WHAT A FEELING (ALL THE WAY DOWN TO YOUR TOES)!

 1 day ago



written by Dharmesh Bhakta, DPM

Here’s a weird question – Do your toes or feet feel as if they were static television? The tingling sensation in one’s toes and feet is possibly one of the most difficult feelings to describe. There are many different ways to characterize the tingling. Regardless, everyone seems to recognize and relate to the feeling because... Read More

       

REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN WITH ECLIPSE PRP

 2 weeks ago



written by John Burns, MD

Feeling like your skin could use a boost? There’s a new procedure using what your body already produces – Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are two fold: They are cells in the body which initially respond to trauma by initiating a clotting cascade to stop bleeding. In addition, platelets also initiate the healing process by releasing various... Read More

       

ARE YOU TOO YOUNG FOR BOTOX?

 3 weeks ago



written by David Hensley, MD

As we have all heard, Botox provides patients with instant, ageless beauty that turns back the clock on unwanted wrinkles and other signs of aging. One small injection into the muscles of facial expression can subtract ten years off someone’s age and build their confidence. Is There Still A Botox Stigma? Many people believe that... Read More

       

5 WARNINGS OF GALLBLADDER PROBLEMS

 4 weeks ago



written by Gary Alexander, MD

Just underneath the liver rests a small pouch that stores bile produced by the liver, helping with digestion. This pouch, known as the gallbladder, is often overlooked by many in comparison to all the other organs located in our body because of this key fact: it is not essential for digestion. Although the gallbladder squeezes... Read More

       

Posted in: General Surgery

2017 HOT TREND | KYBELLA®

 1 month ago



written by Denton Watumull, MD

Kybella is the newest non-surgical procedure that will remove your excess chin fat and have you back to work the next day.  This FDA approved new injectable treatment targets stubborn excess fat around the chin and has minimal down time. Sometimes, diet and exercise just isn’t enough. Why is Kybella a Hot Trend?       Non-invasive –... Read More

       

LASERS AND SPORTS – HOW THERAPY CAN BRING THEM TOGETHER

 2 months ago



written by Sherine Reno, MD

Each season brings a new sport and form of entertainment, with each adding to America’s favorite pastimes. Although they bring many forms of enjoyment, sports-related injuries are increasingly becoming prevalent. Whether it be through getting tennis elbow while playing tennis or sprained ankles in soccer, it is imperative that a new form of sports injury... Read More

       

STRESSED SPELLED BACKWARDS IS DESSERTS!

 2 months ago



written by Theresa Garza, DO

In the day and age of photoshop and Snapchat and Instagram filters, editing one’s body and enhancing features has become increasingly popular. One of the first perceived flaws of the human body is to address extra body fat. Whether you are getting ready for swimsuit season or simply wanting to appear attractive to your social... Read More

       

STOP STRAINING! 5 WAYS TO PREVENT HEMORRHOIDS

 2 months ago



written by Rajesh Padmanabhan, MD

Do you have swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that cause discomfort and bleeding? Don’t worry! As painful as it sounds, it is a fairly common health issue and there are multiple ways to prevent it. However, that does not take away from the seriousness of the issue. If you believe you... Read More

       

Posted in: General Surgery

YOUR TOP 5 FOR MEN’S PLASTIC SURGERY

 2 months ago



written by Robert Wilcox, MD

Although it may seem like plastic surgery is always associated with women, that is a misleading notion. Men are increasingly pursuing plastic surgery as a way to remove any insecurities about their body. In fact, there are five popular plastic surgery procedures for men that have skyrocketed in recent years. Gynecomastia/ Male Breast Reduction –... Read More

       

PURCHASING DRUGS OR PHARMACEUTICALS ONLINE? WARNING

 2 months ago



Extortion Scam by DEA Special Agent IMPERSONATORS As part of an international extortion scheme, criminals posing as DEA Special Agents or other law enforcement personnel call their victims who usually have purchased drugs or pharmaceuticals over the Internet or by telephone and identify themselves as DEA agents or a law enforcement official. These impersonators inform... Read More

       

FACTS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT GLUTEN ALLERGIES

 3 months ago



written by Jeffrey Linder, MD

“Is this gluten free?” We’ve all heard this before. Whether you are the person behind the counter, or in line waiting to order, none of us are strangers to this question. However, what many people may not realize is that while this may seem like a question brought on by the recent gluten-free craze, gluten... Read More

       

CARPAL TUNNEL | 3 EXERCISES TO WIN THE FIGHT

 3 months ago



written by Rebecca Stachniak, MD

Ouch! We have all likely experienced it more than a few times in our lives. After all, we really don’t give our hands a break! Carpal tunnel is an occurrence that affects millions of people daily and can cause a great amount of discomfort. As busy people, we simply don’t have the time to deal... Read More

       

SCIENTISTS PREDICT LYME DISEASE TO SURGE THIS YEAR

 3 months ago



written by Jeffery West, MD

With kids heading off to camp this summer and families headed to the mountains or camping outdoors ticks can be a problem if not a life-long problem if infected with Lyme Disease or other tick related diseases. “It’s a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant during the months of April-September... Read More

       

TIME TO DROP THOSE SEASONAL ALLERGIES

 4 months ago



written by Jeffery West, MD

As we all know, allergy shots are literally a pain. The bothersome swelling, itchiness, and redness at the injection site are typically repeated monthly, sometimes up to 12 months before noticing an improvement in your allergy symptoms. Treatment is generally continued for roughly three to five years for most sufferers. That’s up to 60 sixty... Read More

       

SPRING FORWARD WITH GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY

 4 months ago



written by Robert Wilcox, MD

Gynecomastia is an unfortunate and bothersome condition that affects roughly 70% of men 50 years of age and older. Gynecomastia is an overgrowth of the tissue of the male chest, which is a combination of fatty tissue, as well as the normal glandular tissue found in men and women. Obesity can lease to a predominance... Read More

       

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS THAT CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN

 5 months ago



written by Theresa Garza, DO

Over 2/3 of the US population is overweight or obese, yet many of the medications used to treat obesity-related medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and depression can actually cause weight gain – even several pounds or more a month. It can be the drug itself or side effects from the drug. Some medications can... Read More

       

Posted in: Weight Loss

10 TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR SPINE SURGEON

 6 months ago



Having surgery on your spine is a very serious matter. These days, choosing a spine surgeon is no easy matter. You should not choose just anyone; you should only want the best. Here are a few tips that should help find the right spine surgeon. Spine Surgeon Checklist Board Certifications – The American Board of... Read More

       

STRESS IS EVERYWHERE!

 6 months ago



Managing stress in the 21st century can feel like an overwhelming task. The demands placed on achievement, work-life balance, and shuffling between computers, tablets, and smartphones can easily flood your brain with overstimulation. When you’re unable to process the information adequately, it can lead to health problems with heart disease, stomach ulcers, and stroke. Don’t... Read More

       

IT’S NOT A RACE, IT’S A JOURNEY | WEIGHT LOSS

 6 months ago



As we settle into 2017, this year’s most popular new year resolution is weight loss with life improvement trailing behind in second place. These two resolutions are mutually beneficial. With life improvements, such as better eating habits, physical activity, and an overall general positive attitude, comes the increased opportunity to lose weight. In addition, weight... Read More

       

URINARY INCONTINENCE – KEEPING IN TOUCH

 6 months ago



written by Maryann Prewitt, MD

Urinary incontinence or stress incontinence is a common and often embarrassing issue that no one likes or wants to talk about; if you’re experiencing urinary incontinence, you are not alone. Nearly 25-million people in the United States have the same problem. Men don’t get off, either approximately 10% of men are susceptible to this condition. When... Read More

       

THE WINTER ITCH | TREATING ECZEMA & DRY SKIN

 6 months ago



written by Daneeque Woolfolk, MD

Winter is here! You reach for a cup of hot chocolate and curl up to the fireplace as the temperature continues to drop outside. That warm, cozy sweater you’ve been excited about wearing for the winter season is rubbing your skin raw – triggering an unpleasant itch and irritation. With continued scratching, you find your... Read More

       

ARE YOU A C-SECTION MAMA?

 7 months ago



Most women desire to have a natural birth, but for those who cannot, a C-section is the next option. Nearly 1-in-3 women have a C-section due to a high-risk pregnancy or other health issues. A caesarean delivery or C-section is a surgical procedure for delivering a baby; they can be planned ahead of time, or due... Read More

       

TOP CAUSES OF LOW BACK PAIN

 7 months ago



written by Cameron Carmody, MD

We all have had low back pain at one time or another. Low back pain can range from a dull ache to I need to see a spine surgeon now! Low back pain usually begins after an activity, a sudden movement, or lifting a heavy object but can also arise without any strenuous exertion. Low... Read More

       

AGE SPOTS? GET RID OF THEM!

 7 months ago



written by David Hensley, MD

What Is an Age Spot? Age spots are flat spots that vary in color and size. Sometimes they appear brown, black, or even gray in color. You may have heard the term by other names, such as “liver spots” or “sun spots.” Age spots are a result of excess skin pigmentation and tend to occur... Read More

       

IS BREAKFAST IMPORTANT?

 7 months ago



As a child growing up, we were told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is this true? Often, we find ourselves skipping it. A survey by the NPD Group found that 31-million Americans, about 10 percent of the U.S. population, do not eat breakfast.  Some people skip it due to... Read More

       

SUNGLASSES OR SUNBURNED EYES?

 7 months ago



Many of us buy sunglasses to make a fashion statement, but sunglasses were designed originally to protect our eyes from UV rays. With winter still in full swing, we often don’t think of solar UV rays affecting us in cold weather. Typically, when we hear about UV safety we only think to protect our skin... Read More

       

NERVE PAIN VS. NERVE DAMAGE

 7 months ago



written by Sherine Reno, MD

Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage are similar but not the same. The thing about it is, you can have one without the other, but you cannot have the other without the one. Let that sink in. Sounds like a riddle. You can experience nerve damage without nerve pain, but you cannot experience nerve pain without... Read More

       

PROSTATE CANCER & THE GLEASON SCORE

 8 months ago



If you’re scheduled for a prostate biopsy, you will receive a Gleason score, which is a measure of how aggressively your cancer might behave. Pathologist Dr. Donald Gleason discovered this system in the 1960s. He founded the five different types of prostate cancer cells, ranging from least aggressive to most aggressive. To begin, your doctor... Read More

       

REVIVE YOUR NEW YEAR WITH VAGINAL REJUVENATION

 8 months ago



When you think about having plastic surgery, you probably think about surgery on the nose, breast, or stomach. Having surgery on the vaginal area is not something that usually comes to mind. Plastic surgery is often about enhancing the look of a body part, rather than the function. With vaginal rejuvenation, surgery is not necessarily... Read More

       

Posted in: Gynecology

YOUR METABOLISM & WEIGHT LOSS

 8 months ago



written by Theresa Garza, DO

When you were younger, it seemed like you could eat anything and not gain a pound. Now that you are older, everything sticks to you like glue, and the tricks you used in your 20s to lose a few pounds just don’t work anymore. Metabolism is one factor that makes it more challenging to lose... Read More

       

IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME!

 8 months ago



written by Ken Hopper, MD

“It’s not you, it’s me!” We typically hear this phrase when someone is lightly breaking the news to a partner when ending the relationship. Relationships are hard; there’s no doubt about that, but when you deal with silent killers, it may complicate things further. Silent killers are not serious health conditions like aneurysms or diabetes.... Read More

       

WAX IN, WAX OUT

 8 months ago



written by Marc Dean, MD

You put your finger in your ear and feel something nasty and sticky. This is known as earwax. Most of us find it completely gross. Sometimes the thought is since you have ear wax, you did not clean your ears. This is not the case and contrary to popular belief, ear wax is a good... Read More

       

THE PAINFUL TRUTH OF PTSD

 8 months ago



written by Pat Rabjohn, MD

During the holiday season, sufferers of PTSD tend to have a more difficult time dealing with their symptoms. There are a number of issues that surface around this time of year, such as feeling like an outsider in a gathering of family and friends, having an overwhelming a sense of guilt or irritability, and a... Read More

       

A PRICELESS PRESENT | TUMMY TUCK

 8 months ago



As we are closing out 2016, it’s time to start thinking about your resolutions for the New Year. Is a tummy tuck something you’ve considered but had repeatedly put off over the years? Perhaps 2017 is the time to act! Between 2008 and 2013, researchers found that approximately 25,000 Americans had a tummy tuck and... Read More

       

A PRICELESS PRESENT | BODY SCULPTING WITH LIPO

 8 months ago



With the holidays coming up, liposuction is in hot demand! Liposuction is a procedure performed to reshape areas that are disproportionate to the other areas of your body. It’s mostly performed to eliminate problem areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. Last year, over 15-million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed... Read More

       

A PRICELESS PRESENT | BREAST AUGMENTATION

 8 months ago



The holidays are here, and tis’ the season for cocktail parties and social events; whether it’s with friends, family, and business affairs. You dig out that gorgeous little black dress from your closet to find it doesn’t quite fit your breasts like you had hoped. To make matters worse, push up bras just don’t cut... Read More

       

LIFTRON THERMATRIX | NEW SKIN REJUVENATION FOR ALL SKIN TYPES!

