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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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All You Need is Love

Love is All You Nedd

In 1967 the Beatles released a song titled “All We Need Is Love” which sat atop Billboard’s charts for eleven consecutive weeks. Their manager at the time stated, “… they really wanted to give the world a message… it is a clear message saying that love is everything.” In fact, the simple chorus repeats the words: “all you need is …

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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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A NEW CATARACT SURGERY FOR THOSE WITH MACULAR DEGENERATION

NEW CATARACT SURGERY

By David A. Goldman, M.D. CentraSight is the first treatment program to use a tiny telescope that is implanted inside the eye … Smaller than a pea, the telescope implant uses micro-optical technology to magnify objects that would normally be seen in one’s ‘straight ahead’ vision.” Imagine the heartbreak for someone who gradually loses the ability to see her grandchildren, …

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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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Pain Management for Facet Joint Pain: Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation/Rhizotomy

Pain Management for Facet Joint Pain

By Aaron Rosenblatt, MD The purpose of radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy, also known as RF neurotomy or ablation, is to reduce or eliminate facet joint pain (arthritis) and related symptoms in the neck, mid back or low back. The goal of the procedure is to interrupt communication of pain between a specific medial nerve root and the brain. The medial nerve …

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Are There Any New Technologies For Fat Reduction?

Are There Any New Technologies For Fat Reduction?

It is interesting to watch technology as it continues to evolve. Many of my patients are up to date with what is trending in aesthetic technology. There is a new exciting technology that melts and tightens skin simultaneous without downtime. CoolSculpting® has been a good fat reduction treatment for many of my patients. It is a way to non-invasively destroy …

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Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) are new blood vessels that grow beneath the retina and disrupt vision. These blood vessels grow in an area called the choroid, the area between the retina and the sclera (the white part of your eye). The choroid supplies oxygen and nutrients to the eye. CNVM occur when new …

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Ensuring our Parents Health Through Medication Compliance

By Dr. David Steinberg, Pharmacist As the baby boomer generation ages and medications become more numerous, children and family members are charged with caring for the loved ones. This task comes not only with much stress but also with many questions. The questions often range from “Who will administer the medication when I’m not there?” “Is there a risk of …

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How To ‘Banish Baldness’ in the New Year

How To ‘Banish Baldness’ in the New Year

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman As we kick off the New Year, many people are working hard to keep their resolutions to improve their health and appearance. For some, this means diets and gym memberships, and for others, it means not only admitting they’re losing their hair, but taking action and actually doing something about it. If you think you’re …

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Forgetful or Feeling Fatigue? You might have Hypothyroidism

We’ve all experienced changes in our bodies from time to time that seem more of a nuisance than a medical issue. Take, for example, forgetfulness or fatigue, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, perhaps even muscle or joint pain. Too often we chalk these symptoms up to the stresses of modern life or simply getting older. And that may seem to …

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MAKING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS STICK

MAKING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS STICK

Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday decorations are packed up and …

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selfie

A selfie is a photograph of yourself taken with a mobile phone or other handheld device, and uploaded to social media – Facbook, Instagam, Twtitter, etc. Personally, I am fascinated with the whole selfie concept. I wonder: do people think so much of themselves that they want others to look at them? Or do they think so little of themselves that they portray an unrealistic image through photos? Or maybe they just do it for fun? Who knows? But what I do know is that the selfie tells others a lot about ourselves. And probably more than you even realize. I read this the other day: “We (people) are God’s selfie.” When I first read it, I thought to myself: what a disappointment. But then as I spent more time letting the statement soak in, I began to understand the truth behind it – and the impact it could have on our lives if we began to embrace the whole idea. We are God’s selfie. In the Bible we see in Genesis chapter one that God created the heavens and the earth. He created the seas, the animals, and all that we see everyday. “Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us... So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27) That passage also tells us what God thinks of “His selfie”. When God created all of the other things, at the end of the day He said it was ‘good’. When God created humans in His image, He said it was very good. So here’s the deal: we are God’s selfie. But what does that mean for us? It means that when you look in the mirror at yourself you should see something different. When you think that you don’t have value as a person you should think again. Because God sees great value in you. The Apostle Paul write this: “...we are God’s masterpiece...” (Ephesians 2:10) King David wrote a song in which he wrote these words: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14) No matter how breath taking the sunset may be. No matter how majestic the scenery may look. No matter how beautiful the painting appears or how wonderful the symphony sounds. None of it compares to you. Because you are God’s masterpiece. You are God’s selfie.

A selfie is a photograph of yourself taken with a mobile phone or other handheld device, and uploaded to social media – Facbook, Instagam, Twtitter, etc. Personally, I am fascinated with the whole selfie concept. I wonder: do people think so much of themselves that they want others to look at them? Or do they think so little of themselves …

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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details …

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Pterygia and South Florida

By David A. Goldman MD Apterygium is a fibrovascular growth that typically starts from the conjunctiva (skin of the eyeball) on the nasal side and grows onto the cornea. These are almost always the result of longtime sun exposure; thus, they are very common here in southern Florida. During my residency in Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, there was literally …

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Compression Devices: Effective Treatment for Limb Swelling

Compression Devices

By Alyssa Parker Miany individuals attempt to manage their limb swelling through various treatments such as compression stock ings, exercise, diuretics, and elevation with little or no results. Limb swelling, also known as edema, may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common conditions where limb swelling is the first symptom include venous insufficiency, post …

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