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Allergies and Your Skin

What to Do When Seasonal Allergies Act Up The snow is melting. Flowers are blooming. And your face is a becoming a puffy, runny, itchy disaster. Goodbye winter; hello allergy season. If it feels like springtime is punching you in

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Skin Cancer FAQ

The Skinny on Skin Cancer Your skin is more than just a pretty wrapper. It serves as the first and best defense against everything from dangerous UV radiation to harmful bacteria. But did you know that your largest organ is

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Shingles Awareness Month

If You've had Chickenpox, You're at Risk for Shingles You may vaguely remember having chickenpox as a child – if not the itchy, blistery rash, perhaps wearing mittens all day to keep you from scratching and watching “The Price is

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Acne Facts

Acne Awareness Month Whether you call them zits, blemishes or carbuncles; acne by any name makes it difficult to put your best face forward. Basically, it’s an inflammatory skin condition that affects your skin’s oil glands. Your pores (little bitty

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Men’s Skin Care

What Makes Men’s Skin So Unique? Whether psychology or physiology, scientists have long been interested in the differences between men and women. Dermatology is no different. There are significant, if not subtle differences in the skin of men and women

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10 Facts About Sunscreen

10 Facts About Sunscreen In the immortal words of every dermatologist anywhere, ever and Baz Luhrmann, “Wear sunscreen.” (It’s OK if you don’t remember that song. Even people who do remember that song would rather they didn’t.) The fact remains

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Melanoma Awareness Month

Find it. Treat it. Beat it. A Guide to Melanoma Self-Screening The earlier you can find cancer, the better your odds are to beat it – and it’s no different with melanoma. While yearly skin screenings are recommended for those

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Mom’s Best (and Worst) Skin Advice

Whether she’s mama, mommy or just plain ma, mothers are special creatures deserving of respect. From the endearingly practical “never pay retail” to the slow-burning wisdom of “never change who you are for someone else” to the truly terrifying “I

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