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May is Better Hearing Month

May is Better Hearing Month

Written by Dr. John O’Day, Au.D. Presented by Dr. Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA I was thinking the other day about 33 years ago when I was just starting my audiology practice. One day I had very lovely 83 year young lady who requested a hearing test. As with all my other patients I was interviewing/talking to her in my sound …

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NEUROMODULATION

NEUROMODULATION

By Dr. Ricardo Leano Neuromodulation is a technology developed in the 1960’s to treat intractable and chronic pain. It works by the alteration, also called modulation, of nerve activity through the delivery of electrical stimulation or chemical agents to targeted sites of the body. At the beginning, the devices were intended exclusively for pain relief. These initial efforts were not …

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South Palm GI, Leading Delray Beach Gastroenterology Practice, Now Part of Gastro Health

From L- R: Jonathan Kaplan, M.D., Morris Naus, M.D., Andi D’Avanzo ARNP, Michael Blum, M.D. and James Chong, M.D.

South Palm GI, located at 4675 Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach, Florida, is now part of Gastro Health, South Florida’s largest, private gastroenterology practice. Founded in 2006, Gastro Health comprised of over 60 physicians in 25 locations. Gastro Health provides patients access to some of the nation’s premier gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, and allied health professionals. In addition to …

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Do You Have “Invisible Baldness?”

Do You Have “Invisible Baldness?”

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist You can’t always trust the “mirror test” when it comes to spotting hair loss – you could be going bald and not even know it. Invisible baldness is a condition that affects both men and women, typically in their 30s or 40s, but it can begin earlier as well. What is “invisible …

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Neck or Back Pain? Headaches?

Neck or Back Pain? Headaches?

New non-invasive technology offers long-term relief. Ever wake up with a crick in your neck so severe you could barely turn your head? Neck pain, which affects up to half of U.S. adults each year, is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Yet the pain is often over-treated with drugs, injections, and surgery, which don’t help much …

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Chewing Is Difficult With Missing Teeth: What Can I Do?

Chewing Is Difficult With Missing Teeth

Frequently patients come into our office complaining of difficulty chewing. I am not referring to painful chewing, but difficulty due to missing teeth. Unfortunately, patients often look at their teeth in a very different fashion than the rest of their body. Many patients will have teeth removed without replacing them, with the thought that there are many more in the …

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Don’t Give Up!

Don’t Give Up!

Brent Myers OK. So here we are… five months into a new year. How are things working out for you? Did you set goals for making this year the best year ever? Did you have dreams and ambitions to make this year different? Did you plan on making things better? Well… how are you doing? Too often we wait until …

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Are you toxic? The question is no longer if you are toxic, the real question is how toxic are you?

Common symptoms indicating excessive toxins: fatigue, depression, headaches, brain fog, poor memory, tremors, and coordination issues. The lymphatic system absorbs toxins and metabolic waste products. Congested lymphatic fluid is laden with toxins that cannot be efficiently eliminated impairing the immune system. The body contains three times more lymph fluid than blood. Through a complex network lymphatic fluid is carried to …

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What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Sometimes these vessels swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In other cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that …

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Cataract Surgery in 2023: What should you expect?

By David A. Goldman MD – While there are certainly new developments in cataract surgery every year, these pale in comparison to the innovations that occur over decades. While many of the technologies discussed in this article are currently available in trials, it is important to remember that they are still in trials for a reason. Once safety data has …

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Pediatric Reflux Disease: Helping you Decode Its Symptoms

Pediatric Reflux Disease: Helping you Decode Its Symptoms

by Enrique Hernandez-Sanchez, M.D. Pediatric Gastroenterologist Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when gastric contents flow back into the esophagus, leading to complications such as inflammation of the esophagus, failure to gain weight, respiratory symptoms or choking. GERD is extremely prevalent among babies, with up to 20% incidence among full term babies and up to 40% incidence on premature babies. With …

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New 3D-Printed Hair: Is it Right for You?

New 3D-Printed Hair: Is it Right for You?

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist For most anyone experiencing hair loss, the situation can be a significant cause of stress, anxiety and concern. Shedding significant amounts of hair and seeing more scalp shining through can negatively impact hair styling, disrupt our mood and lower our self-esteem. While medical treatments for hair loss have advanced tremendously over the …

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Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

April is the national awareness month for Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal (Head and Neck) Cancers. While not as common as some other types of malignancies, these cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. According to the American Cancer Society, some of the early warning signs and symptoms …

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Ruin your Life

Depression Doesn’t Have to Ruin your Life

by Michael Cohen, Director Center for Brain Jupiter Florida Depression can ruin your life. You don’t feel like doing anything or going anywhere. It destroys your hope. It destroys yourjoy. It can make your body hurt. It bashes your self-esteem, impacts your relationships and gives you dark thoughts no one should have. You can’t talk yourself out of depression. You …

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Revolutionary Treatment for Pain Restores Function and Mobility

Revolutionary Treatment for Pain Restores Function and Mobility

Neck pain can be debilitating. Pain can radiate from the neck to the back down the arms and sometimes even down to the hips and legs. Neck pain can create chronic and intense headaches. The neck itself can become stiff with a decreased range of motion where pain is often worsened with movement. 70% of individuals experience neck pain that …

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Ten Best Anti-Aging & Cosmetic Procedures for Men during Lunch

Ten Best Anti-Aging & Cosmetic Procedures for Men during Lunch

When you think of cosmetic procedures you generally think of something that’s of interest to women only, however, more and more men are interested in feeling and looking good. Sometimes men could be reluctant or shy to inquire about available cosmetic procedures. I would like to demystify my 10 favorite procedures that men can do without downtime that truly make …

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Cellulite Lymphatic

Cellulite Lymphatic

By Jennifer Williams The lymphatic system is the toilet of the body removing excess water and toxins. Doctors in Europe recognize the importance the lymph system and how it supports the whole body’s health including the immune system and nervous system. The lymphatic system is the toilet of the body removing excess water and toxins. Doctors in Europe recognize the …

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I Have A Wait Problem

cant wait

Brent Myers You’re reading a health and wellness magazine and you’re thinking: that guy can’t spell. But the truth is that you read it correctly: I have a wait problem: I don’t like to wait. But who does? Think about it… do you like to wait? Do you love sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? Do you …

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Focus on the Face

Focus on the Face

by Dr. Robin Sykes You look in the mirror in the morning, and the face that greets you makes you exclaim “My face is falling”. It can be hard to put your “best face forward” when you know that no amount of makeup or sleep will fill in the hollows of your cheeks, or take away the sad expression around …

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I Want a Dental Implant But I Will Be Leaving Soon For the Summer… What Can I Do?

I Want a Dental Implant But I Will Be Leaving Soon For the Summer… What Can I Do?

Many of our “snowbird” patients run into this dilemma during the late winter and early spring.  This particular question is one we are asked routinely with good cause.  Understanding the steps of dental implant therapy can help simplify the decision process when it comes to timing treatment around your schedule. The Process: Dental implants can be used in many different …

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