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Asthma

Asthma

By Daniel N. Tucker, M.D.- Asthma is a disease involving inflamed airways in the lungs. It is common and is becoming more so with time. It is characterized by swelling of the mucous membranes of the lungs, excessive production of thick, sticky mucus, and spasm of the smooth muscles in the bronchi or airway tubes. Asthma is multi-factorial and can …

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Rethinking New Years Resolutions

Rethinking New Years Resolutions

By Terry Hoskins – We have many aspirations for the New Year as we tell ourselves that we are going to run more, eat less, get a better job, and spend more time with our families. We become passionate as we look down the road and dream about how sweet life will be in the future as we live our …

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Knee Pain and the Torn Meniscus

Knee Pain and the Torn Meniscus

“Doc I think the shock absorbers in my knee are expired….” By Matthew Stiebel, MD, FRCSC – Why is it that so many knees swell up like balloons and hurt like the devil after a twisting injury? The answer is that often times knee trauma can lead to tears of the meniscus. The knee joint primarily consists of the femur …

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Hair Thinning? Falling Out? Here’s the next step…

Hair Thinning

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D.  – SOUND FAMILIAR? A woman with a once lush mane finds herself spending more time camouflaging the thinning areas on her scalp… A man in his prime sees the telltale recession of his hairline or some premature thinning of his crown… Both of them see a reflection in the mirror that looks older than they …

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ARE YOU AT GENETIC RISK FOR BREAST CANCER?

ARE YOU AT GENETIC RISK FOR BREAST CANCER

By Paula Greene, A.R.N.P.-C, Palm Beach Breast Institute Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer found among women in the United States.  One in eight women, or 12.7%, will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the leading cancer site among American women second only to lung cancer in regard to cancer deaths. In 2011, …

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DETACHED AND TORN RETINA

DETACHED AND TORN RETINA

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – WHAT IS THE RETINA? The retina is a nerve layer at the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your grain. An eye is like a camera. The lens in the front of the eye focuses light onto the retina. You can think of the retina as the …

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TAKING THE GUESS WORK OUT OF CHOOSING A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

TAKING THE GUESS WORK OUT OF CHOOSING A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

For many people, choosing a retirement community is not something that involves a great deal of advance planning. Quite often, decisions are made with a sense of urgency that can lead to a community that may not be best for a particular resident’s or couple’s needs. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Reputable retirement communities will offer similar …

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Is Loose and Sagging Skin Plaguing You?

Is Loose and Sagging Skin Plaguing You

By Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP – A critical indicator of age that affects all, if not most Women, is sagging skin. First it starts gradually, and some think they just need a different outfit, or perhaps a better makeup or moisturizer. Then it sneaks up on you: at an event out in the sun; an evening in a “little …

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Discover the Secret to Relieving Neck Pain with MCU

Discover the Secret to Relieving Neck Pain with MCU

By Marc A. Weinberg, DC – Active Health Center successfully alleviates patient’s chronic neck pain by targeting muscle weakness using the state-of-the-art Multi-Cervical Unit, or MCU, treatment. Marc A. Weinberg, DC, and his partner, Colin O. Behrue, DC, claim that patients who have tried multiple avenues of pain relief without success may be good candidates for the leading-edge MCU treatment. …

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How Successful Businesses Can Mitigate Risks, Create Tax Saving Opportunities and Reduce Insurance Costs

Successful Businesses

by Establishing a Captive Insurance Company By Scott J. Altschul, Senior Vice President, Florida District, Key Private Bank – Through 2015 it is estimated that the number of captive insurance companies operating across the globe will grow to 10,000. It is also estimated that 400 of the top S&P 500 companies operate their own captive companies. The reason for this …

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Give Yourself the Gift of Well-Being

Give Yourself the Gift of Well-Being

By Stuart R. Manoff, Esq. – The holiday season is upon us and the focus has shifted to the spirit of giving. During this season of giving, give to others what you can, but do not neglect yourself. The most important gift you can give to those around you is your own happiness and well-being. The holidays can be difficult …

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The Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy

The Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. – IV vitamin infusions have been used by celebrities for years and now there are more and more medical research articles validating the benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy. How is the intravenous infusion of vitamins better than ingestion by mouth or intramuscular injection? A great percentage of the population has digestive diseases and an even greater …

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Latest Trends in Medical and Cosmetic Lasers: Fungal Toenails?

Laser Toe Fungus Remover

By Dr. Daniel Pero – As technology advances every year and new developments in medicine bring us the latest treatments for various conditions, both medical and cosmetic, yet another use for our favorite machine called a laser is now upon us. Yes, that scary little creature you may have seen on TV commercials wreaking havoc underneath some hapless victim’s toenail …

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Hearing Loss is More Common Than You Might Think, But Often Overlooked

Hearing Loss is More Common

By Bettie Borton, Au.D., F-AAA Provided by Dana Luzon, Au.D. – Is your TV so loud that your neighbors are getting the benefit of your new satellite dish?! Hearing loss is a very common health concern in the United States today – in fact, it’s the 3rd most prevalent chronic health condition in our country, ranking only behind arthritis and …

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Physical Training, Balance and Feedback Helps Golfers of All Ages and Playing Level

Playing Golf in Florida

By Dan Goldstein, PT, O/SCS, ATC, GFS – In the last article I discussed warm-up exercises to help prevent injuries during golf and tennis. In addition to treating injuries I have been very involved with appropriate conditioning and exercise progressions to keep my clients on the course. You may have seen spots on the Golf Channel from the Titleist Performance …

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The Gift of Good Health

The Gift of Good Health

By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – We all want to feel healthy and every decision we make in our daily lives can be an important step in achieving this goal.  This holiday season you can make the biggest difference in the lives of those you love by giving the gift of genuine health, energy, happiness, and the ability …

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“HIVES AND GIANT HIVES” (Urticaria and Angioedema)

Urticaria and Angioedema

By Daniel N. Tucker, M. D. DNT:ns – Urticaria and Angioedema are the medical terms for Hives and Giant Hives. The latter can cause extreme swelling involving different areas of the body and can be dangerous when it occurs in the area of the throat. Hives, or urticaria lesions, are raised red areas which are usually quite itchy. These can …

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Relieving Holiday Stress with Acupuncture

Acupuncture

By Stephen Sedita, AP – While the holidays are a time for celebration, for many people there they are also a time of increased stresses. Holiday stress statistics, as reported by the American Psychological Association, show that up to 69% of people are stressed by the feeling of having a “lack of time”, 69% are stressed by perceiving a “lack …

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Hot Stone Massage Promotes Mind and Body Wellness

Hot Stone Massage

Seasons change and moods can change as the days grow shorter and the sweltering heat of South Florida makes way to cooler nights.. Cooler weather makes for the perfect time to incorporate hot stone massage into your overall health and wellness regimen. This favorite massage technique can help combat the negative effects that less sun and cooler evening nights by …

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Giving Back: Nourishing Senior Life

Giving Back Nourishing Senior Life

By Paul Cain, Ph.D. and Donna Holm, CPA – The top three reasons causing seniors to be admitted to the hospital are 1) Falls, 2) Medication Mismanagement and 3) Malnutrition. For the first two, the preventive measures are straight forward and everyone can relate. “Always use your walker and take your pills on time, Grandma.” When it comes to poor …

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