Treatments and Techniques

With Mesotherapy, Minute Doses of Medicine Effectively Treat Pain


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...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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