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Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) — The heel is the largest of 26 bones in the human foot, the American Podiatric Medical Association says. Heel pain is typically caused by heel spurs, plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis. Latest Skin News The association offers these suggestions to avoid heel pain: Wear shoes that fit well front, back and sides; […]

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Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know

Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have tattoos, it’s probably safe to get an MRI scan, European researchers say. While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported. Researchers said there had been no systematic studies of how safe […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata

Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata

(HealthDay News) — Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that’s triggered by your immune system mistakenly viewing hair follicles as threats to your health. Latest Skin News This can trigger patchy hair loss on the head, complete hair loss on the head or the loss of body hair, the American Academy of Family […]

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Health Tip: Anti-Aging Skin Suggestions

Health Tip: Anti-Aging Skin Suggestions

(HealthDay News) — As we age, so does our skin. With that comes wrinkles and age spots. Latest Skin News While wrinkle creams, eye serums and other products can diminish signs of aging, the most effective anti-aging plan begins with healthy skin habits, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy offers this advice: Protect […]

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Smart Steps for Healthy Feet

Smart Steps for Healthy Feet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are your feet something you think about only when they hurt? Simple steps can protect them from common problems, some of which are hard to get rid of. The first step is to wear shoes, such as water slip-ons, in moist […]

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How Do You Get Rid of Boils?

How Do You Get Rid of Boils?

What are boils? Boils result from a localized skin infection. They start as a hard, tender lump that reddens. Eventually, the lump becomes filled with whitish or yellow pus, which comprises millions of dead white blood cells the body has deployed to fight the infection, bacteria, and proteins. The boil or abscess may burst and […]

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Frostbite (Frostnip)

Frostbite (Frostnip)

What should I know about frostbite? What is frostbite? Frostbite is severe damage to tissues from temperatures below 95F and 35C rectally due to the formation of ice crystals within cells, rupturing the cells and leading to cell death. There are three stages of frostbite, frostnip (first degree injury), second, third, and fourth, which is […]

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Health Tip: Exfoliate at Home

Health Tip: Exfoliate at Home

(HealthDay News) — Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the outer layer of the skin. People typically exfoliate because it may improve the skin’s appearance. But according to the American Academy of Dermatology, if it is not done properly, exfoliation can do more harm than good. Latest Skin News The academy suggests […]

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Hair Styles That Can Lead to Hair Loss

Hair Styles That Can Lead to Hair Loss

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hairstyles are a defining feature for many people, but some ‘dos can also damage hair follicles. A Johns Hopkins review of 19 studies has found that many hairstyles can lead to a condition known as traction alopecia. That’s the gradual loss […]

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Health Tip: Avoid Winter Skin Rashes

Health Tip: Avoid Winter Skin Rashes

(HealthDay News) — Cold, dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your hands, triggering rashes, dry patches and irritation. Latest Skin News The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to prevent a rash on your hands: Wear task-appropriate gloves to protect your hands from harsh chemicals, such as dyes and detergents. Wear insulated gloves or […]