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Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Written By Thomas Gregory – U.S. Navy Veteran Established in 1952 under Title 38 of the United States Code, Congress created two types of benefits for war Veterans and their survivors within the Department of Veteran Affairs. The first is “compensation for service-related disability or death” and second, “a pension for non-service connected disability or death”. A little-known VA pension, …

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FACET JOINT INJECTIONS FOR BACK PAIN

FACET JOINT INJECTIONS FOR BACK PAIN

By Aaron Rosenblatt, MD Neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) pain are common ailments which can be acute or chronic.  This may be debilitating and stop people from their usual activities of daily living. As many do not know, this pain from the spine can easily be treated by a qualified Interventional Pain Management Specialists, like Dr. …

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Silhouette Instalift – A Game Changer for Non-Surgical Facial Contouring and Body Contouring

A Game Changer for Non-Surgical Facial Contouring and Body Contouring

Looking for a natural looking way to combat sagging skin without surgery? Consider the Silhouette Instalift™. More and more patients prefer to avoid or at least postpone surgery, or simply are not a candidate for surgery due to medical reasons. This is a good alternative for those patients. First let’s discuss what aging really is in order to understand how …

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What is central serous retinopathy?

What is central serous retinopathy?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. In central serous retinopathy (sometimes called central serous choroidopathy), fluid builds up under the retina and distorts vision. Fluid leakage is believed to come from a tissue layer with blood vessels under the retina, called the choroid. Another layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is responsible for preventing fluid from …

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TubcuT® SAFETY YOU CAN TRUST WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET

TubcuT®

By Charles Etgen Certified Aging in place consultant Imagine being able to safely and easily get in and out of your tub and enjoy the warm, soothing water without fear of slipping or falling. Bathrooms can often be a dangerous place for the aging population because of unforgiving slippery surfaces, or because the height of a traditional tub is difficult …

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GAINSWave is a Revolutionary New Therapy that Treats Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

GAINSWave is a Revolutionary New Therapy that Treats Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

What causes ED? As men age, the vessels in the penis weaken, contract and fill with micro-plaque just as they do elsewhere in the body. This prohibits men from achieving an erection or decreases the firmness of a man’s erection. At the same time, the penis decreases in sensitivity, making it harder to achieve a pleasurable orgasm. Finally, the time …

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If your child is struggling to learn, Neurofeedback can help!

If your child is struggling to learn, Neurofeedback can help!

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC Trying to figure out why your child is not successful in the classroom can be a frustrating and exhausting endeavor for parents to undertake. Is it Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Is it an Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? Is it a Central Processing Disorder? Or is it an Auditory/Visual Processing Disorder? Could it be a Sensory Processing …

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All the Rage with Celebrities, The Vampire Facelift and Facial Can Give You Your Youthful Appearance Back

All the Rage with Celebrities, The Vampire Facelift and Facial Can Give You Your Youthful Appearance Back

As we age skin can become dull, lose elasticity and droop. There are of course surgical options and hyaluronic acid fillers, but the procedures that are topping everyone’s wish list are the Vampire facelift and the vampire facial. Naturally found in your blood, platelets are a rich source of proteins called growth factors, which promote healing and regeneration. Platelet-rich plasma …

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Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

It’s been Twenty-two years since the first American state legalized Medical Marijuana. In the Spring of 1996 California changed the direction of health, healing, and happiness in America. This was after decades of countless arguments and court battles between the doctors with their scientific research and the legal titans with their politics. Ultimately Medical Science prevailed proving the facts that …

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Protecting Your Eyes

By David A. Goldman MD – Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life. You may be somewhat aware of the possible risks of eye injuries, but are you taking the easiest step of all to prevent 90 percent of those injuries: wearing the proper …

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans?

Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement

There are different ways that you can receive your Medicare coverage, or add onto that coverage. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance are options that may sound familiar, but they’re quite different. They do have one main thing in common: they’re both offered by private insurance companies. There are two options commonly used to replace or supplement Original Medicare. One …

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STRESS affects our bodies: HOW ACUPUNCTURE AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IS HELPING?

STRESS affects our bodies:

Stress is something that cannot be avoided. In fact, a healthy stress-response mechanism plays a role in everything we do to survive and thrive. The original definition of stress by Hans Selye, who coined the term as it is presently used, was, “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”. This poses the very important questions: how …

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Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Two years ago this very month I found myself in what was seemingly a perpetual series of events that turned our world upside down. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. In a very short span of a couple of weeks I found myself having been betrayed by people I love very much,;criticized, and even cast …

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What Happens After a Hair Transplant?

What Happens After a Hair Transplant?

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS While patients report undergoing a hair transplant as a life changing experience that restores their confidence and youthfulness and improves their quality of life, it is important to understand that the change doesn’t happen overnight. Results take time and treating hair loss successfully for the long-run takes a commitment that doesn’t end after your …

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TubcuT® will improve accessibility & reduce accidents

TubcuT® will improve accessibility & reduce accidents

By Charles Etgen Certified Aging in place consultant If you’re looking for handicap accessible tubs, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at the Tub Cut, we make it easy for you to get a handicap accessible shower, without having to install a new tub or replace your existing bath. Our handicap tub conversions make it simple and easy. …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: How Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Is Helping Patients

How Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Is Helping Patients

By Maria Hidalgo-Thielen Unfortunately, we all know someone that has been diagnosed or has a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). More than 30 million Americans suffer from some type of dementia. It is estimated a total cost of $290 billion dollars will go towards healthcare for AD and other dementias in the year of 2019. It is the sixth …

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TREATING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

TREATING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC It’s summertime, everyone is healthy and happy, I have nothing to complain about and life is good….right? Then why do I have this anxious, stressed out, overwhelmed, impending doom, depressed feeling? Do I have depression or anxiety or both? Why do depression and anxiety go hand in hand? And what can I do to make it …

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The next evolution of personalized Body Sculpting, truSculpt iD

The next evolution of personalized Body Sculpting,

We finally have the answer for those of us who have areas of fat on our body that we just cannot get rid of despite diet and exercise and do not want invasive liposuction, surgery or be left with sagging skin. The latest advancement in body contouring is here and it works! Over the years I pursued the quest to …

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AVOID BACK AND SPINE SURGERIES!!!

AVOID BACK AND SPINE SURGERIES!!!

By Aaron Rosenblatt, MD Back surgeries can fail for a devastatingly simple reason; the operation was not the right treatment, because the surgeon never pinpointed the source of the pain. As a result, patients may be just as miserable as they were before, or worse off. Unfortunately a desperate number choose to try surgery again. This is usually the wrong …

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What is the Difference Between THC and CBD?

THE BEST WAYS TO TREAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differed dramatically in their effects. CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get the user high. Because …

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