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  • Laser Treatment For Cold Sores: How An Oral Surgeon Can Help

    After you have tried pills and creams and you just want your cold sores to go away, you might want to try laser therapy. Although the lasers will not prevent you from ever getting a cold sore outbreak again, they will kill the virus in the sores you have and decrease the virus's ability to spread and mutate. An oral surgeon can help you with this process in the following ways.
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  • 5 Ways To Help Protect Your Eyes From Cataracts

    Cataracts are common, but the incidence of the disease continues to rise. In fact, a study conducted in 2010 projects that by 2050, the number of cataract sufferers in the United States will have doubled from 24.4 million to almost 50 million.  Here are five ways to help protect your eyes from cataracts: Get Your Vitamins Vitamins are important to the health of your eyes. Research indicates that vitamins C and E may help you avoid cataract development and progression.
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  • Lighten the Load And Get Moving: Reduce Your Child's Back Pain with These Tips

    If your child has back pain, the last thing thing you want is for the pain become so excessive that he or she needs an operation from an orthopedic surgeon. Luckily, you can avoid this scenario by taking steps to reduce your child's back pain. Check out these back-friendly tips: 1. Choose a quality backpack The backpack your child uses impacts how their homework sits on their back. Ideally, according to most orthopedic surgeons and back pain experts, you want a backpack with padded shoulder straps and possibly a belt around the waist that can transfer the weight to the legs of the backpack.
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  • Skin Cancer: How to Treat Early-Stage Melanoma

    If you went to your dermatologist due to an odd-looking spot on your face, they probably ran a biopsy to determine if it was skin cancer. If you got the diagnosis of melanoma, you know it is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. There are different stages of melanoma, based on where the tumors are located. Ealry-stage melanoma is usually localized and considered non-invasive. Here are the treatment options for each type of tumors.
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  • 3 Ways That A Cosmetic Dermatologist Can Help With Your Acne

    If you have acne, you probably know what it's like to feel self-conscious about your appearance. Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions out there, it can still be uncomfortable and embarrassing to deal with. There is no reason to stop with over-the-counter and at-home acne treatments, however. A cosmetic dermatologist can help you with your acne in several ways, such as by offering these three treatment options.
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  • 3 Important Questions To Ask Your Child's Speech Language Pathologist

    If your child has been diagnosed with a speech problem, hearing problem, or both, then there's a good chance that he or she will need to see a speech language pathologist (SLP). An SLP is a licensed professional who can help develop and implement a customized plan to improve your child's speech and overall communication. Typically, children will attend regular sessions with an SLP in his or her office, or at your child's school.
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  • Oncology Career Paths And Training

    If you're considering a career in oncology, be prepared for a challenging and rewarding experience. Oncology is challenging because you'll be in close contact with people fighting a serious disease – cancer. The rewarding part, obviously, occurs when you help extend your patient's lives, or cure them completely. If the field interests you, remember that oncology is not practiced solely by oncologists. Indeed, a medical facility's oncology department includes several specialized roles.
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  • What To Expect With A Tattoo Removal Procedure

    If you have a tattoo on your body that you no longer feel comfortable with, you may have considered having a tattoo reversal procedure to have it removed from your skin. Tattoos are removed with aesthetics laser technology and are minimally invasive. Here is some information about laser tattoo removal and what you can expect before, during and after the procedure: Preparing For The Procedure When you decide to remove a tattoo, you will need to have a consultation with a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon that specializes in laser tattoo removal.
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  • Preventing Joint Injury In Sports

    The most common complaint from athletes is a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).  The ACL is one of the four major ligaments that holds the knee joint in place, and is located in the front or anterior of the knee.  Injury to this area is most common in contact sports such as soccer, football or basketball.  It can occur from direct impact, landing wrong from a jumping position, or a quick change in direction.
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  • 5 Pointers To Avoid Catching A Nail Fungus

    You may not realize you have toe fungus at first. It dawns on you one day as you try to trim your big toenails. Instead of being easy to snip, they break off in crumbly, thick, yellow bits. How did this happen? When did this happen? The truth is, you may never know where you caught a toe fungus. Various organisms can cause it, and that stuff lives everywhere, especially in warm, moist places.
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