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.

Jul
31

New Combination of Cancer Treatments Prolongs Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients

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According to the National Institute of Health, it is estimated that in 2014 almost 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer, and over 200,000 cases will be diagnosed. While doctors recommend regular prostate exams for older men to catch the disease at the earliest possible point, experts in the field of oncology are testing new forms and combinations of cancer treatments that target different stages of progression.

Jul
29

Relying on Non-Certified Plastic Surgeons Can Increase Risk of Dangerous Infections

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Is your plastic surgeon keeping you safe? Every year hundreds of thousands of cosmetic surgical procedures are performed, many by board-certified surgeons in accredited hospitals or other medical facilities. However, there are many outpatient locations in which non-specialists not subject to the standards of state and federal regulations execute the same procedures. In such environments, even common procedures such as liposuction can turn deadly without proper protection from risks such as infection.

Jul
28

Should Pregnant Women Be Eating More Fish?

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Following dietary restrictions and recommendations during pregnancy can sometimes feel like running through a nutritional obstacle course. Make sure to get enough of this; moderate your intake of that; avoid these at all costs! It can be difficult to keep up with evolving guidelines in food safety and obstetrics.

Jul
25

Doctors Try To Manage Debilitating Dizziness in POTS Patients

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At one time or another, we’ve all felt dizzy or lightheaded when we stand up too quickly after sitting or lying down. For some, this sensation is not just an occasional inconvenience but also part of a chronic disorder. Those affected by postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, also known as POTS, suffer from dizziness upon standing, which is often accompanied by other weakening symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, headache, and heart palpitations.

Jul
24

New Plastic Surgery Trend Models Maleficent's Cheekbones

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Have you been dreaming of that fairytale makeover? Well, you’re not alone. The newest trend in plastic surgery inspiration may not be what you expect. Since the release of Disney’s “Maleficent,” the bewitching cheekbones of the black-robed title character, played by Angelina Jolie, have cast a spell over many women wishing to highlight their own facial contours.

Jul
22

3 Myths Keeping You From Seeing LASIK Clearly

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Have you considered LASIK eye surgery but been put off by rumors of pain, excessive cost, or unreliable results? Perhaps it’s time to examine the decision more closely and sort out what is myth and what is truth regarding this increasingly popular vision correction surgery.

Jul
21

How Can Brow Lifts Lighten the Weight of Aging?

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Have you looked in the mirror lately and noticed that time seems to be creeping up on you, though you can’t pinpoint where? Many of the most common and evident signs of aging can be traced to target areas in the forehead and brow region. Thus, many plastic surgeons may recommend brow lifts as one of the cosmetic facial procedures most likely to rejuvenate the main signs of aging in a patient. What does this procedure entail, and how can it lift some of the years off your face?

Jul
17

Can a Robot Help Regrow Your Hair?

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Sufferers of male-pattern baldness have long been limited in their options for hair loss treatment, often relegated to cumbersome manual transfer procedures with irregular success rates and inconvenient recovery times. But pioneers in the field are seeking to change that, using technological innovation to help more effectively and efficiently counteract the process of hair loss.

Jul
16

Cosmetic Procedures That Offer the Gain without the Pain

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Who wants to undergo full surgery, complete with bandages and potentially painful recovery, when these days a quick visit to the doctor’s office can leave you with fuller lips, less wrinkles, or more supple skin? The popularity of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures has been steadily increasing in recent years and is poised only to soar higher. Advances in technology have made these procedures more efficient and effective than ever while decreasing side effects and downtime, virtually guaranteeing that their demand will continue to rise.

Jul
15

Does Early Exposure Reduce a Newborn's Risk of Allergies?

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Of course we all want to protect our babies from anything that might do them harm, down to the inconvenience and irritation of allergies. But what if one of the ways to reduce the risk of allergies was to expose your newborn to the allergens that cause them? A recent study conducted by pediatrician researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center suggests that this may be the case.

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