Bell's Palsy

Bell’s Palsy: Causes, Treatments, and Cosmetic Procedures for Facial Paralysis

Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis, affecting around 40,000 Americans every year. It usually has a quick onset – someone may go to sleep and then wake up not being able to move one side of the face. As alarming as this seems, the condition usually resolves on its own. If … Read more

Telomere FAQ

The Race to Stop the Clock on Aging: FAQs on Telomeres

Telomeres play a role preserving the integrity of your chromosomes. When cells in your body divide, telomeres get shorter until they can no longer shorten. At this point, cells stop dividing and eventually die. There are ways to prevent telomere shortening – some that you can start today without any medical interventions. Read on to … Read more


Tummy Tuck Weight Requirements: What Is the Ideal BMI?

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck entails the surgical removal of extra belly fat and skin while tightening or “tucking” the muscles of the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction, which removes fat under the skin by vacuum or suction. However, some patients may combine a tummy tuck with liposuction. Patients … Read more

red palm disease

Palmar Erythema (Red Palms): Causes and Treatments

Palmar erythema — also known as red palm disease — is characterized by reddish, blotchy skin around the palms and fingers. While the condition itself causes no pain or discomfort, it can be an indicator of more serious health concerns. Telltale Signs of Palmar Erythema Palmar erythema is a rare skin condition where the palms … Read more

Dental Tourism

Dental Tourism: Are the Savings Worth the Risks?

According to Patients Without Borders, the allure of quality dental care at a lower cost is drawing more and more people abroad, with some 800,000 Americans traveling to Mexico, Costa Rica, and other sunny destinations every year. The growing industry of dental tourism may seem appealing, especially for procedures not covered by insurance. However, there … Read more

Sun Allergy

Sun Allergy: When Is a Sunburn Not a Sunburn?

Not all skin reactions to the sun are true allergies. A sun allergy – like other allergies – is an immune system reaction. However, instead of a reaction to food or pollen, it’s a reaction to sunlight. Ultraviolet rays activate the body’s natural defense mechanism against sun-exposed skin. This allergic reaction results in an itchy … Read more