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The Obesity Struggle

The Obesity Struggle

Florida Bariatrics and Wellness Center offers a comprehensive bariatric surgical program as well as a medical weight loss program to its patients.  Obesity continues to be one of the most prevalent health care issues in the nation; recent CDC statics shows that more than 1 in 3 adults (34.9% or 78.6 million) are obese. More alarmingly, despite recent declines in …

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Laser Therapy can be 90% Effective at Relieving Inflammation and Pain

Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. How …

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What is a Periodontal Examination and Why You Need One

What is a Periodontal Examination

A recent major study reported that 1 in 2 adults over the age of 30 have periodontal disease. This may be even more important as periodontal disease has been linked to significant medical issues such as heart attacks, stroke, respiratory issues and even pre-term low birth weight babies. What is Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease is a term that includes a …

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Hormones are for life (part 1)

By Dr. Mitchell Ghen From my clinical experience, I see that people are confused when they hear the word hormone and are often without real understanding, even become afraid, mostly because of ignorance, about true nature, importance, and the many functions hormones have in our bodies. Hormones are substances our bodies required in adequate amounts for life. They allow our …

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL AND LIMB SWELLING

HOLIDAY TRAVEL AND LIMB SWELLING

By Alyssa Parker The holidays are right around the comer, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For those who suffer from venous insufficiency or lymphedema this can be …

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How Super Oxygen Can Change Your Life

How Super Oxygen Can Change your Life

By Dr. Steve Lanoff and Cyndi Menaker,  LMT Super Oxygen is a strategic approach to longevity, healthy living and overall vitality.  It goes beyond a quick fix to alleviate symptoms and significantly helps in rebuilding and supporting your body from the inside out! True wellness involves a lifestyle that includes an understanding of how the environment, products we use, foods …

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What Is Histoplasmosis?

What Is Histoplasmosis

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Histoplasmosis is a disease caused when airborne spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum are inhaled into the lungs. This microscopic fungus, sometimes called histo for short, is released into the air when soil is disturbed by plowing fields, sweeping chicken coops, or digging holes. Histoplasmosis initially is a lung infection. However, it …

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Could Stem Cells be the Next Penicillin?

Could Stem Cells be the Next Penicillin?

By David Ebner – Staff Writer Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD and pulmonary fibrosis are receiving life changing stem cell treatments that just …

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Are You Chronically Anxious? Wish it Could Just Stop?

Are You Chronically Anxious

Have medications failed, or do they have side effects? By Michael Cohen, Founder, Center for Brain Do you or someone you know suffer from anxiety? •    Do you get fearful, tense, or overwhelmed? •    Do you have racing thoughts? •    Have you lost hope of getting rid of anxiety? At Center for Brain, we have a unique program for adults …

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss – is there a link?

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Submitted by Dr. Dana Luzon, Au.D CC-A, FAAA Written by Dr. Tami Ike, Au.D No question about it, diabetes is in the news — and not in a good way. Considered by many healthcare providers to be the biggest epidemic of the 21st century, diabetes is affecting more and more Americans at an alarming rate. According to the American Diabetes …

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No Guts, No Glory…

No Guts, No Glory…

If our Gut is dysfunctional we can not enjoy the Glory of good health. The most common ailment today is the inability to digest our foods efficiently. People that are experiencing symptoms like heart burn, reflux, leaky gut, ulcers, bloating, burping and irritable bowels are suffering from an imbalance of beneficial and harmful bacterias due to lack of adequate cellular …

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IV Sedation for Dental Procedures – How Does it Works

IV Sedation for Dental Procedures

Many patients have a significant fear of dental procedures. I myself suffer from dental phobia. This fact is interesting because my grandfathers were both dentists and I grew up going to their offices. The time spent there instilled in me that dental procedures, by in large, really do not hurt (yet I look like someone getting ready to take off …

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VITAMIN D – And Its Importance In Human Nutrition

Vitamin D

Mitchell J. Ghen, D.O., Ph.D. Whoever thought the vitamin considered to be the one to stop rickets would then be reclassified in our lifetime as no longer a vitamin but instead a hormone? Vitamin D is a hormone that is involved in more than 300 reactions per second in the human body. For the most part vitamins need to be …

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Pain, Pain Go Away – Electrifying News

Pain, Pain Go Away – Electrifying News

By Wayne S. Weidenbaum, M.D. Pain is truly important in all of our lives, so that when something is wrong we are alerted to do something about it. However, when pain lasts far longer than the healing process, and the damage is no longer progressing, it can become its own debilitating problem. Chronic pain affects a tremendous number of people …

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The Power of PRP for Super-Fast Healing

The Power of PRP for Super-Fast Healing

By Dr. Angel Cuesta Platelet Rich Plasma was initially developed in the 1970’s and was first used in the late 80’s and early 90’s primarily by oral surgeons and plastic surgeons. Recently, PRP has gained national press attention as more and more professional athletes and celebrities are using the state of the art treatment for different purposes. Tiger Woods, Hines …

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Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy

Antibiotics, steroids, oxygen tanks and rescue inhalers… those who suffer from COPD, allergies, asthma and sinusitis know the benefits but also the troubling side effects of the medications offered by doctors. Now people in the United States are discovering a natural alternative to relieve their worst symptoms: salt therapy. Practiced for hundreds of years in Europe in salt caves or …

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“Stressed Tresses” Will Holiday Stress Lead to Hair Loss?

Will Holiday Stress Lead to Hair Loss

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. For most of us, the many joys of the holidays are usually accompanied by extra stress, and in some cases, lots of it. From long lines and shopping trips, family dinners and busy travel schedules, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself.  We all know that stress can take its toll on …

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Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday weight gain:

The unwanted, unhealthy, un-returnable gift that keeps on giving It was not surprising to learn that holiday weight gain ranked second in what people dread most about the holidays. Gaining weight is on the minds of many Americans and for good reason. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), …

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Developing Discipline

Developing Discipline

Here’s a question for you: What is one thing in your life that you are not doing, that if you started doing on a regular basis would make a tremendous positive difference in your life? Here’s a follow-up question: why are you not doing it? Answer: most of us are not doing it because we lack discipline. In ancient times …

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Treating Hair Loss: The Second Opinion

Treating Hair Loss: The Second Opinion

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. After discovering the dreaded first signs of hair loss, men and women often seek a ‘first opinion’ from a friend, family member, spouse, or even their hair stylist. But hair loss, like other medical conditions, must be addressed by a trained professional. One of the reasons for this is that unlike many medical conditions, the …

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