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Plump up the Volume with Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our body. It acts as a cushion or a lubricant and it is found in our joints, eyes and skin. Newborns have large amounts of hyaluronic acid (HA), which explains why their skin is perfectly plump and wrinkle free! Unfortunately as we age our production of HA […]

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Zika Virus Update

Over the past few weeks, Zika virus has quickly spread throughout numerous countries in the Americas, prompting serious international concern. Although the United States has yet to see any locally acquired vector-borne cases, pregnant women who have traveled to a country affected by the current outbreak, and couples who are considering traveling to an affected […]

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Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Late last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a Level 2 Alert for Zika virus, a relatively unknown mosquito borne disease. Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks had been identified in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In May of last year, The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert […]

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The Hype About Hyperpigmentation

A lifetime of sun exposure is bound to leave a few marks. Unfortunately, those marks tend to appear as dark spots and patches on the most visible parts of our skin. But the more we know about what causes them, the more we’ll be able to prevent and repair them. Hyperpigmentation is a common condition […]

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How To Protect Your Skin During Winter Months

We usually think of applying sunscreen only on warm sunny days, but the truth is we need its protection all year round. Winter sunscreen is just as important as summer sunscreen since ultraviolet rays can be just as damaging on the slopes as on the beach. Outdoor winter activities puts skiers and snowboarders at increased […]

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Gestational Diabetes

Worldwide, diabetes affects more than 380 million people, and by 2030, the World Health Organization expects that number to double. This disease can cause serious health complications, and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. With such a high incidence, the need to embrace preventative measures is more important now than […]

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The Aging Neck, What Can You Do?

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Sun exposure, weight gain, and genetics often cause our necks to change as we age. Did you know that menopause also affects the quality of your skin? The loss of estrogen that occurs in menopause causes loss in fat around the face, thinning skin, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation. Wrinkles start to appear as the […]

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This Year’s Flu Vaccine a Good Match

Every year, several different strains of the flu virus circulate around the globe. To best protect the public, public health researchers must determine the three or four viruses that they anticipate will be the most prevalent in the coming flu season, in order to develop the most comprehensive vaccination. Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the […]

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Beauty is in the EYE of the Beholder

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Rejuvenation for the Eyes The way the skin around the eyes (above and below the brow, and the eyelids) appears is a common concern for many people as the. Some worry about looking angry or irritated, while others fear looking tired or having dark circles under their eyes. Smile lines or wrinkles around the eyes […]

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Newborn Screening

After a pregnancy full of appointments and tests, nothing is more exciting than taking your new baby girl or boy home from the hospital! However, before being discharged there is one more important test that should be completed before heading home. Newborn screening is a routine test that can identify certain conditions that may affect […]

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