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What is the tear trough deformity? Causes and treatment

The under-eye area is reason for concern for many men and women. Whether it is because of dark circles, hollowing or puffiness, an increasing number of patients goes to cosmetic clinics for a consult hoping to find a way to fix this issue. The tear trough deformity, aside from subjective beauty standards, is often cause

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Fasting for blood work: what blood tests require fasting?

If you have been prescribed some blood work, you may be wondering whether you need to fast or not before having your blood drawn. Commonly prescribed blood tests that require fasting are the blood glucose test (blood sugar), the lipid panel (triglycerides and cholesterol) and the metabolic panel. In general, your healthcare provider should instruct

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Health screening program: what are the best medical check-ups?

Under normal circumstances, patients tend to seek their doctor’s attention when symptoms arise and there’s something wrong with their health. This is a wrong mindset as early detection of medical issues, through regular medical check-ups and routine screening programs, is the best way to live a long healthy life as it gives the best shot

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Diastasis recti: can you fix abdominal separation?

Diastasis recti, also called abdominal diastasis or abdominal separation, is a condition where the rectus abdominis muscle aka the sixpack is visibly and abnormally separated along the linea alba, which is the midline of the abdomen made of connective tissue, causing the abdominal contents to protrude. Rectus abdominis diastasis is commonly seen in pregnant women,

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Propranolol (Inderal / Norten / Ciplar tablet 10mg / 40mg): uses, dosage and side effects

Propranolol is a prescription medication belonging to the family of beta-blockers and used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), migraines, anxiety, and other conditions. Beta-blockers are a class of medications that slow down the heart rate and reduce the heart contractility by blocking the action of the hormone adrenaline (aka epinephrine). In most countries worldwide,

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How long do hyaluronic acid dermal fillers REALLY last?

All those interested in getting a dermal filler treatment asked themselves this question, to which the answer seems to be straightforward and consistent among cosmetic practitioners and among different hyaluronic acid filler brands and products: 6 to 18 months. But is this true and is this always the case? A new paper published on the

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Spock eyebrows after Botox: how to fix?

The Spock brow is a fairly common bad cosmetic outcome resulting from botulinum toxin injections such as Botox. It is sometimes referred to as “Joker eyebrow” and to an experienced eye this is a clear give away that you had anti-wrinkle injections. So why does the Spock brow happen? And what is it exactly? Is

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