Dermatology Articles & Stories

A Beauty Spa in Your Refrigerator

A Beauty Spa in Your Refrigerator

You just might discover the best cosmetic medicine not at your local plastic surgeon or spa but at your local grocery store. Experts have identified an increasing number of "beauty foods" that act to add youthful qualities to skin, hair and teeth. For example, salmon and other omega-3-fatty-a... Read More


How Stress Causes Weight Gain

How Stress Causes Weight Gain

The mounting stress in today's society leads to a vicious descending spiral of ever-increasing weight gain. But the good news is that the spiral is not inevitable and can be reversed and transcended. "In times of economic hardship and stress, people gain weight," said Dr. Sasson Moulavi, a ba... Read More


5 Ways to have Fun in the Sun Without Getting Burned

5 Ways to have Fun in the Sun Without Getting Burned

It's that time of year again. Summers here, and most people can't wait to enjoy the beach, the pool, and backyard barbeques. Summer's great- but all that time outdoors means a lot more sun exposure. While it'ss nice and actually healthy to get some sun, harmful UVA and UVG rays can cause skin... Read More


Adult Acne

Adult Acne

Something as simple as looking at her reflection in the mirror was enough to cause Rachel Boland significant emotional pain. Its brought me to tears when Im sitting in front of my mirror, says Rachel Boland. 32 year old Rachel has been battling adult acne since she graduated high school. ... Read More


Cold Weather and Men's Skin Care

Cold Weather and Men's Skin Care

Most people are unaware of the dangers posed by the sun's rays during the winter, and skin care specialists claim that men especially need to take extra care of their skin. Even during shorter winter days, the sun can do serious harm to skin and it is just as vital to use UVA/UVB sun protecti... Read More


Skins Cells May Take the Place of Embryonic Stem Cells

Skins Cells May Take the Place of Embryonic Stem Cells

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have succeeded in reprogramming skin cells to behave like embryonic stem cells. This discovery may redefine the ongoing political and ethical controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell research. For ordinary embryonic stem cell research, this disco... Read More


If Left Untreated, Varicose Veins Can Pose Risks

If Left Untreated, Varicose Veins Can Pose Risks

Varicose veins are an unsightly nuissance for one in two people over 50 who enjoy wearing warm weather clothing during summer months. For many people, the aesthetic benefit of getting treatment to clear up these bulging, ropy, or bruised looking veins offers enough incentive. However, few peo... Read More


Skin Blistering Disease EBS addressed with Broccoli

Skin Blistering Disease EBS addressed with Broccoli

As your mother always told you, eating vegetables is healthy. A special chemical present in broccoli and related vegetables helps to prevent the effects of EBS (epidemolysis bullosa simplex), a rare and sometimes fatal genetic disease that causes blistering and skin breakage. Read More


Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some useful men's health tips for the summer months. Practice Water Safety - In 2004, men accounted for 78% of accidental drowning deaths. Learn how to swim, and never swim alone. Also, don't mix alcohol and boating. Protect your skin - S... Read More


Botox Can Correct the Effects of Bell's Palsy

Botox Can Correct the Effects of Bell's Palsy

Botox injections may alleviate Bell's Palsy. Bell's Palsy is a condition of weakening or paralysis of facial muscles. The condition is caused by trauma to the cranial nerve and sometimes is associated with pregnancy or a viral infection like Herpes simplex. The condition is usually not perman... Read More


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