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How to Fix Droopy Eyelids?

Jul 8, 2019

For many people, as we age, our eyelids may begin to droop. This can leave a tired appearance or in some cases even limit peripheral vision. Eyelid rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the look and functionality of your eyelids. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eric Cerrati explores the surgical and non-surgical options available, what results you can expect, and how to find the cosmetic surgeon who is best for you.

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What is Gout and Am I At Risk?

Jul 8, 2019

You may have heard about gout in history class, but it’s still around today. In fact, if anyone in your family has suffered from the condition, you may be at risk. Dr. Tom Miller explains what causes gout, how to prevent it, and the potential treatments available for this painful disease.

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Virtual Reality Could Rehabilitate Offenders of Domestic Violence

Jul 3, 2019

Virtual reality therapy is being investigated as a way to induce empathy in violent offenders. Dr. Maria V. Sanchez-Vives has been studying potential uses of VR in cognitive therapy and neuroscience. She talks about how the interventions work, the results of her research, and how this groundbreaking technology could change the way we approach treating individuals with violent tendencies.

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FDA Approves New Weight Loss Pill—Does it Work?

Jun 24, 2019

Plenity is a new FDA-approved medical device that claims to help lose weight by making you feel full before meals. It is swallowed like a pill and has the potential to help the nearly 40 percent of people in the United States struggling with obesity. But does it actually work? Women' health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the research behind Plenity and suggests some simple, cheaper ways you can get similar effects.

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