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IFC’s Priorities in Health

Posted: March 31, 2018 at 3:40 am

IFC's Priorities in Health

Health is a basic human need but many people in developing countries have little access to health care and too many are left impoverished by paying for it.

By investing in this critical sector, IFC is contributing to improved access to high quality care for people in developing countries.

Good health enables people to work, study, and care for their families and is a priority for IFC. Worldwide, 100 million people fall below the poverty line every year as a result of healthcare costs. Poor countries struggle to provide basic care, while increasingly called upon to address diseases of an aging population like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Demand for healthcare is growing rapidly in developing countries. Rising middle classes and lengthening life expectancy is propelling spending on health care. Much of this carein some of the poorest countries more than halfis supplied by the private sector. IFC is investing in companies working to bring best practices to health care and life sciences and which are innovating to adapt technologies and processes to control costs and serve emerging markets.

IFCs roles include direct and indirect investment in health care and life sciences companies, sharing industry knowledge, raising management and clinical standards, informing government policy, and supporting public-private collaboration in health.


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Anti-aging | BioPhotas

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 12:40 am

Look light years younger with the help of Celluma.

In just minutes a day, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while experiencing an improvement in skin texture, quality and smoothness. Using wavelengths that are scientifically proven to stimulate fibroblasts to increase collagen and elastin, Cellumas low-level light therapy is a safe, effective and convenient way to achieve a healthy, youthful glow in a natural, non-toxic, non-invasive manner.

*Left image: In a 4-week clinical trial, subjects were treated with Celluma for 30 minutes, 3 times a week, for 4 weeks. Right image: 12 weeks following the final Celluma treatment, the facial tissue maintains its rejuvenated appearance.

Clients with aging skin, their skin starts looking firmer & tighter. Many clients call this my "magic light," because to them it really is magic!

Elyse Helene L.E. Love Skin Nashville, Nashville, TN

My aesthetic practice has found the Celluma panel very effective for anti-aging. We have incorporated the light therapy as part of our multi-modality care as pre and post treatment for facial rejuvenation surgery and in conjunction with our overall skin care management.

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD FACS Member of the Amer Society of Plastic Surgeons & Amer Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Aesthetic Associate Centre Plastic Surgery & Advanced Medical Skincare, New York

As an esthetician, I cannot say enough good things about my Celluma Pro. It works wonders for acne and aging issues.

Cari Calkins L.E., Gloucester, VA

The Celluma has been a great addition to my aesthetics repertoire and is the star ingredient of my Anti-Aging Signature Facial. I also encourage a series of six LED treatments for those clients who really want to see the long term benefits of LED.

Suzanne Pear, RN PhD CIC LE COE Pampered Skin Studio, Tucson, AZ

I have been utilizing LED for years but the Celluma panel has made the treatment oh so much easier. You do need to have LED very close to tissue which is why the Celluma is a lifesaver. Love, love, love the ability to wash, scrub, extract, LED, treat, mask, and be done. The results are fantastic!

Trecy Marr L.E., Trinity Esthetics

I LOVE my Celluma! Such amazing and quick results when I use it during my facials!

Andrea Minor L.E., Henderson, NV

I have used the Celluma on myself for anti-aging and also for pain. The results are amazing! The anti-aging setting WOW! My face just glows afterwards and it is so relaxing.

Michelle Maynard L.E.Owner, 360 Face Mind Body, Coventry, RI

I have to try everything on myself, to be a believer and before marketing it to my clients. I used my new Celluma panel twice this week and looking in the mirror...there it was that healthy glow! Looking forward to the long-term effects.

Joy Papaioannou, RN/NCEA Cert./EstheticianOwner of Choose Joy Skin, Matawan of Monmouth County, NJ

Celluma is nothing short of a miracle! I was my own first guinea pig and today I gave a complimentary service for my long-standing good client...it blew her socks off! To see a 62-year-olds fairly good skin look bouncy like a babys bum... her skin was radiant, like she was in the spot light!

