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.

Stars are always in front of a camera, whether it is for film, television, or just for paparazzi photos. These three celebrities have all had some cosmetic dentistry done to help them look better in front of the watchful eye of fans.

No one can blame you for wanting to get rid of your bunion without undergoing surgery. As long as your podiatrist agrees that surgery is not required, there are a number of non-surgical options available to treat this foot condition. Orthopedic specialists generally suggest one of five strategies, or a combination of them.

As anyone who’s attempted weight loss knows, getting motivated isn’t the tough part; it’s staying motivated. There are so many factors that can negatively influence someone attempting to lose weight, and some of them may be thoroughly unexpected. As a highly trained and renowned bariatric surgeon, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is very familiar with the obstacles posed to the severely obese. One of them is the changing seasons. As the weather turns, so do people’s attitudes. Because the benefits of weight loss are so significant and life altering, Dr. Feiz and Associates offer key tips to help with weight loss challenges; including how to navigate seasonal difficulties.

Fingernails come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part, that is totally fine. Sometimes, however, how your nails look can indicate health and wellness issues elsewhere in the body. Here are some other visual clues that are worth checking out.

Sitting all day and leading an inactive lifestyle can have harmful, long-term effects on our health. Especially with office jobs, it is important to try to stay active!

Sedentary lifestyle - A lifestyle that is predominantly inactive. Those who sit for 5 or more hours a day.

Most of us grew up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also generally thought that eating breakfast helps one lose weight, or at the very least helps to maintain your weight. Recent health and wellness studies have brought that conventional wisdom into question. It is possible that eating early in the morning is simply a correlation, and not causation, of weight loss.

Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 2014 – Writing for two of the leading medical journals, BMJ and JAMA, medical investigators Dr. David Arterburn and Dr. Anita Courcoulas recently took up the question of whether weight loss surgery is needed for severely obese individuals. As explained in an article on the Group Health Research Institute website, they found that a review of the available information offers "growing evidence that bariatric surgery can prolong life and prompt reductions in weight and associated conditions like diabetes and heart attacks." In the face of this reality, Michael Feiz, M.D. and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates urge severely obese people to put aside questionable weight loss methods and seriously explore truly viable medical options like bariatric weight loss procedures.

From sunscreens to serums, here are a few of the in-style skin care products that celebrities are using to look beautiful.

When you're trying to lose weight, it may seem like you need a magic wand and voodoo chant to be successful, but you really don't. You also don't need to diet or deprive yourself. You can get the weight loss results you want by making small, healthy lifestyle changes. Here are 10 things you can do to lose weight without dieting:

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.
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