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“How Stress Management Can Help You Live a Better Life,” new article by Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen

While cosmetic surgery can help you achieve dramatic improvements in your outer appearance even as you get older, you should not forget about “maintenance” for your body and mind.

Coping with stress is a real dilemma for everyone. In his new article, Physician Mitchell G. Cohen explains how effective stress management can improve the quality of your life.

People may be affected by stress at any stage of their lives. Usually, adults suffer from stress because of problems related to their family and workplace. Teens stress out due to academic and social pressures. They might find it difficult to study and score good grades. They could also have difficulty acclimating to their school’s environment and making friends.  Moreover, people suffer from stress because of difficult relationships, bullying, unemployment, the loss of a loved one, among many other causes.

Mitchell G. Cohen, MD, shares his thoughts in a new article, which is available on his blog at https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Stress greatly affects your health in a number of ways. This may include frequent headaches, difficulty sleeping and concentrating, fatigue, unusual mood swings, and an upset stomach. The effects of long-term stress include high blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal changes in weight, depression, skin problems, and fertility problems.

Stress management is a tool that can help you cope up with the trials and tribulations of life and decrease your chances of developing health complications. Here are some useful stress management tips that help you set your stress aside.

Avoid Over-analyzing

If you’re facing problems managing the office workload or going through a difficult relationship, do not let it affect your health. You should learn to accept some things as they are and understand the fact that excessively worrying about an issue and letting it overtake your mind won’t make things better. All you need to do is stop thinking and take action.

Talk to your boss and colleagues about the problems that you’re facing. They will help you find a way to overcome those problems. If you’re in a difficult relationship, talk to your partner and try to solve your problems by putting your differences aside. Taking action will solve problems and save you from over-thinking and getting stressed unnecessarily.

Ask Yourself “So What?” 

Whenever you face a difficult situation in life, think of the worst that can happen. Ask yourself the “so what?” question. Thinking about the worst-case scenario can help you maintain an optimistic attitude and accept life’s problems. You’ll understand the fact that there are certain events in life that you do not have power over. You cannot control those things or prevent them from happening.

Control Your Anger

Feeling upset and being furious over petty issues in life can cause you to suffer from unnecessary stress. Remaining calm and solving problems logically instead of getting aggressive can sort out a lot of problems in your life that cause stress.

Similarly, you don’t need to say everything that you think. Sometimes, you need to let go of things and suppress your inner voice and beliefs. Arguing needlessly will do nothing else except further complicate things and cause stress.

Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation

Meditation and yoga can help you gain control over your feelings and lower your chances of developing stress. Yoga helps in connecting your mind with your body. It will help you in dealing with stressful situations calmly. Moreover, daily exercise, even just 20-30 minutes a day, can help you fight stress by releasing chemicals in your brain called endorphins that soothe your brain and lower stress.

Apart from these tips, you should get proper sleep,7-8 hours a night, consume a balanced diet, low sugar and low carb, moderate your intake of alcohol, and manage your time efficiently. If this doesn’t help, consult a medical doctor to help you manage stress and live a better life. Don’t ignore stress thinking that it will go away on its own. Following the above-mentioned stress management tips or seeking professional help are the best options that you have.

About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.

Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/

News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/

Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

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Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/

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You should not forget about “maintenance” for your body and mind.

Dr Mitchell G Cohen, Cosmetic Surgery, California
Dr Mitchell G Cohen, Cosmetic Surgery, California

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

While cosmetic surgery can help you achieve dramatic improvements in your outer appearance even as you get older, you should not forget about “maintenance” for your body and mind.

Taking care of your body will improve your overall well-being and appearance, as well as the results of any cosmetic surgery. As we all age, there are limitations as to what cosmetic surgery alone can do for you. You have to do your part, too, to look your best at any age.

Did you know that “September is Healthy Aging® Month?” The term was coined in by the company’s executive director and the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Carolyn Worthington. This event is now in its 2nd decade, and it is still going strong. Ms. Worthington created this recurring event to tell the anybody above age 45 that there’s still time to change habits and take control of one’s health.

