Post-Surgical Blood Clots: Risk Factors and Prevention Tips
After consulting a surgeon, many people decide that the benefits of having bariatric surgery far outweigh the potential risks.
Heart Donor's Mother Hears Her Son's Heartbeat
My husband, Greg Robbins, had a heart transplant in September 2016. In May 2017, we met his donor's family. His donor's name was also Greg, Greg Ricks! This ...
Top 10 Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips
While skin care products and various beauty regimens can help your skin look great later in life, it’s important to build a healthy foundation by following a few simple and proactive skin care tips. 1. Reduce sun exposure Sun exposure prematurely ages our skin, causing wrinkles and age spots. To avoid sun damage, be sure to …
There's a Lifesaving Meaning Behind the Secret Hand Signal Celebs Are Posting Online
Top-10 Tips for Cosmetic Surgery Recovery
After more than thirty-five years as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I have identified the Top-10 Tips for Cosmetic Surgery Recovery. Patient preparation for surgery is essential to assure that the post-operative course of recovery for patients is easier and safer. I can't stress more strongly the importance of patience responsibility in regard to these instructions. Following these guidelines can significantly reduce both pain and risk of complications. Here are my top 10 recommendations for our patients, although it is important for patients to follow whatever instructions their chosen surgeon provides. Surgery by and large is safe. Complications are always an inherent risk, however you can help in reducing post-operative risks by doing these simple recommendations…
Hate running? Try these cardio alternatives
Give these exercises a try during your next workout.
How to Spot a Stroke
We’ve all heard the terms heart disease and stroke often talked about together. One key difference between the two is awareness. We both know that at the first sign of chest pain or shortness of breath, we should head to the nearest emergency room. But what are the warning signs behind a stroke If you aren’t sure what the answer is, you are far from alone. A National Stroke Association survey found that one in three Americans were not able to name a symptom of stroke. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), a stroke occurs when blood vessels, responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain, rupture or are blocked. The brain is therefore unable to receive the oxygen and blood it needs to function and brain cells begin to die.…
Avera Medical Minute AHH: Billion Chevrolet employee gives CPR and saves man's life
David Vickers had a cardiac arrest while waiting for his car at Billion Chevrolet in Sioux Falls. One of the employees rushed to his side to give him CPR, saving his life.
What are these lines under my eyes and how can they be solved? (Photos)
Hello, I am 38 years old. i went to the best plastic Surgeons to treat the lines under my eyes. I had fillers, and I still have two brown lines in the area...
What can I do about Sagging Breasts? Tips from a Breast Surgeon, Dr. Ennis
Learn what you can do about sagging breasts with the help of a board certified plastic surgeon, including a breast lift or breast lift with augmentation.