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  • In The Neck Of Time

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    Advanced rehab device alleviates maddening headaches and neck pain.

    When their children were young, Jill Weinberg would drop by her husband’s chiropractic practice whenever she had free time and help with billing, scheduling or any other clerical task that needed to be done. With a degree in accounting, three years of experience as a public auditor and seven years of experience as operations manager for a national health care company it was a seamless transition. Jill Weinberg and Maggie As their children grew older, Jill’s visits became more frequent, and she more or less became a part-time fixture at the practice. Now, with the children out of the house, Jill works full time at Active Health as its practice mana...

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  • Breathe Easier

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    The dedicated team of physicians and specialists at Atlantic Ear, Nose & Throat provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for a range of disorders and conditions, including a nasal valve collapse and deviated septum. A nasal valve collapse comes as a result of the nostrils collapsing when taking a deep breath. When the nostrils collapse in such a manner, breathing is more difficult and the sinuses can become blocked. With a deviated septum, breathing naturally through the nose is compromised by irregularities in the septum, the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity. As Dr. Shah explains, both conditions can be corrected through an effective outpatient procedure that calls for the insertion of a cartilage alte...

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  • Cross Out That Bridge

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    Dental implants provide better stability, function than ill-fitting partials.

    When Fran Malinowski was 2 years old, her mother plopped her down on the back of a pony for a short ride around a stable. Fran still has a picture of herself from that moment, which sparked a unique bond between Fran and horses that remains strong. Thanks to IV sedation, Fran “didn’t feel a thing” during her dental implant procedure. “My mother once asked me, What is it with you and horses? because she and my dad were city people and I grew up in a subdivision,” Fran remembers, “I told her, I think it goes back to that day you put me on a horse for the first time. “Something must have clicked there because, as my mother used to say, It’s horses...

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  • Her Happy Place

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    Senior community proves to be a perfect fit for retired homemaker.

    Mary Stone Outside of dignitaries and high-ranking public officials, there aren’t a lot of people who can say they’ve seen the Queen of England and a sitting pope up close. But Mary Stone, a 92-year-old former homemaker, can. Mary, who lived in Germany for four years while her husband, a career US Army officer, served there, encountered Queen Elizabeth II during a royal birthday procession and John XXIII while on a tour of the pope’s summer home. “That was way back in the late ’50s and early ’60s,” Mary says. “When you live in Europe, you can actually get around to several countries in just one day, and I was fortunate to get around a bit when I was living...

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  • Back in the Game

    Edition: West Citrus County, Published: Winter 2021

    Nonsurgical acoustic compression therapy revitalizes ailing joints.

    Had his growth spurt come just a little sooner, Javi* might have been given a chance to continue playing basketball at the college level. As it is, he has to be content with playing in high school for two years. That’s just fine with Javi. He was a starter and team captain during his last two years of high school, and while it didn’t come until a couple years later, that growth spurt did allow him to take his game to another level. “When that growth spurt finally came, I probably gained 20 or 30 pounds and added two or three inches in height, and that’s when my game started to improve as well,” Javi reports. “The bottom line is, I peaked too late. But I st...

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  • Feel It In Your Bones

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    Strengthen skeletal system through specialized, once-a-week workout program.

    Art and science are two completely different disciplines, but there’s at least one junction where they come together. Ryan Stenstrom has been making a living there for the past 20 years. Ryan says his strength, energy and sleeping have improved since going to OsteoStrong. “I’m a CT technologist,” Ryan says. “I have an associate degree in x-ray technology, and once you have that you can branch out into different areas. So I’ve done x-rays, CT scans and MRIs, but I’m mostly focusing on CT scans right now.” Ryan says his career choice came from a desire to combine an old hobby – photography – with his eagerness to enter the medical field. Since landing a...

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  • Is Your Back On Fire?

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    Douse the pain with nonsurgical, drug-free treatment.

    It may be hereditary, something written deep into her genetic code. The science isn’t quite clear, but just like her father and grandfather, Kara Haun is often moved by a sudden desire to embrace danger and do the unthinkable. Kara Haun “I love to run into burning buildings,” Kara says flatly. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, countless lives, acres of land and yes, buildings, have been saved thanks to Kara’s whim, which is at the root of this third-generation firefighter’s 20-year career as a first responder. “My father was a fire chief, his father was a fire chief and right now I’m a battalion chief for the fire department,” explains Kara, 39. “What that m...

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  • Just What The Doctor Ordered

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    An easy adjustment: no more glasses after surgery for glaucoma, cataracts.

    In 1978, Long Island native Michael Rodriguez, DC, was just graduating from New York Chiropractic College when his father-in-law made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Dr. Rodriguez loves the freedom of not wearing glasses. “He put a down payment on a house for me and my family in Florida,” Dr. Rodriguez recounts. “Our second child was just 1 month old when we moved, and we’ve been very happy here. The entire Central Florida region, especially Volusia County and Ormond Beach, has been a wonderful place to live and grow up.” Dr. Rodriguez has always been interested in natural health, so chiropractic was a logical choice for him as a profession. He was a...

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  • Touch of Class

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    Nonsurgical, pain-free laser therapy alleviates pain, restores mobility.

    When the school day ends in Florida, more than 65,000 children take advantage of afterschool programs to avoid the dangers associated with returning to an empty house or unsupervised environment. Karen Calestini, 54, is among those who makes afterschool programs work for the families that need them. “I was a school aide when I lived in New York, and it’s almost three years now that I’ve worked in afterschool programs in Florida,” Karen explains. “I’m currently working with kindergartners and first-graders, and I really enjoy it. “We always spend a little time outside with the kids if the weather’s nice, but we also help them with their homework and t...

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  • Good Night, Sleep Tight

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Winter 2021

    Hate your CPAP? Oral appliance relieves apnea, improves lung function

    Shortly after relocating to Florida, Richard Remer began searching for a source of income and found a position with a local grocer. Richard remained with that employer for 20 years and eventually became a manager over the dairy and frozen foods departments. Richard Remer “The job wasn’t just strong back work,” Richard, 50, asserts. “I filled orders and managed inventory, activities that kept me mentally engaged. There were also times when I zoned out and let my body go through the motions of doing the physical tasks. I enjoyed the job, and it worked out well for me because I was raised with a strong work ethic.” Today, Richard is semi-retired and self-empl...

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