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The Cornea

Although people may have heard the word ‘cornea’ in reference to the eye, many are unaware of what is really refers to. While diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration affect the back of the eye, the cornea is in the front of the eye. In fact, the cornea is the most anterior structure of the eye. It is the …

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Am I A Candidate For Immediate Dental Implants?

Am I A Candidate For Immediate Dental Implants?

Many of our patients start their consultation for dental implants very confused from the numerous advertisements they have read.  Often times, patients are not clear exactly what a dental implant consists of or how it can be used to help replace a missing tooth or teeth. The Basics: Teeth consist of 2 parts: the Crown- the part you see when …

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Losing Your Hair? Check Your Medicine Cabinet

Losing Your Hair? Check Your Medicine Cabinet

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist Your doctor says you need them to stay healthy, but could your prescription medications be causing your hair to fall out? Many prescription drugs are notorious for weakening hair follicles and hair loss is often listed as a possible side effect. Drug-induced hair loss Like any other type of hair loss, drug-induced …

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You Deserve a Break Today…

I know it’s ironic to quote a famous fast-food chain advertisement in a health and wellness magazine, but on this one – they got it right! They understood one of the most overlooked principles of our health: the need for rest. (How they recommend fulfilling that need, and what many others think is where we differ...) Most studies indicate that we operate at our best when we have sufficient rest. Our bodies were not created to be able to go without stopping and taking a break. We were designed to wear down, be refreshed, and go again. Rest is important for all areas of our lives... Physically. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same area of the brain. Sleep releases hormones that control appetite. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat. And a 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night. Emotionally. Sleep and stress have similar affects on your cardiovascular stress. Being well rested can reduce stress levels and improve your overall health. Mentally. Lack of sleep can make it difficult for you to concentrate and retain information. When you sleep, your brain goes through all the activities and impressions of the day which is important for memory formation. But what’s most interesting about rest, is that God knew the importance of rest long before the golden arches recommended it. God created us with the need for rest; He modeled it and even commanded it. His Model “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (Genesis 2:2-3, NIV) God didn’t NEED rest. But he CHOSE to rest – giving us an example to follow. Think about this: if the Creator of the heavens and earth and the Sustainer of all living things was able to rest, then I think I could carve out some time to make sure I’m resting, too. His Command ““Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11) This, by the way, is in the Ten Commandments. Consider this: of all the possible things God could tell us to do – if you pared them down to the “top ten”, most of us would start with the Ten Commandments. And one of the top ten things God tells us to do is: REST. As God’s creation, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He designed us and put us together so He knows exactly what we need. And with all that knowledge and wisdom, what does He tell us to do? Rest. We should be working hard to make sure that we rest daily (getting a good night’s sleep); rest weekly (taking at least one day off from work); and rest annually (retreating for an extended time of refreshment).

I know it’s ironic to quote a famous fast-food chain advertisement in a health and wellness magazine, but on this one – they got it right! They understood one of the most overlooked principles of our health: the need for rest. (How they recommend fulfilling that need, and what many others think is where we differ…) Most studies indicate that …

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Cutting Edge Technology used to treat neck pain in Professional Athletes, The US Air force, & The US Navy – It is now available in Palm Beach County

Cutting Edge Technology

The human head weighs approximately 11 lbs, significantly larger than the 8 lbs so famously quoted in the movie, “Jerry Maguire”. Your neck’s main job is to hold up/support the head. Mind this is no easy feat. The head must be able to move from side to side and up and down simultaneously. The neck itself forms a conduit for …

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Question: How can I tell if my friend has a problem with alcohol or drugs?

Question: How can I tell if my friend has a problem with alcohol or drugs?

Physical signs of substance use may include: – Change in sleep patterns or appetite – Weight loss or weight gain -Eyes that are bloodshot – Pupils that are smaller or larger than normal – Shakes and/or tremors – Slurred speech – Impaired coordination – Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing Behavioral signs of substance use may include: – Decreased …

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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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South Palm GI, Leading Delray Beach Gastroenterology Practice, Now Part of Gastro Health

From L- R: Jonathan Kaplan, M.D., Morris Naus, M.D., Andi D’Avanzo ARNP, Michael Blum, M.D. and James Chong, M.D.

