The 3 Types of Evidence-Based Hair Loss Treatments
Every year, more than 800,000 people undergo treatment for hair loss, some with better results than others. The surgical industry surrounding hair loss alone is worth $1.2 billion, not including pills and topical applications that promise hair regrowth. With all the hair loss treatments out there, how can you know which solutions are medically based and which are simply snake oils? Here’s a rundown of the best documented solutions for hair loss:
- Medical Options
There are two drugs currently approved by the FDA as hair loss treatments, mostly used in response to androgenetic alopecia (which typically causes balding in men and thinning in women). These are finasteride, better known by the brand name Propecia, and minoxidil, or Rogaine. Both of these options are recommended Continue Reading
Why Adults Have More Options for Orthodontics Than Ever Before
Most people undergo orthodontic treatment as kids or teenagers. In fact, the average age of patients who seek treatment for misalignment or crowding of the teeth is around 10 years old, and 80% of American teenagers are currently undergoing some type of orthodontic treatment.
But what if you are an adult who never had braces as a kid, but still needs orthodontic treatment? Don’t worry — you have more choices than you may think.
In 2014, there are more orthodontics for adults options than ever before that will help give you the confidence you need to succeed in your life. Here are three of our favorites:
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No One Deserves a Relaxing Massage More than an Expectant Mother
Let’s be honest: nobody deserves a nice, relaxing massage more than a pregnant mother. A pregnant woman spends all day carrying around a growing baby, which is taking its toll on her entire body. Childbirth itself may be the more painful and pleasant part of the process, but it’s no picnic before that, either. If you’re looking for the perfect baby shower gift, why not buy the expectant mother yet another onesie, but instead, get her a gift that will actually benefit her: a gift certificate for a pregnancy massage.
A pregnancy foot massage in particular can be quite a relief for an expectant mother. During pregnancy, pressure from the growing uterus on the blood vessels carrying bl Continue Reading
The Top Four Tips You Will Need When Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist
Choosing the right general family dentistry office is pretty easy — pick an office with a well-known dentist in a convenient location.
But what if you want to seek out a cosmetic dentist to have something like the all on 4 dental implants procedure done? Then your options become a lot more limited — and knowing how to find a cosmetic dentist who will provide the best care possible can be confusing and intimidating. In fact, less than 20% of dentists are qualified to practice cosmetic dentistry!
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of four great tips to help you find a cosmetic dentist who is right for you — and the procedure you want to get:
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The Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana
As medical marijuana laws expand in North America and abroad, marijuana has gotten both good and bad press — the latter often more ideologically than scientifically motivated. But it’s true that promoting marijuana as medicine calls for an examination of both its health benefits and side effects. Here are a few facts about medical marijuana you may or may not know, regardless of whether you come down on the pro or con side:
- Proven Medical Benefits
The medicinal benefits of marijuana are quite well documented, with studies showing applications in everything from glaucoma to cancer, Alzheimer’s to anxiety. The most agreed-upon benefit is that marijuana can ease pain for terminally ill patients because it affects nerves and reduces in Continue Reading
Did Shrinking Bathing Suits Help Cause Higher Rates of Skin Cancer?
Currently, it is estimated that as many as one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point over the course of their lifetime. Because this common skin condition is caused by exposure to UV rays, making especially prevalent among people with pale complexions or a genetic predisposition, almost anyone can develop the disease after years in the sun. For this reason, many people will repeatedly visit the best dermatologist clinics in their area for skin maps, biopsies, and different skin cancer treatment methods. But while some dermatology and skin cancer specialists might blame these high skin cancer rates on the atmosphere’s decreasing ozone layer o Continue Reading
What Can a Physical Therapy Clinic Do For You?
Physical therapy clinics are, quite simply, great places. Their main purpose is to make people feel better after a physical injury, and the staff at these clinics accomplishes that goal by creating custom plans of physical therapy exercises for each patient. And speaking of the staff, you’re likely to find trained professionals from all walks of life working at physical therapy clinics — sports medicine specialists, certified athletic trainers, orthopedic surgeons… the list goes on and on. And the one thing these people always have in common is that they’ve dedicated their careers to helping patients recover from injuries and stay healthy for years to come.
So what exactly can a physical therapy center do Continue Reading
Botox or Cosmetic Facial Fillers? Understanding the Difference Between the Two Anti Aging Treatments
While most of us would love to continue looking young even as we get older, no one can fight the natural aging process. As we age, skin loses its elasticity, and fine lines and wrinkles start to appear on our faces. While there are natural ways of delaying this process, like exercising regularly and eating skin-healthy foods, the wrinkles will come eventually. When wrinkles start to show up, many assume that Botox injections are the solution to regaining youthful skin. However, Botox is not the only anti aging skin treatment out there, and it’s certainly not for everyone.
What are Facial Fillers?
Cosmetic facial fillers help to fill in fine lines on the face and add volume where it has been lost over the years Continue Reading
The Clear and Brilliant Benefits of Moroccan Argan Oil for Face and Skin
If you follow beauty news closely, you’ve probably heard of Moroccan argan oil by now. Hailed as an all-purpose miracle oil, this substance hails from North Africa and is known to have qualities that range from aiding digestion to treating split ends in hair. But you may wonder: can I use Moroccan argan oil for face and skin, too? The answer is yes. There are several uses for Moroccan argan oil, and it’s also available in a wide range of products, from the pure oil to argan oil masks, soaps, and other cleansers.
First, why do people use Moroccan argan oil for face cleansing? This oil is known to protect and cleanse skin because of the ingredients that it contains. Argan Continue Reading
Four Groups of People Who Benefit From Omega 3 Fatty Acids
In many ways, the path to good health seems like a relatively simple process: exercise regularly, get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, and avoid foods that can promote high cholesterol and other problems. This last step often means cutting out meals that are high in fat, sodium and other harmful qualities. However, the terms thrown around in these cases are often misleading; in fact, some of these negative factors are an important part of healthy living. Omega 3 fatty acids, for example, offer a number of health benefits to everyone from infants to the elderly.
Omega 3 fatty acids are actually required for human health but are not created by the body, meaning that we must make up our quota through our diet. For this reason, a number of countries and health organizations worldwide recommend that the avera Continue Reading