Thirty-seven-year-old Southern California resident Rachel Farrokh used to be a vibrant, healthy woman. Now, at 40-something pounds, she is a shell of her former self. Rachel has been battling anorexia for years but when she lost her job and memories of her past caught up with her, her disease spiraled out of control. Now, at an extremely low weight, Rachel is unable to do the smallest of things for herself. She is too weak to walk around her own home and struggles to breath. Her husband, trainer Ron Edmonson, had to quit his job in order to become her caregiver. She is in dire need of help and is turning to the public now friend Kevin Seawright says of her condition on Tumblr.com.
There are plenty of hospitals that help treat people with anorexia, however all area hospitals have turned Rachel down. Her weight is too low and it makes her a liability. There is one hospital that will take her, however it is across the country and she is afraid that she will not be able to make the journey. She has posted a video of herself on YouTube, showing viewers her extreme condition and asking for help to get her to the hospital. She has started a GoFundMe page to help reach her financial goal. The full story is on The Daily Mail which includes a link to her funding page, if you’d like to donate.
Leading Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rod Rohrich is based in Dallas, Texas. The prestigious plastic surgeon is also an author and educator. Dr. Rod Rohrich began his plastic surgery career back in 1987. He has received achieved great respect among his colleagues and others in the medical community. He is respected for his knowledge and leadership in the plastic surgery field. In addition, he has shared his knowledge with the public on popular television shows that included The View, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey show. Let’s take a closer look at Dr. Rod Rohrich and his achievements.
Voted the Best
Certainly, a large number of medical professionals would consider it an honor to be voted one of the best in their specialty. Dr. Rod Rohrich has received this very prestigious honor. The honor was bestowed upon him by Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor program. The program uses peer review to select the best candidate in a medical field. The program’s focus is to help the consumer find talented medical professionals that really know their craft. Clearly, Dr. Rod Rohrich is an excellent plastic surgeon and at top rhinoplasty specialist. Certainly, the specialist is highly regarded by his peers. The program contacted about 50, 000 health professionals across the country and asked them to nominate the top doctors in their specialty. Nomination by peers is a remarkable achievement. One that Dr. Rod Rohrich surely deserves.
Dr. Rod Rohrich continues his work as an educator, author, and a plastic surgeon. The leading plastic surgeon has a very rich and diverse career that has led to working as a visiting professor around the globe, writing numerous medical articles that appeared in medical journals, written medical textbooks on plastic surgery, and much more. The Dr. has also connected with numerous organizations and activities outside of the hospital. Still, his commitment to his career and the plastic surgery field is strong. More information can be found on his Linkedin page.
Most doctors agree that nicotine gum is far less harmful than smoking. Some argue that it cuts of 90% of all the risks involved. The debate about nicotine and whether it’s addiction is all that bad has heightened in recent days, owing to the popularity of e-cigarettes. Scientists are considering the possibility that nicotine addiction is harmless just like caffeine.
It would prove hard to rehabilitate the image of nicotine, which has been tainted by the negative image associated with smoking. However, tobacco addiction specialists think that it’s time to differentiate between smoking and nicotine.
Folks at Amen Clinics (washingtonpost.com) have found that failure to distinguish the two is probably the reason why some smoking addicts are hesitant in seeking help. Research has indeed shown that nicotine could have some health benefits of its own. Just like your average stimulant, it increases the heart rate sharpens the mind and reduces tension.
Mike Russell, a British psychiatrist, was one of the first people to disassociate tar from nicotine. Their insights have however been misused by the tobacco industry, leading to a lot of false advertising. This has led to the promotion of light cigarettes, which promise fewer health risks and even some health benefits.
Statistics and figures from the World Health Organization put smoking as the leading preventable cause of death in the world. Smoking has been known to kill half of those who smoke and 600,000 more due to indirect smoking.
It’s been said that a firm handshake or grip is an indicator of one’s personality, but a recent study contends that the strength of an individuals grips may well predict their potential risk for cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.
