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4 Ways to Show Your Hair Some Love

Show Your Hair Some Love

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. How often do you think about your hair? For most people, we think about our hair only in terms of how it looks in the morning before we walk out the door, but we rarely give much thought to how everything we do – from our daily habits, to diet and styling – impact the …

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Look Beyond The Scale

Look Beyond The Scale

Losing weight is sometimes a difficult battle, chances are many of us have tried many different weight loss programs and may have even had some luck with losing a few pounds. Most have had a really hard time keeping it off long term. A weight loss program that incorporates as many scientific tools as possible helps optimize long-term weight loss …

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What Is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. A subconjunctival hemorrhage is similar to an ordinary bruise on the skin — it’s like a bruise of the eye. It usually appears as a single, concentrated spot of red, or many scattered red splotches, on the white of the eye. The redness is blood under the conjunctiva, a clear membrane that covers …

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Is Your Qi Ballanced? How Acupuncture Corrects Functional Flow and Increases Weight Loss

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 the International Journal of Obesity proved that weight loss …

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Afraid of Falling? LifeCall® FallAlertTM Helps Reduce Your Fear of Falling

LifeCall® FallAlertTM

Sherwood David Graham The National Council on Aging reports that falls are the number one reason why seniors lose their independence – because they are the leading cause of injury and even death among older adults. This year one in three adults age 65 and older will fall, and two-thirds of those will experience another fall in the following six …

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Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin?

Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin

By David Ebner, Staff Writer Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and interstitial lung disease are receiving life changing stem cell …

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All You Need is Love

By Brent Myers 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 …

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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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SHOULDER INSTABILITY and its Link to Sports Injuries and Arthritis

Popular sports in south Florida, like tennis, golf, and swimming, require a delicate balance of shoulder mobility and stability in order to meet the demands of the sport. The way shoulder pain is addressed can mean the difference between a good game and a great game, or having to give up the game all together. SHOULDER MOBILITY HOW MUCH IS TOO …

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Happiness and hearing aids: Is there a connection?

hearing aids

Perhaps. In fact, a recent Italian study published in Geriatrics & Gerontology International concluded that the benefits of digital hearing aids in relation to depressive symptoms, general health and social interactivity, but also in the caregiver-patient relationship, were clearly shown. In fact, reduction in depressive symptoms and improved quality of life at statistically significant levels were observed early on with …

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Is Your New Year’s Diet Behind Your Hair Loss?

Your Hair Loss

According to some estimates, half of us gained at least one pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, which may not seem that bad, until you consider that another 10 percent put on four or more pounds – weight which takes an average of four to six months to lose. This may explain why consumers go to extreme lengths to shed …

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HydraFacial

HydraFacial

If you’ve ever had a microdermabrasion, then you’re going to love the next generation treatment that combines hydration and exfoliation all in one. The HydraFacial machine has trademarked a new technique called Hydra-Dermabrasion. Hydra-Dermabrasion is much more comfortable than traditional microdermabrasion and uses active ingredients that soften, deep cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Using active ingredients in the patented HydraFacial …

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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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Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

The knee is divided into three main compartments, the medial or inside part of the knee, the lateral or outside part, and the patellofemoral or front of the knee between the kneecap and thighbone. While all three works together to move the largest joint in the body, sometimes osteoarthritis can cause joint damage resulting in pain and reduced range of …

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How Advanced Technology May Reduce Pain & Fear in the Dental Office

Pain & Fear in the Dental Office

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. Many of today’s advances can help make dental surgical procedures more conservative, less invasive and often times less painful.  Fear tends to be the main reason patients delay or never seek recommended treatment.  Unfortunately, issues with the teeth, gums and jaw bone do not repair themselves.  When left untreated, these problems typically lead …

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Strong Colleges, Strong Communities…

Nursing Simulation Training at Florida SouthWestern State College

By Dr. Patricia Land In this day and age, most students coming out of high school go directly into college, and there are so many colleges, degrees and programs to choose from. With so many options for advanced education, many graduates stay and settle in the areas in which they studied to build stronger and better communities. I had the …

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Sweat Your Way to Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin

By Ronna L. Clements, Natural Health & Wellness Innovator Many of us don’t realize that if we don’t sweat our  skin becomes congested which leads to dryness and inflammation – not a happy place to be. The health of our skin greatly depends on the body’s ability to sweat; a natural form of detoxification we take for granted. Toxins from …

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IMPRESSIVE SPONSORS ADD THEIR SUPPORT TO WELLFEST DELRAY 2015

WELLFEST DELRAY 2015

Sponsor List Includes JM LEXUS, The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Fit Food Express, Delray Beach Running Company, Sun Takers and Lee Ann Somers. Delray Beach, FL: From world-class hybrid cars, to world-class spas, to new outstanding sponsors that include Lee Ann Somers www.leeannsomers.com and Sun Takers www.Suntakers.com, WellFest™ Delray 2015 (www.WellFestUSA.com) is quickly becoming one of South Florida’s most significant …

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Do You Have Chronic Sleep Problems?

Do You Have Chronic Sleep Problems?

By Michael Cohen, Founder, Center for Brain Training, Renee Chillcott, LMHC Have medications failed – or aren’t a good solution? New Technology Focused on Brain Health Can Help You Sleep Better, Feel More Rested and Fall Asleep Easier. If you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep, or you never feel rested, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that millions of people …

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Restoring Health and Hope

By Sarah Crane December is the gateway to the New Year: the time for reflecting on the activities of the past year, and calculating achievable New Years Resolutions. My most touching and treasured experiences this past year were a result of time spent in the nonprofit sector with the HOW Foundation. The Help Our Wounded Foundation of South Florida (HOW …

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