April 14, 2021 - Wednesday

North Palm Beach Edition

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

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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Hair Loss Awareness Month: “Biohacking Baldness”

Hair Loss Awareness Month

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. “Biohacking,” or DIY biology as it is often referred to, is the use of science and …

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Dry Eye Affects Millions of Individuals in the U.S.: What You Should Know

Dry Eye Affects Millions of Individuals in the U.S.: What You Should Know

By Monique Barbour, M.D. If you wake up and your eyes are barely lubricated, find it hard to blink enough tears, have a gritty sensation in your eyes throughout the day, or are feeling that your eyes are simply irritated, you might be suffering from “dry eye”. It occurs when the quantity or quality of tears diminishes and can no …

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Removing the Stigma on Marijuana

Removing the Stigma on Marijuana

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 and Richard Nixon’s “War on Drugs” placed a stigma on the Cannabis Plant that should be negated. For more than 80 years Americans were made to believe that Cannabis, both Hemp and Marijuana, were negative products for our use and consumption. Those 80 years were the years that humanity advanced technologically faster than any …

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Saving Teeth: Determining If Teeth Should Be Treated or Replaced

Determining If Teeth Should Be Treated or Replaced

By Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S. – Patients every day face the decision of whether or not to have teeth treated or removed.  The choice can be difficult from an emotional viewpoint as well as a functional one. In many cases, the tooth or teeth in question are not causing any pain. What may not be understood is the …

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Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) is when blood does not flow properly to your eye’s optic nerve, eventually causing lasting damage to this nerve. With ION, you suddenly lose your vision in one or both of your eyes. The optic nerve carries signals from your eyes to the brain. Your brain then turns these …

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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

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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Don’t Stress About Hair Loss This Summer

Hair Loss

The past few months have been incredibly stressful. Stress not only takes an emotional toll, but it can also impact us physically, including the health of our hair. Thankfully, we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Whether recent stress has taken a toll on your hair, or if you simply want to look your best as …

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