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Does Neurofeedback Really Work? And How Can I Tell?

Does Neurofeedback Really Work? And How Can I Tell?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC We are frequently asked to explain Neurofeedback and then to show the results of training.  This isn’t the easiest task for us to master and I am writing this article to attempt to explain why.  The easiest way for me to relate information is through anecdotal metaphors so here it goes: My father, at the request …

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Do I Need A Periodontal Evaluation?

Do I Need A Periodontal Evaluation?

A recent major study reported that 1 in 2 adults over the age of 30 have periodontal disease. This may be even more important as periodontal disease has been linked to significant medical issues such as heart attacks, stroke, respiratory issues and even pre-term low birth weight babies. What is Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease is a term that includes a …

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Pain Management for Sciatica SCIATICA TREATMENT

SCIATICA TREATMENT

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one or both sides of your body. Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur (arthritis) on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) …

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Acupuncture: The New Facelift?

The New Facelift?

What is Skin Rejuvenating Acupuncture? Skin Rejuvenating Acupuncture is an effective, safe, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is a great natural alternative to Botox. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine which has been around for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles just under the skin’s surface on …

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Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?

By Ashley Miller, M.Ed, LMHC, CAP Chances are, if you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs (prescription or recreational), you probably do. Honestly answer these questions to help assess your situation: 1. Have you felt you ought to cut down on your use? 2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your use? 3. Have you felt bad …

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Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Intimacy is a difficult subject for anyone to share with a healthcare provider, however many women suffer from the effects that aging & childbirth have on their lives. It is very common for women not only to experience signs of aging in the face and body, but also in the vagina. It can range from aesthetic deterioration such as pigmentary …

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Retinal tear and retinal detachment

Retinal tear and retinal detachment

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of our eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina through our cornea, pupil and lens. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see. A healthy, …

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Protecting Your Eyes

By David A. Goldman MD – Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life. You may be somewhat aware of the possible risks of eye injuries, but are you taking the easiest step of all to prevent 90 percent of those injuries: wearing the proper …

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Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Two years ago this very month I found myself in what was seemingly a perpetual series of events that turned our world upside down. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. In a very short span of a couple of weeks I found myself having been betrayed by people I love very much,;criticized, and even cast …

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Turn Back the Hands of Time!

Turn Back the Hands of Time!

Now you can restore a more youthful appearance to your hands with the instant volumizing effect of Radiesse! Did you know that next to the face, our hands reveal the most about our age? Simple, everyday gestures such as a handshake, a touch of the face, even a sip from a cup put our hands on constant display. Over time, …

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Disc Herniations: not all are equal

Disc Herniations: not all are equal

By Dr. Jonathan Chung Neck pain and back pain are two of the most common reasons for visits to a doctor’s office. One of the most notorious causes of neck and back pain are caused by herniated discs in the spine. Most people have heard of a herniated disc, but there’s a lot of misinformation about the condition what to …

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Little Known Can be Can Be a Life-Saver

Little Known Can be Can Be a Life-SaverLittle Known Can be Can Be a Life-Saver

Written By Thomas Gregory – U.S. Navy Veteran Established in 1952 under Title 38 of the United States Code, Congress created two types of benefits for war Veterans and their survivors within the Department of Veteran Affairs. The first is “compensation for service-related disability or death” and second, “a pension for non-service connected disability or death”. A little-known VA pension, …

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Too Much Gum Tissue Shows When I Smile: What Can Be Done?

One of the things we notice when meeting a person for the first time is their smile. A smile does not just involve the teeth themselves, but also the gum tissues that act as the frame around the teeth. If either the teeth or the gum tissue are out of proportion, unwanted attention may be brought to these areas. Our …

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Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair Regrowth:

5 Frequently Asked Questions about PRP

5 Frequently Asked Questions about PRP By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician Using concentrated growth factors from our own blood platelets is a relatively new practice in the field of medical hair restoration, but PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma has been widely used in orthopedics, dentistry and plastic surgery for decades. What initially began as a …

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Do I have Uveitis?

Do I have Uveitis

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, which is made up of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Together, these form the middle layer of the eye between the retina and the sclera (white of the eye). The eye is shaped like a tennis ball, with three different layers of tissue surrounding the central …

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Why Do I have The Summertime Blues?

Why Do I have The Summertime Blues?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC When we think of summer we imagine swimming pools, beach time, picnics, vacations and loads of fun-in-the-sun.  Our emotions are happy and carefree.  We don’t usually imagine depression or anxiety during the summer months, as we reserve that emotion for the winter. So why does summer mean increased depression, anxiety and headaches for me or my …

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It’s Hot Everywhere in July

Hot in July

Brent Myers Have you noticed that Summer has arrived? If you haven’t, just wait, you will. This is how I can usually tell that our wonderful south Florida Summer has come: when I bathe, get dressed, walk outside the house thirty feet to my car and when I get in – I feel like someone has rubbed a glazed doughnut …

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Relax

relax

By William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist. We all deal with stress every day and we hear about it everywhere. Friends and family, at work or play, on TV or movies, books or news: everybody’s talking about stress. So what are we doing about it? First, let’s define stress. Many years ago, Dr. Hans Selye, …

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CooLifting: The future of facials has arrived

The future of facials has arrived

The future of the facial is here! CooLifting is a simple, fast and effective treatment that dramatically reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates treated areas in just 5 minutes. CooLifting is designed to treat facial wrinkles, in both the expression zones and the gravitational zones: eyes outline, forehead, frown, cheeks and lips’ zone. The reduction of wrinkles has been the cornerstone of …

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Do addiction treatment programs work?

Do addiction treatment programs work?

Many people have doubts regarding the efficacy of addiction treatment due to the high rate of relapse following the completion of treatment. Due to the chronic nature of the disease, relapsing is common and does not mean treatment has “failed.” Rather, it’s an indication that treatment needs to be reinstated or adjusted. In fact, research investigating the efficacy of addiction …

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