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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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The next evolution of personalized Body Sculpting, truSculpt iD

The next evolution of personalized Body Sculpting,

We finally have the answer for those of us who have areas of fat on our body that we just cannot get rid of despite diet and exercise and do not want invasive liposuction, surgery or be left with sagging skin. The latest advancement in body contouring is here and it works! Over the years I pursued the quest to …

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What is the Difference Between THC and CBD?

THE BEST WAYS TO TREAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differed dramatically in their effects. CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get the user high. Because …

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It’s Hot Everywhere in July

Hot in July

Brent Myers Have you noticed that Summer has arrived? If you haven’t, just wait, you will. This is how I can usually tell that our wonderful south Florida Summer has come: when I bathe, get dressed, walk outside the house thirty feet to my car and when I get in – I feel like someone has rubbed a glazed doughnut …

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Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) is when blood does not flow properly to your eye’s optic nerve, eventually causing lasting damage to this nerve. With ION, you suddenly lose your vision in one or both of your eyes. The optic nerve carries signals from your eyes to the brain. Your brain then turns these …

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The Cornea

Although people may have heard the word ‘cornea’ in reference to the eye, many are unaware of what is really refers to. While diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration affect the back of the eye, the cornea is in the front of the eye. In fact, the cornea is the most anterior structure of the eye. It is the …

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Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry in the Summer Months

Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry in the Summer Months

By Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D. Board Certified Doctor of Audiology It’s important to clean your hearing devices every day, either before you put them in your ears every morning or when you removed them at night. Your Audiologist can instruct you on how best to clean your particular hearing aid model and will give you some small tools to brush …

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Is Shockwave Therapy the Answer to Healing Your Pain?

Is Shockwave Therapy the Answer to Healing Your Pain?

Shockwave Therapy, also known as ESWT and EPAT Shockwave therapy is a relatively new treatment option in orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine. The first medical treatment developed from this research was lithotripsy. This allowed focused shockwaves to essentially dissolve kidney stones without surgical intervention. Today, over 98% of all kidney stones are treated with this technology. The use of shockwaves to …

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How to Avoid Your Father’s “Follicular Fate”

How to Avoid Your Father’s “Follicular Fate”

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS A lot of the blame for hair loss gets directed at the mother’s side of the family, but today, we know that hair loss genes can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family, or a combination of the two. This means one of the best indicators you have is …

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Anty-aging Therapy Exosomes

Anty-aging Therapy Exosomes

Are you struggling with an illness or injury that is negatively impacting your overall quality of life? Have you tried various methods to heal your body without success? If you are searching for a natural, effective, and non-invasive treatment for reclaiming your overall health and body function, the professionals here at MD Beauty Labs can help. We offer cutting-edge exosomes …

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slip and fall tips

slip and fall tips

By Charles Etgen Certified Aging in place consultant Falls are the second leading cause of accidents in the home and account for 8.9 million trips to the emergency room every year. Fortunately, most are preventable. With a few simple changes around the house, you can reduce your risk greatly. According to the National Safety Council there are lots of preventative …

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ARE YOU PASSIVE, REACTIVE OR PROACTIVE WITH REGARDS TO YOUR WELLNESS-HEALTH-WELLBEING?

ARE YOU PASSIVE, REACTIVE OR PROACTIVE WITH REGARDS TO YOUR WELLNESS-HEALTH-WELLBEING?

We humans, are creatures of habits. Habit get us into automatic ways of behavior and give us an illusion that we control the situation we are in, and a sense stability and security. Many people justify this tendency with a common sense view: “why change something that is working ok?” Before we recommend to be proactive with regards to the …

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans?

