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Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin?

Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin

By David Ebner, Staff Writer Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and interstitial lung disease are receiving life changing stem cell …

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All You Need is Love

By Brent Myers In 1967 the Beatles released a song titled “All We Need Is Love” which sat atop Billboard’s charts for eleven consecutive weeks. Their manager at the time stated, “… they really wanted to give the world a message… it is a clear message saying that love is everything.” In fact, the simple chorus repeats the words: “all …

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Pterygia and South Florida

By David A. Goldman MD Apterygium is a fibrovascular growth that typically starts from the conjunctiva (skin of the eyeball) on the nasal side and grows onto the cornea. These are almost always the result of longtime sun exposure; thus, they are very common here in southern Florida. During my residency in Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, there was literally …

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SHOULDER INSTABILITY and its Link to Sports Injuries and Arthritis

Popular sports in south Florida, like tennis, golf, and swimming, require a delicate balance of shoulder mobility and stability in order to meet the demands of the sport. The way shoulder pain is addressed can mean the difference between a good game and a great game, or having to give up the game all together. SHOULDER MOBILITY HOW MUCH IS TOO …

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The Brain Game – Athletes, Non-Athletes and Concussion

Non-Athletes and Concussion

It seems that one cannot read today’s newspapers without finding some reference to concussion. Concussion is a hot topic not only in professional sports but at the college, high school and youth levels. Concussion describes a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to movement of the brain inside the skull. Injured brain cells experience an “energy crisis” and are unable …

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Effective Weight Loss with Meng’s Acupuncture Medical Center

Effective Weight Loss

Wight loss is not as simple as eating less and/or exercising more. In order to lose weight the body’s waste management and digestive systems need to be functioning properly. Most importantly to long term success the root cause of the weight gain must be addressed (stress eating, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, etc.) According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in order …

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Relapse Prevention / Maintenance after Weight Loss

Relapse Prevention

By Suheil Khuri M.D. You have worked hard and succeeded in losing that weight. How can you now maintain that weight for the long term? How can you prevent a relapse? Weight re-gain is very common after weight loss if self monitoring (your accountability) is ignored. The support and encouragement that people have given you throughout your weight loss journey …

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Treating an injury: RICE versus MEAT

RICE versus MEAT

By Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services Have you sustained an injury due to sports or overuse? Did you immediately reach for a bag of ice only to find that weeks later you are still icing the injury but not feeling better? The reason is simple. In addition to other steps of the well-known RICE protocol, ice is not an effective …

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A New Year & A New You: Reverse Years with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Are you one of thousands of men and women who are suffering from? • Low Sex Drive and Libido? • Sexual Dysfunction? • Headaches and Mirgraines? • Insommnia? • 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 …

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Life call – Providing Peace of Mind to Seniors and Families

LifeCall

Leslie used to call her mother up to five times a day to make sure she was okay. Her mother, an 87-year-old widow in Cleveland, was not as steady on her feet as she used to be. Leslie was worried what might happen if her mother were to fall and nobody was around to help. Leslie has found peace of …

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Is Your New Year’s Diet Behind Your Hair Loss?

Your Hair Loss

According to some estimates, half of us gained at least one pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, which may not seem that bad, until you consider that another 10 percent put on four or more pounds – weight which takes an average of four to six months to lose. This may explain why consumers go to extreme lengths to shed …

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HydraFacial

HydraFacial

If you’ve ever had a microdermabrasion, then you’re going to love the next generation treatment that combines hydration and exfoliation all in one. The HydraFacial machine has trademarked a new technique called Hydra-Dermabrasion. Hydra-Dermabrasion is much more comfortable than traditional microdermabrasion and uses active ingredients that soften, deep cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Using active ingredients in the patented HydraFacial …

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Hiv And The Eyes

Hiv And The Eyes

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, or …

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How Advanced Technology May Reduce Pain & Fear in the Dental Office

Pain & Fear in the Dental Office

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. Many of today’s advances can help make dental surgical procedures more conservative, less invasive and often times less painful.  Fear tends to be the main reason patients delay or never seek recommended treatment.  Unfortunately, issues with the teeth, gums and jaw bone do not repair themselves.  When left untreated, these problems typically lead …

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Strong Colleges, Strong Communities…

Nursing Simulation Training at Florida SouthWestern State College

By Dr. Patricia Land In this day and age, most students coming out of high school go directly into college, and there are so many colleges, degrees and programs to choose from. With so many options for advanced education, many graduates stay and settle in the areas in which they studied to build stronger and better communities. I had the …

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Do You Have Chronic Sleep Problems?

Do You Have Chronic Sleep Problems?

By Michael Cohen, Founder, Center for Brain Training, Renee Chillcott, LMHC Have medications failed – or aren’t a good solution? New Technology Focused on Brain Health Can Help You Sleep Better, Feel More Rested and Fall Asleep Easier. If you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep, or you never feel rested, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that millions of people …

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4 Steps to Treating Hair Loss

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman About 80 million men and women in the U.S. suffer from some degree of hair loss. Luckily, thanks to years of research, clinical trials, new technologies and state-of-the-art therapies, in most cases, hair loss is a treatable condition. For patients considering seeking treatment for hair loss, here is a look at what the treatment process …

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“Snooping” for headaches during the holidays

headaches during the holidays

By David Silvers, M.D. Almost everybody has experienced a headache, the most common neurological symptom, at some point during their lifetime.  Most individuals who suffer  from headaches have a primary headache condition, such as tension-type headache or migraine.  Not surprisingly, migraines are frequently exacerbated during the holiday season; some of the reasons for it are more obvious than others. Common …

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Health and Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. The holiday times are such great time for bringing people together, however life sometimes has a different agenda and we get rerouted to the road of exhaustion. Our lives are so busy, schedules get so full trying to prepare for parties and buying presents that we tend to forget about ourselves. Gearing up for a busy …

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Retinal Tear and Retinal Detachment

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of our eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina through our cornea, pupil and lens. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see. A healthy, …

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