Getting Good Golf Shoulders
Spring is coming and the links are calling…but will your shoulders be ready for tee time?
“Playing golf well relies heavily on the strength and fitness of the muscles, tendons and joints in the shoulders just to drive the ball off the tee,” says orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Plancher, MD, of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. (more…)
Prevent Baseball Shoulder Injury
By Kevin Plancher, M.D., April 4, 2017
As the warm weather approaches young athletes will begin hitting the baseball fields for spring training. In the spirit of competition, it will be tempting for these young athletes to start throwing and swinging for the rafters. However, a little pre-season conditioning is vital to build strength and flexibility to prevent a shoulder injury that could take a young player out of the game. (more…)
Why This Viral Acne Makeup Tutorial Is Sparking a Ton of Debate
BY BETH SHAPOURI, MARCH 30, 2017
There’s currently a massive beauty debate occurring online thanks to a clip of a makeup artist covering a woman’s acne with foundation that’s gone viral—as in, it now has over 450,000 views in three days—on lash-maker and former Shahs of Sunset star Lilly Ghalichi’s Instagram feed. Based on the comments, there seems to be a ton of confusion about what’s actually healthy to wear on top of skin that’s broken out, with some viewers wondering if thick layers of makeup could cause more trouble than it’s worth. (more…)
What a Cold Hair Rinse Can and Can’t Do
Every time I go into a salon I overhear hairstylists giving their clients pep talks. I’m not talking about the “Oh, girl, you’re too good for him” stuff you hear in movies. I hear them coaxing, plying, convincing women to do something they’re afraid to do to their hair: rinse it under cold water. The idea is that the frigid temperatures will leave your hair looking extra shiny, and most women suck it up and lean back into the chilly stream in the name of beauty. But as I sit there watching, I can’t help but question if it’s even working. I’ve tried the beauty hack a few times, but I’ve never been able to tell if the icy wash really made any difference. So I decided to go to the pros to find out if there’s any scientific reason that we should be braving cold rinses. (more…)
New Concept: Collagen Meniscus Implants For The Knee
There’s no question our knees take a beating every day, but now there’s a new treatment option for those who’ve been plagued by knee pain stemming from damage or injury to the meniscus on having previously had surgery requiring the removal of a segment of their meniscus, the cartilage pad wedged between the thigh and shin bones, says orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, MD, founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. (more…)
“Slush Facials” Are Apparently The Secret To Kylie And Kendall Jenner’s Perfect Skin
They involve dry ice and acetone, but do they really work? We checked with board-certified dermatologists to see.
By Hannah Marsh, Mar 15, 2017
We’ve used coffee to dye our hair and ice cold water to keep our makeup matte throughout the day, but the latest facial trend is not one that we plan to try at home. (And you shouldn’t, either!) (more…)
Improving Your Practice, Outcomes and Income: Few clinicians protect themselves from surgical smoke hazards
MARCH 10, 2017, By Marilynn Larkin
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Close to three-quarters of dermatology residents feel they are not adequately protected from carcinogens and infectious diseases in surgical smoke, researchers say.
Dr. Lance Chapman of the University of California-Irvine Medical Center told Reuters Health in email, “Our study highlights that most clinicians do feel that surgical smoke contains toxic compounds that pose significant health concerns, yet only a minority actually use protective measures such as a mask and/or a smoke evacuator.” (more…)
Tennis Elbow Fix: New Technique Eases Pain for Weekend Warriors
By Charlotte Libov | Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017
A new technique that relieves severe tennis elbow faster and more quickly than traditional surgery can provide relief for this painful condition, a top expert says.
