Category Archives: Health and Wellness

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A Holistic Approach to Beauty

-by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Heather Lee, MD In a blink, the holiday season has ended and a new year has begun! These transitions are a time of reflection on all the events of the past 12 months and gratitude for all the blessings and loved ones that enrich our lives.  While 2020 was a difficult year, we can still come away realizing how fortunate we are, and now more than ever, we should take the time to appreciate those around us more often throughout the year.   Medical literature suggests this simple ability to reflect on the good may … Continue reading

Finding Emotional and Physical Balance

-by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William J. Koenig, MD As many of you know, I am a licensed acupuncturist as well as a plastic surgeon.  I don’t practice acupuncture often, but it gives me an interesting perspective on illness and health, and allows me to look at problems from both an Eastern and Western medical perspective.  Eastern medicine always reminds me to stay balanced, and I encourage my patients to stay balanced as well.  My daughter is a full-time acupuncturist at her practice Hidden Root Acupuncture in New Orleans, and we had an interesting conversation recently about the quarantine and … Continue reading

Get Out of Your Rut

-by facial plastic surgeon Heather Lee, MD As many of us have practiced social distancing measures for the last couple of months, the uncertainty and apprehension of the coronavirus pandemic has mixed with the stressors of new life at home.  We have cooked and baked our way through endless recipes and as we start nearing the end of our project lists, many find themselves restless or waning in motivation. For those of you who are at home during this time, here are some strategies to help get you out of the rut: Have a schedule: It is easy for time … Continue reading

Maintaining Connections During Social Distancing

-by facial plastic surgeon Heather Lee, MD The coronavirus pandemic has brought on dramatic shifts to our way of life.  As we comply with stay at home measures, we have significantly decreased our interactions with others, which can have a profound impact on mental health and wellness.  We are social creatures, and many of us find we need and crave interactions with others.  Studies have demonstrated that loneliness can adversely affect our physical health, particularly cardiac health and our immunity, which we want bolstered now more than ever.  Loneliness can also lead to depression and cognitive decline. The hardest part … Continue reading

Go Green with your Morning Routine

-by board-certified plastic surgeon Ashley N. Amalfi, MD As a physician, health is an all-encompassing word that defines all aspects of my physical and emotional well-being.  During this time, it is critical that we do all we can to care for ourselves and boost our immune systems to stay healthy and thrive.  Given the current climate, we have so little control over what is happening around us.  It is the perfect time to focus on ourselves, our diets, our habits, our mental health, and to create healthy new habits that will carry us beyond this pandemic to the brighter days … Continue reading

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