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Understanding Dry Eye and Blepharitis

Understanding Dry Eye and Blepharitis

By David A. Goldman MD – Dry eye is believed to be one of the most common ocular conditions in the United States. More common in women, one study estimated the prevalence of dry eye in women ≥ 50 years old was 7.8% or 3.23 million women in the US.  Called keratoconjunctivitissicca, the underlying pathology is a decreased production of …

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Pain Management for Sciatica

Pain Management for Sciatica

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 …

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WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the surface of the skin, by the insertion of very fine, sterile, stainless steel needles, that alter various biochemical and physiological processes in order to treat a wide variety of conditions. By: Chaas Gantt and Maria Gantt The practice of Acupuncture is one of the integrated modalities of treatment in Eastern Asia …

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Trusts Are Not Just For The Wealthy

Perhaps the most common misconception among the general public concerning the areas of wills and trusts is the notion that if a couple owns less than $5,000,000.00 in assets, that they don’t need a revocable living trust. This is a false notion. For example, I recently had a fellow come to my office whose mother has just died. All she …

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IS BRAIN TRAINING JUST FOR KIDS???

IS BRAIN TRAINING JUST FOR KIDS???

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback or BRAIN TRAINING, has been studied and practiced since the late 60’s. It was first discovered with animals and then was used to treat adults as a part of NASA’s space program. Our practice focuses on all ages and practice statistics tell us about 1/2 of our clients are over …

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Medical Marijuana: Understanding the Entourage Effect

Medical Marijuana: Understanding the Entourage Effect

If you’ve heard or read anything about cannabis, you have definitely come across the term, “The entourage effect.” Medical marijuana is made up of THC, CBD, phenolics and terpenes. The CBD is known to bind to receptors and is thought to regenerate cells and brain function, while THC helps to relax and alleviate the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. …

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Licensed Medicare Consultants – Helps Navigate you Through Medicare’s Confusing Maze

Licensed Medicare Consultants – Helps Navigate you Through Medicare’s Confusing Maze

Getting the most from your health plan is important to many seniors, but it is not always easy to navigate your way through all of the benefit plans and options. Your plan choices may vary depending on the county in which you live, the medical conditions you have, and your financial status. Medicare can be confusing: Licensed Medicare Consultants of …

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Shedding Light on Alopecia Areata

Traction Alocepia before and 4 months After PRP by Dr. Alan Bauman

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month and it’s an important opportunity for those suffering from alopecia areata and other less common forms of hair loss, like cicatricial (scarring) alopecia, to get educated about effective new hair restoration options that can help. About Alopecia Areata According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, over 6.8 million …

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Sinus, Sinusitis and the Allergist

Sinus, Sinusitis and the Allergist

“My head hurts, my nose is stuffy and it runs like a faucet. I have sinusitis. ” From the desk of Dr. Walter M. Ryan, III But what is sinusitis. As with most terms in medicine – the “itis” ending means inflammation. Inflammation is a way for the body to protect itself, and help with the healing process. The inflammatory …

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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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“Cut” your tub?

“Cut” your tub?

Why this easy, inexpensive project can add serious home safety One Day Bath’s TubcuT® adds convenience and protection for all ages When was the last time you faced the need for a home project that you knew would absolutely solve your problem and also go easy on your wallet? For most homeowners, there’s usually an endless list of modifications and …

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Common Myths About Your Eyes

Common Myths About Your Eyes

By David A. Goldman MD – Just because something is a common belief doesn’t make it true. A lot of things you have probably heard about your vision turn out to be false. Here are five common myths that have no basis in science. Sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyes Your mom may have warned you …

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One Another

One Another

It doesn’t take much effort to hear of all the turmoil going on in our nation and around the world. It’s quite frightening at times to think about where this all might end up. But if we’re honest with one another, we really shouldn’t be surprised. Conflict between people has existed since Cain and Abel – and it’s not getting …

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Benefits of Multi-Therapy Approach to Hair Loss

Benefits of Multi-Therapy Approach to Hair Loss

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, which means it is a great time to become aware of and educated about the many tools and treatments available to help the 80 million Americans suffering from unwanted hair loss. Don’t be fooled, hair loss is more than a simple cosmetic problem, it is a medical …

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Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Little-Known VA Pension 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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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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What is central serous retinopathy?

What is central serous retinopathy?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. In central serous retinopathy (sometimes called central serous choroidopathy), fluid builds up under the retina and distorts vision. Fluid leakage is believed to come from a tissue layer with blood vessels under the retina, called the choroid. Another layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is responsible for preventing fluid from …

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TubcuT® SAFETY YOU CAN TRUST WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET

TubcuT®

By Charles Etgen Certified Aging in place consultant Imagine being able to safely and easily get in and out of your tub and enjoy the warm, soothing water without fear of slipping or falling. Bathrooms can often be a dangerous place for the aging population because of unforgiving slippery surfaces, or because the height of a traditional tub is difficult …

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GAINSWave is a Revolutionary New Therapy that Treats Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

GAINSWave is a Revolutionary New Therapy that Treats Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

What causes ED? As men age, the vessels in the penis weaken, contract and fill with micro-plaque just as they do elsewhere in the body. This prohibits men from achieving an erection or decreases the firmness of a man’s erection. At the same time, the penis decreases in sensitivity, making it harder to achieve a pleasurable orgasm. Finally, the time …

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If your child is struggling to learn, Neurofeedback can help!

If your child is struggling to learn, Neurofeedback can help!

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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