Sunita, Board Certified Aesthetician, Beauty Pros Day Spa, Hyannis, MA

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Live Cell Therapy and Healthy Holistic Anti-Cancer …

Posted: March 27, 2018 at 3:40 am

WelcomeLive Cell TherapyCancerPredictive MedicineCritical ConditionsRehabilitation ProgramHealthy Diet ProgramDaily Program ChecklistTestimonialsOur StaffContact UsBienvenidos!Welcome to The Center for Holistic Life Extension. We are happy you selected us to assist you in meeting your health challenges. More importantly, we are pleased to have this opportunity to help you achieve optimal health and a happier and more rewarding life than you ever imagined.

It will give you the knowledge necessary to assist you in becoming a successful partner in your journey into a joyful and healthy life. Because this will be an adventure in living and learning, we prefer to think of you as a partner, rather than a patient. We will learn from each other and communicate with honesty and understanding. This is the surest way for us to achieve our desired goal.

It is important that you understand the proven therapies and innovative concepts of The Center for Holistic Life Extension. This will provide the motivation necessary for you to achieve the objectives which brought you here.

The Center For Holistic Life Extension has obtained excellent results with the therapies they have offered for the last forty years to thousands of patients. Our experience is known world wide on a professional level, curing symptoms and causes of disease.

The difference between us and other clinics is that we deal with patients, not files. We look at our patients as human beings with feelings, who are experiencing difficult times, as are their families. Our goal and mission, is to bring to you that feeling of usefulness throughout every aspect of your life. With God's guidance, our doctors' principal task is to function only as His instrument, to bring health and well-being to our patients.

Therapies from The Center For Holistic Life Extension are delivered by a licensed doctor, Dr. Luis Velazquez.

We are looking forward to having you with us. Thank you for the confidence you are placing in us.

In friendship,

Dr. Luis Velazquez

In addition to planned shopping trips, there are two medium sized shopping centers and a fairly large mall near the border called Plaza Rio. Mexicans are a proud and friendly people. The Latin, Indian and Oriental mix provides a cultural variety rarely seen elsewhere.

WEATHER AND DRESSTHE TEMPERATURE is like that of San Diego, more temperate than tropical. The nights are usually cool all year around. During the winter months, it can get rather cold with temperatures in the 40's and 50's. The summer days are usually comfortably warm and rarely hot. Because we are situated close to the Pacific, there is always a pleasant breeze. Dress seasonably.

ACCOMODATIONThe Best Western Americana Inn located in San Ysidro, CA has a free shuttle service across the border to Dr. Velazquez' office and back to the Inn. To arrange to stay at the Inn, call 1-800-553-3933. [more info]

DOCUMENTSYou will need a passport when traveling to and from Mexico. IF POSSIBLE, bring medical records: x-rays, surgical reports, lab reports, doctors records or summaries, etc.

SHOPPINGThere are shops within walking distance or we will take you to downtown Tijuana where stores, restaurants and entertainment abound. A little further, you can cross the border where, within a fifteen mile radius, you will find all of the usual U.S. attractions.

NOTE: PAYMENT to be made in U.S. dollars, traveler's checks, or money orders. Due to international clearance problems, personal checks are not accepted.

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Retinol Anti-Aging Skin Care Products – Neutrogena

Posted: March 22, 2018 at 2:48 am

Aging Skin Causes & Concerns

No matter how old you are, your environment, daily routine and sun exposure can speed up the signs of aging skin. Learn more about changes, concerns and our recommendations for treatment at every age. Hint: SPF for everyone!

Skin is likely to look its healthiest, but early prevention is the key to maintaining the skins natural barrier and reducing the signs of aging. Keep skin moisturized with formulas containing hydrating hyaluronic acid, and protect it from sun damage with SPF 30 or more.

The slowing of skin cell renewal can lead to dull, uneven skin tone. As oil production begins to slow, skin may become more dry. Use Vitamin C formulas to help even out tone and texture and moisturizers with hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture. An SPF of 30 or more combats sun damage.

