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Forgetful or Feeling Fatigue? You might have Hypothyroidism

We’ve all experienced changes in our bodies from time to time that seem more of a nuisance than a medical issue. Take, for example, forgetfulness or fatigue, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, perhaps even muscle or joint pain. Too often we chalk these symptoms up to the stresses of modern life or simply getting older. And that may seem to …

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MAKING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS STICK

MAKING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS STICK

Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday decorations are packed up and …

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selfie

A selfie is a photograph of yourself taken with a mobile phone or other handheld device, and uploaded to social media – Facbook, Instagam, Twtitter, etc. Personally, I am fascinated with the whole selfie concept. I wonder: do people think so much of themselves that they want others to look at them? Or do they think so little of themselves that they portray an unrealistic image through photos? Or maybe they just do it for fun? Who knows? But what I do know is that the selfie tells others a lot about ourselves. And probably more than you even realize. I read this the other day: “We (people) are God’s selfie.” When I first read it, I thought to myself: what a disappointment. But then as I spent more time letting the statement soak in, I began to understand the truth behind it – and the impact it could have on our lives if we began to embrace the whole idea. We are God’s selfie. In the Bible we see in Genesis chapter one that God created the heavens and the earth. He created the seas, the animals, and all that we see everyday. “Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us... So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27) That passage also tells us what God thinks of “His selfie”. When God created all of the other things, at the end of the day He said it was ‘good’. When God created humans in His image, He said it was very good. So here’s the deal: we are God’s selfie. But what does that mean for us? It means that when you look in the mirror at yourself you should see something different. When you think that you don’t have value as a person you should think again. Because God sees great value in you. The Apostle Paul write this: “...we are God’s masterpiece...” (Ephesians 2:10) King David wrote a song in which he wrote these words: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14) No matter how breath taking the sunset may be. No matter how majestic the scenery may look. No matter how beautiful the painting appears or how wonderful the symphony sounds. None of it compares to you. Because you are God’s masterpiece. You are God’s selfie.

A selfie is a photograph of yourself taken with a mobile phone or other handheld device, and uploaded to social media – Facbook, Instagam, Twtitter, etc. Personally, I am fascinated with the whole selfie concept. I wonder: do people think so much of themselves that they want others to look at them? Or do they think so little of themselves …

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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details …

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Pterygia and South Florida

By David A. Goldman MD Apterygium is a fibrovascular growth that typically starts from the conjunctiva (skin of the eyeball) on the nasal side and grows onto the cornea. These are almost always the result of longtime sun exposure; thus, they are very common here in southern Florida. During my residency in Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, there was literally …

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Compression Devices: Effective Treatment for Limb Swelling

Compression Devices

By Alyssa Parker Miany individuals attempt to manage their limb swelling through various treatments such as compression stock ings, exercise, diuretics, and elevation with little or no results. Limb swelling, also known as edema, may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common conditions where limb swelling is the first symptom include venous insufficiency, post …

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MY story

My Story

Providing medically advanced care to his patients is a top priority for Marc Weinberg, DC, of Active Health Center. When a neck injury nearly caused him to sell his practice almost nine years ago, he was devastated with the prospect. But constant, debilitating pain nearly left him with no other choice. “I was at a Miami Dolphins football game when …

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER… WHY AM I STILL ANXIOUS?

THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER… WHY AM I STILL ANXIOUS?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC Late nights, holiday food, visiting with relatives and financial strain may have caused the Holidays to be not quite joyful and bright, but now that it’s over and I am back to my routine, why do I still feel so anxious?  I’m having trouble falling or staying asleep, I am obsessively thinking or worrying about things …

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Could it be your child’s eyes?

Could it be your child’s eyes?

Dyslexia • Anxiety • Reluctant Reader • Headaches • ADD/ADHD What Could my Child be Experiencing? Your child might be suffering from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD). With BVD, one eye sees an image differently (vertically, horizontally or both) than the other eye. The body corrects this by overusing and severely straining the eye muscles, causing the symptoms of BVD which …

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Is this all HOCUS POCUS or does NEROFEEDBACK really work?

Is this all HOCUS POCUS or does NEROFEEDBACK really work?

By Renee Chillcott, LMHC Trying to figure out the best way to help yourself or your loved one can be maddening. There are so many treatment options out there and every one of them claims to “BE THE BEST” and of course it’s never for a small fee and always for a substantial financial commitment. So I’ve made it my …

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Don’t STRESS your TRESSES…

How to Keep Your Hair from Falling Out During this (Stressful) Holiday Season

How to Keep Your Hair from Falling Out During this (Stressful) Holiday Season By Dr. Alan J. Bauman With the holiday season upon us, we’re not too far from the mega-stress that comes with shopping, dealing with out-of-town guests, making special meal preparations, traveling and everything else in between. We all know that stress can take its toll on our …

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The MCU™ Provides Miraculous Relief From Chronic Neck Pain

Relief From Chronic Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common occurrence in normal day life, now there is a solution! A practicing dentist for 35 years in New York, Robert Herbsman is now retired and living in Juno Beach. The constant bending over to work on patients’ teeth while seated in his dental chair left him with severe head and neck pain. “The pain in …

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New Technology Predicts Early Age Heart Disease Risks

New Technology Predicts Early Age Heart Disease Risks

Look for a new noninvasive technology in your Primary Care Physician’s office that can accurately predict your risk of heart disease by age 30. Area Primary Care Physicians are just learning of new technology aiding them in identifying and providing early intervention for those at increased of heart disease. And the response is tremendous. This new technology allows physicians to …

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Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction has been around for many years and should have made traditional liposuction obsolete by now, however many physicians are still performing traditional liposuction for several reasons. It can be performed under general anesthesia, and there is no large investment involved as there is with a laser technology. When a patient is put under general anesthesia, the trauma that …

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Pain Management for Sciatica SCIATICA TREATMENT

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 (spinal stenosis) …

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The Arrival

The Arrival

Do you ever find yourself in what seems like a hopeless situation? Is your life so hectic that you wish for just a moment of peace? Do you wish you laughed more, stopped to smell the roses, and enjoyed life more easily? Are relationships in your life broken – do you long for love? If you answered “yes” to any …

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What Is Graves’ Disease?

What Is Graves’ Disease?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to over activity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). The gland produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism (the process by which the body transforms food into energy). When Graves’ disease affects the eyes, the condition is known as thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) or thyroid eye …

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TrustS Are Not Just For The Wealthy

Trusts Are Not Just For The Wealthy

By Andrew M. Curtis, ESQ 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 …

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Family Thanksgiving Activities

Family Thanksgiving Activities

By iMOM.com Over 200 years ago, after much thought and prayer, fully knowing their lives would be at risk, the great men of our country issued a declaration for independence. The result was the opportunity for us to enjoy a freedom that has allowed our country to prosper as no other country before it. We have so much for which …

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New Technology Makes Early Detection of This Nation’s Leading Cause of Death Possible

New Technology Makes Early Detection of This Nation’s Leading Cause of Death Possible

A new, noninvasive technology that screens people for signs of hardened arteries aims to find heart disease long before symptoms develop, and early enough to do something about it. The Soteria Cardiac Platform will revolutionize the way we screen, test, and treat Atherosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis are often used interchangeable. Simply put, we are referring to changes in the artery wall that: …

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