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Lady with Clear Skin Hydrafacial Red light therapy seems to have gained an enormous amount of popularity in recent years, and for very good reasons. This bre...

The 9 Pieces You Should Stop Wearing

Because autumn is coming to a close and winter is getting close, it’s time to rid our wardrobes of clothing and accessories that have been worn too many times by too many women. This list contains the items that should be avoided on the days when you’re striving to look your best.

The Exercise and Hormone Connection

If you happen to find yourself spinning your wheels and frustrated about why you’re not losing weight and/or gaining muscle despite your dietary and exercise efforts, you may want to consider having your diurnal cortisol levels checked. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by your adrenal glands with many critical functions for survival. Chronic abnormal levels are catabolic and degenerating associated with a host of health issues, i.e., weight gain and fat loss resistance, muscle loss and weakness, bone loss, fatigue, depression, insulin resistance, accelerated aging, thyroid issue, and many diseases. Repairing cortisol patterns should be on the top of your list to maximize recovery and gains!

Non Surgical Face Lifting: Is the Syringe Mightier than the Scalpel?

The goal of facial enhancement is always to mimic natural beauty and youth. With the advances of fillers, botox and non-surgical skin tightening devices it is no surprise why they are so popular. The surgical facelift has been around for more than 100 years however, newer techniques and approaches, such as blending and filling (more than just pulling), have continuously improved the overall results.

Signs & Solutions for Childhood Stress

Youth of all ages, but especially younger children, often find it hard to recognize and discuss what’s bothering them. As is often the case, just like with adults, changes in behavior may provide the cues that they’re overwhelmed. Common behavior changes in children and teens can include acting irritable or moody, withdrawing from activities that they usually enjoy, routinely expressing worry about a situation, complaining (more than usual) about school, getting tearful or fearful more easily than usual, or eating and sleeping more or less than they usually do. With teens, spending more time with their friends is normal and healthy. Be attuned to some more overt changes though – like significant parental avoidance, increased isolation, abandoning long-time friendships for new peer groups or expressing hostility towards basic family rules or towards certain family members. While resistance, striving for autonomy, seeking more independence and some of the normal “acting out” we often see with teens is to be expected, negative and sustained changes in behavior is almost always a clear indication that something is wrong.

The Life and Practice of S. Murthy Badiga,MD, FACG

This month, we, at Healthy Magazine, have had the absolute pleasure of getting to know the life and practice of Dr. Murthy Badiga, an influential and beloved Gastroenterologist in the Rio Grande Valley. He is a man who, through his hard work and brilliance, has managed to cross borders and overcome many obstacles, a trope that seems to be a recurring theme among many living in the Valley, Doctors and Patients alike. Just to be clear, having a recurring theme doesn’t make Dr. Badiga’s journey any less unique or compelling. He is an interesting character who’s seem to have taken life by the horns and let it do its thing, while obviously maintaining the strength to hold on through even the toughest bits

A Roadmap to Healthy Aging

Residents of the U.S. are generally living longer these days, but more and more of them are developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, which will shorten their lives and boost medical costs. Some 133 million adults almost half the adult population now have a chronic health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.