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01/13/2017
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What Causes Skin Tags

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Top Causes of Skin Tags: What are They and How to Get Rid of Them You may be one of the many people who have developed skin tags, and may be wondering what causes skin tags and how can they be treated and/or removed. Skin tags are essentially small, soft skin growths that are actually harmless; however, they may be annoying, as they often catch on clothing or jewelry. They can appear on the eyelids, armpits, under the breasts, neck, or the groin area. Just about everyone will develop a

11/11/2016
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Top Skin Cancer Causes

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Skin cancer can be a very serious medical condition. If you are in a risk group for skin cancer, it is important that you understand the causes and risks. Family History Non-melanoma type cancers do not run in families; however, some families may have a higher risk than others. You may have a higher risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer if a parent developed this type of skin cancer. Alternatively, those with a family history of melanoma do have a higher risk of basal cell skin cancer. It is

08/8/2016
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Surprising Facts About Dermal Fillers

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Dermal fillers have been around for more than 100 years — Fillers were invented in the late 1800s by a surgeon who experimented with paraffin and mineral oil as a filler for facial defects. While popular until the mid-1920s, its use was stopped due to severe complications. In 2015, it was the second most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure — More than two million procedures were performed in 2015, with hyaluronic acid being the most popular filler. Some fillers are natural — Two natural dermal fillers are collagen and hyaluronic acid.

03/24/2016
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Understanding DVT: An Infographic

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March is DVT awareness month, and that means learning everything you can about Deep Vein Thrombosis! Read below to learn more about this widespread disease, and to see what you can do to avoid it! — Transcript — March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month What is Happening? The most common cause of DVT is poor blood flow. This allows the blood cells a chance to stick together, forming clots. Usually occuring in the legs, but can also happen in the arms or chest. Are you At Risk? Many factors

02/19/2016
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Natural Vs. Obvious Breast Augmentation

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A recent news report stated that patients undergoing breast augmentation are forgoing larger implants and are choosing for an increase of only about a cup size. Celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, Victoria Beckham, Heidi Montag and others are leading this trend and have had procedures to either reduce an implant size or even remove the implants. On the other hand, a study by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council implies that the “fake” look often associated with breast enlargement is becoming appealing to American women. Study researchers say that

02/12/2016
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How to Safely Achieve That Popular Thigh Gap

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We have seen an increase of women and girls trying to get that popular thigh gap, where there is a visible space between the thighs. The popularity increase is because of several factors, such as the thought that this look is a sign of a healthy body. Also, many younger females see celebrities with this look and want to emulate it. It should be noted that many of the images appearing in magazines have been retouched and are not the true look. Natural Thigh Gap Methods & Their Dangers It

02/12/2016
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A Look at Pubic Liposuction and Labiaplasty

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One of the fastest growing procedures is within the area of female genital surgery — pubic liposuction and labia reconstruction. One of the reasons this increase is being seen is due to fashion trends that are leaning towards tighter, more form-fitting clothing, including skinny jeans. In some cases, women are experience that unattractive “camel toe” and may choose surgery to accentuate the appearance of their pubic region. The Labia / Mons Pubis Lipo Procedure The labia lipo procedure will actually remove excess fat to sculpt the mons pubis and/or labia

01/19/2016
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Venous Insufficiency: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

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There are many questions surrounding venous insufficiency, especially just how serious of a condition it can be. What is Venous Insufficiency? Venous insufficiency is a condition that causes a problem with the blood flow within the veins back to the heart. It is also known as chronic venous stasis, or chronic venous insufficiency. Essentially, veins contain valves that maintain the flow of blood moving in the direction toward the heart. During venous insufficiency, the valves in the veins do not work correctly, leading to blood pooling in the veins. This