During a seven-year period, beginning in January, 2003 and concluding in December 2009, 139,691 individuals participated in the Prospective Urban-Rural Epidemiology study
. Participants ranged in age from 35 to 70 and hailed from 17 different nations. Data collected from the participants included; the level of physical activity, blood pressure, weight, height, dietary content and behavioral actions.
With revisions based on the participants height and weight, a range of 67 to 84 pounds was registered for the average male grip, and for women, a range of 54 to 62 was recorded. Researchers of the study determined that for every 11 pound reduction in grip strength, there was an elevated risk of death associated with a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack (7%) or stroke (9%). The assembled data indicated that there was no link with grip strength and diabetes, and pneumonia, but served as a more reliable indicator than systolic blood pressure readings according to Stephen Murray CCMP Capital. More information can be found here on Bloomberg.
The study contends that the grip strength method is a viable means of establishing the probability of cardiovascular death, and cardiovascular disease, but further analysis is necessary to determine if increases in strength reduce premature death and cardiovascular conditions.
We’re becoming a nation of health conscience eaters which is an admirable task with all the news of overweight children and obesity. But, are we really eating as healthy as we think we are? Reaching for a bag of dried fruit or opting for multi-grain breads may be doing us more harm than we think. While the list contains many not-so-healthy items we once thought were good for us, here is an example of a few misguided choices.
Opting for popcorn opposed to chips sounds like a good plan of action, and it is what Ivan Ong does. After all, there are only 30 calories per cup, as a few people on the Warrior Forum have pointed out
. But have you ever looked at all the additives in that cup which can quickly reduce the nutritional value? Partially hydrogenated soybean oil, propyl gallate, and most importantly, the diacetyl butter flavoring can not only add to your caloric intake, but can also interfere with the health of your brain.
On average, a bran muffin is made of healthy ingredients. However, with the super sizing of this and the super-duper sizing of that, our country has a skewed idea of what a healthy portion actually looks like. What we’re being served today is far larger than what we used to get. So, when opting for a bran muffin, it’s safer to eat only half of it to maintain healthy standards.
With “fat-free” foods containing high calories and smoothies holding loads of sugar, being mindful of what is in the stuff going into your body can mean taking a second look at all your favorite so-called healthy choices. A little bit of research and reading your labels can go a long way in keeping your food intake as healthy as you think it is.
A number of doctors are now warning of the possible signs and symptoms of early hearing loss amongst teens and young people when loud music is played at high volume for long periods of time. NBC News reports the number of young people being diagnosed with the early stages of hearing loss is increasing when compared to levels recorded in the 1980s. Many doctors are blaming this change in numbers on the increase in technology and ear bud use that is currently being seen, which makes it easier to listen to loud music for a prolonged period of time that was not available in the 1980s.
Folks at The Aspire New Brunswick (njbiz.com) know that medical groups state hearing loss can begin at just 85 decibels and the average festival or concert can reach levels as high as 120 decibels of sustained volume levels for hours at a time. By using ear buds young people are positioning the source of music closer to their ears and can raise volume levels by as much as nine decibels, which can cause hearing loss to occur in just minutes.
Millions of people start their day with a cup of coffee in the morning. Recent data suggests that coffee is rich in antioxidants making it an ideal way to start the day. The antioxidant rich brew got scientists thinking about ways to extract additional benefits from the bean brewing leftovers.
A recent study has shown that not only does coffee contain a high concentration of antioxidant rich phenolic compounds, but the spent coffee grounds contain as much, if not more, of the healthy chemicals according to Alexei Beltyukov.
Scientists found a few different techniques for extracting additional phenolic compounds from coffee grounds that ordinarily end up in the trash. They found that even coffee grounds that had already been brewed contained loads of antioxidants when properly extracted.