Aging has been long given a negative connotation. A few common “aging fears” are:

* Declining health

* Self image

* Running out of financial means

* Not being able to do certain tasks on their own such as drive or run errands like grocery shopping

* Death in the family

* Fear of falling

* Living alone

* Inability to manage daily living activities

* Isolation or loneliness

* Loss of independence

* Getting care from strangers

Think of healthy aging as a process that involves your body, mind, and soul. Following are five tips of healthy aging that you should follow to look and feel your best.

Active Lifestyle

Many people shy away from exercise. Sometimes, even a walk in the park appears to be a challenge. When we say “be active,” what we actually mean is any of your favorite physical activity such as walking, gardening, swimming, or yoga. As long as you are moving and remaining physically active, it will be counted as exercise.

Eat Right

Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, decrease sodium intake, limit the intake of alcoholic drinks, consume small serving sizes, and eliminate processed foods from your diet. The more colorful your plate, the more energized you will feel throughout the day.

Prevention

Are you prone to tripping and falling? Aging brings about many problems such as frequent falls, failing eyesight, and forgetfulness. Along with regular medical checkups, make some changes in your house. Clear the rooms of excessive furniture and install handle bars to prevent falls.

Sleeping enough

Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Sleep deficiency may lead to problems in memory, immune system, and concentration. It can also cause Alzheimer’s disease according to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

Stress Reduction

Identify your stress triggers and find ways to reduce them. Seek therapy if you cannot handle the pressure on your own. A few tricks that can help you reduce your stress levels include journaling, listening to music, and doing a favorite activity.

If you start by making small changes, you won’t feel overwhelmed. You will immediate feel the change in your body, and including these tips in your regular routine will become quite easy.

Is Liposuction an Answer to all those Body Slimming Prayers?

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo.

If you have been trying to shed that stubborn, bulky fat off your body and it just will not go away, we might have something that can help you achieve the body of your dreams. For a perfectly toned and sculpted body, many people are flocking to cosmetic clinics to get their excess body fat “lipo-suctioned.” This new revolutionizing cosmetic procedure has garnered the attention and praises of both celebrities and the public alike. However, one should consider such surgery carefully.

To explain, medical doctor and cosmetic surgeon Mitchell G. Cohen, MD has published an informational article on this subject in an easy-to-understand way. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Cohen at https://drmitchellcohen.com/

For those unaware of this procedure, liposuction, more commonly referred to as lipo, is essentially a process that involves fat removal via surgery. However, it must be noted that if you are looking to lose excess weight to address obesity-related medical conditions, liposuction will not be able to help you, as it only removes the excess body fat but does not in any way reduce cholesterol or other body fats in the bloodstream. This is a body sculpting procedure that may motivate patients to implement a healthier lifestyle.

The liposuction procedure is either performed under general, regional, or local anesthesia. It involves the use of small cannulas which are passed through the fat layers and removed by negative pressure suction, which allows the excess fat to be sucked out of the body. It is performed using one of the three basic techniques which are Manual, power-assisted liposuction, ultrasound–assisted lipo,

However, before the fat can even be sucked out, it needs to be prepared, with Tumescence (which means to swell). A solution is injected into the fat being removed that consists of saline mixed with lidocaine to numb the fat, and epinephrine to constrict the vessels and stop any bleeding. In our patients, where we do liposuction under local anesthesia only which means the patients are awake, we add sodium bicarb to the solution to decrease any pain while its injected as well as dexamethasone, a steroid to help decrease swelling and inflammation after the procedure.

Manual liposuction is just what it says. It’s done by hand, using cannulas attached to suction that removes the fat as the cannula is passed through it. This was the first method described and used for liposuction before more modern techniques were invented. Some physicians still prefer the manual method over the power techniques.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) uses a vertical, vibration like motion of the cannula in order to suck in more fat and remove it. In comparison to simple manual suction-assisted lipo as described above.  PAL requires a reduced amount of energy for the procedure to be performed while removing more fat from the body. Pal is also performed in difficult cases such as in cases with areas that have secondary scarring or when harvesting great volumes of fat are required to be transferred to other areas of the body. This is the technique we use in our office which we feel gives our patients the best results.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) method was mostly performed from the early 1980s to late 1990s. Mostly, the cases where UAL was applied developed serious tissue damage, usually caused by extreme exposure to ultrasound radiations. However, the latest UAL devices have countered this issue by using pulse energy delivery with a specialized probe, which enables surgeons and medical practitioners to carry out safe fat removal.