“In the past, there have been types of surgical options available to relieve the pain of tennis elbow, but there is a new procedure becoming popular that requires less recuperation time,” Dr. Kevin Plancher tells Newsmax Health. (more…)
I Drench Myself In Rose Water Just Like Cleopatra & Here’s How You Can Too
By WENDY ROSE GOULD, 3/7/17
Way back in the day, ancient Egypt’s Cleopatra — one of the most powerful, beautiful, and beguiling women of all time, BTW — would draw herself a bath of rose water. Imagine it now: An open-air bathroom, fragrant with roses, clean air, and essential oils, complete with gorgeous views of the pyramids out in the distance. Sigh. (more…)
9 Rules for Protecting Your Child’s Skin in Cold Weather
Just because it’s chilly out, that doesn’t mean you have to keep your kids indoors. If you and your little ones adventure outside this winter, don’t forget to take care of their skin. Here, dermatologists share their best tips for protecting young skin from the cold.
BY MARY SAUER, March 2017
THURSDAY, MARCH 02, 2017
You may be using the treadmill wrong
Especially at this time of year, many people exercise indoors–even runners.
But orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, founder of Plancher Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, says you may be injuring your knees if you don’t run at a slight incline. (more…)
9 Skin Problems You Can Get From Having Sex & How To Avoid Them
By CARINA WOLFF, February 2017
Sex can be a lot of fun, but it can also cause some unwanted side effects. Whenever you become that intimate with another person, your body is bound to have a reaction, and sometimes that can result in some skin problems from having sex. Some are temporary and harmless, while others come in the form of an STI, but either way, they can seem pretty alarming if you’re not aware of what they are. It shouldn’t scare you off from ever hitting the sheets, but knowing what can happen to your skin post-intercourse can help you take the proper precautions to make sure you’re protecting yourself and your skin. (more…)
How Bad Is It to Wash Your Hands with Dish Soap?
Does soap meant for breaking up bacon grease and washing off that sticky peanut butter harm your delicate hands? Read on.
BY RACHEL SOKOL, February 2017
You’re at the kitchen sink and need to wash your hands after slicing an onion or wiping yet another epic sneeze off your toddler’s face. But the only soap sink side is the same dish soap you use to clean your dishes. Which poses the question: Is it OK to wash your hands with dishwashing liquid? Or, should you only wash your hands with designated body soap; either bar or liquid? Here’s the answer according to Kally Papantoniou, MD, a New York City and Long Island-based dermatologist. (more…)
ASK THE EXPERT
CARING FOR THE AGING SPINE: PAIN MANAGEMENT AND PREEMPTIVE TECHNIQUES, February 16, 2017
Authors: An interview with Kaliq Chang, MD, Atlantic Spine Center, Edison, NJ.
Issue: Volume 25 – Issue 1 – January/February 2017 – ALTC
Citation: Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2017;25(1):13-15.
An increasing amount of attention is being given to the significant economic and political consequences of looming demographic changes, which are expected to lead to greater challenges for medical care in terms of care delivery, cost, and maintaining quality of life for aging individuals.1 Adults may soon—and some currently do—expect to live to 100 years old, and they hope to be able to perform all of the usual activities of daily living up to that age. (more…)
My Pointless Battle Against Puffy Eyes
I’ve tried creams, wands, and almost got surgery. Now, a new treatment is on the horizon.
OLGA KHAZAN, FEB 14, 2017
In high school, I was locked in a competition with another girl over who would prevail in the class rankings. Because in a given year there were only so many tests, and thus opportunities to inch ahead, most of our day-to-day warfare was psychological. (more…)
February 13, 2017 as seen on the EnergyTimes Facebook page
Getting the Most from Your Home Cycling Workout
Even as baseball spring training begins, winter is still in full force for many areas of the country–which means many people are working out indoors while waiting for that warm weather to arrive.
Home cycling is a popular option…at least until the bike turns into a pricey clothes rack or storage unit. Why does that happen?
“One reason is boredom,” says Kevin Plancher, MD, of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. “Even watching TV or listening to music or a podcast while on the bike doesn’t seem to be enough to keep a lot of people at it.” And spin classes at the gym may not fit your schedule. (more…)
4 Ways to Avoid Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries; We asked a doctor how to dodge a major mishap on the slopes.
BY FRANCESCA RUSSO
Baseball might be America’s favorite pastime, but skiing and snowboarding are America’s gnarliest, attracting an estimated 30 million participants each year. A typical ski season in the United States lasts from late November through early April, which means five perfect months to hit the slopes and possibly rack up a few spills.
