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Lasers and Lights How Well Do They Treat Acne?

Informaton from the American Academy of Dermatology, Lasers and other light therapies may seem like the perfect acne treatment. Just beam a light to make the acne disappear.     Using them is actually a bit more involved and the results less predictable, even in the skilled hands of a dermatologist. Still, these treatments can […]

What’s All the Buzz About EMDR?

By Kate Holland, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, John R. Day & Associates, Christian Psychological Associates I recently attended a three-day conference near Chicago on EMDR, which stands for eye movement desensitization reprocessing. Quite a mouthful, I know. EMDR was founded by Francine Shapiro upon realizing that when clients were exposed to bilateral stimulation from […]

Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois Brings Advanced 3D Imaging to Region

Submitted by Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois The development of X-Ray technology has played a major role in diagnostics for medical practitioners ever since it was introduced in the late 1890s. In most cases, standard X-Rays still continue to be used for initial diagnosis; however, when images are not adequate for diagnosis, other systems […]

Surgeon Helps Sabula, Iowa Woman Overcome Shoulder Pain

Submitted by Orthopaedic Specialists Only a year ago, simple tasks like brushing her hair or putting away dishes were nearly impossible for Kathleen House of Sabula, Iowa. “I was unable to get my arms above my head or behind my back,” she said. “If I wanted to lift something, I had to push my elbow […]

Redesigning Your Midsection

By Laura C. Randolph, MD, Twin City Plastic Surgery Sometimes all of the exercising and dieting in the world cannot get rid of the midsection that results from a lifetime of weight fluctuations or pregnancy. The body changes that a woman will experience to her midsection with one pregnancy, let alone multiple pregnancies, can lead […]

Cancer Care Gets Personal How Tumor Treatments Are Changing

Submitted by Mid-Illinois Hematology & Oncology LTD Last year, more than 1.7 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Cancer can be difficult to treat because each tumor is unique. Scientists are now gaining a better understanding of the changes that lead to cancer — and figuring out how to target them […]

Facial Development With a Flexible Fit

By Brian Prudent, DMD, MyoTech Integrative Health Center In this month’s issue we will talk about the ALF appliance. Advanced Lightwire Functionals (ALF) is a very light, flexible wire that fits behind the teeth and stimulates proper tongue function. ALF also describes the goals of the treatment: Airway management, Lingual posture control, Facial growth guidance. […]

Quad-City Orthopaedic Specialist Offers the Latest Innovations in Total Hip Replacement

Submitted by Orthopaedic Specialists Hip pain makes living a full life difficult. Simple tasks like walking and standing become challenging. Even sitting still — in a car, bus, or airplane — is very uncomfortable. The good news is recent advancements in surgeries that relieve hip pain — including the Direct Anterior Approach for total hip […]

Procedure Inspired by Ship in a Bottle

Submitted by Orthopaedic Specialists Dr. Jose Manuel Rojo Manaute, a hand surgeon who practices in Dubai, was inspired to develop a new minimally invasive carpal tunnel release surgery at a miniature ship model conference. Moving among the ships, he noticed some models were built inside bottles. “It was amazing to see all the level of […]