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Regular Doctor Visits Are Key to Melanoma Defense

Regular Doctor Visits Are Key to Melanoma Defense

Doctors are more likely to find malignant skin cancer at an early, treatable stage than is the patient's spouse, friend or the patient himself, a recent study showed, indicating that visiting the doctor regularly is a wise health precaution. Read More


10 Ways the Sun Sneakily Damages Your Skin

10 Ways the Sun Sneakily Damages Your Skin

While getting a healthy- and sexy-looking tan may be a big temptation to many, it's actually a poor health choice, according to experts. That's because sun overexposure contributes to the majority of skin cancers in the United States. And the American Cancer Society (ACS) says skin cancers acc... Read More


Cosmetic Laser Surgery: The Cutting Edge

Cosmetic Laser Surgery: The Cutting Edge

Laser surgery has become the cutting edge in cosmetic medicine. Why? Because it's able to accomplish just as much as invasive surgical techniques in less time and with faster recovery rates. Using laser surgical techniques is also more precise, and produces less bleeding, bruising and scarrin... Read More


Separating Fact From Fiction For Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Separating Fact From Fiction For Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Consumers are regularly bombarded with mixed messages about Vitamin D and the best source for obtaining this nutrient. Though some may argue that small doses of intentional sun exposure are safe, dermatologists point out that the risk of developing skin cancer from UV radiation far outweighs t... Read More


Berry Antioxidant Prevents Sunlight-Caused Wrinkles

Berry Antioxidant Prevents Sunlight-Caused Wrinkles

In a small preliminary study, scientists recently found that topical application of an antioxidant common in many fruits, vegetables and nuts blocks key causes of wrinkles, such as inflammation and collagen destruction, in both human skin cells and the skin of hairless mice.    ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Carolyn Jacob M.D. - March 19, 2010

Expert Commentary: Carolyn Jacob M.D. - March 19, 2010

The recent study at the Hallym University in the Republic of Korea describes how ellagic acid, which is found in many common fruits (raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate), may one day help prevent wrinkles. These and other potentially helpful compounds are produced and accumulated in plant... Read More


Expert Commentator: Dr. Murad Alam 11/18/2009

Expert Commentator: Dr. Murad Alam 11/18/2009

Malignant melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Occurring most often in fair-skinned people, melanoma is more likely in those who have had blistering sunburns in childhood, but anyone can get melanoma. In terms of appearance, melanoma looks like an unusual mole or brown-black patch... Read More


Expert Commentary: James Platis, M.D. - 11/04/2009

Expert Commentary: James Platis, M.D. - 11/04/2009

Here are a few more thoughts about encountering the sun during the summer season. Driving without sunscreen: Of course applying daily sunscreen is a good idea, especially in the summer. But it's important to note that there are many moisturizers available that contain sunscreen and would be... Read More


Cellular Stress May Cause Graying of Hair

Cellular Stress May Cause Graying of Hair

Environmental toxins - typically ultraviolet light, ionizing radiation and harsh chemicals - that damage the DNA of the cells that produce hair color are probably what causes hair to go gray, a recent study revealed. Read More


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



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