 9 months ago



Word on the street is if you have a party coming up its time for skin rejuvenation with the Liftron Thermatrix for all skin types! Looking for a quick, simple solution to easing those crows feet or contouring those upper arms? Or perhaps you’ve developed some discoloration on your skin or scarring that no at-home... Read More

       

5 WAYS OF TREATING OSTEOARTHRITIS

 9 months ago



written by Amit Mirchandani, MD

Osteoarthritis, one of the most common adult joint diseases, is one of the leading causes of chronic pain and disability in the world. In fact, approximately 50 million Americans have joint arthritis. Current treatments that we have available to treat joint arthritis include: Anti-Inflammatories & Narcotics Steroid Injections Joint Replacement Why Traditional Doesn’t Always Work... Read More

       

FEELING FIBROMYALGIA

 9 months ago



You can’t think clearly, confusion proves it difficult to describe your symptoms– Fibromyalgia may be the culprit. If you are having trouble sleeping and upon waking it feels as if you have the flu. If you’re tired, exhausted, and your body hurts all over. After pushing yourself, day after day lab tests show no diagnosis,... Read More

       

FINDING TIME FOR YOU

 9 months ago



written by Ken Hopper, MD

Are you able to self-soothe? Are you aware of your emotions, thoughts, feelings and behaviors? Do you utilize healthy ways to cope with stress and problems? Can you empathize with the emotions and feelings of others? If so, then more than likely you have good emotional health. However, living in today’s world, in the hustle... Read More

       

OOPS! I POPPED IT AGAIN

 9 months ago



written by John Burns, MD

Nearly 17 million people in America have acne and suffer from acne scars. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions and it comes in all shapes and forms. Sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to manage. As soon as you get a breakout, it’s easy to pick and poke at it. You try... Read More

       

OPIATES & PATIENT SAFETY

 9 months ago



written by Amit Mirchandani, MD

Does an 85-year-old female need the same dosage & quantity of opiates as a 35-year-old male? Does a ligament sprain require the same as a broken hip? Do any other factors play a role such as stress, smoking, or sleep? Does time of day matter in regards to a patient’s pain level? America makes up... Read More

       

WHAT IS A LOW CARB DIET?

 10 months ago



written by Theresa Garza, DO

Everybody is on a low-carb diet these days. What does that mean? Low-carb can be defined in different ways. The Obesity Medicine Association defines low-carb within the parameters of a restricted carb diet: Low Glycemic Index diet – Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbs in foods according to how they affect blood... Read More

       

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY – BIOTE

 10 months ago



written by Maryann Prewitt, MD

Back in the good old days, life was different for women. Childbirth was a game of heads and tails if the mother was going to survive, PMS was considered by others as an imaginary problem or women were crazy, and menopause was just another stage of life that every woman had to endure. Thanks to... Read More

       

TIME MAY NOT HEAL ALL WOUNDS…

 10 months ago



written by Pat Rabjohn, MD

At Rabjohn Behavioral Institute, an advanced and unique psychotherapy called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or simply EMDR, is helping people with PTSD, panic disorder, anxiety, low self-esteem, and other issues resulting from past trauma. What is EMDR? It has been known for awhile that early adverse life events may be the basis for a variety... Read More

       

LESS THAN IDEAL PLASTIC SURGERY? LET’S FIX IT!

 10 months ago



written by Ramsey Choucair, MD

We’ve all seen those cases of celebrities who either went too far with plastic surgery or put their procedure in the hands of a less than professional surgeon. There’s no need to add insult to injury and start naming names, however, it’s those botched procedures that prove there is such a thing as bad judgment... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

BYE-BYE BACK PAIN! EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS

 10 months ago



written by Sherine Reno, MD

If you have suffered from leg or low back pain your doctor may have mentioned the possibility of an epidural steroid injection. Epidural steroid injections are a common treatment for low back and leg pain. What Are ESI’s? They have been used as a treatment for lower back problems since 1952 and are still an... Read More

       

CHILLS & THRILLS | LATROPHOBIA – THE FEAR OF DOCTORS

 10 months ago



Latrophobia, better known as “white coat syndrome” is the medical term for fear of doctors and affects about 20% percent of the US population. This phobia is more common in children, but few adults still suffer from this. Cause of Latrophobia Although it is very common in children, it is not uncommon for adults to suffer... Read More

       

WHAT ARE THYROID NODULES?

 10 months ago



written by Rajesh Padmanabhan, MD

Last year alone, over 64,000 men and women were diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the U.S.  Women are two to three times more likely to develop cancerous nodules than men. In recent years, the advancement of new, highly sensitive diagnostic testing is leading to increased early detection and saving thousands of lives. The thyroid is... Read More

       

LOOK & FEEL YOUR BEST! THE FALL BEAUTY EVENT IS HERE

 10 months ago



The holidays will be here before you know it. Perhaps you’ve been considering a bit of Botox Cosmetic to smooth those worry lines or a cosmetic procedure but feel you lack the information to make an informed decision. We’ve got the event just for you! Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Denton Watumull, Regional Plastic Surgery Center... Read More

       

CHILLS & THRILLS | THE FEAR OF LOVE

 11 months ago



Do you get giddy when your crush comes around? Or have “butterflies” in your stomach just at the thought of seeing them? There’s no feeling like it in the world. But, for some, it can be the worst feeling in the world. Love has the ability to leave us vulnerable and feeling exposed. For those... Read More

       

INJECTABLES | YOU WON’T BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE

 11 months ago



written by Private: Jesse Smith, MD

There is no getting away from aging, but a facial filler also known in the world of cosmetics injectables can help us turn back time. With aging comes a lot of changes with the least favorite being a change in your skin. Just because you get older does not mean you have to look like... Read More

       

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN– COGNITIVE FUNCTION TODAY

 11 months ago



written by Ken Hopper, MD

Improving your cognitive function can be a game changer. Ask yourself what the definition of cognitive performance is. Chances are you have heard of the term cognition and may have even used it in conversation. We seem to intuitively understand that cognition is the way we learn about the world around us, and it includes... Read More

       

IS A BODY LIFT WORTH IT?

 11 months ago



Is a Body Lift Worth it? A question many of us ask following significant weight loss. If you’re looking for a transformation following a significant amount of weight, a Body Lift will offer the most dramatic change to your mid and lower body. 94% of patients that have a body lift are pleased that they... Read More

       

BREAST LIFT, BREAST AUGMENTATION, OR BOTH?

 11 months ago



written by Patty Young, MD

Looking for a change? When it comes to your breast only you and your plastic surgeon can determine which procedure(s) would look best. Typically, you have three options: A breast augmentation, breast lift or a combination of both based on your measurements. Sometimes they are talked about as if they are the same thing, but... Read More

       

SIGNS OF A CONCUSSION

 11 months ago



written by Sherine Reno, MD

A concussion is a brain injury that can alter the way your brain functions. The effects of a concussion are usually temporary but include headaches, memory, and balance. Concussions often occur after a blow to the head but can also happen when the head is violently shaken. “Because not all concussions cause a loss of... Read More

       

REAP THE BENEFITS OF BREAST REDUCTION

 11 months ago



written by Denton Watumull, MD

The excess weight of overly large breasts can prevent you from leading a healthy, active lifestyle resulting in both physical and emotional stress. If you have experienced physical pain, discomfort, and an overall unsatisfactory self-image over the years due to large breasts, you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery. The goal of breast... Read More

       

WORKDAY UPPER BACK PAIN | DON’T SLOUCH!

 11 months ago



written by Private: Douglas Won, MD

If you’re used to working at a desk all day, you are no stranger to upper back pain. Sometimes you may switch out chairs, even try medicine balls and various trendy seating that promotes a better posture. Even with countless options available to you, it can be tough to kick that burning and aching in... Read More

       

IS PNEUMONIA CONTAGIOUS?

 12 months ago



Is Pneumonia contagious? With approximately 10 million Americans acquiring pneumonia annually, we have to wonder, is it?  Pneumonia is a serious health problem that affects the lungs and has multiple causes. To understand, you must understand its source. Various types of organisms cause the infection, such as viruses, fungi, bacteria, and parasites. Pneumonia itself is... Read More

       

WEIGHING IN ON WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS

 12 months ago



written by Theresa Garza, DO

When used in combination with medical weight loss programs, FDA-approved weight loss medications can be helpful not only with increasing both speed and amount of weight loss but also with reducing the sensation of hunger and increasing fullness. Prescription weight loss medications are not a substitute for a proper diet and exercise program – they are... Read More

       

PAIN AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

 12 months ago



written by Amit Mirchandani, MD

Often patients are merely treated for pain, rather than going to the source of the injury to fully heal it. For instance, if you go to your health care provider for knee pain, which is common amongst patients, the physician may suggest strong medications, steroid injections, and/or possible surgery. Medications can open the floodgates to... Read More

       

THE PAINFUL REALITY OF OSTEOARTHRITIS

 12 months ago



written by Mark LeDoux, MD

Osteoarthritis can make performing ordinary and everyday tasks at work or home much more challenging. Opening your bottle of vitamins in the morning, trying to grasp and maneuver your computer mouse, or grasping your steering wheel can become nearly impossible. Climbing one flight of stairs, standing up and sitting down on a chair, can be... Read More

       

Posted in: Pain Management

THE FAST FACTS OF LUPUS

 12 months ago



written by Scott Zashin, MD

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, organs inside the body. Lupus causes swelling and inflammation, along with signs and symptoms that usually last longer than six weeks. Some cases have only a few mild symptoms, and others have many, more severe symptoms. According to... Read More

       

UNDERSTANDING LIPOSUCTION

 12 months ago



written by Robert Wilcox, MD

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures today is Liposuction due to small, “hidden” scars, minimal downtime, and gratifying results, provided you are a good candidate. So, you ask, “What makes a good candidate?” Let’s answer a few questions…. Are you within 5-10 pounds of your ideal/goal weight? Do you have one or more areas... Read More

       

JOINTS – WHAT DO THEY DO?

 1 year ago



We have joints in places we did not even know possible. There are over 200 joints in the body and most of us think joints are areas of movement. That is not necessarily the case; joints are simply areas where two or more bones meet. There are three different types of joints, and their function... Read More

       

A HAIRY SITUATION | HAIR LOSS TREATMENT & MORE

 1 year ago



If you are looking to slow the rate that your hair is thinning, or stimulate the growth of new hairs, there is a broad range of non-surgical hair restoration and hair loss treatment options available. Many hair restoration products are designed to help you prevent hair loss and promote the regrowth of hairs that aren’t... Read More

       

A BLOODY BUSINESS | THE ZIKA VIRUS

 1 year ago



Is Zika a Bloody Business? The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus and was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys. Later, it was recognized in humans in 1952 in United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda. Outbreaks of the virus have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. Cases Diagnosed There... Read More

       

THE TRUTH OF MENINGITIS B | IS SHARING CARING?

 1 year ago



Seeing your child suffer from serious diseases is one of the hardest things for a mother to go through. For most parents, you only wish that you could exchange places with them. Now as school is starting back, you are preparing your child for that next level in life. As a mother, the pressure is... Read More

       

CUPPING: WHAT ARE THOSE SPOTS?

 1 year ago



If you have been watching the Olympics, I am pretty sure you might be wondering what are those dark red spots on the Olympians shoulders and back. Some say it is hickeys, while others like to refer to them as huge cigarette burns. Fortunately, that is not the case. These spots are due to a... Read More

       

ZIKA IN THE LONE STAR STATE

 1 year ago



The potential risk for Texans to obtain the Zika virus has increased. As of August 3rd, the Texas Department of State Health Services released an alert stating 93 cases have been reported thus far. With travel to Brazil for the Summer Olympics and local reports in Florida skyrocketing, Texas is prepared. “If Texas has local... Read More

       

KIDS, IT’S TIME TO GET PHYSICAL!

 1 year ago



It’s that time of year again; it’s time to prepare for physicals and back to school. Physicals are important for monitoring growth and making sure the child is progressing properly. Teachers and coaches have to know if the child has any physical problems or health issues, so they know what actions to take in case... Read More

       

THE BEST BREAST YET!

 1 year ago



written by Ramsey Choucair, MD

Ten years ago, breast implants were much more different than they are today. In 2015, breast augmentation surgery was the second most popular cosmetic procedure with a whopping 306,000 surgeries done in the U.S. according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Nowadays, our options range from types of implants, to different sizes and... Read More

       

PROPER POSTURE CAN LOWER YOUR PAIN

 1 year ago



written by Michael Boothby, MD

It is a common fact that having proper posture can help prevent problems; it makes sense doesn’t it? After all, your body is an amazingly complex organic machine. When one part of the machine is out of alignment, other parts will follow, and the integrity of the entire “machine” is compromised. Having poor posture is... Read More

       

YOUR BOOGERS MAY HOLD A LIFE-SAVING ANTIBIOTIC

 1 year ago



Wait… Did you just say that my boogers can produce an antibiotic?! Yes folks, you heard right. Scientists have recently discovered that the bacteria in your boogers kill off MRSA and other deadly germs. The newly discovered antibiotic in your boogers can kill off Staphylococcus aureus strains. These include MRSA and other “drug resistant foes.” Scientists... Read More

       

YOUR FOOD & MENTAL HEALTH

 1 year ago



You have most likely heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” But did you know that your personal nutrition can help curb (or exaggerate) your already existing depression and anxiety? Anxiety isn’t caused by what you eat, but if you are eating foods that are known to create anxiety symptoms and avoiding foods that... Read More

       

TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT

 1 year ago



written by Carr Vineyard, MD

Total ankle replacement, also called ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure for patients with arthritis of the ankle. Orthopedic foot and ankle specialists use this procedure to relieve pain and maintain motion in the ankle as opposed to an ankle fusion which relieves pain but eliminates motion. Dr. Carr Vineyard, is a renowned Orthopedic Surgeon in... Read More

       

FINDING A SURGEON, YOU TRUST | A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

 1 year ago



Surgeries that some consider routine can still sometimes cause serious complications. No matter how straightforward you think your surgery might be, you still want to be in the absolute best surgical hands. Today, your surgeon and hospital are especially important for procedures that are new or complex or even routine. You should be concerned and... Read More

       

YEAST INFECTIONS AND…YOGURT?

 1 year ago



Did someone just say yeast infection? Ugh, talk about a dump on your day. Unfortunately, as a woman, we all have experienced a yeast infection at some point, and they are no fun. You’ve tried everything from douches, garlic, tea tree oil and even cranberry juice. Suddenly, you come across the use of yogurt. Yes,... Read More

       

A SUMMER SEASON SLIM DOWN

 1 year ago



written by Susan Linder, MD

As we’ve settled into the summer season, are you finding that you are still trying to lose that stubborn weight? Have you tried, every summer, to lose that excess belly fat without success? Make this year different! Make the needed changes to take back your health. If that happens to include weight loss, then finding... Read More

       

DIABETES | THE SUGAR STRUGGLE

 1 year ago



written by Gregory Pearl, MD

Although diabetes is an extremely common disease, nearly 28% of the population does not know they have it. This is a very high percentage and a sad statistic. Sometimes people are not diagnosed until they fall into a diabetic coma. When it comes to diabetes, it is important to know the symptoms and risks. There... Read More

       

THE GALLBLADDER CAN BE A PAIN!

