Having Fibrocystic Breast Disease for years has produced dense breast tissue with age for me. My annual mammogram usually goes into an added ultrasound in order to visualize densities with greater definition. Now the Mayo Clinic has developed a new breast imaging technique that can detect breast cancers with much greater accuracy. [Read more…]
Several years ago I went to my Dermatology office to seek an opinion on a red spot / bump that was slowly growing on my right shin. It didn’t look like a mole, or anything else I could find within the medical sites on the internet – Mayo Clinic, and the like. (I do check my skin for anything unusual every month or so, using a method I’ve shared in a previous post “Are You Regularly Checking Your Skin for Skin Cancer?“.)
Wanting to get in as soon as possible, I was told my Dermatologist was booked for at least a month, but they did have an opening right away with one of the Dermatology Physician”s Assistant (PA) who does skin cancer screenings routinely. Feeling a sense of urgency, I booked with the PA. [Read more…]
Good news for everyone who sees the cup as half full – your heart is healthier than those who see it as half empty! A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published in Health Behavior and Policy Review which looked at the relationship between optimism and cardiovascular health found there to be a positive correlation. A correlation of as much as double the chance of being heart healthy than their pessimistic friends.
That little bit of pudge, your “baby face,” or having pinch-able cheeks may keep your skin healthier, it seems. Researchers have found that “fat cells below the skin help protect us from bacteria.” In the January 2nd, 2015 issue of Science, the results of a study conducted by scientists at UC San Diego School of Medicine was published showing immune factors within the fat cells beneath our skin.
The usual immune response comes from our body’s ability to produce white blood cells containing a host factors that scavenge and fight bacteria and other germs. This research has shown our fat cells also have germ fighting capabilities. [Read more…]
I wish you all a Happy Hanukkah,
and a Very Merry Christmas celebration with your loved ones
and I will see you all in the New Year!
Hugs and love!
Please enjoy a little musical!
Do you have a scar you would like to “erase” from a scratch, cut, acne, surgery, or burn?
Here’s a couple of Before and After photos of two surgical scars that were pretty much “erased” with a simple two product treatment:
“Did you wash behind your ears?” Seems like that was a question Mrs. Cleaver used to ask the Beaver often, yet I don’t recall while I was growing up ever having a specific lesson on how to go about cleaning my ears.
I do recall hearing over and over to never put anything sharper than an elbow inside my ear. Then, of course, my junior high buddies and I would all laugh and proceed to hold up our elbows in the direction of our ears. More laughter because no way can they reach! [Read more…]
Oh how I do LOVE a good clay masque – and this one is EXCELLENT!
Introducing…. Celloxylin Pure Detox Masque
- It is a skin treatment product
- Detoxifies and protects the skin
- Clay based with finely ground pumice for additional mechanical exfoliation
The 3 different clays + active ingredients in the masque help to draw out impurities and absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin.
Believe me, it does draw out some nasty stuff – each time I’ve used it, I’ve developed a deep cystic pimple or two, each time on my chin, one side then the other. [Read more…]
Could it be true? Mild to moderate alcohol consumption in later life improves our memories?
First let’s understand what the hippocampus is and does from Biology.com
“The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is involved in memory forming, organizing, and storing. It is a limbic system structure that is particularly important in forming new memories and connecting emotions and senses, such as smell and sound, to memories. The hippocampus is a horseshoe shaped paired structure, with one hippocampus located in the left brain hemisphere and the other in the right hemisphere. The hippocampus acts as a memory indexer by sending memories out to the appropriate part of the cerebral hemisphere for long-term storage and retrieving them when necessary. [Read more…]
Rachel Zoe pulled our fall looks together in a fashion show this week, as only she can do (how about that fur vest?)!
Here is the runway finale for your enjoyment:
There is exciting news for those, young and old, who suffer from acne! A new study has shown promising results for prolonged inhibition of the primary bacteria that contributes to acne through the combination of resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide.
[A] “team of researcher(s from the UCLA Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, have published their findings in the online edition of the journal Dermatology and Therapy where they have)… found that combining resveratrol with a common acne medication, benzoyl peroxide, may enhance the drug’s ability to kill the bacteria and could translate into new treatments.” [Read more…]