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Summary: RadioMD’s “talking” Health A-Z Interviews with experts in the world of health, including world-renowned physicians, authors and celebrities in every area of health, wellness, fitness and medicine. Learn the best ways to stay fit, stay healthy and stay well.
You would think having a lot of excess fat would make you a good candidate for liposuction. Unfortunately, that's not the case.We are a society obsessed with image and staying thin. When diet and exercise doesn't seem to be working, many people turn to plastic surgery for a helping hand in obtaining their ideal slender physique. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss technique; it is a reshaping technique. So, having a lot of excess fat doesn't make you a good candidate for liposuction; in fact, it is actually the opposite. Individuals who maintain a healthy lifestyle but have a few problem areas make the best candidates because their skin is more firm and elastic. There are two layers of subcutaneous (lying under the skin) fat: deep and superficial. In a typical procedure, the doctor makes a tiny incision and inserts a hollow, stainless-steel tube (cannula) into the deep fat layer, because there is less risk of injuring the skin. The doctor pushes and pulls the tube through the fat while breaking down fat cells, and a "vacuum" pump or syringe removes the fat with suction. The liposuction heals in a few weeks, but be prepared for a considerable amount of bruising and swelling. You may also experience lumpy skin and numbness for several months following the procedure. Liposuction is generally not covered by health insurance. The cost varies based on the areas worked on, amount of fat removed, the state you live in and the doctor performing the procedure. Renowned Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Geldner, MD, shares the latest technologies and techniques of liposuction, plus the risks and complications you need to know before undergoing the procedure.
News of the week, toxic dangers, and plastic surgery secrets. You don't want to miss this!Straight talk from the docs! Dr. Mike and co-host Joe Galuski discuss more of the most prevalent health news you need to know from the past week. Plus, find out "What's Toxic & What's Not" from toxicologist and regular contributor, Gary Ginsberg. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Perry, joins Dr. Mike in the second half hour, and you won't want to miss what they have to say. More from RealAge 3 Ways to Soothe Headaches Plus! Dr. Perry's Flap of the Week What's Dr. Perry all fired up about this week? Tune in to find out.
The seven major factors combine in our busy world to act as "energy drains" and overwhelm people.Today, there's a "perfect storm" for the creation of an exhaustion epidemic, Says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, a board certified internist and medical director of the National Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers. As a doctor and sufferer of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, he believes seven major factors combine in our busy world to act as "energy drains" and overwhelm people. In his book, The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution, Dr. Teitelbaum offers readers the tools to eliminate related symptoms -- including sleep, pain and mood issues. Dr. Teitelbaum shares his book, personal experiences and proven strategies that can help you heal, gain energy and restore wellness to your life. Bonus! RealAge Tip Walk Toward a Better Mood
Join Dr. Roizen and his expert guests for the latest health news, wellness advice and most up-to-date research from around the world.World-renowned physician, Dr. Michael Roizen, MD, continues to update your understanding of the meaning of health by providing an in-depth review of the most impactful health headlines. Joined by his co-host, Joe Galuski, they discuss the health news that matters most to you. The duo is later joined by board certified internist and medical director of the National Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. Bonus! RealAge Tip Walk Toward a Better Mood
If you suffer from diabetes, you can minimize the harmful effects of high blood pressure by following these four nutritional steps.Are you or someone you love a Diabetic? If so, you're probably on some sort of daily medication. But medicine can only go so far. In fact, you can expect only minimal results until you eat healthier and follow four important nutritional steps: improve sugar metabolism, restore insulin function, reduce oxidative stress and prevent the dangerous reaction called glycation. Dr. Mike will discuss how to follow these steps and improve your chances of living a disease-free life.
There are four things that impact how long and healthy your life will be: physical activity, mental prowess, stable mood and proper nutrition.Though there are thousands of studies available on human health, and a number of books that have been written, no one person has laid out the exact things that lead to a long and healthy life which are backed up by research. Noted psychologist, Dr. Dennis Kravetz, joins Dr. Mike to discuss four pillars - consistently proven by research - to increase longevity. These four pillars include physical activity, mental prowess, stable mood and proper nutrition.
