Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

Why do we blindly accept medical errors that kill people? Even reading the last statement, I feel people will say to themselves, “well yes, that happens. It is to be expected.” We literally trust doctors with our lives, so why do we not hold them accountable for their mistakes? A new study by patient safety researcher’s shows medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer. (Deirdra O’Regan/The Washington Post).

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A Local Hero: Calling Bruce Springsteen

I built Soul Focus Wellness Center for the SOUL purpose of having Bruce walk through our door. No kidding, anyone who knows me, knows the truth. I built the fitness center for BRUCE; and I have been waiting for him to come. Recently, it occurred to me that he may not have even heard of us! So here it is, a formal invitation for our local hero to come meet one of his biggest and adoring fans, but more importantly, to have the most challenging workout of his life.

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Renewed Faith in the Youth of America

Just when I was ready to confirm that the word “millennial” was synonymous with the word “entitlement,” I have a renewed faith in the youth of our nation. Last year, we launched our rst ever essay scholarship. Eligible to High school seniors from Ocean Township, Monmouth Regional and Shore Regional Schools, we select a winner from each school and provide a check for $5,000 to the student with the best essay and $1,000 to the best essay from the other two schools.

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A New, Permanent Allergy Solution

EVERY YEAR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS SUFFER. What if there was an all natural approach to allergies that allows you to enjoy pets, nature, family, and countless other activities? Do you wan t to get rid of your allergies?

2017 is shaping up to be one of the worst allergy years in recent history. As a result of El Niño and the wet winter, many parts of the country’s allergy causing plants will have very healthy root systems. Therefor, when the season starts kicking in, these systems are primed and they’re going to release pollen earlier. If you are an allergy sufferer, you know it, you feel it, and no doubt you want to put this to an end once and for all?

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Paying it Forward

I have a rock on my kitchen counter. It simply says, “GRATITUDE.” I hold and pay homage to the gratitude rock each and every day. I am very grateful for all I have in life. I have been given the opportunity by the members of this community to treat, heal, and restore their health. I am thankful for your trust and patronage.

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In the Spirit of My Dad: Introducing the FOCUS40 Challenge!

A s many of you know, Focus Fitness Exercise Salon was inspired by and then built for my dad, who suddenly died from a tragic accident only six days after purchasing a small gym with me. My Dad, a retired Wall Street executive, decided to take his passion for hard work and apply it towards the area of health and wellness. He truly wanted to spend the rest of his life helping people find their way back from obesity and disease, so he decided to assist me in achieving my mission: To help as many people as possible avoid unnecessary medications and surgery. This was—honestly—the greatest compliment and gift that my dad has ever given me and it was also the last gift he would ever give me. Therefore, I do not take it lightly, and I will do anything in my power to succeed in his name.

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Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

Lying in the driveway I thought, “…I just broke my back!! I can’t believe that me, of all people, the guy who helps patients avoid spinal surgery is now going to need surgery myself.” It was Sunday, December 13th and I was bringing home the Christmas tree and taking it off the top of the car. After cutting the rope from the sides of the luggage rack, the tree shifted awkwardly and slid down the SUV landing on the driveway right in front of the path to the front door. Perfect I thought, “I’ll bring it straight thru the front door.” The tree was 6 or 7 feet tall, but it looked deceptively light. Thinking that I could manage, I began lifting the tree making sure to keep my back straight and my knees bent while I bent straight over and lifted straight up. The trunk of the tree moved, but the branches never left the driveway, which is where my entire body was about to be writhing in pain. I felt a pop and then an immediate burning sensation accompanied by a sharp, stabbing, lightening like pain. “Uh-oh, that wasn’t good,” I fell to the ground. “Was that tree just watered or something?!”

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For Dad: A Follow Up

He came to this country from India at the age of fifteen and was living in NYC by sixteen. He was on his own. Becoming a success in a new culture did not come easy. Starting as a teller, he slowly rose thru the ranks and became a Vice President of a major bank on Wall Street. He married a native New Yorker, (East meets West). He left the house at dawn and came home in time to say good night to his kids. He was a hard working man. He provided a very comfortable life for his family. He retired in his early fifties, moved to Florida, and started his new job, golf. He played with the same passion he had for life. He took 10 strokes off his handicap, had defeated the game, and was now totally bored.

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