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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 that they portray an unrealistic image through photos? Or maybe they just do it for fun? Who knows? But what I do know is that the selfie tells others a lot about ourselves. And probably more than you even realize. I read this the other day: “We (people) are God’s selfie.” When I first read it, I thought to myself: what a disappointment. But then as I spent more time letting the statement soak in, I began to understand the truth behind it – and the impact it could have on our lives if we began to embrace the whole idea. We are God’s selfie. In the Bible we see in Genesis chapter one that God created the heavens and the earth. He created the seas, the animals, and all that we see everyday. “Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us... So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27) That passage also tells us what God thinks of “His selfie”. When God created all of the other things, at the end of the day He said it was ‘good’. When God created humans in His image, He said it was very good. So here’s the deal: we are God’s selfie. But what does that mean for us? It means that when you look in the mirror at yourself you should see something different. When you think that you don’t have value as a person you should think again. Because God sees great value in you. The Apostle Paul write this: “...we are God’s masterpiece...” (Ephesians 2:10) King David wrote a song in which he wrote these words: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14) No matter how breath taking the sunset may be. No matter how majestic the scenery may look. No matter how beautiful the painting appears or how wonderful the symphony sounds. None of it compares to you. Because you are God’s masterpiece. You are God’s selfie.

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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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details …

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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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Compression Devices: Effective Treatment for Limb Swelling

Compression Devices

By Alyssa Parker Miany individuals attempt to manage their limb swelling through various treatments such as compression stock ings, exercise, diuretics, and elevation with little or no results. Limb swelling, also known as edema, may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common conditions where limb swelling is the first symptom include venous insufficiency, post …

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MY story

My Story

Providing medically advanced care to his patients is a top priority for Marc Weinberg, DC, of Active Health Center. When a neck injury nearly caused him to sell his practice almost nine years ago, he was devastated with the prospect. But constant, debilitating pain nearly left him with no other choice. “I was at a Miami Dolphins football game when …

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Reversing Gum Recession: Scalpel FREE, Suture FREE, Graft FREE

Reversing Gum Recession:

Gum recession is very common among patients for a variety of reasons. Recession can occur due to genetics, past orthodontics (braces), tooth shifting, infrequent dental hygiene appointments, inflammation and aggressive tooth brushing (among others). Recession is the loss of the gum tissue that covers the root portion of the tooth. The gum tissue protects both the tooth itself, along with …

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Don’t STRESS your TRESSES…

How to Keep Your Hair from Falling Out During this (Stressful) Holiday Season

How to Keep Your Hair from Falling Out During this (Stressful) Holiday Season By Dr. Alan J. Bauman With the holiday season upon us, we’re not too far from the mega-stress that comes with shopping, dealing with out-of-town guests, making special meal preparations, traveling and everything else in between. We all know that stress can take its toll on our …

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The MCU™ Provides Miraculous Relief From Chronic Neck Pain

Relief From Chronic Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common occurrence in normal day life, now there is a solution! A practicing dentist for 35 years in New York, Robert Herbsman is now retired and living in Juno Beach. The constant bending over to work on patients’ teeth while seated in his dental chair left him with severe head and neck pain. “The pain in …

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New Technology Predicts Early Age Heart Disease Risks

New Technology Predicts Early Age Heart Disease Risks

Look for a new noninvasive technology in your Primary Care Physician’s office that can accurately predict your risk of heart disease by age 30. Area Primary Care Physicians are just learning of new technology aiding them in identifying and providing early intervention for those at increased of heart disease. And the response is tremendous. This new technology allows physicians to …

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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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How Advanced Technology May Reduce Pain & Fear in the Dental Office

How Advanced Technology May Reduce Pain & Fear in the Dental Office

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. Many of today’s advances can help make dental surgical procedures more conservative, less invasive and often times less painful.  Fear tends to be the main reason patients delay or never seek recommended treatment.  Unfortunately, issues with the teeth, gums and jaw bone do not repair themselves.  When left untreated, these problems typically lead …

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Hear Better for the Holidays

Hear Better for the Holidays

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA Board Certified Doctor of Audiology Holiday season brings friends and family members together to celebrate and connect with each other. If you or someone you love is experiencing hearing difficulty, you might find these family gatherings frustrating instead of treasuring this time together. Hearing loss effects not just the ears, but brings on so many …

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Holiday Stress and Weight Gain: The combination most dreaded by Americans can be avoided with a few simple steps

Holiday Stress and Weight Gain: The combination most dreaded by Americans can be avoided with a few simple steps

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), the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) revealed, …

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Post Concussion Syndrome

Post Concussion Syndrome

by Dr. Jonathan Chung Head injuries continue to be a hot topic in sports medicine and sports media. The 2015-2016 NFL season has seen a staggering 166 concussions take place during games. For most people, the symptoms of a concussion will fade within 7 days. The brain will make generally recover within 10 days on average. These patients will likely …

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Healthy Holidays To You

By Karina Hammer, Certified Health & Wellness Coach It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to celebrate the holidays with parties, get-togethers, corporate dinners, and of course the endless family celebrations. While the holidays can sneak up on us, every year doesn’t mean the pounds have to follow. The average American will gain 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and …

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The Arrival

The Arrival

Do you ever find yourself in what seems like a hopeless situation? Is your life so hectic that you wish for just a moment of peace? Do you wish you laughed more, stopped to smell the roses, and enjoyed life more easily? Are relationships in your life broken – do you long for love? If you answered “yes” to any …

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What Is Graves’ Disease?

What Is Graves’ Disease?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to over activity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). The gland produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism (the process by which the body transforms food into energy). When Graves’ disease affects the eyes, the condition is known as thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) or thyroid eye …

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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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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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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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