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Kick Start – Your Summer Weight Loss

Your Summer Weight Loss

Approximately 42% of Americans will be considered obese by 2030. This is a staggering prediction! It seems that we are on a never-ending quest for that magic bullet. But is there really a magic fix for obesity? I fear not, as obesity is a complex issue that oftentimes requires a multidisciplinary approach. However, Traditional Chinese Medicine may be another option …

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As I Age My Teeth Are Looking Longer – How Can I Stop This?

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. There are a great number of reasons why teeth can look longer as we age. Ultimately, the supporting gum and bone around the teeth can be lost exposing more of the tooth structure.  Gum and bone loss can happen at a slow continuous rate or occur very quickly. The cause of this loss …

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Back Surgery Syndrome

By midlife more than fifty percent of the population experiences significant episodes of low back or lumbar pain. Oftentimes, chronic low back pain leads patients to surgery of the lumbar spine. Unfortunately, ten to forty percent of the lumbosacral spine surgeries done for disabling pain culminate with recurrent or persistent pain. The numbers are so overwhelming that this condition has …

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Ronna Clements’ #1 Beauty Secret To Great Looking Skin

Beauty Secret To Great Looking Skin

By Ronna L. Clements, Natural Health & Wellness Innovator Beautiful skin – we all wish we had it! Nice looking skin gives off a radiant glow – it looks healthy and having it is historically associated with beauty and attractiveness. As we set out to achieve beautiful looking skin, we try to find that one magic cream or lotion that …

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Don’t Give Up!

Don't Give Up

By Brent Myers OK. So here we are… five months into a new year. How are things working out for you? Did you set goals for making this year the best year ever? Did you have dreams and ambitions to make this year different? Did you plan on making things better? Well… how are you doing? Too often we wait …

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Look and Feel Better Staying Healthy

My name is Fred Steinberg and I am a fit 65-year old man. The journey for me started with a belly and like most men, I had to search for shirts and belts that hid my protrusion from the public. I quickly learned that there were no successful diets, and that my problem was not to lose weight… but to …

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IN FOCUS: Hair Transplant Surgery – Unplugged!

Hair Transplant Surgery

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. For many, when it comes to hair loss, a hair transplant is the only permanent way to restore a receded hairline, build back density and create a more youthful look. But despite the boost in confidence and self-image a hair transplant can deliver, many patients are reluctant to undergo this minor procedure, often due to …

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What Is Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO)?

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

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) is …

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Is Your Qi Imbalanced?

Is Your Qi Imbalanced

How Acupuncture Corrects Functional Flow and Increases Weight Loss Patients have long touted the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss, and the scientific community finally agrees. Acupuncture for weight loss has often been questioned as to whether it is scientifically valid even though millions have had benefit from the effects of acupuncture for weight loss. However a recent metanalysis in …

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Prolotherapy – a pain treatment for all levels of golfers

Have you suffered an injury from golf, or one that is preventing you from playing golf? Over 50% of golfers suffer from traumatic or overuse injuries at some point. Golfing puts significant stress on the body, requiring aggressive twisting and torque which can lead to injury. While prevention is important through using good form, proper equipment, and CORE strengthening, when …

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The Healing Benefits of Broccoli

By Ronna L. Clements, Natural Health & Wellness Innovator Broccoli was grown in France and Italy in the sixteenth century, and it was not well known in this country until the early 1900’s when the D’Arrigo Brothers Company made a trial planting of Italian sprouting broccoli in California. A few crates were sent to Boston and by 1925 the market …

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

What is Autism? • Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3. • Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. • Individuals with autism …

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Physical Activity Benefits More Than Your Body

Physical Activity

By Carl McAloose We all remember having PE in school. I dare say that when asked what your favorite part of the school day was, many of us said “PE.” And why not? PE was fun. You got to play games, jump, run and best of all, you weren’t sitting at your desk. You got to burn off that extra …

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Concussions in Youth Sports

Concussions in Youth Sports

As the number of reported cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases in professional sports, so too does awareness of concussions at the college and amateur levels. The NFL now takes helmet to helmet contact as a serious offense after coming under intense scrutiny for allowing players to reenter the game after sustaining brain jarring hits. Professional leagues have their …

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I Have A Wait Problem

Wait Problem

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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HOW Helps First Responders Who Suffer From Alcoholism

Alcoholism

As civilians, we cannot fathom the trauma that those who serve our country go through (sometimes on an ongoing daily basis). Veterans experience trauma overseas, and our first responders experience it on our own soil. “Trauma” does not discriminate against who it affects (though recent studies are now indicating there is a genetic predisposition to developing post-traumatic stress). A high …

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Which Massage is Right For You

Concierge Spa Services offers a comprehensive variety of massage services to your individual needs and desires.  Our Massage therapists are specifically trained in advanced techniques.  This treatment is perfect for those who want Orthopedic or Medical Massage, Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Pre&Postnatal Massage, Stress Reduction, Pre/ Post- Surgery & Scar Tissue Reduction Massage. Orthopedic / Medical Massage: …

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Challenging the Status Quo with Stem Cells

By Cara Tompot, Staff Writer Looking back on history, we remember a time when women didn’t have the rights that they do now. Prior to 1919, women didn’t have any way to express their thoughts and desires through public policy. Thanks to first-wave feminists questioning the status quo, 1920 marked the first year that women could vote. This social change …

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STOP DIABETES

Stop Diabetes

Provided by The American Diabetes Association Diabetes is a serious disease, and you probably know someone who is affected by it. Nearly 30 million* children and adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes. About eight million of those people don’t know they have it, which means they’re not getting the care they need to stay healthy. About 5% of …

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What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger

History Asperger’s syndrome (also known as Asperger’s Disorder) was first described in the 1940s by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger, who observed autism-like behaviors and difficulties with social and communication skills in boys who had normal intelligence and language development. Many professionals felt Asperger’s syndrome was simply a milder form of autism and used the term “high-functioning autism” to describe these …

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