January 20, 2021 - Wednesday

South Palm Beach Edition

How Doctors Choose Surgeons

How Doctors Choose Surgeons

By David A. Goldman MD – When it’s time to have an elective surgical procedure how would you choose a surgeon? Most people will ask friends and family, others may do their own internet research. When I needed a hernia repair, I did what all other doctors do – I asked another doctor. Not just any doctor, but in this …

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Developing Discipline

Developing Discipline

Here’s a question for you: What is one thing in your life that you are not doing, that if you started doing on a regular basis would make a tremendous positive difference in your life? Here’s a follow-up question: why are you not doing it? Answer: most of us are not doing it because we lack discipline. In ancient times …

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Four Common Hair Loss Fears (and how to overcome them)

Four Common Hair Loss Fears

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician One of the scariest aspects of hair loss is that the process is often well underway before you can see it in the mirror. “Invisible baldness” is essentially the initial stage of a chronic hair loss condition such as androgenetic alopecia that is especially difficult to spot with the …

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Replacing Missing Teeth – More Options than You May Think

Replacing Missing Teeth

It is astounding how many individuals live their lives with one or more missing teeth. When asked why they have not replaced their teeth, common answers include fear, cost, embarrassment and pain. What they may not realize is that living without a proper compliment of teeth often leads to malnutrition, excess chewing on the remaining teeth (often causing them to …

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Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Little-Known VA Pension

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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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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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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Pandemic Fallout: The COVID-Hair Loss Connection

The COVID-Hair Loss Connection

By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS We can all agree that 2020 has been a stressful year – and unfortunately isn’t showing signs of letting up anytime soon. There’s plenty of “stress” to go around: concerns for our health and the health of our loved-ones, our financial health, changes in work or school from home, impacts to our lifestyle including …

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