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We All Might Live To Be 100! Will Your Teeth Last That Long?

By Dr. Kerri White – As we age, the need to maintain a good oral routine is as important as ever.   The connection between gum disease and heart disease is well documented.  Taking care of your oral health will help improve your overall body health. The good news is we are seeing fewer children with cavities and more adults keeping …

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A Young Man’s Journey To Health

By Mark P. DiRoma, DC – Have you noticed that more and more, the youth of America are faced with health issues that at one time, were almost exclusively seen in older adults?  The cause of this increase could easily be attributed to the lack of nutritional content in our foods or just the overall stress of living in today’s …

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Prevent Vaginal Atrophy: Improve your vaginal and sexual health

By Carlos Eduardo Ramírez, MD, Gynecology – Vaginal Atrophy (weakening of the vaginal tissues) occurs mostly in menopause or at any other time when the quantity of estrogen decreases.   It may be described as a thinning, dryness and inflammation of the vaginal walls usually due to a decrease of estrogen levels.   Having less estrogen, the vaginal tissues become thin and …

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THYROID – Are you mismanaged?

By Harmony Brown, AP – We hear it all the time now, you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. 50% of my current patients have some kind of thyroid disorder and many are taking prescription medication to treat thyroid disease. 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid-related illnesses (majority of them female); this number continues to …

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Pain, Itching, Bleeding?

There Are Effective Non-Invasive Treatments for Hemorrhoids. By Daniel Lindenberg, MD, PA – By age 50, about half of adults have had to deal with the itching, discomfort and bleeding that can signal the presence of hemorrhoids. “Weak” veins — leading to hemorrhoids and other varicose veins — may be inherited. It’s likely that extreme abdominal pressure causes the veins …

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A Medical Advocate, Healer, Health Coach and Spiritual Guide

The grand opening of Boca’s amazing wellness, prevention and healing center is here! Finally, anyone who is seeking a wellness centered place of healing can come to find their optimal health, relief from illness and the freedom to do so in a sanctuary-like setting. Guided by a medical doctor our practice focuses on preventing illness, helping families stay healthy, helping …

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Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy for Healthy Breast Care

Other Healing Treatments Offered at HoriZen Therapies: UltraSlim Red Light Therapy (Fat Loss & Skin Tightening) and Hoshino Massage Therapy

By Susan Allen, Certified Lymphatic Therapist – At HoriZen Therapies, we strive to offer our clients with the latest, most-effective healing therapies utilizing technologically advanced systems that help the body heal itself naturally. Today, we are proud to tell you about one of our therapies that support this month’s national focus on Breast Cancer awareness. Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy (LDT) Even …

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#selfie

By Brent Myers, Pastor of Community Life – Every year, Oxford Dictionaries announces a “Word of the Year”. This is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest throughout that year. This year’s word is: Selfie. A selfie is a photograph of yourself taken with a mobile phone or other handheld device, and uploaded to social …

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A Doctor’s Own Struggle With Weight Loss

A Doctor’s Own Struggle With Weight Loss

For some people, losing unwanted pounds and inches is a struggle fraught with frustration and failure, despite regular exercise and rigid adherence to healthy diets. Surgery offers one alternative to conventional weight-loss methods, as does a process that is noninvasive, safe and highly effective – laser-assisted weight loss treatments. FDA approved laser-assisted weight loss technology achieves the body contouring, fat …

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New Recommendations Fundamentally Reshape the Use of Cholesterol Lowering Medications

Cholesterol

New recommendations were announced in November by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association that will fundamentally reshape the use of cholesterol lowering statin medications . As a result an estimated 31 percent of Americans could benefit from the use of statin drugs. That figure is more than double the current percentage (15 percent) of Americans taking …

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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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HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY BOOST HOW YOU’RE FEELING WITH OXYGEN HEALING

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

The month of December is not defined by last-minute Christmas shopping and long lines filled with customers grumbling about the lack of boxes or giftwrapping options available. Rather, December is truly characterized by the joy of the holidays, reflecting upon the past year, and welcoming the future. Accordingly, it is important to give—not just to communities, but also to those …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Synthetic or Bio-identical?

Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Carlos Eduardo Ramírez, MD, Gynecology – Perimenopause and Menopause The perimenopausal period starts about five to seven years before the menopause. During this stage your reproductive hormonal cycle becomes irregular and erratic hence causing your menstruation to behave in the same manner. Menopause is the point in life when a woman stops menstruating. Once you have not had a …

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Shedding Pounds Can Lead to Shedding Hair

Shedding Pounds Can Lead to Shedding Hair

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D.- Crash dieting may seem like the perfect way to shed the unwanted pounds we all seem to inevitably pack on during the holidays, but they can have serious implications on our health. But unfortunately, despite the risks, these extreme dieting methods are gaining popularity, especially among young women who are willing to sacrifice their health …

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Giving this Holiday Season

Giving this Holiday Season

By Harmony Brown, AP – ‘Tis the season to give back, and even the smallest acts of kindness, abundantly reap rewards for both the recipient and giver.  Giving of our time, skills, money, or material possessions is actually good for us.  A study in Ontario found that 85% volunteers reported their health as being ”good”, while only 2% reported “poor” …

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Oral Habits and their Dental Effects

Oral Habits and their Dental Effects

By Dr. Minelle Tendler, DMD – Oral habits, including the use of the pacifier, finger sucking, teeth grinding (bruxism), and nail biting, are extremely common in children and are often a source of concern for many parents. Pediatricians, pediatric dentists and orthodontists are commonly approached for recommendations on how to eliminate the habit.  Taking a closer look to the nature …

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It Isn’t Yesterday’s Chiropractic Care Anymore

It Isn’t Yesterday's Chiropractic Care Anymore

By Mark P. DiRoma, DC – There has been a growing movement in the healthcare industry toward patient-centered care that focuses on wellness and improving the quality of the doctor-patient relationship. While this concept of wellness and prevention has just recently moved to the forefront of the medical and insurance community, it has always been the basis of the Chiropractic …

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Hypertension

Hypertension

By Christopher A. Santora M.D. – The treatment of hypertension is the most common reason for physician office visits of non-pregnant adults in the United States and for use of prescription drugs.  A national health survey (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) conducted from 2005 to 2008 estimated 31% of adults, 65 million persons, in the US have hypertension and …

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Hoshino: A Unique Massage Therapy

GIVE A SMILE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

By Michael Hollander – There are so many types of massage, and there appears to be a masseuse on every corner these days. How is Hoshino Massage Therapy different from all the others? This therapy was developed by Tomezo Hoshino, who was born in 1910 in Atsugi, Japan, into a family who for generations had been practitioners of acupuncture and …

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GIVE A SMILE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

GIVE A SMILE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

By Dr. Kerri White – The Holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year!  We get to spend quality time with family and friends and reflect back on the things that mean the most to us.  Unfortunately, for some of the less fortunate, the holidays can be far from festive.  We thought we would highlight the wonderful charities we …

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