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I Have A Wait Problem

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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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HIV AND THE EYES

HIV AND THE EYES

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that causes the body’s immune system to break down. Your immune system fights off illness and infection and is very important for a healthy body. Once HIV is present in the body, it attacks important white blood cells in your immune system called lymphocytes, or …

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“What’s Wrong With Me?” An Ounce of Prevention is Worth More than Two Pounds of Cure

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth More than Two Pounds of Cure

By Diana Handwerker “Healthy Wholistic” We have all been there at one time or another…an unusual twinge or pain sparks the fear and you run to Google to find an answer for the symptom. The page opens and you discover that you might just have a terminal illness. The fear explodes within you and you call for a doctor. It’s …

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I’ve Tried Everything… Why can’t I Sleep

WHY CAN’T I SLEEP???

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC It’s 3:00 a.m. and you are awake and posting on social media again….WHY? Falling asleep and staying asleep is a nightmare and it seems to happen every night without rhyme or reason. You’ve tried everything from sleeping medication, natural teas to lavender baths and soft music but nothing seems to make falling and/or staying asleep any …

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Your Happiness – What is the Cost?

Have you ever taken a moment to observe a child playing? With an empty box, or a metal pot, or some water and dirt they can create an adventure. They are naturally joyous. As we grow up, the cost of our happiness increases. We may route our happiness through earning an education, having a family, developing social relationships, or even …

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness-Get Screened

Colorectal Cancer Awareness-Get Screened

Leslie H Perla MD FACP What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a malignancy that can affect any portion of the lower gastrointestinal tract referred to as the colon and rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. About ninety three percent of the cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in individuals over …

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Treating Chronic Neck Problems

Treating Chronic Neck Problems

Not all neck injuries or weakness create pain alone. Take it from Tish Kern who experienced an uncommon symptom, “I would wake up in the middle of the night with itching on both of my arms, it was horrible and nothing would help but ice”. Tish has always been active. Cheerleading, swimming, diving, volleyball, tennis, and running; at 65 she …

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#BadHairDay…? Beyond Physical Symptoms; The Psychological Impact of Losing Your Hair

#BadHairDay...? Beyond Physical Symptoms; The Psychological Impact of Losing Your Hair

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist Everyone is familiar with the common signs of hair loss…  crown balding and receding of the hairline in men, as well as less volume and less coverage in women with more scalp shining through.  But the physical symptoms like hair in your brush or sink are actually NOT the most worrisome aspect …

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Begin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your Body

Begin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your BodyBegin the Spring Season by Detoxing Your Body

Looking for a Detox to begin the Spring Season? Did you know that your body has a natural detoxifying system? Your lymphatic system functions to remove toxins including cancer cells from your body daily. What is the Lymphatic System? If you’ve ever woken up with puffy eyes, sinus congestion and a feeling of overall malaise, it is possible that your …

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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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Seniors Aging in Place

Seniors Aging in Place

For today’s seniors, the desire to stay at home is strong. In fact, the modern elderly population is much different from its past counterparts. Almost 90% of people over 65 want to live in their home and community as long as possible, according to a report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Conference of State Legislatures. A …

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Cosmetic Acupuncture with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cosmetic Acupuncture with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on traditional medical practices originating in China. TCM stems from the belief that what happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. Similarly, organs and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body balanced and harmonious. TCM is a complete medical system …

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What is LENS Neurofeedback and how can it work for me?

What is LENS Neurofeedback and how can it work for me?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) was developed in 1990 by a man named Len Ochs. This was not, however, when Neurofeedback as a science and practice was developed. Neurofeedback or it may also be known as, EEG Biofeedback, EEG Neurotherapy, or Neurotherapy has been studied and practiced since the late 60’s. It is exercise for your …

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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 criticizine your use? 3. Have you felt bad …

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Why Do So Many Men and Women Experience Excessive Shedding in February?

Why Do So Many Men and Women Experience Excessive Shedding in February?

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman When your body thinks it’s starving, it doesn’t make ‘luxury’ items like hair. This can be bad news for the millions of Americans who have spent the last month going to extreme measures to lose the pounds they packed on during the holiday season. What many dieters don’t realize is, the “crash” diets often seen …

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Let’s Talk about Feminine Wellness

Let's Talk about Feminine Wellness

by Dr. Robin Sykes Increasingly, women are learning that there is something that can be done for their “female problems”. The number of procedures is increasing yearly, as women seek relief from symptoms of dryness, laxity, decreased libido, and urinary stress incontinence. Women are becoming more vocal about their issues, although there are many who still keep it to themselves …

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A New Approach to Relief of Neck Pain

A New Approach to Relief of Neck Pain

Father Hallock Martin, had no idea a car accident from 15 years ago could cause such lasting effects. Fr. Martin is Rector of the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach. He explains he had been experiencing increasing neck pain and knew it would get worse. “I slept on a neck pillow, and that would help sometimes, but very …

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Can A Dental Implant Procedure Really Be Performed in 15 Minutes?

Can A Dental Implant Procedure Really Be Performed in 15 Minutes?

One of the most amazing developments in the field of dentistry is the dental implant. Dental implants are used to replace missing or broken teeth. This option truly can help a patient achieve both the appearance and function of teeth that have been lost. Advanced technology, called Computer Guided Implant Surgery, has now made the actual placement of the implant …

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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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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can …

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