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TubcuT® SAFETY YOU CAN TRUST WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET

TubcuT®

By Charles Etgen Certified Aging in place consultant Imagine being able to safely and easily get in and out of your tub and enjoy the warm, soothing water without fear of slipping or falling. Bathrooms can often be a dangerous place for the aging population because of unforgiving slippery surfaces, or because the height of a traditional tub is difficult …

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Tackling ADHD and Learning Disabilities without Medication

Tackling ADHD and Learning Disabilities without Medication

By Mike Cohen, Director Center for Brain Here’s a bold statement that might surprise you. Not every child who fidgets, has trouble paying attention or struggles in school has ADHD. In fact, 50 percent of children wearing this label also have a learning disability that might have been overlooked – something I see regularly in my practice. This incomplete diagnosis …

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Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

It’s been Twenty-two years since the first American state legalized Medical Marijuana. In the Spring of 1996 California changed the direction of health, healing, and happiness in America. This was after decades of countless arguments and court battles between the doctors with their scientific research and the legal titans with their politics. Ultimately Medical Science prevailed proving the facts that …

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Protecting Your Eyes

By David A. Goldman MD – Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life. You may be somewhat aware of the possible risks of eye injuries, but are you taking the easiest step of all to prevent 90 percent of those injuries: wearing the proper …

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans?

Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement

There are different ways that you can receive your Medicare coverage, or add onto that coverage. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance are options that may sound familiar, but they’re quite different. They do have one main thing in common: they’re both offered by private insurance companies. There are two options commonly used to replace or supplement Original Medicare. One …

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Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Two years ago this very month I found myself in what was seemingly a perpetual series of events that turned our world upside down. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. In a very short span of a couple of weeks I found myself having been betrayed by people I love very much,;criticized, and even cast …

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Hearing Technology: The Hip New Accessory?

Hearing Technology: The Hip New Accessory?

When you think about eyeglasses, what do you think of? Most likely your own pair or those of loved ones. If you’re more fashion-minded, you might even think about that funky pair you saw recently on one of your favorite celebrities. You definitely don’t think of old age. But what about when you think of hearing aids? Probably a different …

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans?

What’s the Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans?

There are different ways that you can receive your Medicare coverage, or add onto that coverage. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance are options that may sound familiar, but they’re quite different. They do have one main thing in common: they’re both offered by private insurance companies. There are two options commonly used to replace or supplement Original Medicare. One …

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SUMMER ALLERGIES GUIDE

SUMMER ALLERGIES GUIDE

From the desk of Tamar N. Rubin, MD allergist/immunologist at Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care 1. FIRE ANTS AND INSECT BITES ALLERGY Although most people are not allergic to insect stings, the majority of insect stings in the United States come from wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and bees. The fire ant, which is related to other stinging insects, …

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

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

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What Happens After a Hair Transplant?

What Happens After a Hair Transplant?

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS While patients report undergoing a hair transplant as a life changing experience that restores their confidence and youthfulness and improves their quality of life, it is important to understand that the change doesn’t happen overnight. Results take time and treating hair loss successfully for the long-run takes a commitment that doesn’t end after your …

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TubcuT® will improve accessibility & reduce accidents

TubcuT® will improve accessibility & reduce accidents

By Charles Etgen Certified Aging in place consultant If you’re looking for handicap accessible tubs, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at the Tub Cut, we make it easy for you to get a handicap accessible shower, without having to install a new tub or replace your existing bath. Our handicap tub conversions make it simple and easy. …

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Replace or Keep a Tooth: How Do I Decide?

Replace or Keep a Tooth:

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. The decision to keep or replace a tooth is a very emotional one for many patients. Beyond the concern over losing a tooth, many patients have difficulty with the idea of removing any part of their body. Typically, our patients request the most “conservative” option available. Although keeping a tooth (no matter how …

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The next evolution of personalized Body Sculpting, truSculpt iD

The next evolution of personalized Body Sculpting,

We finally have the answer for those of us who have areas of fat on our body that we just cannot get rid of despite diet and exercise and do not want invasive liposuction, surgery or be left with sagging skin. The latest advancement in body contouring is here and it works! Over the years I pursued the quest to …

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What is the Difference Between THC and CBD?

THE BEST WAYS TO TREAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differed dramatically in their effects. CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get the user high. Because …

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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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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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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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Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry in the Summer Months

Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry in the Summer Months

By Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D. Board Certified Doctor of Audiology It’s important to clean your hearing devices every day, either before you put them in your ears every morning or when you removed them at night. Your Audiologist can instruct you on how best to clean your particular hearing aid model and will give you some small tools to brush …

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Is Shockwave Therapy the Answer to Healing Your Pain?

Is Shockwave Therapy the Answer to Healing Your Pain?

Shockwave Therapy, also known as ESWT and EPAT Shockwave therapy is a relatively new treatment option in orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine. The first medical treatment developed from this research was lithotripsy. This allowed focused shockwaves to essentially dissolve kidney stones without surgical intervention. Today, over 98% of all kidney stones are treated with this technology. The use of shockwaves to …

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