Dull, dry skin and wrinkles are likely your concerns due to slow cell turnover and reduction in collagen and elastin production. Retinol formulas can help reverse the signs of aging by speeding up skin renewal and slowing down visible signs of further damage. As always, use an SPF 30+ to protect skin.

Your skin has experienced many changes up to this point: crows feet, wrinkles and dryness are likely your top concerns. Retinol formulas will help moisturize, brighten skin and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Look for retinol products with glucose complex and hyaluronic acid for great skin improvement.

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Fitness Tips & Fitness Training | ACTIVE

Posted: March 21, 2018 at 3:44 am

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Sarasota Acupuncture | Acupuncture Sarasota | Natural …

Posted: March 18, 2018 at 6:41 am

At Longevity we offer a holistic approach to healthcare that combines Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and nutrition with Western science and diagnostics. We offer one-on-one attention from our expert providers, personalized treatment plans to meet specific health needs, drug-free treatments without side-effects, and comprehensive nutritional evaluations with individualized nutrition regimes. We use whole food supplements from Standard Process and the best quality herbal remedies from Evergreen Herbs. We excel at relieving pain with Acupuncture and holistic preventive care with an emphasis on optimizing overall health, well-being and performance.

What is Energy Evolution? It is Energy Medicine, through the lens of Quantum Physics, in a handy take-home do-it-yourself package. Managing our energy well is the same as gardening: if we pay attention to it, and tend to it, it will flourish and grow! But if we neglect it, let it get filled up with weeds and invasive species, and dont water it, it will lose its beauty and die off. Learn how to be a good gardener of your energy, utilizing the Secrets of the Martial Arts Grandmasters.

All classes are held from 9 am-1 pm, at The Spirit University. All one-day classes are $149, the September class is two days at $298. Scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance.

This Month: Clearing Negative Energies

Have you ever walked away from a conversation with someone feeling irritable, frustrated, or depressed, when you hadnt been that way before?

Do you find yourself sometimes picking up other peoples negative energies, and having that affect your day?

Energy Vampires can suck us dry of our good life energy. But it doesnt have to be that way. People who are particularly at risk for these experiences are:

Energy vampires and bad energies can have long-term deleterious effects. It is important to clear them because they can cause health and attitude issues and can also affect your ability to channel clearly.

These are the techniques taught to me by the Martial Arts Grandmasters, that are unique to this lineage. They are powerful, simple, and instantly effective.

Longevity Wellness is proud to partner with Spirit University to offer these classes. Please RSVP to office@longevitywc.com, or call (941) 923-9355.

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The Secret to a Longer Life? Dont Ask These Dead Longevity …

Posted: March 11, 2018 at 8:44 am

But how much do our individual choices really matter?

The question sent me on a safari through the obituary pages, hunting for dead longevity experts so that I could find out how their experiments had ended. I conducted my search in the same spirit in which Dr. Brouchkov swallowed his permafrost extract driven by curiosity, aware that my findings would be only anecdotal. Nonetheless, what I learned was enough to make you choke on your keto coconut-oil coffee.

Lets start in the 1930s, when an American nutritionist named Clive McCay designed a low-calorie diet for his lab rats at Cornell that gave them all the nutrients they needed but kept them as thin as supermodels and (presumably) ravenous. The diet seemed to act like a time machine, and Dr. McCays hungry rats maintained their dapper, glossy coats of fur and frisked about their cages; their well-fed counterparts doddered about in shabby coats and then died. In the laboratory today are two male white rats that are the equivalent in age to men more than 130 years old, Dr. McCay announced, promoting the benefits of calorie restriction.

A gentleman farmer, Dr. McCay applied his theories to himself, nibbling on morsels from his own fields. But he didnt make it close to 130. Though trim and athletic, he had two strokes and died at 69.

