January 20, 2021 - Wednesday

North Palm Beach Edition



By Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP – There are a multitude of ads today advertising “anti-aging” and “returning to youth” but they should come with a special caveat: Be careful to choose what can actually make you look more youthful and healthy rather than make you look, well, weird. Discover the latest answer to natural anti-aging in Sculptra® Aesthetic. Why …

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Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They Are a Changin’


By Dr. Daniel Pero – Apodiatrist is a physician who specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  It is a specialty that is often misunderstood. Many question their scope of practice, capability, the length/type of education and training required, and their abilities in treating patients. In this issue we will try to explain the podiatrist’s role and …

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Are Your Hormones and Vitamins Making You Sick?


By Gloria Hakkarainen, MD, FACOG, FASBP, FABAARM – Many experts have concurred-hormone deficiency and imbalance can greatly affect the way you look, feel and even your overall health. The risks for every type of illness can increase if critical hormone levels such as thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA) and growth hormone are low. Did you know – …

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Special Needs and their Impact on Divorce


By Stuart R. Manoff, Esq. – Although the decision to divorce is one of the toughest decisions to make, sometimes it is ultimately the best decision for the health and wellness of everyone involved. Unfortunately, even when divorce is the healthiest choice, the ramifications can be extremely difficult to manage especially when there are minor children involved, and even more …

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There's A Fungus Among Us


Getting a pedicure/manicure is a popular way to pamper yourself. But watch out. You could walk away with an infection due to the use of unsanitary tools and contaminated footbaths if the salon doesn’t practice proper hygiene. We have all seen news reports about the dangerous bacteria that can be carried in the pipes and filters of whirlpool and massage …

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Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer

Thanks Komen South Florida Affiliate Staff, Local Volunteer for Guidance Marion Pollock is more than a breast cancer survivor: she is a mother of two, a nail technician, and a supporter of the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Before Marion received life-saving treatments at Bethesda Memorial Hospital Women’s Center, she was fundraising to support her …

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Connectivity and Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid

By Dana Luzon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA – Hearing instruments are designed for enhancing speech communication from person to person, however there are some environments and situations even with good devices patients may continue struggle based on their hearing impairment. These situations can include non-face-to-face communication like in a car, communication at a long distance or in a large group, as …

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Sports Medicine Approach to Physical Therapy

Sports Medicine Approach to Physical Therapy

By Dan Goldstein, MS, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC – When professional athletes are injured the process of rehabilitation is focused on safely return them to the field, pool, court or the course. This goal-oriented direction of rehabilitation is the progressive, sports medicine approach. The key is to begin with the patient’s strengths or capabilities and build to identified specific goals. …

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A New Way to Detect Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Detection

By Kenneth Beer, MD – Melanoma is an easily treatable disease with a nearly 100 percent cure rate, assuming you discover it before the cancer metastasizes. According to estimates from the National Institute of Health, some 70,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year, though 16 percent will find it after the disease has metastasized and will have just …

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