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The Gift of Good Health

The Gift of Good Health

By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – We all want to feel healthy and every decision we make in our daily lives can be an important step in achieving this goal.  This holiday season you can make the biggest difference in the lives of those you love by giving the gift of genuine health, energy, happiness, and the ability …

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“HIVES AND GIANT HIVES” (Urticaria and Angioedema)

Urticaria and Angioedema

By Daniel N. Tucker, M. D. DNT:ns – Urticaria and Angioedema are the medical terms for Hives and Giant Hives. The latter can cause extreme swelling involving different areas of the body and can be dangerous when it occurs in the area of the throat. Hives, or urticaria lesions, are raised red areas which are usually quite itchy. These can …

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Relieving Holiday Stress with Acupuncture

Acupuncture

By Stephen Sedita, AP – While the holidays are a time for celebration, for many people there they are also a time of increased stresses. Holiday stress statistics, as reported by the American Psychological Association, show that up to 69% of people are stressed by the feeling of having a “lack of time”, 69% are stressed by perceiving a “lack …

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Hot Stone Massage Promotes Mind and Body Wellness

Hot Stone Massage

Seasons change and moods can change as the days grow shorter and the sweltering heat of South Florida makes way to cooler nights.. Cooler weather makes for the perfect time to incorporate hot stone massage into your overall health and wellness regimen. This favorite massage technique can help combat the negative effects that less sun and cooler evening nights by …

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Giving Back: Nourishing Senior Life

Giving Back Nourishing Senior Life

By Paul Cain, Ph.D. and Donna Holm, CPA – The top three reasons causing seniors to be admitted to the hospital are 1) Falls, 2) Medication Mismanagement and 3) Malnutrition. For the first two, the preventive measures are straight forward and everyone can relate. “Always use your walker and take your pills on time, Grandma.” When it comes to poor …

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The Greatest Gift of All

So what is Christmas about anyway daddy? My 2 &1/2 year old son, Luke, is now almost old enough to ask such questions. He is beginning to understand that Christmas has something to do with getting gifts. He gets excited when we talk about Christmas and he connects Christmas to the idea of getting Thomas Train toys; is this the …

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Alimony in Florida

Alimony in Florida

By Stuart R. Manoff, Esq. – Alimony, also known as spousal support, is utilized by Florida courts to ensure that the reasonable financial needs of each spouse are met during and after a divorce. Within Florida Statute § 61.08, the Florida legislature has outlined factors to be considered by judges in determining alimony awards. The factors include, but are not …

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Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits

Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits

Are you a wartime veteran—or the spouse of one—who needs assistance with activities of daily living? Are you currently living in a senior living community or thinking of moving into one? If so, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to cover the cost of assisted living through the Veterans Affairs (VA) Aid and Attendance Program. Sadly, most veterans …

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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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