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Shedding Light on Hair Loss

Shedding Light on Hair Loss

Over the past decade or so, doctors have begun to see lasers in a new light, specifically, hair restoration physicians. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), once viewed with skepticism, is now one of the key tools used to treat hair loss. Today’s top practitioners rely on drug-free laser therapy with or without other treatments to provide optimum results for both male …

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a small space that offers great danger

Danger

Inside the home, the bathroom is the most dangerous for the likelihood of accidents. The bathroom is one of the most hazardous places in the home; as a matter of fact the majority of broken hips are the result of slipping in the bathtub. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that there are more than 300,000 bathroom accidents each …

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What Is an Audiologist?

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology An audiologist is a healthcare professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating, and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular systems of the ear. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage, and/or treat hearing or balance problems. Audiologists with a master’s degree are currently able to practice in the field; however, as …

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Sleep: It Plays a Big Part in Neurology

Sleep

One of the most important areas for me as a practicing neurologist is the overlap between neurology and sleep.  Many neurological disorders including migraine, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS a.k.a Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Alzheimer’s disease have all been associated with significant sleep abnormalities. When examining patients who complain of various sleep issues, I routinely take a sleep history and …

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4 Ways to Show Your Hair Some Love

Show Your Hair Some Love

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. How often do you think about your hair? For most people, we think about our hair only in terms of how it looks in the morning before we walk out the door, but we rarely give much thought to how everything we do – from our daily habits, to diet and styling – impact the …

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Look Beyond The Scale

Look Beyond The Scale

Losing weight is sometimes a difficult battle, chances are many of us have tried many different weight loss programs and may have even had some luck with losing a few pounds. Most have had a really hard time keeping it off long term. A weight loss program that incorporates as many scientific tools as possible helps optimize long-term weight loss …

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What Is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. A subconjunctival hemorrhage is similar to an ordinary bruise on the skin — it’s like a bruise of the eye. It usually appears as a single, concentrated spot of red, or many scattered red splotches, on the white of the eye. The redness is blood under the conjunctiva, a clear membrane that covers …

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Is Your Qi Ballanced? How Acupuncture Corrects Functional Flow and Increases Weight Loss

How Acupuncture Corrects Functional Flow and Increases Weight Loss

Patients have long touted the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss, and the scientific community finally agrees. Acupuncture for weight loss has often been questioned as to whether it is scientifically valid even though millions have had benefit from the effects of acupuncture for weight loss. However a recent metanalysis in the International Journal of Obesity proved that weight loss …

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Afraid of Falling? LifeCall® FallAlertTM Helps Reduce Your Fear of Falling

LifeCall® FallAlertTM

Sherwood David Graham The National Council on Aging reports that falls are the number one reason why seniors lose their independence – because they are the leading cause of injury and even death among older adults. This year one in three adults age 65 and older will fall, and two-thirds of those will experience another fall in the following six …

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Hearing Loss Didn’t Stop Derrick Coleman From Achieving His Dreams

Hearing Loss

Submitted by Dana Luzon, Au.D. CC-A, FAAA Written by Abbye Callender, Au.D. Seattle Seahawk fullback, Derrick Coleman, has been recognized throughout the nation for something truly inspiring. Despite the odds, he has worked very hard to live the life that he always dreamed of! You see, Derrick Coleman is the first known NFL player to be considered legally deaf. His …

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Reversing Skin Aging using Your Own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a facial rejuvenation procedure using your own blood that is so cutting edge, it is still offered by only a few practices. Totally natural with no foreign material used or injected. Platelets are small cells that circulate in the blood. The main function of platelets is to cause clotting of your …

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Shoulder Instability and its Link to Sports Injuries and Arthritis

Shoulder Instability

Popular sports in south Florida, like tennis, golf, and swimming, require a delicate balance of shoulder mobility and stability in order to meet the demands of the sport. The way shoulder pain is addressed can mean the difference between a good game and a great game, or having to give up the game all together. Shoulder mobility – how much …

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Overwhelmed… Chronic anxiety… Panic Attacks?

Panic Attacks

Have medications failed? Too many side effects? Maybe it’s time to consider neurofeedback as an alternative. Neurofeedback is one of the most powerful methods for reducing anxiety and panic attacks, and it can even help reduce or eliminate anxiety medication. With practice and reinforcement, you can train your brain to control how you respond to stress rather than try to …

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

It’s that time of year again! February is designated as National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). It is a time when emphasis is placed on promoting children’s oral health. Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease according to the Academy of Pediatric Dentists. It is five times more common than asthma, four times more common than early childhood …

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Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin?

Are Stem Cells 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, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and interstitial lung disease are receiving life changing stem cell …

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All You Need is Love

By Brent Myers In 1967 the Beatles released a song titled “All We Need Is Love” which sat atop Billboard’s charts for eleven consecutive weeks. Their manager at the time stated, “… they really wanted to give the world a message… it is a clear message saying that love is everything.” In fact, the simple chorus repeats the words: “all …

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Pterygia and South Florida

By David A. Goldman MD Apterygium is a fibrovascular growth that typically starts from the conjunctiva (skin of the eyeball) on the nasal side and grows onto the cornea. These are almost always the result of longtime sun exposure; thus, they are very common here in southern Florida. During my residency in Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, there was literally …

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SHOULDER INSTABILITY and its Link to Sports Injuries and Arthritis

Popular sports in south Florida, like tennis, golf, and swimming, require a delicate balance of shoulder mobility and stability in order to meet the demands of the sport. The way shoulder pain is addressed can mean the difference between a good game and a great game, or having to give up the game all together. SHOULDER MOBILITY HOW MUCH IS TOO …

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The Brain Game – Athletes, Non-Athletes and Concussion

Non-Athletes and Concussion

It seems that one cannot read today’s newspapers without finding some reference to concussion. Concussion is a hot topic not only in professional sports but at the college, high school and youth levels. Concussion describes a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to movement of the brain inside the skull. Injured brain cells experience an “energy crisis” and are unable …

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Effective Weight Loss with Meng’s Acupuncture Medical Center

Effective Weight Loss

Wight loss is not as simple as eating less and/or exercising more. In order to lose weight the body’s waste management and digestive systems need to be functioning properly. Most importantly to long term success the root cause of the weight gain must be addressed (stress eating, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, etc.) According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in order …

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