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Specialized Therapy Helps Patients Improve Mobility

Helps Patients Improve Mobility

For many years therapy was something recommended to individuals who required a medically supervised exercise program to hopefully regain in part, their strength and flexibility. Typically the therapy was preceded by a deterioration of personal abilities or a loss of function due to an acute crisis. Recent improvements to therapy programs have expanded upon the already accepted plan of care, …

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What Are Floaters and Flashes?

What Are Floaters and Flashes?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of cells or material inside the vitreous, the clear, gel-like fluid …

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Keep an Eye on Your Health!

Keep an Eye on Your Health!

They say eyes are the windows to our soul yet many people don’t take care of one of our most important attributes, our sight!  The average American waits until they have an issue with their sight before getting an eye checkup.  Don’t wait and follow this checklist for the health of your eyes. 2015 Checklist for an Eye-Healthy Year 1. …

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Embrace Life and Hear the Joy This Holiday Season, Get Your Hearing Tested with a Loved One

Embrace Life and Hear the Joy This Holiday Season

Getting your hearing tested with a loved one may be the most precious and uplifting gift you can give—or get—this holiday season, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). No doubt, it will be among the very best things you—and your loved one—can do to safeguard an active, healthy, engaging lifestyle. To help you take that first step, visit HearUSA’s website …

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The Apple Flea Marke – Welcomes Footwear & More

Footwear & More is an online footwear dealer that offers a new shopping experience for everyone looking for upscale shoe brands at affordable prices. With over 30 brands on our website at footwearandmore.com, we have something for every style and budget. Footwear & More offers a diversified brand mix that includes: Telic, Propet, Skechers, Nine West, Sebago, Teva, Kenneth Cole, …

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AN AMAZING HEALTH SECRET FOUND RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE

AN AMAZING HEALTH SECRET FOUND RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE

WE HEAR IT OFTEN, BUT WHY AREN’T WE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS WELL-KNOWN BENEFIT? By Dr. Richard J. Staller, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.S.D. and Dr. Axel McGuffie, D.M.D. Many of us do our best to exercise and get the most out of our chosen workout routine, whether it’s walking, running, biking, hiking, yoga or any other form of exercise. Some …

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Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About Prediabetes

Diagnosing Diabetes

There are several ways to diagnose diabetes. Each way usually needs to be repeated on a second day to diagnose diabetes. Testing should be carried out in a health care setting (such as your doctor’s office or a lab). If your doctor determines that your blood glucose level is very high, or if you have classic symptoms of high blood …

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Boxing For Fitness

Boxing For Fitness

Boxing has become a very popular sport for many, and not surprisingly, because it provides the best workout and challenges to many of our senses and capacities. Boxing not only helps to build and tone your muscular stature, but also helps you to gain mental strength. It is a great workout to stimulate your mind, body and soul. Not to …

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Relax This Holiday! Give the Gift of Health

Relax This Holiday! Give the Gift of Health

Everyone knows that the holidays can be a stressful time; getting the right gift for that special someone can be difficult. Here are a few suggestions to keep your stress levels low and your spirits in holiday cheer. 1) Don’t spend money beyond your means. Don’t buy silly gimmicky trinkets that will not be appreciated. A gift well thought out …

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The Relationship between Nutrition and Brain

The Relationship between Nutrition and Brain

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT We’ve all heard this saying before… but what would you say if I told you, “What you eat affects how you feel”? The fuel we give our body is the same fuel we give our brains. So it’s not a surprise that if you eat overly processed foods or too many …

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Beyond the Scalp, Bizarre Bald

Beyond the Scalp, Bizarre Bald

When we think of hair loss, we of course think of the hair on our head. This isn’t surprising, especially when you think that over 80 million men and women are suffering from hair loss. But while receding hairlines and bald spots may be the most obvious, hair loss can come in many forms. There are several bizarre areas where …

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The Obesity Struggle

The Obesity Struggle

Florida Bariatrics and Wellness Center offers a comprehensive bariatric surgical program as well as a medical weight loss program to its patients.  Obesity continues to be one of the most prevalent health care issues in the nation; recent CDC statics shows that more than 1 in 3 adults (34.9% or 78.6 million) are obese. More alarmingly, despite recent declines in …

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL AND LIMB SWELLING

HOLIDAY TRAVEL AND LIMB SWELLING

By Alyssa Parker The holidays are right around the comer, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For those who suffer from venous insufficiency or lymphedema this can be …

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What Is Histoplasmosis?

What Is Histoplasmosis

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Histoplasmosis is a disease caused when airborne spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum are inhaled into the lungs. This microscopic fungus, sometimes called histo for short, is released into the air when soil is disturbed by plowing fields, sweeping chicken coops, or digging holes. Histoplasmosis initially is a lung infection. However, it …

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Could Stem Cells be the Next Penicillin?

Could Stem Cells be 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 and pulmonary fibrosis are receiving life changing stem cell treatments that just …

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Hearing in noise poses extra challenges

Hearing in noise

Thanksgiving is a time of joy, when we take a break from our hectic daily lives to enjoy food and one another’s company. Family members gather from all over and catch each other up on our lives around the dinner table. However, if one of our family members has untreated hearing loss he/she may be left out of the conversation, …

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“Stressed Tresses” Will Holiday Stress Lead to Hair Loss?

Will Holiday Stress Lead to Hair Loss

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. For most of us, the many joys of the holidays are usually accompanied by extra stress, and in some cases, lots of it. From long lines and shopping trips, family dinners and busy travel schedules, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself.  We all know that stress can take its toll on …

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The Big Apple Flea Market Welcomes Footwear & More

The Big Apple Flea Market

Footwear & More is an online footwear dealer that offers a new shopping experience for everyone looking for upscale shoe brands at affordable prices. With over 30 brands on our website at footwearandmore.com, we have something for every style and budget. Footwear & More offers a diversified brand mix that includes: Telic, Propet, Skechers, Nine West, Sebago, Teva, Kenneth Cole, …

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Are You Headed For A Fall? Maybe You Need A Little More Balance

Are You Headed For A Fall?

Everything we do relies heavily on our ability to balance, yet maintaing physical balance skills is one of the most underrated aspects of well-being. As we age, we gradually start to lose our muscle strength, vision and sensory perception – all things that contribute to our ability to balance. As a result, our mobility can be compromised and lack of …

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NO MORE DENTAL DREAD

NO MORE DENTAL DREAD

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary anymore. In fact, it can be (dare I say?) fun! By Dr. Richard J. Staller, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.S.D. Let’s face it: Going to the dentist is never going to be a walk in the park or a day at the beach. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be an …

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