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Parkbench Interview with Dr. DePasquale

Meet Dr. Kalpana S. DePasquale, DO at Avanti Medical Spa Are you looking to combat the aging process of Mother Nature? If so, then you are at the right place. Avanti Medical Spa can help you reverse the hands of

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Posted in Beauty Wake Up Call, Lifestyle, Skincare, Stress Management, Uncategorized

The Entrepreneurial Life Chose Me

I was trained  to be an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician, but the life of an entrepreneur chose me.   My employee mindset changed as a result of an interview during residency. The interview was with a private practice physician,

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Posted in Best Self, Lifestyle, Skincare, Stress Management

Retail Madness

The National Retail Federation forecasts a 3.7 percent increase in holiday sales this year with U.S. spending at more than $630 billion or approximately $800 per person.  This is significantly higher than the 10 year average of 2.5 percent.  Additionally,

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Does Your Spouse Have Selective Hearing?


I just love when my patients tell me they have “selective hearing” as if it is a real medical condition. Although the medical literature doesn’t recognize selective hearing as a condition, the Urban Dictionary defines it as the ability that

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That Time I Became a Car Racing Enthusiast

My husband is a car enthusiast. He has been this way since the day I met him 25 years ago. He drove a Plymouth Sundance Turbo with a modified exhaust which made the car sound like a hot rod.  

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Love Your Shoes!

It may seem trivial and superficial, but women typically bond over shoes, while men bond over cars. Women will usually go out of their way to compliment another woman’s shoes. I have to admit it is a great feeling when

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Should You Get the Flu Vaccine?

Every year, the influenza epidemic results in significant morbidity and mortality, as well as a significant economic cost to society. An estimated 200,000 excess hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths occur each year due to influenza and its complications. Influenza kills more

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Cold Weather Skin Tips

Winter is upon us, at least for those of you who don’t live here in Florida. However, even for us Floridians, the cold weather depletes our skin of moisture causing dullness, dryness and even itching.   Luckily, this is an

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Remember This When You Wash Your Face

What's the most important thing to remember when it comes to washing your face? Find out in this vlog.
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Two Things to Consider About Children’s Skincare

Discover my top 2 tips for taking care of  your kids' skin in this vlog.
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