Pro Athelete Mark Ingram undergoes surgery on fractured hand

“New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram underwent surgery this week to repair a fracture in his hand, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday. Two screws were inserted above Ingram’s thumb during the procedure. Because the bone was fractured and displaced, Payton said, there was no way that Ingram could attempt to play through the injury….

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A review of wide surgical excision of hidradenitis suppurativa

ABSTRACT: Background Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory cutaneous disorder that involves the infundibular terminal follicles in areas rich of apocrine glands. It can be associated with fistulating sinus, scarring and abscesses formation. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a challenging aspect and requires a proper treatment plan which may involve different specialties. We present herein the…

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What Happened During My Skin Cancer Surgery

Today marked the climax of the double-whammy that hit the blog this month with John’s near heart attack and my coming down with skin cancer. A month ago I had what I thought was a mole removed from my cheek and learned two days later than I had a basal cell carcinoma living on my…

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Hidradenitis suppurativa linked with metabolic syndrome

1. An association between patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) was revealed in this study. 2. While diabetes mellitus, general obesity, abdominal obesity, and low HDL were all associated with HS, the strongest association was with general obesity.   Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory…

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Is Social Media Leading to More Plastic Surgery?

That profile picture—these days, it’s every new “friend’s” first impression of you. With more than 400 million people utilizing social media, it’s become the primary way to meet and connect with people. But when you put that picture up on Facebook for the entire world to see, are you prepared for their response? “Social media…

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Botulinum Toxin Injections Demonstrate Anti-Depressive Effects in Recent Study

  New research suggests botulinum toxin type A has anti-depressive qualities along with its well-known cosmetic effects. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern, Austin, found that botulinum treatments injected between the eyebrows had an anti-depressive effect even after the treatment wore off and wrinkles returned. This suggests that the improvement in mood isn’t related…

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New Arizona plastic surgery trend: Fixing belly buttons

  The results of plastic surgery, including umbilicoplasty, are shown before (left) and after (right)   The Valley is a hot spot for plastic surgery, Scottsdale in particular. And while the top cosmetic surgical procedure here is breast augmentation, many people are having a little tweaking done on a body part that is less than…

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A-Z Beauty Glossary

  A Abdominoplasty Also known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is an operation that tightens the abdominal muscles, smoothens the stomach area and, in some instances, improves stretch marks. Acne Acne vulgaris is a skin condition caused by blockages in the follicles. It is characterized by red skin and breakouts of various sizes and depths…

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Informational Video on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

This video is an overview of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. This video was produced by Associates in Dermatology and the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Institute and is meant to inform patients and the public in general about hidradenitis. WARNING: there are graphic images toward the end.

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Plastic Surgery Researchers Ask, ‘What’s the Perfect Breast?’

What’s the perfect breast shape? Nearly everyone agrees—it’s a breast with an “upper pole to lower pole ratio of 45:55,” reports a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “The 45:55 ratio has universal appeal in defining the ideal breast,”…

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