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Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

By William W. Ehrlich, MD, FAACS, Oculofacial & Cosmetic Surgeon One of the most common goals for summer is to improve the way we look – whether that’s losing weight or improving our appearance in other ways.  Most often our appearance doesn’t match the true expectations that we have of ourselves. I recently joined the medical team at Frantz EyeCare …

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More People Living with Cancer

More People Living with Cancer

The evolution of cancer treatment over the last 40 years has resulted in better outcomes for patients; today more people are living with cancer than ever before. Cancer is an illness unlike any other. Many people mistakenly believe that cancer refers to one disease that occurs in many different parts of the body, but, in reality, cancer is not just …

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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack . Stroke . Nerve damage . Allergic reactions to anesthesia …

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A New Year, A Brighter Smile!

A New Year, A Brighter Smile!

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS – Are you dreaming of a brighter new year? It is certainly the most wonderful time of the year, with a fresh start, new goals and resolutions – but you don’t want your smile to let you down. Whether it is from drinking too much wine, tea or coffee – stains can build up …

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Slowing the Pace of Your Life

Slowing the Pace of Your Life

By Pastor Timothy Neptune Remember the old merry-go-rounds on the playground when you were a kid?  You would spin in circles until you felt like you were going to fly off.  That’s how life can feel if you don’t make some necessary changes. You live a much faster lifestyle than your parents did.  Your children will live an even faster …

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529 Plans, Medicaid and Estate Planning 

529 Plans, Medicaid and Estate Planning

There are technically two types of education plan authorized by Internal Revenue Code Section 529 –prepaid tuition plans and education savings plans. By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. In general, 529 plans are tax-advantaged investment accounts sponsored by states or state agencies, or by educational institutions, that are designed to facilitate college saving plans. All fifty states and the District of …

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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin

The holidays bring joy by celebrating with family and friends, attending holiday parties, special events and gift giving, but along side of all of the “Fa La La” often comes a bit of stress, over indulgence and rushing from here to there. This fast-paced time of year can wreak havoc on our skin from dehydration, lack of sleep, poor dietary …

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BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder Frustrated with your Overactive Bladder (OAB) medication not working? Do the side effects pose more health risks than benefits?

BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder Frustrated

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG When you have Overactive Bladder, you learn to settle. To settle not only for the constant bathroom trips, but also for treatments that haven’t worked as well as you’d like or left you with unpleasant side effects. There’s another approach. BOTOX® is approved to treat Overactive Bladder symptoms, such as a strong need to urinate with …

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Ligament Laxity, the Missing Diagnosis in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Vaginal Pain

Ligament Laxity

By Debra K. Brinker, RN It is estimated that approximately 24% of women suffer from at least one symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction. (1) Pelvic floor dysfunction involves spasm or discoordination of the pelvic floor musculature, which commonly manifests with the associated symptoms, including pelvic and vaginal pain, and a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. (See figure 1.) As these conditions may …

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Will The Flu Season be as Perilous as Last Year?

Although many people refer to the “flu” as other ailments like a stomach virus or sinus infection, influenza is a highly contagious upper respiratory illness. Getting vaccinated against the virus is imperative, and getting the vaccination early will help to stave off your chances of becoming infected before you get the immunization. We’re not sure how bad the flu virus …

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