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Simple Urine Test Being Developed at MIT to Detect Blood Clots

At one time or another we’ve all sat on a long plane ride, been confined to bed for several days, or been immobile after surgery. These situations can put us at increased risk for life-threatening blood clots. There is currently


Aspirin Can Be Helpful in Preventing Melanoma in Older Women

Some promising data suggests that aspirin may help prevent melanoma in post-menopausal white women. This conclusion is the result of a recent analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative study. The data suggest that women among this population who regularly took


What’s the Deal With Milia?

Milia. Everyone gets them: those irksome, deep-seated, white bumps on our skin. Harmless, they form when skin cells become trapped just below the surface of the skin rather than exfoliate naturally. The trapped cells become walled off into tiny, bead-like


How to Perform a Self Exam for Early Melanoma Detection

Keeping up with the state of your skin could save your life. Melanoma can often be found early when it is most likely to be cured. Self exams play a critical part in detecting skin changes early. Take time each


Sun Habits are Hard to Break for Melanoma Patients

The surprising findings of a new study reveal that some people with melanoma do not reduce their sun exposure, though ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a main cause of the disease. Within two to three years after being diagnosed


Skin Damaging Habits–5 Things to Avoid

Everyday, your skin is exposed to all sorts of things that cause it to break out or look dull and tired. Fortunately, there are many very effective, cutting edge skincare products available to help you protect and support your skin


Tattoos: Risks and Precautions

Although tattoos are easier to get and more popular than ever, it’s still important to consider the risks that come along with permanent body art. Make sure you know what’s involved and if this is the right decision for you.


New Law Bans Tanning For Texas Minors

Among the many laws going into effect this month is one that focuses specifically on teens in an effort to significantly reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Prior to September 1, 2013 minors between the ages of 16 and 18


What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working properly. This makes it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs. What Are The


Five Foods For Better Skin

What you put on your plate is just as important as what you put on your skin. To obtain glowing and vibrant skin, make sure you’re choosing the right foods. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to


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