Medicare Advantage

There are different ways that you can receive your Medicare coverage, or add onto that coverage. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance are options that may sound familiar, but they’re quite different. They do have one main thing in common: they’re both offered by private insurance companies. There are two options commonly used to replace or supplement Original Medicare. One …

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What do YOU Want? Replacing Missing Teeth

A good majority of the questions we answer pertain to how patients can replace their missing teeth.  There are a multitude of ways this can be accomplished.  The more important question that needs to be addressed first is “what do you want”?  In our experience, the response to this question can vary widely.  Some patients are fine with empty spaces …

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KNEE PAIN – Doesn’t Mean You Need Surgery – Alternative Therapy Approved by the FDA for Knee Arthritis Relief

Knee Pain

Do you have knee pain? Does it keep you from certain activities? Do you take medication for knee pain? Do you have knee pain after exercise? Do you have difficulty going up and downstairs? Are you considering knee replacement surgery? Have you tried everything to get rid of knee pain without success? If you have answered yes to any of …

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Macular Hole

Macular Hole

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Macular hole is when a tear or opening forms in your macula. As the hole forms, things in your central vision will look blurry, wavy or distorted. As the hole grows, a dark or blind spot appears in your central vision. A macular hole does not affect your peripheral (side) vision. What Causes …

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Can I Ever Get Off Medication for my Anxiety (or Depression)?

Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology

Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology One of the most frequent questions I hear from people seeking help for anxiety or depression is: Can I ever get off my medication? Some have tried stopping medications and struggled badly. Often they’re resigned to taking drugs, even though those drugs may not work very well or may have unpleasant side effects. …

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How Doctors Choose Surgeons

How Doctors Choose Surgeons

By David A. Goldman MD – When it’s time to have an elective surgical procedure how would you choose a surgeon? Most people will ask friends and family, others may do their own internet research. When I needed a hernia repair, I did what all other doctors do – I asked another doctor. Not just any doctor, but in this …

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You Deserve a Break Today…

I know it’s ironic to quote a famous fast-food chain advertisement in a health and wellness magazine, but on this one – they got it right! They understood one of the most overlooked principles of our health: the need for rest. (How they recommend fulfilling that need, and what many others think is where we differ...) Most studies indicate that we operate at our best when we have sufficient rest. Our bodies were not created to be able to go without stopping and taking a break. We were designed to wear down, be refreshed, and go again. Rest is important for all areas of our lives... Physically. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same area of the brain. Sleep releases hormones that control appetite. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat. And a 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night. Emotionally. Sleep and stress have similar affects on your cardiovascular stress. Being well rested can reduce stress levels and improve your overall health. Mentally. Lack of sleep can make it difficult for you to concentrate and retain information. When you sleep, your brain goes through all the activities and impressions of the day which is important for memory formation. But what’s most interesting about rest, is that God knew the importance of rest long before the golden arches recommended it. God created us with the need for rest; He modeled it and even commanded it. His Model “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (Genesis 2:2-3, NIV) God didn’t NEED rest. But he CHOSE to rest – giving us an example to follow. Think about this: if the Creator of the heavens and earth and the Sustainer of all living things was able to rest, then I think I could carve out some time to make sure I’m resting, too. His Command ““Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11) This, by the way, is in the Ten Commandments. Consider this: of all the possible things God could tell us to do – if you pared them down to the “top ten”, most of us would start with the Ten Commandments. And one of the top ten things God tells us to do is: REST. As God’s creation, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He designed us and put us together so He knows exactly what we need. And with all that knowledge and wisdom, what does He tell us to do? Rest. We should be working hard to make sure that we rest daily (getting a good night’s sleep); rest weekly (taking at least one day off from work); and rest annually (retreating for an extended time of refreshment).

I know it’s ironic to quote a famous fast-food chain advertisement in a health and wellness magazine, but on this one – they got it right! They understood one of the most overlooked principles of our health: the need for rest. (How they recommend fulfilling that need, and what many others think is where we differ…) Most studies indicate that …

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May is Better Hearing Month

May is Better Hearing Month

Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D. Board Certified Doctor of Audiology According to the Better Hearing Institute, hearing loss is 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. With May being recognized as the National Better Hearing Month and to help bring attention to …

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