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Category Archives: Scientific Studies

Weight Loss Management May Improve with Healthy Sleep Pattern

Published on November 27, 2013 by

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, which is associated with overweight people. Reason being is that when a person gains weight in the trunk and neck areas, sleep disordered breathing rises and sleep is constantly lost. Thus, those who are sleep deprived often lack motivation to exercise. A study published in the American Journal

Keller funnel and other steps to prevent capsular contracture in breast augmentation

Published on October 31, 2012 by

In 2009 the FDA approved the Keller Funnel – a sterile funnel (looks like a pastry funnel) used to insert silicone breasts implants in a“no-touch” technique. I use a Keller Funnel for all my breast augmentation surgeries. The implant goes from it’s sterile container, into the sterile funnel, straight into the pocket without contacting skin or any other surgical instruments.

Recent study suggests that NSAIDS raise the risk of miscarriage

Published on September 9, 2011 by

The September American Medical Association newsletter reports a study from Canada that compared 4,705 women who miscarried in the first 20 wks of pregnancy to 47,050 controls who had normal pregnancies. All women were aged 15-45. The study found that in the miscarriage group, twice as many women had taken NSAIDS during their pregnancy. NSAIDS stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatorys and

Recent studies show – live longer with just 15 minutes of exercise a day

Published on August 18, 2011 by

The American Medical Association newsletter reported this week that just 15 minutes of exercise daily helps increase life expectancy. This was based on a study in the medical journal Lancet who evaluated 400,000 people and found that 15 minutes of exercise a day increases life expectancy three years. A study from the National Health Research Institute in Taiwan that evalulated

FitnessRX for Women magazine article

Published on July 13, 2011 by

I had the pleasure of writing an article in FitnessRX for Women magazine. It is on stands now. The article is entitled “Liposuction: A temporary fix?” In it, I give my critique on a recent article in Obesity magazine online that claimed that fat moves from the thighs to the abdomen after liposuction, and that fat comes back after liposuction.