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  • No Recurring Pain Years After MCU Therapy

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, Published: Fall 2022

    Multi-Cervical Unit is an advanced device for neck evaluation and treatment.

    Patty Annetta The woman in question had just flown into Miami on an international flight, and when the standard search conducted by two male US Customs agents didn’t reveal what they were sure she was hiding, the agents turned her over to Patty Annetta. Patty was fresh out of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia, green as a new dollar bill – and, boy, did it show. “When I first took over that search, I couldn’t find a thing,” Patty remembers. “But the other agents kept telling me, Patty, it’s there; we know it’s there. Go back and look again. So, I went back. Three times I went back. Finally, on the third try, I found it.” What P...

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  • Dry Eye & Styes Gone After Two Rough Years

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, Published: Fall 2022

    LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System eases symptoms triggered by clogged oil glands.

    Four years ago, New York native Melanie* developed a large chalazion on the inside of one of her eyelids. Her eye doctor surgically removed the infected but painless lump caused by a clogged oil gland. Melanie thought that was the end of the matter. A year later, however, Melanie began to experience other uncomfortable issues with her eyes, including a gritty, sandy feeling that often led to headaches, eye redness and multiple styes on both eyelids. “My ophthalmologist put me on over-the-counter remedies, including lid wipes and other eye treatments,” Melanie recalls. “I stayed on that treatment plan for many months, but nothing help...

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  • Referrals Prompt A Pair Of Smile Makeovers

    Edition: South Palm Beach County, Published: Fall 2022

    Treatment plan results in shiny restoration. Diligent home care keeps it beaming.

    Once the most popular getaway destination for Hollywood stars and the rest of the world’s most rich and famous, Acapulco, Mexico, has slowly deteriorated to a point where it is now considered one of the world’s most dangerous cities. Medardo Vazquez with Dr. Ortiz Somewhere in the middle of that Pacific beach town’s decline, Medardo Vazquez’s family packed up and moved cross-continent to Lake Worth, an hour’s drive from one of the Atlantic’s most popular beach towns. Medardo was just a child when his family made that move, so he considers himself a Floridian, one who went on to raise a family of his own. Recently, one of those relatives gave M...

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  • Ormond Beach Gains Pain Relief Experts

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall 2022

    Welcome an affiliate of a leading provider of progressive interventional treatments.

    Kassia Silva, MD A recent study from the Mayo Clinic revealed that, after skin disorders, doctor visits are most often prompted by joint pain, back pain and pain associated with osteoarthritis. Many of these patients complain of chronic pain, described as lasting three or more months. Now open in Ormond Beach, Centurion Spine & Pain Centers specializes in the use of progressive interventional treatment options to address chronic joint, neck and back pain. “We don’t stop at treating the pain that brings someone to us in the first place,” says Kassia Silva, MD, the lead physician at Centurion Spine & Pain Centers. “Our goal is to find...

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  • Customized Abutments Support New Teeth

    Edition: East Volusia County, West Volusia County, Published: Fall 2022

    Four bridges lead to a “beautiful” smile. A confident attitude is along for the ride.

    Kevin Mosesso In 1983, Kevin Mosesso was 30 years old and going nowhere. All he had to his name was a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, but riding the roadways of Daytona Beach wasn’t leading him in the direction he wanted to go. “Finally, I asked myself, How can I be like my father and have a home, a family and a steady job?” Kevin remembers. “So, I went back to school for two years at Daytona Beach Community College and studied building construction technology. “As graduation approached, my instructor announced that a man from a company out of Gainesville called CROM Corp. was going to be on campus to do a presentation on how they safely bui...

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  • Specific Care For Two Sets Of Cataracts

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall 2022

    Ophthalmologist develops personalized strategies for retired couple’s eye procedures.

    Jack and Arlene are essentially free of glasses after cataract surgery. Jack and Arlene Huttle have been happily married for a quarter century. Now retired, Arlene was a supermarket cashier for 25 years, and Jack was a New York City firefighter for 31 years. It was his dream job. “I always wanted to be a firefighter,” shares Jack, 77. “I liked everything about the job. The people I worked with were great. Everybody loved to go to work. We loved going out to fires, putting down fires and helping people. It was a wonderful job.” Jack also loves to tell people how he came to meet his wife. “I went to the supermarket and came home with Arl...

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  • Solutions For Cellulite, Stubborn Belly Flab

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall 2022

    Taut and Toned package trims fat, tightens lumpy skin using Emsculpt NEO, BTL Emtone.

    Though they can also be found anywhere along the East Coast, there’s no better place to hunt for spiny Florida lobster than the Keys. And to hear Tina Appel tell it, there’s no better time to hunt for lobster in the Keys than September. “During the whole month of September, after the kids have all gone back to school, you can pretty much have the open waters of the Keys all to yourself,” Tina reports. “It just seems there aren’t that many boats out there at that time of the year.” Tina would know. Like birds heading south for the winter, her family migrates south to the Keys every September. The primary objective is to flush out, catch and ...

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  • Workouts Reverse Effects Of Osteopenia

    Edition: South Pinellas County, Published: Winter 2022

    Brief once-a-week exercise program negates fracture-causing bone loss.

    Peggy Tennant Whether you’re a Sunday morning regular, a casual visitor or someone dropping by for the first time, you will always be greeted by a smiling well-wisher offering a warm welcome at Countryside Christian Church in Clearwater. Peggy Tennant makes sure of that. Peggy, 68, is the leader of Countryside Christian’s First Impressions Welcome Team, a group of 100 volunteers who help visitors navigate their way through the church’s vast 2,500-seat sanctuary. It’s one of several jobs Peggy carries out at the church. “I work about 10 or 15 hours a week there,” Peggy explains. “I’ve been doing that ever since I lost my job as the executive assistant to t...

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  • What’s The Fix When Replacement Lens Slips?

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall 2022

    An IOL Can Dislocate Years After Cataract Surgery. Here’s How It’s Repaired.

    Before retiring in 2007, Linda Jones spent the bulk of her 34-year career as an administrative assistant at Colorado State University in her hometown of Fort Collins. Linda can see clearly now to paint, which she loves to do She started at age 20 in CSU’s admissions and records department. “I later transferred to the College of Agricultural Sciences,” recounts Linda, now 69. “I also worked in student media, where I assisted students and the student government.” While Linda appreciated all her positions at CSU, she especially enjoyed her final assignment: administrative assistant to a distinguished university professor in the Department of Microbiolog...

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  • Regenerative Medicine Erases Arthritic Pain

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall 2022

    85-year-old biker finds a nonsurgical solution to crippling knee agony.

    For their 63rd wedding anniversary two years ago, Clarence Gill bought his wife, Lorraine, a shiny, electric blue Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle to match the one he had been riding for years. Lorraine’s bike was quickly modified, however. Lorraine Gill turned her Harley into a motor trike to make it easier to ride.  “I had it turned into a trike to make it easier for me to ride,” Lorraine says. And ride she does. Though Clarence has since passed away, 85-year-old Lorraine still rides regularly. In fact, she recently returned from a rally of the Eastern Pennsylvania Retreads Motorcycle Group, which bestowed quite an honor upon her. “We rode from the...

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