How to Manage Pain After Surgery View More

Are you anxious about how much discomfort or pain you may experience after an upcoming surgery?  Do you have concerns about taking a pain medication and the side-effects you may experience?   “It’s normal for patients to have concerns about pain following a surgical procedure,” says David H. Rahm, M.D., board certified anesthesiologist and VitaMedica… Continue Reading

Prevent Bruising from Botox & Fillers View More

By Yvette La-Garde   Have you received Botox or Juvederm and experienced bruising after the treatment?  Or, are you scheduled for Radiesse or Sculptra and worried that you might bruise after these dermal fillers?   As a woman in her 50s, I’m no stranger to getting Botox and Juvederm.  And, as the director of education… Continue Reading

Foods to Eat to Help Healing View More

Do you have an upcoming surgery scheduled? Are you wondering if there is a post surgery diet you can follow that is full of vitamins for recovery?   Eating the right foods after surgery can promote faster healing and minimize the swelling, bruising and inflammation that often accompany a surgical procedure. Certain foods can also… Continue Reading

Managing Post Surgical Constipation View More

Yvette La-Garde Director of Education, VitaMedica   Are you worried about pain and downtime following a surgical procedure?  If so, this may be the least of your concerns.   That’s because a common issue after surgery is not pain management but post surgical constipation.   Even if you have regular bowel movements prior to surgery,… Continue Reading

Speedy Recovery After Surgery View More

Whether you’re planning on having a small, elective procedure or something more comprehensive, recovery after surgery is probably a concern.  The good news is that the steps you take now to prepare for your upcoming procedure, can dramatically improve your recovery time.   In my almost 30 years as an anesthesiologist, I’ve helped thousands of… Continue Reading

The ABCs of Recovery Support View More

When preparing for surgery or sidelined from a sports injury, your doctor is more likely to provide you with information on nutritional supplements to discontinue than information on supplements that could help improve your recovery. If you’re lucky, you might be handed a laundry list of vitamins and minerals that can help; only now you’re… Continue Reading

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Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to tissue damage.  But despite your body’s healing efforts, inflammation can be unsightly and painful.  This can be especially true in sensitive or frequently used areas like the face and joints.    Much to the dismay of the pharmaceutical industry’s best efforts, many patients are still seeking out natural… Continue Reading