Liposuction may sound like a dream come true and an easy way out, but it does have certain complications, too. As with most surgical procedures, complications can occur after a liposuction procedure, such as deep vein thrombosis, organ perforation, bleeding, inflammation, and infection. These complications are primarily seen in liposuction patients who are put to sleep with general anesthesia.

However, the procedure is significantly safer, without the above complications, using our technique of local anesthesia where the patient is awake but very comfortable during the procedure.

Liposuction, under local anesthesia, is a very safe way to get motivated and helps patients get back into a healthy lifestyle with eating better and exercising after they see their new sculpted body.

Now that you have insight on liposuction, please decide carefully before opting for such a procedure.

About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.

References

Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Profile: http://oclipocenters.com/cohen-bio.php

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchell-cohen-md-6b081215/?trk=public-profile-join-page

News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/

Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Professional Profile: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/

“While looking one’s best is important to many people, don’t neglect your overall health”

Cosmetic Surgery helps people make improvements to their outer appearance. However, “inner beauty” is also important. The annual physical exam is an important part of maintaining your health and vitality. Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen explains why it is a good idea to put it on your calendar every year.

Many people only see a doctor when they are in pain or sense a serious ailment. This is quite curious, as many people regularly take their car to the garage for maintenance and an oil change, have a technician check the HVAC at home, and treat their lawn to keep it beautiful. But isn’t health much more important than your car, air conditioner or lawn?

Many chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease take a long time to develop, and their development can easily be discovered and treated during a routine exam with your medical doctor. If that alone is not enough to convince you that an annual medical exam is a good idea, read the new information article by Mitchell G. Cohen, MD, available on his blog at https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/

We all live busy lives. We spend more time at the office than we would like, the drive to the office in congested traffic can rob you of significant time, and then the kids need help with homework. There simply is never enough time. Thus, seeing a doctor when you are feeling well is probably the last thing on your mind. Though most people don’t see the doctor unless they feel like it is absolutely necessary, this approach can literally be hazardous to your health and can delay diagnosis of developing conditions.

Since the symptoms of most chronic conditions and diseases do not appear until the situation has become considerably worse, getting an annual medical exam is a great idea to know what exactly is going on with your body and help make the right changes to your lifestyle to prevent complications.

If you are still not convinced of the importance of annual medical examinations, here are a few more reasons that might help change your mind about medical examinations and convince you to see your doctor for an annual physical examination.

Have a professional screen your health

Many people resort to self-diagnosis – “if it feels really bad, I should probably see a doctor.” While this approach may work fine for the common cold or a sore elbow, other situations such as prolonged stomach pains or chest discomfort should not be ignored. The most debilitating illnesses, diseases, and conditions often appear in the form of symptoms that could easily go undiagnosed or mistaken for other, less severe ones.  It is best to see a medical doctor to ensure that you are in the clear.

Picture of your health

Even if the results of your medical examination turn out “normal,” seeing your doctor regularly is a great way of ensuring that you’re not at risk of developing serious conditions or illnesses down the road. A simple example are routine blood tests for cholesterol and sugar which give the doctor an indication of diseases you are at risk of.

Even if there aren’t any anomalies in the results of your medical examination, getting a thorough checkup once a year can help both you and your doctor understand the true status of your health.

Review your vaccinations

Nothing lasts forever, including vaccines. Vaccinations are not just for children. It is important for adults to receive recommended vaccines.  Additionally, since the type of vaccination that you might need depends on a number of different factors including your age, it is apt that you visit your doctor on a yearly basis for the right examinations and to update your vaccinations.

Review your lifestyle

Regardless of whether or not there are any problems with the results of your medical examination, visiting a doctor will help you understand the changes that you need to make to your lifestyle in order to remain healthy and active for years to come.

