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Body contouring: The final stage in your weight loss journey

Published on July 17, 2014 By Emily Peterson, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon

Significant weight loss should be a time for celebration. Whether accomplished through diet and exercise or surgical methods, losing a large amount of weight can provide a fresh start and an improved outlook.

However, rapid weight loss can often lead to other physical issues such as sagging skin in the upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, groin and thighs. This occurs because the stretched skin is unable to conform back to a slimmer body. Body contouring can help individuals after major weight loss by removing the extra skin and fat and improving the shape and tone of the tissue that su...

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Obstructive sleep apnea

Published on July 14, 2014 By Robert Moser, RRT, MHA, administrative director, Mount Nittany Health Sleep Management Program

Millions of individuals and families worldwide are familiar with this scenario: An individual drifts off to sleep, and within minutes begins to snore, perhaps quietly at first. Breathing becomes irregular; snoring grows louder. There may be a period of relative silence during which the individual’s chest wall appears to move as if he or she is breathing, but no snoring is heard. Suddenly there is an “explosion” of noisy breathing and motion as the individual arouses and possibly awakens.

This pattern may be repeated dozens or even hundreds of times per night, resulting in...

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