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By the age of 60, most people have lost approximately 50% of their taste buds and have experienced a decreased sense of taste.

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Skipped Heart Beats

Are they serious or just an
annoying symptom?

More on Palpitations
by Paul Nadler, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Pain in the wrist?

Do you know the symptoms of
carpal tunnel syndrome?

More on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
by E. Gene Deune, MD
Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopedic Surgery

LASIK Eye Surgery

Are you considering LASIK surgery
to correct your vision?

More on LASIK Surgery

Memory Loss

Could your forgetfulness
be an early symptom of AD?

More on Alzheimer's Disease
by Bruce Miller, MD; Lara Heflin, PhD
UCSF Memory & Aging Center
University of California San Francisco


A Canadian woman has frozen her eggs to they can be used by her seven-year-old daughter, who is sterile due to Turner's syndrome, a genetic condition that occurs in one out of 2500 female births.

Melanie Boivin, a 36-year old from Montreal, is using a freezing method called vitrification, which has a pregnancy rate similar to that of fresh eggs. The process preserves the eggs for a period of 20 to 25 years.

If the daughter decides to use her mother’s eggs, she will be giving birth to her biological half-sister, while Boivin will become a mother and a grandmother.

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

The FDA approved the first medical laser for hair removal in the mid 1990's. Since that time, the use of lasers for cosmetic hair removal has continued to grow in popularity. The technology has continued to improve as well, providing better results and safer treatments for people of more diverse skin and hair colors. At the onset, laser hair was only for people with dark hair and light skin. The new advancements have made it possible to treat people with darker skin, tanned skin, and blond, gray, or red hair.

Both men and women are searching for effective ways of removing unwanted hair. The most common form of hair removal is shaving, but it is a very temporary method. Many people have tried waxing, but it is painful and the results are temporary as well. Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal option, but it is painful, as well as time-consuming and expensive for large treatment areas. Laser hair removal has become a popular cosmetic procedure because it is able to treat large body areas relatively fast with a minimal amount of pain and long-lasting results.


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