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slip and fall tips

slip and fall tips

By Charles Etgen Certified Aging in place consultant Falls are the second leading cause of accidents in the home and account for 8.9 million trips to the emergency room every year. Fortunately, most are preventable. With a few simple changes around the house, you can reduce your risk greatly. According to the National Safety Council there are lots of preventative …

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ARE YOU PASSIVE, REACTIVE OR PROACTIVE WITH REGARDS TO YOUR WELLNESS-HEALTH-WELLBEING?

ARE YOU PASSIVE, REACTIVE OR PROACTIVE WITH REGARDS TO YOUR WELLNESS-HEALTH-WELLBEING?

We humans, are creatures of habits. Habit get us into automatic ways of behavior and give us an illusion that we control the situation we are in, and a sense stability and security. Many people justify this tendency with a common sense view: “why change something that is working ok?” Before we recommend to be proactive with regards to the …

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans?

Medicare Advantage

There are different ways that you can receive your Medicare coverage, or add onto that coverage. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance are options that may sound familiar, but they’re quite different. They do have one main thing in common: they’re both offered by private insurance companies. There are two options commonly used to replace or supplement Original Medicare. One …

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What do YOU Want? Replacing Missing Teeth

A good majority of the questions we answer pertain to how patients can replace their missing teeth.  There are a multitude of ways this can be accomplished.  The more important question that needs to be addressed first is “what do you want”?  In our experience, the response to this question can vary widely.  Some patients are fine with empty spaces …

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KNEE PAIN – Doesn’t Mean You Need Surgery – Alternative Therapy Approved by the FDA for Knee Arthritis Relief

Knee Pain

Do you have knee pain? Does it keep you from certain activities? Do you take medication for knee pain? Do you have knee pain after exercise? Do you have difficulty going up and downstairs? Are you considering knee replacement surgery? Have you tried everything to get rid of knee pain without success? If you have answered yes to any of …

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ARE YOU MENTALLY HEALTHY?

ARE YOU MENTALLY HEALTHY?

by Renee Chillcott Mental health is a broad term that encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It can also have a profound impact on our physical well-being and daily functioning. Mental health affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life and is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. At …

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Macular Hole

Macular Hole

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Macular hole is when a tear or opening forms in your macula. As the hole forms, things in your central vision will look blurry, wavy or distorted. As the hole grows, a dark or blind spot appears in your central vision. A macular hole does not affect your peripheral (side) vision. What Causes …

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Can I Ever Get Off Medication for my Anxiety (or Depression)?

Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology

Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology One of the most frequent questions I hear from people seeking help for anxiety or depression is: Can I ever get off my medication? Some have tried stopping medications and struggled badly. Often they’re resigned to taking drugs, even though those drugs may not work very well or may have unpleasant side effects. …

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Senior Information Centers Helps Seniors Preserve and Protect Assets

Helps Seniors Preserve and Protect Assets

By Linda Leatherbury Developing a comprehensive plan for financial preservation is essential to help seniors avoid costly mistakes and prevent financial devastation. Senior Information Centers, an umbrella network of licensed Florida professionals, provides comprehensive estate planning services that help seniors preserve and protect their assets. The company, with offices in Boca Raton, Sarasota and Ocala, serves seniors and their families …

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Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Pain Conditions

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Pain Conditions

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP therapy, takes advantage of our blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone. A growing number of people are turning to PRP injections to treat an expanding list of painful conditions and or injuries, including osteoarthritis. It is commonly used for knee arthritis, we also use this method …

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How Doctors Choose Surgeons

How Doctors Choose Surgeons

By David A. Goldman MD – When it’s time to have an elective surgical procedure how would you choose a surgeon? Most people will ask friends and family, others may do their own internet research. When I needed a hernia repair, I did what all other doctors do – I asked another doctor. Not just any doctor, but in this …

