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  • Cells are the Smallest Unit of Life

    Cells are the smallest unit of life, the very building block of life, and together make us and all other multicellular organism what we are. Adult cells are usually specialized for specific function (i.e. cartilage, acid secretion in the stomache, etc). However, some cells remain less specialized and differentiated, called stem cells. Stem cells play a primary role in the healing process, and are capable of dividing into a wide variety of cell types. While stem cells previously were collected using aspiration of bone marrow, but recently they have been found in very high numbers in fat, which is much easier to collect and more abundant. The ease of obtaining adult stem cells from fat currently makes liposuction the preferred method for collection, and avoids the risk and controversy of embryonic stem cell use.

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  • Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    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.

  • Photo-of-fingernails-indicate-health-LocateADoc

    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.