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  • Want Better Bones

    Edition: South Palm Beach County, Published: Fall Fall

    Once-a-week, 15-minute workouts improve strength, balance and bone density

    They have a lot to offer, and that’s why we like OsteoStrong as much as we do.” When the coronavirus began to spread across the country in the spring of 2020, Paul Henderson was part of a construction crew building restaurants and retail spaces inside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. There’s nothing unusual about that, except that Paul was 76 years old at the time. Paul says he’d probably still be working that job had the coronavirus not forced a shut-down of the project. “I enjoyed the work I was doing,” says Paul, now a young 77. “I liked it a lot, and so I hadn’t really given a whole lot of thought to retirement. But I h...

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  • A New Spin For Your Skin

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

    Centrifuged from patient’s blood, PRF delivers next-generation rejuvenation

    Jessica Caldwell is a master at juggling responsibilities. A 38-year-old working mother, she successfully synchronizes the daily care of her children with a full-time job.   “My eyes have a full, plump, youthful appearance. I’m super happy with my results.” “I’m a financial wellness consultant at a bank,” Jessica reveals. “I offer fantastic financial solutions to basically add benefits to companies for their employees.” Jessica’s banking career began when she was 19. Besides motherhood, it’s the only job she’s held since high school. “I graduated in 2001 and started with the bank in 2002,” she elaborates. “I’ve been with the bank for...

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  • Restoring An Old Classic

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

    “This body of mine was a wreck, and if it weren’t for Dr. Khalaf, I’d probably be in a wheelchair right now.”

    Pain management techniques get you back on the move

    Of the dozens of classic cars that Tom Hotchkiss restored across his 35 years as a body shop owner, the one he’s most proud of is a “Mosport Green” 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe with olive green interior. “They only made three with that color combination, and the one I restored was sold through (automobile auction house) Barrett Jackson for $126,000,” Tom explains. “That tells me I did a pretty good job on the restoration.” Tom has also brought vintage glory back to several other Corvettes and some Ford Thunderbirds that fetched six-figure bids at...

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  • Say I Do To LipiFlow

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

    Innovative lid treatment unclogs oil glands, relieves styes and dry eye

    Kimberly Lokitus has been a massage therapist for 14 years and is quite passionate about her work. Almost as passionate as she is about her fiancé and their upcoming nuptials. “The LipiFlow really worked for me. My eyes feel better all the way around.” “I’m getting married to the love of my life in December,” Kimberly, 42, enthuses. “His name is Bear, and I’m really excited we found each other; we’re really happy together. We’re getting married in Tradition, a brand new community in Port St. Lucie. Our wedding is being held in the Tradition Town Hall. It’s a beautiful venue. “Bear was a professional baseball player in the 1980s; he was a pitcher...

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  • Membership Has Its Privileges

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Fall Fall

    Family benefits from comprehensive dental care program

    What is it with college students and ceiling tiles? Across the 21 years that he worked in the maintenance department and as the warehouse supervisor at Stetson University, that’s a question David Lowery often asked himself. David Lowery “Ceiling tiles were a big issue in the dormitories,” David says with a chuckle. “Right along with screws, nuts, paint and caulking, we always had to make sure we had plenty of ceiling tiles on hand because we had to change them out a lot.” David spent seven years in maintenance before transferring to the warehouse. He enjoyed the work, but not as much as he enjoyed the benefits, which included a break on tuition for his daught...

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  • Hoarse Sense

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Fall Fall

    Tips to calm voice disorders related to wearing masks

    Just when it seemed facial coverings to protect against COVID-19 could soon head the way of the micro purse, along came the delta variant. That prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend that masks be worn indoors in coronavirus hotspots and led some businesses to mandate mask use for employees.  The recommendations and requirements have people of all ages, vaccinated or unvaccinated, masking up again. They’re rejoining those who, for various reasons, have worn facial coverings since the virus first began to spread. Think health care workers, hairdressers, people with underlying medical conditions, and most anyone working in a restaurant...

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  • Windows to the World

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Fall Fall

    Dr. Chih explains the causes of dry eye disease to one of her patients.

    Thermal treatment unclogs eyelid glands, eases symptoms of dry eye disease

    The eyes are called “the windows to the soul.” Conversely, they are also the “windows to the world.” Researchers estimate that about 80 percent of what people perceive of the world comes through what they see. Regrettably, there are myriad disorders that can affect the eyes and distort that perception.  Dry eye disease, a condition marked by inadequate moisture from the tear glands, is one of those maladies. Chronic dry eye disease is common in the United States. “An estimated 30 to 40 million Americans suffer from dry eye disease,” reports Andreea Chih, OD, an optometri...

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  • Make No Bones About It

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Fall Fall

    Specialized, weekly bone-building program reverses effects of osteoporosis

    Many dream of retiring early. Few get the chance to live that dream. Karen Weatherman is one of the few. Unfortunately, retirement hasn’t always been the dream Karen hoped it would be. “I retired in 2013 on New Year’s Eve,” Karen says. “I was 59 and just six months shy of working 30 years for The Hartford insurance company. But I was taking care of my mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease, and I felt I needed to concentrate on that.” Since beginning the OsteoStrong workouts, Karen’s bone density figures have stabilized and she’s increased strength and balance. Karen’s mother passed away in 2017. Shortly thereafter, her husband passed away. T...

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  • Stretching the Horizon

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall Fall

    Youthful vision after cataract surgery with new lens implant

    For 25 years, Tammy Morgan worked long hours managing restaurants. After growing weary from the grind, she took a part-time job as a customer order specialist at The Home Depot®, a job that later became full time.  When she’s not working, Tammy enjoys an occasional game of table shuffleboard, when she can find one. Tammy Morgan ”I used to live in Dallas, and table shuffleboard is a pretty big sport there,” Tammy discloses. “One night, some friends said, Let’s go to the bar, have some drinks and play shuffleboard. My first reaction was, Isn’t that for old people? But they said, No, it’s a lot of fun. So I went with them and really enjoyed playing.” Ac...

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  • On An Even Keel

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall Fall

    Paul’s physical therapy program included exercises such as lunges and leg lifts.

    Rehab gets boat builder in shipshape after knee replacements

    Paul Harrison began building boats in 1999. An engineering graduate from the University of Florida, Paul spent most of his career, almost 20 years, as manager of engineering for a luxury sport yacht builder in the Flagler-Palm Coast area. “When I first got out of college I was doing mechanical contracting,” Paul shares. “I did some work at the sport yacht facility, got to know some of the folks there and found out they were hiring. I put in my application and got hired. “My job was in the manufacturing plant where the boats were built. We worked with a group of d...

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