Healthy Connections, Inc. helps folks shed pounds by making them dinner. Sure, the company delivers meals that are low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol?but they know that weight-loss plans are only as good as the food is enticing. That's why they serve up delicious entrees such as taco salad with creamy cilantro lime dressing, center cut pork loin, and even cheeseburgers on whole wheat buns.
Depending on dietary restrictions and weight loss goals, clients can choose between a 1,200-calorie meal plan or an 1,800-calorie meal plan. In order to keep the selections fresh, the company rotates its menu every six weeks.
MiBella Wellness Center's medical director, Dr. Mia T. Cowan, revealed two important facts in a Birmingham Business Journal interview—that her guiding principle in business is to always be respectful to others and that if she could have any super power, it would be x-ray vision. Dr. Cowan helps patients improve their health through diet programs and vitamin injections. Additional cosmetic procedures, such as SmartLipo, result in figures svelte enough to shimmy into packed elevators or tuck behind trees during hide-and-seek.
Dr. Matthew Parker of Heritage Medicine wards off Father Time's wrinkly wrath with nonsurgical, FDA-approved Botox treatments. During the appointment, a steady-handed doctor injects Botox into the creased area, slowing down hyperactive muscles by blocking nerve impulses and putting up stop signs on every skin corner. Results take up to 30 days to fully materialize and the smooth-skin serum can fade frown lines for up to four months. Faces may experience mild discomfort during the injections but an ice pack eases the aches of sending your face back in time. The entire appointment lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes and results in no downtime, so visages can return to normal activities immediately, such as balancing wine bottles on eyelashes.
Laser light is a quick, nearly painless, and effective method for removing unwanted hair. A long-pulse, high-energy laser emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin and directly targets follicles, effectively treating unwanted hair. Unlike the lasers utilized by popular film hero and 2010 California gubernatorial hopeful Iron Man, these friendly beams are easy on the skin and treat hair follicles faster than other methods. Annihilate the roots of unwanted human fur in one treatment area—the upper lip and chin ($750), ears ($450), neck ($750), underarms ($900), or bikini line ($750). Combine the powers of two Groupons to devastate twice as many personal forests, or to hit an especially tenacious area with six laser nukes.
Alabama Vision Center doesn’t have one single sight specialist on staff. They have six. The team of ODs, MDs, and an Au.D. draws upon varying skill sets and a staff of 32 technicians and office professionals to provide services ranging from LASIK vision correction to bifocal implants recommended for those with presbyopia or very tiny books. The technology on hand is unparalleled as well, with lasers that help with everything from blade-free corneal surgery to cataract removal to treatment for wet macular degeneration.
Of course, keeping eyesight healthy and strong from the get-go is the staff's number-one priority, and so they offer comprehensive exams that begin with an external inspection of the eyes and surrounding tissue, and end with a tonometry test to identify signs of glaucoma. In between, doctors take note of tracking abilities, visual field, refractive abilities, and colorblindness, and also perform an ophthalmoscopy test, where they inspect the retina to check for any detachment or sudden changes in its mood. A free hearing screening is also included with each patient's first visit, keeping jealous ears from feeling like eyes get all the attention.
Professional lab technicians utilize modern chemistry equations and scientific tests to scrutinize patients' health. But Any Lab Test Now isn't a doctor's office. It’s a place people can go to get comprehensive lab tests that doesn't require them to make an appointment, have insurance, or memorize the Hippocratic oath. The lab can test anything from current blood pressure and physical fitness to potential blood disorders, triglyceride levels, and even liver function—all handy pieces of info to have before starting a workout regime or preparing to fly overseas. In lieu of waiting to receive a bill, patients know about and pay for the day's services upfront, giving the mailman more time to deliver care packages to astronauts.