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Your Happiness – What is the Cost?

Have you ever taken a moment to observe a child playing? With an empty box, or a metal pot, or some water and dirt they can create an adventure. They are naturally joyous. As we grow up, the cost of our happiness increases. We may route our happiness through earning an education, having a family, developing social relationships, or even …

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness-Get Screened

Colorectal Cancer Awareness-Get Screened

Leslie H Perla MD FACP What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a malignancy that can affect any portion of the lower gastrointestinal tract referred to as the colon and rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. About ninety three percent of the cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in individuals over …

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Treating Chronic Neck Problems

Treating Chronic Neck Problems

Not all neck injuries or weakness create pain alone. Take it from Tish Kern who experienced an uncommon symptom, “I would wake up in the middle of the night with itching on both of my arms, it was horrible and nothing would help but ice”. Tish has always been active. Cheerleading, swimming, diving, volleyball, tennis, and running; at 65 she …

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Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Intimacy is a difficult subject for anyone to share with a healthcare provider, however many women suffer from the effects that aging & childbirth have on their lives. It is very common for women not only to experience signs of aging in the face and body, but also in the vagina. It can range from aesthetic deterioration such as pigmentary …

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Focus on the Face

Focus on the Face

by Dr. Robin Sykes You look in the mirror in the morning, and the face that greets you makes you exclaim “My face is falling”. It can be hard to put your “best face forward” when you know that no amount of makeup or sleep will fill in the hollows of your cheeks, or take away the sad expression around …

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Why Wait for Better Hearing

Why Wait for Better Hearing

By: Dr. Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA. Board Certified in Audiology Some people experience mental roadblocks when they are first diagnosed with hearing loss and find out they need hearing devices. Some wait months or years before seeking treatment. Joan felt this way before moving forward, below is her story: “When I first got my hearing aids, I spoke very openly …

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Question: How can I tell if my friend has a problem with alcohol or drugs?

Question: How can I tell if my friend has a problem with alcohol or drugs?

Physical signs of substance use may include: – Change in sleep patterns or appetite – Weight loss or weight gain -Eyes that are bloodshot – Pupils that are smaller or larger than normal – Shakes and/or tremors – Slurred speech – Impaired coordination – Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing Behavioral signs of substance use may include: – Decreased …

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Unraveling Trigeminal Neuralgia

By Dr. Jonathan Chung Most of you have probably never heard of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). It’s a pretty rare disorder that affects about 4-5 people per 100,000. If you or someone you love has ever had it, then you know that this illness can be associated with the worst pain that a human being can experience. The constant and persistant …

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Begin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your Body

Begin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your BodyBegin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your Body

Looking for a Detox to begin the Spring Season? Did you know that your body has a natural detoxifying system? Your lymphatic system functions to remove toxins including cancer cells from your body daily. What is the Lymphatic System? If you’ve ever woken up with puffy eyes, sinus congestion and a feeling of overall malaise, it is possible that your …

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Spring (Change) is in the Air

Spring (Change) is in the Air

Brent Myers Spring ushers in a new season. It signals the end of “winter” and the beginning of something new. Spring brings new flowers, warmer temperatures, greener grass, and another baseball season. Spring also brings another ritual for many people: cleaning. Yep – good ol’ fashioned spring cleaning. “Out with the old and in with the new.” Perhaps this annual …

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What Is a Macular Pucker?

What Is a Macular Pucker

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – A macular pucker (also called an epiretinal membrane) is a layer of scar tissue that grows on the surface of the retina, particularly the macula, which is the part of your eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is the small area at the center of the eye’s retina that allows …

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Acupuncture: The New Facelift?

The New Facelift?

What is Skin Rejuvenating Acupuncture? Skin Rejuvenating Acupuncture is an effective, safe, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is a great natural alternative to Botox. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine which has been around for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles just under the skin’s surface on …

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RejuvaWAVETM is a Revolutionary New Treatment that cures Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

RejuvaWAVETM is a Revolutionary New Treatment that cures Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Why medicate when you can cure? Introducing the only Erectile Dysfunction Treatment that cures ED, RejuvaWavetm is revolutionary, non-invasive and heals the underlying causes of ED. RejuvaWavetm uses FDA-cleared, scientifically proven non-invasive technology that uses Acoustic Pressure Waves to stimulate cellular metabolism, enhance blood circulation and stimulate tissue regeneration creating new blood vessels in treated areas. Traditional treatments for ED, …

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Laser Cataract Surgery: What you should know

Laser Cataract Surgery

By David A. Goldman MD – With every year, advances are made in ophthalmic surgery. While some are relatively insignificant, others can change the entire way we think about surgery. With cataract surgery, the latest development is the use of femtosecond laser to assist with the surgery. While this is a very exciting development for the field, the exact details …

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Senior Information Centers Helps Seniors Preserve and Protect Assets

Helps Seniors Preserve and Protect Assets

By Linda Leatherbury Developing a comprehensive plan for financial preservation is essential to help seniors avoid costly mistakes and prevent financial devastation. Senior Information Centers, an umbrella network of licensed Florida professionals, provides comprehensive estate planning services that help seniors preserve and protect their assets. The company, with offices in Boca Raton, Sarasota and Ocala, serves seniors and their families …

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Painless Gum Disease: Do I Need To Treat It?

Painless Gum Disease: Do I Need To Treat It?

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. We see an incredible amount of patients with all levels of gum and jaw bone disease with one common finding… lack of pain.  This may seem like a blessing, but the lack of warning often does not prompt patients to seek treatment in the early stages.  Leaving periodontal disease, inflammation and destruction of …

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Are you Chronically Anxious?

Are you Chronically Anxious?

Neurofeedback Helps Chronic Anxiety without Medication By Mike Cohen, Director Center for Brain Take a moment to answer these questions: Do you feel fearful? Do feelings of fear “come out of nowhere”? Do you worry excessively about situations or events, out of proportion to their chances of happening? Do your worries result in physical symptoms such as sweating, nausea and …

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What is CBD and the medical treatment it provides

What is CBD

Canabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psycho activity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. Scientific …

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Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

By Ashley Miller, M.Ed, LMHC, CAP Chances are, if you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs (prescription or recreational), you probably do. Honestly answer these questions to help assess your situation: 1. Have you felt you ought to cut down on your use? 2. Have people annoyed you by criticizine your use? 3. Have you felt bad …

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