LocateADoc Blog

Welcome to the LocateADoc Blog, an exciting journal, designed to share more information with you about elective procedures and treatments. As an enhancement to LocateADoc.com - a premier physician directory for patients - we have gathered interesting celebrity news, stories and observations that fascinate us. We hope they fascinate you too.

Apr
17

A New Head of Hair For A Former New England Patriot

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They say that men with a full head of hair command more respect, make more money, and get more dates. Now, one wouldn’t expect that an all-pro wide receiver felt he was lacking in any of those categories, but Denver Bronco Wes Welker certainly appreciates the advantages of a full head of hair. In the summer of 2012, when he was playing for the New England Patriots, the wide receiver underwent a hair transplant to remediate the hair thinning that most men experience as they age.

Apr
16

Brush, Floss, Program?

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Computers have played a critical role in the medical world in the last 50 years, assisting in every aspect of the practice from surgery to lab tests to hospital organization. Thus, it should be no surprise that computers are making big waves in dentistry as well. Computer Assisted Dentistry (CAD) and Computer Assisted Molding (CAM) are innovative new practices that make your experience far more convenient and comfortable.

Apr
15

Kardashian Reality TV Star Creates Doctor Discussion on Sex Change

Kardashian's Bruce Jenner sex change photo - LocateADoc.com Media speculation about reality TV’s Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s Bruce Jenner having a sex change had us ask some of our LocateADoc.com doctors about the procedures used for the process.
Apr
15

Plastic Surgery Or BOTOX? Factors To Consider

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For individuals considering getting work done to improve the appearance of their face there are two major options: BOTOX and plastic surgery. Both make you look younger, healthier, and fresher, but they achieve this by different methods and require different investments on the part of the patient. If you are considering these procedures there are a handful of important factors to weigh.

Apr
14

Great Eyesight At Any Age

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When you’ve lived with glasses for all of your adult life it’s easy to forget how liberating it is to be able to see clearly without the assistance of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Enter LASIK, the popular eye surgery that cures nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure works by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye that refracts light and allows the eye to focus, thus allowing light to be properly focused onto the retina, the light sensitive tissue on the back of the eye.

Apr
11

A Mindful Way to Health

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In the prescription happy world of contemporary medicine, meditation may seem like the province of granola munching hippies. However, recent studies have shown the benefits of the practice for individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, and pain. This research hinges on a key clarification: meditating isn’t just sitting quietly and passively, it’s an active practice where one trains the mind to increase awareness of the self and one’s surrounding through concentration and mindfulness. 

Apr
9

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?

conditions that acupuncture can treat- locate a doc blog Acupuncture is a traditional procedure that originated from China more than 2,000 years ago. This aspect of Chinese medicine can be used both to promote general wellbeing and health, and to target specific medical conditions.

Apr
8

Potential New Fertility Treatment Being Reviewed by the FDA.

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Parents-to-be may have a new fertility procedure to consider soon. In February, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gathered to discuss a new option that would involve combining the genetic material of three adults to create a baby that could be free of genetic defects. The proposed method is drawing major attention and has sparked a heated debate from both a scientific and ethical perspective.

Apr
4

Hudson Valley Fertility Establishes Regions First Comprehensive Fertility Preservation

Hudson Valley Fertility, a leading infertility and reproductive health practice, has established the first comprehensive Fertility Preservation Center in the region.
Apr
4

Facial Hair Transplants Are Getting More Popular Thanks To Hipsters

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When you hear the word hipster, what do you think of? Skinny jeans and thick-framed glasses probably come to mind, along with the indie-pop music that's ruling the airwaves these days. You might also think of facial hair, and you wouldn't be alone. A defined mustache and a bold beard are two characteristics you'll see on hipsters from coast to coast. As it turns out, some of those full beards are getting a little help from a hair transplant. 

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