men are zapping their wrinkles and lifting their drooping eyelids.
The trend is quantified in a 10 to 15 percent jump in the number
of guys getting a "nip/tuck," according to several area
from the fountain of youth
can jolt us into pleading with Father Time, but your skin actually
starts aging in your 30s when your complexion becomes ruddy and
age spots appear. Thatís when plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew
Campbell with Quintessa Medical Spa says you should start sipping
from The Fountain of Youth with Broad Band Light, a noninvasive
skin therapy that gets a thumbs up from Stanford University
cancer drugs offer choices
important new uses of chemotherapy drugs hold promise for
controlling certain cancers. And new drugs or combinations of
drugs, as well as new delivery techniques, are helping to improve
the quality of life for people with cancer.
the front line
a milestone year for the Medical College of Wisconsin ó the
100th anniversary of the founding of its predecessor, the
Marquette University School of Medicine. But every year is big for
researchers at MCW (as it became known in 1970).
people hate talking about death, but the tide is changing. In
"Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo
Subject," most people randomly interviewed on a Manhattan
street corner say they want to be at home surrounded by family and
colorful world of sound
experiencing the world of sound through more than your ears. What
if you could "see" sound? Music
legend Billy Joel has said he is hit with a kaleidoscope of colors
when he hears music.
fasciitis is a nightmare for those who want to be active. Sharp pain
in the heels makes those first steps in the morning a challenge, and
standing or walking for long periods of time can be almost unbearable.
An erector set
of 206 ever-changing pieces ó in fact, we start out with about 231
bones before they fuse during our early years. From the tiny stapes in
the inner ear (just one-tenth of an inch long) to the workhorse femur
(thigh bone), every bone plays an important role.
world of designer clothes, cars, jewelry, furniture and cookware,
consider a designer diet based on your DNA.
test may help predict heart disease
cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease,
which will affect half of all men and a third of all women at some
time in their lives.
Chavez has a special heart. The active 5-year old can light up a
room with his smile and is already charming the girls in his
kindergarten class. But whatís really incredible is how his tiny
heart cleared a giant hurdle.
term "Arctic Freeze" conjures up uninviting images of
blowing snow and biting cold temperatures. In medicine it gives
patients an easier, safer and more effective way to treat atrial
fibrillation, a common and potentially deadly heart condition.
There are 400,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States every
in the New Year signals the end of the holidays, but often the
lingering stress from the season-long frenzy leaves us with an
unfortunate side effect ó insomnia.
search of the perfect smile
may well be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to a
winning smile, itís also in the numbers ó the length of your
teeth, the amount of gum showing, and other measurable factors.
So, how do you capture the perfect smile?
after study touts the benefits of an active lifestyle. But
injuries happen. Joints wear out. Our aching and aging bodies beg
for help. Technology to the rescue! Read on to learn about new
ways to treat orthopedic cases.
immaculate, a palace," is how Mary Vollmar describes a recent
stay away from home.
Durner, a Brookfield-based Ayurveda natural health practitioner,
is all about getting to know yourself. Ayurveda,
a traditional system of medicine that began in India more than
5,000 years ago, is a health model that provides the knowledge of
how to live your life in harmony with the world.
physicians have a new weapon in the battle against breast cancer.
In April, ProHealth Care became the first health care system in
Wisconsin to offer three-dimensional mammography, which helps
detect breast cancer at the earliest stages.
Debra Clissa of Germantown first learned that the pain in her left
knee was caused by a tumor, she said, "Tell me how long I
Victor and her fiancť, Jonathan Berg, were eagerly anticipating
their trip to Las Vegas to celebrate his 30th birthday. But it was
only one week to departure, and Victor could no longer ignore the
shooting pain from her right shin to her hip.
no longer just bulimia and anoxeria when it comes to eating
disorders. The American Psychiatric Association introduced a new
category of eating disorders in the 1990s ó aptly named the
Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Some of the
disorders under this umbrella include orthorexia, pregorexia,
binge eating, anorexia athletica and drunkorexia.
a morning ritual for many women: standing in front of the mirror
applying your eye makeup. But when is the last time you replenished
your supplies? You may think your eye makeup is your friend, but it
can turn into your foe without proper care.
The eyes are the
window to the soul, they say, but what happens when those windows are
faulty in some way? Parents such as
Patrick Brown and Carmen Gely have lived through the uncertainty of
having children with serious eye issues.
Your body on
packed with appointments, activities and other distractions, itís
difficult to imagine finding time for peaceful meditation. But experts
say tuning out the outside world for even 10 minutes a day can lead to
Hydrate from Within: "The human body is comprised of roughly 65
percent water. To maintain health, our bodies require a lot of water.
The skin is the bodyís largest organ and is an external indicator of
internal health. Keeping your body thoroughly hydrated will reflect
through your skin," says Delmore. "We should drink half our
weight in ounces of water a day," Leon says.
your crowís feet are suddenly turning into deep grooves or the
"11s" between your eyes are deepening, you can smooth things
out without undergoing surgery.