 1 year ago



written by Rajesh Padmanabhan, MD

The gallbladder is a tiny pear-shaped organ that sits just beneath the liver on the upper right side of your abdomen. Your gallbladder collects and stores bile- a chemical produced by the liver that helps in the digestion of fats. Gallbladder removal surgery might be necessary for some people who experience pain or other conditions.... Read More

       

SUMMER FLU… REALLY?

 1 year ago



You did everything you possibly could to try and avoid getting the flu all year and here it is summer and you feel like you have a case of the summer flu, is that possible? Yes, and it was able to find its way to you. Now, you’re stuck wondering, “how long do I have... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

TO FILL OR NOT TO FILL? BELLAFILL

 1 year ago



written by John Burns, MD

Struggling with acne problems, scarring and wrinkles can lead to feelings of frustration, poor self-image, and even depression. As you age, you begin to notice those fine lines and wrinkles surfacing. Since puberty, you may have battled acne at varying stages trying everything from lotion to medication but fail to see any method successfully rid... Read More

       

3D PRINTED SPINAL IMPLANTS|GROUNDBREAKING TECHNOLOGY

 1 year ago



written by Cameron Carmody, MD

3D Spinal Implants? Who has ever heard of such? You may have seen something like this on TV, but it is now becoming reality. Being able to print off spinal implants that fit perfectly for the patient is groundbreaking. Doctors are now literally printing custom made body parts for you. Everyone is different so trying... Read More

       

THE KEYS TO YOUR ULTIMATE FACELIFT

 1 year ago



written by Ramsey Choucair, MD

More than 125,000 facelifts were performed last year, and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the number of facelifts performed each year continues to increase. Facelifts remain popular for a good reason, the results can be amazing and can last for many years. Cosmetic surgery has come a long way over the years when... Read More

       

AN OPTION FOR THE NOSE THAT CAN’T BREATHE

 1 year ago



written by Marc Dean, MD

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) has proven to be a safe and effective minimally invasive procedure for sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medication. And have either had a sinus infection for more than 12 weeks or have 4 or more sinus infections each year. These patients are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis... Read More

       

PRP THERAPY & JOINT PAIN

 1 year ago



written by Joseph Cleaver, MD

Platelet-rich plasma – PRP therapy may be an answer to the aches and pains of getting older. “There comes a time when bending down, walking up the steps, and unscrewing jars are not the easiest things to do,” says Dr. Joseph Cleaver. Arthritis is one of the main culprits of pain and worsens as time... Read More

       

FOOD AND ANXIETY | YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

 1 year ago



You have most likely heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” Did you know that your nutrition can help curb (or exaggerate) your already existing depression and anxiety? If you are eating foods that are known to create anxiety symptoms and avoiding foods that fight anxiety, you could be contributing to your ever increasing... Read More

       

DON’T FACE THE PAIN | FACET JOINT INJECTIONS

 1 year ago



written by Mark LeDoux, MD

A back injury can get you down and have you unable to move. Whenever you are suffering from an injury, whether in the thorax, lumbar, or cervical region of the back, facet joint injections may be the best method for treating your pain. The injection is a numbing agent that helps relieve pain in the... Read More

       

PARKINSON’S DISEASE & MUHAMMAD ALI

 1 year ago



With great sadness, a legend of his own Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74 fighting a battle he could not win Parkinson’s disease. Ali had suffered from the disease since the early 80’s. As a three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer, he retired and committed his life to philanthropy and social activism. Did... Read More

       

GOUT AND THE BIG TOE

 1 year ago



written by Scott Zashin, MD

Gout is a common and treatable form of Arthritis affecting more than 2 million Americans caused by deposits of uric acid — a white, odorless crystal that accumulates in the body and causes redness and swelling of the joints. Attacks come on suddenly and are painful, lasting 3 to 10 days. Most people believe Gout... Read More

       

ZIKA VIRUS AND SAFE SEX GUIDELINES

 1 year ago



The World Health Organization has released safe sex guidelines for those who are returning from Zika-affected areas. The report recommends doubling the abstinence time from having sex; the initially suggested four weeks to eight weeks. Scientists have come to this conclusion from finding that the Zika Virus lingers longer in blood and other bodily fluids... Read More

       

SUFFERING FROM COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME?

 1 year ago



Studies indicate 70-90% of people who use computers three to more hours per day, whether for work or play suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome.  Computer Vision Syndrome or commonly called CVS is a medical condition, mostly temporary, resulting from your eyes focusing on your PC monitor or another display device for extended uninterrupted periods of time.... Read More

       

AFTER PREGNANCY: TO TUCK OR NOT TO TUCK?

 1 year ago



written by Anthony Nakamura, MD

If you’ve had a baby and have lost the weight you had gained but still have excess fat and skin around your mid-section perhaps its time to consider a tummy tuck also knows as an abdominoplasty to get ahead of the weight loss curve. Hormone Levels & Baby Weight Most plastic surgeons will advise you... Read More

       

WHAT MAKES A GREAT PLASTIC SURGEON?

 1 year ago



Plastic surgery is a big thing now. Everyone wants a thinner nose, bigger butt, and flatter tummy. Plastic surgery is expensive and should not be done by just anyone. You may go in expecting to have a body like J. Lo and come out looking like a no-no. You get what you pay for when... Read More

       

THE SECRET TO YOUTH – THE FACEPLAN

 1 year ago



written by Ramsey Choucair, MD

We all have the same basic goals; to look youthful, age naturally and to keep people guessing your age as the years go by. Yet we all share the same dilemma- which procedures, injections, and products do we use to achieve these goals?  We are a lucky generation to have options galore with the introduction... Read More

       

THE VIRTUAL HEART PREDICTOR

 1 year ago



Heart arrhythmias are a serious issue that can be life threatening. Whenever you suffer from a heart arrhythmia, the only treatment for you is a defibrillator. The defibrillator works by sensing an irregular heartbeat and jolting the heart to a regular pulse when one is sensed. Although a defibrillator is necessary for heart arrhythmia treatment,... Read More

       

KEEPING YOUR HANDS AND FINGERS LIMBER

 1 year ago



Your hands are one of the most used parts of your body. If you have a job that emphasizes typing or some other repetitive task that requires you to use your finger strength, you suffer from osteoarthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome,  or you’re just curious about increasing the flexibility, strength, and dexterity in your hands,... Read More

       

IN YOUR BALLPARK – PITCHER’S ELBOW

 1 year ago



written by Michael Boothby, MD

If you’ve ever joined in and sang a few words of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” then you have probably heard the term ‘pitcher’s elbow.’ “The reason baseball player are at a higher risk of elbow injuries is because of the overhand throwing motion putting continual significant stress on the elbow, ” says Fort... Read More

       

PELLET THERAPY, YOU MAY NEED IT EARLIER THAN YOU THINK!

 1 year ago



written by Susan Linder, MD

Did you know that after the age of thirty, your body could produce between 3% and 10% fewer hormones per year? Those percentages increase even further as you age. Having the right balance of hormones in your body is essential for staying in good health. Balanced hormones can also help prevent diseases that are brought... Read More

       

BOTOX: MORE THAN JUST LOOKS

 1 year ago



written by Mark LeDoux, MD

When you hear the word Botox, you usually think about the cosmetic uses. Botox does help you look younger by reducing crow’s feet and getting rid of frown lines, but now Botox has become a successful treatment for a lot of other disorders. Can you imagine going into the doctor’s office for a headache, getting... Read More

       

Posted in: Pain Management

A HOT COMMODITY: VAGINAL REJUVENATION

 1 year ago



written by Patty Young, MD

If you are considering vaginal rejuvenation, it is good to consider both the risks and the benefits. If you do not know what vaginal rejuvenation is, you need to know. I’m sure you are familiar with plastic surgery. Well, vaginal rejuvenation is just that, plastic surgery on the genitalia of a woman. It may come... Read More

       

SPRING IS IN THE AIR: ALLERGY TRIGGERS

 1 year ago



written by Marc Dean, MD

With April showers bring May flowers – As the trees start to bloom, and the pollen releases into the air, allergy sufferers begin their yearly ritual of sneezing and sniffling. Each year, 58 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis, most commonly known as hay fever. Fort Worth Otolaryngologist Dr. Marc Dean shares, “In most... Read More

       

DONATE TODAY, SAVE A LIFE TOMORROW!

 1 year ago



Many people are leery of organ and tissue donation. Most of that uncertainty comes from a lack of knowledge and the myths that are told concerning organ and tissue donation. The more people that are willing to donate organs and tissues, the more lives that can be saved. According to Mayo Clinic, 100,000 people in... Read More

       

TURN UP THE HEAT WITH SCULPSURE!

 1 year ago



written by Maryann Prewitt, MD

Gynecologist and Functional Medicine Specialist Dr. MaryAnn Prewitt now offers the newest clinically proven and FDA-cleared technology in reducing stubborn fat in just 25 minutes – SculpSure! When you check yourself in the mirror, are you happy with your body? No matter how hard we work at the gym or how careful we are with... Read More

       

TEXT NECK SYNDROME

 1 year ago



written by Mark Valente, DO

First, there was carpal tunnel syndrome, now “text neck” is the new tech-induced body condition. Text Neck Syndrome occurs when we are stuck in an unnatural posture of looking down for periods of time. This position leads to soreness in the neck and shoulders, tightness across the shoulders, and even chronic headaches. “The injuries from Text... Read More

       

CERVICAL ARTIFICIAL DISC REPLACEMENT

 1 year ago



written by Cameron Carmody, MD

Your cervical spine is made up of seven bones, called cervical vertebrae, stacked on top of each other in your neck area. In between your vertebrae are cervical discs. Your cervical discs is as a cushion for your vertebrae. Dallas Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Cameron Carmody says, “Cervical discs are a marvel of the human body,... Read More

       

APRIL: PARKINSON’S AWARENESS MONTH

 1 year ago



April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month! So many people are unaware of Parkinson’s disease because it does not affect them or anyone they know personally. Michael J. Fox has been the face of Parkinson’s Disease for many years. You may know Michael J. Fox from the sitcom Family Ties or the movie Back to the Future.... Read More

       

OUT-SMARTING SCIATICA

 1 year ago



written by Private: Douglas Won, MD

Simply put, sciatica is a symptom of the sciatic nerve being damaged or pressured for any reason. The sciatic nerve starts in the lower spine and travels through your hips and bottom, down the back of the thigh, through parts of the lower leg, and into the foot. Sciatica will usually affect one side of... Read More

       

Posted in: Spine Surgery

HERNIA SURGERY: KNOW THE FACTS

 1 year ago



written by Rajesh Padmanabhan, MD

There are approximately 600,000 hernia repair operations performed yearly in the United States. Hernias can happen to both men and women, and some people are born with hernias. Others have hernias develop over time. Board certified surgeon Dr. Rajesh Padmanabhan shares that if you have a hernia, surgery is necessary, saying, “A hernia does not... Read More

       

Posted in: General Surgery

NO MORE DROOPING! EYELID LIFT SURGERY

 1 year ago



written by John Burns, MD

Every year, hundreds of thousands of men and women choose procedures to improve the way they look. One of the most popular procedures is an eyelid lift. Droopy eyelids aren’t only a giveaway to your age but can also impair your vision. An eyelid lift, or Blepharoplasty, corrects these problems and removes puffiness and bags... Read More

       

VARICOSE VEINS

 1 year ago



written by Gregory Pearl, MD

Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that are visible just under the surface of the skin. They can form in other parts of the body but usually occur in the legs. Varicose veins are a common condition that causes few signs and symptoms. In some cases, however, they can cause mild to moderate pain,... Read More

       

EXPERIENCE MATTERS: BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY

 1 year ago



written by Denton Watumull, MD

When considering breast augmentation, naturally many women will be considering the size, shape, and appearance of their potential breasts, states Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Denton Watumull. For safety and outcome reasons, the experience of your surgeon also matters. Only plastic surgeons are extensively trained in cosmetic surgery on all parts of the face and body.... Read More

       

INCREASE YOUR ENERGY, NATURALLY

 1 year ago



written by Susan Linder, MD

It can happen to the best of us. We wake up wanting to hit the snooze button, bury our head in the pillow and sleep for just a few more hours. Or, we desperately need a nap just to get through those afternoon meetings. Functional medicine expert Dr. Susan Linder, Medical Director of HealthSpringMD, shares... Read More

       

BREAST IMPLANTS FOR YOUR BODY TYPE

 1 year ago



The decision to undergo a breast augmentation is a personal decision that takes courage and conviction. Dr. Mark Mason, Medical Director of Southlake Plastic Surgery encourages you to use that self-confidence to educate yourself so you can be a partner with your board certified plastic surgeon in the choice of your new implants. “By doing... Read More

       

THE JOY HAS BEEN SUCKED OUT OF MEDICINE

 1 year ago



It has happened to all of us. We make an appointment to see our physician. We have a headache and a stuffy nose. We make a mental list of all we would like to discuss with our doctor; the latest tummy troubles and the spot on your hand that is concerning. Your family history has... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?

 1 year ago



written by Private: Margaret Christensen, MD

Naturopathic medicine is the basis for what most of us refer to as Functional Medicine. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors combine centuries-old knowledge and philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health. The foundations of naturopathic medicine are rooted in several principles:... Read More

       

DIGESTIVE HEALTH: FACT VS. FICTION

 1 year ago



Myth 1: The More Fiber, the Better. Tired of having bran cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Maybe it’s time to ease up. Most experts agree that you need to get 25-30 grams of fiber per day for good digestive health. It is difficult for many to reach 25. However, some aim to go above... Read More

       

ACHILLES TENDON GOT YOU DOWN?

