Author: SA WOMAN

Eating Our Way To Healthy Brain Function

Most recent statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association remain sobering: • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. • One in three seniors die of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. • Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. (2015 Alzheimer’s Association statistics) Yet while the disease remains a cause of death that cannot be prevented or cured, many professionals believe there are lifestyle choices people can make that will help. This is one of the reasons for the growing popularity of the Brain Diet, in addition to efforts to treat learning disabilities and focus issues....

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Helping Your Teen Get Smart about Skin Care

When I think back to my high school years, I’m pretty sure my main source of insecurity was my skin. I remember being at a choir concert and feeling absolutely certain that everyone in the audience was surely staring at the giant pimple on my nose. And I almost skipped prom altogether after an untimely breakout that couldn’t even be concealed by stage makeup. I don’t think I was (or am) alone in my teenage skin woes. As a teen, nothing can wreak havoc on your life like a breakout. We reached out to Brenda Hughes, patient consultant with...

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Beauty and the Brew

Alamo City and Hill Country Breweries with Women Behind the Beer Wine is for women, and beer is for the boys — that’s a stereotype that simply doesn’t hold true anymore. Today, many men are serious oenophiles (connoisseurs of wine), and women, who hold their hops well, are becoming beer lovers, too. With so many serious-minded brewers, both male and female, producing exceptional small-batch beers in microbreweries all across the state, San Antonio women have cultivated a taste for the area’s best locally crafted suds. From bocks to Pilsners, pale ales to barleywine, cold-filtered brown ales to caramel malt...

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Guys To Know: Michael Baumholtz, MD

Dr. Michael Baumholtz is a board-certified plastic surgeon whose practice encompasses both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Originally from Philadelphia, where he earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, he chose a career in surgery that required years of additional training. Following a residency in general surgery at York Hospital and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Baumholtz completed a second residency in his current specialty at UTHSC in San Antonio. Though he returned to Philadelphia for a while, the doctor and his family ultimately decided to  return to San Antonio, where he joined San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, PA. He’s currently affiliated with several local hospitals, including...

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Love Your Hands

Tips for Keeping The Youthful LookingDo you look down at your hands and wonder, “Whose hands are these”? You aren’t alone. We want to look as young as we feel, and we are willing to try any and every procedure to regain that youthful appearance — especially when it comes to our skin. We often keep our faces looking young with serums, peels, and invasive to extreme procedures, but we tend to neglect one of the most telling signs of our age — our hands. Before you know what TLC to start right away, our expert, Dr. John C....

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