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Skin Tips as Easy as 1-2-3

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Skin Care, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It doesn’t take expensive products to have beautiful glowing skin. These simple steps will help you get the healthy skin you need! 1. Wash  A daily scrub or two will do. Everyday soap and water will remove all the dirt, sweat, and dead cells that accumulate. Using a mild, unscented soap with moisturizing properties is the safest and healthiest way to wash your skin. Don’t overdo it though, you don’t want to disturb you skin’s natural lubrication. 2. Moisturize Hot showers will dry out your skin, so you can take a warm shower but for no more than 10 mins. After stepping out of the shower, always use your preferred moisturizing product for a soft and smooth skin; you could even use white petroleum jelly. And of course, don’t forget to drink lots of water!!!! 3. Protect Using a sunscreen of at least SPF 20 with UVA and UVB protection will give you the protection your skin needs. Too much exposure to UV rays can lead to freckles, wrinkles, discoloration, moles, and skin cancer. Reapply sunscreen as need throughout the day....

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Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Skin Care | 0 comments

Chicago! ASAP Wellness Center J.R. Dadivas, MD, and A. Suesakul, MD will be offering an amazing summer special. When you purchase 3 Rejuvapen treatments in the month of August you will receive a 4th treatment for FREE! Please call (312) 588-1104 or visit ASAP Wellness to take advantage of this special package. What is Rejuvapen? The Rejuvapen Automative Therapy System utilizes 9 precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge to create visible, vertical. micro perforations into the epidermis and the dermis. As a result, the skin shifts it’s natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen  and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. This repairing system is 100% NATURAL from self-repairing properties of the skin inside out. Your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines, and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves. Rejuvapen helps: minimize pores reduce fine lines & wrinkles lifts, tightens, and rejuvenates skin improves appearance of stretch marks improves the appearance of scars improves the appearance of acne scarring.    ...

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Childhood obesity rates appear to have doubled since 1999.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Childhood obesity rates appear to have doubled since 1999 According to a recent post from the American Medical Association, childhood obesity is on the rise. USA Today (4/8, Painter) reports that a study published April 7 in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that “reports of significant progress against child obesity in the United States have been premature.” The CNN (4/8, Wilson) “The Chart” blog reports that “severe childhood obesity rates have more than doubled since 1999,” the study revealed. After examining data on some “26,000 children age two to 19 in the United States who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” researchers “found that rates of overweight and obese children have been trending upward since 1999.” On its website, CBS News (4/8, Firger) reports, “Most alarming, the study finds an increase in the number of children with severe forms of obesity, whose body mass index measured 120- to 140-percent higher than children of average healthy weight.” AFP (4/8, Sheridan) reports that this “study was based on the same data set as that released in late February, in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hailed a 43 percent drop in obesity among the country’s preschoolers in the past decade.” But, “the new study spanned a longer period of time, a wider age range and used 1999 as its starting point, rather than 2003 when an unusual spike in obesity was observed for reasons that are unclear…said” study co-author Joseph Skelton. HealthDay (4/8, Reinberg) and Reuters (4/8, Seaman) also cover the...

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Colon Cancer – Screenings Cut Death Rate down for 50+

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Aging Adults, Healthy Habits | 0 comments

Colon cancer incidence, death rates down among Americans 50 and older The Wall Street Journal reports that research suggests that colon cancer incidence among individuals in the US aged 50 and older has declined 30% of the past decade, with the decline being driven by an increase in colonoscopies. USA Today reports that additionally, “death rates from colon cancer…have fallen, declining at a rate of about 3% a year over the past decade, the report found.” The largest “declines in colon cancer incidence were in people over age 65, who qualify for Medicare, which makes colon cancer screenings available for free.” The study also indicated that “declines in colon cancer rates became more dramatic in more recent years, falling at an annual rate of 7.2% a year from 2008 to 2010.” The National Journal reports that the findings were published in…CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Investigators “evaluated data from the CDC and the National Cancer Institute in preparing the report.” The Journal points out that “the data comes as the Health and Human Services Department and National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable – an organization founded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society – make a new nationwide push to increase screening rates to 80 percent by...

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4 Million Have Signed Up for Insurance Under Obamacare

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in ACA (Affordable Care Act), Healthcare Reform, ObamaCare | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that some 4 million people had signed up for health insurance through exchanges provided by his signature healthcare law known as Obamacare. Obama made the comments to a gathering put together by Organizing for Action, a political group formed from his 2012 campaign apparatus. A full enrollment report for February will be released in mid-March, the lead Obamacare agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a statement. The figure given by Obama showed an increase of 700,000 from the 3.3 million people who had enrolled in private Affordable Care Act plans from October 1 to February 1. Enrollment has picked up momentum since the botched rollout of the website in October. The deadline for enrolling for 2014 coverage is March 31, and the administration and allied groups are pushing to persuade more uninsured people in big cities to sign...

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