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    Lifting lids, restoring confidence

    If the eyes are windows to the soul, think of Dr. Margaret E. Phillips as a window frame expert.  The area around the eyes is a problem zone for many people, whether due to aging, medical conditions or other concerns. As a physician and owner of Restore Oculoplastics Gulf Coast, Phillips specializes in reconstructive and […]

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    Sun safety

    My first patient at the walk-in clinic this Monday had a massive sunburn. She’d spent Friday at the beach drinking alcohol, underdoing other fluid intake and not refreshing her sunscreen. She vomited all day Saturday morning and spent Sunday sleeping. At 25 years old, not only did she put herself at risk of acute damage […]

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    Kicking butts

    For Madeline Pitre, the fight against tobacco use is deeply personal.  In 2016, the 16-year-old lost her grandmother to the lung-disease emphysema, which she’d acquired from a lifetime of smoking.  “This event greatly impacted me, as I am sure that she would have been with my family longer if not for her continued cigarette use,” […]

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    Building your mental muscle

    Think about the strongest people you know. Against all odds, they focused on getting up and getting better. They did not stay down; they crawled, persevered and made it from the valley to the peak. Despite the hand they were dealt, they expressed gratitude for what they have rather than focusing on what they lacked. […]

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