Quit smoking without gaining extra weight

In Women's Health Magazine, nutritionist Lisa Drayer writes that she has met many women who have taken the steps to quit smoking, but are troubled by the weight that they put on as a result of calling it quits.

She states that this is often a symptom of kicking the habit, because of the effects that nicotine has on the body. The primary reasons for weight gain are likely to include the fact that cigarettes speed up the metabolism, burning more calories, and are also responsible for high levels of the calm-inducing neurotransmitter serotonin.

October 21, 2010
Categories: Lifestyle

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Patients saving up for surgery

The recession hit every industry hard and cosmetic surgery clinics were no exception. However, The Minneapolis Star reports that some surgeons are slowly seeing an increase in business recently. It seems that patients are saving up for different procedures over time, rather than skipping cosmetic enhancements all together.

October 20, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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Healthcare reform includes aid for young women facing breast cancer

A relatively unknown portion of the Obama administration's healthcare reform has set aside $9 million for the next four years to promote breast cancer awareness and safety measures in women between the ages 15 to 44, according to Kaiser Health News.

The initiative will focus on educating young women about ways to identify the disease early, as well as habits that could prevent it from developing in the future.

October 19, 2010
Categories: Breast Surgery News

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Woman undergoes cheek and chin liposuction

Dina Speicher had always had something of a double chin, even as a girl, but, as she got older, the skin around her neck started to sag and family members playfully dubbed it “the waddle,” according to The Des Moines Register.

While Speicher could laugh at it herself, she became self-conscious that her aging face didn't reflect how she felt inside. Last April, she elected to undergo liposuction of her cheeks and chin.

The results?

October 18, 2010
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News

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Woman almost dies after undergoing breast surgery from unlicensed surgeon

When Kenyatta Brown, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, underwent a breast augmentation procedure at the clinic of Dr. Rajesh Rangaraj, she began to bleed uncontrollably, according to CBS Atlanta.

She filed a complaint with the Georgia Medical Board, which found that Rangaraj wasn't actually a board certified plastic surgeon, although his website had misleading advertisements that suggested otherwise.

October 18, 2010
Categories: Patient Safety

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