Over the decades that followed, research teams would repeat his experiments and confirm that calorie restriction almost always prolonged the lives of lab animals. One of the most prominent of those scientists, Roy Walford, showed that a strict diet could double the life span of mice. Dr. Walford himself stuck to a 1,600-calorie-a-day diet. In the 1980s, he wrote The 120 Year Diet and then followed it up with even more misery and abnegation in Beyond the 120 Year Diet. He became a cult figure to thousands of CRONies (calorie restriction with optimal nutrition enthusiasts) who hoped to live past 100. But he himself died of A.L.S., or Lou Gehrigs disease, at age 79.

Some of the biggest names in dieting, organic agriculture and preventive medicine died at surprisingly young ages. The wild-foods enthusiast Euell Gibbons was far ahead of his time in his advocacy of a diverse plant diet but he died at age 64 of an aortic aneurysm. (He had been born with a genetic disorder that predisposed him to heart problems.) The nutritionist Adelle Davis helped to wake millions of people to the dangers of refined foods like white bread, but she died of cancer at 70. Nathan Pritikin, one of the foremost champions of low-fat diets, died at 69, nearly the same age as Dr. Robert Atkins, who believed in the opposite regimen.

Then there is Jerome Rodale, founder of the publishing empire dedicated to health. In 1971, Dick Cavett invited Mr. Rodale onto his TV show after reading a New York Times Magazine article that called him the guru of the organic food cult. Mr. Rodale, 72, took his chair next to Mr. Cavett, proclaimed that he would live to be 100, and then made a snoring sound and died. (The episode never aired.)

There are obviously things you can do to improve your health. Give up cigarettes and start walking that kind of common-sense lifestyle redo can deliver good results. But there are diminishing returns. My travels in the obituary section convinced me that the more esoteric personal choices and diets based on the latest scientific findings have far less of an effect on our own health than we may think.

Even those pioneers who did everything right were buffeted by circumstances that they couldnt control on their own like bad genes, accidents or exposure to smog or pesticides.

Its the decisions that we make as a collective that matter more than any choice we make on our own.

Beginning in the 1970s, activists and governments collaborated to outlaw leaded gasoline worldwide and to reduce other sources of lead exposure. It is one of the best lifestyle choices that we humans have ever made. Average lead levels in our blood dropped by more than 80 percent a huge health benefit, because lead exposure can increase the risk of heart disease, kidney disease and probably also dementia.

Unfortunately, we have yet to tame many other pollutants, like the particulate matter spewed by diesel engines and coal plants. And the damage from dirty air begins long before any of us can make our own health choices: A study released in January, for instance, suggests that babies exposed to high levels of air pollution in the womb may be at risk of premature aging.

When I asked Dr. Brenner about this, he agreed that the decisions that we make collectively might be the most important ones. He emphasized that the point of scientific self-experimentation should not be to live longer but to learn.

When he drank that vitamin-B-laced milk, he did it to find out whether the compound could be absorbed through the stomach. He then sat through a series of lab meetings with a rubber tube hanging off his arm so that his colleagues could collect his blood. The blood tests showed that the drink had increased his levels of a molecule that is thought to work like an ignition key to turn on mechanisms that prevent disease. However, its an open question whether Dr. Brenners compound could actually affect human aging and life span. To understand that will require testing on hundreds or thousands of people.

In the meantime, its the things we tend to ignore, like our exposure to pollution, that will affect us far more than the things we obsess about, like whether to eat gluten.

Thats the problem with n-of-one-ism, in which we pursue, individually and alone, our own path to health. The greatest gains in longevity have occurred not because of personal choices but because of public sanitation, clean water and the control of infectious diseases. According to Dr. Thomas Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 1900, the average life span in the United States has increased by more than 30 years; 25 years of this gain have been attributed to public health advances.

Thats why we should all fight for other peoples health. Your decisions can affect when I die, and vice versa.

Today, the greatest threat to your life span may be the Trump administrations assault on public health and medical research. Dr. Robert Phalen, a new appointee to the Environmental Protection Agencys Scientific Advisory Board, has said that he believes our air is too clean. Next year, were likely to see drastic cuts to mental-health research, oil-spill remediation and clean-water programs. The embattled Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon have to shut down a global disease detection and prevention program. Thats why Ive added some new components to my diet-and-exercise routine this year: Im calling Congress and donating to organizations that work for environmental justice.

