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Porcelain Veneers What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover” Porcelain Veneers What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover”

 

By Judy Latta
Mother Teresa once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” A big smile, which is often the first thing …

When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It

Eye-opening surgical options
By Elizabeth Anthony
Most of us have heard the old adages “a look is worth a thousand words” and “the eyes are the window to the soul.” What is it about the eyes that …

Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language

Clearing up some of the confusion to help save your skin
Sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. That’s why dermatologists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applaud the upcoming U.S. …

Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift” Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift”

By Elizabeth Anthony
A particular line from the movie “Steel Magnolias” has always stuck with me. It is when Truvy, played by Dolly Parton, says “Honey, time marches on, and eventually you realize it’s marching across …

Cancer Care for Young Adults Cancer Care for Young Adults

Dealing with a diagnosis and feeling “I’m too young for this!”
By Judy Latta
Our 20s and 30s are supposed to be the prime of our lives. We have outgrown the frailties and dependence of our early …

New Sight for Sore Eyes New Sight for Sore Eyes

Improve your vision with eye surgery options
By Elizabeth Anthony
Good vision is one of the most important assets we have as we go throughout our daily tasks. Every day we experience the world through our …

Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy

By Judy Latta
Best practices for mom and baby-to-be
Congratulations, you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy!  This is sure to be an exciting time, but also very confusing.  Over the course of your pregnancy, relatives, friends …

Move in Minutes: Smart Tips to Minimize Sitting

MD Anderson experts help adults reduce sedentary behavior
Sitting for extended periods can raise the chances of developing cancer even for people who exercise regularly, says recent research. In response to these findings, fitness experts at …

Find Out What’s Keeping You Awake Find Out What’s  Keeping You Awake

What do sleep deprivation and pain have in common? Much more than most people realize. First, many people suffer from both conditions. More than 150 million Americans say they are not getting enough sleep, according …

Restyle Your Smile Restyle Your Smile

Dental implants becoming the treatment of choice for replacement of missing teeth
By Cheryl Alexander
Millions of Americans contend with missing teeth and the variety of options for restoring them. According to the American Association of Oral …

The Choice is Clear The Choice is Clear

By Cheryl Alexander
A beautiful smile is within reach
Aside from detracting from your appearance, misaligned teeth also affect your confidence level. However, because of the constraints and consequences associated with traditional braces, many people, both teens and adults, opt to …

Make Heart Health a Habit Make Heart Health a Habit

By Gayle Mensch
Replace bad habits with good ones for long-lasting results
February is Heart Healthy Month. Unless you live on your own private island, you can’t miss the hoopla. From “Go Red for Women” Day on …

Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It

Throw the diet out the door
By Sandra Meineke
It’s that time again. Time for New Year’s resolutions and holiday regret. The two go hand-in-hand. You ate too much. Again. You do it every year. Just …

The Eyes Have It! The Eyes Have It!

Take years off your appearance with cosmetic eyelid surgery
By Judy Latta
Your eyes are probably your most prominent facial feature. They communicate to others — sometimes incorrectly — information about you, your mood and your feelings. …

The Basics for Better Health The Basics for Better Health

It’s not rocket science; even a dummy can do it
 
If you’ve ever struggled with trying to figure out what you need to do to take to maintain a healthier lifestyle, you’re not alone.
The 2011 Food …

Urinary Tract Infection Urinary Tract Infection

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
By Judy Latta
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection of the body. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates that UTIs account for …

Getting Back to Normal What to do when your back is out of whack Getting Back to Normal  What to do when your back is out of whack

By Cheryl Alexander
Our spine is our support, our source of motion, the information highway for our nervous system, and our tool for walking, bending and sitting. Yet until we have a problem, our spines are …

Overcoming the Fear of Breast Cancer October is National Breast Cancer Month Overcoming the Fear of Breast Cancer October is National Breast Cancer Month

If you’re scared that you will one day hear the words, “You have breast cancer,” you’ve got plenty of company. Breast cancer is the most feared cancer among women. Sometimes, it’s not just the word …

Recover Your Smile and Confidence Recover Your Smile and Confidence

Dental veneers can jump start your new attitude
By Cheryl Alexander
Do talking and smiling make you feel self-conscious due to discolored, uneven, broken or gapped teeth? Do you feel that your confidence would greatly improve if …

Take a Deep Breath and Stretch September is National Yoga Month Take a Deep Breath and Stretch September is National Yoga Month

A5,000-year-old practice based on Indian philosophy, yoga has gained so much popularity in the United States in recent years that the federal government designated September as National Yoga  Month. Yoga uses a combination of postures, …

Physical Fitness Matters Physical Fitness Matters

It’s time to get up, get out and get moving
Each year our reliance on fast food and take-out grows as our lifestyles become faster paced with less time to spend in the kitchen trying to …

Help for Hurting HandsOur high demands on hands make them vulnerable to injury Help for Hurting HandsOur high demands on hands make them vulnerable to injury

Hand pain can affect anyone but is particularly common among baby boomers. Traumatic injury ac­counts for some pain, but arthritis is a factor for many people. It’s estimated that one out of every five people …

Summer Sunshine and Your Skin Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

By Judy Latta
With the arrival of summer, many of us look forward to lazy days at the beach, lounging by the pool, gardening, summer sports and other outdoor activities.  Not only do these outings in …