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November 28, 2011

Breast cancer risk: It's not all in the family

Women do not automatically have a higher risk of getting breast cancer just because someone else in the family has tested positive for breast cancer genes, U.S. researchers report.

The findings may bring comfort to women from high-risk families after a 2007 study suggested that simply having a relative with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation raised their risk of developing breast cancer, even if they had tested negative for the genes. To read the full story on Reuters, click here.

 

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November 17, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow is a SkinCeuticals fan!

The magazine OK! Weekly just featured Gwyneth Paltrow in its article Celebrities' Winter Skin Tips. Here's what Gwyneth says: 

“In the winter, when my skin gets dry, I use a combination of products from SkinCeuticals. A few drops of Hydrating B5 Gel goes a long way in helping to keep my skin fully moisturized. I use this along with their A.G.E. Interrupter, which fights wrinkles, and C E Ferulic, their antioxidant, after washing my face, neck and chest.”

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November 16, 2011

Study shows well-being improves after breast reconstruction

TORONTO — Women who lose a breast to cancer report improvements in their state of mind and well-being three weeks after breast reconstruction surgery, a new survey indicates.

Read more: 
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20111024/breast-reconstruction-111024/#.TqVXvlsw0Uc.email#ixzz1duTjy7KR

However, 20 per cent of the women experienced minor or major complications related to the reconstruction surgery, and many of the women were grappling with significant deterioration in the strength of their abdomen -- the donor site for tissue to reconstruct the breast.

But study co-author Dr. Toni Zhong said that even when complications, lack of strength at the donor site, scarring and time off work were factored in, the positives outweighed the negatives.

 

 

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November 10, 2011

"The Doctors" look at manscaping and cutting-edge hair removal

On this episode of "The Doctors" Dr. James Heinrich does a segment on the LightSheer Duet laser hair removal system and how quickly and painlessly it works for men. Click here to see a video clip. Studies show that a man's sex appeal increases as the amount of body hair he has decreases. Screen shot 2011-11-10 at 6.21.41 AM The 37-year-old man interviewed and treated for the show says he keeps three different razors in his car--one for his face, one for his ears and nose and one for his chest. He has also plucked his hair, used hair-removing products and waxed, but "nothing seems to work," he says. "Nothing lasts [longer than] five to six weeks."

Dr. Henrich treats Coy with the LightSheer Duet, a cutting edge body hair removal technique, that can eliminate excessive hair 75 percent faster, and with less pain, than other methods.

See Coy's amazing results!

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November 01, 2011

We all enjoyed a fun and informative autumn open house!

Thanks to all who participated in our very successful open house. Click here to see additional photos! Oct open hs pic

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