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20 Ways to Increase Collagen in Your Face

In search of smooth skin, you’ll hear a lot of chatter about “boosting collagen,” but what does that mean exactly? “Collagen is the main structural protein in the skin, which acts like scaffolding and provides volume so the skin is smooth and wrinkle-free,” explains Jennifer Chwalek, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City.

Environmental factors like sun exposure and pollution can break down collagen, making it more likely you’ll see wrinkles staring back at you in the mirror, says New York City–based board-certified dermatologist Marisa Garshick, MD. Age is a major factor, too. “As you get older, collagen production decreases so the skin can also appear thinner and have less structural support, which is why people begin to notice drooping or sagging of their skin,” she says.

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Collagen loss begins in the early twenties, says Dr. Garshick, making

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Global Wellness Summit Adds C. Victor Brick, Fitness Industry Thought Leader and Mental Health Philanthropist, to Its Advisory Board

Brick brings over 35 years of success in the fitness industry and a long-standing personal commitment to promoting the integration of wellness modalities into the treatment of mental health issues to the GWS Advisory Board

MIAMI, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy, today announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of Planet Fitness Growth Partners (PFGP) and chairman of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, to its 12-person advisory board. The 14th annual Summit will take place at The Breakers Palm Beach, FL, from November 8–11, 2020.

As an advisory board member, Brick is looking forward to helping the GWS further extend its reach and impact within the $109 billion fitness industry . In addition, he believes that the pandemic has accelerated the need for all industries—especially those involved

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OMRF, OU Medicine team up to create local COVID-19 test

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The COVID-19 pandemic forced a testing supply shortage across the country early on. 

Oklahomans saw that firsthand months ago, when our state simply did not have enough COVID-19 tests to go around. 

Doctors tell KFOR that clinical laboratories across the US were all trying to get their hands on the same testing supplies at the same time. 

“We felt like the test needed to be out there and we were having trouble getting reagents for the normal tests” said Joel Guthridge, with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. 

So researchers with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation teamed up with OU Medicine to come up with a way to create a test right here in our state. 

They say they also partnered with the Fluidigm Corporation.

“We had equipment that we thought would be ideal for this,” said Guthridge. 

The unique equipment helped to create a local COVID-19

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Alaskan dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth on a hoverboard sentenced to 12 years in jail



a man standing in a room: Dr. Seth Lookhart is seen in a video riding a hoverboard while performing a dental procedure.


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Dr. Seth Lookhart is seen in a video riding a hoverboard while performing a dental procedure.

(CNN) A former dentist who was filmed extracting a patient’s tooth while standing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law.

Seth Lookhart, 35, was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January, including medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, illegal practice of dentistry and reckless endangerment.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Lookhart on Monday to serve 20 years in jail with eight years suspended, the statement said. That means Lookhart will serve 12 years behind bars. He also cannot practice dentistry during his 10 years of probation.

Lookhart apologized for his actions while reading from a prepared statement.

“Looking back, I can’t say exactly when I began to go off course,” he

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