The Doctors: Brown Spot Skin Treatment
Approximately 70 million Americans suffer from brown spots and there’s a new treatment that claims to instantly clear up those spots! Dermatologist Dr Sonia Batra was in the procedure room with a woman who badly wanted her brown spots removed, clearing her skin. Dr Batra explained that she was looking at brown, harmless overgrowth’s of the skin that are simply unsightly. She was using the Clearista pen that is meant to break apart the brown spots and remove them without any way. She began using it on the woman, and The Doctors explained that they would check back later in the show to see how it went.
A little while later, The Doctors checked back in with Dr Batra to see how things went. Dr Batra found that the Clearista pen worked well, and the patient felt good about it. When they showed a before and after picture, the difference certainly was remarkable. The pen uses two ingredients to break apart keratin bonds in the protein, which means it’s great for the overgrowth’s, but likely wouldn’t work on freckles or sun spots. The solution lifts the spot and takes it off the skin right then, without surgery. You can treat 6-8 spots with one pen and it costs about $200-300. It’s important to talk to your dermatologist before trying any new remedy.
The Doctors: Are Brain Games Worth The Hype?
The Doctors then moved on to share that Americans spend $1 billion a year on games that claim to make you smarter, improve your memory, and possibly even prevent cognitive decline. The Federal Trade Commission argues that you shouldn’t necessarily believe the hype when it comes to those brain games, because the developer of Lumosity has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges that it used deceptive claims and false advertising. So what’s the truth?
Dr Rachael Ross admitted that she’s tried the games herself and felt as if they helped her with her focus and concentration. Dr Jennifer Ashton said it’s all about execution and the problem lies in over-selling and over-marketing the product. She explained that there is data that shows the brain is like a muscle, which means “if you don’t use it, you lose it.”
It’s also been shown that exercise and dance can improve cognitive function. So perhaps we all just need to get up and move a bit!
The Doctors: Are We Teaching Girls To Be Too Kind?
Next, The Doctors pointed out a “New York Times” article that questions whether parents are raising their daughters to be too kind. The author cited a few experiences in which her daughter was “stepped on” while trying to be kind to her peers. So what do you think? Is it possible to teach children, specifically young girls, to be too kind to others? Dr Ross argued that it’s important to teach them to have a little bit of a backbone and be able to stand up for themselves, while also knowing how to be a kind person. Dr Ashton stated the importance of teaching girls and women respect and manners, while being able to say no when they should, so they avoid being taken advantage of.
As Dr Ashton stated, girls will do what they see, so it’s important to set a good example as a parent.
The Doctors: A DUI After One Drink?
Dr Travis Stork then moved on to bring up the idea that just one glass of wine or one drink at a bar, could lead to big trouble. How? Well one of the policies that many want to implement nationally, is the lowering of the drinking limit to just one drink. The blood alcohol content would be lowered to around .04 instead of .08, which means some women could drink just one glass of wine and end up with a DUI if she got behind the wheel after.
Obviously, one drink of alcohol can affect everyone differently, which is why it’s important to know your limits and have a good sense of how much is too much for you. When The Doctors’ asked their Facebook followers if they would support lowering the legal drinking limit to one drink (.04) if it could save lives, and 69% said yes.
Do you think it would make sense to lower the BAC required for a DUI?
The Doctors: Conception Chances Increase After Miscarriage
The Doctors then wanted to take a moment to share that new research finds that trying to conceive right after a miscarriage could actually increase the chances of having a viable pregnancy. Dr Ashton explained that if a woman gets pregnant enough times in her lifetime, the chances are fairly good that she will, at some point, experience a miscarriage because it’s so common.