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.

Whatever the latest food trend--quinoa, locally sourced everything, gluten free--chances are you're on it. But you might be depriving yourself from the most basic thing you can do for your health and wellness: drinking enough water.

"Relax! Don't do it!" These words sung by the 80's pop group, Frankie Goes to Hollywood sum up the serious advice of a psychologist to the rushing business owner and his neurotic, high-strung family, after reading the latest employment statistics.

When you head off to college, you aren't just embarking on your education career, you're also likely responsible for yourself for the first time in your life. You have to take care of your own meals, do your own laundry, and see to your own appointments, including seeing an optometrist at least once a year.

A recent study has found a new potential risk factor for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. The study, conducted by leading neurologists and published in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Neurology, posits that patients with a deficiency in vitamin D have a significantly higher risk of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's. Discovering this link could have a significant impact on how we fight to combat this disease.

To men, high heeled designer shoes can seem like a form of medieval torture. While we certainly appreciate the effect of this breed of footwear, no man would even dream of enduring what women go through just to wear a high class pair of sassy pumps. However, fashionable women simply can't seen to get enough of name brand heels. Recently, modern advances in cosmetic foot surgery have given rise to a new trend that allows women access to even more shoes than ever before. Plastic surgeons have created new procedures to actually change the shape and size of a woman's foot so that it will better fit into high heeled shoes.

There are many myths and misconceptions circulating about labiaplasty that may scare women off from the surgery. This is a shame, since it is a worthwhile procedure that can benefit many women for a wide variety of reasons. Allow us to put some rumors to rest and provide you with information about the procedure so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for you.

Joan Rivers, one of the most influential and admired female comedians in American history, was also an outspoken supporter, and recipient of plastic surgery.

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been a huge cause for concern for the medical community and the population at large. It has so far claimed over 1,800 lives and is the largest outbreak of the disease in history. While the epidemic has raged on for months, most Americans did not know about it until infected patients, for the first time ever, were brought into the United States for treatment earlier this summer. Here are some important facts about the disease and how it has affected the United States.

Cosmetic procedures are a booming industry in the United States, and women aren’t the only ones getting work done to aid a youthful and attractive appearance. Male plastic surgery has skyrocketed in popularity over recent years, and surgeons are adjusting to the trend by offering information and treatments that cater specifically to their male clients.

If you are looking for a cosmetic procedure designed to target some of the most common signs of aging in the upper facial area, ask your plastic surgeon about a brow lift.

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