Exercise may be one of the most potent prescriptions your doctor can give you to prevent and manage a number of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, obesity, cancer and osteoporosis.
Miami event promoter Allison Burgos lost 60 pounds, got off four medications for rheumatoid arthritis and got rid of her wheelchair. She credits it all to switching to a vegan diet. Burgos and her partner Michelle Gaber were so happy, they threw a party this fall, Miami’s first vegan bash, Seed Food and Wine Festival.
Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. The Institute of Medicine estimates there are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States, costing the nation as much as $635 billion a year in medical treatment and lost productivity.
“Earthquake destroys city; children left orphaned,” “Children shot while in class,” “Child is lone survivor of plane crash that leaves family dead.” As much as we would like to protect our children from the tragedies of the world, within moments of an event, information is universally available on television, the internet or social media, sometimes for hours or days on end. Children inevitably see or hear this, along with all of the accompanying commentary, analysis and sometimes graphic details. For parents, two questions spring to mind: Will this exposure harm my child, and what can I do to help my child?
Q. I was skiing over the holidays, fell and hurt my left thumb. A pole snapped my left thumb back and it hurt a lot. I had trouble gripping the pole but I was able to keep skiing for the rest of the week. It hurt a lot so I got X-rays, which did not show a fracture. I was told it was just a sprain and it would get better. It has now been a couple of weeks and it still hurts and it does not have any strength. How much longer do you think it will take for it to heal and feel like normal?
Q. I've been having fillers done for my lips for over five years. Last time I had a filler, I had a weird reaction. My lips hurt very badly, they got purple and I had little blisters around my lips. Is it possible that I have to stop using my fillers? I don't want to.
Similar to anti-aging injectables, body-sculpting treatments like UltraShape and LipoSonix are changing the face of cosmetic dermatology. Prior to these treatments, surgical liposuction was the only way to eliminate stubborn fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise — and as with all surgery, it comes with risk. On the flip side, non-invasive fat-melting treatments like UltraShape and LipoSonix allow patients to get immediately back to work and see a reduction of up to a few inches within a few months’ time.