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Health & Healing Featured Topics in 2021

Here are the Health & Healing featured topics for 2021 that cover topics like over-the-counter healing, the magic of movement, the art & science of iagnosing illness, linking mental and physical health, inflammation, and gender and health.

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Health & Healing May 2021 Feature Topic

Will we ever find therapy or pharmacologic substance that offers benefit to so many parts and functions of the body that is equal to the simplicity of ovement? Thankfully, we have a remarkable range of options and there is more to this magic of movement.

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Health & Healing July 2021 Feature Topic

The "why" of illness is a critical piece in the health care equation. Patients may ask, "Why can't I get pregnant?" "What causes a leaky gut?" Understanding & addressing the "why" of illness is a critical step on the path to health and healing. In July 2021, our feature topic is The Art & Science of Diagnosing Illness.

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  1. Small But Mighty Muscle: Plays a Key Role in Full-Body Health

    (Publication Date: May 2021)

    It would surprise most people to learn how significant a role the tongue can play in one's overall health. Dr. Ferzli explains how the movement of the jaw & tongue can trigger a cascading series of whole-body problems.

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  2. Identifying and Connecting Root Problems for Lasting Relief

    (Publication Date: March 2021)

    In another era, observes Dr. Charles Ferzli, of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in Cary, “over-the-counter healing” meant a walk down the aisles of a harmacy, examining options for symptom relief.

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  3. Diet, Sleep, and Breath: Each Important, All Connected

    (Publication Date: January 2021)

    Dr. Charles Ferzli has first-hand experience with many of the issues he sees at the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Center in Cary. And-significantly-he understands how completely issues related to diet, sleep, and breathing are connected.

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  4. Solving the Sleep Puzzle Takes More than Medication

    (Publication Date: November 2020)

    Dr. Charles Ferzli, of the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre in Cary, views sleep problems as a puzzle with many different pieces. “It is often a complex puzzle to solve,” he says. “And, unfortunately, most often people leap to the easiest—but not necessarily the best—solution when they have trouble sleeping. In other words, they reach for a sleeping pill.”

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  5. Jaw Joint Pain, Sleep Issues A Special Challenge for Women

    (Publication Date: September 2020)

    By the time 17-year old Courtney Weathersby came to see Dr. Charles Ferzli, she had already endured yearsof braces, physical therapy for extreme jaw pain, and years of subsequent work with an oral facial pain doctor.

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  6. Practicing Dentistry & Treating Facial Pain in Today’s Changing Landscape

    (Publication Date: July 2020)

    Dr. Charles Ferzli, DDS, views the two sides of his TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre and Smiles of Cary Family Dentistry practices as distinct and complementary. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted their differences since his dental practice had to restrict itself to emergency patient care for two months.

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  7. When Nature and Nurture Combine to Obstruct Sleep

    (Publication Date: May 2020)

    Epidemiological studies have shown that African Americans are three times more likely to develop sleep apnea than Caucasians. Asians, too, face higher risk. Yet as Dr. Charles Ferzli explains, the condition is not necessarily tied to any specific gene or genetic predisposition.

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  8. Cracking the Code of Chronic Problems

    (Publication Date: January 2020)

    Unraveling the mysteries of TMJD(Temporomandibular Jaw Disorder) and sleep problems has become a professional passion for Dr. Charles Ferzli. “In fact,” he observes, “I would say that a significant part of my job is more detective work than dental work; it has to be.

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  9. Starting at the Top To Correct Imbalances

    (Publication Date: November 2019)

    Little shifts loom large when it comes to balance, according to Dr. Charles Ferzli of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in Cary. “And an imbalance in the mouth or jaw joint can often result in a cascade of problems throughout the body,” he says.

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  10. From Intense Pain to Progress to Relief

    (Publication Date: September 2019)

    As a teenager, Ariayna Meyer first met Dr. Charles Ferzli, of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in Cary, four and a half years ago, under less than ideal circumstances. She describes the onset of her temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, when “I just started feeling a really sharp shooting pain in my jaw, and then it got to the point where I couldn’t open my mouth more than the width of one or two fingers.

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  11. Surgery Rarely the Answer for TMJ and Sleep Problems

    (Publication Date: July 2019)

    For pain associated with TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) or for sleep issues, including sleep apnea, surgery should always be considered the last resort. That’s the view of Dr. Charles Ferzli, DDS, of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, who specializes in seeking alternative therapies for his patients—most often successful-so that surgery really does become the final choice.

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  12. Aging Muscles, Missing Teeth: The Effects Can Be Profound

    (Publication Date: May 2019)

    Age is always an important consideration when patients come to the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham, because there are certain issues that affect older patients more profoundly than younger ones.

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  13. Seeking the Source of Pain

    (Publication Date: March 2019)

    Finding the source of pain can be challenging—a challenge met on a daily basis by Dr. Charles Ferzli, owner of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham, based in Cary.

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  14. TMJD: the Great Imposter

    (Publication Date: January 2019)

    Temporomandibular Joint Disorder—TMJD—is sometimes called the “Great Imposter” because its symptoms are so often the same as those produced by other disorders, including facial and eye pain, neck, shoulder and back pain, sinus congestion, or tinnitus—ringing in the ears.

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  15. Testing Critically Important in Managing TMJD Symptoms

    (Publication Date: October 2018)

    Understanding and, when possible, relieving a patient’s pain is a high priority concern in the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham, notes its founder, Dr. Charles Ferzli.

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  16. The Toxic Effects of TMJD

    (Publication Date: August 2018)

    Over time, Sandra Smith, in her midfifties, became an expert on many aspects of pain. “I had a long-term extreme headache issue that had been misdiagnosed as continuing migraines,” she recounts.

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  17. Years of Study to Promote Health and Relieve Pain

    (Publication Date: June 2018)

    Few people could claim they were destined for their profession more convincingly than Dr. Charles Ferzli, owner of The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham, and his adjacent dental office, Smiles of Cary. Dr. Ferzli didn’t so much choose dentistry as dentistry chose him—and many would agree it is a match with many blessings.

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  18. Many Ways to Seek Balance and Relieve Pain

    (Publication Date: April 2018)

    Balance is a key issue in all parts of his life for Dr. Charles Ferzli, a Carybased dentist. Stand outside his practice doorways and you’ll see, to the left, the entranceway to the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh/Durham, devoted to dealing effectively and principally with the many debilitating aspects of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

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  19. The Subtleties and Complexities of TMJ

    (Publication Date: February 2018)

    Dr. Charles Ferzli, founder of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham, has intimate knowledge of how a patient’s bad dental habits can adversely affect their health. A major hurdle in dentistry, he observes, is to convince patients to come in and be tested, and then to have the necessary work done promptly and completely to promote and protect their dental health.

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  20. Rehabilitation: Living with Pain Letting It Go

    (Publication Date: December 2017)

    Alyssa Paul has spent most of her 25 years in pain, ranging from mild to severe. But now, after intensive work over a few months with Dr. Charles Ferzli at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham in Cary, she is blissfully pain-free.

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