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Face It -- Beautiful Skin Doesn't Happen Overnight

Publish Date: 7/8/2015
Everyone knows regular exercise is the key to staying in shape, but not many people know how important professional facials are for maintaining healthy skin.

Like any fitness regimen, skin care must be done on a regular basis to be effective. A single facial won’t give you a long-lasting result, but the effect from regular facials and consistent application of the right products will last for years.

Diagnosing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Publish Date: 7/8/2015

 You went to the doctor because your periods were very irregular and you were having difficulty conceiving. Your doctor noticed acne and hair growth on your face, and suspected something else might be going on. Tests determined you weren’t ovulating, and confirmed the doctor’s suspicions of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Exploring Mininally Invasive Options for Fibroids

Publish Date: 7/1/2015

It can happen to any woman. Your symptoms included heavy or irregular bleeding and pressure in the lower abdomen. On exam your doctor detects an enlarged uterus and further tests (ultrasound, MRI or CT scan) shows uterine fibroids. You may even be anemic, with low blood counts.

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Clearing the Smoke Screen

Publish Date: 7/1/2015
Your teenager has a new habit – e-cigarettes. Over the past few years, a new generation of American teens has taken up these battery-powered smoking devices who see them as fashionable accessories and a clean, “safe” way to indulge in a grown-up habit. Are e-cigarettes a harmless fun fad or a teen health risk?
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Variety is Key for Young Athletes

Publish Date: 7/1/2015
Youth baseball season is in full swing. However, it now seems that the competitive nature of the sport drives young baseball players to compete year-round. The result? An increased risk for overuse injuries -- especially in baseball pitchers.
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Gregory K. Finn
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ACL Tears

Publish Date: 4/30/2015

It was a beautiful game-winning catch during a weekend game of touch football, but unfortunately, your knee paid the price for glory. There was a pop and your knee hyper-extended when you landed – a few weeks rest did not help. Your doctor said you probably tore your ACL.


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Twist and Shout

Publish Date: 4/30/2015

Your nagging wrist pain is interfering with simple activities. Normal everyday movements you previously took for granted – pinching, gripping, twisting – are now very painful. The weakness and discomfort are most likely caused by an inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of your thumb.

 

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When to Worry About Groin Pain

Publish Date: 4/30/2015

It would be reasonable to assume that nagging groin pain is due to a pulled muscle. You don’t remember what you did, but what else could be causing the pain? Recurrent episodes of groin pain, or pain that gets worse over time, might be the result of an underlying hip problem.

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Switching Lanes

Publish Date: 4/30/2015

For most of us, the ability to drive a car equals independence. However, as your parents age, physical and mental abilities may decline, affecting their skills behind the wheel of a vehicle. The changes might be so gradual that your parents are not aware they are no longer a safe driver -- but you suspect it may be time to ask them for their car keys.


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David B. Carr

Trembling Hands - Not Necessarily Parkinson Disease

Publish Date: 4/30/2015

If you notice your hands are shaky when pouring a cup of coffee, holding a bridge hand or combing your hair, you may leap to the conclusion you are in the early stages of Parkinson disease. But actually, essential tremor is the most common form of abnormal trembling -- primarily of the hands.


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