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3D Mammography

3D Mammography Miami

As technology advances, understanding medical exams and procedures becomes more complex. The quality of services provided is an important consideration. The American Cancer Society endorses mammography, along with yearly physical examinations and monthly self-examinations, as the most effective means of detecting breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Generally, mammography can reveal benign and cancerous growths before you or …

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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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Lipedema vs. Lymphedema

Lipedema vs. Lymphedema

By Federico M. Richter, MD Most of us are familiar with lymphedema, which is a build up of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs. Usually, lymphedema is a secondary issue that arises after cancer treatment or lymph node removal. Lymphedema is a dangerous disorder and needs to be treated by a certified lymphatic therapist, who is trained to properly massage …

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Gastroparesis: Treating the Pain Associated with the Disorder

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is often associated with GERD, which causes a delayed emptying of the stomach acids and food, which creates numerous symptoms including acid reflux. Along with a great deal of discomfort and systemic health-related factors, what many people don’t realize is that acid reflux can adversely affect your lifestyle and coping abilities due to its chronic bodily distress. Symptoms of Gastroparesis …

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Cryotherapy: Now There’s CryoSkin to Help You Lose Weight

Cryotherapy

Chances are you’ve recently heard about Whole Body Cryotherapy(WBC) from a magazine, social media site, or a professional athlete. It’s rising popularity over the last few years is the product of the impressive results it has been generating. In WBC, a cylindrical chamber similar to a sauna is cooled to negative temperatures using cold nitrogen gas. Nitrogen is a natural non-toxic …

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An Alternative Approach to Optimal Aging – Dr. James Williams of Florida Integrative Medicine Weighs in on NAD IV Therapy

An Alternative Approach to Optimal Aging

With its ability to bypass the intestines and limit the breakdown that digestion produces (or lack thereof), IV infusion of vitamins and minerals may seem like the latest craze, but a John’s Hopkins physician actually developed the popular Myers Cocktail almost 60 years ago. Due to IV infusions efficacy and remarkable outcomes for various conditions like autoimmune disorders, fatigue, chronic pain, …

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Family Caregiver s Have Complicated Roles and Varied Duties Which Don’t Ease During the Holiday Season

Family Caregiver s Have Complicated Roles

As responsibilities can range from occasional help with errands or finances to 24/7 hands-on care, the holiday extras can easily overfill a caregiver’s plate. The challenges you will face in caregiving depend on your loved one’s level of function and the resources available. Even after your loved one moves into a more supportive living environment, such as assisted living or memory …

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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

By Alex Anderson I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my mom is an incredible Monopoly player. I mean she is phenomenal. And one of the things I enjoyed growing up was sitting at the kitchen table. I’m not just talking about Mom’s amazing cooking. I loved the kitchen table because that is where all the entertainment happened. When I …

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Attention Migraine Sufferers!

Attention Migraine Sufferers!

If you have a migraine, you’re not alone. 39 million people in the U.S. are affected by migraines. Painful headaches can affect individuals occasionally, frequently or even daily. While some are sharp and piercing, others may be dull and throbbing, but most migraines cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Usually, …

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Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Provides Educational and Support Programs

Neuro Challenge Foundation

In the United States, nearly 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. Within the next few years, that number is expected to grow significantly. A progressive neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s causes debilitating brain cell death that leads to deficiencies in cognitive function, movement, and mobility. Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s (NCF) is a local 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated …

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