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Beauty Hacks that Cost Less than a Gourmet Cup of Coffee

Beauty Hacks that Cost Less than a Gourmet Cup of Coffee

Written by Manish Shah, MD, FACS
on Wednesday, 14 November 2018

We all know that cosmetic-plastic surgeons and dermatologists earn their living by operating or non-invasive procedures. Most of these endeavors are costly for patients. 

It’s rare that any aesthetic surgeon will let us in on things we can do daily that don’t require us to visit them! We are fortunate to have Dr. Manish Shah, a Denver board-certified plastic surgeon share secrets with us, that in many cases cost nothing or less than a gourmet cup of coffee.
Winter Health Myths, Busted!

Winter Health Myths, Busted!

Written by Niket Sonpal, MD
on Monday, 12 November 2018

There are endless winter health myths that we have heard from well-intentioned grandparents and parents. They have become so ingrained in us that we take them as cold hard facts. 

Many of these myths have no more basis in reality than Santa Claus. Of course, everyone wants to stay as healthy as possible during the frosty months. 

In order to do so sensibly, we turned to Board Certified NYC internist and gastroenterologist Dr. Niket Sonpal.
It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease. Addiction Affects Women Too

It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease. Addiction Affects Women Too

Written by Crystal Hampton
on Thursday, 08 November 2018

According to a report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, men are more apt to experiment with all types of illicit drugs; however, it also states that women are just as likely as men to become addicted and more susceptible to craving and relapse.
Indulging without Discomfort this Holiday Season

Indulging without Discomfort this Holiday Season

Written by Joel Kahn, MD
on Thursday, 08 November 2018

The holiday season means spending time with family and friends while reflecting on what you’re thankful for. The season is also synonymous with indulging in delicious, decadent foods. 

Between the office parties, family dinners and football games, the continuous splurging on comfort food at these celebrations is something to look forward to, but it’s also the reason that I call this time of year “heartburn season.”

According to the American College of Gastroenterology, more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and some studies suggest that more than 15 million Americans experience symptoms each day. Consuming more rich food and sugary cocktails than usual during the holidays can make the problem even worse. To quickly recover from heartburn and indigestion issues, it’s best to come prepared with some easy solutions for relief.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Written by Admin
on Thursday, 01 November 2018

Cerebral palsy is a condition that causes varying degrees of disability. It is usually caused by brain damage suffered in the womb or during or soon after childbirth—often a result of medical errors or malpractice—and it is a non-progressive, but lifelong and incurable condition. 

Some individuals have mild disabilities, while others live with debilitating mobility limitations and other complications. 

While there is no cure for cerebral palsy, treatments like hyperbaric oxygen therapy may help patients enjoy a better quality of life.
One Woman's Struggle with (& Solution to) Atrial Fibrillation

One Woman's Struggle with (& Solution to) Atrial Fibrillation

Written by Jan Mitchell
on Thursday, 01 November 2018

For more than four years I dealt with horrible fatigue. I wore monitors, visited cardiologists, pulmonologists, obstetricians and primary care physicians, but the fatigue continued. 

In 2009, during a CAT scan and ultrasound meant to check on a gall bladder issue, my physician happened to discover a large atrial myeloma in my heart. I underwent open heart surgery in March of 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Following surgery, I dealt with atrial fibrillation (Afib), but after a few weeks everything seemed to return to normal and I no longer noticed Afib as an issue.

Fast-forward to 2014, at which point I began to experience overwhelming fatigue caused by Afib.
Lose Daylight without Losing Your Mojo: Preparing for the Clock Change

Lose Daylight without Losing Your Mojo: Preparing for the Clock Change

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Thursday, 01 November 2018

That post-summer sluggishness usually kicks in every October as we head into fall. The temperatures drop and the one thing that makes winter’s rapid approach evident regardless of climate is the loss of daylight. 

For many, this loss of daylight also leads to a loss of energy, an uptick in short temper and even bouts of depression. 

How can we ease into the rapidly approaching winter months?
In a Car Accident? 5 Steps to Get on the Road to Recovery

In a Car Accident? 5 Steps to Get on the Road to Recovery

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Thursday, 25 October 2018

No matter how serious, a car accident can be a very traumatic experience. The last thing you want to think about after you're in an accident is dealing with the short and long-term physical effects of the crash. Unfortunately, it is also essential that you do deal with these issues as quickly as possible. 

Getting back on track is possible using the right tools. In this article, we will go over five steps to take to get on the proper road to recovery.
Hack Your Way to Frugal Fitness: Expert Workout Tips

Hack Your Way to Frugal Fitness: Expert Workout Tips

Written by Gerald Mayes
on Thursday, 25 October 2018

Achieving a toned, fit body does not have to break the bank. 

Yoga and Pilates classes, personal trainers and gym memberships are not financially realistic for all people. For parents, going to the gym means having to worry about childcare, therefore adding another expense. 

Just because you don’t have a fat wallet does not mean you can’t get buff. The following are budget friendly at home fitness tips from Gerald Mayes, a certified fitness trainer with www.vshred.com.
Living with Kidney Disease? 5 Things You Need to Know

Living with Kidney Disease? 5 Things You Need to Know

Written by Lizzie Weakley
on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Kidney disease is often not caught until fairly late in its progression. This can leave you with few options when it comes to treatment. 

However, there are steps you can take to better understand and manage your disease. Here are just a few of the things that you should know.
A Toolkit For When Other People's Anxiety Affects Us

A Toolkit For When Other People's Anxiety Affects Us

Written by Jess Walter
on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Anxiety is a pervasive illness: studies show that spending time with people who are stressed or nervous can trigger our own anxiety through proximation

For Americans, the prospect of “spreading” anxiety may help explain why generalized anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the country, affecting about 18.1 percent of the adult population. 

If someone you love struggles with anxiety, it’s important to set boundaries and understand the symptoms, origins, and triggers of their mental illness, so that you are better equipped to manage your own mental health during times of high stress.
Painsomnia Is Real & Patients Can Prove It

Painsomnia Is Real & Patients Can Prove It

Written by Shelley Fritz
on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

It’s 12:43 AM and I am wide awake. Sharp pains shoot through my toes and fingers from nerve pain due to inflammation caused by my rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 

If only my legs would stop throbbing and my elbows weren’t so swollen and stiff, I might be able to get back to sleep. I try to adjust my body twenty different ways as I attempt to fall asleep, but it’s no use. I am awake. 

It’s a night that is dominated by painsomnia, or being unable to sleep because of pain.
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