General Health, Medication, and Nutrition

Confused what to ask your healthcare provider? See our top 10 questions that you might want to ask us. “I am middle-aged and relatively active, but my sore knee slow me down. Should I get stem-cell injection to heal my knee?” A recent study concluded that stem-cell...

Channel Blockers and Cancer Risks (NEJM Journal Watch)- Several small studies have suggested an association between Calcium-Channel Blocker use and excess risk for breast Cancer; other studies, particularly those with short follow-up, have shown no relation. To understand the conflicting results, investigators identified 1,907 women (age...

Closet Confessions Sometimes it’s much easier to change what in your closet than trying to visit your local plastic surgeon and change something on you. In the April issue of InStyle Magazine the editors polled their readers to see what they most wanted to change when...

Body Dysmorphic Disorder – BDD There are plenty of times when plastic surgery is not the best answer. Sometimes patients are looking for a quick fix and want to visit a plastic surgeon to see if a surgery can fix problems that have nothing to do...

Low Dose Aspirin and Cancer (New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch)- Taking 100mg of aspirin every other day for 10 years was associated with lower colorectal cancer risk in women, but at the expense of ore gastrointestinal bleeds and peptic ulcers. In this observational extension of...

Pain Management after Plastic Surgery Surgeons are constantly trying to improve various aspects of surgery. We constantly look at how we can improve results by challenging standard thinking and look for ways to improve. The same can be said for how we treat pain that is...

HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is fastest growing cure for people struggling to lose weight. Nicknamed the “weight loss cure”, HCG is being advocated by medical professionals as a major breakthrough producing unheard of results for patients without harmful side effects. HCG is an all...