One of the most distressing signs of aging is called the nasolabial fold. You know what it is -- it's the line between the cheek and lip. Plastic surgeons have been filling the nasolabial folds with things like collagen, fat, Restylane and Radiesse for over 2 decades...More
The layers of skin, which make up the integument system, act a protective barrier against harmful environmental factors. As a part of the aging process there are several major age-related changes that happen over the lifespan in the cells and fibers of the integument. Some of these changes includ.....More
In general, disk herniations represent a spilling away, if you will, of the innermost contents of the spinal disk, the term called the nucleus pulposus. The spinal disk or the disk that are located between the vertebrae, both from the cervical spine through the lumbar spine are made up of an inne.....More
Discs are small cushions that separate the bony spinal vertebrae. You might think of your discs as being like small shock absorbers for the spine. Wear and tear on a disc can cause it to become ruptured (or herniated), resulting in a gradual or sudden break in the supportive ligaments surrounding.....More
A herniated disc is a condition where one of the rubbery cushions that act as shock absorbers in between the individual bones (vertebrae) in your spine fails. These discs are like a jelly donut, where the center of the disc is filled of a gelatinous/jelly like substance with a tough exterior comp.....More
Since over 90 percent of respiratory infections are viruses, using antibiotics doesn't help. While you can't cure a cold, you can help relieve some of the symptoms by making sure that your child drinks plenty of fluids to replace some of the fluids lost during the immune response. You can also ma.....More
Treat your child’s cold differently than your own when it comes to medication. Don't give over-the-counter (OTC) cold or cough products to a child under 4 years old, and use extreme caution when giving OTC drugs to kids up to age 11. If your child has a fever, use acetaminophen acco.....More
There are some things you can do for your child to make him feel better until the cold is gone:
• Give lots of cool, clear liquids so that he does not get dehydrated (dried out). Do not try to force your child to eat. It is normal to have less appetite with a cold.• Give acetaminophen.....More
The following are the first steps you need to take if you are diagnosed with diabetes: Step 1: Learn more -- and follow up. Knowledge is power. Learn more from diabetes books, websites, or classes. Just be sure to get your information from trusted sources like the American Diabet.....More
If you've just been diagnosed with diabetes, what should you do? In this video, Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, an endocrinologist Scripps Health, discusses the top three things you should do to control your blood sugar and prevent future complications.
On a daily basis we are exposed to a variety of chemicals through different sources - the food we eat, the personal care products we use, the air we breathe, etc. According to an Environmental Working Group survey, women use on average 12 personal care and cosmetic products each day, which result.....More
Janet Pregler, M.D., director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center encourages women to recognize that there are numerous potentially harmful chemicals in cosmetic products, for example, that have been found to be measurable in blood -- among them phthalates, bisphenol A, lead and c.....More
For someone with diabetes, an injury as minor as a blister or stubbed toe can mean losing that toe, foot or even leg. Diabetes can cause nerve damage -- called neuropathy -- which can make people with the disease lose sensation and be unaware that an injury is taking place. They might not have .....More
Most people with diabetes experience nerve disease (neuropathy) to some degree. Neuropathy effects the feet and lower legs, causing numbness or tingling.
Problems can result when numbness allows injuries to the foot to go unnoticed. For this reason, the American Diabetes Association recommends th.....More
There are a variety of ways to remove scars. Dermabrasion or laser treatments remove the top layers of skin, which is useful for superficial scars. More extensive scars can be removed surgically, and the wound carefully sutured. However, it’s important to note that scars are not always simp.....More
Try to change or substitute one small thing in your daily eating. For example: trade a green tea for that afternoon soda, or trade those chips in for some carrots or a small salad with your wrap or sandwich for lunch. Small changes in your daily habits will add up and make a big difference in you.....More
The most important step is to make sure that the goals are realistic and manageable in the short term. Basically, that means you are setting small goals that can be accomplished within a week or two. Setting 1 small goal each week and rewarding yourself when you accomplish it sets you up for succ.....More
Well I would break it down into 5 fundamentals in proper goal setting
Vision - Most people want to know what diet to do or how many calories to consume and although that is ok, it usually is done in the wrong order. If you first start with a die.....More
You can improve your cholesterol levels by following a lower-fat, lower-cholesterol eating pattern, starting a program of regular physical activity, and keeping your weight at or near ideal. Your doctor may choose to prescribe medication to help control your cholesterol...More
You want to lower your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol and raise your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. You can lower LDL cholesterol by avoiding saturated and trans fats and consuming olive oil, canola oil and fish with omega-3 fatty acids. Exercise raise.....More
Heart failure may be treated with lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery. A healthy lifestyle begins with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean meats, beans, fish, low-fat milk products, and whole grains. Limit salt intake and foods rich in saturated and trans fats, and added sugar. Do not .....More
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have developed the Staging System for guidance in the treatment of Heart Failure (HF).
Stage A: At risk for developing heart failure without evidence of heart dysfunction. Treatment: Treat high blood pressure; Encourage smoking ce.....More
Researchers in Israel have found a way to convert certain cells in the body into heart cells -- which may one day lead to new treatments for heart failure. To learn more about the study, watch this video featuring Dr. Robin Miller.