The Drs: Unexpected Ways You’re Aging Your Look
Dr. Drew Ordon explained a few habits that are unexpectedly aging our looks, on The Doctors.
Dr. Ordon said the first thing is slouching at work. He said it’s really bad for you back, neck, and chin, but also if you’re resting your head on your hand, you’re stretching your skin and adding wrinkles to your skin. He suggested sitting up straight, keeping your hands at your side, and keeping your chin out.
The second thing is that if you’re using products, when you apply them, don’t pull down. He explained that we’re trying to fight the forces of gravity, so when applying things to your face, start low and work upward. He said that will help the elastin and collagen redirect itself.
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The Drs TV: Handling Of Dead Ebola Victims
For The Doctors News in 2:00 segment, The Doctors started by sharing that the CDC has issued warnings to funeral homes in the United States for the handling of Ebola victims. Over 3,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa, and now the first U.S. Ebola case has been reported in Dallas, Texas. Precautionary guidelines have been set since Ebola can be transmitted in a postmortem setting. The three-page guideline explains that only those professionally trained in handling human remains should touch any Ebola infected remains, and handling those remains should be kept to a minimum.
The CDC also says that autopsies on patients who die of Ebola should be avoided. If an autopsy is necessary, the State Department and CDC should be consulted. Hermetically sealed caskets are also recommended to secure microorganisms.
The Doctors: Breast Cancer Drug Extends Life
In a clinical trial with over 800 women, the breast cancer drug Perjeta was proven to extend the life of sufferers by almost 16 months. The drug was approved by the FDA and blocks a protein that allows breast tumors to grow. The drug is taken along with herceptin, in cases that involve an excess of the her2 protein. One of the negatives to the drug is that it costs $5,900, which means a monthly bill of $11,000 if used with herceptin.
The Drs TV: Reese Witherspoon Drug Addict In Wild Movie
The Doctors then went as far as to say that actress Reese Witherspoon may be holding an Oscar for her role in the movie Wild. The movie is about a 38-year-old troubled divorcee, that hits rock bottom with her addiction to drugs. In the October issue of Vogue Magazine, Witherspoon said she found the drug scenes hard to film and that she needed to hire a hypnotist to calm her nerves for the steamy lovescenes.
Wild will open in theaters December 5 2014.
The Doctors: Excessive Alcohol Use Warning
Dr. Travis Stork explained that the number one drug killing one in ten Americans in totally legal. So what is it?
The CDC reports that one in ten working age adults are dying from excessive alcohol use. Alcohol is the fourth leading cause of preventable death. Dr. Stork said he wasn’t talking about drinking in moderation, but shared that every year, 2.5 million years of potential life are lost due to excessive alcohol use.
Symptoms of excess alcohol use include liver disease, increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, motor vehicle crashes, violence and so much more.