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  • Rejuvenation And Restoration

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall Fall

    Couple’s dental, aesthetic issues resolved by same provider 

    Tanya Plaut & Morton Rosenblum Morton Rosenblum is a man of many talents. He practiced law for 25 years before retiring in 1978 at age 47. Since then he has learned to build boats, fly airplanes and worked as a commercial fisherman and rancher. He also competed in multiple sporting contests, including the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii — twice. “While working on my master’s degree in exercise physiology at the University of Central Florida, I happened to read about the Ironman,” recalls Morton, 90. “I thought, That would be a neat thing to do. But in a triathlon, you need to run, bike and swim. I was already a runner and biker, but I could never swim. S...

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  • He’s Got Your Back

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall Fall

    Adjustments restore motion to the joints of the spine and reduce inflammation, which decreases pain.

    Practice’s latest addition learned benefits of chiropractic firsthand

    Back pain is one of the most common complaints reported to physicians. Nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain, and about 16 million adults, or 8 percent, experience persistent or chronic back pain, according to the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University. It is the sixth most costly condition in the US and a leading cause of lost work days and disability. Halifax Injury Physicians, a full-service chiropractic practice with offices in Daytona Beach and Deltona, aims to change that. The practice is devoted to the...

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  • Eye Injections to The Rescue

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall 2021

    Treatment saves superhero fan from villainous diabetic retinopathy.

    The blurriness in his vision now gone, Johnpierre can see clearly see to read his comic books. Three years ago, Johnpierre Lebeau developed kidney failure and was forced to leave his job as a supervising forklift operator and go on disability. The 35-year-old father now spends the bulk of his time watching his children, ages 9 and 12, grow up. “Right now, my kids are into superheroes,” Johnpierre shares. “They like Spider-Man, Venom, X-men, Batman, Aquaman and Wonder Woman. I like them, too, and have my own comic book collection. We go to a lot of comic book stores and comic book conventions, anything with superheroes. “At the conventions, people dress up l...

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  • A New Lease On Life

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall 2021

    Regenerative therapy injections put caregiver back on her feet.

    Linda Teemer-Baker Propelled by her passion for nurturing, Linda Teemer-Baker has spent the bulk of her career helping seniors carry out the various activities of daily living. Her fervor for caring is so great that she recently started a business aimed at preparing others to provide the same kind of care. “The business is called Avenues of Excellence CNA Prep,” says Linda, a certified nursing assistant. “It’s an extension of the work I’ve been doing for many years, which has become a part of me. Nurturing and assisting others who can’t do everything for themselves is something that drives me.” Linda is running her business while also working toward a PhD in h...

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  • Shoulder Of Fortune

    Edition: Charlotte County, Published: Fall 2021

    Reverse shoulder replacement surgery restores excellent range of motion. Since he retired and moved to Punta Gorda several years ago, George Dietrich has spent almost every day fishing in the canal that borders his home. Still, the biggest fish he ever caught was the one he pulled out of a reservoir in the middle of the Arizona desert. “It was a northern pike that weighed about 14 pounds,” George explains. “I caught it up at Lake Mary, which isn’t far from Sedona. We used to spend about three months a year at a place nearby called Oak Creek Canyon and went fishing every day.” The “we” that 84-year-old George refers to includes his wife of 66 years, Barbara Sue. George first threw a line in her direction when they were in the eight...

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  • Part With Your Partial Forever

    Edition: Charlotte County, Published: Fall 2021

    Implant-secured bridge provides improved function.

    He never followed the band for weeks on end, attending show after show the way the originators did. In fact, Jim Burton attended only one Grateful Dead concert. Nevertheless, he considers himself a “Deadhead.” And why not? He is, after all, a fan whose passion for the Dead is so great that he’s included the title of one of the band’s best-known songs, Wharf Rat, in his email address. He even used that title as the name for his 20-foot Shamrock fishing boat. “It just seemed to fit,” Jim explains. “The band’s music is something I grew up listening to, and I’ve followed their career ever since. So, yes, I’m a Deadhead. I enjoy listening to just about everything they did.” A...

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  • His Prayers Were Answered

    Edition: Charlotte County, Published: Fall 2021

    Vein closure techniques alleviate excruciating leg pain and ulcers.

    With the ulcers on his legs now healed, Eddie is back to his activities without pain. Though he was trained and worked for years as an electrician, Eddie Moore has put his mechanical know-how to work as an inventor as well. Automobile safety is where his innovative mind often turned. “I invented a plate that goes on the wheel of a car and keeps the brake calipers from overheating,” divulges Eddie, 64. “Overheated calipers are a big reason brakes fail.” Eddie also invented a removable hood ornament to thwart would-be vandals. He designed it for his customized 1999 Dodge Durango, which sported a scorpion decoration. “Thieves were always ripping that scorpion o...

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  • A Work Of Art

    Edition: South Palm Beach County, Published: Fall 2021

    Comprehensive care enhances appearance, improves oral health.

    With the ability to showcase more than 7,500 items across five locations, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) is the nation’s longest-running museum satellite system. When you mention that little-known fact to Sharon Vito-McCue, she bubbles with pride. And well she should. As a member of the SAMA board of directors, Sharon had a big hand in expanding the museum to five locations in Central Pennsylvania. “I was also president of the Ligonier Theatre (near Pittsburgh) and was with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art (in Pittsburgh) as a volunteer,” Sharon adds. “With all of them, my focus was always to allow children to see the a...

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  • Save Your Neck

    Edition: North/West Palm Beach, Published: Fall 2021

    Evidence-based rehab device alleviates pain, restores mobility.

    As an engineer, David appreciates the science behind the MCU. As you near the end of the Time and Navigation exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, you can see a personal tracking device that has helped save the lives of countless first responders around the world. Similar in size and shape to an old flip phone, the device was designed by a team of engineers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. That team included David Cyganski, who says the device was borne entirely out of tragedy. “In December 1999, an old cold-storage building in Worcester caught fire,” David explains. “When the firefighters learn...

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  • Beeline To Relief

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Summer 2021

    Spinal decompression alleviates immobilizing neck pain.

    Firefighting is in Hugh Brown’s blood. Hugh didn’t know that when he first became a firefighter 26 years ago. It was only after he began an online search for his ancestors that he made the discovery, which brought some context to is career. After two weeks of treatment on thedecompression table, Hugh’s pain was gone. “When I first became a firefighter, I had never stepped foot into a firehouse or onto a fire engine before,” Hugh reveals. “In fact, the only reason I applied for the job was because a colleague told me they were hiring. I figured, Why not? I was working for a private ambulance service, running non-emergency calls at the time. Before that, I decided to go to...

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