Nutrition expert offers healthy eating advice for new year

As obesity rates continue to rise nationwide, fad diets offering a quick fix are becoming more and more prevalent. While some people might swear by such diets, the goal of dieting is sustainable long-term health, something many fad diets simply can’t offer. In lieu of seeking avenues for rapid weight loss, people looking to make […]

Cosmetic Breast Surgery Past and Present, Part 1 of 3

In America today, millions of women, and to a lesser degree men, are unhappy with their breast size and contour. They are self-conscious because their breasts are too small, too big, too saggy, distorted, or uneven. This can have a serious effect on one’s self-esteem. The breast, from a medical point of view, is a […]

Depression Common Among Caregivers

Caring for an ill or aging loved one is among the more compassionate things a person can do. Despite being such a selfless act, caregiving can and often does result in negative consequences for the caregiver. One result is the onset of depression. Though caregiving is not a cause of depression, many caregivers often find […]

Treasures of the Sea Yield Natural Cures

Scientists and marine nutritionists have been researching the world’s oceans and waterways for the next generation of drugs, biologics, and even medical devices. Dozens of promising products, including cancer therapies made from algae and a painkiller taken from snails that early trials have shown relieves some of the worst kinds of chronic pain, are in […]

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery – Something for Everyone, 2 of 2

4.MULTIPLE PROCEDURES AND REPEAT SURGERY PATIENTS With the growing interest in cosmetic surgery, busy lifestyles, and safer anesthesia and better-accredited operating suites, many patients are opting for elective cosmetic surgery at the same time as scheduled medically necessary surgeries such as hysterectomy or hernia repair. For instance, a woman may request a simultaneous breast reduction […]

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Have you ever wondered who is considering cosmetic plastic surgery other than yourself? Today, cosmetic surgery has never been more widely accepted and performed. Gone forever, are the days when surgery was only for the “rich and famous” and women of “later years”. Prospective patients encompass both sexes, all socioeconomic groups, and virtually all ages. […]

In search of Adonis – Nowadays Men Want a Lift (Or a Tuck) Too

Not so many years ago, cosmetic surgery was considered the sole domain of women, but the trend is rapidly changing. A recent study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that the number of men undergoing cosmetic surgery has doubled since 1992. In fact, more that 1 million men underwent cosmetic surgery last […]

Liposculpture and Body Contouring Procedures, part 4 of 4

Often, Liposculpture alone is not the solution for patients seeking an improved body image. Frequently, in addition to unwanted fat, the overlying skin can be redundant, lax or heavily dimpled. An example would be a person who has previously undergone obesity surgery with resulting massive weight loss and marked excess of skin of such areas […]

Liposculpture and Body Contouring Procedures, part 3 of 4

Americans not only want to look eternally young, but also many are highly desirous of a positive body image. According to a plastic surgery survey in 2000, approximately 376,000 cases of liposuction; 300,000 cases of breast augmentation and reduction procedures; 96,000 cases of abdominoplasty, thigh lifts, arm lifts and lower body lifts were performed. The […]

Liposculpture and Body Contouring Procedures, part 2 of 4

The obesity issue is further complicated by the fact that as many as 25 percent of Americans do not exercise regularly. For many, an attractive physical appearance has become the primary goal and achieving or maintaining good health has become secondary. We have become a nation of “couch potatoes”, watching sports events rather than participating […]