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April 25, 2016

The Positive Side of Anger

Did you know there’s a positive side to anger? Most of us try to avoid it as much as possible, because it feels bad to be angry or to have others mad at us. Actually, there’s an important purpose to anger. Anger is a spontaneous emotion that acts like a personal security alarm. When it sounds, it… Read More
The Top Health Benefits of Pilates
Apr 25, 2016

The Top Health Benefits of Pilates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only around 20 percent of the adults in this country meet physical activity guidelines for aerobic and strengthening activity. The key to… Read More
Apr 20, 2016

Stop Dating and Just Have Fun

The pressures of dating can make it feel like a chore instead of something to embrace and enjoy. Often we get intimidated and we concentrate on what can go wrong instead of what can go right. Dating… Read More
Apr 20, 2016

5 Ways to Get Rid of Junk Emotions

You know junk food when you see it: high in calories, low in nutritional benefit. A diet of junk food ends up in lethargy, being overweight, medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and lowers… Read More
restricting opiate use
Apr 20, 2016

Restricting Opiate Use: But What about the Pain?

There is no question that Americans are prescribed too many narcotic (opiate) medications and that the potential harms definitely outweigh the benefits, many of the latter which are unproven or… Read More
Emotional Spring Cleaning
Apr 17, 2016

6 Ways to Clear Your Inner Spaces for Lighthearted Living

It’s springtime! Time to freshen those closets and drawers. But, how about the nooks and crannies in your emotional heart? Most of us have unwanted feelings tucked away somewhere. Yet, they hang… Read More
Apr 13, 2016

Climate Change and the Migration of Infectious Disease

Zika is all over the news. Zika is surely dangerous, but it has its limitations and is likely to be well contained. However, its greater significance extends beyond any current spread. Instead, it… Read More
7 Dental Myths Everyone Should Know
Apr 13, 2016

7 Dental Myths Everyone Should Know

Having healthy teeth that do what they are supposed to is something we take for granted, at least until a problem arises and often stops us in our tracks. The dental field is one that is filled with… Read More
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man
Apr 04, 2016

How Horses are Helping Veterans Heal

Winston Churchill once noted, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” This idea – that horses have the power to lift our spirits, make us feel loved, and create a sense of internal… Read More
Mar 24, 2016

Eating Foods High in Vitamin C Cuts Risk of Cataract Progression by a Third

SAN FRANCISCO – A diet rich in vitamin C could cut risk of cataract progression by a third, suggests a study being published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of… Read More
food allergy
Mar 16, 2016

The “Dirty” Secret about Allergies

When I was growing up, I never knew any child with a food allergy. Allergies of any kind seemed rare. Yet now, allergic concerns are frequently encountered. Just a few weeks ago, I was on a flight… Read More


Pain Management without Drugs or Surgery
September 02, 2014

Pain Relief without Drugs or Surgery

An article I read stated that 1 out of 4 people live with chronic pain. 1 out of 4, that to me is a staggering number of people, and what it says about our lives is interesting. While admittedly… Read More
medical illustration of symptoms of the sciatica
Aug 14, 2014

Neuromuscular Therapy: An Effective treatment for Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatica is usually caused by disc herniation in the lower lumbar region and it is generally due to injury of the lower… Read More
Jun 04, 2012

Eye Care facilities in South Florida among the first in the nation to offer all-bladeless laser vision correction and cataract surgeries

Cory M. Lessner, M.D., CEO and Founder of Millennium Laser Eye Centers and Andrew Shatz, M.D., Medical Director of… Read More
Russo Charles
Aug 05, 2011

Stress: Part Three "What to do about Stress"

Charles Russo M.D., FACCWhat stresses us out? There are many people in lower socioeconomic conditions without good… Read More
Russo Charles
Aug 05, 2011

Stress: Part Two "The Consequences of the Body's Response"

Charles Russo M.D., FACCIn the first part of this series we learned about the "fight or flight" response which is… Read More
Aug 05, 2011

Fat Deficiency?

In a culture that is overweight, part of our problem is the type and proportion of fat that we eat. I am talking about… Read More

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