 1 year ago



written by Carr Vineyard, MD

If you have felt pain in the back of the leg or heel after running, it’s possible you have an Achilles tendon disorder such as Achilles tendinitis. The pain may become severe after prolonged running, sprinting, stair climbing or another sports activity. Dallas-Fort Worth’s Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. Carr Vineyard explains that... Read More

       

NO INCISION PAIN RELIEF

 1 year ago



written by Private: Douglas Won, MD

Commuting an hour in your car and then spending hours in front of the computer. Bending over to pick up your young kiddos. Sports injuries both old and new. All of these and many other everyday activities can make it easy for back pain to develop. As easy as it is to develop back pain,... Read More

       

OVERCOMING DEPRESSION

 1 year ago



written by Ken Hopper, MD

Do an internet search for “overcoming depression”. You’ll quickly notice the suggestions make it sound so simple- change your thinking, change your mood and kaboom! Depression is magically gone, right? But overcoming depression is not something you can accomplish in the blink of an eye, and it’s highly unlikely a google search will lead you to... Read More

       

ASTIGMATISM – AN IMPERFECT EYE

 1 year ago



written by Private: Phillips Kirk Labor, MD

Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear, round dome cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye. Usually, the cornea and lens are smooth and curved equally, this helps to focus light rays onto... Read More

       

BEACH BOD EDITION: COOLSCULPTING – GOODBYE LOVE HANDLES

 1 year ago



written by Ramsey Choucair, MD

Board certified Dallas-Fort Worth plastic surgeon, Dr. Ramsey Choucair says, “Coolsculpting is noninvasive, well tolerated, and has no downtime.”Coolsculpting uses cooling plates to cool fat cells, crystallize them, and then destroy them. The troublesome area, is selected, and a gel pad is placed on the skin to protect it from the extremely cold temperature. Once the... Read More

       

STRESSED OUT AND EXERCISING? NEWS YOU SHOULD KNOW

 1 year ago



written by Michael Boothby, MD

We all know that stress can be managed beautifully by exercise. After a long, tough day at the office, it can feel great to run it out on a treadmill and let the sweat wash away the stress. However, there is a bit of a catch that recent research has discovered. Chronic stress may interfere... Read More

       

BEACH BOD EDITION: BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT

 1 year ago



written by Private: Sam Jejurikar, MD

A nice tush isn’t just a trend that will come and go. It is a much desired physical attribute by both men and women. Not only does it instill confidence but it also helps attract the opposite sex. No sexism here, it’s how we are wired. And men, don’t think I’m pointing you out, it’s... Read More

       

THROAT CANCER: WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?

 2 years ago



Throat cancer refers to cancer of the voice box, the vocal cords, and other parts of the throat, such as the tonsils. Throat cancer is relatively uncommon when compared to other cancers. The National Cancer Institute estimates less than 2 percent of adults will be diagnosed with a form of throat cancer in their lifetime.... Read More

       

BEACH BOD EDITION: GYNECOMASTIA + LIPOSUCTION FOR MEN

 2 years ago



Gynecomastia is usually not caused by any serious medical problems; in fact, its cause is rarely identified. However, because there are some medical problems that do cause gynecomastia, your first step is to see your family doctor to rule this out. Ten years ago, Dr. Wilcox developed a new procedure in which he removes the tissue... Read More

       

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: HEADACHES & SPINE SURGERY

 2 years ago



All of us have had one at one time or another, sharp and stabbing, or dull and pounding, headaches are one of the most common sites of pain in the body, shares Dallas-Fort Worth Spine Surgeon Dr. Mark Valente.  Studies show in the United States, more people suffer from headaches than asthma, diabetes, and heart... Read More

       

Posted in: Spine Surgery

BEACH BOD EDITION: MINI TUMMY TUCK

 2 years ago



  Maybe you are trim and fit, but the skin in your abdominal area is loose and could use some tender loving care. Maybe the thought of a tummy tuck doesn’t sound quite right for you, and you are not sure of your options. You may only need a variation of the tummy tuck called... Read More

       

BEACH BOD EDITION: CRISALIX

 2 years ago



What if you could see your physical transformation before it actually happens? Have you wondered what you would look like with smaller or larger breasts? Or, with a nose job or chin wondered what you would look like with smaller or larger breasts? Or, with a nose job or chin reduction? Good news- the technology... Read More

       

THE FUNNY FACTS OF ANATOMY

 2 years ago



What makes someone left handed or right handed? If you are left handed, you are the odd man out. Only 11% of the world population is left-handed. You can easily see how few lefties there are by the vast number of right-handed gadgets, cooking tools that only fit comfortably in the right hand, and awkwardly... Read More

       

BEACH BOD EDITION: TUMMY TUCK

 2 years ago



With warm weather around the corner, it’s time to start planning for hitting the beach at spring break and summer. If you aren’t getting the results from all those stomach crunches, counting calories, and exercise, it is time to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Mark Mason, Medical Director of Southlake Plastic Surgery, has... Read More

       

A FACELIFT CAN LIFT YOUR SELF-ESTEEM

 2 years ago



Every morning when you look in the mirror, you see a vital part of your identity, and what makes the first impression on strangers. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the first places where the subtle signs of aging are detailed in fine lines and sagging skin. Dallas Plastic Surgeon Jesse Smith shares, “As we age... Read More

       

BEACH BOD EDITION: MOMMY MAKEOVER

 2 years ago



Pregnancy can take a significant toll on a woman’s body. A Mommy Makeover is a personalized combination of procedures that is designed to reverse changes to your body caused by pregnancy. Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura can perform a personalized Mommy Makeover to help you achieve the body contours and tone that you desire. Your custom... Read More

       

ZIKA VIRUS AND YOUR UNBORN CHILD

 2 years ago



Zika virus disease has become a nationally notifiable condition in 2016, the cause for alarm is “The cause for alarm is women for who are pregnant and infants as Zika can be passed during pregnancy putting the child at risk for a possible congenital infection and neurologic abnormalities” states Dallas OBGYN Dr. Nathan Thomas. The Zika... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

PAIN, PERIOD! THE TRUTH OF ENDOMETRIOSIS

 2 years ago



Monthly periods can be a nightmare for some women especially when they come with severe and incapacitating pain. It’s possible that your pain could be due to endometriosis. Endometriosis is so painful that some women are forced to abandon everyday activities. “Women live years suffering in silence as Endometriosis can take several years to diagnose,”... Read More

       

BENEFITS OF ROBOTIC SURGERY

 2 years ago



Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows surgeons to perform many types of complicated procedures with more flexibility, dexterity, precision and control than is possible with conventional techniques. In robotic surgery, which is associated with minimally invasive surgery, surgeon’s use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of small incisions using a robotic system. It... Read More

       

Posted in: General Surgery

FIVE MYTHS ABOUT YOUR GUT

 2 years ago



Myth 1: The More Fiber, the Better. Tired of having bran cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Maybe it’s time to ease up. Most experts agree that you need to get 25-30 grams of fiber per day. It is difficult for many to reach 25. However, some aim to go above and beyond the recommended... Read More

       

BREAST AUGMENTATION: SPRING HAS (ALMOST) SPRUNG!

 2 years ago



According to Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Denton Watumull, surgery times book up fast during Spring Break!  Did you know that they most popular time of the year to have a breast augmentation is in the spring?  If you are ready to look great in your swimsuit or sundress and want to schedule your breast augmentation... Read More

       

MOMS, KEEP THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ALIVE!

 2 years ago



The sad truth: By June, only 40% of people have stuck with their New Year resolutions. Studies show that by midyear, less than half had kept their January promises. Busy moms get hit the hardest – with the kids back at school and their extracurricular activities starting up, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours... Read More

       

WOMEN AND TESTOSTERONE

 2 years ago



Although men make greater amounts of testosterone than women, the hormone is essential for the survival of all animals. When testosterone falls below essential levels, both sexes suffer difficulty concentrating, decreased sexual desire, and diminished memory. Most people understand that testosterone is a hormone that is important for men, but did you know it is... Read More

       

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING IN 2016

 2 years ago



Positive thinking helps with more than stress management; it can improve your health! Is your glass-half-empty or half-full? How you see your glass may mirror how you see yourself, reflect your outlook on life, and indicate whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist.  Even more so, how you see your glass may affect your health.... Read More

       

THE BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT: KEEPING IT RIGHT AND TIGHT!

 2 years ago



We know we are still in the middle of the chilly holidays, but keep in mind, summer is only 6 months away and that gives us plenty of time to focus on that summer bod you’ve been dreaming of. It is a common misconception that a Brazilian Butt Lift has to result in huge buttocks.... Read More

       

9 REASONS YOUR FRIENDS USE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES

 2 years ago



We tend to think of “hormones” as something you don’t need until after menopause, but the truth is that many women’s hormones start lagging long before periods stop. “It is possible to reclaim your vitality,” says Dr. Amir Baluch, Medical Director of Juvia Med Spa – “You can feel good again with a proper lifestyle,... Read More

       

10 TIPS TO AVOID HOLIDAY STRESS

 2 years ago



Being home for the holidays is part of the joy of the season. But, for many of us, fighting through the crowds, delayed flights, and wintry roads with gifts, luggage, and kids in tow – making it home can be incredibly stressful. Book Early! Set your travel plans as early as possible to get cheaper... Read More

       

FATHER TIME AND THE PRECIOUS SPINE

 2 years ago



Father Time does not seem to be very kind to our bodies, including our precious spines. Our spines are just as susceptible to aging as our muscles, skin, and bones. Degenerative conditions of the spine are present in most seniors. “Back pain does not have to destroy your quality of life,” notes Dallas Fort Worth Minimally... Read More

       

Posted in: Spine Surgery

HAVE A COLD? WHEN NOT TO EXERCISE

 2 years ago



‘Tis the season for colds and flu. No matter how hard you work to take care of yourself, sometimes illness is inevitable. Should I rest? Should I exercise? Well, that all depends on how you feel. “Exercise could help or hurt, depending on your symptoms,” says Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael Boothby. Learn to discern. The Neck... Read More

       

HUSBANDS AND BOYFRIENDS HEAR THIS!

 2 years ago



There are two weeks left until Christmas and you’re still trying to find the perfect present for your sweetheart. Look no further! Whether it’s a Mommy Makeover, Brazilian Butt Lift, Tummy Tuck, or a Breast Augmentation, her newfound holiday cheer will be sure to last for years to come! FIND A TOP10MD COSMETIC | PLASTIC... Read More

       

NEED TO GET BACK TO YOUR GAME SOONER? LASER THERAPY IS HERE

 2 years ago



The Phoenix Thera-Lase System is a non-invasive, drug-free laser therapy treatment that provides accelerated healing of wounds and sports injuries while reducing inflammation related to soft tissue injuries as well as providing drug-free pain relief. “Our newest sports Laser has literally cut recovery time in half for many of our patients by making energy available so the... Read More

       

THE FACTS OF ADRENAL FATIGUE

 2 years ago



Do you always feel tired, moody and depressed? Do you still feel tired after waking up from a full night’s rest? Are you a zombie without your morning coffee and find it near impossible to say no to sugary and salty foods? These are all symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, or in lay terms, “adrenal fatigue”.... Read More

       

THE FICKLE NATURE OF FIBROIDS

 2 years ago



Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that develop in or just outside a woman’s uterus during childbearing years. Uterine fibroids develop from muscle cells that grow abnormally eventually forming a benign tumor. They can range in size from tiny seedlings to large masses that can alter and enlarge the uterus. Dr. Nathan Thomas,... Read More

       

UNITE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS

 2 years ago



As we commemorate Worlds AIDS Day, it is important to remind ourselves how vital education is in preventing the spread of this deadly disease. Education is power – take action now by informing yourself on the transmission and management of HIV/AIDS. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If untreated, HIV can lead to the disease... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

BRRRRR… THE WINTER BLUES

 2 years ago



If you feel your mood changing to blue and sad during what should be a happy holiday season, you might have a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Most people who have SAD begin to feel tired and moody in the fall, and it continues or worsens into the winter months. This depressive... Read More

       

SORE ABOUT SCIATICA

 2 years ago



Sciatica is a symptom. It refers to the pain that radiates down the sciatic nerve from your lower back to your hips and buttocks and down the leg. Characteristically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatic pain might feel like a bad leg cramp, or it can be a severe shooting pain that... Read More

       

Posted in: Pain Management

EAR TUBES: WHEN THE POPPING ISN’T STOPPING

 2 years ago



Many young children suffer from middle ear infections, known as otitis media, or OM. “If your child is experiencing multiple ear infections without signs of full recovery before the next one begins or has signs of hearing loss and or speech delay your child may be a candidate for an ear tube procedure.” Says Dr.... Read More

       

Posted in: Allergy | ENT

SPINAL STENOSIS: WHEN IT HURTS TO WALK!

 2 years ago



Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of spaces in the spine that causes pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.“The type of treatment you receive for spinal stenosis may vary, depending on the location of the stenosis and the severity of your signs and symptoms,” says Dallas Fort Worth Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon, Douglas Won, MD.... Read More

       

Posted in: Spine Surgery

ADDICTIVE FOODS TO STAY AWAY FROM!

 2 years ago



It should come as no surprise to anyone that ice cream and chocolate are more addictive than fruits and vegetables. New studies show that processed foods are not just problematic for your health but potentially addictive. Most of us have seen the results of the study showing Oreos being potential as addictive as heroin. It... Read More

       

WARM UP YOUR LOOK FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 2 years ago



It’s that time of year again, leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and bells are ringing but between the sun exposure from this last summer, genetics, and other environmental factors have left your skin not looking as fresh and youthful as in the past. Over time our face, brow, and eyebrows tend to descend, and... Read More

       

BRACHIOPLASTY – WAVE THOSE ARMS GIRL!

