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the military is trying out a new weapon, for our wounded warriors heel from the horror of war. >> he was drowning in his own blood, and i could not save him. he could not save himself. >> how making masks breaking down barriers and saving lives. >> and something in your food is aging you from the inside out, what is sucking the life out of your skin. good evening i'm lucy noland. >> i'm iain page. thanks for joining us for our health special tonight, sugar is in the spotlight and we cannot escape it this might make you want to try to. doctors say it is aging but but they have discovered a way to reverse the damage. >> we crave it. we need it. and who doesn't like it. but how much is too much. >> something with 31 teaspoons
of sugar a day is the average american. that is way too much. >> and where it goes, most people do not know. >> i think that people think it is waist line. >> we know all about that. >> what they don't realize there is something called sugar sag. >> sugar sag? >> we're damaging the skin good dermatologist harold farber explains how sugar makes its way through your bloodstream. >> sugar attaches to the protein and then it lodges somewhere in the skin and it just destroys some of these proteins in the skin. the proteins that are destroyed are collegeon fibers and fibers. it gives thaws radiant look that healthy appearance. it gives us that firmness. >> sucking the life out of our skin, and they say that is not all. >> okay, should we start what we will do first. >> we're going to start by cleansing the skin. >> in addition to speeding up the natural aging process, skin care experts also believe
that this so-called, toxic sugar is promoting skin problems, like acne, dark spots, dry, dull, and possibly slow healing skin. >> right here, here, and then the chin area. >> chalice jerman, 42, mother of four, has had it with the multiple skin issues that she just cannot seem to get a handle on. >> all i know is around the nose area. >> as you can see, this is going downhill fast. >> she came to jane marie, at the skin care clinic for potions and application directions. >> you do have a little bit of sugar in your diet, correct. >> yes. >> she wasn't ready for diet and nutrition talk. >> we are going to stop the cup cakes here and there. >> where is she going with this, you know, why we asking about my diet. >> her waist line does not show it but chalice realized there is plenty of sugar, starch, carbs of all kind that she and her family are still getting way too much of. even though that they have cut
back. >> all of the times we even up at fast food chains, which is, bad, for us we know. i'm sure that has all types of things that is in the helping my skin. >> no spf. >> jane marie has an arsenal of pharmaceuticals to help. >> we will start off with your tone are twice a day. >> okay good and then we will add in the products, like the serum, we are adding in your sun screen for anti uv damage and also your green tea serum. >> this sun screen leaves a bit of the nasty t int on chalice but she will covet up with make up. jane marie says she will need more products, others far less. >> so what i may prescribe for you or suggest for you, will not work for maybe the next person. >> but one product gaining a lot of new you attention was created by a scientists, who stumbled upon a enzyme and its side effects. she was actually researching
ways to help diabetics, suffering with kidney disease, brianness and other complications like slow healing wound. >> we're looking for a drug, to stop this enzyme. so we don't get these toxic sugars. so, instead had we did was we found natural ingredients, and a little bit of a tweak of a enzyme and used that. >> doctor annette tobia got to work with the bio chemist partner and did multiple clinical trials, ages 40 and over, including herself and her 87 year-old mom. >> and, everyone got better. >> approved for cosmetic purposes only, the doctor stresses, but some may believe that it does more. >> because what happens is when you look good, you feel good. and so there may be no need to have any pills. >> doctors tobia and farber says african americans in particular may benefit more from these products and healthier eating habits, because genetically they have a 50 percent chance of
developing diabetes. and historically, many maintain diets way too high in fat, sugars, starch, and processed food. >> chalice topicals are price but they do last per month. experts say you can fight toxic sugar by eating every day items you have have in your kitchen line cinnamon and ginger and that finding the right cleanser and moisturizer for you could be simple and affordable. either way, you have to be patient for results. joyce evans, fox 29 news. and military trying out a new weapon to help our wounded warriors heel from the horrors of war. how making mask is breaking down barriers and saving lives. plus her body was telling her something was not right. it turns out this young woman had a hard to diagnosis cancer. the symptoms that she notice
>> it could be expensive. >> they look like art critics, but they are not judging the artistic skill of these unique masks. >> we are pre vision elements. girija kaimal is an art therapist at drexel will university. she and research coordinator adele has been assigned a special government mission. >> thank you. >> to carefully analyze and categorized the hundreds and hundreds of torn and tortured souls. >> from battle. >> behind these masks. >> struggling with issues of death and injury. >> active duty military service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries. physical trauma a. and or deep seeded psychological horrors of war.
