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  • Ideal Protein: Not Just A Weight-Loss Plan

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Easy-to-follow program fosters appetite control, improves cholesterol levels, reduces blood pressure.

    For as long as Glenn Martin can remember, he has had a passion for fishing. And for years, fishing in Alaska was an item near the top of his bucket list. The 77-year-old South Jersey native happily scratched that item off a few years ago. “It was an absolutely awesome trip,” Glenn raves. “We rented a camper in Anchorage, went to the Kenai Peninsula and spent the better part of two weeks camping and fishing. Any place that looked like it might be fishable, we fished there, and it was great. “The highlight came when I caught two 100-pound halibut. That was fun, and they were keepers. We eventually shipped a bunch of the ha...

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  • DRX9000 Decompression Delivers Back Relief

    Edition: West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Therapy engineered to alleviate pain associated with sciatica, stenosis and disc damage.

    Katherine Gonzalez A flair for style and interior design came in quite handy when real estate agent Katherine Gonzalez found herself struggling to sell some of the properties she’d listed during a cool housing market a few years back. “Interior design is a hobby of mine, and when the market wasn’t quite as hot as it has been the past couple of years, I did some staging to help the houses I was selling look a little more attractive to potential buyers,” Katherine explains. “Anytime you stage a home, people can walk in and conceptualize how their own furniture and accessories would fit and look in the same space. It worked out really well...

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  • Floridian Returns Home A Glaucoma Expert

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Volusia practice gets a new optic neuropathy doc. Let’s learn about him, the ailment and treatments.

    Joah F. Aliancy, MD Joah F. Aliancy, MD, is a Floridian through and through. He grew up in South Florida before earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Florida and his medical degree from Florida State University. Dr. Aliancy fell in love with ophthalmology while at FSU. His excitement is evident as he shares how ophthalmology is a “hidden gem.” “I was fortunate to have an amazing mentor during medical school that was an ophthalmologist. I had the opportunity to shadow him in clinic and in the operating room,” he remembers. “Observing how he interacted with his patients and walked them thro...

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  • Lower Back, Hip Pain? It May Be Your SI Joints

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Provider of progressive pain relief treatments opens practice in Ormond Beach.

    In one of her earliest and most fond memories, Marjorie Van Vliet can remember sitting on her grandfather’s lap at age 4 and briefly taking the wheel of the family boat as it sped around the small Michigan lake she grew up on. Since her SI joint fusion procedure, Marjorie is walking more than 2,500 “pain-free steps” each day. It was moments like those that kindled a passion in Marjorie that has never died. “I was a water baby who at 8 years old was already driving boats while my brothers skied behind me,” Marjorie recalls. “I earned my first Coast Guard license when I was 12 and eventually went through all the Red Cross water safety and life...

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  • Realign Your Misaligned Teeth With Invisalign

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    89-year-old had all her natural teeth and didn’t want them pulled despite painful crowding.

    Vikki Lindsey Vikki Lindsey was a flight attendant for the now-defunct Eastern Airlines for nearly 20 years. After she retired, she continued to serve the airline as a brand ambassador, providing tours and information to prominent individuals and their families. “For most of my career, I flew with Eastern,” relates Vikki, 89. “At various times, I was based in Dallas, Charlotte, New York, San Antonio and Miami. I saw a lot of places and met many lovely people doing that job.” One of the people she met was her husband of 50 years, Odie. “Back in 1972, my son by a previous marriage was 3 or 4 years old,” Odie recalls. “I had to put him on...

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  • The Benefits Of One-On-One Physical Therapy

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Solo sessions allow undivided attention on patient, proper exercise form, better outcomes.

    Barbara Crittenden wore a lot of hats during a long and rewarding career. Barbara Crittenden “I was a surgical nurse; I worked in advertising; and I was the manager for a weekly newspaper,” the 84-year-old details. “I also had a real estate license at one time. “I enjoyed working and loved every job I had. I mostly loved working in the medical field. It was very interesting assisting with surgery. I scrubbed for all types of surgery, except heart surgery. There were too many people in the operating room for that. “The only drawback is that there’s no talking when you’re in surgery, and I love to talk. That’s part of what made me very ...

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  • Regenerative Medicine Is Worth A Shot

    Edition: East Volusia County, Palm Coast, West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Wayne Reeves

    Looking for a nonsurgical solution for aggravating neck, arm and hand pain?

    The days of musicians taking the stage and letting their music alone carry the performance are over. No matter the genre, concerts are now multimedia events where video accents the music and giant screens bring the audience closer to the performer. That’s good for concertgoers, and it’s been especially good for Wayne Reeves, a 63-year-old New Jersey resident and sound reinforcement specialist who has set up audiovisual systems for dozens of shows. “We’ve done all kinds of concerts, including Emerson Lake & Palmer, Edgar Winter, Goo Goo Dolls,” Wayne details. “Those kind of events usually happen on the weekends; then during the week, w...

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  • This Chair Can End Your Urinary Incontinence

    Edition: East Volusia County, West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Noninvasive drug-free therapy sessions on the BTL Emsella restores bladder control.

    As a software sales executive, Karen* was on the go throughout her workday. “I’m either standing in front of a group of customers all day long or on conference calls all day long,” she explains. “There was zero time for potty breaks, so I would not drink anything. That’s not a healthy solution, but it’s what I had to do to make it through my day.” Why go through the day thirsty? Karen had a problem with urinary incontinence, which is an involuntary loss of urine or the inability to hold urine when the urge arises. When she would laugh, cough or sneeze, a little urine suddenly leaked from her bladder. The seepage began as drips and trickles an...

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  • Slow Vision Loss From Retinal Vein Blockage

    Edition: Citrus County, East Volusia County, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, West Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Treatment for CRVO involves a laser procedure and anti-VEGF eye injections.

    Jay Wiedmaier and his wife were newlyweds expecting their first child when they packed up their belongings and relocated from Northwest Pennsylvania to Colorado. They lived in the Centennial State for 30 years, then headed southeast and settled in Florida. Anti-VEGF eye injections every six weeks have Jay’s vision clear enough that he can safely ride his motorcycle. “We came down to Florida six years ago to get away from the cold and snow,” says Jay, 61. “I do miss the scenery in Colorado, but the roadway system there just isn’t adequate for all the people that live there.” Road conditions matter to Jay. After all, he’s been a professional trucker fo...

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  • Covering Worn Teeth With Zirconia Crowns

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Winter 2023

    Friendly face features beautiful smile after trusted dentist finishes oral restoration.

    As a young girl growing up in Detroit, Candice Milam enjoyed many outdoor activities. Her favorite was going to the beach. But none of those excursions compared to the one she made to Florida several years ago. Candice reports that she’s received many compliments on her new smile. “Many people visit Florida and never want to leave — that was us,” Candice says of her and her family, which moved to the Sunshine State in 2007. Candice, 41, arrived as a stay-at-home mom to seven children. As the kids got older, she decided to enter the workforce. Four years ago, she obtained a full-time job in a New Smyrna Beach real estate office. “I do every...

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