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What Is Histoplasmosis?

What Is Histoplasmosis

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Histoplasmosis is a disease caused when airborne spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum are inhaled into the lungs. This microscopic fungus, sometimes called histo for short, is released into the air when soil is disturbed by plowing fields, sweeping chicken coops, or digging holes. Histoplasmosis initially is a lung infection. However, it …

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Could Stem Cells be the Next Penicillin?

Could Stem Cells be the Next Penicillin?

By David Ebner – Staff Writer Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD and pulmonary fibrosis are receiving life changing stem cell treatments that just …

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Are You Chronically Anxious? Wish it Could Just Stop?

Are You Chronically Anxious

Have medications failed, or do they have side effects? By Michael Cohen, Founder, Center for Brain Do you or someone you know suffer from anxiety? •    Do you get fearful, tense, or overwhelmed? •    Do you have racing thoughts? •    Have you lost hope of getting rid of anxiety? At Center for Brain, we have a unique program for adults …

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss – is there a link?

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Submitted by Dr. Dana Luzon, Au.D CC-A, FAAA Written by Dr. Tami Ike, Au.D No question about it, diabetes is in the news — and not in a good way. Considered by many healthcare providers to be the biggest epidemic of the 21st century, diabetes is affecting more and more Americans at an alarming rate. According to the American Diabetes …

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No Guts, No Glory…

No Guts, No Glory…

If our Gut is dysfunctional we can not enjoy the Glory of good health. The most common ailment today is the inability to digest our foods efficiently. People that are experiencing symptoms like heart burn, reflux, leaky gut, ulcers, bloating, burping and irritable bowels are suffering from an imbalance of beneficial and harmful bacterias due to lack of adequate cellular …

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IV Sedation for Dental Procedures – How Does it Works

IV Sedation for Dental Procedures

Many patients have a significant fear of dental procedures. I myself suffer from dental phobia. This fact is interesting because my grandfathers were both dentists and I grew up going to their offices. The time spent there instilled in me that dental procedures, by in large, really do not hurt (yet I look like someone getting ready to take off …

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VITAMIN D – And Its Importance In Human Nutrition

Vitamin D

Mitchell J. Ghen, D.O., Ph.D. Whoever thought the vitamin considered to be the one to stop rickets would then be reclassified in our lifetime as no longer a vitamin but instead a hormone? Vitamin D is a hormone that is involved in more than 300 reactions per second in the human body. For the most part vitamins need to be …

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Pain, Pain Go Away – Electrifying News

Pain, Pain Go Away – Electrifying News

By Wayne S. Weidenbaum, M.D. Pain is truly important in all of our lives, so that when something is wrong we are alerted to do something about it. However, when pain lasts far longer than the healing process, and the damage is no longer progressing, it can become its own debilitating problem. Chronic pain affects a tremendous number of people …

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The Power of PRP for Super-Fast Healing

The Power of PRP for Super-Fast Healing

By Dr. Angel Cuesta Platelet Rich Plasma was initially developed in the 1970’s and was first used in the late 80’s and early 90’s primarily by oral surgeons and plastic surgeons. Recently, PRP has gained national press attention as more and more professional athletes and celebrities are using the state of the art treatment for different purposes. Tiger Woods, Hines …

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Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy

Antibiotics, steroids, oxygen tanks and rescue inhalers… those who suffer from COPD, allergies, asthma and sinusitis know the benefits but also the troubling side effects of the medications offered by doctors. Now people in the United States are discovering a natural alternative to relieve their worst symptoms: salt therapy. Practiced for hundreds of years in Europe in salt caves or …

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Hearing in noise poses extra challenges

Hearing in noise

Thanksgiving is a time of joy, when we take a break from our hectic daily lives to enjoy food and one another’s company. Family members gather from all over and catch each other up on our lives around the dinner table. However, if one of our family members has untreated hearing loss he/she may be left out of the conversation, …

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“Stressed Tresses” Will Holiday Stress Lead to Hair Loss?

Will Holiday Stress Lead to Hair Loss

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. For most of us, the many joys of the holidays are usually accompanied by extra stress, and in some cases, lots of it. From long lines and shopping trips, family dinners and busy travel schedules, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself.  We all know that stress can take its toll on …

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The Big Apple Flea Market Welcomes Footwear & More

The Big Apple Flea Market

Footwear & More is an online footwear dealer that offers a new shopping experience for everyone looking for upscale shoe brands at affordable prices. With over 30 brands on our website at footwearandmore.com, we have something for every style and budget. Footwear & More offers a diversified brand mix that includes: Telic, Propet, Skechers, Nine West, Sebago, Teva, Kenneth Cole, …

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Are You Headed For A Fall? Maybe You Need A Little More Balance

Are You Headed For A Fall?

Everything we do relies heavily on our ability to balance, yet maintaing physical balance skills is one of the most underrated aspects of well-being. As we age, we gradually start to lose our muscle strength, vision and sensory perception – all things that contribute to our ability to balance. As a result, our mobility can be compromised and lack of …

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NO MORE DENTAL DREAD

NO MORE DENTAL DREAD

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary anymore. In fact, it can be (dare I say?) fun! By Dr. Richard J. Staller, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.S.D. Let’s face it: Going to the dentist is never going to be a walk in the park or a day at the beach. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be an …

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Hand Veins

Hand Veins

By John P Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine 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 …

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Do I have anxiety? Or am I just stressed?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC It’s a typical Monday morning… Trying to get kids off to school – on time, trying to help my husband get off to work – on time, trying to clean up, stay organized, take care of everyone including the animals, and oh, by the way, trying to get myself off to work – on time. I …

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Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday weight gain:

The unwanted, unhealthy, un-returnable gift that keeps on giving It was not surprising to learn that holiday weight gain ranked second in what people dread most about the holidays. Gaining weight is on the minds of many Americans and for good reason. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), …

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Developing Discipline

Developing Discipline

Here’s a question for you: What is one thing in your life that you are not doing, that if you started doing on a regular basis would make a tremendous positive difference in your life? Here’s a follow-up question: why are you not doing it? Answer: most of us are not doing it because we lack discipline. In ancient times …

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Physical Therapy – We Get You Moving Again!

Physical Therapy – We Get You Moving Again

October is National Physical Therapy Month, so let’s take a closer look at physical therapy and the professionals who practice it. Physical therapy is aimed at the treatment and curing of certain physical ailments through exercise and stretching, while at the same time preventing the chances of any re-occurrences further on down the road. Its primary aim is to bring …

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