Who Should You See?
Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears takes to the streets of Los Angeles to test the med smarts of passers-by.
Find out who does what in medicine, and what type of specialist you should see when certain body parts begin to ache. See if your answers match up!
What Causes Wrinkles?
"Crow's feet, or character lines, are just plain wrinkles," plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon says.
Crow's feet develop on the sides of the eyes at a right angle to where the muscles contract above the jaw bone. "We form wrinkles perpendicular to where our muscles are working on our face," Dr. Ordon explains.
As the architecture of collagen and elastin fibers erode on a cellular level, the skin loses its supple elasticity and wrinkles develop.
Tips to Prevent Wrinkles:
• Don't smoke
• Wear sunscreen
• Wear sunglasses
• Avoid squinting
• Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and proteins
Treatments for Crow's Feet and Wrinkles:
• Retin-A topical skin cream, available with prescription
• Botox injections
• Laser treatments such as Coolaser
The Coolaser treatment, featured in an earlier show, evaporates the top layer of the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen, which reduces wrinkles and discoloration.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Simon Ourian developed the Coolaser procedure and says that multiple treatments will yield the best results.
"If you can combine a little bit of Botox, a little bit of filler and definitely stimulate the production of new collagen by using the laser, the Coolaser will give you brand-new skin, youthful skin, which is very healthy and natural, and the results look just like you did 10 years ago," Dr. Ourian explains.
Check out Dr. Ordon's blog and learn how to prevent crow's feet.
When Should My Child Start Talking?
"We look at language development and it really goes along with brain development," Dr. Jim says. "If language is progressing normally, then I'm happy that the baby is progressing normally.
"If you ever see regression -- the baby was talking and now is not -- or if they don't have any words at all by age 15 months, those are two danger signs to definitely mention to your pediatrician," Dr. Jim continues.
Listen to the stages of language development.
Language Development Tips:
• Narrate daily activities
• Read aloud to your baby
• Talk in complete sentences
• Avoid baby talk
The fluctuation of the hormones estrogen and progesterone during a woman's menstrual cycle plays an important role in regulating mood. "They affect your body, your skin, your cravings, because they also affect your brain," Dr. Lisa explains.
"Studies show that if you just exercise 30 minutes, at least four times a week," Dr. Lisa continues, "you're going to decrease your PMS symptoms. And that's because it releases that high in your body, the natural neurochemicals in your body that make you feel good."