The antioxidant extracts created from the coffee grounds could be incorporated into other foods. You could theoretically create a whole new class of antioxidant rich foods that would turn junk food into something much healthier.
Imagine getting a nice antioxidant boost from that large order of fries you had for lunch. Even if the foods tasted a little bit like coffee it would probably be a good tradeoff for the health benefits. I think that cacao rich chocolate bars with coffee extract would be a delicious, healthful snack.
The summertime is a great time for you to begin a healthy eating routine. One of the main reasons for this is due to the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies that just so happen to be in season during the summer. You will find that looking for healthy recipes is a lot easier during the summer and it’s generally easier to stay active as well. These are just some of the reasons why a lot of people are looking to get healthy and are finding it to be a lot easier for them during the summer. You will find that having this type of opportunity to eat better is made easier for you.
You will also notice that when you are able to begin grilling outside of the home, you will find it easier and more worth your while to begin a healthy routine. Too many people spend a lot of time indoors when the weather outside is frigid, so it is nice to be able to get out there and really enjoy the nice weather during the summertime. Be sure to consider getting the whole family involved if you are going to be looking to get healthy this next season. By getting the whole family involved, you will find that it is going to be a lot easier for you to stick to this brand new routine for your own health and wellness as Sam Tabar feels.
As patients are warned prior to operations, all surgeries come with risks. In the case of one popular type of cosmetic surgery, facelifts, such surgeries can result in upward spiking of blood pressure, resulting in a hematoma. More commonly known as bruising, the condition causes blood pooling under the skin’s surface and can damage it. The risk of hematomas is not uncommon in such surgical procedures, and until recently, a risk that two to thirteen percent of all facelift patients faced. But now results of a study released by a prominent American surgeon offer hope that most facelift patients will come through this surgery unmarred.
As reported in a story that originally aired on WDRB 41 Louisville News, Dr. Rod Rohrich, an award winning plastic surgeon on the faculty of the University of Texas’s Southwestern Medical Center revealed results of a multi-year study. The study’s subjects were more than a thousand patients of Dr. Rohrich’s that had undergone facelifts. Less than one percent of these patients experienced a hematoma during surgery when Dr. Rohrich applied special techniques during the procedure.
Regardless of a patient’s pre-operative health, his or her blood pressure tends to climb upwards during surgery. Dr. Rohrich theorized that elevated blood pressure was leading to hematomas in some of these patients. To circumvent this, Dr. Rodrich began a surgical protocol of treating each facelift patient with general anesthesia as well as several types of hypertension medication. The objective was to keep the patient’s blood pressure under 140mmHg during and after surgery.
After observing the post surgical results over a number of years, Dr. Rohrich feels that there is a direct link between surgical hypertension treatment and post-surgical lack of hematomas. As a result, he recently published an article in theJournal Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery in which he recommends adopting his protocol to avoid this surgical complication. His hope is that other plastic surgeons will further refine and enhance hypertension treatment to avoid plastic surgery complications.
Obesity has been on the rise for several decades now, and it is affecting future generations as well. Now, researchers have discovered a problematic among parents of overweight kids. According to a new study, 94.9 percent of parents said their kids look “just right” even through they are clearly overweight for their age.
The skewed perceptions of parents have seem to gotten worse over the years as well, with a 30 percent increase within the last three decades. Low income and African American families were found to have less accurate perceptions of their children than any other group in the study.
GallagherFuneralHome even reported that the study was led by Dustin T. Duncan at the Department of Population Health in New York explains “We have changed our perceptions of what our weight ideals are.” According to Duncan the rise in misconceptions of obesity in children is due to being overweight becoming the new norm.
So, these results are concerning for a number of reasons. It suggests the obesity problem will only get worse in years to come and also that children are not being taught what being healthy really looks like. Processed foods and misguided nutritional standards are certainly also part of the problem. The most important thing we can do as a society is teach our children how to eat healthy and get regular exercise, while also letting them know what can happen if they continue bad habits as they grow older.