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Why Do Hearing Aids Cost What They Do?

Written by Susan Lopez Au.D., brought to you by Dana Luzon Au.D. – Hearing aids represent a significant investment because of many factors that go into the total price. Medicare and most insurance companies do not cover ANY of the costs of hearing aids. Hearing aids represent a significant financial investment. The price of a hearing aid covers a number …

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ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION – HOW CLOSE ARE WE?

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys the memory, causes a decline in the ability to perform routine tasks, disorientation, difficulty in learning, loss of language skills, impairment in judgment, and personality changes. We can all agree that this is a very accurate description of what occurs. In our society at present we typically just refer …

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Awareness of Movement is Essential for Balance Training

By Dan Goldstein, PT, O/SCS, ATC, GFS – Balance problems are very common for people of all ages, not just the very young and elderly. Do you find yourself feeling unsteady when you get up from sitting in a chair? Or, when walking on uneven surfaces? Do you tend to drift to one side when walking? Our sense of balance …

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Safer and Natural Alternatives for Treatment for Neuropathy

By Dr. Daniel Pero – Neuropathy is a medical condition that is translated from Latin as “nerve disease”.  There are many types of neuropathy that can be found throughout the body. Neuropathy that begins in the hands and feet or other parts of the extremities is considered peripheral neuropathy. This can present as symptoms of numbness, tingling, sharp and shooting …

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Coping with Mental Illness: New Treatment Strategies

By Dr. Kristie DeBlasio, Advanced Mental Health Care – According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it has been projected that 1 in 4 Americans (approximately 26%) aged 18 and older have a mental disorder. These disorders can affect anyone and can cause impairment in functioning in several areas. Without proper treatment, the effects of mental illness can include …

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Acne and Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Stephen Sedita, AP, DOM – Acne is the most common skin disorder and can be a very frustrating condition to live with.  Americans spend millions of dollars each year on a variety of crèmes, salves, and ointments which often fail to produce lasting results. For those who have unsuccessfully tried other forms of acne treatments Dr. Meng can help …

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BREAST CANCER: What can we do about it?

By David W. Feld, MD, Jupiter Obgyn – Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast, and is predominately divided into two main types: ductal and lobular. Ductal carcinoma is initiated in the ducts, or tubes, which are the parts of the breast that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most cancers of …

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What is CAD/CAM Dentistry?

By Natalia Tsar, DDS, LVIF – CAD/CAM is an acronym for computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing. Used for decades in the manufacturing industry to produce precision tools, parts and automobiles, CAD/CAM tech- nology has been increasingly incorporated into dentistry over the past 20 years. CAD/CAM technology and metalfree materials are used by dentists and dental laboratories to provide patients with milled …

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IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON EVERY DIET WITHOUT SUCCESS -HAVE LOST AND GAINED THE SAME WEIGHT OVER AND OVER -HAVE TROUBLE LOSING WEIGHT OR HAVE GAINED WEIGHT DUE TO HORMONAL CHANGES, don’t give up – Help is on the way!

By Dana Chauncey Lesser, CLT – INTRODUCING THE LATEST IN STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY TARGETED TO PROMOTE HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS AND ALLEVIATE THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE WHAT IS ELECTROSOUND LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY? Electro-Sound Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a pain-free, relaxing, one-hour accelerated method of cleansing and detoxifying the lymphatic system. This therapy uses a gentle, high frequency sound pulse …

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Repairing Complications from Cataract Surgery

By David A. Goldman MD – While the overwhelming majority of patients do incredibly well with cataract surgery, there will always be a small subset that has an unfortunate outcome. Complications can occur with the best or worst surgeons and can range from easily correctable errors to complete loss of vision. Fortunately, the risk for permanent loss of vision is …

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Migraines? Break the Cycle New Medical Technology Helps Migraines

By Ed Pigott, Ph.D. and Michael Cohen, Director – A 21 year old student from Miami came to our center to our center after struggling for about 10 years with chronic migraines. She had tried many medications. Some helped, but she still got bad migraines. During her first visit, she rated her migraine pain level a 6 out of 10. After …

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The Grand Buffet Belief System

By Terry Hoskins – Our modern day culture has progressed into a society that no longer adheres to absolute truth. Whatever sounds good to me is true for me and whatever sounds good to you is true for you. When we go out to eat at a buffet, we like to get a little bit of this and a little …

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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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Tears of the Pectoralis Major

“Doc I was bench pressing and it sounded like ripping Velcro.” By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC Right up there with bulging biceps, the pec muscles are a coveted symbol of masculinity. With a ripple or a bounce, they say, “Hey baby, I work out,” and give men the literal “He-Man” or “Ken” doll action figure physique. For this reason, most …

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“Where Calcium Goes, Death Follows”

By Bruce R. Dooley, M.D. Sir William Osler, one of the 20th Century’s greatest physician-teachers, spoke these words as he witnessed autopsies and surgeries, and saw that calcium deposits in the patients’ arteries dulled the surgeon’s scalpels. Today we attribute a great many chronic diseases to abnormal deposits of calcium, including arthritis, cataracts, diabetes, spinal stenosis, nerve entrapment, hearing loss …

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The Dangers Of “Yo-Yo” Dieting To Your Health – And Your Hair.

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. Face it. We’ve all been there. Maybe it was when your pants felt a little tight or your shirt didn’t button smoothly. “Diet time,” you declared enthusiastically, and you immediately went on a crash diet to shed those unwanted pounds fast. You succeed at shedding the unwanted weight, but in the process you lost important …

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What Is Stargardt Disease?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. The progressive vision loss associated with Stargardt disease is caused by the death of specialized, light-sensitive photoreceptor cells in the central portion of the retina called the macula. The retina is the layer of tissue lining the back of the eye, …

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Multi-Cervical Unit Successfully Eliminated My Chronic Neck Pain

By Marc A. Weinberg, DC Chronic pain affects more than 100 million Americans each year, more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Unfortunately it is not uncommon for those suffering from a chronic pain to only find temporary relief from treatment options. Some patients try so many failed treatments that they finally resign to the fact that the pain …

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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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Suggestions for Selecting an Investment Advisor

By Scott Altschul, Senior Vice President, Florida District, Key Private Bank How do you build a relationship with a professional who can understand your investment goals and help you develop personalized solutions to protect, grow and eventually transition your wealth? According to the Financial Planning Association, financial planning is the long-term process of wisely managing your finances so you can …

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