Louisville Magazine

AUG 2013

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Special Advertising Section HT Health Tips From the Experts There are multiple causes for hair loss — some of which are skin conditions of the scalp, while others can be related to nutritional or hormonal issues. A person with hair loss should see their dermatologist for a complete evaluation. — Dr. Mark Waldman, Parsley Waldman Hair Center Brush and foss daily. — Kentuckiana Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PSC Consider using an electric toothbrush. They are easy to use and can remove plaque efciently. Simply place the bristles of the electric brush on your gums and teeth and allow the brush to do its job, several teeth at a time. — Dr. Arlene R. Baluyut, D.M.D., Signature Smiles 11 4 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.13 Don't put of your mammogram because of discomfort. Fear that the exam will be uncomfortable is one reason women put of scheduling a mammogram. To reduce discomfort, try to schedule the exam after your monthly period, when breast tissue is less sensitive. You may beneft by taking an over-the-counter anti-infammatory such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen before your mammogram. Above all, tell the mammography technologist about any discomfort you may be experiencing. They can work with you to make the experience more comfortable. — Women's Diagnostic Center Would I beneft from visiting a pain specialist? Have you been sufering with pain for three months or longer? Do you have pain in your legs and back? Does the pain interfere with your normal activities? Do you take pain medication every day? Are the drugs becoming less efective in managing the pain? Are you noticing side efects from the medication? If you answered yes to one or more of the questions, you may very well beneft from visiting a pain specialist. — Dr. A.J. Nair, Kentuckiana Pain Specialists It is never too late to quit smoking. Doing so can drastically reduce the likelihood of developing lung cancer, but don't stop there. Take other steps to decrease your risks: avoid secondhand smoke, exercise regularly, and check radon levels in your home routinely. — Dr. Shiao Woo, Louisville CyberKnife at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center Get checked for glaucoma at around age 35 and again at age 40. — The Taustine Eye Center

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