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.

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.

"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.

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