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What Is 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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Men’s Health – How a Few More Whiskers Are Raising Awareness:

Few More Whiskers

Starting to notice more men sporting beards and/or mustaches? There is a good reason why. Movember Foundation started in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia as a way to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression. Almost ten years later the idea has caught on as the cause has reached a corporate and even worldwide level in support. No doubt Facebook, Twitter, …

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It’s About the Energy

About the Energy

By Ronna L. Clements, Natural Health & Wellness Innovator When we feel tired, life becomes a struggle. How often do you wake up well rested, bright eyed and ready to take on the world? How is your energy during the day? High and steady or low and dragging? If the answer is the latter, you are not alone. Millions of …

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Trouble Falling Asleep? Up at Night? Sleep better without drugs.

Trouble Falling Asleep

New technology focused on brain health can help you fall asleep easier and get a good night’s rest. By Michael Cohen, Founder, Center for Brain Training If you struggle to fall asleep, have trouble staying asleep, and can’t remember the last good night’s rest you’ve had, you are not alone. Studies show that between 50 and 70 million Americans don’t …

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Developing Discipline

Developing Discipline

By Dr. Ray Underwood, Palm Beach Community Church Here’s a question for you: What is one thing in your life that you are not doing, that if you started doing on a regular basis would make a tremendous positive difference in your life? Here’s a follow-up question: why are you not doing it? Answer: most of us are not doing …

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Can Alzheimer’s and Independence Go Hand in Hand?

Alzheimer

While some treatments are being introduced to combat the effects of Alzheimer’s, currently there is no cure. About 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to rise dramatically over the next few decades. No one wants to hear they have this debilitating disease; it can be frightening and full of unknowns. For family members, the news …

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The Aesthetic Side of Weight Loss – Part II

Weight Loss

By Suheil Khuri M.D. In our previous article (September 2014) on this subject we discussed maintenance of healthy skin during weight loss. We also introduced the subject of platelet rich plasma (PRP) as one of the alternative Injectables to treat skin changes after weight loss. We will discuss PRP in more details in this article and let you know more …

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Gum Disease a Risk Factor for Heart Disease?

Gum Disease

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. Over the past number of years, more and more research studies have been discussing the possible link between periodontal disease (gum and jaw bone disease) and other significant medical conditions. Periodontal disease includes a number of conditions ranging from Gingivitis (swollen gums) to Periodontitis (the loss of jaw bone that can lead to …

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Cancer

Jessica with mother Deborah Clark

By Jessica L. Clark, APR, Public Relations and Marketing Associate Studio FSW – Florida SouthWestern State College It is a word that is far too common in our society today.  During the month of October, breast cancer awareness is highlighted to remind everyone about the importance of regular check-ups and to be aware of any changes.  Those with a family …

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HEART TO HEART

HEART TO HEART

Women and Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States If someone were to ask you what the #1 cause of death in American women is, what would you answer? Many women who are asked this question get it wrong. It’s not cancer or any of the diseases that first spring into …

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Is Hearing Loss Scaring You?

Is Hearing Loss Scaring You

Have you noticed that your hearing may be limiting your activities and social interactions? Many people that take the next step in hearing healthcare see an improvement in all areas of their lives.  The solutions to hearing problems have been improved over the years.  For example, hearing aids are no longer the clunky, large devices and are more discreet, and …

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Hair Loss? Your own blood may hold the key to regrowth! New ‘Vampire’ PRP Treatment May Rejuvenate Dying Follicles

Hair Loss

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman What do Super Bowl winners Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, World Series winner Alex Rodriguez, tennis champion Rafael Nadal, basketball’s Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian all have in common? Well, the answer is that they have all reportedly used their own blood as a cutting-edge non-surgical regenerative medical treatment.  Studied in …

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Introducing LifeCall – The most important call you’ll ever make.

LifeCal

Are you prepared for an unexpected emergency? Is your loved one? What will you do if you are alone and you fall, get hurt, or need emergency help? Founded in 2003 by Stephen Palermo, LifeCall is family-owned and operated. A former resident of Rochester, NY, Stephen relocated to Palm Beach County nearly two decades ago. Using the knowledge he gained …

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Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

A subject like erectile dysfunction is bound to be surrounded with as much legend as fact when it comes to causes and treatments. Check out these six common myths about ED and the facts to dispel the rumors. Erectile Dysfunction and Age Myth: ED is just a normal part of growing older and men just have to learn to live …

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Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) are new blood vessels that grow beneath the retina and disrupt vision. These blood vessels grow in an area called the choroid, the area between the retina and the sclera (the white part of your eye). The choroid supplies oxygen and nutrients to the eye. CNVM occur when new …

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Our Miraculous Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System is a complex network composed of lymphoid organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts and lymph vessels that transport fluid (lymph fluid), plasma rich protein and toxins from the body tissues to the circulatory system. The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system. The lymph nodes act as filters that collect bacteria and viruses which are …

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Surgical Scars Are Now a Thing of the Past

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. Surgical scars can leave a lasting impression, whether you’ve had a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, hip surgery, any other surgery or even acne scarring. Scars can be a constant reminder of a part of your life that keeps resurfacing every time you look in the mirror. There are many different types of scars including hypertrophic, keloid, …

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JM LEXUS, THE SEAGATE HOTEL & SPA TO SPONSOR WELLFEST DELRAY 2015

World-Class Car and Dealer and Premier Delray Beach Resort Added to Growing Sponsor List Delray Beach, FL: WellFest™ Delray 2015 (www.WellFestUSA.com) is pleased to announce two important additions to its Sponsorship line-up for its weekend, March 7-8 event. JM LEXUS, “the #1 Volume Lexus Dealer Since 1992” will be a Marquee (Overall Event) Sponsor, showcasing their latest “Green” cars, while …

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How to Naturally Heal the Skin You’re In

How to Naturally Heal the Skin

By Sarah Crane Not many people wake up in the morning wondering how they are going to heal a skin graft or flap, especially once it has medically failed. Traditional wound care treatment would suggest replacing the graft (a sort of second attempt), hoping that, this go around, it doesn’t fail. After all, our typical response if something doesn’t work …

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Standing Orders in Drug Treatment Programs: How to Avoid Waving a Red Flag

Drug Treatment Programs

By: Karina P. Gonzalez, Florida Healthcare Law Firm Medical necessity is the driving force for the payment of any service, but is especially worth noting when discussing laboratory testing. Standing Orders for urine drug testing in residential treatment settings are not prohibited, per se, but this practice must be built upon detailed policies and procedures that are precisely followed and …

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