Blog Archive

The Shape of Things to Come- Body Shaping Jun 4th, 2021

Body shaping includes three basic options for improving your appearance without weight loss:  decreasing fat, tightening skin and toning muscles.  Fat cells can be killed with heat, such as that provided by radio frequency or by freezing to decrease local fat deposits.  Skin can be tightened and encouraged to grow...

Healthy Skin is Beautiful Oct 13th, 2020

Fall is a great time to assess your skin health, especially the skin that you see in the mirror and that everyone else sees with every interaction- your face.  A free facial skin analysis at Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics with our master aesthetician is a great place to start....

How to get what you need from telemedicine Apr 17th, 2020

  Lots of us found telemedicine necessary during the SARS-CoV-2 / CoViD 19 pandemic and many people also found telemedicine to be very convenient.  Hopefully, some insurance companies will see the value in this alternative type of appointment and continue to provide coverage going forward.  Here are some tips for...

Preventing Influenza Feb 27th, 2020

Every year hundreds of Virginians die from Influenza.  Protect yourself and those you love! Get a flu shot.  Every year.  No, you CAN'T get flu from the shot. Most insurance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid cover influenza vaccine without any co-pay. With health insurance you can go into any pharmacy...

Do You Need a B-12 shot? Feb 24th, 2020

VITAMIN B-12 Separating fact from fiction B-12 (cyanocobalamine or methylcobalamine) is critically important in human nutrition.  A deficiency of B-12 can occur by several mechanisms and is not as uncommon as you might imagine.  B-12 deficiency can cause a number of serious, potentially permanent, even fatal diseases, and B-12 is...

Sleep Your Fat Away Jan 14th, 2020

Of all the wellness changes you could make to be healthier this year, unless you need to quit smoking, sleep needs to be your first priority.  Sleep deprivation (sleeping under 6 hours a night) causes obesity, diabetes and premature death, not to mention poor work performance and irritability.  Your risk...

Try Not to Laugh! Jan 9th, 2020

"I laughed so hard I almost peed myself!"  When we were younger, before pregnancies, weight gain and aging we thought that phrase just meant something was really funny.  We didn't think that really happened.  Do you remember your surprise the first time you sneezed, coughed or laughed hard enough to...

My Mother Was Right About Sugar Causing Diabetes Nov 3rd, 2019

Then... When I was a little girl, I remember my mother telling me to not eat all my Halloween candy at once, because if I ate too much sugar, I would get “sugar diabetes.” When I went off to medical school in the 1980s, I learned differently. I learned that...