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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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How Can Dental Implants Help My Denture?

How Can Dental Implants Help My Denture

Many patients suffer with loose and non-retentive dentures. This movement can cause a number of issues ranging from difficulty chewing food to embarrassing speech (or even the accidental falling of the denture out of one’s mouth). Quick fixes often include using dental adhesive glue or having the dentist reline the denture to help try and improve stability. In many cases, …

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Are There Any New Technologies For Fat Reduction?

Are There Any New Technologies For Fat Reduction?

It is interesting to watch technology as it continues to evolve. Many of my patients are up to date with what is trending in aesthetic technology. There is a new exciting technology that melts and tightens skin simultaneous without downtime. CoolSculpting® has been a good fat reduction treatment for many of my patients. It is a way to non-invasively destroy …

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Captioning Telephones Free for Individuals with Hearing Difficulties

Captioning Telephones

By Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Board Certified Doctor of Audiology Captioning telephones work like a standard phone for the user but connect to the internet to gather captions of words spoken by the individual on the other end of the line. The captions are displayed on the base of the phone near the receiver. The service is paid for …

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Testosterone Imbalance In Men Affect Multiple Factors Like Weight, Fertility, and Muscle Mass

Testosterone Imbalance In Men Affect Multiple Factors Like Weight, Fertility, and Muscle Mass

Testosterone is produced primarily by specialized cells of the testicles known as Leydig cells and is controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis. Along with sex drive, testosterone controls a variety of factors that often go overlooked by the majority of individuals and their physicians. In men, testosterone regulates several functions many which of include weight management, bone density, fat distribution, red …

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Is PRP the Answer to Your Hair Loss?

Is PRP the Answer to your hair loss

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician Over the past few years, interest in PRP, or platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair regrowth has exploded as more physicians and patients become familiar with the cutting-edge treatment, which has proven itself as a viable way to stimulate scalp follicles to improve, enhance and regrow hair. In addition to …

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Florida Medical Marijuana Health Centers: New Locations to Serve You

Patients with seizures, cancer, chronic pain, and anxiety, just to name a few, are reporting incredible healing through Medical marijuana (MM). When they’ve finally had enough of western medicine, and it’s ability to ONLY treat their “symptoms” and not their disorder, that’s when patients are grasping onto alternative treatment options. For those that have found help through MM, their words …

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The Elderly and Their Safety – Prevent Falls and Fatalities

The Elderly and Their Safety—

If you’ve ever received the harrowing phone call from a friend or relative, “Your mom is in the hospital; she fell down the stairs” or, “your dad tripped over the curb and hit his head on the pavement,” then you are aware of the dangers seniors face every day living on their own. Did you know that adults over 65 …

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Chronic Depression Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Life

Chronic Depression Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Life

Neurofeedback can break the pattern By Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology Center for Brain Training Anti-depressants don’t always work well. Research suggests that half or more of people who try anti-depressants experience no benefit at all. For many others, medications reduce symptoms but don’t stop them. Anti-depressants can have unpleasant side effects. Side effects like reduced libido, weight …

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Are you Chronically Anxious?

Are you Chronically Anxious?

Neurofeedback Helps Chronic Anxiety without Medication By Mike 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 …

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Are Hormones Driving You Mad?

Are Hormones Driving You Mad

by Daniela Dadurian, M.D. Hormones are literally one of the body’s important driving forces. They are chemicals made by glands and act to control certain actions of cells and organs which make them messengers of the body. Hormones play a critical role in several areas of our body. They control many facets of our emotional and physical health. If you …

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I Have A Wait Problem

I Have A Wait Problem

By 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 …

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Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) are new blood vessels that grow beneath the retina and disrupt vision. These blood vessels grow in an area called the choroid, the area between the retina and the sclera (the white part of your eye). The choroid supplies oxygen and nutrients to the eye. CNVM occur when new …

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Seeking a Second Opinion About Your Eye Care

Seeking a Second Opinion About Your Eye Care

By David A. Goldman MD – Throughout my career I have seen patients come to me for second opinions, and I have also had patients ask me if I would ‘mind’ if they saw another specialist for a second opinion. For the patient, seeking a second opinion is a difficult thing to do. To begin, he or she may not …

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Patients with RLS May Actually Have an Undiagnosed Circulation Condition

Patients with RLS May Actually Have an Undiagnosed Circulation Condition

Restless Leg Syndrome, also called RLS, is the irresistible urge to move the legs, usually accompanied by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs. Patients usually have symptoms in the evening and nighttime, interfering with their ability to rest and sleep. It has historically been treated with medications that require daily dosing. There is no definitive test for RLS; patients have …

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Unhealthy Hair & Scalp? Try a Scalp Makeover!

Unhealthy Hair & Scalp?

By Dr Alan J Bauman MD ABHRS Itchy, flaky dandruff? Oily, limp hair? Hair thinning, shedding or breakage? Frizzy, dull or flyaway hair? Burning or irritated scalp from color or perms? These symptoms and other scalp conditions you can see and feel might be signs that your scalp and hair are not as healthy as they should be. If a …

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Self-Treating for Hearing Loss: More Harm Than Good

Self-Treating for Hearing Loss: More Harm Than Good

By Dana Luzon Coveney, Au.D., FAAA, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology If you’re just starting your better-hearing journey, you’ve probably turned to the Internet for help, guidance, and advice. What you found was most likely the ever-increasing amount of information about “cheaper,” “quicker” hearing solutions like personal sound-amplification products (PSAPs) and over-the-counter hearing devices (OTCs). But what are you really getting …

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How do you FEEL in your SKIN?

How do you FEEL in your SKIN?

An Advanced Procedure Can Change Your Life Preparing for vacations, barbeques, family get-togethers, and beach days are not always easy for many individuals struggling with body issues. We’ve all been there, stubborn bulges, dreaded cellulite, and loose skin can make us feel less likely to step out with confidence. Working out and eating right often fall short in our stubborn …

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Ringing in the Ears is a Pain in the Neck

Ringing in the Ears is a Pain in the Neck

By Dr. Jonathan Chung Tinnitus is a problem where patients perceive sounds in the absence of sound stimuli. It afflicts between 10-15% of adults, but can be a severe hindrance in about 2% of the population. While tinnitus is classically thought of as a ringing sensation in the ears, there’s a wide variance to what patients perceive. Some describe it …

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SINUSITIS

SINUSITIS

SINUSITIS occurs when the hollow cavities around the eyes, nose, and cheek bones become inflamed. When they are inflamed, they produce mucous. They make you feel “stuffed up”. The swelling and inflammation increases mucous production creating an ideal environment for bacteria to exist – leading to infection…Sinusitis. 30 million Americans are affected by sinusitis at any given time according to …

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