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Risks Of Plastic Surgery

Filed under: KnifestylesHealth

Plastic surgery is made light of due to the enormous amount of people who undergo it, but that doesn’t change what plastic surgery actually is….. surgery.

And surgeries can go wrong.

If you are considering getting plastic surgery, consider the consequences.

Is it worth the risk?

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Woman Can't Close Her Eyes After Plastic Surgery

Filed under: Oops!Legal MattersKnifestylesFitnessOuchie!


A New Jersey woman is suing a plastic surgeon because she can't close her eyes after a surgery to correct bumps on her eyelids from a cosmetic procedure performed by another doctor.

However, the doctor maintains she was warned of the risks and she never complained after the 2005 eyelid surgery called a blepharoplasty.

The plaintiff's lawyer played the opinion of another doctor who said she wasn’t a good candidate for this surgery because she had had too many other procedures, about which the woman said:

“He should have been honest with me and told me I was not a candidate and suggested other options for me."

That sounds pretty awful, but on the other hand, we're not sure who to believe.

We've seen Nip/Tuck and we know how some patients throw all risks to the side while striving for perfection!

The woman says she can't close her eyes — even when she sleeps — and has to "really squeeze" her eyes just to blink.

She says she can not perform regular activities like tennis, racquetball, or swimming (to list a few) because of the injury and is suing for an unspecified amount of money.

Check out the news story above to see her blinking problem for yourself!

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Risks Of A High Protein Diet! Exlcusive

Filed under: Exclusives!DietsFoodLisa DeFazio

Did you know that a high protein diet can actually be BAD for you?

In a recent study, 130,000 health professionals found that those on a very high protein diet, specifically animal protein, were at a higher risk for death!

Yikes! Maybe we should scale back on the red meat.

Check out this EXCLUSIVE video from our Fitperez dietician Lisa DeFazio who outlines the risks associated with eating too much protein and gives us the proper amount of protein we should be eating and where we should be getting it from.

For more helpful nutritional information, make sure to visit Lisa D's website.

Don't forget to check back here for more EXCLUSIVE diet and exercise tips every week!

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Leading Medical Organization Suggests Banning Tanning For Minors

Filed under: HealthSkinCancer

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Bad news for tanners.

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced today that laws should ban minors from going to tanning parlors, reflecting the opinion of other medical organizations including the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Since 1992, Melanoma has been increasing by 3% each year in women between the ages of 15 and 39, which health experts attribute to the tanning craze that has swept the nation.

Discussing their strong stance against fake baking, the American Academy of Pediatric's Dr. Sophie Balk said:

"We are looking for legislation that prohibits kids from going to tanning salons. It's protecting our youth from something potentially harmful."

It is no surprise that the Indoor Tanning Association disagrees with any kind of tanning legislation. The associations spokesman, John Overstreet, believes it is a parenting issue, not a legal issue, saying:

"We're talking about getting a sun tan. This is a decision best left for parents, not the government. Let parents make the decision."

Frequent tanners who have been impacted by the serious risks, lke Samantha Hessel, may think differently.

After spending 20 minutes in a tanning bed 3 to 4 times a week all throughout high school, she was diagnosed with melanoma by her freshman year of college.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, which is a risk of tanning all-too-often ignored by teenagers in order to look their best. Hessel explained her continual contamination to UVA rays, which can lead to wrinkles and DNA damage, by saying:

"I wanted to look good and have that darker skin color. I think society makes you feel being tanned is prettier than being pasty white."

So true and so sad.

Besides risking their lives by increasing their chance for developing cancer, teenagers are pre-aging their skin by 10 to 20 years.

Overwhelming data points to a direct correlation between skin cancer and tanning bed use, but unfortunately teenagers have more "important" things to worry about, like prom, then to give serious thought to the consequences of their actions.

We understand kids think they are invincible at a young age and parents should be educating their children on the risks of UVA exposure, however, maybe a little push from the government wouldn't hurt.

What do U think? Tweet us your thoughts!

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Nintendo Warns Parents To Shield Their Kids Eyes From 3D Games

Filed under: Tech TalkWellness


Now this is something you don't see every day - a major corporation telling its prime consumers to be wary of their product.

But with good reason.

Soon, lovers of their Nintendo DS will have a new way to play with the upcoming, 3-D handheld gaming system called the Nintendo 3DS.

The company is pretty stoked about it, but has sent out a vital warning to parents of gamers under the age of six. The company has released a statement through its Japanese website, urging parents to keep their children away from the gaming system until they are 6-years-old as the 3-D games may stunt the growth of their eyes.

Remember how when we were kids our moms didn't want us sitting too close to the T.V.? Same kind of thing,

Nintendo is taking all kids of precautions to protect their kiddie consumers and is being more than upfront about how parents can ensure their kids don't do any permanent damage. Their warning explains that parents can turn off the 3-D functionality, as well as set passwords that keep kids from using that feature. The statement also sends caution out to older gamers and implores them to "take periodic breaks from the games as often as every hour or 30 minutes."

We hear Nintendo's getting favorable reviews for the 3DS system, but their getting two thumbs way up from us for being responsible and letting people know about the health risks of using their product.

This way, everyone stays safe and healthy.

Play on!

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Gastric Bypass Could Have Some Serious Complications Later In Life!

Filed under: Baby BlabberHealth


More and more teen girls are getting gastric bypass surgery. This happens to be linked to an increased risk of neural tube defects in the babies of these teen girls. Yikes!

A small study done found a connection between teens who recently had gastric bypass and those who had babies with defects such as spinal bifida.

Patients who had bypass have a hard time absorbing nutrients, including folic acid, which helps prevent these neural tube defects.

Taking a folic acid supplement can help reduce these risks, however it has been known that teens often forget to take medication.

If teen girls do get gastric bypass surgery they should be made aware of the risks and the importance of using birth control during this time.

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Watch Out For Crash Diets!

Filed under: Diets

Crash diets may work to lose a few pounds fast, but be careful because there are risks that come along with them!

Watch the video above to hear about some of the popular crash diets and their risks.

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