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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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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Breast Cancer Facts

Breast Cancer Facts

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a very personal issue with me because I am a 7-year survivor of breast cancer. October is also the month of my cancer diagnosis.  Every anniversary of my diagnosis is a reason to celebrate. Each year that I am able to walk in the Survivors’ Walk at Relay for Life is …

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The truth about your diet.

The truth about your diet.

By George E. Sadowski, MD Approximately 70 % of Americans are either overweight or obese. A large proportion of those who are obese are also diabetic.  Despite consuming more than the required calories, obese individuals suffer from many vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies. Many of these deficiencies are thought to contribute to disease. If persons who eat a standard American diet …

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The Lime

The Lime

By Ronna L. Clements, Natural Health & Wellness Innovator Limes are native to southeastern Asia and they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Historians started mentioning limes around the time of the Crusades, and in 1626, Sir Thomas Herbert spoke of finding oranges, lemons, and limes on the island of Mohelia, off Mozambique. Lime trees grew on the island …

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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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#selfie

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 media …

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HEART HEALTHY EXERCISE

HEART HEALTHY EXERCISE

Heart disease and stroke are the #1 and #4 causes of death in America respectively. One can cut his/her risk of developing both of these conditions dramatically simply by exercising regularly. Your heart is a muscle, and the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes, and the less likely you are to develop heart disease. Becoming more active doesn’t mean becoming a marathon runner overnight The American Heart …

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Tame that Ringing in your Ears and Rock On, Boomers

Ringing in your Ears and Rock On

Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin. Music helped define an entire generation of baby boomers. It expressed their fresh world view and energized them as they set the world in a new direction. But if you’re like many from this music-filled, life-embracing generation, then some of that old time rock and roll may still be ringing in your ears. …

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Mobilizing Your Health: Empowering Your World The Future of Your Health is in Your Hands

Mobilizing Your Health

“As personal tech continues to advance at lightening speeds, we can utilize personal tech and the applications it provides us with to enable a change in the health-care paradigm, one that evolves from treating illness to one that prevents illness while enabling personalized, individual health and human potential”. A highly evolved participatory and interactive integrated catalyst media center and events …

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Sorting out the Stem Cell Confusion

Sorting out the Stem Cell Confusion

By Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj M.D., MB, ChB, FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCPath., FACP Open up a news site online and you are bound to see at least one story on stem cells.  Just today I saw that stem cells from teeth can be used to treat dementia, breast milk stem cells could heal disease, and plant stem cells are the …

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Treating Hair Loss During Menopause

Hair Loss During Menopause

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman So what can you do about hair loss during and following menopause? Hair restoration physicians may recommend pharmaceutical/medical treatments along with lifestyle changes to women experiencing menopause-related hair loss problems. • Medical Treatments: Medical treatments that will help mitigate hair loss include a specially compounded prescription minoxidil solution called Formula 82M, platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP, …

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Prostate Cancer and PSA Screening

Prostate Cancer and PSA Screening

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer (after skin) among men in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that one in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, which amounts to approximately 240,890 new cases every year. Fortunately, the disease is very treatable if found early: It has a nearly 100% five-year survival rate …

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Are You at Risk for Developing Stomach Ulcers?

Developing Stomach Ulcers

By Daniel Lindenberg, MD, PA If you think stress, spicy foods, or alcohol causes the majority of stomach ulcers you would be among the majority of Americans…you would also be wrong. A small spiral shaped bacterium commonly found in the stomach H. pylori is responsible of 80% of stomach ulcers and 90% of ulcers in the upper end of the …

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Freezing FAT

Freezing FAT

By Daniela Dadurian, M.D. There are so many ways to lose weight and more so, so many diets out there to choose from. Yet so many people struggle with their shape and bulges that don’t seem to go away despite all the diet and exercise.  There are a lot of factors that contribute to a person not being able to …

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If You Think Medical Insurance Is Designed to Keep You Healthy, Better Think Again! If You Think Medical Insurance Is Designed to Keep You Healthy, Better Think Again! What It Really Does Is Provide for ‘Sick Care’

Sick Care

It is comforting to know that we have medical insurance when we get sick. It does not work well unless you get sick. We are fortunate that medical insurance today covers many screening procedures that allow earlier detection and a better chance to control a disease or even achieve a cure. Oddly, not many take advantage of these due to …

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