Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. In 2014, 27.7% of Americans were obese, and that number is only growing. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measured the obesity rates of every state and compared them. Here are the most obese and least obese states as of 2015: The Top 10 Most Obese States West Virginia (37.0%)Mississippi (35.5%)Delaware (33.8%)Arkansas (33.5%)Oklahoma (33.5%)Ohio (31.6%)Maine (31.5%)Michigan (31.5%)Kentucky (31.4%)South Carolina (31.4%) The Top 10 Least Obese States Hawaii (18.5%)Colorado (19.8%)Massachusetts (23.6%)New Mexico (23.7%)Nevada (23.9%)California (23.9%)Montana (24.1%)New Hampshire (24.3%)Utah (24.5%)New Jersey (24.7%) What About Florida? Florida is somewhere in the middle in terms of the percentage of obese people living in a state. As of 2015 26.5% of Florida residents are obese. This represents a 9.5% increase from 2008.

    CBD (Cannabidiol) is the primary chemical compound found in the hemp plant. CBD does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the psychoactive chemical ingredient in marijuana and will NOT make you "high". CBD oil is one of the 104 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is made by extracting CBD oil from the cannabis plant, then diluting with a carrier oil like coconut oil. Advantages of CBD as a medical treatment CBD will not get you "high"You cannot overdose on CBDIt may be purchased without a prescription CBD oil is available in multiple forms and may be swallowed, taken sublingual or vaped. Although there needs to be more research, CBD may prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia ...Read More

    In 2016 Florida passed Amendment 2 to the Florida Constitution that legalizes medical marijuana. As a licensed medical doctor, Robert S. Tomchik, M.D. is eligible to prescribe marijuana to anyone that has a qualifying medical condition. (We are not a dispensary, and there is no marijuana at our location) Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Amyotrophic lateral sclerosisCancerChronic painCrohn's diseaseEpilepsyGlaucomaHIV/AIDSMultiple sclerosisParkinson's diseasePost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Terminal illnessAny other medical condition of the same kind or class as those listed above If you have any of the above conditions you are eligible for treatment by medical marijuana. (Please note that anxiety is not a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana) Please call (954) 450-3550 for an appointment with Robert S. Tomchik, M.D. Make sure to ask if medical marijuana is right ...Read More

    2019 is here. It's time to make your New Year's resolution come true and lose that weight. But what diet should you choose? There are so many choices these days: the ketogenic diet, Atkins, the low-carbohydrate diet, the low-fat diet, the paleolithic diet, the alkaline diet, juice fasting, the Mediterranean diet, liquid diets, the HCG diet, the detox diet, the gluten-free diet, and many more. Which diet is the best diet? Unfortunately, there is no "best" diet. The "best" diet is one that you can stick with for a long time, and helps you lose 2-3 pounds a month. That means don't pick diets you hate. If your diet is making you miserable, tired, and/or very hungry then you probably should try a ...Read More

    A new study presented to the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology analyzed the results of Vitamin D supplementation on overweight and obese children and adolescents in Greece. The study was conducted on 232 obese children and adolescents from the ages of 8 to 13. The study found that taking Vitamin D supplements significantly reduced the weight of the children taking them. In addition to reduced weight, the children taking the Vitamin D supplements also had higher HDL (the "good" cholesterol) concentrations. There still needs to be more research conducted to determine whether or not Vitamin D should be given to overweight children. However, if your child is overweight it is a good idea to have his or her Vitamin D levels ...Read More

    It's not too late for last minute Christmas shopping! See results from Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Dermal Fillers in as little as 1-2 days. Health Circle has same day and next day appointments available right now! With Botox and Juvederm you will look your best for the holidays. You will look younger and refreshed. What are you waiting for? Call us at (954) 450-3550 to set up your free consultation.

    Health Circle is hosting a Botox party on Wednesday, December 12th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM To RSVP please call (954) 248-6810 Receive a free skin care consultation from Robert S. Tomchik, M.D. Get a discount on Botox Cosmetic. Learn more about: - Botox Cosmetic - Radio-frequency microsurgery - Dermal fillers - Varicose vein treatments - Scar treatments - Mole and skin tag removal - Excess hair removal - Acne treatments, and more. To RSVP please call (954) 248-6810

    Can facial exercises (or facial yoga) make you look younger? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association the answer might be yes! Researchers Murad Alam, Anne Walter, and Amelia Geisler conducted a small study, published earlier this year, that showed that on average women who performed facial exercises looked 2 1/2 years younger than women that did not perform facial exercises. The researchers noted that the greatest results occurred in the cheeks of the women. Unfortunately, the results are not 100% certain due to the small size of the study, and due to the fact that this is the first study to analyze the of the benefits of facial exercises. Nonetheless, this study might provide some ...Read More