Fix It Or Live with It?

Pain-Free Bandage Remover
Third-grader Alanna Myers developed a blend of organic oils and ingredients that can be applied to help ease the pain of removing a bandage. When asked how she came up with her product, Alanna explains, “I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was little.”

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears demonstrates how it works!

Uneven Breasts
It is common for a woman to have one breast larger than the other. However, when the difference in volume is too great, many women, such as Cruz, 43, feel embarrassed. Cruz confesses that she’s been stuffing one side of her bra for the last 15 years.

She undergoes fat transfer breast surgery, a procedure that removes fat from the abdomen, thighs or hips via liposuction. The fat is then injected into the smaller breast with a layering technique.


Plastic surgeon Dr. Lief Rogers demonstrates how the procedure is performed and explains that the surgery combines breast augmentation with the added bonus of liposuction to problem areas.

Speech Impediments
Rachel’s 5-year-old daughter, Ilona, has trouble pronouncing her letters correctly, so the concerned mom turns to Dr. Sears for advice.

“As a child’s developing his or her language, there are a lot of different sounds they learn to make,” Dr. Sears explains. “The harder ones like Ls or Rs come later, around 3 or 4 [years].”

If people cannot understand what your child is saying by age 3, take him or her to a speech therapist for an evaluation. “If you find some of these problems and try to fix them earlier, it’s a lot easier than if you wait,” Dr. Sears says.

Pronunciation in Children:
Letter “L” at 3 to 5 years
Letter “S” and “R” at 3 to 8 years
Letter combination “Th” at 5 to 8 years

Reasons for Speech Impediments:
Teeth misalignment
Hearing problems

Speech Impediment Solutions:
Speech therapist
Hearing exam

* In many cases, children outgrow speech impediments.

Adequate Calcium Intake
The average woman needs 1,000 mg to 1,300 mg of calcium daily. Aside from taking calcium supplements, eating foods high in the mineral will ensure a healthy diet. Try the options below to ensure you’re getting enough of the bone-building element.

1. One 8 ounce glass of milk = 300 mg of calcium.

2. One 8 ounce glass of orange juice = 300mg of calcium.

3. Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie = 360 mg of calcium.
1 cup rhubarb (348 mg calcium)
1 cup strawberries (23 mg calcium)
¼ cup sugar
1 cup milk

4. Yogurt, currants and dried apricot dish = 465mg of calcium.
1 cup plain yogurt (415 mg calcium)
1 cup dried apricots (70 mg calcium)
Sprinkle of currants

5. Spinach salad with canned salmon with sliced almonds = 280 mg of calcium.
1 cup canned salmon (181 mg calcium)
1 ounce almonds
3 cups spinach leaves
Add your favorite dressing to taste

Easy Solutions for ...

Frequent Urination                       Sarcoidosis                   Lactose Intolerance

Heartburn Relief
Heartburn, or acid reflux, occurs when stomach acid moves up the esophagus rather than stays in the stomach where it digests food. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork demonstrates what causes heartburn.

EsophyX, also known as Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), is a noninvasive, FDA-approved procedure that eliminates acid reflux. EsophyX recreates the natural valve that prevents acid and bile from coming up from the stomach to the esophagus.

Tips to Ease Heartburn Pain:

  • Modify your diet
  • Lose weight
  • Eliminate fatty, spicy and acidic foods
  • Lay on your left side to decrease reflux
  • Chewing gum may decrease acidity
  • Avoid milk, because calcium can stimulate acid secretion
  • Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages

Tummy Shaping
Plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman describes Smooth Tuck, a surgical technique for removing fat and excess skin from the stomach. The procedure improves the shape of the abdomen without tightening muscle, as is done with a standard tummy tuck.

The procedure combines aggressive liposuction of the abdomen and flanks and removal of loose, hanging skin. The result is an improved abdominal contour with minimal downtime.

“A tummy tuck is more of a skin and muscle operation,” Dr. Schulman explains. “This concentrates more on the fat.”

Advantages of Smooth Tuck over Traditional Tummy Tuck:

  • Reduced post-operative discomfort
  • More rapid recovery
  • No belly button incision
  • Large volume of fat is removed with liposuction (an average of 2 to 3 liters)
  • Can be performed on patients considered too obese for a tummy tuck

Watch how the procedure is performed!