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Depression and TMS Therapy

Depression and TMS Therapy

By Robert W. Pollack, M.D. CEO TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. This noninvasive therapy helps to alleviate the symptoms of depression. The TMS device, which has magnets embedded inside it, is placed on the scalp and sends magnetic pulses into the brain, where they generate an electric …

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What will you RESOLVE to do in 2017?

What will you RESOLVE to do in 2017?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI As each New Year dawns, many of us spend the weeks or months preceding the turning of the calendar contemplating potential New Year resolutions.  Most resolutions can be categorized into discrete compartments.  Spiritual/religious, professional development, strengthening and renewing family and other relationships, and improving our health are the top ones I generally consider.  From …

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Stay in the Orange Zone This Holiday Season

Stay in the Orange Zone This Holiday Season

Get motivated to look and feel your best this holiday season with these tips from Orangetheory Fitness. The holiday season is in full swing, with Thanksgiving wrapped up and Christmas right around the corner, 2017 will be here before we know it. The days are getting shorter yet busier, and the holidays can throw us off of our routines. But …

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Health & Travel Destination Paradise: Nassau Bahamas

Health & Travel Destination Paradise: Nassau Bahamas

The Bahamas has more than 700 islands and is an archipelago that boasts hospitable people, gorgeous weather, fascinating traditions, beautiful nature and a way of life all its own. It isn’t difficult to come up with things to do in the Bahamas. Rather, it’s difficult to fit in everything. You don’t want to miss Andros Island, Port Lucaya Marketplace, traditional Bahamian …

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10 tips for keeping healthy and energetic during the holidays

10 tips for keeping healthy and energetic during the holidays

By Doreen DeStefano No matter who you are, or what holidays you celebrate at this time of year, is can be busy and stressful.  Maintain your health and energy with the 8 tips. 1. Get enough sleep The holiday season can be busy and hectic.  We have family, friends, and work obligations.  We try to squeeze in as much as possible, …

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Head Up Tilt Table (HUTT) Test

Head Up Tilt Table (HUTT) Test

Are you experiencing frequent lightheadedness or fainting spells? Unsure what might be causing these issues? If so, your cardiologist may recommend a tilt table test, sometimes known as a passive head up tilt test (HUTT). This procedure is used to record both your blood pressure and heart rate each minute, while the patient is tilted on a table at varying …

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Travel Safety for Your Fury Friends

Travel Safety for Your Fury Friends

During this busy time of year, we’re more inclined to take our pets on the road with us, whether it’s to visit family and friends, or for an event, our animals are more opt to join us on the road during the holiday season. We’ve all seen it, but hopefully you haven’t done it; the dog jumps over into the drivers …

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Understanding Dental Implants Part 2

Understanding Dental Implants

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS Dental Implants What are the options for implant tooth replacement? Single Tooth Replacement: Immediately (at the same time an implant is placed) or after a period of healing, an abutment is attached to the implant. This is a device that “abuts” or joins the implant to a tooth form called a crown, which replaces …

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MEDICAID PLANNING and HANDLING THIS ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTION!

MEDICAID PLANNING and HANDLING THIS ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTION!

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Hello Friends & Colleagues! Medicaid planning, particularly for a parent or spouse, can be described as an emotional roller coaster for spouses and families.  The changes that a loved one is experiencing, as well as the financial and other emotional pressures, make this a very frightening time.   On the other hand, this is a time where …

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LOSE WEIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAYS

LOSE EIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAYS

By Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. Board Certified Bariatric Physician Board Certified Family Physician Ah, the colors of the holiday season. Glistening gold warping paper housing the largest variety of chocolates that you’ve ever ssein in one box. Ot’s a flashy spread of excitement to enchant your eyes and taste buds. But if you are not careful, your waistline too. Stuffing …

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