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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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What Is Eye Lymphoma?

What Is Eye Lymphoma

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – In contrast to other systemic lymphomas, which usually involve the retina and iris (the colored portion of the eye), primary intraocular lymphoma (PIOL) involves the retina, vitreous and optic nerve. Eighty percent of cases involve both eyes; many people with PIOL will develop lymphoma within the part of the brain called the …

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Weight Loss for Seniors: The Ultimate Plan for Success!

Weight Loss for Seniors

Dear Camille, I’m 86 years old and I need to lose weight. I’ve tried diets in the past and was successful, but I’m finding it very difficult to lose weight at my age. My cholesterol is high, I’m about 30 pounds overweight, and I lack energy. Is there hope for me? – Mrs. Eleanor Kenny Dear Mrs. Kenny, Weight gain …

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Gallstones – A Painful Condition that Can Lead to Serious Health Complications

Gallstones

By Daniel Lindenberg, MD, PA – More than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with gallstones (cholelithiasis) every year; they join the 25 million who already have the disorder. Most people with gallstones do not have symptoms and do not require treatment. In some cases, however, gallstones cause pain or other complications and must be treated, usually by removing the stones …

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Maxim Life Is Undergoing An Exciting Transformation & We Are Asking For Help!

Maxim Life

If you’ve been following our articles from the South Florida Health and Wellness publication, you’ve learned about the Maxim Life Wellness System.  We explained detoxification and how it helps achieve homeostasis balance. In this issue, we’ve decided to ask you for help! We are undergoing an exciting transformation and cleanse ourselves: new concept, new brand, relocation and an alliance with …

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Great Joy

Great Joy

By Jodi Thomas – I have a confession to make.  When I first see Christmas decorations at the beginning of November, I feel a wave of anxiety come over me. Some of you think that’s crazy.  For you, Christmas is truly “the most wonderful time of the year.”  Like my friend, Debbie—who literally wants to leave her Christmas tree up …

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Q&A – Dr. Tred Rissacher

Dr. Tred Rissacher

Slim Body Laser Spa of Boca Raton and  Stuart explain Estrogen Dominance and the difference between weight loss and spot fat reduction. Q: Has anybody noticed all these new non-surgical “body sculpting” business’s popping up all over the place? Why do we need them? Can’t traditional weight loss and exercise handle all of our body sculpting desires? A:Well the answer …

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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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