Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Skin and Hair

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Skin reflects our general state of health, so it follows that healthy diet, exercise, and good sleep habits will result in an attractive complexion. There are a number of nutrients that are critical to the health, growth, and immunity of skin cells. Hydration is also critical, as dehydration is often reflected by a lifeless or lined complexion. In general, healthy nutrition is balanced and includes avoidance of overindulgence in toxins, including some ingredients found in processed foods and alcohol. Although ...

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Genital Wart Vaccines: What You Need to Know

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The most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States is genital human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 150 strains of HPV and 20 million Americans are infected, with another 14 million becoming infected annually. Over fifty percent of sexually active men and women become infected with HPV at some point in their lives. Although most infections with HPV don’t cause symptoms, the virus can cause cervical cancer in women. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths ...

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The Buzz about BB Cream

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Watch TV for about a half hour and you are sure to see a commercial about BB Cream. What is this miracle beauty treatment?  No, it has nothing to do with the BB’s that your little brother once shot at birds and squirrels. It is the latest thing from Asia. Almost every top manufacturer of make-up has now developed their own BB Cream.

What is BB Cream?

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Study Finds Smoking May Not Impact Skin Surgery Outcomes

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The precautions dermatologists urge patients to take prior to minor skin surgery are based on reasonable assumptions. Smoking has long been known to have several effects on the circulatory system that have the potential to impact wound healing. Lower oxygen levels in the blood, reduced blood flow to the skin, and other factors make advice to patients to stop smoking before dermatological surgery seem like the safest course of action.

However, a 5 year long Australian study has called the ...

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