Top 6 Reasons You May Need a Doctor’s Help With Weight Loss

Losing weight isn’t easy, and sometimes, it seems impossible. No matter what you try, the temptation is around every corner, rearing its ugly head when you are most vulnerable. When you’ve tried and tried to lose weight and just can’t seem to figure it out, it may be time to consult with a doctor. Whether it’s your primary care physician or a doctor specializing in bariatrics, these medical professionals can help you lose weight by:

  • Assessing your current health status.

Before beginning a weight loss journey, it’s important to know what state your body and health are in currently. Underlying conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart problems can derail your weight-loss attempts and make you feel defeated or hopeless. By allowing a physician to thoroughly examine you before attempting to lose weight, including complete lab work, you will be better prepared for obstacles that may come your way. Your doctor may also want to prescribe you medication or treatment for conditions before releasing you to begin a weight-loss program. (more…)

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Peel Away Sun Damage with a VI Peel

Everyone knows that one of the easiest ways to keep youthful, wrinkle-free skin is to avoid sun exposure. The sun emits UV rays that can age you prematurely, cause hyperpigmentation spots, and are also the leading cause of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers worldwide.

So what should you do when you notice sun damage on your face? Peel it off! 

The VI Peel by Los Angeles-based Vitality Institute is a medium-depth, painless facial peel that is safe for all skin types. Five custom formulations allow users to tailor the treatment to their specific skincare needs. Boasting virtually no downtime and an arsenal of skin-nourishing ingredients, VI Peel lives up to the hype. 

How does it work? VI Peel penetrates deep down into your dermis, exfoliating and stimulating the production of new proteins like collagen. A potent blend of TCA, phenol, salicylic acid, vitamin C, and tretinoin combine to revive dull, rough, sun-damaged skin and give you a healthier, more youthful appearance. (more…)

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Common Summer Allergies

Do you find that your allergies are at their worst during the summertime? Spring may be the most common time of year to experience allergy symptoms, but that doesn’t mean that the warm summer air isn’t full of things that make you sniffle, sneeze, and wheeze. 

The best way to determine the cause of your allergies is to know what the most common culprits are. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the worst summer allergy instigators.  

Pollen

When springtime rolls around, all of the trees begin to shower the world in their powdery pollen, which can be a nightmare for allergy sufferers.

In the summertime, there are a number of different weeds and grasses that produce the same sneeze-inducing substance. Grass and weed pollen are so common that they are actually the number one culprit for summer allergies. 

If you’re stuck sniffling and sneezing as June rolls into July, keep an eye out on the pollen count and do your best to avoid the outdoors when they are at their worst.

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List of Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Florida

Florida’s proponents of the potential medicinal applications of cannabis secured a tremendous victory back in 2014 when the Compassionate Use Act was passed, allowing people who suffered from epilepsy and cancer access to medical marijuana.

This piece of legislation was the foundation for the slow but sure growth of cannabis as a medical treatment in the state, which has expanded over the years to include a far wider range of qualifying conditions.

While it was initially only considered a legal treatment for two serious health issues, medical marijuana is now available to those who suffer from a wide range of medical conditions. The following is a list of the qualifying conditions:

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Common Summer Health Problems

Summer is a warm and exciting time of year, but it comes with its own risks as well. This is especially true in Florida where the intense summer sun beats down and insects love to swarm. Make sure you are aware of these common summer health problems so that you can prevent them, if possible, and seek proper treatment when needed. 

Heat Stroke

Heatstroke is a dangerous medical condition. If not caught soon enough, it can even become life-threatening. This problem develops when your body’s core temperature rises too much. It occurs most commonly after spending too much time in the unforgiving Florida sun. 

Symptoms of heatstroke include:

  • Confusion
  • Short, rapid breathing
  • Lack of sweating, even when overheated
  • A fast pulse
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Who Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine?

After a very long and stressful pandemic year, Americans finally have access to COVID-19 vaccines proven to protect against coronavirus infection. It’s important to know who can get COVID-19 vaccines and how so that you can be sure to protect yourself and your loved ones from the threat of this virus. 

What Are the COVID-19 Vaccines?

At this time, three vaccines are authorized and recommended in the United States to prevent COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson. Each vaccine, proven to be safe and effective, will reduce your risk of severe illness.

Each vaccine works in its own way, but they all achieve the same result — the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes as well as B-lymphocytes that remember how to fight the COVID-19 virus in the future.

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Improve Your Skin’s Tone and Texture with a ViPeel

Don’t watch as signs of aging take over and define your face. Even if the hot Florida sun has taken its toll on your skin, all you need is a ViPeel treatment to restore a vibrant, youthful complexion. 

If you’re feeling frustrated by unwanted signs of aging or skin imperfections like pigmentation and large pores, then the ViPeel could be the solution you need. 

What Is the ViPeel?

The ViPeel is a chemical peel that forces old, dull, and damaged skin cells to shed and make way for the healthier, younger skin underneath. The chemicals used in the ViPeel include trichloroacetic acid, Retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C. Each of these ingredients has a specific purpose. They work together to help your skin repair signs of aging and take on a radiant glow. 

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When Should I Consider Getting an Allergy Test?

You should be able to enjoy the beautiful weather of spring and summer, but if you’re like so many other adults, allergies ruin all of your fun. Though allergy symptoms are uncomfortable, they can be controlled with the right treatment. Start with an allergy test to uncover the root cause of your allergy symptoms and seek the relief you need. 

Common Causes of Allergies

The spring and fall are infamous for their pollen and ragweed. Many areas of Florida never enter a deep freeze, so pollen lingers in the air most of the year. If you suffer from spring allergies, chances are you’ll experience fall allergies as well. 

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What Is Post-COVID Syndrome?

After studying the behavior of the coronavirus for more than a year, doctors have a much better understanding of the disease and its impacts on humans. One thing is especially clear: the virus doesn’t come and go quickly. In fact, many COVID-19 survivors have faced months (and possibly years) of debilitating complications. 

This phenomenon is known as post-COVID syndrome. If you’re experiencing post COVID-syndrome, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know so that you can take action against coronavirus and return to full health once again. 

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What Are Dermal Fillers Really? Are They Safe?

Dermal fillers are widely used by celebrities and average adults alike as the ultimate age and wrinkle busters. Whether you need to plump your lips or erase unsightly wrinkles, there’s a dermal filler specifically formulated to meet your needs. 

But what exactly are dermal fillers, and how do they work to safely erase years from your appearance? Here’s everything you need to know about this simple and effective way to restore your youthful confidence. 

Dermal Fillers Are Designed To Counteract the Biology of Aging.

The makers of dermal fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse understand the intricacies of aging. As you age, your skin’s collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid levels diminish, and their production slows down. This causes your skin to become saggy, drawn, wrinkled, and even gaunt as natural healing processes slow to a grinding halt. 

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