When you hear the term “laser,” what comes to mind? Like many people, you might think of an everyday object like a laser pointer or a weapon in a science fiction film. But lasers have a surprising number of uses and are actually found in several different industries, from the factory floor to your local doctor’s office. Here are three of the most common uses for lasers today:
Lasers often appear in factories and workshops to help make cuts or guide workpieces in a lathe or other machine. Higher powered lasers, such as Read More
For some fortunate souls, the side effects of lower back pain don’t go beyond the occasional aches and pains, and the only remedy they require are over the counter pain meds. But for too many others, the side effects of lower back pain are much more severe. And new evidence confirms what many back doctors have long suspected — there is a strong link between chronic back pain and depression.
However, one piece of new information did surprise doctors: the link between back pain and depression can go both ways. That means not only can back pain cause depression, but depression can also cause low back pain. Not only that, but treating depression sometimes improves
We have more control over our bodies than we ever have before and yet 56% of Americans say they want to lose weight. Eighteen percent of Americans want to lose “a lot” of weight. Fortunately, we have options.
Whether you’re in it for the big change or you just want some body contouring or to have a little cellulite removal done, there are new fat removal options on the market that offer an alternative to liposuction that are less painful and less invasive. You can look into laser liposuction or a new procedure called cryolipolysis; or in laymen’s terms, coolsculpting.
What is it?
Cryolipolysis treatment is used to destroy fat cells. It uses contro
This is a scenario is probably all too familiar for many people: you wake up late Saturday morning or afternoon feeling way, way under the weather. Your head is pounding — and not because you got a little too tipsy the night before at happy hour — your body aches, your throat feels drier and hotter than the Sahara desert, you skin is both hot and cold at the same time, and your nose is plugged but running faster than Usain Bolt.
Given the severity of your symptoms, you know that you should probably see your doctor or do something, unfortunately, your doctor’s office is closed for the day. Going to the emergency room seems a bit unnecessary, but you know that you need medical attention. After all, your over the counter cold and flu medicine just ain’t cutting it.
Skin cancer is a scary business, and if you aren’t paying attention to the signs it can result in death. Melanoma is the most severe form of skin cancer, but it is highly curable if detected early. Characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells, if left to late detection melanoma spreads to lymph nodes and internal organs, resulting in death.
The first thing you need to know when it comes to protecting yourself is knowing how much of a risk you have. For example if you have large moles, more than 50 moles, and/or atypical moles, you have a substantially higher risk of developing melanoma. About one in five Americans get skin
Your sexual health is an integral part of your overall health and well being. The two go hand in hand, and can greatly affect each other if one begins to suffer. In fact, one’s sexual health can help to identify potentially dangerous health conditions such as high blood pressure and even cancer.
For example, erectile dysfunction is often an early symptom of heart disease, high blood pressure, and even high cholesterol. Pelvic pain in women can also be a sign of a more serious condition. Even a lack of desire or a low sex drive can be an indicator of a hormonal imbalance or a precursor to a more serious illness, many of which are discovered during routine physical exams or STD testing procedures.
Unfortunately, sexual health often gets put on the back burner due to a number of differen
If your fibroids are causing you problems, you need to have them treated. It’s as simple as that. However, you should also know what the pros and cons of such treatments are, as doctors may recommend some certain procedures you may not necessarily need, because there are other alternatives with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here’s what you should know.
Obviously, there are several pros to getting fibroids treated. First off, there are medicinal uterine fibroid treatments that are both easy to deal with, and effective. These fibroid treatments can help ease the symptoms of fibroid cysts, vastly improving a pat
Across the United States, millions of men and women struggle with thinning hair and baldness. As a result, many of these people will seek help from the best dermatologist for hair loss in their area or search for creative haircuts and even hairpieces to help hide their scalp. However, a new study suggests that there may be a simple, somewhat painful solution to hair loss: plucking some of the remaining hair. Could you find yourself seeking this type of treatment at a dermatologist clinic in a few years time?
In a new paper published in the journal Cell, researchers say they were able to provoke fur regeneration in mice by plucking hairs, causing plucked hairs grew back and new hairs to spro
Fibroids are one of the most common types of tumor affecting women, and can cause serious problems. If this is news to you, here’s what you should know.
Who, What, When, Where, Why?
Fibroids typically develop during a woman’s 30s and 40s. Although doctors are not sure what cause fibroids, they have found some factors that can increase a woman’s risk of developing fibroids, such as family history, ethnic origin, obesity, and eating habits. If a woman is related to someone who’s suffered from fibroids, or if she is African-American, or if she is overweight, and/or if she tends to eat more red meat than average, then she has a much higher risk of developing fibroids. That being said, most women never experience any Read More
Most women will never need to worry about receiving uterine fibroid treatments. Not only do many women never wind up developing fibroids, the vast majority of women who do never experience any signs and symptoms of fibroids, which means some women could have these benign tumors, and never even know it.
However, some women will experience the often awful symptoms of fibroid cysts. If you do, here’s what you should know.
There Are Medicinal Fibroid Treatments Available.
There are medicinal fibroid treatments available that can ease the symptoms of fibroid cysts in some cases. These medicines can help women re-regulate their menstrual cycle, staunching the abnormal amounts of menstrua
Your body is a temple. But how can you keep that temple in good repair? My name's Sy'nia Davis, and I'm an expert when it comes to cleansing the body. I was raised by strict Jainists who brought me up to revere the sanctity of all living things.