Additionally, since letting go of certain dangerous habits such as smoking or binge eating can be difficult without the intervention of a professional, your doctor will also be able to provide you with the right resources to change your life for the better. And since your health depends on a number of different factors, visiting a doctor regularly for checkups will ensure that the doctor has complete understanding of your medical history and all conditions that you may have, allowing him or her to provide you with the best advice to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

What does the Annual Physical involve?

While there really isn’t a fixed standard that decides, what will and will not be included in an annual physical examination, there are some things that you should expect in every annual physical examination.

When you visit your doctor for your annual physical examination, it goes without saying that your doctor will specifically ask you if you’ve been facing any problems with your health in recent weeks or months. Depending on your response, you will be thoroughly checked to ensure that the doctor fully understands and assesses the situation and pinpoints any underlying problems or conditions.

Next, the doctor will check your vital signs to get an idea of your overall health and wellbeing. Once your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and respiration rate are checked, the doctor might start asking you some more basic questions about your health and physical state in general. By doing so, the doctor will not only figure out what they need to regarding your responsiveness and mental quickness, but the doctor might even throw in a question or two to test your memory.

Once this is done, your doctor will get into more thorough testing and examinations of important organs such as your lungs and heart. Using a stethoscope, the doctor will listen to your heartbeat to check for irregularities or any signs that could potentially be caused by cardiac problems or diseases. Your lungs, too, will be checked for any wheezing, crackles, or abnormalities that could be an indicator of respiratory issues.

The overall health of your skin, sinuses, eyes, and teeth may also be checked in a physical exam so that the doctor gets a clear picture of your overall health. Finally, your doctor may check your lymph nodes, thyroid, tonsils, and ears to ensure there are no issues.

Thus, an annual comprehensive physical exam can help you and your doctor understand your physical health and well-being. It will not only be possible for your doctor to detect or diagnose many different health problems, conditions, and diseases, but also help you gain health and stability in your daily life.

About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo.

References

Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Profile: http://oclipocenters.com/cohen-bio.php

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchell-cohen-md-6b081215/?trk=public-profile-join-page

News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/

Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Professional Profile: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo.

Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen starts Blog about cosmetic surgery issues

Dr Mitchell G Cohen, Cosmetic Surgery, California
Dr Mitchell G Cohen, Cosmetic Surgery, California

Experienced surgeon’s blog will address diverse issues in Cosmetic surgery, such as how to promote better healing after surgery, and considerations before getting cosmetic surgery.

We all want to look our best. Sometimes, we feel that what nature has given us is just not enough. That is where cosmetic surgery can help improve a person’s appearance, self-esteem and self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery encompasses a broad range of facial and body treatments, including cheek lift, chin surgery, wrinkle treatments, liposuction, and tummy tucks.

Doctor Mitchell G. Cohen, a surgeon based in California, started a Blog to provide easy-to-understand information about the cosmetic surgery issues so that the public and patients can easily understand the underlying medical issues and procedures. The Blog is available at https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on Cosmetic surgery. Many people try to enhance their appearance or correct what they perceive to be deformed. Common procedures include breast augmentation, and liposuction and tummy Tucks. There are, however, certain risks associated with such procedures. Thus, researching the specific surgery that you have in mind for yourself is a good idea. Also, make sure to be in good hands, meaning a qualified surgeon with experience in this particular procedure.

Explains Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen: “In our office, we are very safe and all procedures are done with local anesthesia, no general anesthesia. This makes the entire procedure not only much safer but much more affordable when comparing to traditional plastic surgery where almost all surgeries are done under general anesthesia.”

Some commonly occurring issues in any surgery, including cosmetic surgery, include:

Dissatisfaction with the result – surgery is not an exact science and the results may differ depending on many different factors such as age, gender, body type, body weight, and skin condition.

Nerve Damage – a common issue in all cosmetic surgeries. The negative effects include numbness and tingling.

Infection – is a uncommon issue in all cosmetic surgeries that use local anesthesia. The main reason being that the lidocaine that is used to numb the fat also kills bacteria therefore a much lower incidence of infection has been reported. While utmost care is taken to avoid infection, it occurs in a less than one percent of cosmetic surgeries done with tumescent or local anesthesia and may require additional medication, for example with antibiotics.

