Resources Guide

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If you or someone you know is considering a procedure or treatment including anti-aging, IVF, dentistry, LASIK, cosmetic & bariatric surgeries, weight loss, and mental health among many others, count on our resources guide to provide all the information you need. We know a procedure or treatment of any kin can be a scary thing. The best way to keep those nerves at bay is to thoroughly educate and empower yourself on treatment options, procedural details, and recovery information.

 

Since LocateADoc.com was introduced in 1998, we’ve worked hard to collect a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics, so we’re sure we’ve got your procedure or treatment covered. We get all of our information from top doctors and medical professionals who have a great deal of experience in their field, so you can always be confident trusting our resources guide. Show More

 

To the left, you’ll see a search bar. Here, you can search for information on your specific procedure or treatment, including exactly how the procedure is performed or how much it can cost. Our information will hopefully provide you with an easy-to-understand introduction to the procedure.

 

If you’re looking for more in-depth or specific information than you find here in the resources guide, visit our Ask A Doctor page to submit questions or read answers to other users’ inquiries. If you’re ready to find a doctor and set up a consultation, visit our Find a Doctor page to start your search. 

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  • Photo-of-Little-Progress-Among-ObeseA recent survey of 23,000 obese individuals showed that 60 percent are not taking any steps to lose weight. This has interesting implications for the professionals and individuals that work to conquer obesity. The 60 percent surveyed that were not taking steps to lose weight is particularly alarming. Being obese can lead to a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, metabolic syndrome, abnormal blood fats, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and gallstones among others. It can also raise the risk of certain cancers, including colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder. Obesity can also cause reproductive problems for women.

  • Robin Williams - LocateADoc.comThe tragic loss of comedian Robin Williams thrust depression to the forefront of the news. After his suicide, it was revealed that he was in treatment for Parkinson's Disease in its early stages. Now it seems the question looms, did the disease push Robin Williams over the edge?

  • Photo-of-health-tests-women-should-take-LocateADocRegular tests and checkups are a vital part of any health and wellness plan. As women age, it’s important that they have certain tests done every year in order to identify any underlying health issues.A cholesterol test is a great place to start when it comes to scheduling necessary check ups. If your family history puts you at an increased risk for heart disease, it’s especially crucial to be aware of your cholesterol levels. This test is also beneficial in terms of assessing your overall health. In some cases, you may be able to visit a local blood bank that includes a free cholesterol test along with your blood donation, providing an easy way to get educated on your personal health while giving back at the same time.

  • Khloe Kardashian Picture - LocateADoc.comAfter her marriage to the NBA’s Lamar Odom, reality star Khloe Kardashian had a small tattoo of "LO" placed on her hand between the thumb and the forefinger. When the marriage failed, it was still an everlasting reminder. While she has gone on record as stating she doesn't want the tattoo removed, if she changes her mind laser tattoo removal can be a great process to make the permanent item not so permanent anymore.

  • Artificial insemination is one of many options available to those suffering from infertility and is a technique doctors often recommend first to couples having trouble conceiving. The practice has existed since the early 1900’s in various forms and fashions across the world. Today, it is significantly more high tech than it used to be, and is sometimes also referred to as intrauterine insemination.

  • Newton's Law Picture - LocateADoc.com Everyone wants a fast recovery from their cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reductions and lifts, tummy tucks or abdominoplasties and many other. Rapid recovery from surgery can be related to the commercial about arthritis that says, “A body at rest tends to stay at rest”. This saying is taken from Newton's First Law of Motion which states that, “a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it’. If you took high school physics you will remember this!

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  • Allergies

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    An allergy is a disorder of the immune system. It is a hypersensitivity disorder, which is an undesirable response of a normal immune system, in easier terms allergic reactions occur when an individual’s immune system produces an undesirable reaction to normally harmless substances in the environment.

  • Allergy and Immunology

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    If you are experiencing severe allergic reactions or need treatment for an immune system disorder, you will need to consult with an allergy and immunology specialist. Allergy and Immunology professionals specialize in the treatment of asthma, immunodeficiency disorders such as DiGeorge Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome and hypogammaglobulinemia, and major allergic diseases such as anaphylaxis, rhinitis and food allergies.