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A New Way To Detect Skin Cancer

By Kenneth Beer, MD – Melanoma is an easily treatable disease with a nearly 100 percent cure rate, assuming you discover it before the cancer metastasizes. According to estimates from the National Institute of Health, some 70,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year, though 16 percent will find it after the disease has metastasized and will have just …

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Liposuction Without Surgery?

Liposuction Without Surgery

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. – Non-surgical body contouring has been evolving over the last decade to treat a multitude of conditions that previously only plastic surgery could answer. Now there is a new technology that will help you lose inches in a comfortable spa setting with no downtime.  Ilipo Ultra is the newest FDA approved laser for achieving results of …

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Welcome Home to Gracious Living at Prosperity Oaks

Welcome Home to Gracious Living at Prosperity Oaks

At Prosperity Oaks, we know you have your own unique story—and knowing that story is an important part of how we make you feel like family. After all, no place feels like home without family. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome from the friendly faces of those who live and work here. Our associates …

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Arthritis and Your Feet: What You Need to Know

Arthritis and Your Feet - What You Need to Know

By Dr. Karl Michel – Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. As the lining of the joint erodes it causes the breakdown of the cartilage which normally protects a joint, allowing it to move smoothly. The cartilage also absorbs shock when …

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Little League Shoulder

Little League Shoulder

“My boy didn’t make the pitching roster for his fifth baseball travel team‘cause of shoulder pain, a 38 year old Mets player won the Cy Young award, and Kevin Youkilis is a friggin Yankee?…  Those darn Mayans were right about that calendar…” By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC – Shoulder pain in the overhead throwing athlete is a constant source of …

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Delaware Trusts Offer Strategies for Asset Protection and Tax Savings…and you don’t even have to visit Delaware

Delaware Trusts Offer Strategies for Asset Protection and Tax Savings

By Scott Altschul, Senior Vice President, Florida District, Key Private Bank – For many years, the state of Delaware has developed the reputation as a friendly jurisdiction for U.S. business because of its advantageous tax code and pro-business legal environment. However, in recent years Delaware has become popular with estate and wealth planning professionals, who consider the state one of …

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JANUARY IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

JANUARY IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

By David W. Feld, MD, Jupiter Obgyn – Cervical cancer is a dreaded, but largely preventable disease. Unfortunately, in the coming year, it is estimated between 11,000 and 12,000 American women will be diagnosed with it and nearly 4,000 will succumb from an advanced form of the disease. What can be done about this, and how can we increase the …

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ARE YOUR MEDICATIONS BAD FOR YOUR HAIR’S HEALTH?

ARE YOUR MEDICATIONS BAD FOR YOUR HAIRS HEALTH

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. – Medications that your doctor prescribes are used to maintain your health or treat a specific medical condition, but they can come with unwanted side effects.  Some drugs trigger hair growth in unwanted areas, changes in color or texture, or cause hair loss. Like any other type of hair loss, drug-induced hair loss can have …

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Patient Finds Secret to Neck Pain Relief… and Excitingly Shares News with the World

Patient Finds Secret to Neck Pain Relie

Years of excessive childhood use and abuse of the body – skiing, gymnastics, trampoline jumping – and working at a desk job for forty years left Carol Ann Kaminski suffering from chronic back and neck pain. Eventually her active lifestyle caught up with Carol Ann and the increasing back and neck pain made it difficult for her to enjoy some …

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Thyroid Disease and Seniors

Thyroid Disease and Seniors

By Paul Cain, Ph.D. and Donna Holm, CPA – As seniors embrace the golden years, they have many things to look forward to – retirement, watching their children begin families of their own, playing with grandchildren, and hopefully enjoying a full life with the wisdom of age on their side. Along with the joys of aging comes the knowledge that …

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Physical Therapy Relieves Pain and Restores Natural Movement

Physical Therapy Relieves Pain and Restores Natural Movement

By Dan Goldstein, PT, O/SCS, ATC, GFS – When we experience chronic pain, anywhere in the body, we consciously, and sometimes even unconsciously, alter our movements in order to reduce the immediate discomfort.  These compensated motion patterns may alleviate the pain for a short while but they ultimately result in abnormal muscle activity, poor joint motions, with additional breakdown and …

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Digital Hearing Devices

Digital Hearing Devices

By Dana Luzon, Au.D. – Forget everything Grandpa told you about his hearing aids. Those days and those hearing aids are long gone, thankfully. Today, you can enjoy the sounds of life without a lot of hassles. Modern hearing aids deliver sound quality and ease-of-use in small, discreet devices. Today, quality hearing aids use digital technology – circuitry that’s used …

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RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION

RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – WHAT IS RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION? A retinal vein occlusion occurs when a vein in the eye’s retina is blocked. The retina is the layer of light-sensing cells lining the back of your eye.  It converts light rays into signals, which are sent through the optic nerve to your brain where they are …

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A New Year – A New You

New Year New You

By Stuart R. Manoff, Esq. – A new year is upon us, and with a new year comes new resolutions. For most people, the beginning of a new year really means the beginning of a “new you.” New Year’s resolutions often revolve around becoming a healthier and happier person. As a part of that goal to be better, people tend …

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Deep Tissue Massage Techniques and Health Benefits

Deep Tissue Massage Techniques and Health Benefits

By Georgia Lund Yahoo! Contributor provided by: ISpas – Massage has been around for centuries, with stress relief being the primary acknowledged health benefit, not until recent years have a wide variety of health benefits become attributed to massage therapy. Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that offers targeted muscle pain relief for those afflicted with fibromyalgia, …

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Lose Weight Now!

Body Mess Index

Team Choreography for Weight Loss By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – “I try everything and the weight just creeps back.  It’s so frustrating.”  If that comment sounds familiar, then I encourage you to read about breakthroughs in modern medicine. Successful 21st century medical grade weight loss is becoming the hottest sensation to combating disease.  Like any chronic medical …

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Asthma

Asthma

By Daniel N. Tucker, M.D.- Asthma is a disease involving inflamed airways in the lungs. It is common and is becoming more so with time. It is characterized by swelling of the mucous membranes of the lungs, excessive production of thick, sticky mucus, and spasm of the smooth muscles in the bronchi or airway tubes. Asthma is multi-factorial and can …

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Rethinking New Years Resolutions

Rethinking New Years Resolutions

By Terry Hoskins – We have many aspirations for the New Year as we tell ourselves that we are going to run more, eat less, get a better job, and spend more time with our families. We become passionate as we look down the road and dream about how sweet life will be in the future as we live our …

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Knee Pain and the Torn Meniscus

Knee Pain and the Torn Meniscus

“Doc I think the shock absorbers in my knee are expired….” By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC – Why is it that so many knees swell up like balloons and hurt like the devil after a twisting injury? The answer is that often times knee trauma can lead to tears of the meniscus. The knee joint primarily consists of the femur …

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Hair Thinning? Falling Out? Here’s the next step…

Hair Thinning

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D.  – SOUND FAMILIAR? A woman with a once lush mane finds herself spending more time camouflaging the thinning areas on her scalp… A man in his prime sees the telltale recession of his hairline or some premature thinning of his crown… Both of them see a reflection in the mirror that looks older than they …

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