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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dermal fillers are different from Botox. Botox relaxes muscles to minimize wrinkles, while the fillers replenish volume loss under the skin. Dermal fillers are considered sculpting agents that dramatically change one’s appearance. Fillers have multiple uses, either by...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1598913322997{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column css_animation="slideInLeft" width="5/12"][vc_column_text] Liposuction [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="7/12"][vc_column_text]The desire to rid unwanted fat is not a novel concept. Roman physican and philospher Galen classified overweight individuals as being either pachis (fat), efsarkos (overweight) or polysarkos (obese). One can...

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is found in 3% of the American population. That means nearly one million individuals suffer from embarrassing, anxiety-inducing episodes of severe sweating. Previous modalities to treat hyperhidrosis included creams (not that effective), pills (lots of side effects), Botox (effective but expensive and...

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Epidemiology 101 This requires an advanced degree in common sense.. When the two urgent care physicians from Bakersfield used smoke and mirrors to egregiously massage their data and mislead the American public regarding social distancing, I knew it was important to share some basic tenets of math...

Unethical doctors promoting misinformation for financial gains, misleading claims by news organizations  and a pervasive fear in many Americans has lead to the misconception that COVID-19 is no worse than influenza. I pointed out yesterday that COVID-19 is 10 times more fatal than the flu,...

Tucker Calrson feels that “the virus just isn’t nearly as deadly as we thought.” And what did Tucker base his statement on? Well, of course, the renowned expert D.O. from Bakersfield, CA (yes, Bakersfield) Dr. Daniel Erikson. Dr. Erikson stated in his video that his...

I have received several unflattering comments from my blogs regarding the need to direct medical care based on scientific evidence, not anecdotal stories. Finally, a well done randomized retrospective study, replete with p-values and confidence intervals, is undergoing peer-review for publication. I have repeatedly called out...

  COVID-19: Daily new confirmed deaths per million, rolling 7-day average Everyone wants to go to the beach. It appears that social distancing has worked, so let's get back to life! Right?  No, wrong. Fox News touts the ingenious approach to herd immunity that Sweden is attempting, subsequently...

  Most everyone is familiar with Sweden’s liberal approach to the pandemic. The Swedes are aware of social distancing but have minimized restrictions on freedom of movement. Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell feels that this relaxed approach is the right way. So what are the numbers as...