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Innovative vein treatment ends decades of suffering
 For most vein-disease sufferers, symptoms are intially subtle and appear gradually. Such, unfortunately, was not the case for Keith Bolster. “I first started suffering from painful open leg sores when I was a teenager,” says the 43-year-old restaurant server and Davie resident. Bolster’s vulnerability to these outbreaks...

Posted: 2 days ago

For most vein-disease sufferers, symptoms are intially subtle and appear gradually. Such, unfortunately, was not the case for Keith Bolster. “I first started suffering from painful open leg sores when I was a teenager,” says the 43-year-old restaurant server and Davie resident. Bolster’s vulnerability to these outbreaks...
Can you get a new, customized knee?
 Mike Gehring describes himself as “always being on the go.” The 56-year-old Okeechobee County law enforcement officer, farm owner and married father of five daughters spends virtually every waking hour on his feet. Working. Tending to his acreage. Playing sports with his two youngest daughters who still live at home. “About...

Posted: 9 days ago

Mike Gehring describes himself as “always being on the go.” The 56-year-old Okeechobee County law enforcement officer, farm owner and married father of five daughters spends virtually every waking hour on his feet. Working. Tending to his acreage. Playing sports with his two youngest daughters who still live at home. “About...
Study: ‘High-intensity’ exercise may slow Parkinson’s
 Anyone who’s serious about exercise knows the quality of a training session is usually more important than its duration. And a study published this month in JAMA Neurology suggests that’s especially true for Parkinson’s disease patients who are trying to stem the progression of their degenerative neurological condition via...

Posted: 30 days ago

Anyone who’s serious about exercise knows the quality of a training session is usually more important than its duration. And a study published this month in JAMA Neurology suggests that’s especially true for Parkinson’s disease patients who are trying to stem the progression of their degenerative neurological condition via...
Is OCD ruining your holidays?
 Fans of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” know that Sheldon Cooper’s severe obsessive compulsive disorder is usually depicted for laughs. That the condition can be portrayed amusingly for more than a decade is a testament to Jim Parsons’ Emmy-winning comedic genius. But, as anyone familiar with OCD knows, there&rsquo...

1:00 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Fans of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” know that Sheldon Cooper’s severe obsessive compulsive disorder is usually depicted for laughs. That the condition can be portrayed amusingly for more than a decade is a testament to Jim Parsons’ Emmy-winning comedic genius. But, as anyone familiar with OCD knows, there&rsquo...
Nature might be the Rx for what ails you
 Remember as a child how, when you got on your mom’s last nerve, she would tell you to “go outside and play”? Well, it turns out she was doing more than just angling for a little peace and quiet. She likely understood instinctively what researchers — and a growing number of doctors — have been espousing: being...

5:00 AM Monday, Dec. 04, 2017

Remember as a child how, when you got on your mom’s last nerve, she would tell you to “go outside and play”? Well, it turns out she was doing more than just angling for a little peace and quiet. She likely understood instinctively what researchers — and a growing number of doctors — have been espousing: being...
‘Pre-hab’ now so you don’t have to rehab later
 One of my favorite maxims from the sports world — and which really applies to all of life — is that “the most important ability is availability.” A close second, though — especially as we age — should be mobility. After all, the quality of the second half of your life is going to be largely determined by...

7:41 PM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

One of my favorite maxims from the sports world — and which really applies to all of life — is that “the most important ability is availability.” A close second, though — especially as we age — should be mobility. After all, the quality of the second half of your life is going to be largely determined by...
App provides key tools for recovering addicts
 In recent months, we’ve seen plenty of research detailing the potential mental health damage associated with smartphones and excessive screen time. From those in the so-called “iGeneration” (born between 1995 and 2012) being more depressed and less socially developed than every preceding generation at the same point in their...

