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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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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 Macular Telangiectasia?

What Is Macular Telangiectasia

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Macular telangiectasia is a disease affecting the macula, causing loss of central vision. The macula is a small area in the retina the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye  that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly. Macular telangiectasia develops when there are problems with the …

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A Proven Treatment Option For Your Back Pain

A Proven Treatment Option For Your Back Pain

Do you have back pain? Are you suffering in silence from stiffness, limited range of motion, and excruciating agony? You Are not alone, 80% of the population has some extent of back pain, and the standard of care is typically through addictive drugs that mask the symptoms of pain or risky surgery that all too often is unsuccessful. There is …

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Doesn’t Mean You Need Surgery – Alternative Therapy Approved by the FDA for Knee Arthritis Relief

Knee Pain

Do you have knee pain? Does it keep you from certain activities? Do you take medication for knee pain? Do you have knee pain after exercise? Do you have difficulty going up and downstairs? Are you considering knee replacement surgery? Have you tried everything to get rid of knee pain without success? If you have answered yes to any of …

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Hearing Care Is Health Care

Hearing Care Is Healthcare

By Dana Luzon, Au. D. , CCC-A, FAAA, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology When choosing a doctor for any healthcare need, how do you find someone who will take care of that health issue? Doctors, friends, and family members often have someone they know and trust who can help with your hearing care needs. But when it comes to finding a …

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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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Ensuring our Parents Health Through Medication Compliance

By Dr. David Steinberg, Pharmacist As the baby boomer generation ages and medications become more numerous, children and family members are charged with caring for the loved ones. This task comes not only with much stress but also with many questions. The questions often range from “Who will administer the medication when I’m not there?” “Is there a risk of …

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Why You Should Care About Your Scalp’s Health

Why You Should Care About Your Scalp’s Health

Most individuals believe they know how healthy their hair is based on what they can see, but they aren’t aware of their scalp status and how it can affect overall hair health. Think of the head like a garden. Just as the earth needs healthy soil that’s nurtured through water and fertilization, the scalp should be free of product buildup …

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If It Doesn’t Hurt, Do I Have To Treat It?

If It Doesn’t Hurt, Do I Have To Treat It?

One of the most dangerous things about periodontal disease (the disease that causes gum and jaw bone loss) is that it typically is painless until it becomes severe. Periodontal disease has recently been found to occur in 1 of 2 adults over the age of 30. This incredible finding tells us that this disease occurs more often than diabetes. Unfortunately, …

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A Gentle Approach to Spinal Stenosis

A Gentle Approach to Spinal Stenosis

By Dr. Jonathan Chung Spinal stenosis – when the name is sometimes worse than the problem Main causes of spinal stenosis Is chiropractic safe for patients with stenosis? There are thousands of people every year with neck pain or back pain that go to a doctor’s office, get an MRI, and end up with a diagnosis of spinal stenosis. If …

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Feeling Better About How You Look Can Change Your Mental State:

Feeling Better About How You Look Can Change Your Mental State:

Look Younger Naturally with an Established Technique In psychology, there have been numerous studies on the social and psychological effects that appearance has on many individuals. If we’re feeling insecure, social withdrawal or having difficulty looking someone in the eyes and maintaining confidence can unfortunately be diminished. A study called, Beauty in Mind: The Effects of Physical Attractiveness on Psychological …

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Are There CBD Oil Products that are 100% THC Free?

Are There CBD Oil Products that are 100% THC Free?

While all cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil is non-psychoactive, some patients have special reasons for wanting to completely avoid the fractional 0.3% trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the remains in broad spectrum hemp oils. As of recently, zero-THC (0.0%) hemp oil products have been made available.  Demands for CBD hemp oils are rapidly rising, as scientists discover that CBD can potentially …

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Executive Hair Restoration Experience: Hair… Like a Boss!

Executive Hair Restoration Experience: Hair… Like a Boss!

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician Thanks to new advanced surgical techniques and technology, a growing number of men and women are making the decision to undergo transformational hair restoration treatments.  But new treatment options aren’t the only driving force behind these growing numbers.  A new concierge medical service, the Executive Hair Restoration Experience℠, is …

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Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) is when blood does not flow properly to your eye’s optic nerve, eventually causing lasting damage to this nerve. With ION, you suddenly lose your vision in one or both of your eyes. The optic nerve carries signals from your eyes to the brain. Your brain then turns these …

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Therapy to enhance longevity, brain function and recovery from drug and alcohol dependence

Therapy to enhance longevity, brain function

Retaining brain health and function is a paramount concern for all of us, especially as we age. The function of the brain can decline rapidly and almost overnight. However, there’s good news on the anti-aging front that can help improve not only our brain function, but other aspects of our health as well.  There is a coenzyme in all living …

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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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Can You Get Rid of Chronic Migraines?

Can You Get Rid of Chronic Migraines?

by Gwen Carden New type of biofeedback helps prevent or dramatically reduce migraines without medication Migraine headaches can ruin your life. They can make it challenging to work and take care of everyday tasks. They rob you of even the simplest of life’s pleasures.  Even with medications, you probably still have migraines.  Here’s how three chronic migrainers changed their lives by putting …

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Detecting and Treating Hair Loss

Female before and 12 months after laser therapy with a portable, hands-free laser device

According to the American Hair Loss Association, hair loss afflicts over 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. and consumers spend over $3.5 billion per year on treatments – much of which is often wasted. But the good news is, thanks to advancements made in both treatment regimens and improved technologies for both men and women, hair …

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Rolling with the Changes

Rolling with the Changes

Rolling with the changes continues for Florida Medical Marijuana Health Centers as they plan to grow into America’s first Marijuana based national chain. The owners of the centers, Jerry Lee and Rob Fronrath recently signed an agreement with Canovis Health Centers of America. A merger that parlays into a name change and a national company. In the weeks to come …

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