>> i could not keep it down, images are so graphic, so intense. >> so real. this is where the unusual treatment is taking place. >> we focused on people who are active duty and have a good chance of returning to duty with the right kind of care. >> you might think that the ultra secure, walter reid national military center is all high tech, all starched and prepped. >> but that only gets us so far. >> doctor lewis french of the national intrepid center of excellence say art therapy is a bit unconventional but his first duty is to relieve suffering. >> we should not ignore a potential treatment option because it is not a traditional kind of of treatment. >> they pour those invisible wound unspeakable experiences into these creations that lie on the table, walls, and halls, at the walter reid medical center. when i look at these, they are
both beautiful and disturbing at the same time. does that make sense. >> yes, yes it does but on the outside he doesn't look injured, right. but on the inside he is dealing with quite a bit. >> reporter: melissa walker is would the man behind the walter reid program. >> they want to she how they are, into society report. >> she brought in the national endowment for the arts military prompt. >> first time national endowment for the arts partnered with the department of defense to dress a unique, very big health issue that they are confronting. >> there is a natural shut down in the brain that causes them to have difficulty, and encompasses what occurred. art making accesses same parts of the brain that code sensory trauma. >> a parentally, the break through treatment, for the marines, behind this mask. >> this is what i came up with. >> three two-year old staff sergeant anthony mannino. >> look at that. >> former machine gunner. thirteen years active.
injured twice. suffering from two different blast from his iraq and in afghanistan. >> i have had a lot of issues opened on the table about the war. i have had had to deal with a lot of loss over the last few years. >> his match relates to the journey of a character in one of his many video games. >> you know, i just didn't want to discuss any of my issues, i didn't want to deal with them. >> or share with his fiance, dianne. >> it is scary. a anger. >> it is how dianne says her tony came back to her. >> and, he was drowning in his own blood and i could not save him. he could not save himself. >> we have to find ways to rationalized and, you know, just completely crazy. >> we had to force him to get treatment and thank god he went. >> anthony actually finished
his four week program, months ago. but he keeps coming back, exploring and healing more. >> you know, it is a a new mission. i have some something that can keep my focus on that will not keep me depressed or in a funk but understanding some of the triggers that get you to that point, that way, it is not something that you can do right away. >> therapists say they are not just saving soldiers but they are saving families one mask at a time. >> and marine staff sergeant mannino is interning. >> the military arts program got new funding from congress. coming up, daily ritual for many men but for african-american men and women, it can lead to painful side effects. how you can prevent permanent damage. but first her body was telling her something was in the right. it turns out it was cancer, one of the hardest to diagnosis. the symptom this 24 year-old noticed that saved
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>> shooting hoops is ashley steinberg's passion. >> that was in. >> a real baller, looking for a game, in the league or pick up. whenever, where ever. >> wow. >> her idol impressive. lebron james. >> hands up, girls. >> the only thing that this former trenton high school mustang loves as much. >> get it around get the rebound. >> coaching children. >> get him out. >> teaching kid the art of the game. >> good try, good try. >> but the game of life ran afoul in the prime of ashley's life. at only 24 years old. >> i noticed that my stomach was growing. good but she felt no pain. >> i just thought i was gaining weight, all of the junk food i ate. >> she just waited for her annual gyn exam only a few weeks away. >> she felt that my stomach was just hard. she sent me for an ultrasound. good her right ovary had a mass, the size of a melon.