5:00 AM Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

In recent months, we’ve seen plenty of research detailing the potential mental health damage associated with smartphones and excessive screen time. From those in the so-called “iGeneration” (born between 1995 and 2012) being more depressed and less socially developed than every preceding generation at the same point in their...
Historic female champs inspiring next generation
 This year, American women turned two of the world’s iconic athletic competitions — the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the New York City Marathon — into their own historic showcases. In September at the U.S. Open, all four semifinalists were American — which hadn’t happened since 1985. And in last week&rsquo...

10:36 PM Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

This year, American women turned two of the world’s iconic athletic competitions — the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the New York City Marathon — into their own historic showcases. In September at the U.S. Open, all four semifinalists were American — which hadn’t happened since 1985. And in last week&rsquo...
MorseLife takes modern approach to memory care
 MorseLife wants you to forget everything you thought you knew about memory care. Since opening its newly constructed Memory Care Residences in 2015, the West Palm Beach nonprofit’s approach to caring for folks with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other degenerative neurocognitive conditions has been transformative. Long gone is the...

4:19 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

MorseLife wants you to forget everything you thought you knew about memory care. Since opening its newly constructed Memory Care Residences in 2015, the West Palm Beach nonprofit’s approach to caring for folks with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other degenerative neurocognitive conditions has been transformative. Long gone is the...
CDC: Alarming rise in oral HPV cases in men
 The news earlier this month that 1 in 9 men — some 11.5 percent —  are infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV) didn’t surprise Michael Becker — but it does alarm him. That’s because Becker, 48, a married father of two teenage daughters and Philadelphia, Pa. resident, knows all too well how dangerous...

3:23 PM Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

The news earlier this month that 1 in 9 men — some 11.5 percent — are infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV) didn’t surprise Michael Becker — but it does alarm him. That’s because Becker, 48, a married father of two teenage daughters and Philadelphia, Pa. resident, knows all too well how dangerous...
New device gives women a more comfortable mammogram
 Elaine Wohl has always been diligent about getting her annual mammogram. Ever since being diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) — a biomarker that puts one at high risk for developing invasive breast cancer — the retired public relations executive and part-time Boca Raton resident hasn’t had a choice. But until...

3:52 PM Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Elaine Wohl has always been diligent about getting her annual mammogram. Ever since being diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) — a biomarker that puts one at high risk for developing invasive breast cancer — the retired public relations executive and part-time Boca Raton resident hasn’t had a choice. But until...
Help for Parents of Premature Babies
 If you’re the mom or dad of a premature baby, it’s safe to say things didn’t go exactly as you had planned or hoped. No doubt you’re dealing with a lot of emotions and you probably have many, many questions. You’re not alone. About 12 percent of U.S. births are considered premature, which means your baby arrived...

10:00 AM Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

If you’re the mom or dad of a premature baby, it’s safe to say things didn’t go exactly as you had planned or hoped. No doubt you’re dealing with a lot of emotions and you probably have many, many questions. You’re not alone. About 12 percent of U.S. births are considered premature, which means your baby arrived...
For Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler, type 1 diabetes is an opponent he battles daily
 Being a starting NFL quarterback – as Jay Cutler has been since 2006 – is arguably the most challenging position in professional sports. But try doing it as a type 1 diabetic – as Cutler, 34, has been doing since being diagnosed with the disorder in 2008. Playing professional sports with type 1 diabetes is not unheard of...

10:00 AM Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Being a starting NFL quarterback – as Jay Cutler has been since 2006 – is arguably the most challenging position in professional sports. But try doing it as a type 1 diabetic – as Cutler, 34, has been doing since being diagnosed with the disorder in 2008. Playing professional sports with type 1 diabetes is not unheard of...
Like Angelina Jolie, Jupiter mom had surgeries to avoid deadly cancer
 Amy Byer Shainman has never had cancer — and, thanks to her proactive decisions, likely never will. For the last decade, however, the disease has been the driving and defining force in her life. Since 2008 — right after her older sister Jan Byer’s ovarian cancer diagnosis — this 48-year-old Jupiter mom of two and wife...

