The Brits bridle against celebrity fitness claims

If you’re thinking about a two-week diet of only maple syrup, lemon and pepper because it looks good on Naomi Campbell, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, think again.

January 20, 2011
Categories: Lifestyle, Fitness

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Concierge medicine offers a vast array of services at all price points

The term concierge suggests a world of self-indulgence, but the basic model of concierge medicine may simply provide good healthcare. The January 2011 issue of Town & Country, reports on this trend, citing as an example, MDVIP, one of the largest providers of concierge medicine. MDVIP has 430 physicians in 30 states plus the District of Columbia. For an annual fee ranging from $1,500 to $1,800, you can receive unrestricted doctor access by phone, text and email; house calls, if necessary; a comprehensive annual exam and office appointments of no less than half an hour.

January 19, 2011
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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Plastic surgery a tool for boomer population to stay young

As the first members of the baby boomer generation begin to enter retirement age, many are choosing to stay active. Though they are pushing 65, many older adults do not feel the need to enter into retirement, and are instead fighting the signs and societal constraints of aging, the Calgary Herald reports.

January 18, 2011
Categories: Anti-Aging News

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Cosmetic procedures will continue to rise in popularity during 2011

While plastic surgeons are typically optimistic about the success of their profession, experts say that in 2011, they may be proven right. Despite a slump in business over the past of couple years due to the recession, doctors believe that aesthetic surgery will experience a rebound these coming months, The Orange Country Register reports.

January 18, 2011
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News

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Florida woman dies after liposuction, doctor has questionable history

A number of questions remain after a woman in Florida died following a pair of plastic surgeries in late December. The death of 35-year-old Lidvian Zelaya, who was receiving liposuction and buttock injections, raises concerns over the history of malpractice allegations against her doctor, Dr. Roger L. Gordon, ABC News reports.

January 17, 2011
Categories: Patient Safety

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