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What to Expect from a WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® Treatment Jun 18th, 2020

Unhappy with your curves despite exercising and cutting calories? WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® can melt away the stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to exercise and dieting.  This novel technology isn’t a weight-loss tool. You’ll still have to eat a healthy diet and stay active to maintain your weight.  However,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 16th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

5 Important Tips for Preventing Sun Damage and Skin Cancer May 29th, 2020

In the United States, 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. The good news is that many cases of skin cancer are preventable. Excessive sun exposure causes two of the most common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.  However, adequate sun exposure is...

8 Amazing Benefits of The Icon™ Laser Apr 23rd, 2020

Over the years, you’ve probably noticed changes in your skin, and now you have a long list of skin concerns that you want to address as soon as possible. Instead of using several types of therapies and treatments, you can opt for a novel laser technology that addresses a multitude...

Losing Weight Lowers Your Risk of These Chronic Conditions Mar 5th, 2020

About 160 million Americans are overweight or obese. Weight gain is the heaviest burden on the healthcare system, as many conditions can be prevented with proper nutrition and weight loss.    Our experts at Hampstead Family Medicine and Burgaw Medical Center are familiar with the dangers of excess weight. We...

Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Physical Feb 1st, 2020

It’s easy to delay or even skip your annual physical, especially if you feel healthy. But your annual physical could be the strongest weapon in your arsenal against disease, as many conditions don’t have obvious symptoms. As advocates of disease prevention, we at Hampstead Family Medicine & Burgaw Medical Center...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey With WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® Jan 14th, 2020

You diet. You exercise. You do everything you should do to lose weight or maintain your ideal weight.  Still, as you age, your body has a mind of its own when it comes to where it stores fat. You can be in ideal condition, and these bulges persist. In the...

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month Aug 30th, 2019

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month!   What is Psoriasis?              It’s an autoimmune condition of the skin that can cause a visible rash, itchiness, flaking, and pain. Though it’s relatively common, there are still plenty of myths out there about it. To right one of the most common myths: no,...

Clear away those unsightly scars Aug 8th, 2019

Scar Removal with Icon from Cynosure   What is scar removal? Many of us have scars from old injuries or surgeries, and there’s nothing medically wrong with them. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t frustrating for some of us. They can be displeasing to the eye, and their texture can...

Spreading awareness for World Hepatitis Day!!! Jul 18th, 2019

World Hepatitis Day!   What is hepatitis?              Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by a variety of triggers. This can range from toxins, such as alcohol, or fat deposition, or viruses. Viruses are the most common infectious cause of hepatitis, which is usually denoted...

Chin up!!! Treat yourself to a new look this Summer Jun 25th, 2019

Submental SculpSure   What is Submental SculpSure?              Utilizing the same methods as discussed in our previous post about SculpSure (also known as Warm Sculpting), this treatment uses targeted laser therapy to non-invasively break up fat cells. More specifically, the submental treatment targets under the chin, above the front of...

June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month Jun 13th, 2019

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month   What Is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s Dementia is the most common form of dementia in the United States. It’s a chronic, irreversible condition that mainly affects the aging population, and impacts one’s ability to think, remember, and perform other cognitive functions.   What causes Alzheimer’s? Unfortunately, its exact...

Get rid of those unwanted hairs... PERMANENTLY Jun 5th, 2019

The Future Hair Removal Is Here   Unwanted hair is a common concern, especially in the warmer months. There’s nothing wrong with body hair, but some folks prefer not to have it, and would feel more comfortable not having to think about dealing with it time and time again.  ...

Don't succumb to the pressures of Hypertension May 29th, 2019

Hypertension Awareness Month   As we wrap up May, let’s finish the month strong by discussing one of the most common issues affecting people across the globe, which we see very often in the primary care setting.   What is hypertension? Also known as “high blood pressure,” hypertension is how...

Now offering imaging options with Ultrasound May 23rd, 2019

Now Offering Ultrasound Imaging Services   What is ultrasound? It uses sound waves to create a 3-dimentional image of a particular area of the body in real-time. Unlike other imaging methods, which have high doses of radiation that can contribute to cancer, or are magnetized and exclude folks who have...

Act FAST when it comes to Strokes May 17th, 2019

Stoke Awareness Month   What is a stroke? A stroke is a common term that is more often used to describe an injury to the brain, caused by a problem with the blood vessels in the brain. There are two different kinds of strokes: Ischemic: when a blood clot blocks...

The secrets to brighter and softer skin May 8th, 2019

Three for Me   What is Three for Me? This is a way to bundle three effective skin treatments which target: Visible broken blood vessels Pigmentation variation from sun damage Wrinkles and lines It’s specifically packaged to target these concerns on the face.   How does it work? Using laser...

Figuring out the Insurance game May 2nd, 2019

Dispelling the Myths of Billing                What is insurance? It sounds like a silly question, but it’s not! Insurance can be a tricky system to navigate. Insurance is a collective pool of resources that helps fund medical expenses for individuals who invest into it. Employers often include this investment...

Sculpt for Your Health Apr 25th, 2019

Sculpt Your Body with SculpSure   What is Sculpsure? It’s is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, outer thighs and submental area.   So… what does all that mean? It’s a safe, non-surgical elimination of fat, which has been approved...

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Apr 23rd, 2019

Alcohol Awareness Month   “How much should I drink?" It’s a question many ask, but what’s the right answer? The quick and dirty: everyone is different. Certain conditions prohibit folks from having any alcohol whatsoever, such as liver disease or cirrhosis of the liver. Even certain medications you take make...