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Biceps Tendon Tears Or Why a Love of Spinach Did Not Cause the Popeye Deformity In Your Arm

Biceps Tendon Tears

By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC Biceps tendon tears- or why a love of spinach did not cause the Popeye deformity in your arm. Tearing of the biceps tendon tends to happen most often in men aged 40-70. It can occur as a sharp “snap” when lifting or throwing.  The tendon can tear at either its origin at the top of …

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Choroidal Neovascular Membranes Symptoms & Treatments

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes Symptoms & Treatments

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) are new blood vessels that grow beneath the retina and disrupt vision. These blood vessels grow in an area called the choroid, the area between the retina and the sclera (the white part of your eye). The choroid supplies oxygen and nutrients to the eye. CNVM occur when new …

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Hair Loss? Your Own Blood May Hold the Key to Regrowth!

Hair Loss

New ‘Vampire’ PRP Treatment May Rejuvenate Dying Follicles By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. What do Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie have in common? The answer is that they have all reportedly used their own blood as a cutting-edge non-surgical regenerative medical treatment.  Studied in over 6,500 published scientific papers, the use of concentrated blood …

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New Approaches to Health and Wellness – Advances in Hormone Therapy

Advances in Hormone Therapy

Robert L Hunter, M.D. – Hormones affect every aspect of our lives, including general health, mood, and overall well-being. The last 10 years have seen a change in attitude as to how men and women should be treated for hormonal imbalances. While the movement toward “bio-identical” hormones has been appropriate from a safety standpoint, the delivery of hormones has been …

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Sensitive Teeth: What Are My Treatment Options?

Sensitive Teeth: What Are My Treatment Options

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – Many of us have experienced the feeling of biting into something cold and feeling extreme sensitivity.  I am not talking about a continued dull ache in the teeth or spontaneous tooth pain, which are usually associated with some type of nerve issue that may require a root canal evaluation.  The type of …

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Arthritis and Your Feet: What You Need to Know

Arthritis and Your Feet

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 pressure is placed on the …

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Do I have TMJ?

Do I have TMJ

By Natalia Tsar, DDS, LVIF TMJ, more accurately called TMD, is a cycle of pain, muscle spasms, and jaw joint problems that results when the teeth, chewing muscles, and jaw joints don’t work together harmoniously. The letters “TMD” stand for Temporomandibular Dysfunction. This refers to problems with muscles and joints that join the lower jaw to the base of the …

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The Health Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

The Health Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Massage therapy has long been recognized as a natural method of healing.  Massage in its current form is a culmination of customs and techniques rooted in ancient history.  While receiving a massage may be one of the most relaxing things you’ve ever done, massage also offers a variety of documented health and wellness incentives. There are many different types and …

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FORCE to Host Exclusive Screening of Feature Film in Palm Beach

FORCE to Host Exclusive Screening of Feature Film in Palm Beach

Film provides Support, Advocacy for Those Affected by Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), is proud to announce the exclusive premiere of the feature film Decoding Annie Parker. Forming a unique collaboration, FORCE, the only non-profit organization devoted to helping those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC), as well as their families, …

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What is an Herbal Poultice?

What is an Herbal Poultice

By Stephen Sedita, AP A Poultice refers to a blend of mud, clay, silt, wax or other base material with medicinal herbs which is heated and applied to the body. The usage of poultices dates back to ancient times and can be found in virtually every culture on every continent. Through the years the technique has been honed and evolved …

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

Using fireworks on the 4th of July is an American Tradition.  And it can be safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Ralph Apel, the spokesperson for the National Council on Fireworks Safety. Consumer fireworks go through vigorous third party testing in China before being shipped to the United States.  But he notes, according to the U.S. …

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What Your Body Language Says About You

What Your Body Language Says About You

By Kristie DeBlasio, Ph.D., CCRC – Advanced Mental Health Care – You may think that you are hiding your emotions or thoughts from someone because you are not literally telling them, but it may be written all over your face as they say, whether you like it not. It has been reported that up to 70% of our communication comes …

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The REAL Marriage Problem Meets GRACE

marriage problem

By Terry Hoskins Most premarital counseling that is available today has been watered down to nothing more than personality tests and communication techniques which is doing very little to prepare two sinners for becoming one until death do us part. My marriage is where it’s at today in spite of the premarital counseling we received not because of it. After …

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A Closer Look at Fibromyalgia

Drug Free Pain Center

By Jack Gardner, M.D. – Did you know that Fibromyalgia is one of the fastest growing disabling conditions in the United States? Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain disorder where the patient has long-term, full body pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons,and other soft tissues. Many areas are hypersensitive to touch and may be in states of chronic …

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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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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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The Achilles Heel: From the Trojan War to the End of Kobe Bryant.

The Achilles Heel

By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC – From the dawn of the written era, man has known about the devastating weakness at the base of the calf muscles. The confluence of the gastrocs and the soleus muscles becomes the tendinous attachment on the calcaneus (heel bone) known as the Achilles tendon. This tendon is responsible for transmitting the entire force generated …

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Poor Health Begins in the Gut!

Poor Health Begins in the Gut

By Bruce R. Dooley, M.D. – Millions suffer from the poor health conditions that are directly related to imbalances in the intestinal tract, a condition known as dysbiosis. This condition is caused over time by negative impacts on a person such as stress, antibiotics, sugar or carbohydrate intake, mercury from so-called “silver” dental fillings, steroids, overuse of certain medications and …

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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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Fitbella – Shape Up for Summer – Exercise in a FitCapsule

You keep your skin clean. You condition your hair. You’re eating right. You’re doing all you can to look and feel great. But are you missing out on an important part of a healthier lifestyle? No matter what your age or shape, you should exercise daily. Not only does exercise tone your body so you can wear your favorite jeans, …

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