2:12 PM Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Amy Byer Shainman has never had cancer — and, thanks to her proactive decisions, likely never will. For the last decade, however, the disease has been the driving and defining force in her life. Since 2008 — right after her older sister Jan Byer’s ovarian cancer diagnosis — this 48-year-old Jupiter mom of two and wife...
Local businesses giving developmentally disabled adults opportunities
 Every day, Elan Geffen can’t wait to get to work at Marshalls in Boca Raton. He relishes every task and performs them meticulously — all with a big smile. “I’m grateful to work at Marshalls,” Geffen says. “I put away chairs and lamps, and put products on the shelves. I put tags on products. I help display...

3:44 PM Monday, Oct. 09, 2017

Every day, Elan Geffen can’t wait to get to work at Marshalls in Boca Raton. He relishes every task and performs them meticulously — all with a big smile. “I’m grateful to work at Marshalls,” Geffen says. “I put away chairs and lamps, and put products on the shelves. I put tags on products. I help display...
Long-term health risks of youth football continue to mount
 Whether you spend every Sunday glued to the NFL RedZone channel or don’t know a touchdown from a hoedown, President Trump’s stance on players kneeling during the National Anthem ensured football transcended the sports world and became part of the national discourse. No doubt, the controversy has been a factor in the NFL&rsquo...

3:42 PM Monday, Oct. 02, 2017

Whether you spend every Sunday glued to the NFL RedZone channel or don’t know a touchdown from a hoedown, President Trump’s stance on players kneeling during the National Anthem ensured football transcended the sports world and became part of the national discourse. No doubt, the controversy has been a factor in the NFL&rsquo...
Are depression and excessive screen time linked?
 If South Floridians missed Apple’s unveiling of its three new iPhones — the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X — there’s good reason: It came the day after Hurricane Irma hit. Maybe such news matters to you, maybe it doesn’t. But according to San Diego State psychology professor and author Jean Twenge...

4:00 AM Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

If South Floridians missed Apple’s unveiling of its three new iPhones — the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X — there’s good reason: It came the day after Hurricane Irma hit. Maybe such news matters to you, maybe it doesn’t. But according to San Diego State psychology professor and author Jean Twenge...
Take steps to reduce risk of injury during post-storm cleanup
 Hopefully you’re reading this in air-conditioned comfort, power fully restored. As if we South Floridians needed any reminding, the stifling post-Irma heat is not only unbearable, but can be downright deadly. So it seems inconceivable that summer officially ends on Friday. Yes — for the rest of the country, fall means raking leaves...

2:30 PM Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

Hopefully you’re reading this in air-conditioned comfort, power fully restored. As if we South Floridians needed any reminding, the stifling post-Irma heat is not only unbearable, but can be downright deadly. So it seems inconceivable that summer officially ends on Friday. Yes — for the rest of the country, fall means raking leaves...
Best thing about tennis: You can play it a lifetime
 For local tennis fans, Hurricane Irma’s inexorable march toward South Florida put a damper on keeping up with what is usually the sport’s most popular time: the second week of the U.S. Open. Too bad, because not only did American women own the singles draw (all four semi-finalists were from the U.S. — which hasn’t...

4:00 AM Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

For local tennis fans, Hurricane Irma’s inexorable march toward South Florida put a damper on keeping up with what is usually the sport’s most popular time: the second week of the U.S. Open. Too bad, because not only did American women own the singles draw (all four semi-finalists were from the U.S. — which hasn’t...
Suicide rates continue to rise
 The issue of suicide appears to have gotten quite a bit of attention in the media this year — as often happens when there is a shock or celebrity factor. Last month’s sentencing of 20-year-old Michelle Carter — a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend via text to commit suicide when they...

1:54 PM Tuesday, Sep. 05, 2017

The issue of suicide appears to have gotten quite a bit of attention in the media this year — as often happens when there is a shock or celebrity factor. Last month’s sentencing of 20-year-old Michelle Carter — a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend via text to commit suicide when they...
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