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  • Quick, Easy and Effective

    Edition: North Tampa, Published: Spring 2019

    Safe, nonsurgical treatment relieves hemorrhoids.

    For the better part of the ten years he suffered from hemorrhoids, Jason* told no one of the condition, not even his wife or his doctor. “I guess like a lot of people I was too embarrassed to talk about it,” Jason confides. “It was definitely a problem, though. I’d wake up in the middle of the night, itching like crazy,” he confides. “I tried hemorrhoid cream, but it didn’t do anything. It was horrible.” Now retired, Jason spent his working years in the broadcasting industry, where he managed radio and television stations. One day, he heard an advertisement for HemRelief that included the question Why suffer in silence? and had a revelatory moment. “I said to mysel...

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  • An Ideal Solution

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, Published: Spring 2019

    In addition to anti-aging treatments such as those utilized by Deepa, L.I.V. endorses a medical weight loss program known as Ideal Protein®. A four-phase ketogenic and lifestyle program, Ideal Protein is designed to help patients lose weight safely and effectively while improving their health and vitality. In addition to fostering better appetite control, improving blood sugar and cholesterol levels and reducing blood pressure counts, Ideal Protein also helps patients develop and maintain eating habits that become second nature to them. Those goals are achieved through customized meal plans that help to burn stored fat and preserve lean muscle by emphasizing high-quality proteins that are easily absorbed and limiting the amount of sug...

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  • Age Eraser

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, Published: Spring 2019

    Aesthetic treatment returns youthful glow.

    All through her 20s and 30s, Deepa Saha proudly maintained a natural youthful appearance that belied her age. Then the pediatrician and mother of two turned 40. Suddenly, Deepa’s age-defying glow disappeared. “I was always told, You look so much younger than your age, and then the kids came, and I was working more, and I don’t know if it was all the stress associated with that or what but when I turned forty, I really looked forty,” Deepa explains. Dermaplaning gave Deepa’s skin back its soft, natural glow. “And that’s okay. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing necessarily. But it suddenly hit me that, I’m getting old, and so out of curiosity I started taking more notice of s...

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  • Up, Up and Away

    Edition: North/Central Pinellas County, Published: Spring 2019

    Noninvasive balloon system helps mother lose post-pregnancy weight.

    After delivering her second child six years ago, Cindy* had a difficult time losing the weight she gained during her pregnancy. “I have two daughters, and after the first pregnancy, I was able to lose the weight pretty quickly,” Cindy shares. “But the weight from the second pregnancy didn’t come off anywhere near as easily. “I tried every diet I could think of, and at best I would lose ten pounds, then turn around and gain it all back again. As a wife and a mother, I was trying to do it all and carried a lot of stress. I think that affected my metabolism to a certain point. But, I was also making the wrong food choices. I ate a lot of sweets and u...

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  • Custom Fit

    Edition: Palm Coast, Published: Spring 2019

    Assisted living facility proves to be the right choice.

    When gastroenterologist Jeff Breiter, MD, closed up his practice, retired and moved from Connecticut to Florida three years ago, he didn’t stop caring for others. He simply shifted the bulk of his focus to his mother, Geraldine. Jeff Breiter, MD, and Geraldine Breiter Now 92, Geraldine was residing in an independent living community in Palm Beach at the time, but she recently became a widow and suffered a couple of falls, including one that resulted in a brief hospital stay. “Because of the falls and everything, I thought it would be better for my mother to live closer to me,” says Dr. Breiter, who moved to the Palm Coast area. “She agreed to that, so I mov...

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  • The Gold Standard

    Edition: Palm Coast, Published: Spring 2019

    Dental implants are best choice for replacement teeth.

    The loss of a tooth may be a bit traumatic for a five- or six-year-old child, but it’s all part of the natural growing process, one that adults usually find rather cute. There is nothing cute, however, about adults losing a tooth. When someone past the age of seven or eight loses a tooth, it’s gone for good, and studies show that more than 178 million Americans have suffered just such a loss while more than 35 million Americans have lost not just one or two teeth but all their teeth. Most consider tooth loss to be an aesthetic problem, and for those who lose a tooth in their smile line it is. But there are physical problems that develop as a result of tooth l...

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  • A Fine Art

    Edition: Palm Coast, Published: Spring 2019

    Cataract surgery clears vision.

    After 32 years as an educator, first as an elementary school teacher and then as an assistant principal in Baltimore County, Maryland, Barbara Lupoli was enjoying her first week of retirement here in Florida when fate intervened and altered her life path. Cataract surgery has given Barbara “crystal clear” vision. “I was here on vacation, and a voice from heaven told me to move to Ormond-by-the-Sea,’’ Barbara explains. “I had been to Daytona Beach in 1970 for spring break, so I knew the area, but I’d never heard of Ormond-by-the-Sea, which is a little hamlet up here. “I just knew it was God’s voice or that of an angel telling me my destiny lay in Florida, so I went off on my next in...

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  • The “WOW” Factor

    Edition: Palm Coast, Published: Spring 2019

    Noninvasive erectile dysfunction treatment restores sexual prowess.

    C.J.* is no stranger to the dangers of prostate cancer. He watched his uncle die from the disease and saw his older brother fight it for two years before beating it. When blood tests indicated he, too, was falling victim to the disorder, C.J. became proactive. “It was about ten years ago when all of a sudden, the numbers on my prostate screening exams started going up,” C.J., 71, says. “Sure enough, it turned out I had prostate cancer. The next step, of course, was to discuss all the treatment options. “We talked about radiation, but I didn’t want radiation. I’ve been a pilot all my adult life and so I’ve been subjected to a lot of high-...

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  • Pointe of Order

    Edition: Sarasota, Published: Spring 2019

    Painless, in-office laser treatment corrects toenail fungus.

    After working alongside one another for the better part of 30 years, Ashleigh* and her husband, a noted New Jersey periodontist, decided to reward themselves in retirement with a new home in Florida. It was a little more than a year ago, while the couple was in the process of preparing for their move south, that a relatively minor, everyday type of mishap sparked a slightly larger issue for Ashleigh. “I don’t remember exactly when it happened, but I dropped a bottle of shampoo on my foot in the shower one day, and it broke my left big toenail,” Ashleigh reveals. “When the nail started growing back, it didn’t grow back properly.” Ashleigh knew she had a pro...

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  • Repair Bone Loss

    Edition: Sarasota, Published: Spring 2019

    A once weekly, 15-minute strengthening program can rebuild bone.

    After suffering for years with endometriosis, Shirley* and her husband turned to infertility treatments to help them conceive. During an OsteoStrong workout, patients apply pressure on patented equipment designed to stimulate the body’s natural impulse to rebuild bone. While those treatments were not successful, Shirley and her husband still got the child they always wanted through adoption. In the aftermath of the infertility treatments, however, Shirley was left with a serious side effect resulting from prolonged use of infertility drugs – osteoporosis. Bones are made of tissue that is constantly broken down and replaced. But when new bone cr...

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