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#BadHairDay…? Beyond Physical Symptoms; The Psychological Impact of Losing Your Hair

#BadHairDay...? Beyond Physical Symptoms; The Psychological Impact of Losing Your Hair

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist Everyone is familiar with the common signs of hair loss…  crown balding and receding of the hairline in men, as well as less volume and less coverage in women with more scalp shining through.  But the physical symptoms like hair in your brush or sink are actually NOT the most worrisome aspect …

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Why Wait for Better Hearing

Why Wait for Better Hearing

By: Dr. Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA. Board Certified in Audiology Some people experience mental roadblocks when they are first diagnosed with hearing loss and find out they need hearing devices. Some wait months or years before seeking treatment. Joan felt this way before moving forward, below is her story: “When I first got my hearing aids, I spoke very openly …

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Unraveling Trigeminal Neuralgia

By Dr. Jonathan Chung Most of you have probably never heard of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). It’s a pretty rare disorder that affects about 4-5 people per 100,000. If you or someone you love has ever had it, then you know that this illness can be associated with the worst pain that a human being can experience. The constant and persistant …

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Begin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your Body

Begin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your BodyBegin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your Body

Looking for a Detox to begin the Spring Season? Did you know that your body has a natural detoxifying system? Your lymphatic system functions to remove toxins including cancer cells from your body daily. What is the Lymphatic System? If you’ve ever woken up with puffy eyes, sinus congestion and a feeling of overall malaise, it is possible that your …

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Spring (Change) is in the Air

Spring (Change) is in the Air

Brent Myers Spring ushers in a new season. It signals the end of “winter” and the beginning of something new. Spring brings new flowers, warmer temperatures, greener grass, and another baseball season. Spring also brings another ritual for many people: cleaning. Yep – good ol’ fashioned spring cleaning. “Out with the old and in with the new.” Perhaps this annual …

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What Is a Macular Pucker?

What Is a Macular Pucker

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – A macular pucker (also called an epiretinal membrane) is a layer of scar tissue that grows on the surface of the retina, particularly the macula, which is the part of your eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is the small area at the center of the eye’s retina that allows …

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Laser Cataract Surgery: What you should know

Laser Cataract Surgery

By David A. Goldman MD – With every year, advances are made in ophthalmic surgery. While some are relatively insignificant, others can change the entire way we think about surgery. With cataract surgery, the latest development is the use of femtosecond laser to assist with the surgery. While this is a very exciting development for the field, the exact details …

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Senior Information Centers Helps Seniors Preserve and Protect Assets

Helps Seniors Preserve and Protect Assets

By Linda Leatherbury Developing a comprehensive plan for financial preservation is essential to help seniors avoid costly mistakes and prevent financial devastation. Senior Information Centers, an umbrella network of licensed Florida professionals, provides comprehensive estate planning services that help seniors preserve and protect their assets. The company, with offices in Boca Raton, Sarasota and Ocala, serves seniors and their families …

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Painless Gum Disease: Do I Need To Treat It?

Painless Gum Disease: Do I Need To Treat It?

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. We see an incredible amount of patients with all levels of gum and jaw bone disease with one common finding… lack of pain.  This may seem like a blessing, but the lack of warning often does not prompt patients to seek treatment in the early stages.  Leaving periodontal disease, inflammation and destruction of …

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Are you Chronically Anxious?

Are you Chronically Anxious?

Neurofeedback Helps Chronic Anxiety without Medication By Mike Cohen, Director Center for Brain Take a moment to answer these questions: Do you feel fearful? Do feelings of fear “come out of nowhere”? Do you worry excessively about situations or events, out of proportion to their chances of happening? Do your worries result in physical symptoms such as sweating, nausea and …

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Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

By Ashley Miller, M.Ed, LMHC, CAP Chances are, if you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs (prescription or recreational), you probably do. Honestly answer these questions to help assess your situation: 1. Have you felt you ought to cut down on your use? 2. Have people annoyed you by criticizine your use? 3. Have you felt bad …

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Why Do So Many Men and Women Experience Excessive Shedding in February?

Why Do So Many Men and Women Experience Excessive Shedding in February?

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman When your body thinks it’s starving, it doesn’t make ‘luxury’ items like hair. This can be bad news for the millions of Americans who have spent the last month going to extreme measures to lose the pounds they packed on during the holiday season. What many dieters don’t realize is, the “crash” diets often seen …

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Let’s Talk about Feminine Wellness

Let's Talk about Feminine Wellness

by Dr. Robin Sykes Increasingly, women are learning that there is something that can be done for their “female problems”. The number of procedures is increasing yearly, as women seek relief from symptoms of dryness, laxity, decreased libido, and urinary stress incontinence. Women are becoming more vocal about their issues, although there are many who still keep it to themselves …

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A New Approach to Relief of Neck Pain

A New Approach to Relief of Neck Pain

Father Hallock Martin, had no idea a car accident from 15 years ago could cause such lasting effects. Fr. Martin is Rector of the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach. He explains he had been experiencing increasing neck pain and knew it would get worse. “I slept on a neck pillow, and that would help sometimes, but very …

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CUR Salt Spa

Cur Spa

Inhale. Exhale. Breathing is something many of us take for granted until it’s difficult to breathe and then we search options for relief. Whether you have had an upper respiratory infection, a cold, or a more chronic condition like asthma, COPD or seasonal allergies, you have searched for relief when you can’t breathe. Salt therapy is a growing alternative for …

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Potential Cognitive Decline From Hearing Loss Could Be Avoided

Potential Cognitive Decline From Hearing Loss Could Be Avoided

By: Dr. Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA Board Certified in Audiology People who choose to seek treatment for hearing loss will be happy to know that they have also reduced their risk of serious cognitive disease. According to recent research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, depending upon the severity, people with untreated hearing loss may face a 36% …

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Can A Dental Implant Procedure Really Be Performed in 15 Minutes?

Can A Dental Implant Procedure Really Be Performed in 15 Minutes?

One of the most amazing developments in the field of dentistry is the dental implant. Dental implants are used to replace missing or broken teeth. This option truly can help a patient achieve both the appearance and function of teeth that have been lost. Advanced technology, called Computer Guided Implant Surgery, has now made the actual placement of the implant …

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All You Need is Love

Love is All You Nedd

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 you need is …

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A NEW CATARACT SURGERY FOR THOSE WITH MACULAR DEGENERATION

NEW CATARACT SURGERY

By David A. Goldman, M.D. CentraSight is the first treatment program to use a tiny telescope that is implanted inside the eye … Smaller than a pea, the telescope implant uses micro-optical technology to magnify objects that would normally be seen in one’s ‘straight ahead’ vision.” Imagine the heartbreak for someone who gradually loses the ability to see her grandchildren, …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can …

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