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07/3/2014
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Get Rid of Unwanted Hair With Soprano XLi

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There are many people who want to rid themselves of that embarrassing facial or body hair. They are tired of the pain and mess of shaving, plucking, and waxing. These procedures are painful and require that you keep doing them to maintain a smooth appearance. Luckily, there is a new, pain-free laser hair removal procedure that provides quick, long-lasting results that will free you from ever having to shave or wax again. The Soprano XLi is a state-of-the-art device that can be used by people of any skin color or

06/20/2014
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Tumescent Liposuction is Considered Safer Than Older Techniques

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Safety during any liposuction procedure is paramount. Most liposuction techniques are safe; however, some patients are concerned about the risks such as blood loss presented by traditional liposuction procedures. There are new techniques that are now considered “safe liposuction”. What is Tumescent Liposuction? The new tumescent liposuction technique does not require any hospitalization, blood transfusions, or other such risks often associated with traditional lipo procedures. Tumescent liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, eliminating the need for general anesthesia or IV sedation with its associated risks. This type of liposuction can

05/30/2014
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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Its Treatment

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as deep thrombophlebitis, is a term for a clot located in a deep vein like those found in the legs. These deep veins are located near the bones and are surrounded by the muscles. Because they are located deep under the skin, they also return more blood to the heart than do surface veins. Blood clots that happen in surface veins rarely cause any problems. On the other hand, deep vein clots require immediate medical care due to the danger they present. They can

05/23/2014
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Is Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices Driving Up Prices?

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Currently, there is a trend happening across the country of hospitals purchasing physicians’ practices. In fact, the share of practices owned by hospitals doubled from 2001 to 2008, resulting in less physician owned practices. This integration means there are more producers of complementary services that are either related or commonly owned. While on its face, this may seem a positive occurrence, leading to better patient care in terms of efficiency and quality, some studies and research may prove otherwise. In fact, one new study shows that this increase in hospital

03/20/2014
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Was Bob Costas Affected by Botox?

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Could Bob Costas have contracted pinkeye from Botox? A rumor circulated shortly after Bob Costas was forced to step down from on-camera duties at the Sochi Olympics because of conspicuously reddened eyes. The cause of the pinkeye was not apparent, but the rumor speculated that Costas displayed pinkeye from Botox injections. Dr. Thomas Wright, of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in metropolitan St. Louis, says this is highly unlikely. In truth, it’s not possible to get pinkeye from Botox (or Dysport or Xeomin or any other injectible neurotoxin). For

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