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What to Expect During Blepharoplasty Surgery

As you age, your upper and lower eyelids often begin to droop and appear puffy due to weakened muscles and excess fat. In addition to making you look older and tired, these sagging eyelids can also affect your peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of your eyelids and enhance your field of vision.

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Audiology open house being held on June 7, 2017

Hearing loss may seem like an inconvenience, but the impact it can have on your health is much more serious than you may think. That is why Jefferson Surgical Clinic is holding an Audiology Open House on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Salem office at 1924 Braeburn Circle, Salem, VA. Dr. Kim Lower is a licensed audiologist at JSC and will lead a discussion about the options you have for improving your hearing health, types of hearing aids that are offered at JSC, and what you can expect when you come…

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Jefferson Surgical Clinic Community Development Initiatives

March of Dimes The staff at Jefferson Surgical Clinic in Roanoke, VA will be participating in the March of Dimes, March for Babies on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The March of Dimes funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. This year’s route is 3.5 miles and it starts at 10:00 a.m. at Elmwood Park (700 S Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011). Last year was JSC’s first year to participate in the March of Dimes, March for Babies event. JSC was motivated to participate by a few of the staffs’ personal experiences…

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Facial Rejuvenation event being hosted on May 4, 2017

Looking older doesn’t have to be part of the aging process. Attend an informative event on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6 p.m. to learn how facial rejuvenation can restore your youthful appearance. Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s Dr. Steven Harris will go over what facial rejuvenation is, what it involves and how it can make you look younger. The event will be held at Dr. Harris’ office at 1924 Braeburn Circle; Salem, VA 24153 Dr. Harris is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received his Doctor of Medicine degree at Duke University in 1984. He has been at Jefferson Surgical Clinic since…

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Are You Having A Heart Attack

Intense chest pain is the symptom most people think of when they think of a heart attack. That’s what you see in the movies, right? In real life, a heart attack can begin with milder symptoms and leave you unsure about what’s wrong. Dr. Molly Rutherford, a board-certified cardiologist at Jefferson Surgical Clinic, teaches patients the other signs of heart attack: Chest discomfort, from pain to a squeezing feeling or sensation of fullness. Jaw pain as well as toothache and neck ache. Upper middle abdomen discomfort, including heartburn and indigestion. Arm pain on either side, but commonly on the left.…

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Treat Yourself for Healthy Aging Month!

September is Healthy Aging Month, and began the perfect time to get started on better health practices. For those of us 45 and older, improving our physical, mental and social well-being has never been more important – or more attainable.  Think about tackling a lifestyle change this fall by remembering the positive aspects of aging. Follow these 3 tips to reinvent yourself for healthy aging: 1. Get Active Start walking, both for your health and to see the neighbors. You’ll be amazed how much weight you can shed, and you’ll benefit from the social interaction, too.   Sometimes, we might…

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September Events at Jefferson Surgical Clinic in Roanoke, VA

Mini Facelift Open House September is National Skin Care Awareness Month.  This holiday is celebrated by learning new ways to take care of our skin and by making others aware of how to take care of their skin. Join us at our Mini Facelift Open House to learn about this minimally invasive procedure that lifts and tones loose or sagging skin without the downtime. Celebrate this month by rewarding yourself with youthful features, without major surgery. Join us for our Mini Facelift Open House September 15th at 6PM! Meet Dr. Steven Harris, MD, our board-certified plastic surgeon. Hosted at our…

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Does Summer Heat Make Varicose Veins Worse?

