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  • Healing the Man Without A Face

    By Michelle Alford on July 7, 2011 in Articles
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    “When I woke up and was able to feel where I had features again–eyelids, a nose, and a mouth–I even said out loud that this should not be medically possible because it doesn’t seem like it should be.” For most people, waking up with basic facial features is an...

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  • Is Cell Phone Use Dangerous?

    By Michelle Alford on July 5, 2011 in Articles
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    Since the creation of cell phones, people have been asking whether they are safe to use. Some studies have suggested that there may be a connection between cell phone use and brain tumors, while others believe that the level of radiation emitted by cell phones is not dangerous. Most...

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  • Sitting: The Silent Killer

    By Michelle Alford on June 30, 2011 in Articles
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    Modern adults live a sedentary lifestyle. We sit while traveling, working, watching TV, and playing games. Even talking to friends, shopping, and paying bills can all be done without leaving the computer. According to a poll of almost 6,300 people done by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, the...

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  • Men and Stretch Marks

    By Michelle Alford on May 10, 2011 in Articles
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    Though stretch marks are often seen as something that only affect women, almost half of men will develop stretch marks in their lifetime—yet men are far more embarrassed to admit that they have stretch marks and more prone to hide the scarring from friends or potential partners. Causes Stretch marks form...

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  • How to Avoid Injuring your Knee while Running

    By Michelle Alford on April 26, 2011 in Articles
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    With the days becoming longer and warmer, more runners are taking to the streets. Running can be a great way to burn calories, improve cardiovascular health, and relieve stress, but running is also a common cause of knee injuries. The following tips will help you enjoy your summer runs...

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  • How Find Free or Discounted Dental Care

    By Michelle Alford on April 26, 2011 in Articles
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    Tooth decay is a serious and growing problem in America despite recent advancements in dental care. The prevalence of tooth decay steadily declined throughout the seventies, eighties, and nineties, but recent statistics show that it is once again on the rise. Much of this can be attributed to climbing...

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  • AFIRM Reduces Scar Formation with their Advances in Regenerative Medicine

    By Michelle Alford on March 30, 2011 in Articles
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    Dr. Scott Fish, senior scientist of the army, announced earlier this year that one of the top three priorities for the army, along with armor and power systems, is the advancement of regenerative medicine. Leading that charge is AFIRM—the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Formed in 2008, AFIRM strives...

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  • Are You or Someone You Love at Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

    By Michelle Alford on March 22, 2011 in Articles
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    Over eight percent of Americans (25.8 million people) have diabetes and 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in 2010 alone, according to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet released January 2011. Seventy-nine million Americans, or over one-fourth of the American population, have prediabetes—a state of above normal blood glucose levels that...

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  • Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

    By Michelle Alford on February 22, 2011 in Articles
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    Stretch marks are the most common form of scarring among women. Caused by the rapid stretching of skin, stretch marks can be attributed to growth spurts or obesity, but most commonly develop during pregnancy. Unfortunately, whether or not you develop stretch marks is primarily determined by your genetics. If...

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  • Freckles, Sunspots, and Birthmarks

    By Michelle Alford on January 24, 2011 in Articles
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    Freckles and birthmarks provide a uniqueness and individuality that many people love. In fact, well placed moles have been termed “beauty marks” and have often been imitated with makeup or piercings. However, many people would prefer to erase these markings. For them, new treatments can help to fade or...

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