NEW YORK—If you’ve heard of mesotherapy, you’ve probably heard of it as a noninvasive delivery method for cellulite treatments and facial rejuvenation. But it’s also...
Treating Hidden Wounds—the Case for Putting Psychologists in Trauma Programs
Imagine this: A 17-year-old girl has been shot in an apparent mall robbery. Her parents rush to the hospital only to be told they cannot... Read more
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
Emergencies can be scary. Understanding what constitutes a dental emergency and knowing what steps to take can reduce the anxiety that accompanies emergencies. In general,... Read more
May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Take Practical Steps Now to Help Stave Off Skin Cancer
STARKVILLE, Miss. — She thought the blemish that refused to heal was simply a persistent pimple. Shelaine Pennington, a Mississippi State University Extension Service agent... Read more
7 Biggest Skincare Myths
Everyone wants good skin — and there’s plenty of advice out there about how to make that happen. But, not all of that advice is... Read more
Essential Oil Safety
Essential oils are natural chemicals extracted from plants. If used properly, they are very safe. Used incorrectly, essential oils have been known to cause skin... Read more
What You Should Know About Crohn’s Disease
If you don’t know anything about Crohn’s disease (CD), you’re not be alone. Crohn’s disease is not a household word, and in spite of its importance, receives... Read more
Sleep Loss Makes You Fat
Experts urge adults to get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. Children and teens may need as much as 10 hours. But... Read more
Lasers Treat Gum Disease With Less Pain and Fear
NEW YORK—Since Dr. Mark Schlesinger started doing gum surgery with lasers, he hasn’t had to prescribe painkillers for a single patient. “It’s not necessary,” he... Read more
Rotator Cuff Injury: Use Golf Swing, Tennis Serve to Recover
NEW YORK—Personalizing care is key for orthopedic shoulder surgeon Dr. Francis Mendoza. If you love golf, he creates a recovery program that integrates swinging your... Read more
Rev Up Your Turmeric
Turmeric has been revered in India and China as both food and medicine for thousands of years, but the West has been very slow to embrace... Read more
Can a ‘Diet Swap’ Lower Colon Cancer Risk?
To learn more about colon cancer risks, researchers asked a few African Americans and South Africans to swap diets for two weeks. While practicing in... Read more
Health Check: What’s Eating Your Teeth?
Most of us know sugar is bad for teeth because it feeds bacteria that cause tooth decay. But fewer are aware that equally as damaging... Read more
Dementia: Don’t Panic, Investigate
So often I receive calls from clients concerned about a sudden behavioral change in a memory-impaired person. The clients’ first interpretation of the change is... Read more
Signs of Depression, Suicide, and How to Help
Signs of depression will present themselves differently in each individual. Common signs of depression include the following: Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings Easily evoked... Read more
Sneezy? Allergy Season May Be ‘Worst in Years’
A long harsh winter is over and spring has arrived. But allergies, as well as flowers, are blooming. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness... Read more
Why Do I Have Stretch Marks and What Can I Do About Them?
Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or “stria distensae” as they are known medically, are scars that... Read more