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Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Retinopathy of Prematurity

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease that occurs in a small percentage of premature babies where abnormal blood vessels grow on the retina — the light-sensitive layer of cells lining the back of the eye that help us see. The image at left shows examples of normal and abnormal blood …

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Freezing Fat

Fat Freeze

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. – There are so many ways to lose weight and more so, so many diets out there to choose from. Yet so many people struggle with their shape and bulges that don’t seem to go away despite all the diet and exercise. There are a lot of factors that contribute to a person not being able …

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From Fruit to Fat!

From Fruit to Fat

By Jeffrey R Delaney, Nuviva Medical Weight Loss – With the risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis growing larger every day, we have to ask ourselves what is causing this? A common additive present in processed foods like soft drinks, salad dressings, and store bought cakes, cookies, snacks, breakfast cereals and breads. What is this additive? High fructose corn …

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I Have “Deep Pockets”… What Does That Mean?

Deep Pockets

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – Many of us have heard the phrase, “you have deep pockets” when visiting the dentist’s office.  This is not a reference to your financial status, but a description of the health of your gums and bone. Part of a proper dental examination and routine dental hygiene appointment is the assessment of health …

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National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

I want to make you aware. Here is why… By Rebecca Shryock  – I want to tell you a story.  The story of how I learned to breathe life.  Not just live it, but feel it.  Taste it.  Breathe it. I’m a mother to three beautiful little boys who are all so charismatic and unique you wouldn’t believe it. I’m married …

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Am I Having a Stroke?

Am I Having a Stroke?

By Carl Gittens, MD, PA – A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called …

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Different Causes of Obesity and Treatment with Acupuncture

Different Causes of Obesity and Treatment with Acupuncture

By Stephen Sedita, AP Obesity is medically defined as being 20% or higher above the normal weight.  With years of clinical experience in successfully treating weight loss Dr. Meng has found many patients misunderstand causes of obesity; often only thinking of body fat resulting from overeating.  While fat is the most obvious source of extra weight it’s not the only …

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The Case for IV Vitamin Therapies Stronger Than Ever

The Case for IV Vitamin Therapies Stronger Than Ever

Celebs to Cancer Patients Are Benefitting from the Health Boost By Bruce R. Dooley, M.D. The popularity of intravenous (IV) infusions of high-dose nutritional vitamins is growing around the world as positive research continues to accumulate and build a strong case for its  effectiveness in boosting health, especially Vitamin C. Mainstream awareness has grown as well, as a result of …

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Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Low Back Pain is Here

Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Low Back Pain is Here

By Dr. James McErlain, D.C. Jupiter Healthcare is proud to offer the latest technology of non-surgical treatment for serious chronic lower back pain and sciatica. Our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of the FDA-cleared DRX9000 Spinal Decompression technology for the treatment of back pain due to: • Low Back Pain, unilateral or bilateral …

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How Sheri Herb Met Her Fitness Goals With Fitbella

fitbella

We recently sat down with Sheri Herb and talked to her about her experiences with Fitbella. Sheri lives in Stuart with her husband and family and uses Fitbella to help her stay healthy and maintain a good weight. Sheri’s motivation for joining Fitbella was to tone up muscles and reshape her body. Sheri works outside the home and has a …

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Tips for Natural Looking Botox and Filler Treatments

Botox and Filler Treatments

By Anita Mandal, M.D. Question: I’ve seen two plastic surgeons for botox and fillers. Their fees were much higher than some doctors who are not cosmetic surgeons and most medical spas. Is there any real benefit to paying more for a plastic surgeon? Answer: Botox and fillers may seem quick and easy, but serious complications can and do occur. With …

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Tennis Injuries for the Weekend Warrior

Tennis Injuries for the Weekend Warrior

By Matthew Stiebel, M.D. FRCSC For those of us wishing we had a powerful serve like Federer, a crushing backhand like Serena (or even just a physique that looks anything like Sharapova…) there is always a rigorous weekend tennis match to keep us dreaming. After the 9-5 week, we can slug out our frustrations on a fuzzy yellow ball and …

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Six New Weapons in the Battle Against Baldness

Six New Weapons in the Battle Against Baldness

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. Over 80 million Americans (50 million men and 30 million women) suffer from hair loss or thinning hair — and together they spend more than $3.5 billion a year on treatments to maintain or restore a more youthful head of hair. But, much of the time this money is wasted on treatments that either don’t work, or don’t work as well …

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What you should know about the hidden potential in your child’s teeth

What you should know about the hidden potential in your child's teeth

Teeth are a great source of stem cells for banking. The dental pulp in your child’s baby and wisdom teeth is an excellent source of mesenchymal stem cells, one of the most well-understood, widely researched and promising types of stem cells. And it’s easy to collect a baby tooth that’s naturally falling out or a wisdom tooth that’s being extracted. …

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Make this school year a fresh start for your waistline

Make this school year a fresh start for your waistline

Summer is almost over, leaving behind sun kissed skin, bleached locks, smiles, memories, and … unwanted pounds.  If you find your shorts fitting a bit snug and your swimsuit uncomfortable you are not alone.  Did you know most women gain weight in the summer months?  This is especially true for stay at home moms.  With months of preparing endless meals, …

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Hand Rejuvenation Therapies

Hand Rejuvenation Therapies

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. Hand Rejuvenation is a highly overlooked procedure when considering all signs of aging. It’s a common sign of aging, yet so many people who maintain their skin with rejuvenation treatments such as Botox, Intense Pulse Light, Juvederm, Radiesse and Artefill leave the hands untreated. Typical signs of aging hands are wrinkles, volume loss and aging spots.  …

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Dental Phobia: Managing Anxiety in the Dental Office

Managing Anxiety in the Dental Office

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. Many of us, dentists included, have a fear of going to the dentist.  In reality, almost all dental procedures do not hurt due to the use of local anesthetics (often referred to as Novocaine).  Typically this anxiety is primarily related to fear of having a procedure performed, fear of possible pain during the …

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Healthy Relationships Slow the Aging Process

Healthy Relationships Slow the Aging Process

By Dr. Barbara Norvell, Au.D., CCC-A The Baby Boomer generation has started taking their health seriously. They are taking care of themselves and leading longer, healthier, and ACTIVE lives! The problem is that the longer you live, the greater the chance of developing a slow, gradual, insidious hearing loss.  This is NORMAL and may have been hastened by all that …

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Why We Look Fat and Bad

Why We Look Fat and Bad

By Stephen Sedita, AP, DOM Summertime is approaching, which means time for beaches, pools and swimsuits!  Many people are not comfortable with how they look in a swimsuit.  But almost no one stops to consider that looking good is more complicated than how you shape fills out (or doesn’t) your swimwear.  Research has shown that a person’s level of health …

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The Theme of Medicine

The Theme of Medicine

By Carl C. F. Gittens, M.D., P.A. In recent years the theme of medicine appears to me to be heading towards a proactive approach as opposed to a historically practiced reactive approach to medicine.  Diet and exercise are becoming a part of our daily activities.  We are approaching the back-to-school time of year.  I am writing this article to remind …

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