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Mechanisms of Halotherapy, Speleotherapy and Salt Therapy Explained: A Better Breathing Guide

Mechanisms of Halotherapy, Speleotherapy and Salt Therapy Explained:

By Richard Zagrobelny The ancient traditional Hindu science of health and medicine, Ayurveda, recommends washing nasal cavities with saline water daily. This practice, called ‘Neti’, has been utilized by Yogis for preparation of extended meditations and Yoga practices to ensure clean and open airways, resulting in easy breathing. It is easy to dismiss Grandma’s advice to gargle with saline water …

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Accomplishing Your Goals in 2018?

Accomplishing Your Goals in 2018?

The start of a new year is often associated with a desire to change at least one aspect of yourself, a desire to turn over a new leaf, which leads to “New Year’s Resolutions”. While the arrival of a new year sparks optimism and hope for change, it will not magically provide the catalyst, motivation and persistence needed to reinvent …

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How Brain Mapping Helps Target Anxiety, Depression and ADHD with Neurofeedback

How Brain Mapping Helps Target Anxiety, Depression and ADHD with Neurofeedback

New technology helps pinpoint where the brain isn’t functioning well By Michael Cohen, Director Center for Brain Fifty years ago when neurofeedback was in its infancy, brain mapping did not exist. Serious practitioners got pretty good at identifying what areas were playing a role in conditions such as ADHD, sleep, anxiety and learning challenges. However, when EEG brain mapping (known …

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Want Natural Looking Eyebrows?

Want Natural Looking Eyebrows?

Learn why Microblading is in demand Permetix Ink One of the most popular permanent makeup requests is to fill in lost eyebrows. As we age or fight disease and disorders like alopecia and cancer, our eyebrows can become thin. The eyebrow is the mainframe to our eyes and gives balance to our faces, so when the brows are diminished, getting …

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5 Ways Your FITNESS ROADBLOCKS Are All in Your Head

5 Ways Your FITNESS ROADBLOCKS Are All in Your Head

By Janelle Keith Discouragement hit me when I least expected it. You see, I’d been consistently doing what I needed to reach my fitness goals. I was doing the work and making good choices, so I expected to see progress. But when I didn’t see it, I wanted to give up on my goals. All my good efforts seemed lost …

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

How Advanced Technology May Reduce 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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What Is Graves’ Disease?

What Is Graves’ Disease?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to over activity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). The gland produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism (the process by which the body transforms food into energy). When Graves’ disease affects the eyes, the condition is known as thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) or thyroid eye …

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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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How To ‘Banish Baldness’ in the New Year

How To ‘Banish Baldness’ in the New Year

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman As we kick off the New Year, many people are working hard to keep their resolutions to improve their health and appearance. For some, this means diets and gym memberships, and for others, it means not only admitting they’re losing their hair, but taking action and actually doing something about it. If you think you’re …

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Selfie

Slefie

A selfie is a photograph of yourself taken with a mobile phone or other handheld device, and uploaded to social media – Facbook, Instagam, Twtitter, etc. Personally, I am fascinated with the whole selfie concept. I wonder: do people think so much of themselves that they want others to look at them? Or do they think so little of themselves …

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Warm Weather’s Negative Effects on Body Image: What Do You See In the Mirror?

Warm Weather’s Negative Effects on Body Image:

By Jeannie Gedeon, MPH, RDN/LDN, CAP/ICADC As snowbirds know, in the north people wait all year for summer, which should be a time to have fun and be active outdoors; yet swimsuit season can be especially tough for those who have body image issues. Flip to the Sunshine State, where the weather is almost always warm, hot and hotter: In …

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5 Ways Better Hearing Can Help Your Career

5 Ways Better Hearing Can Help Your Career

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology More than 10 percent of full-time employees have a diagnosed hearing problem, and another 30 percent suspect they have a problem, but have not sought treatment, according to EPIC’s Listen Hear! survey. And of those with a suspected hearing loss, nearly all report that this hearing loss impacts them on the …

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Fact or Fiction: Six Minute Hair Growth….?

Six Minute Hair Growth….?

For some, the idea of laser beams conjure up images of epic SciFi battle scenes. For others, lasers in medicine mean skin resurfacing or perhaps even hair removal. Today we see “lasers for hair regrowth” advertised in magazines, on TV and in our Facebook newsfeeds. Are these treatments for hair loss for real or is it just a gimmick… another …

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What Is Bell’s Palsy?

What Is Bell's Palsy?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Bell’s palsy is a nerve problem that affects the muscles of your face. It causes weakness or partial paralysis of the muscles on one side of your face. With Bell’s palsy, your eyelid may not close properly and your smile may seem uneven. Bell’s palsy usually affects adults only. It is more likely …

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Hormonal Imbalance Occurs in Men and Women Alike

Hormonal Imbalance Occurs in Men and Women Alike

What You Need to Know About Restoring Them Naturally At NovaGenix, they realize the value of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). In addition to alleviating the symptoms of Low Testosterone and Menopause, bioidentical hormones safely aid in the anti-aging process, improves memory and mood, sex drive and performance, and creates an overall sense of well-being. Dr. Timothy Sigman has practiced …

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Allergies

Allergies

You can’t “cure” allergies, unfortunately. But you can treat them and lessen their symptoms. Hundreds of thousands of people in Florida suffer from allergies and the stuffy nose, scratchy throat, post nasal drip and itchy eyes that go with them. You can’t “cure” allergies, unfortunately. But you can treat them and lessen their symptoms. Hundreds of thousands of people in …

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Dysautonomia: Fatigue, feinting, and a heart racing out of control

Dysautonomia: Fatigue, feinting, and a heart racing out of control

Unless you suffer from multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or traumatic brain injury, dysautonomia is probably a word that you’ve never heard of. The problem with that, is that the symptoms of dysautonomia are probably the most difficult to deal with in when it comes to chronic illness. It’s even a condition that can exist on its own. The …

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Avoiding Back Surgery: The DRX 9000 Difference

Over 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at one time or another in their lives. Unfortunately, spinal discomfort tends to become progressively worse and can become chronic if left untreated. Some of the most common reasons for backaches are trauma or sports-related injury, lifting heavy objects, improper spinal posture, poor sleeping posture, and motor vehicle accidents. The …

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Fundamentally new way to Beat Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Beat Anxiety and Panic Attacks

By Michael 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 diarrhea? Do you have trouble concentrating, …

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Combating Holiday Stress:

Combating Holiday Stress

Become More Emotionally Intelligent During the time in between Thanksgiving and the New Year many people have a predisposition to feel overwhelmed and/or over committed, worried about finances with gift giving, the abundance of food/alcohol/sweets leading to over indulgence and weight gain, or maybe tension with specific family members. These triggers can often overlap as well. This can create a …

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