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Family Medicine and Covid-19: What You Should Know Jul 30th, 2020

As the United States has continued to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many parts of daily life have changed. We wear masks in public, practice social distancing, avoid unnecessary travel and socialization, and frequently wash our hands to reduce the spread of this extremely contagious novel coronavirus. Every...

Are You Up to Date on Your Vaccinations? Jun 26th, 2020

With everything else on your mind, your vaccination status might not even be on the list, especially if it’s been a few years since you were a teenager. However, vaccination continues to be an essential, safe, and effective part of disease prevention throughout your adult life, and you might need...

Laser Hair Removal: You'll Wonder Why You Waited So Long May 21st, 2020

Each spring, the routines kick in: time to get ready for summer styles. You might break out a new razor or make a waxing appointment. It could even be time to find the tweezers. But haven't you gotten tired of the shaving, waxing, and plucking that you have to do...

How to Prevent Pre-Diabetes From Turning Into Full-Blown Diabetes Apr 28th, 2020

When you have diabetes, your body struggles to regulate your blood sugar levels and metabolize the glucose in your food that's supposed to give you energy. Having your blood sugar swing too high or too low can have immediate adverse effects on your health and well-being, including fainting and seizures....

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey With CoolSculpting Mar 6th, 2020

Healthy weight loss takes a lot of work. For many people, though, dedicated diet and exercise alone aren't enough to achieve the desired aesthetic goals motivating your weight loss. When you've put in the work, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures like CoolSculpting can give you the last little boost you need to...

Setting the Record Straight: 5 Myths About Botox Feb 1st, 2020

For decades now, Botox® has been the go-to treatment for all sorts of issues, most notably anti-aging. Still, even though Botox treatments are commonly performed around the country, myths about the therapy still get passed around.  You can trust board-certified physicians like Omar Aref, MD to set the record straight....

How Botox Can Help Your Hyperhidrosis Jan 1st, 2020

It’s doubtful that many people like the feeling of being sweaty. However, sweating is an important mechanism that your body uses to cool down when conditions are hot or you’re exercising intensely. Without sweating, you risk becoming overheated, which can lead to serious health problems like heatstroke. Dr. Omar Aref...

The Difference Between Childhood and Adult-Onset Allergies Dec 1st, 2019

Whether you’ve been plagued by allergies since childhood or your sneezing, watery eyes, and scratchy throat are something new, allergies can interfere with your life and even shut you down when everyone else is having a good time.  Allergic reactions to triggers like animal dander, pollen, and even food can...

Scars Don't Have to Be Permanent: Learn About Our Laser Treatment Options Nov 1st, 2019

For some people, scars can be a proud reminder of a valiant effort or action-packed story. But you may not be as happy with your scars. Some scars trigger painful memories, while others are unsightly, diminishing your overall confidence. We have a solution for you. Laser scar removal has become...

Choosing the Right Facial Rejuvenation Treatment for You Oct 1st, 2019

There has probably never been a better time to be in the market for facial rejuvenation treatments. After a long period of total market dominance by Botox® treatments, fillers have soared in popularity recently, giving patients more options for shaving years off of their appearance.  The proof is in the...

How Weight Loss Can Benefit More Than Just Your Appearance Sep 1st, 2019

Much of the conversation around weight loss is centered on appearances. You may want to lose weight to look better on the beach or be more appealing to those you wish to date. Maybe you just want to look better for everyone and think that you’d seem more approachable, friendly,...

7 Lifestyle Tips for Preventing High Blood Pressure Aug 1st, 2019

High blood pressure is a common issue, affecting about 100 million, or one out of every three people in the U.S. And projections show that by 2030, the prevalence of hypertension will increase 7.2%. That’s enough of a concern for us at the offices of Omar Aref, MD, where your...

Vaccines Aren't Just for Kids: Are You Up to Date? Jul 9th, 2019

You had all your shots as a kid -- but that doesn’t mean your immunity lasts forever. As an adult, you should be getting boosters of certain vaccines to keep your immune system strong and healthy. This also prevents variations of childhood disease, like shingles, from wreaking havoc on your...

Could You Be Prediabetic and Not Know It? Jun 18th, 2019

A staggering one-third of Americans are at risk for having prediabetes -- which develops into Type 2 diabetes if it’s not caught early. And the scary part is that 90% of them don’t even know they are prediabetic. If you’re one of the 84 million people who need to watch...

Botox 101: How to Prevent Bruising May 21st, 2019

When it comes to anti-aging tools, few beat BOTOX® for its effectiveness and ease of use. And millions of people can attest to this fact as BOTOX has continued the hold the number one spot for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures since its FDA approval in 2002. While BOTOX takes mere minutes...