The founder of Bulletproof Coffee recently bragged that he hopes to live to age 180, in part by sipping one of his companys signature drinks made with Brain Octane Oil. But aging isnt some kind of competitive sport you play against your peers. When it comes to staying alive, were all in it together.

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Posted: March 8, 2018 at 1:40 pm

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This herb should not be used by those with diarrhea caused by spleen/stomach deficiency or by persons without true damp heat symptoms.

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The Vital Importance of Sleep – Lotus Holistic Medicine

Posted: March 6, 2018 at 1:41 am

Dr. Rashmi Cabena

Dr Rashmi Cabena recently started consulting at Lotus Holistic Medicine after many years of practising in Melbourne. Dr Cabena takes a patient centred integrative approach to treating her patients, maximising their chances of full recovery and wellbeing. She believes in finding and eliminating the source whilst treating her patients as naturally as possible. With great passion for furthering her knowledge, and with pure dedication to help her patients,

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The fundamental principle of nutritional and environmental medicine is to provide the body with the building blocks it needs to carry out growth, repair and detoxification of metabolic wastes. Secondly to minimize or eliminates anything hindering this process. In practice this often means making changes to diet, exercise, lifestyle, the use of supplements etc. This all occurs in line with well established protocols, including a low-reactive diet regime, supplemental nutrient support, heavy metal elimination etc.

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For those suffering from diseases of the gut, and general cellular dysfunction, absorbing nutrients into the blood-stream can be extremely difficult. This is where nutrients given directly via the injectable route can be extremely helpful. For those with severe viral infections and post-viral fatigue, intravenous vitamin C in particular can be dramatically effective.

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A fundamental principle of many ancient medicine systems was that each persons constitution is unique. In practice, this means that dietary and lifestyle recommendations need to be tailored to the individual. Dr Roger Williams came out with a landmark work called Biochemical Individuality in the 1920s explaining this in detail. Since this work, extensive work has been carried out, predominantly in the United States, on determining an individuals predominant homeostatic systems and balancing these through diet and lifestyle.

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All food items are prepared in the same kitchen. Cross-contact may occur. ALLERGEN KEY: E=Egg, F=Fish, M=Milk, P=Peanuts, SF=Shellfish, S=Soy, T=Treenuts, W=Wheat, +=Note: Ice cream and other products used in our shakes and malts may be processed in facilities where peanuts or tree nuts are present.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting saturated fat to 20 grams and sodium to 2,300 milligrams for a typical adult eating 2,000 calories daily. Recommended limits may be higher or lower depending on daily calorie consumption.

The information contained in this guide is based on standard U.S. product formulations and discloses the 8 principal allergens identified by the FDA, and comes from reports from our suppliers or from as served testing by accredited laboratories. For complete ingredient information, refer to the Ingredients pdf on our website. Variations may occur due to a variety of factors and circumstances including, but not limited to, differences in suppliers, ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions, product assembly and seasonal variances. Product participation may vary by location and test products are not included. The information in this guide is reported for informational purposes only. We (including our franchisees, and our and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers and vendors) are not responsible for sensitivity or allergy to any food product or ingredient provided by or in our restaurants. We do not have an allergen free cooking environment in our kitchens. All products are prepared in the same kitchen area. Anyone with any food sensitivities, allergies, special dietary needs or specific dietary inquiries or concerns should consult a medical professional of his/her own selection regarding the suitability of our food products and/or ingredients, and should regularly review the information contained at our website for content updates. This information is current as of February 16, 2017. We update this information from time to time to reflect changes in our products. If you have any questions about our menu and/or ingredients, please contact us at: (877)799-STAR (7827).

