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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Scar Revision

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If you have a troubling scar, there are options available for improving its appearance. Scars occur as the result of an injury, including burns, lacerations, or surgical procedures. Scars can also result from skin conditions like acne or infections like chickenpox. Treatment of acne scars or other facial scars that have resulted from infections like chicken pox are among the most commonly requested reasons for scar revision or treatment.

During the healing process, a scar forms as the body repairs a ...

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Healthy Skincare Habits for the New Year

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Many of us are looking ahead to 2016 as a chance to recover our glow after too many late nights and too much holiday indulgence. Diet and exercise have a tendency to slide during this busy season, but with 2016 on the horizon, we have another opportunity to create new and healthy habits. Here are a few ideas you might consider incorporating into your routine during the New Year:

1. Sunscreen

Don’t leave home without sunscreen in 2016. This is a habit ...

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Maintaining Healthy Feet

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During the holidays, you may be on your feet a good bit, whether you are rushing to finish your seasonal shopping or dancing at a holiday party. Your feet are most likely already experiencing winter stress, which is accompanied by dry skin and nails. Here are a few ideas to keep your feet healthy and attractive all winter long.

Smooth your skin and moisturize well

Before using a pumice stone or a foot file, you should soak your feet in water for ...

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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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Choosing a Dermatologist

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Choosing a Dermatologist

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in evaluation and treatment of conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists are also specialists in maintenance of skin health. Dermatologists have a thorough knowledge of medicine and train for many additional years to become experts in the health of skin, hair, and nails. There are more than ...

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Psoriasis

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Psoriasis

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin problem that is the result of skin cells growing too quickly and moving rapidly to the surface of the skin in a matter of days. Under normal circumstances, skin cells grow and migrate to the surface of the skin in approximately four weeks, flaking off as they rise to the surface. As ...

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