Learn how to exercise free of pain by improving the health of your connective tissues.Do you suffer from chronic pain? Do your joints and muscles constantly ache? You may think that this pain will be with you for the rest of your life... preventing you from doing things you enjoy, as well as things that can improve your wellness and longevity. Fortunately, one health expert has an answer. Sue Hitzmann is a nationally recognized somatic movement educator and manual therapist. Her decades of practice, research, and study of connective tissue science and complementary therapies have culminated in the creation of The MELT Method®, a revolutionary approach to pain-free wellness and longevity. In this segment, Hitzmann joins Dr. Mike to discuss how your fitness routine can be pain-free.
Learn how to release trapped tension and ease pain from repetitive motions and physical stressors.The MELT Method® is a breakthrough self-treatment system that restores the supportive nature of the body's connective tissue. This, in turn, helps to eliminate chronic pain, improve performance and decrease the accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. This patent-pending, pro-active self-treatment technique is backed by science and acclaimed by thousands of devoted MELTers. Join Dr. Mike and special guest, Sue Hitzmann, as they explore this revolutionary new healing method.
The most important meal of the day, breakfast, can actually lower your risk of developing diabetes.Nutrition experts have written volumes on the benefits of eating a healthy morning meal, or “breaking the fast” — benefits like a youthful metabolism, less body fat and improved energy levels throughout your day. Now you can add something else to this growing list of health benefits: a lower risk of developing diabetes. And when you consider that diabetes is an increasingly problematic epidemic in this country, this is really good news. Dr. Mike shares the research behind this recent health development, and why it is so important to eat breakfast daily.
You may be surprised at how incredibly fit folks keep their shape and their attitudes healthy.Be surprised - very surprised - at how incredibly fit folks keep their shape and their attitudes healthy. What can you learn from them? Is there a formula for health and fitness? Eight habits of the fit may be your ticket to success... in ALL areas of your life. Discover what the smiling six-pack-ab generation does to get that way, and stay that way.
Hangover yoga, also known as headache yoga, is all the rage at fancy hotels the morning after a fun night out. But does it work?Hangover yoga, also known as headache yoga, is all the rage at fancy hotels the morning after a fun night out. But does it work? Obviously, the best way to avoid a hangover is to not drink and become dehydrated in the first place. But in case you do, is this holistic tool of the ancients an effective way to avoid a breakfast of Advil?
The medicinal benefits of honey go back thousands of years; but does it still have a place in medicine today?You know that Winnie the Poo has a soft spot for the honey pot. But could you benefit from its health properties? The medicinal effects of honey go back thousands of years; but what is its place in medicine today? In this segment, Dr. Holly and Dr. Decker share the sweet story of how honey can help you.
Legislation has been proposed that would allow the government to regulate natural supplements. But should they?Hands off my herbs! Or, please protect me. Those are the two views the government is facing when looking at regulating the herbal industry. Which one do you think is correct? The herbal industry is not unregulated, but is far from completely under the control of the federal government. Should that change? Do you want Big Brother to come in and help determine your health choices?
According to modern science, humans have more than one brain. Discover where your second brain might be hiding.According to modern science, humans have more than one brain. In fact, other parts of your body think in their own way and can influence everything from your mood to your athletic performance. Discover where your second brain is, and how to keep it happy.
Learn the five best kept secrets practiced daily by professional hair stylists and flawless makeup artists.You don't have time for a bad hair day or makeup smears. Fortunately, you can avoid those beauty blunders. Learn the five best kept secrets practiced by top-of-the-line industry professionals... straight from Fashion Week in trendy Miami's South Beach. With special guest and beauty editor Doreen Christensen on board, you'll find solutions such as frizz-proofing your hair, humidity-proofing your makeup and more.