Date: 16 Oct 2011 | Posted by: Dr. Olivier | 0 Comment |
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you must stop and look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do"
— Maya Angelou
Today, I "made strides" against breast cancer. I walked in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Prospect Park. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a non-competitive walking event that takes place in communities across the United States every year. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer...
Date: 03 Oct 2011 | Posted by: Dr. Olivier | 0 Comment |
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual health campaign serves to increase awareness of the breast cancer and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of breast cancer. It is critical that all women know the facts, as breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, other than skin cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2011 there will be:
About 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women, and 1,700...
Gaining weight is easy while losing weight can be very difficult. In fact, about two-thirds of adults and one-third of children and adolescents are now considered overweight, or even obese in the United States. At this rate, this weight gain threatens to lower the U.S. life expectancy.
Some plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck can help with weight loss, but these procedures do not rid the body of visceral fat, which is the kind of fat that causes many health risks. And unless you are morbidly obese, options...
Date: 10 Aug 2011 | Posted by: Dr. Olivier | 1 Comment |
Almost everyone has at least once in their lifetime complained about the fat on their bodies. Many patients I see at my Brookyln plastic surgery practice even go as far as having it removed with liposuction. But do you really know the facts about fat?
A. Stores Energy
B. Influences your ability to fight infections.
C. Regulates your blood pressure.
D. Affects the way blood forms clots.
E. All of the above.
If you answered E you would be correct. The truth is fat can be very good for your body. It’s only when there...
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