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“MITOCHONDROPATHY” Obtaining the energy we all want

MITOCHONDROPATHY

By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – Don’t we all need a little more energy in our lives?  Think of small children, running, jumping and playing all day (and night occasionally).  Where did all that energy that we previously had, disappear to?  Wouldn’t it be great if we could recapture those wonderful moments of boundless energy to do all …

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Massage – better than an apple a day for your health

Massage - better than an apple a day for your health

Massage is associated with indulgence and luxury, that’s not the whole story.  Research is mounting evidence that the benefits of massage reach far beyond general relaxation.  It supports healthy body functions and alleviates ailments improving our quality of life. If you have experienced a massage you know it induces relaxation, the benefit reaches farther by reducing stress hormone cortisol and …

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Target Neck Pain with the MCU

Target Neck Pain with the MCU

By Marc A. Weinberg, DC – For most of his adult life, Alan Greenstein, had very severe problems in the neck area: a lot of pain, tightness, and muscles that were as hard as rocks. Alan used to describe his neck muscles as concrete blocks that omit tremendous amount of pain. Although Alan was never able to pinpoint the cause …

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Facing Serious Illness? Palliative Care Can Help

Palliative Care Florida

By Paul Cain, Ph.D. and Donna Holm, CPA – At some point in our lives, we may face serious illness or become caregivers for a spouse or other family member. The challenges mount as the illness progresses and families often feel there are no options to help them navigate the complex healthcare system in order to meet the needs of …

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Effective Weight Loss with Chinese Medicine

Effective Weight Loss with Chinese Medicine

By Stephen Sedita, AP – Weight 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 …

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Eat your way to a healthier complexion

Eat your way to a healthier complexion

By Kenneth R. Beer, M.D. FAAD – When we think about how to best take care of our skin we usually think in terms of what serum or moisturizer will give us that coveted glow. While what you use on your skin is important, supplementing your skin care with a healthy diet will do wonders in helping you put your …

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Allergic Fungal Sinusitis

Allergic Fungal Sinusitis

By Daniel N. Tucker, M.D. – Chronic and recurrent sinusitis is be-coming increasingly common, despite more treatment options. Remedies include antibiotics, topical and systemic steroid therapy (Cortisone), and various anti- allergy and decongestant medications, as well as surgical options.  It is not uncommon to see patients who have undergone multiple surgical procedures for this problem.  Sinusitis may be associated with …

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Flexing Your Mind for Greatness

Flexing Your Mind for Greatness

By Marc Murray, Life Coach – It was minutes before we were to run out of the tunnel to compete against conference foe Middle Tennessee in an Ohio Valley Conference football showdown in 1986. James Clark, who played linebacker for Murray State University, stood up and gave one of the most memorable speeches I have ever heard from a teammate …

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Training our Children to Know God

Teaching Kids About God

By Terry Hoskins – Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Parenting is one of the most challenging and awesome positions God places people in. As a result, it requires both discipline and intentionality if we are going to be faithful servants of God. Think of it this way; God entrusts little souls into the parent’s care for the sole …

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Breast Cancer: Dispelling Myth and Fact

Breast Cancer Question and Answer

Q: Dr. Gardner, My sister was just diagnosed with breast cancer, (DCIS), our grandmother died of breast cancer many years ago.  I do not know what to expect, we are all scared of losing her. Patricia age 45, West Palm Beach, FL A: Patricia, Cancer is a scary word for any family. I am sorry your family is facing this …

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

While growing older can be wonderful, it quite often brings with it a host of challenges.  Many seniors deal with health and mobility issues and need help to navigate through their daily lives. Moving into an assisted living facility is one solution and there are quite a few of them to choose from. Before doing so, it’s important to formulate …

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Rotator Cuff Tears and Fashionable Shoulder Slings

Rotator Cuff Tears

By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC – A recent trend has struck many of the shopping malls of South Florida: large numbers of patrons with arms in slings. As you travel the escalators or walk the rows of the parking lot, it’s easy to be struck by the sheer number of people in slings and shoulder immobilizers. “What is meaning of this …

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Macular Degeneration – A Closer Look

Macular Degeneration - A Closer Look

WHAT IS MACULAR DEGENERATION Macular degeneration is a disease of the macula- a small area in the retina at the back of the eye. The macula allows you to see fine details clearly and do things such as read and drive. When the macula does not work properly, your central vision can be blurry and have areas that are dark …

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Patient Finds Secret to Neck Pain Relief… and Excitingly Shares News with the World

Neck Pain Relief

Years of excessive childhood use and abuse of the body – skiing, gymnastics, trampoline jumping – and working at a desk job for forty years left Carol Ann Kaminski suffering from chronic back and neck pain. Eventually her active lifestyle caught up with Carol Ann and the increasing back and neck pain made it difficult for her to enjoy some …

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THE “NATURAL” FACELIFT WITH SCULPTRA® AESTHETIC

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By Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP – There are a multitude of ads today advertising “anti-aging” and “returning to youth” but they should come with a special caveat: Be careful to choose what can actually make you look more youthful and healthy rather than make you look, well, weird. Discover the latest answer to natural anti-aging in Sculptra® Aesthetic. Why …

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Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They Are a Changin’

podiatry

By Dr. Daniel Pero – Apodiatrist is a physician who specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  It is a specialty that is often misunderstood. Many question their scope of practice, capability, the length/type of education and training required, and their abilities in treating patients. In this issue we will try to explain the podiatrist’s role and …

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Are Your Hormones and Vitamins Making You Sick?

Vitamins

By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – Many experts have concurred-hormone deficiency and imbalance can greatly affect the way you look, feel and even your overall health. The risks for every type of illness can increase if critical hormone levels such as thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA) and growth hormone are low. Did you know – …

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Special Needs and their Impact on Divorce

divorce

By Stuart R. Manoff, Esq. – Although the decision to divorce is one of the toughest decisions to make, sometimes it is ultimately the best decision for the health and wellness of everyone involved. Unfortunately, even when divorce is the healthiest choice, the ramifications can be extremely difficult to manage especially when there are minor children involved, and even more …

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There’s A Fungus Among Us

Fungus

Getting a pedicure/manicure is a popular way to pamper yourself. But watch out. You could walk away with an infection due to the use of unsanitary tools and contaminated footbaths if the salon doesn’t practice proper hygiene. We have all seen news reports about the dangerous bacteria that can be carried in the pipes and filters of whirlpool and massage …

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Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer

Thanks Komen South Florida Affiliate Staff, Local Volunteer for Guidance Marion Pollock is more than a breast cancer survivor: she is a mother of two, a nail technician, and a supporter of the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Before Marion received life-saving treatments at Bethesda Memorial Hospital Women’s Center, she was fundraising to support her …

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