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Botulinum Toxin Injections Between the Brows Produce Significant Patient Satisfaction Rates Botulinum Toxin Injections Between the Brows Produce Significant Patient Satisfaction Rates

Study Highlights Patient-Perceived Benefits
Botulinum toxin type A injections are the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. There were 4.3 million procedures performed in 2015 accounting for 42 percent of all cosmetic procedures …

Prostate Cancer Screening Rates Appear to Level after Recent Drop Prostate Cancer Screening Rates Appear to Level after Recent Drop

 
Declines In PSA Testing That Came After Changes In Government Screening Guidelines Have Abated
Declines in prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing that came after changes in government screening guidelines have abated in recent years, according …

Managing Arthritis is More Than
Treating Pain
Managing Arthritis is More Than <br>Treating Pain</br>

The Goal Of Treatment Is To Prevent Long-Term Joint And Organ Damage
Over 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. If you’re one of them, all you …

Six Steps Toward Preventing Nearly Half of Colorectal Cancer Cases Six Steps Toward Preventing Nearly Half of Colorectal Cancer Cases

Research-Based Strategies To Reduce Your Risk
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. Research shows that Americans can prevent tens of thousands …

Dental Implants Dental Implants

The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth
By Judy Latta
A strong, healthy smile can do wonders for your confidence and is critical to your overall health and well-being. Unhealthy and missing teeth can interfere with eating, …

Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize  Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk

More cite unproven factors as a cancer cause than recognize obesity and other established risk factors
More Americans attribute stress and other unproven factors as those leading to cancer than recognize that alcohol, processed meat and …

Modest Increases in High Blood Pressure Linked to Death; Heart Failure Modest Increases in High Blood Pressure Linked to Death; Heart Failure

American Heart Association Report Reveals Greater Risk To African American Adults Of All Ages
Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults …

Say Cheese! Say Cheese!

Whiter Teeth Will Make You Smile
By Judy Latta
A bright, white, picture-perfect smile can do wonders for your appearance, self-esteem and confidence. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), almost all …

The Younger Face of Plastic Surgery The Younger Face of Plastic Surgery

The Aging Face Takes On New Meaning As More Young Adults And Teens Opt For Aesthetic Procedures
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has announced the outcomes of its annual survey, …

Lip Implants Gaining Popularity Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

Millions More Use Injections To Get The Perfect Pucker
A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures …

Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

Memorial Hermann Health System Offers Some Prevention Tips
School sports have kicked into high gear, and that means physicians may be seeing more sports-related injuries.
“Because children’s bodies are still growing and changing, we often see different …

Diabetes Myths Diabetes Myths

Learn The Facts About This Serious Disease
There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as that diabetes is a serious and potentially …

Treating Breast Cancer Treating Breast Cancer

An Overview Of Options
I f you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, your cancer care team will discuss treatment options with you. It’s important that you take time to think about your choices. You will want …

Fact-checking the Myths About Breast Cancer Fact-checking the Myths About Breast Cancer

Common Beliefs That Shouldn’t Be Believed
By Connie Oliver
With the political season heating up as the presidential election draws ever closer, it seems that everything is being fact-checked. Just as we fact-check candidates’ statements to …

Are Amalgam Fillings Safe? Are Amalgam Fillings Safe?

Global Coalition Takes Aim At A Common Dental Practice
By Judy Latta
This summer, the United Nations announced that a coalition of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has launched a global campaign to end what some consider a …

Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer

Women Should Understand This Serious Health Threat
The American Cancer Society estimates for 2016 are that about 22,280 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in the U.S., and about 14,240 women will die …

A Picture Perfect Smile A Picture Perfect Smile

The secret to attractiveness at any age
It’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a lasting first impression, which can often shape how we are perceived and remembered in both our social …

Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

Millions more use injections to get the perfect pucker
A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures …

Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge
Lags Behind Women’s
Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge <br />Lags Behind Women’s

American Academy of Dermatology encourages prevention, detection
Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up …

Prostate Cancer: Know the Risk Factors Prostate Cancer: Know the Risk Factors

About 1 Man In 7 Will Get The Diagnosis In His Lifetime
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with …

Learning About Lupus Learning About Lupus

When the immune system goes wrong
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to …

What is IBS? What is IBS?

Learn The Symptoms, Causes And Treatments
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10-15 percent of adults. It has a significant worldwide prevalence. Although IBS is not associated with an increased risk for life-threatening illness, it …

Want to Look Younger? Smile! Want to Look Younger? Smile!

But If Your Teeth Are Yellow Or Damaged, There’s Help
Does work or personal stress make you look older than your real age? A study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says smiling …

What is Colorectal Cancer? What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colon Cancer And Rectal Cancer Are Often Grouped Together Because They Have Many Features In Common
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. It is …