The Drs: Treatments For Angiomas
On The Doctors, a woman shared that she had started getting unsightly red bumps on her stomach area and was wondering if they were cancerous. Dr Sandra Lee explained that the spots are benign and are actually common, saying that by the time we turn 30 years old, we’re likely to have at least one of them. She said you have to go with your instincts, but notice the difference between the brown spots or the cherry red angiomas. She said they’re simply vascular abnormalites that you really don’t have to do anything about unless you just don’t want them there.
There are a couple options for removing the spots, one of which is to cauterize the blood vessels on the skin. All you feel is a little pinch during the procedure. The other treatment involves a laser that gives a little zap and will make the little spots turn purple and then fall off over the next couple of weeks. Of course, see your dermatologist and get evaluated if you notice something a little odd. Remember that not all lasers should be treated the same.
The Drs: Prolonged Sitting Dangers
The Doctors shared that studies have shown that sitting for a long period of time has been compared to smoking in terms of negative side effects, given that it has now been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and even early death. Doctors recommend standing during phone calls or taking hourly walks around the office to lower your risk.
Sitting for a long period of time can actually increase your death risk by up to 40%! Dr Rachael Ross said there is no quick fix, and exercising before and after work doesn’t even help the effects of sitting all day long. The word of the day is stamina and you can use the word of the day to win a Stamina elliptical trainer that fits right under your desk, so you can get your blood pumping while you work.
The Drs: Evolution Of HIV
For The Doctors News in 2:00, The Doctors shared that one of the biggest stories to come out of World AIDS Day was the evolution of HIV. Researchers in Africa now say that virus is slowly its ability to cause AIDS. Over 35 million people currently have HIV and AIDS has claimed more than 40 million lives since it began spreading around 30 years ago.
The Drs: Bradley Cooper Natural Transformation
The Doctors then shared that Bradley Cooper talked to Vanity Fair about his physical transformation for the movie American Sniper. He packed on 30 pounds of muscle in just three months. He decided to transform himself without the use of stimulants due to his past issues with addiction. He told the magazine that he did it naturally because he’s been sober for ten years.
The Drs: Allison Williams Peter Pan
The Doctors talked about Allison Williams playing Peter Pan in Peter Pan Live. She’s been training for months to learn how to fly, speak with a British accent, and sing. The most challenging aspect of playing the character is flying, and she has to wear a concealed harness to give her a lift, but it also gives Williams bruises after flying for long periods of time.
The Drs: Turn Off Your GPS
The Doctors shared their prescription of the day, which is to take your GPS and turn it off every now and then. You need to use your brain so you don’t lose it, and an active mind is less likely to develop cognitive issues like dementia.