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Macular Hole

Macular Hole

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Macular hole is when a tear or opening forms in your macula. As the hole forms, things in your central vision will look blurry, wavy or distorted. As the hole grows, a dark or blind spot appears in your central vision. A macular hole does not affect your peripheral (side) vision. What Causes …

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Missing Teeth Has Made Chewing More Difficult – what can be done?

Missing Teeth Has Made Chewing More Difficult-

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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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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Hair Transplant DOs and DON’Ts

Bumann Medical Hair Restoration

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician It is every patient’s goal is to have their hair restored in a way that is safe comfortable and, of course, undetectably natural. Thankfully, today, minimally invasive hair transplant techniques, the use of small grafts called follicular units and careful artistic design make this absolutely possible for patients. Here …

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PDO BODY THREADS

PDO BODY THREADS

One of the hottest trends in body smoothing and lifting are PDO Threads. PDO Threads have gained great popularity in Europe and Asia over the past decade and their use is now growing rapidly in the US with recent FDA approval. PDO (polydioxanone) is a safe biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic fiber that has been used in surgery for more than 40 …

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10 TIPS FOR BETTER HEART HEALTH

10 TIPS FOR BETTER HEART HEALTH

Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC. Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker. You don’t have to work on all 10 steps at once. Even if you improve just one or two of these areas, you can make yourself less likely to get …

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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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Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry in the Summer Month

Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry

By: Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA Board Certified Doctor of Audiology Most hearing aid repairs are due to moisture and earwax accumulating in the hearing aid. The vast majority of these repairs are preventable. Hearing aids are simple to care for. It’s important to clean your instruments every day, either before you put them in your ears every morning or …

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FACET JOINT INJECTIONS FOR BACK PAIN

FACET JOINT INJECTIONS FOR BACK PAIN

By Aaron Rosenblatt, MD Neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) pain are common ailments which can be acute or chronic.  This may be debilitating and stop people from their usual activities of daily living. As many do not know, this pain from the spine can easily be treated by a qualified Interventional Pain Management Specialists, like Dr. …

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The Gummy Smile: Reducing The Excess Gum to Enhance Your Smile

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. 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 …

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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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SmartGraft is NOT Your Father’s Hair Transplant

SmartGraft is NOT Your Father’s Hair Transplant

Father’s Day is upon us, but if you are concerned that you have inherited your father’s tendency toward failing follicles, the good news is that you don’t have to have settle for your dad’s “follicular fate” when it comes to hair loss and its treatment. Unlike the artificial looking “hair plugs” of the past, thanks to new advanced surgical techniques …

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Four-Day Wellness Retreat Invites the “ReNew You” to America’s Happiest, Healthiest City

Four-Day Wellness Retreat Invites the “ReNew You” to America’s Happiest, Healthiest City

Located on Florida’s Paradise Coast, Naples captivates visitors with an irresistible mix of soft, white sand beaches, beautiful scenery, colorful sunsets, thriving arts and culture, outdoor adventure, and world-renowned dining and shopping hotspots. Health, happiness and relaxation seem to come naturally in Naples, a city which has been ranked as the Happiest, Healthiest City in the U.S. for three consecutive …

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BRAIN WAVES

BRAIN WAVES

by Renee Chillcott Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ~ Roger Miller Have you ever wondered why a rainy day makes one person sad and depressed and another happy and full of energy? The answer lies in the idea that Brain Waves control our thinking, emotions, and feelings rather than the environment, events or weather. What …

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Saving My Teeth: Slowing Deep Pockets and Bone Loss

Saving My Teeth:

Losing teeth is often listed as a fear many people have as they age. Periodontal disease (the progressive loss of gum and bone around teeth), a leading cause of tooth loss, impacts 1 in 2 adults over the age of 30. Much can be done to help retain our teeth, often with minimal to no discomfort. If our goal is …

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Confidence

Confidence

“Without confidence, I would have quit a long time ago” – Robert Karlsson European PGA Tour Champion As I boarded my flight for the Czech Republic I couldn’t help but think “what have I gotten myself into this time?” I recalled how much fun It was playing miniature golf for the first time at Coney Island while growing up in …

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The Return of Medical House Calls

The Return of Medical House Calls

Ah, the good old days, when things were simpler, and life was somehow greener. We’ve all heard the stories about the way things were, but in our modern age, we are finally realizing that some of those values and conveniences are quite fitting for our futuristic lifestyle. One way, in particular, to bring back a nostalgic service is through “medical …

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Medical Marijuana – The Truth About How It Affects Florida

Medical Marijuana

It’s everywhere. Conversations are popping up, it’s in the news, you’re reading about it online, in the paper and your friends seem to have drawn their own conclusions about medical marijuana (MM), but what is the truth? How does it work? Is it just a fad? What do you really NEED to know? The truth is, marijuana 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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