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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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Obesity Treatment Guidelines

Obesity Treatment Guidelines

You need to address four areas for a successful and sustainable weight loss program. By Suheil Khuri M.D. 1.Diet: The composition of the healthiest diet is not known, however, total ingested calories are the critical factor for weight loss.  You need to also know that: a. Lower calorie diet tends to cause greater loss of fat mass. However, excessive low …

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Prolotherapy – a pain treatment for all levels of golfers

Have you suffered an injury from golf, or one that is preventing you from playing golf? Over 50% of golfers suffer from traumatic or overuse injuries at some point. Golfing puts significant stress on the body, requiring aggressive twisting and torque which can lead to injury. While prevention is important through using good form, proper equipment, and CORE strengthening, when …

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The Healing Benefits of Broccoli

By Ronna L. Clements, Natural Health & Wellness Innovator Broccoli was grown in France and Italy in the sixteenth century, and it was not well known in this country until the early 1900’s when the D’Arrigo Brothers Company made a trial planting of Italian sprouting broccoli in California. A few crates were sent to Boston and by 1925 the market …

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

What is Autism? • Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3. • Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. • Individuals with autism …

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Physical Activity Benefits More Than Your Body

Physical Activity

By Carl McAloose We all remember having PE in school. I dare say that when asked what your favorite part of the school day was, many of us said “PE.” And why not? PE was fun. You got to play games, jump, run and best of all, you weren’t sitting at your desk. You got to burn off that extra …

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Concussions in Youth Sports

Concussions in Youth Sports

As the number of reported cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases in professional sports, so too does awareness of concussions at the college and amateur levels. The NFL now takes helmet to helmet contact as a serious offense after coming under intense scrutiny for allowing players to reenter the game after sustaining brain jarring hits. Professional leagues have their …

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I Have A Wait Problem

Wait Problem

Brent Myers You’re reading a health and wellness magazine and you’re thinking: that guy can’t spell. But the truth is that you read it correctly: I have a wait problem: I don’t like to wait. But who does? Think about it… do you like to wait? Do you love sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? Do you …

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HOW Helps First Responders Who Suffer From Alcoholism

Alcoholism

As civilians, we cannot fathom the trauma that those who serve our country go through (sometimes on an ongoing daily basis). Veterans experience trauma overseas, and our first responders experience it on our own soil. “Trauma” does not discriminate against who it affects (though recent studies are now indicating there is a genetic predisposition to developing post-traumatic stress). A high …

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Which Massage is Right For You

Concierge Spa Services offers a comprehensive variety of massage services to your individual needs and desires.  Our Massage therapists are specifically trained in advanced techniques.  This treatment is perfect for those who want Orthopedic or Medical Massage, Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Pre&Postnatal Massage, Stress Reduction, Pre/ Post- Surgery & Scar Tissue Reduction Massage. Orthopedic / Medical Massage: …

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Challenging the Status Quo with Stem Cells

By Cara Tompot, Staff Writer Looking back on history, we remember a time when women didn’t have the rights that they do now. Prior to 1919, women didn’t have any way to express their thoughts and desires through public policy. Thanks to first-wave feminists questioning the status quo, 1920 marked the first year that women could vote. This social change …

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STOP DIABETES

Stop Diabetes

Provided by The American Diabetes Association Diabetes is a serious disease, and you probably know someone who is affected by it. Nearly 30 million* children and adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes. About eight million of those people don’t know they have it, which means they’re not getting the care they need to stay healthy. About 5% of …

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What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger

History Asperger’s syndrome (also known as Asperger’s Disorder) was first described in the 1940s by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger, who observed autism-like behaviors and difficulties with social and communication skills in boys who had normal intelligence and language development. Many professionals felt Asperger’s syndrome was simply a milder form of autism and used the term “high-functioning autism” to describe these …

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Computer CT Guided Dental Implant Surgery: Implant Procedures with No Incisions

Computer CT Guided Dental Implant Surgery:

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – Dental implants can help patients regain their ability to chew and smile with confidence.  The implant itself supports the crown or crowns (the chewing part of the tooth) allowing the new “teeth” to be anchored.  New technologies are now available that aid your surgeon in performing these procedures in an extremely conservative …

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Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacemxaent

Partial Knee Replacemxaent

The knee is divided into three main compartments, the medial or inside part of the knee, the lateral or outside part, and the patellofemoral or front of the knee between the kneecap and thighbone. While all three works together to move the largest joint in the body, sometimes osteoarthritis can cause joint damage resulting in pain and reduced range of …

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Hearing Loss: Prevention Through Nutrition

Hearing Loss

There are many ways to support and maintain healthy hearing–protecting ears from noise pollution, turning down the music, and getting a regular checkup from an audiologist, but nutrition also plays a key part in hearing preservation. Studies confirm that hearing loss and poor nutrition go hand and hand. An Australian study reported on in the Journal of Nutrition, has shown …

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WELLFEST DELRAY 2015 To Be Held MARCH 7-8

WELLFEST DELRAY 2015

Delray’s One-and-Only WellFest™ Event Gives You So Much For Only $5. Delray Beach, FL: What can you get for $5 these days? You’ll be amazed when you attend WellFest™ Delray 2015, the weekend of March 7-8, in downtown Delray at Delray Center for the Arts. In just its third year WellFest™ Delray 2015 (www.WellFestUSA.com) is taking its “Live Well! Go …

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