AUG
15

Can Stem Cells Improve Golf Games?

Can Stem Cells Improve Golf Games?
​ After years of working hard, you've finally retired and now get to enjoy working on your golf game and spending as much time on the green as you want. Everything was going great ... until the extreme joint pain hit. If this story sounds familiar, you aren't alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is proj...
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AUG
15

What Our Hair, Skin and Nails Are Trying to Tell Us

What Our Hair, Skin and Nails Are Trying to Tell Us
Our bodies use our hair, nails and skin to give us clues about our overall health. Check out what each of these signs could mean and how you can help identify when there is a problem. What Your Hair Says About Your Health A thick, shiny and soft head of hair is coveted by many because it's not only a sign of beauty, but also an underlying sign of h...
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AUG
15

Foods That Help Hair, Skin and Nail Health

Foods That Help Hair, Skin and Nail Health
​ Our hair, skin and nails are some of our favorite features to primp when we're trying to look our best. That's why when something is off, we tend to notice it right away. In many cases, our bodies use our hair, skin and nails to signal when something is wrong, so keeping an eye out for any problems in these areas is a good way to monitor your ove...
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AUG
15

Looking for Ways to Improve Mental Clarity?

Looking for Ways to Improve Mental Clarity?
If you've found yourself feeling overwhelmed, forgetful or just mentally foggy lately, you may be looking for ways to improve your mental clarity. Ask yourself these four questions to find some solutions that could help get you thinking clearly again. How Are You Handling Your Stress? Even though stress often just feels like a mental battle, it can...
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JUL
19

Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?
​ Americans are stressed. In fact, one Gallup poll determined that eight out of 10 Americans report feeling frequently or sometimes stressed in their daily lives. The two biggest contributors to high stress levels, according to participants in the study, were work and children. So, does stress cause hair loss? Science says yes! In fact there are th...
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JUL
19

Golfing with Arthritis

Golfing with Arthritis
​ For most men who golf, their love of the game only deepens with age. So when arthritis hits hard, it can be frustrating. There's no reason you have to stop playing anymore due to joint pain. Not only are there several product lines available for just this problem, but there are also some tips and tricks you can implement into your game to help yo...
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JUL
19

How to Have a Difficult Talk About Men's Health

How to Have a Difficult Talk About Men's Health
​ The internet has given us such a wealth of information and resources right at our fingertips. It's never been easier to learn about new things or research facts, tips and tricks about any variety of subjects. But sometimes, the hardest step is getting a loved one to acknowledge a problem they're having before they can even get to the part about r...
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JUL
19

Is It Just Exhaustion or a Hormone Imbalance?

Is It Just Exhaustion or a Hormone Imbalance?
​ One of the most common complaints we get from patients coming in to see Dr. Foster is extreme fatigue and exhaustion. Many patients chalk it up to busy schedules and a hectic work, family and social life balancing act. But, how do you know when your exhaustion is just due to your busy lifestyle or when it could be due to a hormone imbalance? When...
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JUN
20

Eat These Foods for Stronger, Heathier Hair

Eat These Foods for Stronger, Heathier Hair
As we age or go through certain periods of transition in our lives such as pregnancy or childbirth, one area of our bodies that often goes through changes is our hair. It can be scary and frustrating when hair becomes noticeably thinner or starts to break or fall out in larger-than-normal amounts. In many cases, a simple adjustment of diet is all w...
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JUN
20

Hair-Protecting Tips for Summer

Hair-Protecting Tips for Summer
It's many people's favorite time of the year — summertime! Break out the bathing suits, oversized sunglasses and giant beach towels because it's time to relax and soak up some rays (safely with sunscreen, of course!). Before you get too relaxed, make sure to read these tips on how to protect hair from the side effects of summer. Tip #1 If you're hi...
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JUN
20

10 Signs of Low Testosterone

10 Signs of Low Testosterone
Not feeling like yourself lately? When testosterone levels drop below normal levels, it can cause a steady decline in your quality of life. If you're experiencing any combination of these symptoms, it's time to have your levels checked. Fatigue Aging is not a reason to feel fatigued or experience a decrease in energy. Although many people have just...
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JUN
20

Could Hormones Be to Blame for Belly Fat?

Could Hormones Be to Blame for Belly Fat?
It's the most frustrating part of getting healthy and losing weight, especially for women. Belly fat always seems to be the last to go no matter how hard you work out or how strict your health-conscious diet is. What many women don't realize is that sometimes hormones may be the cause of that extra layer on the stomach that won't seem to budge. As ...
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MAY
24

What to Do When Hair Loss Starts

What to Do When Hair Loss Starts
It can be heartbreaking, the moment you first notice your hair beginning to thin or your hairline beginning to recede. But for two-thirds of men age 35 and older, it's a reality they've had to face. By the time they reach age 50, 85 percent of men are facing hair loss or thinning. So, what should you do when you first notice this happening? You don...
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MAY
24

The 5 Most Common Golf Injuries and a New Way to Treat Them

The 5 Most Common Golf Injuries and a New Way to Treat Them
​ Golf is not only great exercise, but for many players it's also a wonderful way to relieve stress. When an injury or joint pain interrupts your game, it can be frustrating to say the least. Many times physical therapy, pain medication and eventually surgery are the only solutions offered for joint pain and injuries common in golf. However, Dr. Fo...
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MAY
24

What Are Hormones and Why Do They Matter?

What Are Hormones and Why Do They Matter?
​ You've heard about hormones your entire life, especially during those awkward years in school, but many people still don't understand exactly what they are and why they matter so much in regulating everything in your body, from your libido to your sleep. What Are Hormones? The most basic explanation is that hormones are your body's chemical messe...
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MAY
24

Age Isn't Always to Blame for These Health Problems

Age Isn't Always to Blame for These Health Problems
There are few things our culture dreads more than the signs of aging, both physical and mental. Although as a culture we've shed many of the taboos that surround improving our appearance as we age, there are some physical conditions that we seem to have accepted as normal and unavoidable parts of getting older, without even considering an alternati...
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APR
25

FUE Hair Restoration: A More Natural Solution

FUE Hair Restoration: A More Natural Solution
​ By 35 years old, two-thirds of men in the United States will experience hair loss of some degree. Because it's so common, you've probably heard about hair-loss surgery before - maybe you've even looked into it for yourself - but do you know what the difference is when it comes to traditional methods and FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, hair-re...
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APR
25

What Is Alopecia Areata?

What Is Alopecia Areata?
The term alopecia refers to a partial or full loss of hair. This can occur on the scalp, the entire head or the body. With alopecia areata, the third most common form of hair loss, the hair loss can occur on any of those three areas: the scalp, head or entire body. The National Alopecia Areata Foundation reports that 6.8 million Americans of all ag...
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APR
25

Treating Osteoarthritis Pain with Stem Cell Therapy

Treating Osteoarthritis Pain with Stem Cell Therapy
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects over 3 million Americans every year. It occurs when the tissue and cartilage at the end of bones wears down, and it can make simple daily tasks like walking and using the stairs painful and frustrating. For some, it may be tolerable enough to live with on a day-to-day basis without complai...
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APR
25

8 Surprising Signs of a Hormone Imbalance

8 Surprising Signs of a Hormone Imbalance
Mood swings and chronic fatigue are the most common things most patients think of when it comes to a hormone imbalance. However, there are many other symptoms of hormone imbalances. Some of them are even quite surprising! 1. Cold Hands and Feet Chronic feelings of coldness in your extremities could be a sign your thyroid isn't working as it should ...
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