 2 years ago



Mom quit waving your arms! If you’ve heard it once, you will never forget it. Today, you can do something about the excess skin you keep hiding in long sleeved tops. Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Patty Young with Premier Plastic Surgery of Texas shares her thoughts on an arm lift, commonly called a Brachioplasty. “A... Read More

       

BREAST CANCER: WHEN THERE IS NOT A LUMP

 2 years ago



The most well-known symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass in the breast. Sometimes the mass is painless and hard with irregular edges, but sometimes they feel soft and rounded. Some may even be painful. But what if there isn’t a lump? What should women be looking for besides an unwelcome knot... Read More

       

GYNECOMASTIA – MEN AND BREASTS

 2 years ago



Don’t let Gynecomastia keep you from living your life to the fullest! Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Wilcox answers your questions on gynecomastia. Highly skilled Dr. Wilcox can help you regain your confidence with a simple procedure to reduce excessive breast tissue in men. What is Gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is an excess of fat cells and... Read More

       

STEM CELL THERAPY: NO DEBATE IT CAN HELP YOU

 2 years ago



What Is Stem Cell Therapy?  “Stem cell therapy is the concept of harnessing your body’s own healing potential to reverse some of the effects of different degenerative diseases and possibly injuries,” says Dallas Pain Management Specialists Drs Pablo Zeballos and Mark LeDoux. “The idea is that you can utilize something called stem cell therapy to reverse some of... Read More

       

Posted in: Pain Management

COSMETIC PROCEDURES ON THE RISE FOR MEN

 2 years ago



Visiting your local plastic surgeon is not just for women—total cosmetic procedures for men have risen 23% in 2014 since 2000 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2014 Plastic Surgery Statistics. Among the most popular cosmetic surgeries for men were tummy tucks, lower body lifts, and male breast reduction (gynecomastia). Men are also... Read More

       

AVOIDING SORE THROAT IN DRY WEATHER

 2 years ago



Though we may not experience very cold weather here in North Texas, if you travel for the holidays, here are some tips for maintaining throat health during colder, drier weather. Add Moisture to the Air – Running a humidifier at night helps keep congestion in the sinuses from drying out. This helps with your breathing... Read More

       

BREAST LIFT’S GAINING IN POPULARITY

 2 years ago



For so many women, much more important than breast size is a more beautiful, natural and youthful breast shape. When our breasts begin to lose their youthful appearance, and the shape and fullness begin to disappear due to pregnancy, weight gain and loss, heredity, or advancing age a breast lift might be an option for... Read More

       

ULTRASONIC LIPOSUCTION – SOUND WAVES & FAT

 2 years ago



Ultrasonic liposuction is not a weight control method or a remedy for obesity, but it is designed to remove unwanted fat cells in areas of your body that are disproportionate, giving you a smooth even contour. Ultrasonic liposuction is used to help contour your body in those areas that are not responsive to a healthy... Read More

       

SHOULDER PAIN- WHAT’S THE REAL ISSUE?

 2 years ago



Experiencing shoulder pain? Can you not lift your arm above the shoulder? If so, Dr. Wayne Burkhead of The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas shares “The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Since mobile joints are more susceptible to injury, shoulder pain is a very common condition.” Shoulder... Read More

       

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS = PAIN, SWELLING & STIFFNESS

 2 years ago



Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder affecting your joints and may cause pain in your hands, feet, knees, shoulders, neck, elbows and hips. Know Your Level of Disease Activity Rheumatoid arthritis or RA affects approximately 1 percent of the population translating to more than 2 million Americans yearly, with a 5:2 ratio of women... Read More

       

DO YOU NEED NECK PAIN RELIEF?

 2 years ago



Neck pain is a major public health problem affecting over 50% of the population yearly, in terms of your personal health and overall well being. “Most people experience occasional pain or stiffness in the neck at some point in their life” says, Dallas Fort Worth Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon, Douglas Won, MD–  “it’s a common complaint... Read More

       

EXPERIENCING BACK PAIN?

 2 years ago



If you have back pain you understand how much it can keep you from enjoying life. “With back pain it is difficult to not only do activities you once used to enjoy such as swimming, walking, biking, playing with your children, or doing the hokey pokey, but to perform everyday tasks. Driving, sitting at a... Read More

       

BREAST LIFT AFTER PREGNANCY

 2 years ago



“Pregnancy can cause an overabundance of changes to your body, and your breasts are no exception,” says Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Patty Young, Medical Director of Premier Plastic Surgery of Texas. The size and shape of your breasts can dramatically change following pregnancy and breast-feeding. The increase and decrease of hormones during pregnancy causes breasts... Read More

       

I HURT ALL OVER – FIBROMYALGIA

 2 years ago



Low Dose Naltrexone or LDN is a new treatment for fibromyalgia and pain from other autoimmune/inflammatory conditions and its inexpensive! Dallas Rheumatologist Dr. Scott Zashin shares his thoughts. Naltrexone HCL is an FDA approved medication that has been used for a long time to treat patients addicted to pain medications. In 2009, a small study was... Read More

       

PROBIOTICS – IT’S A GUT FEELING

 2 years ago



PROBIOTICS – It’s a Gut Feeling Your body is full of bacteria. Yes, bacteria but please don’t panic. Did you know that most bacteria are quite harmless? “The right bacteria has been linked to numerous health benefits such as improved digestion, weight loss, better skin, enhanced immune function, and a reduced risk of many diseases,”... Read More

       

GOODBYE DOUBLE CHIN

 2 years ago



To the delight of many, the FDA has now approved the coveted drug Kybella, an injectable drug intended to melt away chin fat. Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Burns, explains “the double chin (medically known as “submental fullness”) that has plagued people of all shapes and sizes has finally met its match, thanks to the newly... Read More

       

MOST COMMON EARLY PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

 2 years ago



Most Common Early Pregnancy Symptoms Since every woman is different, early pregnancy symptoms vary from one woman to the next. According to Dallas OBGYN Dr. Nathan Thomas, “some women even have different symptoms from one pregnancy to the next. In addition, some early pregnancy symptoms are subtle.” Symptoms such as the ones shared below may... Read More

       

Posted in: Obstetrics

NON-INVASIVE FAT REDUCTION LIPOSONIX

 2 years ago



Liposonix, a proven non-invasive fat reduction ultrasound technology, eliminates unwanted fat cells around the waist. Dr. Denton Watumull’s Dallas med spa, Regional Skin & Laser Center, is offering 20% off this procedure if you call by July 31! Liposonix, an effective aesthetic device, permanently eliminates an average of 1 inch of fat circumferentially along the... Read More

       

HERBAL & DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS – CAN YOU TRUST THEM?

 2 years ago



Herbal and dietary supplements…. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a plethora of questions regarding health and dietary supplements, most being as to whether we can trust them? Herbal and supplement companies market supplements as the “must have” supplements to add to your daily routine; When you really listen, they seem to... Read More

       

EMOTIONAL & HEALTH BENEFITS OF BREAST REDUCTION

 2 years ago



Breast reduction surgery can have both health and emotional benefits Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Denton Watumull, helps many women consider breast reduction surgery to alleviate physical pain, discomfort and improve their self-image along with their appearance. The excess weight of overly large breasts can cause difficulty in your ability to lead an active life and... Read More

       

TICKS AND LYME DISEASE IN TEXAS

 2 years ago



What if your doctor told you that you had been cured of your disease, despite, lingering and worsening symptoms dealing with aches and pains barely getting through your day? Would you go back to the doctor or try a different doctor, especially if your symptoms were extremely severe, such as seizures, paralysis, or dementia?  This... Read More

       

LOOK YEARS YOUNGER – THE SKINPEN

 2 years ago



Everyone is jumping on the SkinPen bandwagon. Why? “Because it works” says, Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura a Dallas Plastic Surgeon. Some compare the SkinPen results to or even better than painful laser treatments or skin peels that require days of downtime. Although micro-needling has been around, the SkinPen is superior technology applied to this same... Read More

       

FACTS ABOUT FACELIFTS

 2 years ago



Facts about Facelifts…Do you Like the Reflection in Your Mirror? When it comes to facial surgery (facelifts) age is just a number. “How old should I be before I get a facelift?”…we hear that question all the time. However, your actual age has very little (or nothing) to do with your actual facial “aging”. What... Read More

       

THE PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS

 2 years ago



Recent research has found that chronic stress may actually impair the body’s ability to recover from exercise. “If you’re under a lot of stress, your workouts could leave you extra sore and tired—and too much of that can lead to injury,” says Fort Worth Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael Boothby. The Physical Effects of Psychological Stress... Read More

       

THE RETURN OF THE IUD

 2 years ago



After being considered primitive for decades, IUDs have been rising rapidly among American women in recent years. Strong endorsements from birth-control experts are leading the increase. IUDs are not for every woman, but top women’s health experts are saying they are a good option for most women. This is far different from the old days.... Read More

       

IS LIPOSUCTION OR A TUMMY TUCK RIGHT FOR ME?

 2 years ago



Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Denton Watumull helps many women consider tummy tuck surgery after they have finished having children. Childbirth can cause many modifications in your body that can be addressed with cosmetic surgery. Tummy tuck surgery, also known as Abdominoplasty, can help your stomach area to appear firmer and more youthful, possibly even better... Read More

       

WHAT’S YOUR MOMMY MAKEOVER LOOK LIKE?

 2 years ago



Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gregory Stagnone gets daily calls for a “mommy makeover” and daily they ask the caller “what does that mean to you? – What’s YOUR mommy makeover look like” That’s typically followed by a minute of silence… So, we ask “what is it that YOU want from the procedure?” A mommy makeover... Read More

       

EXPERIENCING RED EYES FROM THE POOL? SHOCKING REASONS WHY!

 2 years ago



Are you or your children suffering from red eyes after being in a public pool? Suffering from stinging, nasal irritation or having difficulty breathing after being in the water or breathing the air at swimming pools, particularly indoor pools? New research indicates that these symptoms are an indication of poor water and indoor air quality... Read More

       

MORNING SICKNESS DURING PREGNANCY

 2 years ago



Morning sickness during pregnancy is common, believe it or not “relief is possible” says, Dallas Obstetrician Dr. Nathan Thomas. In fact, it’s estimated up to 80 percent of women experience some degree of morning sickness while pregnant. Most morning sickness is not harmful to your unborn baby. If you experience severe morning sickness that leads... Read More

       

THE 411’ S OF CC’S | GEL IMPLANTS

 2 years ago



Silicone gel breast implants are the preferred choice of most women for breast augmentation. “At The Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas, over 96% of our breast augmentations utilize silicone gel implants. Why? They look and feel more natural than saline implants,” says Dr. Gregory Stagnone.  Silicone gel breast implants come in pre-filled sizes (from 100 cc’s to... Read More

       

IS YOUR NOSE A DISTRACTION? CAN YOU BREATHE?

 2 years ago



The nose is important for us to be able to breathe comfortably. Everyone knows how miserable we feel when we are congested with a head cold. Some of us, unfortunately, feel congested all the time or during times of increased need such as exercise. The nose is also important as it forms a major aesthetic... Read More

       

SUPER HUMAN VISION IN 8 MINUTES!

 2 years ago



A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age. Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who was looking for a way to optimize eyesight regardless of a person’s health or age, developed the lens named Ocumetics Bionic Lens. With this remarkable lens, patients would have... Read More

       

Posted in: Ophthalmology

PREPARE TO GET TUCKED… TUMMY TUCK THAT IS!

 2 years ago



Summer time is midriff time, swim time, and tummy tuck time. “It’s the time of year many dread as they look for swimsuits that will somehow conceal the middle section they desire to hide,” says Dr. Ramsey Choucair of Dallas TX. During winter months, hiding a middle is as easy as a pea coat over... Read More

       

COPING WITH DEPRESSION

 2 years ago



Depression is not “one size fits all,” particularly when it comes to the genders. “Not only are women more prone to depression than men, but also the causes of female depression and even the pattern of symptoms are often different,” says Pat Rabjohn, MD, PhD of Rabjohn Behavioral Institute. Many factors contribute to the unique... Read More

       

THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT IMPLANTS

 2 years ago



With more than 300,000 breast augmentations performed in the United States each year for both reconstructive and cosmetic reasons, it has become the most common plastic surgery procedure. Therefore, complications from breast augmentation are an issue that is impacting a significant number of, largely uninformed and unsuspecting women,” say’s Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Burns.... Read More

       

LOVE YOUR DERRIèRE

 2 years ago



A nice tush isn’t just a trend that will come and go. It is a much-desired physical attribute by both men and women. Not only does it help you feel confident and attractive but it also helps attract the opposite sex. No sexism here, it’s just how we are wired. And men, don’t think I’m... Read More

       

THE EFFICACY OF THE SHINGLES VACCINE

 2 years ago



How effective is the shingles vaccine? Why get it? According to the CDC almost 1 out of every 3 people in the US will develop shingles, also known as herpes zoster, in their lifetime. 1 million cases of shingles each year are reported alone. Even if you have had chickenpox you are still at risk... Read More

       

BELLY FAT CAN BE A KILLER

 2 years ago



Worried about that belly fat you’ve acquired? Where is it on your body? Fat under the skin is a cosmetic issue, not a health issue. It is the fat under the abdominal wall that causes the most health issues. If you have a lot of excess fat around your waist, even if you are not... Read More

       

SURVIVING MENOPAUSE WITH HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY – BY SUSAN K. LINDER, MD

 2 years ago



Menopause doesn’t have to feel like cruel and unusual punishment. It can be the turning point in your life when you decide only to become better as you age. Easier said than done though when you’re suffering from night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, thin bones, and insomnia. Also, should we even mention... Read More

       

KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE

 2 years ago



Keeping your children safe online is getting harder and harder. On April 15, 2015 the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas Physician-in-Training Permit of Abdussamed Kose, M.D. after determining he poses a continuing threat to public welfare.   The Texas Medical Board panel found that on March 30, 2015, Dr. Kose engaged... Read More

       

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE BREAST IMPLANTS

 2 years ago



If considering breast implants this summer, you need to contemplate the appropriate size. It can be tempting to pick a very large size or to choose a size without determining how they may actually affect your life. You should consider: 1.       Your current breast size. You must have enough existing breast tissue to cover the... Read More

       

TOP 5 KNEE INJURIES & THEIR SYMPTOMS

 2 years ago



Are you experiencing knee pain from a past knee injury? “If you’ve never experienced knee pain before, then you probably take the largest joint in your body for granted at times” states Dr. Michael Boothby a Fort Worth Orthopedic Surgeon. “Anyone who has ever experienced knee pain knows just how big a problem it can... Read More

       

LOSE WEIGHT FAST WITH THE HCG DIET!

