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How does a young man turn his life around and get a fresh start?
by Linda K. Bourassa. At the early age of 9 years old, the young man of our story was lured into a gang. Gang life led him to criminal activity, trouble with the law and gunfire attacks on his family’s home. His distraught mother was able to get him relocated to another state to live with relatives in order to save his life. Sadly, his difficulties continued and he lived with an assortment of family friends, then in a series of unsuccessful placements with foster care and group homes. All that changed when he landed at Youth Villages here in … Continue reading
The Skinny on Skin
Gynecomastia: Causes & Treatments
What is Gynecomastia and what causes it? Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in both boys and men. Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. More specifically a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen. Infants, boys going through puberty, and older men can develop gynecomastia simply as a result of the normal changes occurring in hormone levels, although some other causes do exist. Gynecomastia affects one or both breasts and sometimes unevenly. In general, gynecomastia is not a serious condition but the embarrassment or pain in their breasts might … Continue reading
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Beauty and Botox – Face Forward 2012
Did you know that BOTOX injections are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery today? In fact, Botox injections far outnumber breast augmentation and rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery on the nose), as the most preferred aesthetic surgical procedure. In western culture, attractiveness is closely wedded to youthfulness. The appearance of wrinkles on the face is a source of anxiety for millions of women and men. Studies show that wrinkles begin to appear as early as the age of 27. If it is our face that betrays our age the first, no wonder it the focus of so much anxiety. … Continue reading