>> i was freaking out a little bit, yeah. >> especially when several small cysts were discovered on her left ovary. >> we called them borderline tumors. they tenth to happen in women in their 20's and their 30's. they are more rare as you get older. >> ashley's tumor would require a bit more than just removing mass. reality set in. this was cancer. she was definitely losing her right ovary so young and it could be worse. >> because, by the time you are diagnosed. >> it is very hard to do that. a lot of woman find their cancers at stage three or even stage four, where your prognosis definitely not good. >> my biggest fear was that it was so big, it was the size of a melon, what i would wake up to going into surgery. >> ob-gyn nicole freehill is ashley's current doctor. >> fortunately, ashley's cancer was caught at stage
one. >> no chemo or radiation necessary in that ovary and she still has one fully functioning ovary, more than capable of still helping nature take its course but in the for long. >> the first year, and then, september came back again on the left side. >> back to back. >> back to back within a year of each other. >> what went through your mind, just then. >> now what will happen to me. >> her remaining ovary and her a pen tics were removed along with smaller tumors, different from the first. >> at 24, 25, you know, both your ovaries are gone. >> yes, so she went into surgical menopause and thing is we have lots of treatments for menopause. >> so have you had any problems? >> for ashley checkups every three months and daily birth control pill was all doctor freehill said that she will need until she is about 50, to regulate her hormones safely. >> number one killer of women is heart disease and estrogen
does help prevent heart disease in younger woman. we will keep her on for a while for that main reason alone beside symptom relief. >> ashley is going on two years now, cancer free while doctor freehill tweaks her harmone treatment as needed. young legal assistant working hard in the office. >> i have to confirm that expert meeting. >> and speaking out, for more funning and research for better, more reliable screening for such an aggressive, deadly disease. >> with pap smears to detect cervical cancer, mammograms to detect breast cancer but there is no one screening test for ovarian cancer. hopefully in the future there will be. >> spread out, spread out. >> in the meantime. >> i want to help other females because they are in a situation and may not even know good ashley is grateful to be alive and healthy. >> rebound, rebound, grab it. >> she's weighing her options to possibly have children of her own. >> straight up, straight up. >> to hit the court some day. joyce he have a answer.
>> a beard, a bush, or both. they are fashionable, again, before a growing number of african-american men, and facial fur are absolutely necessary. and, close shave, and, these kind of painful. >> burning, hot. >> it is worst feeling ever. >> itchy, irritating, all of the above. >> scarring. >> how do you do that, without knowing what it will do. >> even disfiguring conditions. >> we don't even know why. >> genetics may have a lot to do with it said dermatologist vaughan graves. >> i believe it is a rupture of the hair follicle and production of the activity in the skin that creates the inflammation and the problem. >> aggravate that with a little acne or another kind of skin conditions, and you may be in for a lifetime of torture. >> people of color, you know, more into the skin, and close shaving, sharpens those hair
follicles to likely to turn inward. >> unfortunately by the time most men seek help. >> it can evolve until you get like lesions, you know, which we have to inject a steroid, to destroy that. >> now that hurts. >> that can be painful. it doesn't make you feel better about yourself. >> derek whiteys taking medicine to help suffer year of slow, careful, sometimes unpredictable surgeries like this patient. this is intrusive, right. >> definitely, right. >> compared to where it was heading about a decade ago. >> wow. >> yes. >> when a last minute modeling shoot, sent derek to a different bash shore cut too close and nicked him. >> that changed the whole landscape of things. >> years of inadequate treatment. >> get this area started to progress, even to this part. >> it was an emotional and mental battle. >> a battle derek is now
winning. >> let me see how you are progressing. you have a couple spots but that is it. >> another steroid treatment is necessary. >> injections right into here. >> three to four times a year with improved prescription topicals, antibiotics, and medicine and laser treatment but speaking from his own personal experience, doctor graves says that the answer could be much more simple. >> i used to have a problem. i had a full beard for a long time. >> he just stopped, close shaving and hair clipping for a while. >> my hair became more trained and didn't curl inasmuch and various shaving techniques i use and i try to teach people to do i'm able to cut down my beard a little bit. >> derek advices other men not to wait until you may be permanently scared. >> even if it is not something that serious, just go talk to somebody about it. >> thanks for joining us tonight for our health special.