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Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: The importance of awareness –– Physicians' Clinic of Iowa

Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: The importance of Awareness –– Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa
By Dr. Kahlil Andrews, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be a very emotionally overwhelming experience. Add to that the mountain of information you receive from medical and radiation oncologists, breast surgeons, medical geneticists, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons and it’s likely your head is spinning. For those feeling “information overload,” here’s what you need to know post-mastectomy. […]

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Varicose Veins—Not Just a Cosmetic Problem

Varicose Veins—Not Just a Cosmetic Problem

By Dr. David Lawrence, FACS, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

Varicose veins are a frequent and distressing problem that affects millions of people each year. However, these bulging and unsightly veins are more than just a cosmetic problem. Varicose veins can cause a variety of symptoms such as pain, fatigue, aching, itching, burning, and heaviness. […]

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The Benefits of Robotic Gynecological Surgery

Robotic Gynecological Surgery
By Antonio Asis, MD, FACOG, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

The advanced technology of robotic surgery has resulted in vast improvements in gynecological procedures to treat uterine fibroids, endometriosis and other gynecologic conditions that can cause painful, heavy menstrual flow and infertility. This minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits. […]

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Don't ignore osteoporosis – Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, LIVING WELL Magazine

Osteoporosis: Don’t ignore it!

By Dr. Ritu Munjal, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa—Osteoporosis & Bone Health, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

It’s another new year and when you think about staying healthy, you probably think about making lifestyle changes to prevent conditions like heart disease or stroke. However, keeping your bones healthy to prevent osteoporosis should be at the top of your to-do list this year. […]

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The repair of hernias and other reasons to need a general surgeon – Colorado Springs Health Partners, LIVING WELL Magazine

The repair of hernias and other reasons to need a general surgeon
By Lonnie Imlay, MD, Colorado Springs Health Partners, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
Most men are probably used to the routine at the doctor’s office – take a deep breath and cough –the standard check for a hernia. Although people of all ages can get hernias, men are more likely to develop them than women. […]

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Guy Francis talks andropause – LIVING WELL Magazine

Men, maybe it’s more than low “T”

North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine
Your energy levels have been decreasing along with your libido and sexual performance. You have noticed waist size increasing and concentration and memory aren’t what they used to be. These are some of the early and most noticeable signs and symptoms of the male menopause, called medically, andropause. […]

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North Texas Family Medicine: What you need to know about andropause – LIVING WELL Magazine

What you need to know about andropause
By Lisa Houk, FNP, BC, Nurse Practitioner, North Texas Family Medicine, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
You laughed about it when you were younger, but now you seem to be fighting the urge to dye your hair and buy something that goes really fast. Natural decline in testosterone can lead to many normal body changes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 4.5 million men have symptoms of low testosterone, yet only 5-10% seek treatment. […]