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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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Trusts Are Not Just For The Wealthy

Trusts Are Not Just For The Wealthy

by Andrew M. Curtis, ESQ Perhaps the most common misconception among the general public concerning the areas of wills and trusts is the notion that if a couple owns less than $5,000,000.00 in assets, that they don’t need a revocable living trust. This is a false notion. For example, I recently had a fellow come to my office whose mother …

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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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Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

By Ashley Miller, M.Ed, LMHC, CAP Chances are, if you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs (prescription or recreational), you probably do. Honestly answer these questions to help assess your situation: 1. Have you felt you ought to cut down on your use? 2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your use? 3. Have you felt bad …

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10 SUMMER HEALTH TIPS AND HEALTH MYTHS

How to stay healthy year round

How to stay healthy year round By Diana Handwerker, MSW, CNWC Summer is a great time to build on your health and wellbeing, take a vacation, relax and have fun! It’s also a time to pay attention and make positive changes to your daily health practices. Don’t ever wait or wonder about a symptom or health concern. Below are tips …

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Are Your EYES the Cause of Your Headaches and Dizziness?

Are Your EYES the Cause of Your Headaches and Dizziness?

Do you suffer from any of the following: Migraines/Headache, dizziness, anxiety, panic attacks – especially when driving, neck pain, motion sickness, clumsiness, difficulty reading, nausea, light sensitivity, blurred/shadowed/doubled vision? Have you been to numerous doctors ( ENT, Neurologist, Primary Care, etc.) only to be told that there is nothing wrong with you? Have you been put on many medications to …

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Is Neurofeedback and EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for ANXIETY and DEPRESSION?

Is Neurofeedback and EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for ANXIETY and DEPRESSION?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC It’s a beautiful South Florida day outside, the birds are chirping, everyone is healthy and happy, I have nothing to complain about and life is good….right? Wrong! Why do I have this anxious, stressed out, overwhelmed, impending doom, depressed feeling? There is no reason for it, so I must be losing it? I’m wrong again. I …

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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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Limb Swelling: Medicare Approved Treatment Options

Causes For Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker Pneumatic compression devices are one of the most highly recommended treatments for limb swelling and are a Medicare Medicare approved treatment option. Dating back to the 1960’s pneumatic compression pumps have been used for the treatment of limb swelling due to acute and chronic conditions. In most cases compression pumps are used for swelling associated with lymphedema …

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Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Intimacy is a difficult subject for anyone to share with a healthcare provider, however many women suffer from the effects that aging & childbirth have on their lives. It is very common for women not only to experience signs of aging in the face and body, but also in the vagina. It can range from aesthetic deterioration such as pigmentary …

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What is CBD and the medical treatment it provides

What is CBD

Canabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psycho activity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. Scientific …

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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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Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Pain Conditions

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Pain Conditions

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP therapy, takes advantage of our blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone. A growing number of people are turning to PRP injections to treat an expanding list of painful conditions and or injuries, including osteoarthritis. It is commonly used for knee arthritis, we also use this method …

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Why can’t my child learn?

Why can’t my child learn?

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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You Know the Patients that don’t Respond to Treatment?

You Know the Patients that don’t Respond to Treatment?

They Could be Suffering from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD): Binocular vision is the process where the two eyes (which are controlled by the brain and four cranial nerves) team together to create a single, 3–dimensional, fused image, and then team together to follow that image as it moves. BVD occurs when there is a problem with any part of the …

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