New ASPS Statistics Show “Chinplants” Are Fastest Growing Procedure
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 16, 2012 – New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics -- a phenomenon which appears, in part, to be sparked by increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace.
Chin augmentation grew more than breast augmentation, Botox® and liposuction combined in 2011. The procedure skyrocketed in both women and men, as well as in all patients over the age of 20, with the largest increase seen in patients age 40 or older.. . . read more
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – If you or your children still have your tonsils, you may want to hang on to them, if at all possible. For the first time, researchers have discovered that your tonsils perform a task that wasn’t suspected before, they could be an important source of immune cells known as T-cells.¹
“T-cells are critical in our body’s defense against things like infection and cancer,” said Dr. Michael Caligiuiri, CEO, Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Director of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. “We’ve been able to show, quite conclusively, that the tonsils are a ‘factory’ for these T-cells.”. . . read more
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – They say you are what you eat, but does that apply to couples, too? Researchers think it might, and they are in the midst of a fascinating new study to explore a possible link between an unhealthy diet and unhealthy relationships.
“We think the way couples interact may have a lot to do with the kind of food they’re eating,” said Janice Kiecolt Glaser, PhD of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “We want to know if a bad diet can make a stressful relationship even worse.”. . . read more
Every 6 minutes a child is rushed to a hospital due to stair-related injuries
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The first national study to look at the number of young children who suffer stair-related injuries is out, and while the numbers inched lower during the 10 year study, the frequency of injuries is alarming.
“The good news is, that during the study period (1999-2008), we saw a decrease of more than eleven percent overall in the number of injuries to young children on stairs,”¹ said Dr. Gary Smith, senior author of the study and the Director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. . . . read more
Doctors see a rise in people allergic to nickel, often found in healthy foods
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Sara Plumby says she was doing everything right. She was exercising several times a week, going to bed early and was committed to eating only nutritious foods. “I was basically eating a vegetarian diet,” said Plumby, “with nuts, beans, soy and lots of fruits and vegetables. It was a very healthy diet.”. . . read more