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Skin Care & Health

A Basic Guide to the Most Common Types of Skin Cancer

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A Basic Guide to the Most Common Types of Skin Cancer

As we age, the possibility of skin cancer increases. All those days we spent in the sun when we were young catch up to us. Our constant exposure to UV rays leads to irregular or discolored skin spots that lead to visits to our dermatologist. Hopefully, we get the good news that the spots aren’t dangerous. But in the event that you get a cancer diagnosis, it’s important to educate yourself on the various types of skin cancers. If this is your first cancer diagnosis, you’re likely to be in a little shock as the doctor tells you about what...

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Compression Sleeves and Lymphedema: What You Need to Know

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Compression Sleeves and Lymphedema: What You Need to Know

Compression sleeves have become an everyday part of life for many lymphedema patients. They provide tremendous support for the swelling you’re facing and they’re a relatively inexpensive solution for the condition. However, as with all products you think about buying, you need to take a moment and ask whether or not a product actually works, or if it’s just tricky marketing designed to make you buy something you don’t need. Thankfully, the research says that compression sleeves are actually an excellent way to manage your swelling. But rather than just tell you that, we wanted to give you a quick...

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The Foods That Can Help Your Skin Stay Healthy

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The Foods That Can Help Your Skin Stay Healthy

Your skin is the largest organ in the body and it endures a lot of wear and tear over its life. Knowing how to take care of your skin is important, but a lot of times discussions about skin care are focused on over-the-counter cosmetic products that make big claims about being able to turn back the clock. Sometimes it can be hard to tell exactly how those products achieve that claim, whether it’s through exotic ingredients or doctor-designed chemical compounds. One easy way – and certainly a more cost-effective way – to get around this is to become an...

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What Are the Causes of Thinning Skin?

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What Are the Causes of Thinning Skin?

Your skin is your body’s largest and fastest growing organ.  It is constantly regenerating itself in order to protect you from cold, heat and infection. As an adult your epidermis or skin is made up of over 1.5 trillion cells.  You shed 30 to 40 thousand dead skin cells every hour and these cells are being replaced constantly through the division of your living skin cells. Thin skin is caused by your skin cells not dividing as quickly as they should. The natural aging process, genetics and medications are all sources of thinning skin.  As we age cell division slows...

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