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Online Hearing Aid Shopping is Illegal

Online Hearing Aid Shopping is Illegal

By Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAA – Hearing aid sales online have become more prevalent this year than I’ve seen in recent years, however, most people don’t realize it’s against the law in our state.  Most of these “hearing devices” are Personal Sound Amplifiers or PSA’s and offer only amplification for loudness and are not programmable by a Doctor of …

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Are You Afraid of A Facelift? Consider the Whisper Lift®

Are You Afraid of A Facelift

By Anita Mandal, M.D. – Q: What is the Whisper Lift? A: The Whisper Lift was developed in 2007 by Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Anita Mandal as part of the next generation of Quick Recovery Facelifts. Designed for patients that want convenient procedures with less downtime, the Whisper Lift tightens and lifts sagging jowls and neck tissues without the …

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My Tooth Hurts When I Chew…

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – Many patients at some point experience pain in a tooth when biting.  This can occur for a variety of reasons and may signal a problem with the tooth involved.  The pain I am considering is not related to sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, but directly to a sensation that occurs when …

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Reverse Diabetes with Weight Loss? – YES

Reverse Diabetes with Weight Loss

Did you know that Diabetes is the 7th leading killer in the United States?   It has been characterized as an epidemic. 25.8 million Americans have diabetes — 8.3% of the U.S. population. Of these, 7 million do not know they have the disease.  It is estimated that 79 million adults aged 20 and older have pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that …

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BHRT Offers Anti-Aging Benefits Without the Risks Associated with Traditional Hormone Replacement

Advances in Hormone Therapy

Are You One of Thousands of Women Who Are Suffering From? • Low Sex Drive and Libido? • Sexual Dysfunction? • Headaches and Migraines? • Insomnia? • Hot Flashes? • Mood and Depression? • Joint Aches and Pains? • Stubborn Belly Fat? • Brain Fog and Memory Loss? • Weight Gain and Muscle Loss • Fatigue and Sleeping Difficulty? As …

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Seeking A Vibrant Prayer Life

Seeking A Vibrant Prayer Life

By Terry Hoskins – What does it mean to have a prayer life? Is it more than just an occasional prayer going up before a meal? More than the occasional prayer for so and so to get better? The difference of having a prayer life or not is this: Does your life depend on prayer or is prayer sprinkled into …

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Acupuncture as Weight-Loss

Acupuncture as Weight-Loss

This year, we decided to highlight Dr. Meng’s Weight Loss Program at Meng’s Acupuncture Medical Center as another way to demonstrate how acupuncture can be a method to wellness. Would weight loss cure an illness? Not completely, no, but with the relieved pressure the body experiences that comes with the reduction of the amount of weight it’s supporting, many symptoms …

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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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What’s Your HairCheck® Number?

Did you know that when hair loss first starts, it’s impossible to detect it with the naked eye? By Dr. Alan J. Bauman – Research shows that once hair loss becomes noticeable, you may have already lost 50% of the hair follicles! Missing the early warning signs of hair loss is one of the biggest mistakes both men and women …

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The DRX 9000 Non-Surgical Technology Relieving Low Back Pain

The DRX 9000

By Dr. James McErlain, D.C. – If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from lower back pain you are familiar with the traditionally prescribed course of treatment:  refrain from physical activity, take prescribed pain medication and muscle relaxers, and seek the treatment of a physical therapist.  If these steps were not effective spinal surgery was the only …

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Mercury: The Dangerous Global Health Concern

By Bruce R. Dooley, M.D. – Have you ever experienced lapses in memory, unexplainable fatigue or emotional mood swings, including fear, anxiety, loss of confidence or even rage? Do you know anybody with cancer or an autoimmune disease such as M.S., Parkinson’s, or Lupus? Do you know a child with a learning disability such as Attention Deficit Syndrome or someone …

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

While growing older can be wonderful, it quite often brings with it a host of challenges. Many seniors deal with health and mobility issues and need help to navigate through their daily lives. Moving into an assisted living facility is one solution and there are quite a few of them to choose from. Before doing so, it’s important to formulate …

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What is Diabetic Macular Edema?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Diabetic macular edema  (DME) is a swelling or thickening  of the macula, the small area in the center of the retina, which  allows us to see fine details clearly. DME is caused  by fluid leaking from small retinal blood vessels damaged  by diabetes, and this causes  blurred vision. It is .the most …

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Dental CT Scans: The Benefits for You and Your Surgeon

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – There has been a good deal of discussion recently regarding the use of dental CT scans.  As with any x-ray, the pros and cons must be weighed to determine when the use of a scan can best serve the interest of each individual patient.  CT scans themselves offer a tremendous amount of …

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When An Eyelid Lift Is Safe

By Anita Mandal, M.D. – Q: I am 72 years old and was told I should not have eyelid surgery due to my poor eyelid tone? Can you explain the reason as my surgeon never took the time to? A: Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is performed to remove excess skin, fat and/or muscle from the upper eyelids, …

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A Dr. Confesses

I have a confession to make…. My wife and I took a year off. Call it a sabbatical; call it lazy – whatever you prefer. But after 15 years of practicing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, referred to as the “U P”, we decided to trade the 300 inches of annual snow for the 235 days of sun and moved to …

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What a Family CFO Can Do for You

By Caroline Harless and Donna Holm, CPA, MST – You might have a home office, but do you really want to spend your time pouring over household spreadsheets, paying bills and overseeing home maintenance when the blue skies, waterways and beaches are calling? Although running a significant household has become increasingly complex, it does not have to become your full-time …

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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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Fitbella, is it the right “fit” for you?

Enhance Body Tone with Fitbella

I am a 46 year old woman who has always been an avid exercise enthusiast. My motto – no pain, no gain. I felt the harder I pushed myself the better for my health and body. A great workout left me shaky, weak, and sore the next day. Little did I know the damage and wear this could cause to …

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Massage Therapy: Respected Career in a Growing Industry

The field of massage therapy is growing rapidly in response to the public’s increasing interest in forms of healthcare that promote well being and an improved quality of life. As a result, massage therapy is an emerging profession. In 2011, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) estimated massage therapy was a $10 – 11 billion industry. According to the U.S. …

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