We talked to Kevin Plancher, MD, the official surgeon of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams, about some tips for preventing winter sport-related injuries.
What the Heck Is a Hydrating Mist and Why Would I Need It?
Think only plants like to be misted? Your face begs to differ.
BY RACHEL SOKOL, February 2017
With so many beauty items out there—lining store shelves and cluttering your bathroom’s vanity—it’s hard to know what your skin really needs versus what you just want to try. One prime suspect is hydrating mist. If you’re thinking of sampling this new entry into the skincare category, here’s what you need to know.
“Facial mists can help to hydrate skin and provide nutrients to your skin,” says Kally Papantoniou, MD, a dermatologist with offices in New York City and Long Island. Available in pump form, the spray is meant to be misted onto the face directly from just a few inches away. “Most skin types can benefit from a facial mist,” adds Papantoniou. “For sensitive skin, make sure to either choose a spring water or hypoallergenic version.” (Here are more rules to follow if you have sensitive skin.) (more…)
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
Start This Skin-Care Regimen Now for Glowing Skin by Your Wedding Day
By Wendy Rose Gould, February 8, 2017
These are #WeddingGoals, y’all . . .
Your big day is right around the corner and you’ve got all your wedding details ironed out. The dress has been altered and is tucked away in your closet, your florist has all the drop-off instructions for your bouquet and centerpieces, and you’ve secured a hair and makeup stylist to turn you into #MrsFlawless. (more…)
LIVING: When the playground is a dangerous place — for parents
By Anna Davies
Modal Trigger Sara Dimmick suffered multiple injuries due to chasing her son around the playground. She no longer shadows her 19-month-old at the park.
Pilar Scratch, a fashion blogger and mother of one, was looking forward to a day of fun at an indoor children’s play center with her then-3-year-old son, River. The 25-year-old and son played “follow the leader” up the foam stairs and through a tunnel, but as she squeezed into the small plastic tunnel slide, she heard a snap. (more…)
Protection From Winter Sun, 01/27/2017
by Robert Levine; D.O.; F.A.O.C.D.
Even if you’re not heading south for a vacation in the sun, winter is no time to bypass protective measures for your skin. When we think of the effects of cold weather on the skin, we tend to think about frostbite, chapping and windburn. But many people aren’t aware that the sun is as damaging on the ski slopes as it is on the beach. In fact, winter sun can be even more harmful, in part because we don’t feel the heat and don’t perceive the risk but also because the sun’s rays are stronger at higher altitudes and when they reflect off snow. (more…)
9 All-Natural, Skin-Soothing Moisturizers You Already Have in Your House
Got dry skin? Skip the pricey potions at department stores and head to your pantry instead for some of the most hydrating ingredients around.
BY CARINA WOLFF, January 2017
Natural oils are great options when it comes to moisturizing the skin, as they can mimic some of the components in skin’s natural protective barriers, and they don’t contain any additives. “Olive oil contains vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols, which are plant fats that are moisturizing,” says dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD. Olive oil can be applied to both the face and body. If it feels too heavy, dilute it with a little water before applying. (more…)
Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk was quoted in the Winter 2017 issue of Preserving Your Memory Magazine on the topic of Understanding and Preventing Wandering. Click here for the full article.
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
New treatment for sweaty armpits
About three percent of the world’s population suffers from hyperhidrosis–doctorspeak for medically excessive sweating. (The term means excessive water, go know.)
When the sweat collects under the arms, odor-causing bacteria can breed–and ewwww. (more…)
Guest Columns, Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D., January 18, 2017
Caregivers and nurses: Knowing when to get involved in issues of elder intimacy
As caretakers of elderly people we focus on their health, comfort and emotions. We monitor their eating, bathroom routines, and even their socialization. But what about intimacy and romance? At what point, if ever, does a romance in an elder person’s life warrant some sort of interference from caregivers or nurses? This is a tricky issue which requires sensitivity. (more…)