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October is National Audiology Awareness Month

October is National Audiology Awareness Month

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology Hearing loss is an increasing health concern in this nation. Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. That’s more than four times the amount of people who live in New York City. The statistics are shocking, and even more so knowing that more than half of those …

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Understanding Dry Eye and Blepharitis

Understanding Dry Eye and Blepharitis

By David A. Goldman MD – Dry eye is believed to be one of the most common ocular conditions in the United States. More common in women, one study estimated the prevalence of dry eye in women ≥ 50 years old was 7.8% or 3.23 million women in the US.  Called keratoconjunctivitissicca, the underlying pathology is a decreased production of …

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Selfie

Slefie

A selfie is a photograph of yourself taken with a mobile phone or other handheld device, and uploaded to social media – Facbook, Instagam, Twtitter, etc. Personally, I am fascinated with the whole selfie concept. I wonder: do people think so much of themselves that they want others to look at them? Or do they think so little of themselves …

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Shedding Light on Alopecia Areata

Traction Alocepia before and 4 months After PRP by Dr. Alan Bauman

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month and it’s an important opportunity for those suffering from alopecia areata and other less common forms of hair loss, like cicatricial (scarring) alopecia, to get educated about effective new hair restoration options that can help. About Alopecia Areata According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, over 6.8 million …

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My Partial Denture is Moving… What Can Be DONE?

My Partial Denture is Moving... What Can Be DONE?

Partial dentures have long been used to help fill in the spaces where people are missing teeth. These types of appliances are “removable”, meaning they can be taken in out of the mouth. Partials have served an important function over the years, allowing patients to chew and smile when other options are not possible either due to lack of remaining/supporting …

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Sinus, Sinusitis and the Allergist

Sinus, Sinusitis and the Allergist

“My head hurts, my nose is stuffy and it runs like a faucet. I have sinusitis. ” From the desk of Dr. Walter M. Ryan, III But what is sinusitis. As with most terms in medicine – the “itis” ending means inflammation. Inflammation is a way for the body to protect itself, and help with the healing process. The inflammatory …

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MD Beauty Labs Invests in State-of-the-Art Aesthetic Devices for Their Patient’s Best Outcomes

MD Beauty Labs Invests in State-of-the-Art Aesthetic Devices for Their Patient’s Best Outcomes

We all want to look and feel our best, but savvy patients today want to avoid cosmetic surgery since there are alternative noninvasive procedures that are incredibly effective. These procedures offer in-office treatment and much less expensive. MD Beauty Labs offers groundbreaking technology for their patients that provides surgical-like results with no incisional scars, less downtime, and long-lasting results. In …

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What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Sometimes these vessels swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In other cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that …

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The Sound Void: How Hearing Loss Sneaks Up on You

The Sound Void:

By Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D. Board Certified Doctor of Audiology How Sound Works To begin with, it helps to understand how sound works. Most people think hearing loss is a question of volume. But that’s only part of the story. Sound is a combination of frequency (also called pitch) and intensity (also called loudness). Frequency Frequency measures how fast (or …

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Panic Attacks? Today’s Biofeedback Helps You Tackle Life Without Them

Panic Attacks?

By Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology Panic attacks can be debilitating. They can occur “out of the blue.” They cause intense fear or discomfort. They’re accompanied by physical symptoms – sweating, racing heart, stomach issues and tight chest and extremities. Do you or someone you love suffer from panic attacks? Do you live in daily fear that a …

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An Alternative to Pain Medications

An Alternative to Pain Medications

Chronic pain affects many people in the United States. It’s diagnosed when a person has experienced pain for at least three months or longer. Many individuals suffer for your years in silence before they seek medical help, but unfortunately, the standard of care for chronic pain is to mask it with drugs or injections. With the epidemic of people becoming …

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“Cut” your tub?

“Cut” your tub?

Why this easy, inexpensive project can add serious home safety One Day Bath’s TubcuT® adds convenience and protection for all ages When was the last time you faced the need for a home project that you knew would absolutely solve your problem and also go easy on your wallet? For most homeowners, there’s usually an endless list of modifications and …

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Common Myths About Your Eyes

Common Myths About Your Eyes

By David A. Goldman MD – Just because something is a common belief doesn’t make it true. A lot of things you have probably heard about your vision turn out to be false. Here are five common myths that have no basis in science. Sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyes Your mom may have warned you …

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One Another

One Another

It doesn’t take much effort to hear of all the turmoil going on in our nation and around the world. It’s quite frightening at times to think about where this all might end up. But if we’re honest with one another, we really shouldn’t be surprised. Conflict between people has existed since Cain and Abel – and it’s not getting …

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Benefits of Multi-Therapy Approach to Hair Loss

Benefits of Multi-Therapy Approach to Hair Loss

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, which means it is a great time to become aware of and educated about the many tools and treatments available to help the 80 million Americans suffering from unwanted hair loss. Don’t be fooled, hair loss is more than a simple cosmetic problem, it is a medical …

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Half of American Adults Have Periodontal Disease: Are YOU One of Them?

Periodontal Disease

A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study revealed that one out of every two adults over the age of 30 has periodontal disease. The report revealed that 47% of these cases involve more advanced forms of the disease. In adults over the age of 65, 7 out of 10 individuals are likely to have periodontal disease. What is …

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Don’t Fill Your Face with Synthetics – Look Younger Naturally with a Proven Technique

Look Younger Naturally with a Proven Technique

As more and more people are living longer, the quest for beautiful, healthy skin is a standard part of wellness and looking your best throughout the aging process. Moisturizers and serums will plump the superficial component of the skin, but when you desire real change in your tone, muscle support, and fine lines, potions will never be able to improve …

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What happens after you are diagnosed with allergies or asthma?

What happens after you are diagnosed with allergies or asthma?

From the desk of Tamar N. Rubin, MD allergist/immunologist at Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care Chances are that you have suffered symptoms of allergies or asthma that brought you to the ER or to the allergist’s office. An allergist is a specialist that evaluates, diagnoses and treats allergic conditions. Once diagnosed with allergies or asthma, your physician may …

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Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Written By Thomas Gregory – U.S. Navy Veteran Established in 1952 under Title 38 of the United States Code, Congress created two types of benefits for war Veterans and their survivors within the Department of Veteran Affairs. The first is “compensation for service-related disability or death” and second, “a pension for non-service connected disability or death”. A little-known VA pension, …

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What is central serous retinopathy?

What is central serous retinopathy?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. In central serous retinopathy (sometimes called central serous choroidopathy), fluid builds up under the retina and distorts vision. Fluid leakage is believed to come from a tissue layer with blood vessels under the retina, called the choroid. Another layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is responsible for preventing fluid from …

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