Dr. Lasater,I recently saw my primary care doctor for an annual physical and health review. He said that my cholesterol has remained high even though I have carefully followed his earlier recommendations to eat healthier. He is concerned as...
Photography by Amanda Marie Studio | Concept by Balladeer Films | Florals by Apricot Floral Design | Hair + Makeup by Jennifer Des Lauriers | Wardrobe by Caroline Sebastian Note: This article contains thoughts involving suicide and suicidal ideation. If you, or someone you...
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