• How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?

    The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 mainly spreads from person to person. When someone who is infected coughs or sneezes, they send droplets containing the virus into the air. A healthy person can then breathe in those droplets. You can also catch the virus if you touch a surface or object that has

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  • The Power of Hand-Washing to Prevent Coronavirus

    The single most important piece of advice health experts can give to help us stay safe from COVID-19 is this one: Wash your hands. "In the final analysis, it's the hands. The hands are the connecting piece," says Elizabeth Scott, PhD. Scott co-directs the Center for Hygiene and Health in Home and Community

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  • Do I have COVID-19 or a cold?

    Do I have COVID-19 or a cold? If you don't have a fever and your eyes aren't itchy, it's probably the common cold, not COVID-19. Do I have COVID-19 or allergies? It's probably allergies -- not COVID-19 -- if you don't have a fever but your eyes are itchy, you're sneezing, and you have a runny nose. How

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  • How to Weather Social Isolation

    Social distancing has become the new normal, with one-third of Americans now under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, but experts say that level of isolation can be hard on your health. "We don't know for sure what the long-term health outcomes of widespread forced social isolation

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  • Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

    The new coronavirus epidemic that started in Wuhan, China, in late December is now in dozens of countries, including the United States. Here are answers to key questions about the virus, including how to protect yourself and what to expect. What are the symptoms of coronavirus? According to the CDC,

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  • Coronavirus: Is It Safe to Get Deliveries?

    With more than 50% of the U.S. population living under stay-at-home restrictions, companies that deliver food and household goods are inundated with orders. As they scramble to meet the demand, you may wonder if ordering in puts you or the people making your deliveries at risk. The Question of Worker

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  • Coronavirus Myths & Facts

    As Coronavirus Myths Multiply, Experts Sort Fact From Fiction The new coronavirus continues its steady march through the U.S. population, bringing with it a second plague: potentially dangerous myths and rumors about COVID-19, spread via the internet. You may have already heard some of these coronavirus

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  • Avoid Coronavirus Misinformation

    A Doctor's Tips for Spotting Fake COVID-19 News As we all try to stay safe from COVID-19, arming yourself with accurate news information has never been more important – but it’s not always easy. Fake news can be challenging to recognize because there’s often a little truth mixed in with misinformation.

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  • Calming Your Child's Coronavirus Fears

    Schools are closing. Sports and other activities have been cancelled. Everything is changing. In the midst of this chaos, how do parents keep kids from stressing too much? "For families, this is truly now hitting home," said psychologist Robin Gurwitch, from Duke University and the Center for Child and

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  • Why Choose Plastic Surgery?

    Your sense of beauty is as individual as you are. Yet for many individuals, nothing is harder to see than their own beauty. It's nearly impossible to be objective when looking at your own appearance. Almost everyone doesn't like some feature of their body. But for some individuals, real deformities,

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  • Vein Surgery

    Spider and varicose veins can affect the appearance of legs for both men and women. Spider veins look like fine webs or starbursts of veins that appear in small areas close to the surface of the skin. Spider veins can appear on the face in addition to the legs. Varicose veins are swollen, purple or blue

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  • Thigh Lift

    When thighs are disproportionate to the rest of the leg and/or the buttocks, one solution is to remove excess skin and fat with a thigh lift. Some surgeons report that thigh lifts tend to be more effective on the front and outer sides of the thigh than on the back and inside of the thigh. Procedure Thigh

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  • Tummy Tuck

    Abdominal surgery, known as a tummy tuck, is a means for eliminating flab and bulges around the stomach area as well as tightening the muscles. Liposuction only removes the fat. A tummy tuck concentrates on tightening stomach muscles as well. Procedure A complete tummy tuck can be performed on an inpatient

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  • Tissue Expansion

    Tissue expansion is a surgical technique that allows the body to expand skin over time so that that tissue can be removed and used elsewhere on the body. Tissue expansion is an option used in plastic surgery for hair transplantation and breast reconstruction. During the procedure, the surgeon makes

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  • Photorejuvenation

    Photorejuvenation offers a lighter treatment than laser resurfacing using a similar technique. Because the procedure stimulates natural collagen growth, it is suited for fine to moderate wrinkles. Procedure Photorejuvenation is a non-surgical procedure conducted in a physician's office without anesthesia.

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  • Precautions

    Cosmetic and plastic surgery are not panaceas. They can never achieve perfection nor can they change the way you feel about yourself. To be happy with your outcomes from cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures, you need to have realistic expectations. That means: 1. Nothing is perfect. The best doctors

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  • Plastic vs. Cosmetic Surgery

    It may seem like the terms "cosmetic" and "plastic" surgery are used interchangeably, but, in fact, there are differences between these two medical professional specialties. Cosmetic surgery applies to those procedures, techniques and treatments used to change the appearance of the body that are non-surgical.