 2 years ago



Lose Weight Fast You read the headlines “LOSE WEIGHT FAST” with the HCG Diet! Does it really work? Can you lose 30lbs in a month on HCG? According to Dr. Oz and Pieter Cohen, M.D. with the Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School yes, you can lose weight on the HCG diet, but not due... Read More

       

EXERCISE – WHEN IT’S TOO MUCH

 2 years ago



Exercise, we all know it’s good for us, but is it really possible to have too much? When it comes to too much of a good thing, exercise might be an example. According to several new studies, extreme endurance exercise (e.g., exercising over an hour a day, racing multiple marathons in a lifetime, participating in... Read More

       

THE BEST RHINOPLASTY – BY JESSE SMITH, MD

 2 years ago



Are you considering rhinoplasty in the near future? The best rhinoplasty harmonizes both function and beauty creating a nose any onlooker would attribute to Mother Nature. According to Dallas Fort Worth Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jesse Smith, the adage ‘a nose that looks good often breathes well’ should be the guiding principle for anyone seeking... Read More

       

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD GET THE MEASLES SHOT

 2 years ago



Have you thought about why you and your family should get the measles shot? Perhaps you should as the United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states reported to CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). This is the greatest number of cases since... Read More

       

10 WAYS TO FIGHT ACNE

 2 years ago



What is Acne? Acne is skin lesions or inflammation that occurs when sebaceous or oil glands of the skin get infected with bacteria and swell up. Acne is also known as pimples, pustules, papule, spots and zits. The sebaceous glands that are present throughout the skin except in palms and soles secrete a waxy or... Read More

       

WEIGHT LOSS – 6 WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED

 2 years ago



It’s tough to stay motivated and on track with weight-loss goals. Obstacles and temptation get in the way and sometimes that derails your progress. The good news is there are a wide variety of ways to keep you from giving up! Here are our top six fitness motivational tips that will help you stay motivated!... Read More

       

GET HEALTHY & STAY HEALTHY

 2 years ago



In the past, have you ever made a “get healthy & fit” resolution, only to burn out a month or two in? Have you started out strong and inspired, and then lost motivation? It’s not at all uncommon! Here are tips to keep the motivation going and for you to stick to your resolution! Part... Read More

       

IT’S MOUNTAIN CEDAR ALLERGY TIME

 2 years ago



Mountain Cedar Allergy also known as Cedar Fever Allergy hits us every year between November and February and lingers through March. 17.6 Million adults and 6.6 million children were diagnosed with pollen allergies last year alone. If your body is achy, your eyes are always bothering you and you seem to have a constant cold?... Read More

       

WHAT MAKES A RELATIONSHIP SUCCESSFUL?

 2 years ago



It’s after Valentines Day and we’re asking you what makes a relationship successful? You may be thinking, what kind of timing is this? Valentines Day is behind us and we’re in the clear! Well, what if relationships were more than that grand gesture of love on the world’s designated holiday? That’s too predictable right? So... Read More

       

8 EASY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS NOW!

 2 years ago



Do you need a few weight loss tips about now? Spring is three weeks away in Texas, with that being said– summer is right around the corner, despite our weather! And that means swimsuit season! Start today and you’ll be ready! In our eat-and-run, massive-portion-sized culture, maintaining a healthy weight can be tough—and losing weight,... Read More

       

EVERYTHING ABOUT BOTOX

 2 years ago



Just to cover our bases, let us first begin with the obvious about Botox. Botox is a prescription medication that is injected into muscles in the face for cosmetic purposes to diminish the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. The FDA first approved Botox 2002, to treat frown lines. According to the American Society... Read More

       

6 DEPRESSION MYTHS

 2 years ago



Popular depression myths often keep people from getting the treatment they need. We’ve sorted out the facts from the fiction for six common misconceptions. Six Depression Myths You Might Not Know  Depression is the leading cause of medical disability in the United States. And here’s another: Depression affects roughly 5 to 8 percent of American adults every... Read More

       

TEEN BARIATRIC SURGERY REDUCES BMI BY 30-40%

 2 years ago



Patients for Bariatric Surgery are Getting Younger & Younger In November, the Healthcare Professionals Network wrote a blog post about early pharmacotherapy for obese teens. The piece quoted figures from a Swedish study showed that lifestyle interventions only helped 2% of obese teens to achieve meaningful weight loss. And that although controversial, teen bariatric surgery could produce... Read More

       

SKIN CARE COMMANDMENTS: 7 HABITS FOR A HEALTHIER GLOW

 2 years ago



Develop 7 healthy skin care habits today! Our skin is the largest organ of the human body. It maintains our body temperature and protects our organs from bacteria. The average adult has a surface area of approximately 21 square feet and accounts for 6-10% of your body weight. It doesn’t take much to keep our... Read More

       

6 VITAMINS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD TAKE

 3 years ago



Women’s nutritional needs are constantly changing with age, but there are certainly several essential vitamins and minerals that you want to make sure to try and include in your diet on a regular basis, no matter your stage of life. Although there are so many more vitamins and minerals that are important for your diet,... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PEDIATRICIAN

 3 years ago



From names, to the color of the nursery and how you’ll raise your little one, parents to be have a lot to think about when a new baby is on the way. One of the most important decisions is choosing a doctor to care for your little guy or gal. Many doctors recommend selecting your... Read More

       

THE ART OF GRIEVING

 3 years ago



Can we resist grieving? Can we grieve with grace? We reached out to Mansfield Psychiatrist Dr. Pat Rabjohn of Rabjohn Behavioral Institute for his thoughts on how to handle our grief. Dr. Rabjohn states “It’s ok to feel sad, it’s ok to feel disappointed, it’s ok to be frustrated.  I think it’s so important when people... Read More

       

CURE DRY SKIN NATURALLY

 3 years ago



February is the month for love. It’s also when much of the country is in the thick of winter and our skin and hair are taking a beating from frigid weather and drying indoor heat. Since there’s nothing romantic about cracked lips or static-y hair, we’re giving you 4 all-natural remedies to beat winter dryness.... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

PSORIASIS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 3 years ago



Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can affect anyone, although it’s more common in people between the ages of 15 and 35. With this condition, your skin cells grow faster than normal. The body naturally develops new skin cells every month to replace skin that sheds or flakes off. New skin cells form within... Read More

       

WHAT’S INSOMNIA? WHAT CAN BE DONE?

 3 years ago



We all have a poor night’s sleep from time to time: those nights when you lie awake for hours trying desperately to go to sleep but can’t stop worrying about tomorrow. Or when you repeatedly wake up throughout the night, or can’t get back to sleep in the early hours of the morning. One-third of... Read More

       

COULD YOU HAVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?

 3 years ago



WHAT IS MS & WHO GETS IT? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and often disabling autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. You can get MS at any age but most people are diagnosed with it between the ages of 20-40. In the U.S. alone over 400,000 people have been diagnosed with MS. 200... Read More

       

CATARACT SURGERY – THE NEW ERA BY DR. PHILLIPS KIRK LABOR

 3 years ago



In a previous blog I discussed a new intraocular lens implant (IOL), which allows the surgeon to adjust the power of the lens to account for refractive errors after implantation. Although still in clinical trials for use in the U.S. this lens has been successfully used worldwide. This is among the many encouraging advancements that... Read More

       

ACHIEVE A TIGHT & TONED TUMMY FOR SUMMER

 3 years ago



Trying To Achieve A Tight & Toned Tummy For Summer? Dallas Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Sam Jejurikar shares his thoughts following pregnancy and/or weight loss can be difficult at best. Between diminished skin elasticity and loss of muscle tone it’s difficult to get motivated and even if we are motivated, exercise can do nothing for... Read More

       

BE AWESOME TODAY!

 3 years ago



       

DO YOU HAVE SEISMOPHOBIA? THE FEAR OF EARTHQUAKES

 3 years ago



As Dallas-Fort Worth rattles from the 12 earthquakes that jolted the area Tuesday and Wednesday with 1.6-3.6 magnitudes Top10MD takes a look at Seismophobia? The FEAR of Earthquakes. Let’s get real, everyone is scared of earthquakes to some degree — and for good reason. Earthquakes have been the cause of chaos and destruction across the... Read More

       

WHY MANY GIRLS WITH ADHD ARE LEFT UNTREATED

 3 years ago



According to the CDC boys (13.2%) were more likely than girls (5.6%) to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD. Over 6.4 million children are diagnosed yearly with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Boys will typically act out while girls will usually suffer in silence. In a recent newscast by Brian Williams with NBC Nightly News  Why... Read More

       

Posted in: Pediatrics

RESTORE YOUR PRE-PREGNANCY BODY WITH A MOMMY MAKEOVER! BY DR. JOHN BURNS

 3 years ago



In today’s image-focused society, the term, “Mommy Makeover” is used a lot, but who knows exactly what that means? Dr. John Burns, Dallas plastic surgeon, helps familiarizes us with this term and also explains what this includes in the plastic surgery arena. A mommy makeover is a term describing various plastic surgery procedures designed to address changes... Read More

       

BUTTER IN YOUR COFFEE: THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Yes, it’s the New Year and you heard us right! Try drinking your morning coffee with BUTTER in it!   So we’ve heard this news over the past couple of months and here are the facts. There is a right way and a wrong to do this. 1. Use Upgraded Beans When Brewing Your Coffee  What... Read More

       

A NATURAL APPEARING FACELIFT BY JESSE SMITH, MD

 3 years ago



Dallas Fort Worth Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jesse Smith shares with us insights on achieving natural results with a facelift. Read more below! Have you ever looked in the mirror and used your fingers to elevate the skin and structures of your face? Did you like what you saw because it reminded you of a... Read More

       

5 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS WORTH TRYING

 3 years ago



Let me begin by saying that this isn’t your ordinary list of New Year’s resolutions. I’m not going to tell you to go on a strict diet, or exercise more…alas! These resolutions are for wholeness of being and yes, they will lead to better health, happiness and contentment. 1. Get Organized This is a staple... Read More

       

10 SKIN SECRETS DERMATOLOGISTS WANT YOU TO KNOW

 3 years ago

What are those secrets to great skin health? We know our dermatologists know them, so here’s their chance to give us all those tips to a brighter glow! Take Note of Your Symptoms Prior To Your Appointment Do you ever feel like the moment you get those precious 5 minutes with your dermatologist, all your... Read More

       

6 FOODS THAT HELP RELIEVE CHRONIC PAIN

 3 years ago



When we experience pain in our body, that is usually the body’s way of telling us something is damaged. According to a recent Institute of Medicine Report, pain as a health problem, costs the U.S. $560-$635 billion dollars annually. Furthermore, 100 million Americans are said to have chronic pain (2). Back in 2009, the Mayo... Read More

       

HEALTHIER DRINK OPTIONS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 3 years ago



It’s holiday time! Yes, we are in the midst of it… parties with big fat spreads of food including chips and dip, peppermint bark, cookies and more appetizer options than we know what to do with. On top of that, add the drink options of beer, wine and cocktails. So how do we keep our... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

 3 years ago



It’s that time of year again, when houses of overflowing with people, several of whom, you haven’t spoken to in a year. Add on top of that: coordinating meals, cleaning up after meals, and running that last minute errand just in time to get your child’s coveted toy- item that just got back in stock!... Read More

       

7 SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE HEART ISSUES | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Researchers have done a lot of work over the past several years to conclude that there are several seemingly insignificant symptoms that can arise in different parts of the body that could be pointing to a heart issue. So now is the time to get informed in order to help catch and prevent any heart... Read More

       

DEPRESSION IN THE WINTER MONTHS | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Here we are in the midst of it, shorter days, cloudy skies, bitter, cold weather and by the early evening, it’s already dark outside. If that’s not a recipe for getting a little down, I don’t know what is! But really, does the winter season magnify the symptoms of depression? Depression Study in Netherlands In... Read More

       

CELEBRITIES IN THEIR 70’S DEFYING THEIR AGE

 3 years ago



Raquel Welch, Judi Dench, Jane Fonda, Tina Turner, Sean Connery, Harrison Ford…what do all these amazing stars have in common? They are all in their 70’s! But surprisingly, they don’t look a bit older than 50! We really are entering into an age where the affects of aging are being bypassed by concisely, mastered surgical... Read More

       

SIZE MATTERS! 3D IMAGING FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!

 3 years ago



Size matters! “Seeing a 3D picture of your Before & After pictures prior to ever undergoing a breast augmentation procedure through imaging is now available,” says Dallas’ plastic surgeon, Dr. John Burns. “Picking the right sized implant is probably the most anxiety provoking decision that patients face when considering breast enhancement.”   Dr. John Burns... Read More

       

HYSTERECTOMIES – CAN THEY BE PREVENTED?

 3 years ago



600,000 Hysterectomies Are Performed Each Year… Dr. Marina Johnson, a board certified endocrinologist and pharmacist, with over two decades in clinical experience treating menopause, talks to us about how hysterectomies can be prevented. A hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgery, after C-section, for women of reproductive age in the United States.  The latest... Read More

       

WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT PROTEIN? | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Importance of Protein To Our Bodies Why does everyone always talk about the importance of protein within our diets? This is because protein is essential for our body to use in order to repair old tissue and build new tissue. We also need protein to make hormones, enzymes and other bodily chemicals. And it’s an... Read More

       

WHY MEN REACH FOR MEAT & WOMEN REACH FOR CHOCOLATE

 3 years ago



Ever wonder why men reach for meat and women reach for chocolate? Why is it that we have this perception of these gender-linked eating patterns? Does it have anything to do with our biology and what our body needs? Study on Chocolate Cravings In the U.S. Report, 40% of women were shown to have chocolate... Read More

       

COULD THE FEAR OF BEING FAT MAKE YOU FAT?