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Nutrition | Food and Agriculture Organization of the …

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 1:43 am

Good nutrition is our first defence against disease and our source of energy to live and be active. Nutritional problems caused by an inadequate diet can be of many sorts, and when they affect a generation of youngsters, they can lower their learning capacities, thus compromising their futures, perpetuating a generational cycle of poverty and malnutrition, with severe consequences on both individuals and nations.

While young children are the most vulnerable to malnutrition, the right to adequate food is universal and good nutrition is essential for all. Problems of malnutrition undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity exist in all countries and cut across socio-economic classes.

Emerging challenges, such as climate change, environmental sustainability and rapid technological shifts, are transformingfood systems and raising questions about how to feed a growing world population in sustainable ways.

At the same time, uneven economic growth, social and economic transformations and other factors are shaping food systems and diets. As a result, the prevalence of overweight, obesity and related non-communicable diseases are increasing while undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies persist.

FAO Nutrition Strategy seeks to improve diets and raise levels of nutrition through a people-centered approach:

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Nutrition & Holistic Wellness Certification Programs | AFPA

Posted: March 3, 2018 at 5:45 am

Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Certification

Participants will learn how to provide effective guidance to persons seeking sound nutritional advice for health, fitness, healthy lifestyles and weight management. You will learn the skills of counseling strategies and protocol, complemented by action-based worksheets and practical case studies.

The AFPA Nutrition Consultant Certification - Master Level designation is the most advanced level of certification in nutrition that AFPA offers and includes all AFPA Nutrition certification programs listed.

As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist trained in natural complementary nutrition, you will be able to work with clients to identify and help correct the nutritional causes of diseases, and design personalized diet and lifestyle programs that optimize health.

Lead other toward healthy lifestyle changes through physical-activity guidance, nutritional education and behavior-change coaching. The Health and Wellness Coach program teaches evidence-based and systematic coaching methodology that you can apply in helping your clients move efficiently toward effective long-term health and wellness.

You will gain the education and training that will enable you to combine sound nutrition, safe and effective physical activity, appropriate lifestyle changes and psychological and emotional support into programs that will help you to leadyour clients to success.

The AFPA Sports Nutritionist Certification program is perfect for personal trainers, strength trainers, group fitness instructors, athletes of all levels and all associated health practitioners & enthusiasts! Learn how to enhance your client's workouts and maximize their results with proper nutrition, safe and effective sports supplements, and beneficial vitamins and minerals.

The AFPAYouth Nutrition SpecialistCertificationcourseis a comprehensive course designed for individuals who want to teach children and adolescents the skills necessary to obtain optimal health through nutrition, whether they are athletes or are seeking management of an ideal weight. For parents, coaches, personal trainers or nutrition consultants who desire healthier children and/or improve their young athlete's energy, and athletic performance, the AFPA Youth Nutrition Specialist program will assist you in helping your child reach their wellness goals.

When you enroll in the Senior Nutritions Specialist Certification program you will learn about the changes that commonly occur naturally with aging and learn how disease is not a natural consequence of growing old. You will also learn about the diseases that occur often in older adults and how nutritional elements may contribute to the problems or are part of the solution to the problems.

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Medical Spa, Botox, OKC, Norman, Moore, South OKC, OK Longevity

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Body contouring is one of the most effective ways for patients to improve their bodies and their health. Because we understand that what each patient wants to get out of a body contouring procedure is a little different, Longevity Aesthetics and Laser Spa offers our patients access to a comprehensive range of treatments, including:

CoolSculpting. This non-surgical method of fat removal uses controlled cooling to freeze fat cells in nearly any area of the body, causing them to rupture and die. Once these fat cells have been destroyed, they are removed from the body, leaving behind a tighter, toner physique.

Thermi250. With Thermi250, patients can target loose skin, excess fat, and cellulite on nearly any area of the body, including the midsection, chest, arms, back, thighs, and chin. Because this procedure uses the gentle power of radiofrequency energy, patients experience little to no discomfort before, during, or after treatment.

HCG Diet. This weight loss program combines a low-calorie diet and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin injections to speed up weight loss while leaving lean muscle fully intact.

