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What is Acupuncture and Does it Really Work?

What is Acupuncture and Does it Really Work?

By Chaas Gantt and Maria Gantt We’ve all heard of people touting the benefits of acupuncture, stating it cured their TMJ, Arthritis or alleviated autoimmune symptoms. The stories are limitless, but are they true? Can acupuncture really reduce symptoms, regenerate tissue and nerves, give someone more energy and stave off illness? The practice of acupuncture is just one of the …

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What Is A Clinical Trial and Why Are They Important?

What Is A Clinical Trial and Why Are They Important?

Clinical trials are the building blocks upon which all new medications owe their existence. Without a clinical trial performed using a new medication, it would be impossible to know if the medication worked, much less what, if any, side effects it had. Literally no new treatments for any existing condition could be developed unless subjected to the rigorous testing performed …

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“Cut” your tub? Why this easy, inexpensive project can add serious home safety

TubcuT® Can Help Alleviate Slip and Falls and trouble getting in and out of the Bath

One Day Bath’s TubcuT® adds convenience and protection for all ages When was the last time you faced the need for a home project that you knew would absolutely solve your problem and also go easy on your wallet? For most homeowners, there’s usually an endless list of modifications and renovations that we need to make as both we and …

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What Is a Macular Pucker?

What Is a Macular Pucker

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – A macular pucker (also called an epiretinal membrane) is a layer of scar tissue that grows on the surface of the retina, particularly the macula, which is the part of your eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is the small area at the center of the eye’s retina that allows …

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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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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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MD Beauty Labs Invests in State-of-the-Art Aesthetic Devices for Their Patient’s Best Outcomes

MD Beauty Labs Invests in State-of-the-Art Aesthetic Devices for Their Patient’s Best Outcomes

We all want to look and feel our best, but savvy patients today want to avoid cosmetic surgery since there are alternative noninvasive procedures that are incredibly effective. These procedures offer in-office treatment and much less expensive. MD Beauty Labs offers groundbreaking technology for their patients that provides surgical-like results with no incisional scars, less downtime, and long-lasting results. In …

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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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Selfie

Slefie

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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Don’t Let Good Diabetes Self-Management Go On Vacation Too!

Don’t Let Good Diabetes Self-Management Go On Vacation Too!

Vacationing to new places gets you out of your routine – that’s the fun! Nonetheless late meals, unfamiliar food, being more active than usual, and different time zones can all interrupt diabetes self-management. Plan so you can count on more fun and less concern on the way and when you get to your destination. Before You Leave – Visit your …

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Give Yourself the Gift of Hair

Give Yourself the Gift of Hair

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Hairline receding? Seeing more scalp shining through? Lost your self-confidence when you look in the mirror? Looking for a way to feel and look more youthful and attractive? If you answered ‘yes’ then you are one of the nearly 80 million Americans having to deal with aging hair and hair loss. As a progressive …

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What are Terpenes?

What are Terpenes?

Despite their intense focus on CBD and THC, cannabis researchers may be overlooking something really important. And it’s surprising that they’re overlooking it, because it really stinks. We’re talking terpenes: those volatile organic compounds that wafted through your dorm, way back when, and now make you feel a little woozy when the budtender pops the lid on a jar of …

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Anty-aging Therapy Exosomes

Anty-aging Therapy Exosomes

Are you struggling with an illness or injury that is negatively impacting your overall quality of life? Have you tried various methods to heal your body without success? If you are searching for a natural, effective, and non-invasive treatment for reclaiming your overall health and body function, the professionals here at MD Beauty Labs can help. We offer cutting-edge exosomes …

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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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Navigating the Medicare Puzzle

Navigating the Medicare Puzzle

Does Medicare confuse you? You are not alone. Medicare is a complicated program. Wisely managing your Medicare benefits starts with understanding the facts. Age 65 is a critical time in your life. The decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on your health, welfare, finances and quality of life Insurance issue and changes can be confusing. Trusting just …

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The Arrival

The Arrival

Do you ever find yourself in what seems like a hopeless situation? Is your life so hectic that you wish for just a moment of peace? Do you wish you laughed more, stopped to smell the roses, and enjoyed life more easily? Are relationships in your life broken – do you long for love? If you answered “yes” to any …

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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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Reversing Gum Recession: Scalpel FREE, Suture FREE, Graft FREE

Reversing Gum Recession:

Gum recession is very common among patients for a variety of reasons. Recession can occur due to genetics, past orthodontics (braces), tooth shifting, infrequent dental hygiene appointments, inflammation and aggressive tooth brushing (among others). Recession is the loss of the gum tissue that covers the root portion of the tooth. The gum tissue protects both the tooth itself, along with …

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All the Rage with Celebrities, The Vampire Facelift and Facial Can Give You Your Youthful Appearance Back

All the Rage with Celebrities, The Vampire Facelift and Facial Can Give You Your Youthful Appearance Back

As we age skin can become dull, lose elasticity and droop. There are of course surgical options and hyaluronic acid fillers, but the procedures that are topping everyone’s wish list are the Vampire facelift and the vampire facial. Naturally found in your blood, platelets are a rich source of proteins called growth factors, which promote healing and regeneration. Platelet-rich plasma …

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What is 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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