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  • Overview

    Reducing the signs of aging or the appearance of lines and wrinkles, evening out skin pigmentation, removing pre-cancerous skin cells, and eliminating scars and small skin deformities are all achievable objectives through today's spectrum of facial skin rejuvenation treatments. These techniques focus

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  • Laser Hair Removal

    Excess hair on the body - in small areas or large - can now be permanently eliminated with laser hair removal. Originally, ruby lasers were used for everyone, but they did not work well on people with dark skin. Today, ruby, alexandrite or diode lasers are used for light-skinned people, and neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet

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  • Male Breast Surgery

    Research indicates that as many as 40% to 60% of men have a condition that creates excess fat deposits in the chest area. This occurs frequently among teen males because of hormones, but naturally resolves itself over time in most cases. For some men the condition is hereditary; for others medical conditions

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  • Microdermabrasion

    Microdermabrasion is used as a light surface treatment that refreshes the skin and reduces fine lines. It is often used to reduce the appearance of crow's feet, age spots and acne scars. It also has the added advantage of stimulating natural growth of new skin cells and collagen. Procedure Microdermabrasion

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  • Laser Surgery

    Light or heat emitted by lasers can produce certain reactions in the human body that can help resolve some problems. In the fields of cosmetic and plastic surgery, laser surgery offers options for rejuvenating the skin and treating spider and varicose veins. Different forms of lasers are used in these

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  • Liposuction

    Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove fat deposits and reshape areas of the body. Liposuction may be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures, such as lifts or reductive surgery. It is not recommended for weight loss, but a viable technique for

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  • Injections and Fillers

    One of the most popular forms of treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and create smoother, younger skin is injections. In an office-based procedure, the physician uses fine needles to insert a filler into the skin to add volume, replace collagen and/or stimulate natural collagen

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  • Injections

    Injections are most frequently used for cosmetic procedures to help rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They are also used for lip augmentation. In an office procedure, a filler is inserted into the treated area using a fine needle. In the case of fat injections, a needle is used first

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  • Grafts

    A graft occurs when a surgeon removes some skin, tissue, muscle and/or fat (with or without veins or arteries supplying blood to this material) and surgically attaches it to another part of the body. Skin grafts are used for plastic surgery techniques ranging from breast reconstruction to hair transplantation.

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  • Dermabrasion

    Dermabrasion is a skin rejuvenating technique used effectively for treating deeper lines and wrinkles, eliminating acne and other facial scars and removing pre-cancerous skin cells. Because it is a non-chemical technique, it may be preferred for individuals with dark-colored skin. At times, dermabrasion

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  • Endoscopic

    Endoscopic procedures have revolutionized medical surgery during the past four decades. Endoscopic surgery reduces the invasiveness and more extensive scarring that occurs from traditional surgery. In these cases, small incisions are made to the area being treated and a small, tube-like device, called

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  • Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Tips

    Here are some tips to help you achieve a satisfying experience with your cosmetic or plastic surgery. Preparing for Surgery Talk to your physician and make sure you understand all the risks associated with any procedure you are considering - both common and uncommon risks. Make sure you are comfortable

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  • Cosmeceuticals

    For most people, the first course of action used to treat skin problems is over-the-counter topical creams and ointments. When these fail, the next level of treatment is cosmeceuticals: prescription ointments, creams, cleaners and lotions that can augment natural collagen, stimulate skin regeneration,

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  • Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

    Three words summarize the most important characteristics to look for when choosing a cosmetic or plastic surgeon: qualifications, experience and comfort. 1. Qualifications count - Medical professionals in the United States have well-defined, stringent requirements for their professional training in

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  • Calf Implants/Lifts

    Like other parts of the body, an asymmetry sometimes occurs in calves on one individual - either from birth or as a result of disease. At other times, the proportions between thighs and calves are out of balance. Calf implants and lifts offer an alternative for creating a balanced look to calves and

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  • Chemical Peels

    Chemical peels are used to treat facial skin problems ranging from fine lines and wrinkles, dry patches and sun-damaged skin to deep folds, acne scars and pigmentation problems. Generally, chemicals applied to the face dissolve layers of skin to reveal newer, tighter and more youthful layers. They have

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  • Breast Lift

    As time passes, all skin looses some of its elasticity. For some women, this leads to breast sagging, which can be severe. Childbearing and nursing contribute to breast sagging. A breast lift is used to restore the shape and firmness of breasts and/or to reduce the size of the areola (the dark area encircling

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  • Breast Augmentation

    Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, uses implants to increase the size of the breasts at the same time that the surgeon reshapes the breast. This procedure is usually adopted by women with small breasts, women who have an asymmetry between the breasts or women who have lost volume after pregnancy

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  • Breast Reduction

    Large breasts may be cosmetically desirable for some women, but they often result in unwanted side effects, such as chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, poor posture, or a skin rash below and between the breasts. Many large-breasted women develop deep grooves on their shoulders from bra straps. Physical

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  • Benefits of Plastic Surgery

    Whether you opt for a small procedure, like lip augmentation, or an extensive procedure, like a tummy tuck, cosmetic and plastic surgery offer some important benefits, including improved self-esteem, increased satisfaction with your appearance, and an increased desire for socialization. Depending on

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  • Arm Lift

    Age, genetics and weight loss are all causes for loose and/or excessive skin on the upper arm. This skin can be reduced or removed with arm lift surgery. Procedure The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia. A small incision is made on the upper arm toward the back. Excess fat is removed,

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  • Breast Reconstruction

    Breast reconstruction is for mastectomy patients, who may choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery immediately or at a later time. Because a number of choices are involved, some patients prefer to delay the decision while others prefer to complete all their surgeries at once. Regardless of when

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