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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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