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Pediatric Reflux Disease: Helping you Decode Its Symptoms

Pediatric Reflux Disease: Helping you Decode Its Symptoms

by Enrique Hernandez-Sanchez, M.D. Pediatric Gastroenterologist Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when gastric contents flow back into the esophagus, leading to complications such as inflammation of the esophagus, failure to gain weight, respiratory symptoms or choking. GERD is extremely prevalent among babies, with up to 20% incidence among full term babies and up to 40% incidence on premature babies. With …

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New 3D-Printed Hair: Is it Right for You?

New 3D-Printed Hair: Is it Right for You?

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist For most anyone experiencing hair loss, the situation can be a significant cause of stress, anxiety and concern. Shedding significant amounts of hair and seeing more scalp shining through can negatively impact hair styling, disrupt our mood and lower our self-esteem. While medical treatments for hair loss have advanced tremendously over the …

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Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

April is the national awareness month for Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal (Head and Neck) Cancers. While not as common as some other types of malignancies, these cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. According to the American Cancer Society, some of the early warning signs and symptoms …

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Ruin your Life

Depression Doesn’t Have to Ruin your Life

by Michael Cohen, Director Center for Brain Jupiter Florida Depression can ruin your life. You don’t feel like doing anything or going anywhere. It destroys your hope. It destroys yourjoy. It can make your body hurt. It bashes your self-esteem, impacts your relationships and gives you dark thoughts no one should have. You can’t talk yourself out of depression. You …

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Revolutionary Treatment for Pain Restores Function and Mobility

Revolutionary Treatment for Pain Restores Function and Mobility

Neck pain can be debilitating. Pain can radiate from the neck to the back down the arms and sometimes even down to the hips and legs. Neck pain can create chronic and intense headaches. The neck itself can become stiff with a decreased range of motion where pain is often worsened with movement. 70% of individuals experience neck pain that …

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Ten Best Anti-Aging & Cosmetic Procedures for Men during Lunch

Ten Best Anti-Aging & Cosmetic Procedures for Men during Lunch

When you think of cosmetic procedures you generally think of something that’s of interest to women only, however, more and more men are interested in feeling and looking good. Sometimes men could be reluctant or shy to inquire about available cosmetic procedures. I would like to demystify my 10 favorite procedures that men can do without downtime that truly make …

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Cellulite Lymphatic

Cellulite Lymphatic

By Jennifer Williams The lymphatic system is the toilet of the body removing excess water and toxins. Doctors in Europe recognize the importance the lymph system and how it supports the whole body’s health including the immune system and nervous system. The lymphatic system is the toilet of the body removing excess water and toxins. Doctors in Europe recognize the …

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I Have A Wait Problem

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Brent Myers You’re reading a health and wellness magazine and you’re thinking: that guy can’t spell. But the truth is that you read it correctly: I have a wait problem: I don’t like to wait. But who does? Think about it… do you like to wait? Do you love sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? Do you …

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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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Ask the Audiologist

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA Board Certified in Audiology 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, …

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HIV AND THE EYES

HIV AND THE EYES

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that causes the body’s immune system to break down. Your immune system fights off illness and infection and is very important for a healthy body. Once HIV is present in the body, it attacks important white blood cells in your immune system called lymphocytes, or …

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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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#BadHairDay…? Beyond Physical Symptoms; The Psychological Impact of Losing Your Hair

#BadHairDay...? Beyond Physical Symptoms; The Psychological Impact of Losing Your Hair

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist Everyone is familiar with the common signs of hair loss…  crown balding and receding of the hairline in men, as well as less volume and less coverage in women with more scalp shining through.  But the physical symptoms like hair in your brush or sink are actually NOT the most worrisome aspect …

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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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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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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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Why Do So Many Men and Women Experience Excessive Shedding in February?

Why Do So Many Men and Women Experience Excessive Shedding in February?

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman When your body thinks it’s starving, it doesn’t make ‘luxury’ items like hair. This can be bad news for the millions of Americans who have spent the last month going to extreme measures to lose the pounds they packed on during the holiday season. What many dieters don’t realize is, the “crash” diets often seen …

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