 3 years ago



Remember those teen years…when you were so hard on yourself, so competitive, and never thought you were thin enough? Ok…I’m speaking to all you women out there! Many of us may have thought we weren’t thin by playing the comparison game with others who were still as skinny as beanpoles, because they had not, in... Read More

       

IMPROVE YOUR REAR VIEW | BUTT LIFT | BUTT AUGMENTATION

 3 years ago



Dr. John L. Burns Jr. shares his insight on the widespread popularity of the butt augmentation procedure (commonly referred to as a butt lift) and the evolution of the plastic surgery techniques that go along with it. Importantly, butt augmentation should be viewed as both a volume and shape procedure. The idea that bigger is... Read More

       

CONSUMPTION OF TRANS FATS LINKED TO MEMORY LOSS

 3 years ago



When you hear the word trans fats, a few things should immediately come to mind: margarine, partially hydrogenated oil, and in general, packaged cookies and crackers. For decades now, trans fats (specifically margarine) have been used to help increase the shelf life of many packaged foods. Study on Trans Fats In a recent study, 690... Read More

       

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

 3 years ago



Happy Thanksgiving, wishing you and your family a blessed holiday! Peace ~ The Top10MD Team Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

HOW TO STAY FIT & HEALTHY THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

 3 years ago



Yes, we’ve all heard it before, if you do this and do that, you can lose weight. Or… if you just tweak this one thing, the pounds are going to melt right off of you. Well, that’s not what I want to address today. I want to give you a couple doable actions and habits... Read More

       

4 BASIC HEALTH TIPS PRACTICED BY MODELS

 3 years ago



Oftentimes we can get so swept off our feet by how beautiful a model is, that we wonder, gosh what are her beauty secrets?  Several models who have been in the modeling industry for decades, have shared a few beauty tips that they’ve consistently practiced, in order to maintain their youthful glow, radiant skin and... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

4 SURPRISING CLUES YOU MIGHT HAVE CLOGGED ARTERIES: FOODS TO EAT FOR A HEALTHY HEART

 3 years ago



Each year, over 700,000 people in the U.S. have a heart attack and 400,000 people in the U.S. die of coronary heart disease. Not only is preventing heart disease in patients a main goal to doctors, but early prevention is the next most critical thing. Almost 80% of heart disease is preventable and can be... Read More

       

SURGEON IN CRITICAL CONDITION FROM EBOLA BEING TREATED IN NEBRASKA

 3 years ago



General surgeon, Martin Salia, was working in Sierra Leone at the Kissy United Methodist Hospital when he contracted the Ebola virus and now is in a Nebraska hospital and is in severely critical condition.  Originally, from Maryland, Salia was first showing ebola symptoms on Nov.6, but originally tested negative.  Then, on Monday, November 11, he... Read More

       

3 FACTS YOU MUST KNOW REGARDING EARWAX

 3 years ago



I know what you’re thinking. You’ve read the title and the first thing you don’t want to be told is, “Stop using Q-tips.” Well, it’s sad but true. Q-tips can push wax further back into your ear, while also removing some of it. But earwax is a good thing! The body purposefully produces it in... Read More

       

HOW TO DRESS & STAY WARM THROUGH THIS COLD FRONT!

 3 years ago



The Mistakes We Often Make When Trying To Dress Warmly More often than not, people have trouble dressing and staying warm during these bitter bouts of cold during the winter season. Yes, it’s true that your body is going to prioritize keeping your organs warm, around your core, more so than your extremities, but did you... Read More

       

COLON CANCER’S POTENTIAL SURGE AMONG YOUNGER PEOPLE

 3 years ago



Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women, as well as the third most popular cause of a cancerous death.   The Washington AFP says that people under the age of 34 have double the risk they used to of getting colon cancer over the next 15 years. A study conducted by... Read More

       

DALLAS EBOLA MONITORING HAS ENDED

 3 years ago



As of Friday, 177 people being monitored in Dallas, who officials say could have had contact with the deadly Ebola virus, are declared free of risk. The incubation period for Ebola is 21-days. President George W. Bush met with one  of those patients, nurse Amber Vinson, during a visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the facility where... Read More

       

HOW THE BRAIN JUDGES CHARACTER OFF OF FACIAL APPEARANCE | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Something very important that we do everyday, but hardly think about, is deciding whom to trust.   Trusting the wrong person can often end up in personal or financial crisis such as being in an abusive relationship, choosing a dishonest business partner, or leaving a party with the wrong person and getting date raped… the list... Read More

       

KATE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE SUFFERS FROM SEVERE PREGNANCY SICKNESS

 3 years ago



After all the attention that the Duchess of Cambridge is getting for experiencing sickness during her pregnancy, let it be made clear that this is not morning sickness. Kate is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), which is like morning sickness on steroids. It can’t be cured with ginger ale and saltine crackers. Severe cases of HG... Read More

       

4 INTERESTING HEALTH FACTS WITH THE FALL TIME CHANGE |TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Although everyone seems to jump for joy at the thought of getting an extra hour of sleep when the time changes, there’s a real question we want to address. Does that extra hour of sleep you got over the weekend give you a health boost or does it hurt it? Circadian Rhythms There has been... Read More

       

5 OF THE WORST SKINCARE HABITS WE ALL DO

 3 years ago



It’s pretty common to struggle with that feeling that no matter what skincare routines you try, your skin never seems to have that flawless look. Even though this may seem to be the case, there are definitely some basic mistakes that we can stop doing to be on the road to clearer skin. Get informed... Read More

       

TREATING EBOLA: THE MEDICAL STAFF TELL THE INSIDE STORY TO SCOTT PELLEY

 3 years ago



The medical staff who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., tell the inside story to Scott Pelley. There’s more to the story. Doctors and nurses put their lives at risk every time they walk into work. This interview is moving in many ways. Ebola: CBS News Inside Edition Interview... Read More

       

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE RELIEVE PAIN?

 3 years ago



How Does Acupuncture Reduce Pain in One Session? Gail Daugherty, LAc, MAcOM, Dipl. O.M., MBA Acupuncture is no longer viewed as an exotic alternative treatment. It has remained as one of the fastest growing integrative medical procedures since it was introduced in the United States in the 1970’s. It would have never lasted this long... Read More

       

REGIONAL PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER BEAUTY EVENT TONIGHT! | TOP10MD

 3 years ago

The Regional Plastic Surgery Center is hosting their annual Fall Beauty Event TONIGHT, Thursday, October 16 in Richardson, TX.  Top10MD.com top ranked board certified plastic surgeon, Denton Watumull, MD, F.AC.S. and partners will speak about cosmetic surgery, skincare and laser treatments.  Also, to encourage awareness of breast cancer, they are hosting a contest honoring heroes... Read More

       

FACTS ABOUT CANCER | IMPORTANCE OF DIET | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



For years now, medical professionals have said chemotherapy is the only way to try to remove cancer…”try” being the key word. Finally, with collaborative studies and medical research, there several proven ways to stop “feeding” potential cancer cells and actually “starve” them to death without having to resort to chemotherapy treatment. Facts to Know About... Read More

       

HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIVER | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



We are bombarded by toxins daily and need to begin thinking of a strategy to detoxify our liver! Unbelievably, the average American consumes 10 pounds of chemical additives in foods each year. On top of that, we are also consuming large quantities of pesticides, both sprayed on our food and in the air, so this... Read More

       

A BLOOD TEST TO PREDICT SUICIDE? |TOP10MD

 3 years ago



According to Johns Hopkins researchers, “Alterations to a single gene could predict risk of suicide.”  This chemical alteration due to reactions to stress, if confirmed in a larger study, could give doctor’s a reliable way to predict someone’s risk of suicide. According the the American Journal of Psychiatry, this discovery concerns a slight change in... Read More

       

EBOLA VIRUS SCREENING BEGINS AT 5 U.S. AIRPORTS

 3 years ago



Federal officials are implementing Ebola virus temperature screenings for passengers arriving from West Africa, at five American airports. They are beginning with Kennedy International Airport in New York within the next few days. According to officials, travelers at Washington Dulles International, O’Hare International, Hartsfield-Jackson International and Newark Liberty International will begin screening starting next week.... Read More

       

EATING TIPS FOR THE LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Let me guess, you’re one of those balanced and healthy eaters during the day, but the moment that those evening hours creep up on you, your diet’s gone out the window and you’re munching on anything to satisfy those fat, salt and sugar cravings. Don’t worry, we’re right there with you! You ask your significant... Read More

       

DALLAS PARAMEDICS UNDER EBOLA OBSERVATION | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Both Fire-Rescue paramedics, as well as Texas Health Presbyterian emergency room workers are under observation as they all had made contact with a patient who is carrying the Ebola virus. Tuesday evening, September 29th, a whole crew of Ebola experts from The Center of Disease Control & Prevention, was flown in from Atlanta to help... Read More

       

BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS HONORED AT DALLAS EVENT

 3 years ago



In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Regional Plastic Surgery Center is accepting nominations of heroes that have supported someone with breast cancer, breast reconstruction or supported breast cancer awareness.  The Breast Cancer Awareness Contest winner will be announced at Dr. Denton Watumull’s Fall Beauty Event on October 16, 2014. Read more… RICHARDSON, TX, Sept.... Read More

       

EXERCISE: A NATURAL REMEDY FOR ADHD | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Once again, research has found that exercise is a great “natural remedy” for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). University of Illinois professor, Charles Hillman, as well as his colleagues, found that physical activity had a positive influence on “cognitive control” which includes maintaining focus, resisting distraction, and cognitive flexibility of switching between tasks. Isn’t This... Read More

       

HAPPY WIFE..HAPPY LIFE | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Maybe that old saying, “Happy wife, happy life,” is a little more accurate than we thought.  According to a study conducted at Rutgers University, men tend to have a greater overall satisfaction and self-confidence boost when their wife is happy, than what men think about the state of their marital union. The study was conducted... Read More

       

VISION CORRECTION AT IT’S BEST

 3 years ago

Are you looking for vision correction? Are you tired of wearing glasses? Is your vision not what it used to be? Be it cataract removal, placing the newest intraocular “smart” lens or lasik surgery— it’s time for a change with vision correction surgery! Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world and cataract... Read More

       

Posted in: Ophthalmology

CATARACTS & THE FUTURE OF INTRAOCULAR LENS TECHNOLOGY | BY DR. PHILLIPS KIRK LABOR

 3 years ago



Cataract surgery, the replacement of the eye’s natural crystalline lens with an intraocular lens implant, has become one of the most common and safest outpatient surgeries performed in the United States today. 2009 statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Health Statistics Reports revealed the leading diagnosis at ambulatory surgery visits... Read More

       

Posted in: Ophthalmology

JOAN RIVERS’ SURGEON TAKES SELFIE IN OPERATING ROOM| TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Did I hear you correctly? The surgeon who was operating on Joan Rivers for her vocal chords procedure took a selfie as she was under anesthesia? Let’s step back for a second. Throughout the history of time, the head surgeon was to be the ‘Captain’ of the operating room, setting the tone for the procedure,... Read More

       

DELAY SCHOOL START TIMES – LET OUR CHILDREN SLEEP! | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Could delaying our school start times be the answer for our teens suffering from insufficient sleep? According to the nation’s largest pediatric group, there is a chronic sleep loss epidemic among teens, who have insufficient, erratic and delayed sleep patterns.  An effective countermeasure to this problem, could be to delay middle school and high school... Read More

       

THE FALL BEAUTY EVENT

 3 years ago



Regional Plastic Surgery Center will host their annual Fall Beauty Event on Thursday, October 16 in Richardson, TX. Top10MD.com’s top ranked board certified plastic surgeon, Denton Watumull, MD, FACS and partners will speak about cosmetic surgery, skincare and laser treatments. Also, to encourage awareness of breast cancer, they are hosting a contest honoring heroes and... Read More

       

GERMS AT THE WORKPLACE: BATTLING AGAINST THE COLD & FLU THIS FALL | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



There’s an epidemic spread of germs in the workplace, especially potential cold and flu viruses!  Microbiology professor, Charles Gerba, of the University of Arizona, conducted a study and then presented his findings at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, D.C.  This study found that germs spread throughout cubicles and the... Read More

       

5 SIGNS YOU NEED A DETOX THIS FALL

 3 years ago



Are You In Need of A Detox? Is it hard to remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep without waking up in the middle of the night?  How about your sugar cravings, are they through the roof?  And those allergies.. every year do they seem to be worse than before?  If so,... Read More

       

CANCER DOCTOR ADMITS TO GIVING PATIENT UNNEEDED CHEMO… | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Dr. Farid Fata, pleaded guilty to intentionally misdiagnosing healthy people with cancer and pumping dying patients with chemo to make money.   Validating your doctors credentials yearly is essential to your health. Top10MD.com validates and monitors our doctors credentials so you don’t have to.  Read the rest of this article at USA Today.    ... Read More

       

THE NEW PERMA FACIAL IMPLANT BY SURGISIL | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



That’s right ladies, there’s another semi-permanent facial implant solution out on the market!  It is an ongoing challenge in today’s facial plastic surgery arena to find that perfect solution which promotes tissue augmentation.  More often than not, result can be inconsistent and this ends in discouragement from both the doctor and the patient. Facial solutions... Read More

       

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BAR METHOD | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Has your standard elliptical or treadmill routine gotten old yet? We say yes! Bar classes are an exciting change of pace with a unique combination of ballet, yoga and core conditioning. Benefits & Attributes of the Bar Method      Low impact and very effective in muscle toning without bulk      Promotes a long... Read More

       

STAGGERING STATISTICS: DECLINE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Today, mental health has become a huge issue on University and college campuses around the globe. No matter your gender, age, race, or economic status, struggles with mental health are an impeding factor to many people’s academic success and overall well-being. What Sort of Mental Health Issues? These disorders can range from anxiety, depression, eating... Read More

       

LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



Was your mom right all along? Can we lower our blood pressure with Fruits and Vegetables?  I believe so!  No more  excuses now, eating fruits and vegetables every day will keep the doctor away! More distinctly, conclusive research has found a direct link between the consumption of fruits and vegetables to lower blood pressure and... Read More

       

SOMETHING EVERY COLLEGE FRESHMAN SHOULD KNOW…

 3 years ago



Its that time of year and THE year that you’ve anxiously anticipated.. time to move off to college!  Senior year finally came to a close and alas, there is nothing else you can do to “boost” your GPA.  You’ve got that new bedding for your dorm, enough toiletry accessories to last a lifetime, and even... Read More

       

BE AWESOME TODAY!

