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Is Neurofeedback and EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for ANXIETY and DEPRESSION?

IS Neurofeedback AN 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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I Bumped My Head… How Do I Put an Ice Pack on My Brain?

I Bumped My Head...

Concussions are getting more and more attention these days and as the focus on NFL football players experiencing residual effects of concussions many years later is making headlines, youth sports officials are taking action.  More knowledge is being given to referees and parents about the risk and symptoms and more physicians and ER’s are screening and testing for concussions as …

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Would You Invest $37 to Find Out if there’s a Way to Get You Pain-Free and Healthy Again?

Would You Invest $37 to Find Out if there’s a Way to Get You Pain-Free and Healthy Again?

even if you’ve been frustrated before… Dear friend, Almost 35 years ago at the age of 5, I started having headaches, which later turned in to migraines. My parents took me to specialists after specialists. They ordered CAT scans, MRI’s and performed several tests. I was put on powerful medication, which offered little to no relief. There were days that …

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Is “Vampire PRP” the Answer to Your Scary Hair Loss?

Is “Vampire PRP” the Answer to Your Scary Hair Loss?

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman Losing your hair can be scary. In fact, hair loss is often cited as one of the biggest concerns associated with aging among both men and women. So why is hair loss so terrifying? In nearly every culture, hair is associated with youth, sex appeal and good health, which explains why we try so hard …

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Functional Medicine & Anti-Aging

Functional Medicine & Anti-Aging

Functional Medicine & Anti-Aging can be very broad terms to most people and it can be hard to understand what services or procedures fall under these categories. As a physician, my background is in internal medicine. I spent years treating illness and sick patients. It was a constant circle of prescribing medications to treat patients who were battling disease. One …

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CHILDREN CAN SUFFER FROM ANXIETY NEUROFEEDBACK CAN HELP

NEUROFEEDBACK CAN HELP

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC It’s hard to imagine sometimes, that children can suffer from anxiety. What do they have to be worried about? Without jobs, bills, mortgages, and responsibilities, their lives are simple and easy. Are we over scheduling them? Are we putting too much pressure on them? Do they have too many unnecessary worries? Are video games or social …

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Be Sun Safe

Be Sun Safe

Elissa S. Norton, MD Although summer has ended, skin cancer prevention and detection is important year round. Living in Florida, we are exposed to ambient sun on a daily basis. All of the leisure time playing golf, tennis, swimming and even routine activities such as driving, walking our pets, and checking the mail can put us at an increased risk …

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DO YOU HAVE OPTIMAL MENTAL HEALTH?

DO YOU HAVE OPTIMAL MENTAL HEALTH?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC Mental health is a broad term that encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It can also have a profound impact on our physical health and daily functioning. Mental health affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with situations and is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. …

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What is Alopecia?

What is Alopecia?

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician WHAT IS ALOPECIA? Unlike Androgenetic Alopecia (common male and female hereditary or “pattern” hair loss), alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, resulting in the sudden loss of hair. Most often hair loss occurs in patches, with the hair itself …

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Hearing Loss: the Physical, Mental, and Emotional Side Effects

Hearing Loss: the Physical, Mental, and Emotional Side Effects

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., FAAA, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology Most hearing loss presents gradually over many years, making it difficult to notice. Many people feel that hearing loss is just a natural part of the aging process and is not necessary to treat immediately after they are diagnosed. In fact, most people wait 7 years to seek treatment for hearing …

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HELP YOUR DIABETES® (HYD®) REVERSES TYPE 2 DIABETES*

By Dr. J. Murray Hockings “Your Path to Becoming Clinically Non-Diabetic” *Licensed by: Magnum Health Management, LLC. Help Your Diabetes® HYD® is the patent-pending, Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Program founded by Dr. J. Murray Hockings, D.C., D. P Sc., a member of The American Diabetes Association. An internationally acclaimed author and spokesman; Dr. Hockings has been helping thousands of patients …

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Do I Have Enough Tooth Structure For a Crown?

Do I Have Enough Tooth Structure For a Crown?

One of the most common procedures a dentist performs when deep decay exists in a tooth is making a crown (also known as a “cap”). Ultimately, when in place, the crown will allow a patient to chew properly and help slow further cavities in the area. A successful crown requires not only a good fit to the tooth, but a …

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What Is Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO)?

What Is Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO)

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. The retina — the layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye — is nourished by the flow of blood, which provides nutrients and oxygen that nerve cells need. When there is a blockage in the veins into the retina, retinal vein occlusion may occur. Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) Symptoms …

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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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FIRST EVER CANNABINOID DRINK MIX

FIRST EVER CANNABINOID DRINK MIX

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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Hair Loss? Optimal Hair Restoration Requires Early Action

Hair Loss? Optimal Hair Restoration Requires Early Action

It is estimated that about 80 million Americans, both men and women, are experiencing  some level of hair loss. That’s a quarter of the population. By age 50, nearly half of us will have thinning hair. Even more alarming is the fact that individuals can lose as much as 50% of their hair before hair loss even becomes noticeable. So …

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Does Neurofeedback Really Work? And How Can I Tell?

Does Neurofeedback Really Work? And How Can I Tell?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC We are frequently asked to explain Neurofeedback and then to show the results of training.  This isn’t the easiest task for us to master and I am writing this article to attempt to explain why.  The easiest way for me to relate information is through anecdotal metaphors so here it goes: My father, at the request …

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Do I Need A Periodontal Evaluation?

Do I Need A Periodontal Evaluation?

A recent major study reported that 1 in 2 adults over the age of 30 have periodontal disease. This may be even more important as periodontal disease has been linked to significant medical issues such as heart attacks, stroke, respiratory issues and even pre-term low birth weight babies. What is Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease is a term that includes a …

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Acupuncture: The New Facelift?

The New Facelift?

What is Skin Rejuvenating Acupuncture? Skin Rejuvenating Acupuncture is an effective, safe, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is a great natural alternative to Botox. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine which has been around for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles just under the skin’s surface on …

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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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