South Palm GI, located at 4675 Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach, Florida, is now part of Gastro Health, South Florida’s largest, private gastroenterology practice. Founded in 2006, Gastro Health comprised of over 60 physicians in 25 locations. Gastro Health provides patients access to some of the nation’s premier gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, and allied health professionals. In addition to …

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Do You Have “Invisible Baldness?”

Do You Have “Invisible Baldness?”

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair Loss Specialist You can’t always trust the “mirror test” when it comes to spotting hair loss – you could be going bald and not even know it. Invisible baldness is a condition that affects both men and women, typically in their 30s or 40s, but it can begin earlier as well. What is “invisible …

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Neck or Back Pain? Headaches?

Neck or Back Pain? Headaches?

New non-invasive technology offers long-term relief. Ever wake up with a crick in your neck so severe you could barely turn your head? Neck pain, which affects up to half of U.S. adults each year, is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Yet the pain is often over-treated with drugs, injections, and surgery, which don’t help much …

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10 SUMMER HEALTH TIPS AND HEALTH MYTHS

How to stay healthy year round

How to stay healthy year round By Diana Handwerker, MSW, CNWC Summer is a great time to build on your health and wellbeing, take a vacation, relax and have fun! It’s also a time to pay attention and make positive changes to your daily health practices. Don’t ever wait or wonder about a symptom or health concern. Below are tips …

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Are Your EYES the Cause of Your Headaches and Dizziness?

Are Your EYES the Cause of Your Headaches and Dizziness?

Do you suffer from any of the following: Migraines/Headache, dizziness, anxiety, panic attacks – especially when driving, neck pain, motion sickness, clumsiness, difficulty reading, nausea, light sensitivity, blurred/shadowed/doubled vision? Have you been to numerous doctors ( ENT, Neurologist, Primary Care, etc.) only to be told that there is nothing wrong with you? Have you been put on many medications to …

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Is Neurofeedback and EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for ANXIETY and DEPRESSION?

Is Neurofeedback and EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for ANXIETY and DEPRESSION?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC It’s a beautiful South Florida day outside, the birds are chirping, everyone is healthy and happy, I have nothing to complain about and life is good….right? Wrong! Why do I have this anxious, stressed out, overwhelmed, impending doom, depressed feeling? There is no reason for it, so I must be losing it? I’m wrong again. I …

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Chewing Is Difficult With Missing Teeth: What Can I Do?

Chewing Is Difficult With Missing Teeth

Frequently patients come into our office complaining of difficulty chewing. I am not referring to painful chewing, but difficulty due to missing teeth. Unfortunately, patients often look at their teeth in a very different fashion than the rest of their body. Many patients will have teeth removed without replacing them, with the thought that there are many more in the …

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Don’t Give Up!

Don’t Give Up!

Brent Myers OK. So here we are… five months into a new year. How are things working out for you? Did you set goals for making this year the best year ever? Did you have dreams and ambitions to make this year different? Did you plan on making things better? Well… how are you doing? Too often we wait until …

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Are you toxic? The question is no longer if you are toxic, the real question is how toxic are you?

Common symptoms indicating excessive toxins: fatigue, depression, headaches, brain fog, poor memory, tremors, and coordination issues. The lymphatic system absorbs toxins and metabolic waste products. Congested lymphatic fluid is laden with toxins that cannot be efficiently eliminated impairing the immune system. The body contains three times more lymph fluid than blood. Through a complex network lymphatic fluid is carried to …

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What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. – Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Sometimes these vessels swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In other cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that …

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Cataract Surgery in 2023: What should you expect?

By David A. Goldman MD – While there are certainly new developments in cataract surgery every year, these pale in comparison to the innovations that occur over decades. While many of the technologies discussed in this article are currently available in trials, it is important to remember that they are still in trials for a reason. Once safety data has …

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Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Pain Conditions

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Pain Conditions

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP therapy, takes advantage of our blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone. A growing number of people are turning to PRP injections to treat an expanding list of painful conditions and or injuries, including osteoarthritis. It is commonly used for knee arthritis, we also use this method …

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Why can’t my child learn?

Why can’t my child learn?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC Trying to figure out why your child is not successful in the classroom can be a frustrating and exhausting endeavor for parents to undertake. Is it Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Is it an Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? Is it a Central Processing Disorder? Or is it an Auditory/Visual Processing Disorder? Could it be a Sensory Processing …

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