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Double Chins Have Met Their Match With Kybella

There’s little comfort in blaming genetics when it leaves you with a double chin. The tissue below your jawline is a common place for the body to store fat and it can soften lines and prematurely age your appearance. Kybella may be the answer.

Jun 17th, 2021
Dietary Dos and Don'ts When You Have Diabetes

Managing diabetes is all about blood sugar control. High levels of sugar in your blood cause damage throughout your body. While insulin and other medications play an important role, eating wisely is an important part of staying healthy.

May 10th, 2021
5 Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms

While menopause is a natural process, the symptoms sometimes feel anything but natural. Your combination of symptoms, as well as their severity, may be a mix that’s as unique as you. There are ways to manage these, often without medications.

Apr 11th, 2021
Pain In Your Teeth? It Could Stem from Your Sinuses

When you’re up-to-date with your dental visits and diligent about oral care at home, aching teeth may be something of a mystery. However, there’s so much going on in your head, tooth pain may have little to do with your teeth.

Mar 1st, 2021
Is Stress Making You Sick?

Stress has always been a part of life, ideally one that goes away longer than it stays. While some stress can be good, chronic stress not only affects your mental state, it can take its toll on your body and health, too.

Feb 10th, 2021
I'm Feeling Fine. Do I Still Need a Gynecological Exam?

It’s time for your annual visit to the gynecologist, but you’re feeling great. Can you skip it? Even though you feel fine, your body may already be undergoing changes toward health problems. A well woman visit can catch some of these issues early.

Jan 13th, 2021
6 Benefits of Botox

Botox® Cosmetic is the most common medical aesthetic procedure performed today. However, many people are surprised to find out that Botox has its origins as a therapeutic treatment. Here are six of its surprising benefits.

Dec 6th, 2020
Are You Born with Asthma?

Both children and adults can be affected by asthma. While it may be present from an early age, being born without asthma doesn’t mean you can’t develop it later. It’s even possible for childhood asthma to subside, only to return later in life.

Nov 15th, 2020
How to Lower Your Risk for Osteoporosis

It’s easy to think of bones as solid, but they’re constructed like sponge toffee, full of bubbles inside. As you get older, the bubbles get bigger, and the strength of your bones decreases — osteoporosis. There are steps you can take to avoid it.

Oct 15th, 2020
4 Lifestyle Tips for Managing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a silent killer because of its lack of recognizable symptoms. If you can feel its effects, you’re likely in the serious late stages of the disease. Lifestyle changes can make a big difference in blood pressure levels.

Sep 22nd, 2020
Do I Really Need to Finish My Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are a miracle drug of the 20th Century, still less than 100 years old. Able to stop many bacterial infections in their tracks, antibiotics can lead to changes in the bacteria themselves, making drugs less effective.

Aug 21st, 2020
Emotional Stress and Asthma

Stressful situations can leave you gasping for air, especially if you suffer from stress-induced asthma. What’s worse, worry about an asthma attack can feed the very conditions that start attacks, sending you spiralling downward.

Jul 27th, 2020
Your Options for Hormone Replacement Therapy

The symptoms of menopause can turn a woman’s life upside down, and some men suffer a similar problem with low testosterone levels. Hormone replacement therapy is the answer for many who can’t control symptoms through other means.

Jun 24th, 2020
Controlling your Asthma During Allergy Season

Allergies and asthma often share a connection, and when they occur together, the breathing issues associated with each condition add together to create potentially major problems. A solid asthma routine can help control the impact of allergies.

Mar 26th, 2020
How to Spot Strep Throat

Strep throat isn’t your run of the mill sore throat. Fast and painful, strep throat hits without the other symptoms of a cold or flu, and left untreated, this bacterial infection can spread and cause serious complications.

Feb 11th, 2020
My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What?

Has your routine Pap smear come back with abnormal results? If so, it’s normal to feel nervous, but it doesn’t necessarily mean cancer or other serious disease is present. Understand what abnormal Pap smear results mean and the proper next steps.

Dec 4th, 2019
This Is How Stress Affects Your Blood Pressure

Stress is more than just a mental state. When you’re stressed, your body goes into overdrive with its fight or flight senses. This can have real consequences for your blood pressure and cardiovascular health.

Sep 6th, 2019
5 Travel Tips for Patients With Asthma

Asthma is a disease that makes your airways sensitive and inflamed, so breathing gets difficult. Traveling presents special challenges for people with asthma. Learn some tips for keeping yourself safe and managing your asthma when you’re traveling.

Jun 17th, 2019
Are You Up to Date on Your Pap Smear?

What if you could do one thing that takes just a few minutes of time to significantly reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer? Well, thanks to Pap smears, you can. But you have to be tested regularly. Here's how to know when it's time for your next

May 14th, 2019
CBD Oil

The hemp or cannabis plant is made up of many components that have been used for centuries for medicinal and other purposes. The CBD component is considered the therapeutic component of this plant. Click to learn more..

Apr 25th, 2019
Sculpsure to melt fat cells

Sculpsure is state of the art in body contouring using laser energy to melt fat cells. The treatment consists of applying frames just larger than the size of a credit card to the area that is being treated.

Apr 5th, 2019
5 Tips to Get Ahead of Spring Allergies

Sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and fatigue — allergies really put a damper on Spring. However, by planning now you can help reduce your symptoms and enjoy all of your favorite outdoor activities come April.

Mar 1st, 2019
Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids: Are You Up to Date?

Keeping current on vaccinations is equally important for parents as their offspring. The physiciations at Alpha Internal Medicine in offer moms and dads the following guideline for deciphering which immunizations they need and how often.

Feb 12th, 2019
The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity

Physicians and scientists have always suspected a link between obesity and diabetes, but the exact connection isn’t clear. Until it is, current research has revealed enough details to explain why being overweight may lead to type 2 diabetes.

Jul 10th, 2019
Kybella for Double Chin

Kybella is a liquid injection of a medicine that has been in use for over 20 years for other medical applications. It has natural fat-destroying activity. It is FDA approved to destroy fat cells under the chin giving a better side profile for those wis

May 23rd, 2019