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MENOPAUSE —BALANCING THE SYMPTOMS

MENOPAUSE

By Paula Greene, A.R.N.P.-C, Palm Beach Breast Institute – Female menopause is something that many women dread going through. It is a good idea for every woman to educate themselves about menopause to help calm the uncertainties when the inevitable happens. Rest assured that menopause is a normal change that every woman experiences when her menstrual cycle stops.  Generally between …

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CREATING THE PERFECTION OF PHI WITH FILLERS

CREATING THE PERFECTION OF PHI WITH FILLERS

By Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP – This ratio is seen everywhere; from the tail of a seahorse, the spiral of a snail, to every kind of flower bloom, and the spiraling wind-blown clouds of a hurricane visualized from the planes flying above – it is present. Because it is present everywhere, it is considered the “Divine Ratio”, with the …

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HOW IS DIABETIC RETINOPATHY DIAGNOSED?

Diabetic Retinopathy

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – A medical eye examination is the best way to detect changes inside your eye. An ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) can often diagnose and treat serious retinopathy before you are aware of any vision problems. The ophthalmologist dilates (enlarges) your pupil and looks inside of the eye with special equipment and lenses. If your …

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Don’t Sweat it!

Dont Sweat it!

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. – Ever been caught in a business meeting, presentation or even just a dinner date, and you’re secretly keeping in a condition that may be causing you to have anxiety in social settings? Well, millions of people are suffering from a condition called hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive underarm sweating. The only relief for this condition …

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The Unstable Shoulder

The Unstable Shoulder

By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC – Q: What do Drew Brees, Lamar Odom, and Jacoby Ellsbury all have in common? A: Yes, they are all professional athletes, and they all have an annual income just slightly below the GDP of Bolivia, but (more to my point) they have all dislocated their shoulder at one time or another. The easiest way …

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Diabetic Foot Disease: Always Stay a Step Ahead!

Diabetic Foot Disease: Always Stay a Step Ahead!

By Dr. Daniel Pero – Diabetes mellitus is a disease where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the body cannot  effectively use the insulin being produced, this causes the body to improperly use sugar.  Sugar can accumulate in abnormally high levels in the blood and tissues, and negatively affect healthy body functions. Diabetes is a serious metabolic disease, …

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Prepare for Injury Free Golf and Tennis

Prepare for Injury Free Golf and Tennis

By Dan Goldstein, PT, O/SCS, ATC, GFS – With the South Florida weather cooling down, time on the golf courses and tennis courts are increasing.  These are fun, physical activities that require some preparation in order to enjoy playing and limit your risk of injuries.  As a Physical Therapist, with additional training in orthopaedic and sports medicine, I have many …

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Ask the Audiologist

Ask the Audiologist

By Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA – 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 disease with more than 50 million Americans suffering from its effects. There are some common questions I get from patients in regards to their hearing, hearing loss and …

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“MITOCHONDROPATHY” Obtaining the energy we all want

MITOCHONDROPATHY

By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – Don’t we all need a little more energy in our lives?  Think of small children, running, jumping and playing all day (and night occasionally).  Where did all that energy that we previously had, disappear to?  Wouldn’t it be great if we could recapture those wonderful moments of boundless energy to do all …

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Massage – better than an apple a day for your health

Massage - better than an apple a day for your health

Massage is associated with indulgence and luxury, that’s not the whole story.  Research is mounting evidence that the benefits of massage reach far beyond general relaxation.  It supports healthy body functions and alleviates ailments improving our quality of life. If you have experienced a massage you know it induces relaxation, the benefit reaches farther by reducing stress hormone cortisol and …

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Target Neck Pain with the MCU

Target Neck Pain with the MCU

By Marc A. Weinberg, DC – For most of his adult life, Alan Greenstein, had very severe problems in the neck area: a lot of pain, tightness, and muscles that were as hard as rocks. Alan used to describe his neck muscles as concrete blocks that omit tremendous amount of pain. Although Alan was never able to pinpoint the cause …

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Facing Serious Illness? Palliative Care Can Help

Palliative Care Florida

By Paul Cain, Ph.D. and Donna Holm, CPA – At some point in our lives, we may face serious illness or become caregivers for a spouse or other family member. The challenges mount as the illness progresses and families often feel there are no options to help them navigate the complex healthcare system in order to meet the needs of …

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Effective Weight Loss with Chinese Medicine

Effective Weight Loss with Chinese Medicine

By Stephen Sedita, AP – Weight loss is not as simple as eating less and/or exercising more.  In order to lose weight the body’s waste management and digestive systems need to be functioning properly. Most importantly to long term success the root cause of the weight gain must be addressed (stress eating, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, etc.) According to traditional …

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Eat your way to a healthier complexion

Eat your way to a healthier complexion

By Kenneth R. Beer, M.D. FAAD – When we think about how to best take care of our skin we usually think in terms of what serum or moisturizer will give us that coveted glow. While what you use on your skin is important, supplementing your skin care with a healthy diet will do wonders in helping you put your …

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Allergic Fungal Sinusitis

Allergic Fungal Sinusitis

By Daniel N. Tucker, M.D. – Chronic and recurrent sinusitis is be-coming increasingly common, despite more treatment options. Remedies include antibiotics, topical and systemic steroid therapy (Cortisone), and various anti- allergy and decongestant medications, as well as surgical options.  It is not uncommon to see patients who have undergone multiple surgical procedures for this problem.  Sinusitis may be associated with …

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Flexing Your Mind for Greatness

Flexing Your Mind for Greatness

By Marc Murray, Life Coach – It was minutes before we were to run out of the tunnel to compete against conference foe Middle Tennessee in an Ohio Valley Conference football showdown in 1986. James Clark, who played linebacker for Murray State University, stood up and gave one of the most memorable speeches I have ever heard from a teammate …

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Training our Children to Know God

Teaching Kids About God

By Terry Hoskins – Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Parenting is one of the most challenging and awesome positions God places people in. As a result, it requires both discipline and intentionality if we are going to be faithful servants of God. Think of it this way; God entrusts little souls into the parent’s care for the sole …

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Breast Cancer: Dispelling Myth and Fact

Breast Cancer Question and Answer

Q: Dr. Gardner, My sister was just diagnosed with breast cancer, (DCIS), our grandmother died of breast cancer many years ago.  I do not know what to expect, we are all scared of losing her. Patricia age 45, West Palm Beach, FL A: Patricia, Cancer is a scary word for any family. I am sorry your family is facing this …

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

While growing older can be wonderful, it quite often brings with it a host of challenges.  Many seniors deal with health and mobility issues and need help to navigate through their daily lives. Moving into an assisted living facility is one solution and there are quite a few of them to choose from. Before doing so, it’s important to formulate …

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Rotator Cuff Tears and Fashionable Shoulder Slings

Rotator Cuff Tears

By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC – A recent trend has struck many of the shopping malls of South Florida: large numbers of patrons with arms in slings. As you travel the escalators or walk the rows of the parking lot, it’s easy to be struck by the sheer number of people in slings and shoulder immobilizers. “What is meaning of this …

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