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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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Macular Degeneration – A Closer Look

Macular Degeneration - A Closer Look

WHAT IS MACULAR DEGENERATION Macular degeneration is a disease of the macula- a small area in the retina at the back of the eye. The macula allows you to see fine details clearly and do things such as read and drive. When the macula does not work properly, your central vision can be blurry and have areas that are dark …

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

Neck Pain Relief

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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By Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP – There are a multitude of ads today advertising “anti-aging” and “returning to youth” but they should come with a special caveat: Be careful to choose what can actually make you look more youthful and healthy rather than make you look, well, weird. Discover the latest answer to natural anti-aging in Sculptra® Aesthetic. Why …

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Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They Are a Changin’


By Dr. Daniel Pero – Apodiatrist is a physician who specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  It is a specialty that is often misunderstood. Many question their scope of practice, capability, the length/type of education and training required, and their abilities in treating patients. In this issue we will try to explain the podiatrist’s role and …

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Are Your Hormones and Vitamins Making You Sick?


By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – Many experts have concurred-hormone deficiency and imbalance can greatly affect the way you look, feel and even your overall health. The risks for every type of illness can increase if critical hormone levels such as thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA) and growth hormone are low. Did you know – …

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Special Needs and their Impact on Divorce


By Stuart R. Manoff, Esq. – Although the decision to divorce is one of the toughest decisions to make, sometimes it is ultimately the best decision for the health and wellness of everyone involved. Unfortunately, even when divorce is the healthiest choice, the ramifications can be extremely difficult to manage especially when there are minor children involved, and even more …

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There’s A Fungus Among Us


Getting a pedicure/manicure is a popular way to pamper yourself. But watch out. You could walk away with an infection due to the use of unsanitary tools and contaminated footbaths if the salon doesn’t practice proper hygiene. We have all seen news reports about the dangerous bacteria that can be carried in the pipes and filters of whirlpool and massage …

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Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer

Thanks Komen South Florida Affiliate Staff, Local Volunteer for Guidance Marion Pollock is more than a breast cancer survivor: she is a mother of two, a nail technician, and a supporter of the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Before Marion received life-saving treatments at Bethesda Memorial Hospital Women’s Center, she was fundraising to support her …

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Connectivity and Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid

By Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA – Hearing instruments are designed for enhancing speech communication from person to person, however there are some environments and situations even with good devices patients may continue struggle based on their hearing impairment. These situations can include non-face-to-face communication like in a car, communication at a long distance or in a large group, as …

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Sports Medicine Approach to Physical Therapy

Sports Medicine Approach to Physical Therapy

By Dan Goldstein, MS, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC – When professional athletes are injured the process of rehabilitation is focused on safely return them to the field, pool, court or the course. This goal-oriented direction of rehabilitation is the progressive, sports medicine approach. The key is to begin with the patient’s strengths or capabilities and build to identified specific goals. …

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Missed Deadlines Don’t Have to be a Death Sentence for Your Dreams!

Life Coach

By Marc Murray, Life Coach – Have you heard about the man that had his funeral at age 75 but died at age 45?  That’s right! The man died at 45 but was buried at 75. You see, he stopped living at 45 because he gave up on his dreams. He figured that since his dreams did not materialize by …

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A New Way to Detect Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Detection

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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Rehab at Home

Rehab at Home

By Paul Cain, Ph.D. and Donna Holm, CPA – Few families anticipate how challenging the rehabilitation process can be… physically, mentally and emotionally, especially when trying to meet the non-medical issues, as well as compliance with the physician’s recommendations concerning activities in general and getting back into a daily routine. It is helpful to know resources are available to assist. …

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Mold Allergies – Miserable in South Florida


By Daniel N. Tucker, M.D. – South Florida’s humidity, warm temperatures and climate is a “Petri dish” for mold colonization. Our climate makes those suffering from a mold allergy feel tired, and often times miserable. Asthma, Allergic rhinitis (hay fever symptoms), chronic/recurrent sinusitis, skin problems (including hives), migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, food allergies, are just of few illnesses that frequently …

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Gum Recession (Loss): Do I Really Need to Treat It?

Gum Recession

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – Gingival (gum) recession is very common in our adult population.  There are many factors that lead to this problem including genetics (thanks mom and dad), habits (such as smoking), improper oral hygiene techniques, previous orthodontic therapy (tooth movement), excessive biting forces and insufficient visits to the dentist for professional oral health maintenance …

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How To Grow A Happy Marriage

Healthy Marriage

What is the single most important thing I must do to improve my marriage? – By Terry Hoskins – Often counselors will turn to communication techniques or personality testing to improve a marriage in trouble, but both of these strategies do not lead to real heart change. They are helpful tools when significant change has already taken place inside the …

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Early Detection of Stomach Cancer

By Shardul A. Nanavati, MD – At one time, stomach cancer was the most common type of cancer known in the United States. As the years progressed, the disease became less common among patients. While there are no definitive answers as to why, it’s thought to be related to the decline in salted or smoked food intake. Even with the …

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Strengthened Muscles Lead to Pain Relief

Neck Pain

NECK PAIN Addressing neck muscle weakness with a leading-edge Multi-Cervical Unit enables a patient to rid herself of chronic pain and improve range of motion. Carol Ann Kaminski certainly has her share of reasons for chronic neck pain. “It was normal childhood use and abuse of my body – skiing, gymnastics, trampolines, and some of the other things kids do,” …

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