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Rhinoplasty: New Technology Claims Faster Recovery & Natural-Looking Results

Rhinoplasty, next to breast augmentation, is one of the leading cosmetic surgeries requested in the nation. According to New York facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Rizk, “nose-jobs” are not only one of the most popular surgeries, but also one of the most difficult: “They're also among the most complex procedures because the surgeon must take into account not only aesthetics but functional breathing considerations as well,” he said. Click here for the story. Read More >

Black Rice, the Mediterranean Diet, and the Search for “Superfoods”

 The Mediterranean diet is one of several different ways to create the mostly plant-based eating pattern linked with lower cancer risk. The Mediterranean diet is not really a specific diet, but a style of eating that is traditional in populations around the Mediterranean, including southern Spain and France and coastal areas of Italy, Greece and northern Africa. Click here for the story. Read More >

Plastic Surgery: More Americans Opt for the Procedure

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 13.1 million cosmetic surgeries and minimal invasive procedures were conducted in 2010- a 5 percent increase from 2009. In 2008, when evidence of the economic downturn was acknowledged by many Americans, the plastic surgery industry suffered, alongside various other industries that were affected. Since the recession began, this is the first time that cosmetic surgeries are on the rise. Click here for the story.   Read More >

Junk Food Diet May Lower IQ

We know that chips, candy, and chocolate cake don't do waistlines any good—but can junk food also stunt our intelligence? The IQs of children who eat fatty, sugary, processed foods appear to suffer years later, while the IQs of those who eat healthily increase, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Click here for the story. Read More >

Cosmetic Surgery Rebounds Along with Economy

According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 13.1 million minimally-invasive and surgical cosmetic surgeries were performed in the United States in 2010, up 5 percent from 2009. Along with many other industries, plastic surgery suffered in the economic downturn that began in 2008. The uptick in cosmetic procedures is the first since the recession began. Click here for the story. Read More >

Is Your Neighborhood Making You Fat?

Is your neighborhood making you fat? According to several studies, it just might be. Most individuals know that the keys to good health are a combination of good nutrition, regular physical activity, stress management and genetics. Nutrition and regular physical activity, however, can take a back seat when your environment is one in which access to healthy foods -- or even safe sidewalks -- are almost impossible to find. Click here for the story. Read More >

Food Allergies May Encourage Healthy Eating

While allergies to certain foods can require dietary restriction, the simplification of one's eating regimen may have unintended positive side effects. Celiac disease, for instance, can force those who have it to eat more whole foods, according to Rye Patch. The news source said that the digestive condition, which is essentially a gluten allergy, can encourage the consumption of more fruits and vegetables. Click here for the story. Read More >
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