 3 years ago



If you don’t believe in miracles perhaps you’ve forgotten you are one!   Read More

       

READY TO START SEEING THE REAL YOU?

 3 years ago



Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery at it’s BEST! America’s Trusted Source – Top10MD connecting you to your city’s Top10 Medical Specialists in over 30 Specialties. We Validate Credentials Yearly – So You Don’t Have To! Read More

       

WHY VALIDATE YOUR DOCTORS?

 3 years ago



We validate your doctor’s credentials –so you don’t have to! Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

TOO MUCH SODIUM! WELL HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? | TOP10MD

 3 years ago



How many times have you heard a friend or peer put down your guilty food pleasures because “that food has way too much sodium.” I’ll never forget when I ran into my pediatrician at the grocery store, in the freezer section, and I was grabbing one of my favorite boxes of frozen country-ham and egg... Read More

       

FORT WORTH PHYSICIAN INFECTED WITH EBOLA

 3 years ago



Fort Worth physician, Dr. Kent Brantly, landed just days ago in Georgia for treatment of the Ebola virus.  Dr. Brantly arrived at Emory University Hospital after being evacuated from Monrovia, Liberia where he was previously being treated for Ebola. Although Brantly had shown signs of the disease for the past week, he managed to walk... Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

FACTS ABOUT THE EBOLA VIRUS

 3 years ago



Two Americans, including a doctor, were reported to be infected with the Ebola virus and Liberia’s lead Ebola doctor recently died from the virus. That news came amid a heavy toll — 1,323 infected in the current outbreak as of July 31, according to the World Health Organization. Of those infected, 729 had died, meaning... Read More

       

8 FACTS ABOUT SPERM

 3 years ago



8 Facts About Sperm There are a lot of rumors out there about sperm but what are the facts? We share 8 facts about sperm every man and woman should know and put the confusion to rest! 1. Yes, temperature does affect his sperm count. Think of this in relation to the changing seasons. During the... Read More

       

FOOD PREP SAVED THIS BUSY MOM

 3 years ago



It was 5:45 pm and I made a mad dash to my car. I called my husband and asked him to start dinner because I knew the kids would be hungry when we arrived home. He couldn’t because he was still at the office and wouldn’t be able to leave for at least another hour. ... Read More

       

DO YOU HAVE RUNNER’S ROADBLOCK?

 3 years ago



Do you have runner’s roadblock? A history of enjoying to run, but now you’ve just hit a wall? Maybe it seems like every possible roadblock occurs when it comes to actually hitting the pavement?  All of a sudden, the idea of going on a run is so intimidating! Overcoming Negative Emotions Sport’s psychologist Windee Weiss... Read More

       

LOSE WEIGHT AND FEEL GREAT THIS SUMMER WITH JUICING

 3 years ago



Juicing is widely known for its health benefits; a few days of juicing can definitely help you lose weight and feel great giving men and women that little extra glow in the summer. You may be familiar with the lemon juice, cayenne pepper cleanse Beyonce used a several years back to drop lbs for her... Read More

       

SOY – HAPPY & UNHAPPY FACTS TO KNOW

 3 years ago



Soy Facts From 1992 to 2006, the sale of soy foods increased from $300 million to almost 4 billion dollars, according to the Soyfoods Association of North America. Simultaneously, the soy industry has accumulated many mixed messages about the benefits and dangers of soy. Some of these messages include: ‘Soy is a great alternative source... Read More

       

UNDERSTAND PEERS IN YOUR WORKPLACE

 3 years ago



Understanding peers in your workplace can be trying. Have you ever tried to get a point across but realized you weren’t connecting? You thought you were making perfect sense, but the other person just didn’t get what you were saying? Thank goodness we are all made differently, because without that variety, the world could be... Read More

       

8 BENEFITS OF SLEEPING IN THE NUDE!

 3 years ago



Whether you have slept in the nude before or can barely imagine the thought of it… let yourself live a little and experiment with this new habit, maybe it will bring an unanticipated joy just when you needed it! Here are 8 benefits of sleeping in the nude: Self esteem. The more time you spend... Read More

       

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY AMERICA

 3 years ago



“What light is to the eyes, what air is to the lungs, what love is to the heart — liberty is to the soul of man.” -Robert Green Ingersoll Read More

       

Posted in: Healthy Living

ISAIAH AUSTIN DIAGNOSED WITH MARFAN SYNDROME | WHAT IS MARFAN SYNDROME?

 3 years ago



At age 20, just days before NBA Draft day, Isaiah Austin, who played basketball at Baylor, was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and his dreams of playing in the NBA were quickly dashed. Isaiah is choosing to look at the positive as he says, “I know basketball is not my life, it’s just something I enjoy... Read More

       

HOW TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL

 3 years ago



Have you been told you should have a lower cholesterol level? If you think you have a good cholesterol level based off a test taken ten years ago, think again! According to cardiologists, individuals, ages 20 and older, should have their cholesterol checked once every 5 years. If you happen to be at risk of... Read More

       

ARE YOU MAKING YOUR ALLERGIES WORSE?

 3 years ago



Yes, believe it or not, there are certain things that can make allergies worse, as well as other things to do to help alleviate your allergies.  By taking a few preventive measures, you can help banish certain symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes.  By trying these methods, you can help treat... Read More

       

OH THE BENEFITS OF YOGA!

 3 years ago



I get excited just thinking about all the benefits yoga has to offer! From improving your energy, mood and sleep, to enhancing your posture, and reducing food cravings, these are just a few of the benefits of yoga! Mind & Body Connection The mind and body connection during the yoga workout is the main distinguishing... Read More

       

HOME REMEDIES FOR CELLULITE

 3 years ago



Home remedies for cellulite… Really? Let’s be clear and say that most lotions, gels, creams, beauty treatments, and other home remedies cannot get rid of cellulite, but some of them can definitely reduce the appearance of it. So what is cellulite? According to authors, Braun-Falco and Scherwitz’s article, ‘So-Called Cellulite,’ the origin of the word... Read More

       

VENUS FREEZE: PAINLESS SKIN TIGHTENING THERAPY

 3 years ago



We all know that sometimes diet and exercise alone are just not enough to take care of our “problem areas.”  Venus Freeze is a new popular treatment that combines magnetic pulses and radio frequency technology to tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the look of cellulite.  It promises to deliver pain free... Read More

       

NEW FILLER LASTS TWO YEARS! FDA APPROVED JUVEDERM ‘VOLUMA’

 3 years ago



Juvederm Voluma XC has finally been FDA approved! It claims to be the first and only FDA filler to correct volume loss in the mid face, attributed to aging, and it can last up to two years! How Does Voluma Work? Voluma is supposed to stay in place for two years.  The unique aspect of... Read More

       

SLEEP & THE BRAIN

 3 years ago



Disruption of our sleep affects our brain, from disorders and poor habits and is likely the biggest health issue facing modern society, says Director of Sleep Medicine for Meridian Health in New Jersey, Carol Ash. She goes on to say that, “Sleep is a basic physiological need like water, food, and air, not getting enough... Read More

       

HEALTH BENEFITS OF YERBA MATE TEA

 3 years ago



Who knew that funny named tea, called Yerba Mate, had so many health benefits?! Is there really a collection of leaves that, when steeped in warm water, can help our body with digestion, mental focus, weight control, and in bringing oxygen to the blood? Yes, it’s called Yerba Mate! Weight Control Native South Americans used... Read More

       

ALLERGY REPORT: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?

 3 years ago



We often see pollen counts and allergy reports on the local news and ignore them.  Have you ever asked yourself this question? Do you continually wake up with a stuffy nose, headache, or feeling less than your best?  Perhaps, like millions of Americans, you suffer from allergies.  Did you know there is a way to... Read More

       

THE REAL YOU: COMMERCIAL

 3 years ago

Are you ready to see the real you? Are you ready for a Mommy Makeover? Take a look at our first Commercial and see how Top10MD can help you find the specialist to help you look and feel your best. Check out the Top 10 Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons. Read More

       

10 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE & STROKE

 3 years ago



You may think you’re young, active and healthy, therefore, when the topic of heart health comes up, none of your radars go off. Heart health is something to worry about later on, right? Not so! Believe it or not, preventative measures can be taken as young as your twenties to put you on the path to a... Read More

       

KALE, THE NEW SUPERFOOD

 3 years ago



While most restaurant menus today still use green vegetable options such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprout, kale is making its grand entrance as a superfood in our ever rising health awareness craze. Kale As A Beef Replacement? Touted as the “new beef,” one cup of kale contains all 9 essential amino acids, as well as... Read More

       

THE IDEAL BODY… ACROSS THE GLOBE

 3 years ago



While the U.S. ranks #1 in cosmetic procedures performed, other countries are a close second.. but not necessarily do they all focus on the same things to enhance in order to bring about that “ideal” version of themselves.  From differences in cultures, and religions, perceptions of beauty can vary drastically from one end of the spectrum... Read More

       

GOOGLE GLASS: GAINING POPULARITY IN THE MEDICAL WORLD

 3 years ago

Google Glass is gaining popularity in the medical world. A 1.8 ounce computer, configured as a pair of glasses, is now finding it’s way into the medical world as a premier teaching tool.  Being able to record surgeries, hands-free, from the surgeon’s point of view has become a game changer!  Colleagues or medical students alike... Read More

       

GLUTEN FREE: TO BE OR NOT TO BE

 3 years ago



A few years ago, I was sitting with friends at a restaurant, and I heard them ask the waiter “Does that come with a gluten free option?”  And so began the unfolding story of more of my friends moving toward the gluten-free lifestyle. Over the last couple years, the gluten free industry has raked in... Read More

       

WHY TO KEEP KIDS OFF SODA

 3 years ago



First off, let’s think about all the ingredients in soda to why we need to keep kids off soda. Citric Acid, Phosphorous, Aspartame, and Caffeine, just to name a few. Kids who drink soda regularly are prone to behavioral problems, showing increased aggression, withdrawal, and difficulty paying attention. Beyond behavior, there are several health risks... Read More

       

Posted in: Pediatrics

RESTAURANT MENUS..DOES THE CALORIE COUNT INFLUENCE FOOD CHOICES?

 3 years ago



In several studies in 2013, regarding healthy eating and food choices, evidence confirmed that the calorie count did not have much influence over our food choices.  For example, knowing that one could save 150 calories in ordering a small fry at McDonalds rather than a medium fry, was not enough information to sway someone to... Read More

       

Posted in: Endocrinology

WHAT DOES THAT FOOD EXPIRATION DATE REALLY MEAN?

 3 years ago



40% of U.S. food supply is tossed out every year because of food dating.  So was does that “use-by” date really mean? A recent report from Natural Defense Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic says that because of the confusion surrounding the meaning of expiration dates, Americans are throwing... Read More

       

TO STRETCH OR NOT TO STRETCH

 3 years ago



Are you ever about to start a tennis match or go for a run and you think, do I need to stretch first?  Recent evidence has found that typical stretching techniques do not necessarily prevent injuries, but actually can impair speed and strength in some individuals.  By typical stretching techniques, we are referring to “static... Read More

       

DA VINCI XI ROBOTIC SURGICAL SYSTEM UNVEILED

 3 years ago



Imagine you’ve just been diagnosed with a condition requiring major surgery.  In theory, it could be a big ordeal. A large open incision often can mean more time in surgery and a painful and long recovery. But imagine getting that same surgery done, with the smallest incisions possible and very little invasion. That means less... Read More

       

MAN’S BEST FRIEND… HEALTH’S BEST ALLY

 3 years ago



In a study conducted by the American Heart Association, on 5,200 adults, those who owned dogs were 54% more likely to get the recommended level of exercise as well as being active, than the non-dog owners.  The American Heart Association reviewed further research and studies, and were  happy to announce that those who own a... Read More

       

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS TOO MUCH EXERCISE?

 3 years ago



Can exercise really do more harm than good? Well, let’s explain. According to research, James O’Keefe, a cardiologist at Mid America Heart Institute of St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas, MO, found that if exercise is overdone, it actually can be harmful.  O’Keefe says, “As great as exercise is, it’s like a powerful drug. More is... Read More

       

WOMEN OUTNUMBERING MEN … LEADING TO UNDERWEIGHT BABIES

 3 years ago



A report in the American Journal of Human Biology, revealed that in the U.S. where women outnumbered men, their babies were below the ideal healthy weight range.  With a study at the University of Michigan, they found that on average, babies weighed less than 5.5 pounds based off population and birth records from 2000. Calling... Read More

       

Posted in: Obstetrics

BLOOD TEST TO DETECT FIRST SIGNS OF OVARIAN CANCER

 3 years ago



Could it be that we have the opportunity to spot the early stages of ovarian cancer? On a yearly basis, 14,000 women die from ovarian cancer, out of the 20,000 women that are diagnosed with it.  Because there is no standard way of detecting change or abnormal growths in the ovaries, detection of ovarian cancer... Read More

       

COMMON URINARY PROBLEMS FOR MALES OVER 50

 3 years ago



Can some of the most common urinary problems for males over 50 be avoided? You used to get a solid 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night, but now, you’re awakened by that nagging urge to need to visit the bathroom. Unfortunately, this may be a sign of an enlarged prostate.  Further symptoms include trouble starting... Read More

       

SPRING BEAUTY EVENT $9/UNIT BOTOX!

 3 years ago



Regional Plastic Surgery Center & Spa, Spring Beauty Event! Hyatt Regency North Dallas, 701 E. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75081 Event Specials: Breast Augmentation and Skin & Laser Treatments Raffles include: Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and SkinPen Bring a Friend and receive: FREE Microdermabrasion or Sensi Peel Light food & refreshments  April 17, 2014   5:00pm-... Read More

       

LET’S TALK EYELID SURGERY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 4 years ago



Over the years, eyelids can start to sag. Not only can they make a person look older, but they may feel very heavy and may affect your peripheral vision too. In 2012, in the U.S., over 200,000 eyelid surgeries were performed.  The average fee for the operation was near $3,000, according to the American Society... Read More

       





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