Healthy Aging

The 3 Skin Care Items You Really Need

With each passing decade, our skin shows some of the most visible changes that come with aging. It tends to become drier, less elastic and more spotted as we age. What’s more, the effects of fat loss and facial bone thinning cause skin to sag. “After age 30, we lose …

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Cosmetic Treatments
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

If you have ever thought about “having a little work done” to improve your appearance, you are definitely not alone. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.5 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures were performed in the United States in 2017 on both men and …

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Cosmetic Treatments

Is This New Solution for Hair Loss Right for You?

Some say bald is beautiful, or simply don’t mind a little hair thinning. But if you ask others experiencing hair loss, they will tell you it can be embarrassing and make them self-conscious. They throw on hats, try different hairstyles or use camouflage products and toupees to disguise their thinning …

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Cosmetic Procedures
What to Do About Double Chin

What to Do About a Double Chin

Selfies have made us hyper aware of our favorite features and our flaws – like the dreaded “double chin.” Because this pocket of fat can be caused by extra weight, aging or genetics, even a person of normal weight can have one. According to Alison Boucher, M.D., a Henry Ford …

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Look Good, Feel Good

10 Things to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

Interest in cosmetic surgery is booming. Men and women alike are going under the knife to fix sagging jowls, crow’s feet, even cottage cheese thighs. So-called “mommy makeovers,” combo tummy tucks and breast lifts, have never been hotter—and not just among Hollywood’s A-listers. “Unfortunately, the growing demand has been met …

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Heart Health

Are Varicose Veins a Sign of Heart Risk?

Veins carry blood to the heart and have one-way valves that keep blood from flowing backward. But when those valves weaken, blood can pool in the lower legs increasing the pressure inside the veins. The resulting twisted blue bulges, known as varicose veins, may cause your legs to feel heavy, …

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Healthy Aging
eyelid surgery

Eyelid Surgery for Seniors May Reduce Fall Risk

When winter arrives, so does the annual grumbling over the weather, the fight to stave off seasonal affective disorder, and the increased risk for falls due to slippery conditions. For seniors, it is even worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of falling increases with each …

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Healthy Skin Care

10 Things You Should Know About MediSpas

The “MediSpa” market has exploded in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. Advertised as a mix between a medical clinic and a spa, today’s MediSpas offer traditional spa services (mani/pedis, facials and massage) alongside promises of younger-looking skin, fewer age spots and hair-free bikini lines. Add to …

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