Each summer, thousands of Virginians brave the heat for hiking, swimming and fun in the sun. But, those who suffer from varicose veins can be acutely affected in the summer, both physically and emotionally, due to exacerbated symptoms and increased self-consciousness.  Varicose veins form when one-way valves in the leg veins fail to keep blood moving to the heart. When the valves become damaged, blood pools in the bottom of the vein. This causes a bluish, swollen appearance, and the increased pressure in the affected veins can feel achy or painful.    Warm temperatures and increased outdoor activity might cause…

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July Events at Jefferson Surgical Clinic in Roanoke, VA

Mini Facelift Open House Are you interested in a facelift, but don’t want an invasive procedure with a lengthy recovery time? Do you want profound changes and more youthful features without major surgery? If so, a Mini Facelift at Jefferson Surgical Clinic is right for you! Join us for our Mini Facelift Open House July 14th at 6PM! Meet Dr. Steven Harris, MD, our board-certified plastic surgeon. Hosted at our Salem Braeburn Circle Office, the event focuses on the unique benefits of our Mini Facelift outpatient procedure. Register today for our Mini Facelift Open House and learn how you can…

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5 Essential Nutrients for Men’s Health

Research shows that 77% of men are deficient in magnesium, and many don’t take in enough vitamin D, too. Read on to find out what 5 essential nutrients you might be missing out on – and how to get them: Vitamin D Many know that vitamin D is essential for strengthening your skeleton, but it has other benefits, too. Vitamin D might reduce inflammation in your arteries, helping mitigate the chance of a stroke or heart attack. When the sun’s rays penetrate your skin, vitamin D is created in your body. However, the vitamin D you stockpile in the summertime…

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Are you 50 years old—or older—and putting off colorectal cancer screening? March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and a good time to learn about this disease. What are your risks and why should you be screened? Colorectal cancer is preventable and yet it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Experts believe that 40,000 lives could be saved each year by widespread adoption of screening and early treatment. Colorectal cancer can be surgically removed and the patient can return to normal health, if the disease is discovered in the early stages. Symptoms of colorectal cancer…

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Types of Hearing Loss

While hearing loss is common—one out of three Americans over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss—it’s a topic that is often avoided. Learning about this condition can help you manage symptoms and improve your ability to work, learn, and enjoy life. Types of hearing loss are: Conductive Hearing Loss When sound isn’t properly transferred to the eardrum and the middle ear, the condition is called conductive hearing loss. Symptoms include reduced sound levels and the inability to hear faint sounds. Medical and surgical techniques can sometimes correct this type of hearing loss.Causes of conductive hearing loss…

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How to Prevent Heart Disease – At Any Age

  Heart disease is a risk for all Americans and especially for those who have a history of heart disease in their family. That’s why everyone—regardless of age—can benefit from healthy lifestyle and medical care choices. You’re never too old or too young! In your 20sDuring your first decade of adulthood, you probably feel pretty great and might not worry about what you eat or how often you exercise. But this is an important time to establish good habits. Make it a priority to: Find a doctor and start getting regular checkups. Quit smoking and stay away from second-hand smoke.…

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Are You Having A Heart Attack?

  Intense chest pain is the symptom most people think of when they think of a heart attack. That’s what you see in the movies, right? In real life, a heart attack can begin with milder symptoms and leave you unsure about what’s wrong. Dr. Molly Rutherford, a board-certified cardiologist at Jefferson Surgical Clinic, teaches patients the other signs of heart attack: Chest discomfort, from pain to a squeezing feeling or sensation of fullness. Jaw pain as well as toothache and neck ache. Upper middle abdomen discomfort, including heartburn and indigestion. Arm pain on either side, but commonly on the…

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Facial Rejuvenation: Event Follow Up

There is nothing like talking directly with the expert! On January 14, Dr. Steven Harris hosted a Facial Rejuvenation open house at Jefferson Surgical Clinic. In addition to explaining treatment options—ranging from the forehead to the neck—Dr. Harris spent time with each visitor. He discussed the potential benefits of surgery for each individual, as well as explored whether they are a good candidate for such procedures. Of course, you don’t have to wait for the next open house to benefit from Dr. Harris’s expertise as a board-certified plastic surgeon. To learn how safe, simple procedures, including the mini facelift can…

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