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Facelift

Facelift

After 17 years under consistent ownership, Ultima was acquired in May by Tamie and Michael Platt, residents of downtown WPB.   “I was a member of Ultima and after years of telling my trainer, Pete Pietrini (Director of Personal Training), all the things I would do if I owned the gym, I decided to actually do it,” says Michael. The NEW …

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Massage Therapy as Treatment for ITB Syndrome

Massage Therapy as Treatment for ITB Syndrome

By David Light, PT, DPT, MTC Director, Regional Physiotherapy Centre School of Massage Therapy Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners.  It can also be seen in cyclists, hikers and weight lifters, particularly with heavy squats but is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in the running population.  ITBS can …

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THE SOCIAL SECURITY DEBATE – What age is the right age?

THE SOCIAL SECURITY DEBATE

By Donna Holm, CPA, MST, Associate of Harless & Associates – While rumors circulate that the Social Security System is going bankrupt, consider the source of funding; every U.S. wage earner. While it is true that there are fewer workers for every benefit recipient, (2.8:1 in 2011 vs. 5:1 in 1960), and the average American will collect much longer than …

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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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Protecting Your Eyes

protect 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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Great Joy

Great Joy

By Jodi Thomas – I have a confession to make.  When I first see Christmas decorations at the beginning of November, I feel a wave of anxiety come over me. Some of you think that’s crazy.  For you, Christmas is truly “the most wonderful time of the year.”  Like my friend, Debbie—who literally wants to leave her Christmas tree up …

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End of Year Tax Tips

End of Year Tax Tips

By Donna Holm, CPA, MST, Associate of Harless & Associates – As the year comes to a close, your thoughts may not be on tax preparation!  Government shutdowns can cause delays and uncertainty, but death and taxes are assured and all tax deadlines remain in place.  Preparing for April 15th should begin now so that the process can go as …

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Breast Health and the Role of Thermography

Breast Health and the Role of Thermography

By Mike Godfrey, M.D. and Bruce R. Dooley, M.D. – Can a healthy breast develop cancer or does the breast first become unhealthy? If the latter, how can one learn if their breasts have become unhealthy? Logically, breast cancer cannot develop in a healthy breast. A normal breast has to first become unhealthy and thus would have an environment conducive …

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What Is HIV?

HIV

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that causes the body’s immune system to break down. Your immune system fights off illness and infection and is very important for a healthy body. Once HIV is present in the body, it attacks important white blood cells in your immune system called lymphocytes, …

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Everyday Habits That Age Your Hair

Everyday Habits That Age Your Hair

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. – It is no secret that our bodies change as we age – but many don’t realize that the same is true for our hair. When our skin ages, we develop wrinkles, fine lines, and age-spots. Similarly, when our hair ages, we can see thinning through loss of density, diameter and damage that leads to …

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Turn Back the Clock with No DownTime

Turn Back the Clock with No DownTime

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. Can you think of all the claims made for a facelift without surgery? No needles no knives? Chances are that yes you have. Most likely you may be one of the millions looking for the fountain of youth. While there have been many technologies out there that can represent that claim, the fact is that it …

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Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits

Were you a wartime veteran—or the spouse of one—who needs assistance with activities of daily living? Are you currently living in a senior living community or thinking of moving into one? If so, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to cover the cost of assisted living through the Veterans Affairs (VA) Aid and Attendance Program. Sadly, most veterans …

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THE DOCTOR IS IN ON-SITE PHYSICAN SERVICES AIMED TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

THE DOCTOR IS IN ON-SITE PHYSICAN SERVICES

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, recently placed Brian Wagstaff, M.D., as a full-time, on-site physician at Darcy Hall of Life Care in West Palm Beach. In this position, Wagstaff is providing patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. He works with the Darcy Hall of Life Care team of nurses, dieticians, therapists and caretakers …

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Fitness at Any Age

Fitness at Any Age

Waiting to be called for my doctor’s appointment I picked up a copy of “The Health & Wellness Magazine.”  As I flipped through the pages I noticed Fitbella’s advertisement and an inspiring story. The story was about a young woman well on her way to achieving her fitness and weight loss goals. This immediately sparked my interest!  I hadn’t been …

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Put Neck Pain Behind You

Put Neck Pain Behind You

By Dr. James McErlain, D.C. – If you thought surgery, physical therapy, or painful injections were your only options for neck pain treatment…think again. Jupiter Healthcare is proud to offer IDD Therapy, a non-invasive treatment that has offered lasting relief for thousands of patients who may have needed spinal surgery. What is IDD Therapy? Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy is …

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Now Accepting New Clients!

Now Accepting New Clients

New Indiantown business uses Ideal Protein weight loss and whole body vibration Technologies If you are a snowbird returning to beautiful, sunny Florida, welcome back!  If you are one of the year-round residence welcome to Fall!  To both groups, we’d like to welcome you into our office. Elevation Health of Jupiter is a new high-tech natural health and wellness office …

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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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