SkinTyte. Non-invasive SkinTyte treatments can be utilized to help patients achieve smoother, tighter, firmer skin on the hands, arms, and abdomen with little to no downtime. This technique is clinically proven to be safe for patients of all skin types.

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What Determines Someone’s Longevity?

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If you live longer than the average person, then you could be said to havelongevity. Striving for your maximum potential age is thegoal oflongevity. This potentially can be reached through practicing healthy behaviors and attitudes.

Longevity is defined as "long life" or "a great duration of life." The term comes from the Latin word longaevits. In this word, you can see how the words longus (long) and aevum (age) combine into a concept that means an individual who lives a long time.

The most important part of this definition is the comparative nature of it. Long life implies longer than somethingand that something is the average lifespan.

Biologists sometimes define longevity as the average life span expected under ideal conditions. It's hard to say what's ideal. Plenty of medical research is ongoing about the "right" amount and type of exercise to get, the best diet to eat to maximize longevity, and whether certain pharmaceuticals or supplements can help improve your longevity.

Lifespans have increased pretty dramatically over the last century or so, in large part due to advances in medicine that have nearly eliminated certain deadly infectious diseases.

The average baby born in 1900 lived about a half-century. Nowadays, the life expectancy of people in the United States is nearly 79 years on average81 years for women and 76 years for men, and in some countries, life expectancy is even longer.

It's very possible that humanity's true longevity might be much higher. Humans might live longer if they can create the ideal conditions of a healthy diet and exercise.

You may think that your genes determine your longevity, but the truth is genetics account for a maximum of 30 percent of your life expectancy.

The rest comes from your behaviors, attitudes, environment, and a little bit of luck.

You may have heard about various life extension techniques. Keep in mind that none of them have been proven in humans and most are just theories. The only proven way to live longer is to live a healthy life.

If you want to beat the average and maximize your longevity, what should you do? Here's a list of things to consider:

Make a commitment today to make one healthy change a week.

Before you know youll be feeling better and on the road to longevity.


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Alzheimer’s Disease Facts, Symptoms, Stages & Treatments

Posted: March 2, 2018 at 1:41 am

How is Alzheimers disease diagnosed?

Primary health-care professionals are able to diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease. Some health-care professionals specialize in the problems of older people (gerontologists) or of the brain (neurologists and psychiatrists). If you or a relative have symptoms that suggest Alzheimer's disease, you may want to consult a specialist.

When the health care provider hears that an elderly person is having one or more cognitive problems, he or she will probably suspect Alzheimer's disease. However, many other conditions can cause dementia or dementia-like symptoms in an elderly person, including both medical and psychological problems. Many of these conditions can be reversed, or at least stopped or slowed. Therefore, it is extremely important that the person with symptoms be checked thoroughly to rule out treatable conditions.

The only way to confirm the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is to look at the brain directly and to identify senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. This is possible only at autopsy, after a person's death. The diagnosis in a living person is usually made on the basis of symptoms and ruling out other conditions. This is done by a combination of medical interview, physical and mental examinations, lab tests, imaging studies, and other tests.

The medical interview involves detailed questions about the symptoms and how they have changed over time. Your health care provider will also ask about medical problems now and in the past, family medical problems, medications, work and travel history, habits, and lifestyle.

A detailed physical examination is done to rule out medical problems that might cause dementia. The examination should include a mental status evaluation. This involves answering the examiner's questions and following simple directions. In some cases, the health care provider will refer the person for neuropsychological testing.

Neuropsychological testing is the most accurate method of pinpointing and documenting a person's cognitive problems and strengths.

These include blood tests to rule out infections, blood disorders, chemical abnormalities, hormonal disorders, and liver or kidney problems that could cause dementia symptoms.

Brain scans cannot detect Alzheimer's disease. A scan usually is necessary to rule out other conditions such as brain tumors and stroke that can also cause dementia.

Any of these tests may be ordered as part of the workup of dementia.

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