Nothing like the holidays to make us aware of excess belly fat. We’ve eaten too much turkey and gravy, nibbled on the non-ending stream of holiday cookies that show up at work, and find ourselves too busy to go to the gym. December is a great time to take a serious look at the popular diets that promise a flat stomach, along with improved general health and a new lease on life! (For a complete review of America’s top 32 diets, check out “Find the Best Diet” at U.S. News & World Report.)
The winter cold, less exposure to natural light, and dry, overheated rooms all bring special challenges to your skin care regimen. The ESANA Essential Signature Line offers all the products you need to retain a healthy radiance throughout the winter months.
Between Caveman and Metrosexual: A Middle Ground for Every Man Medspa Facial and Body Services for Men
As men understand that a healthy, more visually appealing look can help them to advance in business and in their personal lives, a growing number are seeking body and facial medspa services–especially young men between 18 and 34. Of this group, 20% report getting facials when they get a hair cut and more than 25% have had manicures and pedicures.
No matter how youthful your face may be, a wrinkled and sun-damaged neck and décolletage area is aging and detracts from a healthy, young appearance. As we age, our skin’s main support structure, collagen, starts to break down, and the fat under the skin deteriorates. Consequently, our skin becomes drier, thinner, with less volume.
What single product can have a major impact on the look of your skin within weeks? The humble vitamin A derivatives called retinoids. Many forms of retinoids exist from the oral isotretinoin (Accutane) to tretinoin (Retin-A) to the weakest, retinol. These last two compounds are easily absorbed into the skin and have the ability to communicate effectively with skin cells to improve their function. Their antioxidant properties can interrupt the free-radical damage process that causes skin to look and act older.
We all know women who have fought breast cancer—it may be a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter, or neighbor. Since one in eight woman will develop the disease over a lifetime, and nearly 40,000 women die from it yearly, it’s time to look closer at possible causes, while we continue to go for regular check ups and do self exams.
For many women breast reconstruction is the first step to overcoming the trauma of a mastectomy. The surgery can restore a breast to near natural shape, appearance, and size. Breast reconstruction is also helpful after a lumpectomy, since the “preserved” breast may be deformed by the surgery, especially after a large tumor has been removed.
It’s still shocking for her many fans and even her detractors that Joan River’s acerbic wit will not be heard live again. The famous comedienne died unexpectedly from complications during a simple endoscopy procedure to evaluate her vocal cords because of a raspy voice. Her procedure was done at Yorkville Endoscopy, an accredited New York City surgical center that is now under investigation by the New York State Health Department.