Scars – cosmetic surgeons are trained to keep the scars to a minimum, but they are usually unavoidable. In some cases, patients suffer hypertrophic scarring, meaning that the scar is unusually red and raised. We counsel our patients in using a silicone based scar cream to lessen any effects of scarring.

Hematoma – which is essentially a pocket of blood resembling a painful bruise. A hematoma occurs in a few percent of breast augmentation surgeries, and also with full tummy tuck procedures.  Hematoma a general risk in cosmetic surgery, and it may sometimes require additional surgery.

Organ Damage – some surgeries may adversely affect internal organs, such as liposuction. The surgical probe used for liposuction may accidentally cause punctures, which may require additional surgery. Again, this is much more common in patients who undergo liposuction with general anesthesia. With local anesthesia, the patient will feel some pain before and punctures can occur and therefore this makes the procedure much safer using tumescent or local anesthesia.

Seroma – a condition when blood pools directly under the skin, with swelling and pain. These can become infected and may have to be drained. These usually occur with full tummy tucks and are very rare with mini tummy tucks.

Blood Loss – occurs minimally in our cosmetic surgeries, but is usually limited. The tumescent anesthesia we use also has epinephrine in it which constricts the vessels and leads to no more than a teaspoon or 2 of true blood loss.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – is a rare complication. Essentially, it means that a blood clots forms in a deep vein (often the leg), breaks off, and travels to other parts of the body (such as the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism).

Dr. Cohen notes that “even though medical personnel try to explain the procedures and the risks, patients search on the internet for information. They usually find hearsay opinions, reports from other patients, but rarely explanations from medical doctors. One should not act based solely on information found on the internet, but instead review the issues with a qualified medical doctor, preferably with the benefit of the patient’s medical history. Also, when patients research online and do find relevant medical articles, they find highly complex answers that are very difficult to understand for a layperson, or even contradictory. I hope to fill that information gap with my explanatory articles that anybody can understand.”

Dr. Cohen’s blog is available at https://drmitchellcohen.com/

About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on cosmetic surgery. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.

References

Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Profile: http://oclipocenters.com/cohen-bio.php

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchell-cohen-md-6b081215/?trk=public-profile-join-page

News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/

Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Professional Profile: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/

About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic surgery. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.
Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen, California

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic surgery. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.
 
After graduating from Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, OH, Dr. Cohen completed a 5-year Orthopedic residency in Albuquerque NM, followed by a prestigious and competitive 1-year fellowship in Spine Surgery at Johns Hopkins/St Joseph Hospitals, Baltimore, MD.
 
For over 20 years, Dr. Cohen was working in private practice. Dr. Cohen’s years of clinical expertise and attention to detail, which is of paramount importance when operating, has led him to his new passion, specializing in cosmetic and Cosmetic procedures.
 
For Dr. Cohen, being a surgeon is more than a profession, it is a devotion. He grew up in Southern California in a family of physicians and has made the care and quality of life of his patients the ultimate goal. His father, a general surgeon, was the role model that led him and his 3 brothers to the field of surgery.
 
Contact
 
Orange County Liposuction Centers – Newport Beach
20162 SW Birch Street
Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone: +1 949 531 5653
 
Professional Experience
 
Private practice specializing in orthopedic spine surgery
Dates: 1993-2016
Fountain Valley and Irvine, California
 
  Education
 
LA Liposuction Centers
Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
Dates: 2017-2019
Director: Robert Hashemiyoon, MD
Encino, California
 
Johns Hopkins Hospital/St Joseph’s Hospital
Fellowship in Spine Surgery
Dates: 1992 – 1993
Activities and Societies: Fellowship training under the direction of Paul McAfee, MD
 
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Dates: 1987 – 1992
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD Degree, Medicine
Dates: 1983 – 1987
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Hahnemann University
Master’s Program Human Physiology
Dates: 1982-1983
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Claremont McKenna College
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Psychobiology
Dates 1978 – 1982
 
References
 
Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/
 
Profile: http://oclipocenters.com/cohen-bio.php
 
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchell-cohen-md-6b081215/?trk=public-profile-join-page
 
News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/
 
Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen
 
Professional Profile: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen
 
Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/
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