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Fat reduction procedures and treatments are popular, especially with people who have tried to get rid of stubborn bulges by overhauling their diets or hitting the treadmill on a regular basis. But everyone who has decided that they need a little help beyond lifestyle changes still has another decision to make regarding their next step: surgical or nonsurgical?
. As a plastic surgeon near Akron, Ohio, Dr. David Hartman cites an increase of 72 percent in popularity for fat-transfer breast augmentation in just the last year. It is also an increasingly popular choice for patients who want youthful beautification of facial features (especially hollowing around the eyes), high-definition body sculpting, and even butt lifting.
As a board-certified dermatologist, Boise’s Dr. Naomi Brooks knows skin—as well as what can harm it. When it comes to everything from premature signs of aging to health problems that can impact the entire body, nothing beats ultraviolet radiation for causing damage. Light from the sun contains UVA and UVB rays, both of which can damage the DNA found in skin cells, causing them to grow abnormally
Eating healthy while on vacation is a well-known challenge for many people. While traveling, you’ll want to sample local delicacies every chance you get. If you’re relaxing on the beach, you may want to grab a second or third margarita as a relaxing and refreshing treat. While these indulging moments are part of the experience, you may find your waistline a bit wider when you return home. Luckily, there are some simple ways to stick to a healthy eating regime while on vacation. It may even be easier than you think!
Depending on the type, light could either hurt or help the skin over time. Sunlight, for example, comes with ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can damage skin cells and affect the production of fundamental building blocks such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. But a newer type of light-based therapy can be used to treat a variety of both medical and cosmetic skin concerns: blue light or photodynamic therapy. Boise, ID , dermatologist Dr. Naomi Brooks highlights what it can be used for and how it works.
We remember what it was like. The weekend study groups, the late-night library visits, the early-morning cramming sessions. Suddenly after a semester’s worth of cruising along, our exams would be upon us. Fast. With this sudden realisation, panic would set in. And a fierce determination to study that we’d never had before. And our sleep would suffer as a result. Looking back, it’s easy to see how foolish we were. Because depriving ourselves of sleep wasn’t doing our grades any favours!
Some studies suggest that several different strains of cancer can be avoided by consuming the right types of foods and drinks. In honor of Kidney Cancer Awareness month, I’ve decided to make a guide identifying foods that are rich in nutrients that can help prevent cancer. These dietary restrictions in combination with other holistic cancer treatments can be a powerful way to affect cancer without the use of chemotherapy or other traditional cancer treatments.
Sure, berries are a delicious snack, but did you know they are also super healthy? Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and even gooseberries can help you lose weight, regulate your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, and they can even reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Keep reading to find out three benefits that berries provide to maintain your health.
We all know that yoga, weight-training, and other forms of exercise are extremely beneficial to physical and mental health – not to mention key in achieving and maintaining a toned, sculpted physique. But what if working towards the body of your dreams is making your face age faster?
Winter is nearly over, February is here, and most people could not be happier to finally leave the cold and windy days of January behind, to welcome the more spring-esque, longer days which February has in store for us. Surprisingly enough, other than just our moods, one of the main things about us which are going to get affected by the incoming sun is going to be our hair, so without further ado, let’s see what you could do to keep your hair safe during the next few months.
If any procedure has become synonymous with a person’s desire to look younger, it’s the facelift. Portland-based board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Kathleen Waldorf and Dr. Rachel Streu have watched over the years as the term has gone from describing just the rejuvenating surgery to being used in any situation where something is getting a fresh look.
Children seem naturally predisposed to injuring themselves. From bumped heads to scraped knees to sometimes worse, as a parent it’s not a matter of if, but when our child will experience something like this. That’s why it pays for us to know how to handle ourselves, and know how to respond to the situation with care.
Allergies are something that many parents worry about during the weaning stage. We wonder if we’ll introduce a food our baby is allergic to, and we're advised to avoid common allergens in the first foods we offer. Yet, the risk of an allergy showing doesn’t stop once your child moves on to regular family food.
The market is flooded with various types of water purifiers. These water filtration systems range from simple water filters to complicated purifiers; they utilize membrane technology for purification followed by disinfection using UV lamp filters. Most people do not know the right water filter to choose for their home. If you are considering buying a whole-house water filter, here are tips to help you out before you make a purchase
In an ideal world, we would all sleep soundly for between 6 and 8 hours every night. The reality is that this is not always possible. It’s very common to experience disturbances in sleep patterns, especially if you have young children, you work shifts, or you’ve been traveling. If you don’t sleep well, it’s completely normal to feel tired the next day. What’s not normal is to experience fatigue or lethargy if you do get enough sleep or to find it difficult to sleep on a regular basis
Getting breast augmentation is a gratifying experience. Finally, you can feel confident when you look at yourself in the mirror, wear the form fitting tops you’ve always wanted to buy, and take off your bulky cover up at the beach. It is an exciting time, but you must remember that good things come to those who wait.
Keeping tabs on our family's health can feel like lots of appointments that span over the year. There is always something to be thinking about, and it can be easy to forget where you have been, and what needs to be booked. It’s understandable, after all, we only want to do the best by our family and to make sure everyone is healthy and happy. Keeping yourself organized is the key to success.
Most women have a fear of the “grandma disease” that is also known as varicose veins that affects more than 30% of women. These are bumpy bluish veins that appear on the legs and ankles, and are something that affect the young and the old. It is a problem that affects not only the health but the confidence of many women who forgo wearing their favorite leg-baring skirts, dresses and shorts to hide the unsightly blue larger blood vessels that that invade their legs and ankles and stick out from the skin like raised tunnels.
The future of beauty may be closer than you think. Innovations in skin care, makeup and medical spa procedures are changing the ways we turn back the clock. Treatments are becoming faster, easier, and less invasive, and they pose fewer risks of unwanted side effects. So, what are some of the most exciting and promising therapies? Here are our top picks...
Worry lines, frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet – you've likely heard a number of nicknames for wrinkles. And while we might call them laugh lines, odds are if you have them, you don’t find them particularly funny.