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3 Ways Your Lifestyle Can Impact Your Cholesterol Jun 3rd, 2019

Most people don't think about their cholesterol level. And, the truth is, you don't need to think about it — unless it's high. Cholesterol is a waxy substance produced by the liver. It's also found in certain foods like eggs, steak, butter, and cream. Unfortunately, high cholesterol is a major...

Icon™ Laser: Repair and Refresh Damaged Skin with Photorejuvenation May 1st, 2019

They say you should love the skin you’re in, but it would be a little easier to love if you could smooth out or eliminate some of its imperfections. Just as most things on your body break down and deteriorate as you get older, your skin does too. Brown spots,...

Why Regular Skin Checks for Cancer Are Always a Good Idea Apr 1st, 2019

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. About 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. In fact, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are expected to rise by...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Cholesterol In Check Mar 6th, 2019

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that your liver produces to help protect nerves, make cell tissues, and produce certain hormones. In addition to your body’s natural production of cholesterol, you get it from the food you eat. But if your body gets more cholesterol than it needs (and the wrong...

How the Icon™ Laser Can Renew Your Appearance Feb 12th, 2019

The Icon™ system uses a multifaceted laser that can improve the appearance of your skin in a many of ways. Whether you want to erase those acne scars that have plagued you for years, remove those pesky chin hairs that have started to crop up, or reduce the lines, wrinkles,...

Stay up to Date with Your Health This Year and Schedule Your Annual Physical Exam Jan 17th, 2019

Many men and women overlook the importance of scheduling an annual physical exam, especially if they are feeling good and have no health complaints or issues. But many health conditions and chronic diseases have no symptoms until they are advanced. An annual physical exam can help you and your health...

Considering Laser Hair Removal? We Answer All of Your Questions Dec 4th, 2018

If you dislike (or hate) shaving, tweezing, waxing, or plucking your body or facial hair, you aren’t alone — and definitely justified in your dislike. Fortunately, laser hair removal is a great option available to almost everyone. And even though you may not be thinking about getting into a bikini...

How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life Nov 12th, 2018

A gynecological exam is a key part of a well-woman exam. You want to know that your reproductive organs are working properly and are in good health. One of the most important screening exams for women is the Pap smear. A Pap smear checks to see if your cervix —...

Why Everyone Needs a Flu Shot Oct 19th, 2018

Did you get your flu shot? If not, you should. The flu shot is the best way to reduce the likelihood that you’ll get the flu. Every year millions of people get the flu. Most people with the flu, at the very least, miss weeks of work or school. Some...

Back to School Tips for Keeping Your Child Healthy Sep 13th, 2018

Like some parents, you may look forward to the routine of school schedules, or perhaps you are one of those who dreads the end of summer. Regardless of which side you’re on, you know that it’s important to keep your child healthy throughout the school year, or as much of...

You No Longer Have to Live With Acne Scars Aug 9th, 2018

You No Longer Have to Live With Acne ScarsAcne is the most common skin condition in the United States. About 50 million people a year suffer from acne outbreaks. Although we usually think of acne as a teen and adolescent problem, it often persists into adulthood. According to the American...

What to Eat and Not Eat to Prevent High Blood Pressure Jul 3rd, 2018

What to Eat and Not Eat to Prevent High Blood Pressure    High blood pressure, also called hypertension, affects about a third of all adults in the United States. Another third have prehypertension, where their blood pressure is high but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as hypertension. Often, high...

Your Guide to Preventing Bug Bites, Sunburns, Swimmer's Ear, and Other Summer Hazards Jun 21st, 2018

Summer vacation means more time outdoors, and more skin exposed to hungry mosquitos, the sun’s burning rays, and other hazards. But with a little bit of planning and foresight, you can cut down on the number of summertime accidents and maladies that your family suffers this year.The dedicated team at...

5 Great Tips to Protect You and Your Family from Skin Cancer May 14th, 2018

The good news is that even though skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, the majority of skin cancers are nonmelanoma skin cancers, which are the types that are easily treatable. The bad news is that melanoma, which is the more aggressive and deadlier...

10 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health in Just Minutes a Day Apr 20th, 2018

10 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health in Just Minutes a DayWhile it’s no mystery that your heart health dictates your life in myriad ways, we still tend to take for granted that it will pump no matter what -- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year -- without...

What's Included in Preventive Care? Mar 16th, 2018

The goal of preventive care is to help you stay healthy and to prevent serious illness. Regular checkups, some medications, and many medical tests fall under this category.Preventive care is critical because it can help you catch health issues before they become catastrophic. For example, it’s a lot easier to...

Five Steps You Can Take to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Mar 16th, 2018

Over 84 million Americans are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. You’re more likely to develop this condition if you’re overweight, have high blood pressure, aren’t active, or have a family history of diabetes. If your doctor has told you that you’re at risk of developing diabetes, you can...

Lactose Intolerance Versus Dairy Allergy Jan 18th, 2018

Although both require the elimination of dairy products from your diet, and some of the symptoms overlap, lactose intolerance and dairy allergy are not the same thing. Lactose intolerance is a problem of the digestive system; dairy allergy is a problem of the immune system.Lactose IntoleranceLactose intolerance has two main...

What to Know About High Cholesterol Dec 5th, 2017

If there’s one substance in our bodies that we’re always talking about, it’s cholesterol. We’re composed of many separate substances and symptoms and yet what gets the most attention from doctors, patients, and society at large is cholesterol. Why is this this? There are a few major reasons. For one...

The Causes and Dangers of High Blood Pressure Nov 6th, 2017

Imagine having a condition that could put you in great danger. It can wreak havoc on your health, but you don’t know when it will finally strike. It could be years from now. Even worse, for the majority of the time that you have it, it’s practically symptomless and silent....

Why An Annual Well Woman Exam is So Important Oct 1st, 2017

Why An Annual Well Woman Exam is So ImportantIt’s probably safe to assume that few women like to visit their OBGYN or family doctor for their routine gynecological exam. There are many, many things higher on the list of things you would rather do than, say, have a pap smear...

Living with Diabetes: Don’t Let Your Diagnosis Get You Down Jul 30th, 2017

The way we think about diabetes has changed in recent decades. Depending on your age, you probably have a different relationship with this chronic illness. People in their 50s and 60s grew up most of their lives thinking of diabetes as something that can happen to you in late middle...

Caring for Your Heart: The Dangers of Hypertension and High Cholesterol Jun 21st, 2017

No one likes to think about their mortality. If you’re already put off by the thought, know that you have the power to take control over your health, but it requires being informed and committing to lifestyle changes. With that in mind, it’s important to talk about cardiovascular disease.Think about...

The Importance of Preventative Care for a Healthy Life May 10th, 2017

The Importance of Preventative Care for a Healthy Life When it comes to our longterm health, we need to be proactive. In some ways, it’s a lot like planning for retirement. Everyone older than us tells us we should start getting serious about it while we’re young. Many of us don’t...