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Do I have Uveitis?

Do I have Uveitis

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, which is made up of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Together, these form the middle layer of the eye between the retina and the sclera (white of the eye). The eye is shaped like a tennis ball, with three different layers of tissue surrounding the central …

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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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Relax

relax

By William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist. We all deal with stress every day and we hear about it everywhere. Friends and family, at work or play, on TV or movies, books or news: everybody’s talking about stress. So what are we doing about it? First, let’s define stress. Many years ago, Dr. Hans Selye, …

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Does Your Child Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Does Your Child Have an Anxiety Disorder

Neurofeedback Helps Anxiety in Children without Medication by Michael Cohen, Director Center for Brain It’s a startling fact: One in every 10 children has an anxiety disorder, and many of those children are being given powerful drugs to try to treat it. Anxious children are different from kids with normal fears Anxiety and fear are a normal state of mind …

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CooLifting: The future of facials has arrived

The future of facials has arrived

The future of the facial is here! CooLifting is a simple, fast and effective treatment that dramatically reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates treated areas in just 5 minutes. CooLifting is designed to treat facial wrinkles, in both the expression zones and the gravitational zones: eyes outline, forehead, frown, cheeks and lips’ zone. The reduction of wrinkles has been the cornerstone of …

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Do addiction treatment programs work?

Do addiction treatment programs work?

Many people have doubts regarding the efficacy of addiction treatment due to the high rate of relapse following the completion of treatment. Due to the chronic nature of the disease, relapsing is common and does not mean treatment has “failed.” Rather, it’s an indication that treatment needs to be reinstated or adjusted. In fact, research investigating the efficacy of addiction …

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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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Losing Your Hair? Check Your Medicine Cabinet

Losing Your Hair? Check Your Medicine Cabinet

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist Your doctor says you need them to stay healthy, but could your prescription medications be causing your hair to fall out? Many prescription drugs are notorious for weakening hair follicles and hair loss is often listed as a possible side effect. Drug-induced hair loss Like any other type of hair loss, drug-induced …

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Combating Medication Overuse Headaches

Combating Medication Overuse Headaches

By Dr. Jonathan Chung Medication overuse headache (MOH) is a very common manifestation of chronic headache patients. It is one of the unique instances where a once effective way of controlling an illness will actually perpetuate the illness further as the body adapts to a chemical intervention. This condition is unique to patients with chronic daily headache disorders and various …

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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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Cutting Edge Technology used to treat neck pain in Professional Athletes, The US Air force, & The US Navy – It is now available in Palm Beach County

Cutting Edge Technology

The human head weighs approximately 11 lbs, significantly larger than the 8 lbs so famously quoted in the movie, “Jerry Maguire”. Your neck’s main job is to hold up/support the head. Mind this is no easy feat. The head must be able to move from side to side and up and down simultaneously. The neck itself forms a conduit for …

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Question: How can I tell if my friend has a problem with alcohol or drugs?

Question: How can I tell if my friend has a problem with alcohol or drugs?

Physical signs of substance use may include: – Change in sleep patterns or appetite – Weight loss or weight gain -Eyes that are bloodshot – Pupils that are smaller or larger than normal – Shakes and/or tremors – Slurred speech – Impaired coordination – Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing Behavioral signs of substance use may include: – Decreased …

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Neurofeedback IS AN EFFECTIVE AND SAFE WAY TO TREAT ADHD/ADD FOR ALL AGES!

NEUROFEEDBACK

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC Research shows that Neurofeedback is a successful alternative for treatment of ADD/ADHD. Attention and Focus problems are brain related. Neurofeedback allows people to work directly on the issue by training the brain to become calmer, more focused, and less impulsive. You may already know that… • ADD/ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of …

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Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) are new blood vessels that grow beneath the retina and disrupt vision. These blood vessels grow in an area called the choroid, the area between the retina and the sclera (the white part of your eye). The choroid supplies oxygen and nutrients to the eye. CNVM occur when new …

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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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May is Better Hearing Month

May is Better Hearing Month

Written by Dr. John O’Day, Au.D. Presented by Dr. Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA I was thinking the other day about 33 years ago when I was just starting my audiology practice. One day I had very lovely 83 year young lady who requested a hearing test. As with all my other patients I was interviewing/talking to her in my sound …

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NEUROMODULATION

NEUROMODULATION

By Dr. Ricardo Leano Neuromodulation is a technology developed in the 1960’s to treat intractable and chronic pain. It works by the alteration, also called modulation, of nerve activity through the delivery of electrical stimulation or chemical agents to targeted sites of the body. At the beginning, the devices were intended exclusively for pain relief. These initial efforts were not …

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South Palm GI, Leading Delray Beach Gastroenterology Practice, Now Part of Gastro Health

From L- R: Jonathan Kaplan, M.D., Morris Naus, M.D., Andi D’Avanzo ARNP, Michael Blum, M.D. and James Chong, M.D.

South Palm GI, located at 4675 Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach, Florida, is now part of Gastro Health, South Florida’s largest, private gastroenterology practice. Founded in 2006, Gastro Health comprised of over 60 physicians in 25 locations. Gastro Health provides patients access to some of the nation’s premier gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, and allied health professionals. In addition to …

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Do You Have “Invisible Baldness?”

Do You Have “Invisible Baldness?”

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist You can’t always trust the “mirror test” when it comes to spotting hair loss – you could be going bald and not even know it. Invisible baldness is a condition that affects both men and women, typically in their 30s or 40s, but it can begin earlier as well. What is “invisible …

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Neck or Back Pain? Headaches?

Neck or Back Pain? Headaches?

New non-invasive technology offers long-term relief. Ever wake up with a crick in your neck so severe you could barely turn your head? Neck pain, which affects up to half of U.S. adults each year, is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Yet the pain is often over-treated with drugs, injections, and surgery, which don’t help much …

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