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Treatment Options for Symptomatic and Cosmetic Varicose Vein Disease

Varicose Vein Disease

By Michael L. Metzger, M.D. – Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a medical term that encompasses a huge spectrum of clinical conditions ranging from small blue or red spider veins that pose a cosmetic concern to many people, all the way to people with large painful, infected ulcers on the legs or ankle that may take months or years to heal.  …

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Dementia-Hearing Loss Link Warrants Routine Hearing Checks

As research showing a link between hearing loss and cognitive function mounts, the Better Hearing Institute is urging people to pay close attention to their hearing and take a confidential online hearing check at www.hearingcheck.org in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November.  Also raising awareness of the relationship between hearing loss and dementia, HearUSA is joining the …

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What Is HIV?

HIV

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, …

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Health Benefits of Smiling & the Art of Porcelain Veneers

Health Benefits of Smiling

By Dr. Kerri White – The Benefits of a Smile Everyone knows a beautiful smile is cheerful and uplifting but did you also know it has many health benefits as well? Research shows a smile can lower your heart rate and blood pressure while reducing stress.  When you smile it releases endorphins that relax you, improve your sense of well …

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Diabetes… Are You at Risk?

Diabetes... Are You at Risk

Dear Camille, When I visited my doctor today to review my lab work, I was told that I am pre-diabetic! I’m not surprised; my mother, my aunt, and my oldest brother are diabetic. My doctor said he would place me on medication if I don’t try to correct it with diet and exercise. Can you help me! — Alicia Dear …

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Everyday Habits That Age Your Hair

Everyday Habits That Age Your Hair

By Alan J. Bauman, M.D. – It is no secret that our bodies change as we age – but many don’t realize that the same is true for our hair. When our skin ages, we develop wrinkles, fine lines, and age-spots. Similarly, when our hair ages, we can see thinning through loss of density, diameter and damage that leads to …

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Suffering from Arthritis Pain? Information you need to know…

By Mark P. DiRoma, DC – Arthritis Pain and Inflammation The term “Arthritis” is often used as a catch phrase to describe the aches and pains associated with aging.  Actually, arthritis is not a single disease; it is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 conditions that affect people of all ages, races and genders.  The …

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The Miracle of Red Light Technology

The Miracle of Red Light Technology

By Susan Allen, Certified Lymphatic Therapist – Do you have a holiday party to attend and want to look fabulous?  Want to lose that jiggly fat that has not responded to diet and exercise? Let me introduce you to red light therapy and a non-invasive body slimming method to remove fat, reduce inches and tighten the skin at the same …

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Healthy Vegan Arepas

Healthy Vegan Arepas

With the wide range of ad campaigns, scientific marketing, and conflicting studies, the term “healthy,” is one that’s been met with a lot of ambiguity and confusion over the years.  At Whole Foods Market, we aim to create an easy, comprehensive experience using our Health Starts Here program. This program was created by a board of doctors and includes far …

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Dementia vs Diabetes

Dementia vs Diabetes

By Christopher A. Santora M.D. – The association between Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia is the topic of active research and discussion. While we do not fully understand the mechanism of how diabetes triggers dementia, we do know that diabetes is associated with 50-100 percent increase in risk of AD and dementia overall.  In addition diabetes is associated with a …

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Aesthetic Orthodontic Treatment: It’s Hidden!

Aesthetic Orthodontic Treatment: It’s Hidden!

By Dr. Minelle Tendler, DMD – The goal of orthodontic treatment is a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw.  A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. This can enhance your dental health and your overall health, and may improve self-esteem.  Orthodontists have traditionally used metallic braces …

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Vaginal Reconstruction & Labiaplasty: YOU ARE NOT ALONE…

Vaginal Reconstruction

By Carlos Eduardo Ramírez, MD, Gynecology – Women living with symptoms of vaginal discomfort, irritation, appearance and others are not alone.  In fact, these are extremely common.  However, due to the sensitive personal issues usually involved women stay silent about the disruption to their quality of life.  There are solutions to these issues that may be, not only simple, but …

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One Simple Screening Could Save the Lives of Enough People to Fill FAU Stadium

Screening Could Save the Lives

By Daniel Lindenberg, MD, PA – Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and in women.   In 2009: • 136,717 people in the US were diagnosed with colorectal cancer – 70,223 men and 66,494 women. • 51,848 …

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Explaining Detoxification

Explaining Detoxification

Detoxification (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, and additionally can refer to the period during which an organism returns to homeostasis after long-term use or exposure to toxic substances. Homeostasis occurs when your biological or physiological system that regulates your internal environment maintains relatively constant conditions of properties such as …

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Seeking A Vibrant Prayer Life

Seeking A Vibrant Prayer Life

By Terry Hoskins – What does it mean to have a prayer life? Is it more than just an occasional prayer going up before a meal? More than the occasional prayer for so and so to get better? The difference of having a prayer life or not is this: Does your life depend on prayer or is prayer sprinkled into …

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Understanding Pulmonary Hypertension

Understanding Pulmonary Hypertension

Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries, the arteries carry blood from your heart to your lungs to pick up oxygen. Your right ventricle, the lower right chamber of your heart, pumps blood to your pulmonary arteries. The blood then travels to your lungs, where it picks up oxygen and then is pumped throughout of your …

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What’s Your HairCheck® Number?

Did you know that when hair loss first starts, it’s impossible to detect it with the naked eye? By Dr. Alan J. Bauman – Research shows that once hair loss becomes noticeable, you may have already lost 50% of the hair follicles! Missing the early warning signs of hair loss is one of the biggest mistakes both men and women …

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What is Diabetic Macular Edema?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Diabetic macular edema  (DME) is a swelling or thickening  of the macula, the small area in the center of the retina, which  allows us to see fine details clearly. DME is caused  by fluid leaking from small retinal blood vessels damaged  by diabetes, and this causes  blurred vision. It is .the most …

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How America’s Change-Leading Generation Has Redesigned Aging

America’s baby boomers first came on the scene in 1946. They’ve been turning the world on its head ever since. Known as the country’s greatest generation for leading change, baby boomers make up roughly 26 percent of the United States’ total population – at about 78 million people. Over the years they’ve reinvented almost everything about the way America lives …

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A Brighter Smile

By Dr. Kerri White – Fifty-four percent of the U.S. population ages 50+ can attest that a smile is the feature that can overcome decades of birthdays most attractively, according to an Aging and Beauty Study. One of the easiest ways to dramatically improve your smile is having your teeth whitened at the dentist.  A bright, white smile is a …

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