Teen turns to plastic surgery to cope with bullying

For years, classmates taunted teenager Erica Morgo because she had a larger-than-average nose. Morgo recently underwent cosmetic plastic surgery to help combat the bullying she encountered in school, according to ABC.

"In sixth grade I was on the bus, and a lot of boys made fun of me for having a big nose," Erica told the news source. "They would call me Pinocchio. And in school, in class, people would point it out. I felt helpless. I felt like a loser."

January 21, 2011
Categories: Lifestyle, Stress Relief

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Make a plan for a healthy lifestyle in 2011

For many people, the New Year is a time to get in shape and start living a healthier lifestyle. However, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to practice healthy habits all year around. Consistent, smart lifestyle choices will reduce the need to make a New Year's resolution in the first place. Experts say there are several tips that can make following a nutritious diet easier than one might think.

January 20, 2011
Categories: Lifestyle, Nutrition

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Report: Aging bones may contribute to wrinkles

A recent medical journal report may shed some light on what causes skin wrinkles. According to research, the change in bone structure that is an unavoidable aspect of aging may cause sagging skin on the face, reports CNN.

January 20, 2011
Categories: Anti-Aging News

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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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