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You Deserve a Break Today…

I know it’s ironic to quote a famous fast-food chain advertisement in a health and wellness magazine, but on this one – they got it right! They understood one of the most overlooked principles of our health: the need for rest. (How they recommend fulfilling that need, and what many others think is where we differ...) Most studies indicate that we operate at our best when we have sufficient rest. Our bodies were not created to be able to go without stopping and taking a break. We were designed to wear down, be refreshed, and go again. Rest is important for all areas of our lives... Physically. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same area of the brain. Sleep releases hormones that control appetite. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat. And a 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night. Emotionally. Sleep and stress have similar affects on your cardiovascular stress. Being well rested can reduce stress levels and improve your overall health. Mentally. Lack of sleep can make it difficult for you to concentrate and retain information. When you sleep, your brain goes through all the activities and impressions of the day which is important for memory formation. But what’s most interesting about rest, is that God knew the importance of rest long before the golden arches recommended it. God created us with the need for rest; He modeled it and even commanded it. His Model “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (Genesis 2:2-3, NIV) God didn’t NEED rest. But he CHOSE to rest – giving us an example to follow. Think about this: if the Creator of the heavens and earth and the Sustainer of all living things was able to rest, then I think I could carve out some time to make sure I’m resting, too. His Command ““Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11) This, by the way, is in the Ten Commandments. Consider this: of all the possible things God could tell us to do – if you pared them down to the “top ten”, most of us would start with the Ten Commandments. And one of the top ten things God tells us to do is: REST. As God’s creation, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He designed us and put us together so He knows exactly what we need. And with all that knowledge and wisdom, what does He tell us to do? Rest. We should be working hard to make sure that we rest daily (getting a good night’s sleep); rest weekly (taking at least one day off from work); and rest annually (retreating for an extended time of refreshment).

I know it’s ironic to quote a famous fast-food chain advertisement in a health and wellness magazine, but on this one – they got it right! They understood one of the most overlooked principles of our health: the need for rest. (How they recommend fulfilling that need, and what many others think is where we differ…) Most studies indicate that …

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May is Better Hearing Month

May is Better Hearing Month

Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D. Board Certified Doctor of Audiology According to the Better Hearing Institute, hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the country today, behind only arthritis and heart disease with more than 50 million Americans suffering from its effects. With May being recognized as the National Better Hearing Month and to help bring attention to …

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Less Pain Pill Access Is Hurting Those Who Hurt

Less Pain Pill Access Is Hurting Those Who Hurt

Could Body Biofeedback be your Answer? By Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology Center for Brain Training Millions of chronic pain sufferers are in a bind. They’re hurting. Scared. Anxious. Frustrated. Most don’t know that body biofeedback might be able to help. Shifting prescribing habits As the opioid crisis takes center stage in the media, doctors are altering how …

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Bauman “TURBO” LaserCap Sheds New Light on Thinning Hair

Bauman “TURBO” LaserCap Sheds New Light on Thinning Hair

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Laser therapy has been shedding light on hair loss and promoting hair regrowth since the 1960’s and has in recent years become a go-to treatment for hair restoration physicians. The newest weapon in the arsenal comes 10 years after the release of the first LaserCap device, a portable hands-free FDA-cleared hair regrowth treatment. The …

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Silhouette Instalift™ A Game Changer for Non-Surgical Facial Contouring

A Game Changer for Non-Surgical Facial Contouring

Looking for a natural looking way to redefine facial contours without surgery? Consider the Silhouette Instalift™. More and more patients prefer to avoid or at least postpone a facelift, or simply are not a candidate for a facelift due to medical reasons. This is a good alternative for those patients. In addition, a facelift although it lifts sagging skin, it …

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Having Trouble Getting in & out of the Bath?

Having Trouble Getting in & out of the Bath?

TubcuT® has the Answers Whether from injury or aging, getting in and out of a bathtub can be challenging. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a bathroom renovation, you can easily convert your tub into a walk-in shower with the TubcuT® Company. The TubcuT® is the original tub to shower conversion, and it helps to improve accessibility, reduce accidents, …

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Ten Things You Can do to Make Your Home Safer for Seniors

Ten Things You Can do to Make Your Home Safer for Seniors

Aging can be challenging not only relating to our health but also our ability to perform daily tasks and to live the life we deserve. When we’re younger, we often take for granted the ability to easily jump in an out of the bath or shower, walk up and down the stairs, or the capacity to stroll safely from the …

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A Proven Treatment Option For Your Back Pain

A Proven Treatment Option For Your Back Pain

Do you have back pain? Are you suffering in silence from stiffness, limited range of motion, and excruciating agony? You Are not alone, 80% of the population has some extent of back pain, and the standard of care is typically through addictive drugs that mask the symptoms of pain or risky surgery that all too often is unsuccessful. There is …

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YOUNG PEOPLE CAN SUFFER FROM ANXIETY NEUROFEEDBACK CAN HELP

YOUNG PEOPLE CAN SUFFER FROM ANXIETY NEUROFEEDBACK CAN HELP

It’s hard to imagine sometimes, that children or young adults can suffer from anxiety. What do they have to be worried about? Without careers, bills, mortgages, and financial or family responsibilities, their lives are simple and easy. The truth is that anxiety is a pattern of neuron firing in the brain that can be present from birth. Brain neural patterns …

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