and self-image a hair transplant can deliver, many patients are reluctant to undergo this minor procedure, often due to …

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's Disease

One of the disorders that is most gratifying for me to treat is Parkinson’s disease (PD).  There is almost always something that can be done to improve a PD patient’s quality of life.  This is true at the time of diagnosis of PD and continues throughout the course of the disease. I have enjoyed keeping up with the latest advancements, …

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What Is Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO)?

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. The retina — the layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye — is nourished by the flow of blood, which provides nutrients and oxygen that nerve cells need. When there is a blockage in the veins into the retina, retinal vein occlusion may occur. Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is …

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Is Your Qi Imbalanced?

Is Your Qi Imbalanced

How Acupuncture Corrects Functional Flow and Increases Weight Loss Patients have long touted the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss, and the scientific community finally agrees. Acupuncture for weight loss has often been questioned as to whether it is scientifically valid even though millions have had benefit from the effects of acupuncture for weight loss. However a recent metanalysis in …

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Communication is key

Communication is key

Submitted by Dana Luzon, Au.D. CC-A, FAAA Written by Danette Jackson, Au.D. Communication could be considered one of the most important factors in any successful relationship. Whether it is with your spouse, your children, or your friends, a relationship lacking communication can be detrimental to yourself as well as your loved ones. Hearing loss affects all parties A lack of …

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Life brings Stress, Pain and Health Issues

Life brings Stress

Isn’t it time to Fight Back? Destress, Detox, Cleanse and Rejuvenate for a Balanced and Healthy Lifestyle! Have you ever taken a bite out of an apple and set it on the counter? What happens to the apple? It turns brown, right? The reason it turns brown is due to oxidation. Oxidation is caused by free radicals (positive ions) in …

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