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As men age, the vessels in their penises weaken, contract, and fill with micro-plaque, which can lead to Erectile Dysfunction. As these tiny vessels become clogged, the penis decreases in sensitivity, making it harder for men to achieve and maintain an erection. A new non-invasive medical procedure, GAINSWave, uses low-intensity shockwave therapy to enhance sexual performance and to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED) symptoms. The protocol can enhance performance by using high-frequency acoustic waves to repair existing blood vessels and improve blood flow. Clinical studies have shown that shockwave therapy is beneficial in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.
“GAINSWave is an ideal solution for men looking to improve spontaneous erections without the use of Viagra or Cialis,” says Dr. Premal Desia of Tower Urology in Los Angeles. GAINSWave treatments are currently being offered at Tower Urology, The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity, Columbia Men’s Health in South Carolina, and other medical facilities nationwide.
From luminescent faces to dramatic updos and ruler-straight middle parts, our friends at BeautyPress helps us take a look at the beauty and hair trends which have, thus far, ruled the red carpets at the 2018 Festival de Cannes:
FRESH FACES + ACCENTUATED EYES + PINK LIPS Spotted On: Kristen Stewart, Romee Strijd and Lea Seydoux Forget overdone matte makeup looks — fresh faces are very much back on trend if Cannes is anything to go by! Stars ranging from Kristen Stewart to Penelope Cruz to Cate Blanchett have all been sporting luminescent “naked” skin paired with accentuated eyes and shimmery pink lips.
To achieve the look, you need to start with a good skincare regime: cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize to remove dead skin cells and reveal your skin’s natural glow. Then opt for a natural-finish, light-coverage foundation as your base (you’ll want to avoid anything matte or full-coverage). Tap a few dots of concealer on problem spots to even out your skin tone, then fix the look with a light pressed powder that will diffuse shine without mattifying your skin. To complete the look, choose either shimmery eye shadow paired with nude pink lips or opt for pink lipstick paired with a smoky eye.
STRONG MIDDLE PARTS Spotted On: Penelope Cruz, Cate Blanchett, Chloe Sevigny and Georgia May Jagger A strong middle part can seem intimidating to many who think that they only work for certain face shapes or hair lengths. Yet, since the festival’s opening day, stars have been taking to the carpet in droves to show us how this classic parting can suit pretty much everyone! The middle part is also incredibly forgiving when you’ve not had time to touch up your roots as well. Celebrity stylists agree that showing your roots has actually been “in” for some seasons now and can modernize this classical look — as demonstrated by Chloe Sevigny and Georgia May Jagger at the Cannes Opening Ceremony.
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May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month. With over five million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer. As summer approaches, its time to up our sun protection for the entire family. According to scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital genetic evidence proves that sun damage not only contributes to melanoma in adults, but also affects children and adolescents. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer because it often spreads to other parts of the body. Melanoma gets its name from melanocytes—skin cells that produce a pigment called melanin, which gives skin its color.
“Don’t assume children cannot get skin cancer because of their age,” shares Dr. Alberto Pappo, director of the Solid Tumor Division at St. Jude’s. “Unlike other cancers, the conventional melanoma that we see mostly in adolescents behaves the same as it does in adults.” In fact, melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer in younger patients and affects mostly teenagers. “Children are not immune from extreme sun damage and parents should start sun protection early and make it a habit for life,” the good doctor adds. Keys to prevention include:
- Try to Avoid Going Outdoors When Sun’s Rays are the Strongest – Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., children should avoid direct UV rays as best possible.
- For Infants Younger than 6 Months of Age, No Sun at All is Best – They can be at the beach or outdoors this summer, but need to be covered up, have on a hat and cover up their neck and extremities. It is best to avoid sunscreen on babies younger than 6 months old because they can get significantly more exposure to the chemicals in sunscreen compared to older patients.
- Use of Sunscreen to Prevent Sunburns – Sunscreen should be broad spectrum (effective against both UVA and UVB rays) and at least 15 SPF, although there is little evidence that anything above 50 SPF provides additional protective effects. Read more of this story »