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Top 4 Questions Patients Ask About Robotic FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

Dr. Alan J. Bauman with ARTAS

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman Permanently restoring one’s hair to a more youthful and healthy state with a hair transplant can make you look and feel great. But, what’s new in the field of hair transplantation that has improved patient comfort, downtime, naturalness and overall results?  The ARTAS robotic-assisted follicular unit extraction hair transplant is the latest advancement in the …

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Replace or Keep a Tooth: How Do I Decide?

Replace or Keep a Tooth:

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. The decision to keep or replace a tooth is a very emotional one for many patients. Beyond the concern over losing a tooth, many patients have difficulty with the idea of removing any part of their body. Typically, our patients request the most “conservative” option available. Although keeping a tooth (no matter how …

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“Welcome Relief from Feminine Aging Symptoms”

“Welcome Relief from Feminine Aging Symptoms”

by Dr. Robin Sykes Many women are reluctant to talk about the changes that occur “down under” as we age. Often times symptoms begin as early as after child birth, but then become worse with natural changes associated with decrease in hormone levels and the passage of time. Symptoms range from stress incontinence (leakage), laxity of the tissue and decrease …

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Who Should I See for a Hearing Problem?

Who Should I See for a Hearing Problem?

Written by Nora Fuchs, Au.D., Audio-Logic, P.C. Submitted by Dana Luzon, Au.D., Audiology & Hearing Aids of the Palm Beaches It can be confusing to know who to turn to for what. What is the difference between an audiologist, an ENT, a hearing aid dispenser, and even my primary care physician? If I do have a hearing loss, why should …

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Your Jaw Pain May Be in Your Neck

Your Jaw Pain May Be in Your Neck

by Dr. Jonathan Chung One of the most common and troublesome problems that I’m noticing in my practice is a condition known as Temporomandibular joint dysfuction, or TMD for short. In fact, many of you may have heard someone talk about their TMJ or having TMD, but didn’t quite know what it was. TMD involves the joint that connects your …

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Scientific Research finds Acupuncture is Effective for Weight Loss

Scientific Research finds Acupuncture is Effective for Weight Loss

Everyone is looking for the secret to weight loss, without falling victim to the latest gimmicks. With so many different opinions about how to lose weight, it can be difficult to tell what will really work. Fortunately there is a technique for weight loss that has been tested for centuries:  acupuncture. This technique is safe, sound and reliable. And, even …

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“Welcome Relief from Feminine Aging Symptoms”

Many women are reluctant to talk about the changes that occur “down under” as we age. Often times symptoms begin as early as after child birth, but then become worse with natural changes associated with decrease in hormone levels and the passage of time. Symptoms range from stress incontinence (leakage), laxity of the tissue and decrease in elasticity of the …

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Dental Implants: A Conservative Treatment Option

A Conservative Treatment Option One of the first things a patient typically asks at a dental appointment is, “what is the most conservative option?”  Personally, if it were my mouth being treated, I would ask the same question. The key to making the best choice is understanding what the word “conservative” means in your particular case. A Common Dilemma: An …

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New Technology Makes Early Detection of This Nation’s Leading Cause of Death Possible

New Technology Makes Early Detection of This Nation’s Leading Cause of Death Possible

A new, noninvasive technology that screens people for signs of hardened arteries aims to find heart disease long before symptoms develop, and early enough to do something about it. The Soteria Cardiac Platform will revolutionize the way we screen, test, and treat Atherosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis are often used interchangeable. Simply put, we are referring to changes in the artery wall that: …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

3) Lying Down When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit. Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancerous) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost …

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Anatomy of an Undetectable Hair Transplant

Anatomy of an Undetectable Hair Transplant

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman It is every patient’s goal is to have their hair restored in a way that is safe, comfortable but most importantly, undetectable. Thankfully, today, minimally-invasive hair transplant techniques like NeoGraft FUE and ARTAS Robotic System, the use of small grafts called follicular units along with careful artistic design makes this absolutely possible. Further evidence of …

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Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction has been around for many years and should have made traditional liposuction obsolete by now, however many physicians are still performing traditional liposuction for several reasons. It can be performed under general anesthesia, and there is no large investment involved as there is with a laser technology. When a patient is put under general anesthesia, the trauma that …

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Why do I have Uveitis?

Uveitis?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, which is made up of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Together, these form the middle layer of the eye between the retina and the sclera (white of the eye). The eye is shaped like a tennis ball, with three different layers of tissue surrounding the central …

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A Solution Based Approach to Getting Hearing Aids

Getting Hearing Aids

Written by Mary Ann Gilbert, Au.D., Whittier Hearing Center Submitted by Dana Luzon, Au.D., Audiology & Hearing Aids of the Palm Beaches The biggest mistake people make is buying a hearing aid instead of buying better hearing. I have been helping people find solutions for their hearing problems and communication issues for more than 30 years, and I have seen …

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Saving Teeth: Determining If Teeth Should Be Treated or Replaced

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – Patients every day face the decision of whether or not to have teeth treated or removed.  The choice can be difficult from an emotional viewpoint as well as a functional one. In many cases, the tooth or teeth in question are not causing any pain. What may not be understood is the …

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Chronic Daily Migraine Headaches – Finding a Solution

Chronic Daily Migraine Headaches – Finding a Solution

Migraine headaches are among the most debilitating and dreadful neurological problems that exist. They may not be fatal, but the effect on someone’s quality of life can be dramatic. Imagine having days where the sight of light cripples you. Imagine having terrible nausea, and a constant pounding in your head so bad that you wish that someone would just cut …

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Does Your Child Really Have ADHD?

Does Your Child Really Have ADHD?

By Mike Cohen, Director Center for Brain Here’s a bold statement that might surprise you. Not every child who fidgets, has trouble paying attention or struggles in school has ADHD. In fact, 50 percent of children wearing this label also have a learning disability that might have been overlooked – something I see regularly in my practice. This incomplete diagnosis …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker How the Lymphatic System Works What does edema have to do with your lymphatic system? The lymphatic system serves as one of the body’s main highways. Through its network of vessels and ducts, it works as a filtration system for body fluid entering into the blood stream. This fluid is referred to as “lymph” fluid, which is …

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What is LDN?

What is LDN

Low Dose Naltrexone Naltrexone (available in 50mg and 100mg) is an FDA-approved drug used to treat patients with alcohol dependence. It works by blocking opioid receptors 24 hours a day and thereby taking the euphoria (fun) out of drinking. Low Dose Naltrexone is usually only 0.5 to 4.5 mg per day, hence the name Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). LDN only …

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Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation. The Next Frontier

Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation. The Next Frontier

An estimated 2.7–6.1 million people in the United States have Atrial Fibrillation (often called AFib or AF). With the aging of the U.S. population, this number is expected to increase. Afib is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. During AFib, the normal beating in the upper chambers of the heart (the two atria) is irregular, and blood doesn’t flow …

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