From the category archives:

Skin

Winter Skin Care

December 5, 2013

Winter is the worst time of year for your skin (well, unless you’re super into tanning, but that can go year round). Winter is dry, it’s cold, the sun can still be harsh, and you’re less likely to care. But good skin care is critical to good aging, so it’s important to keep it up […]

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What’s That Rash? Part 2

September 17, 2013

So many things can turn your skin red (or tan, if you’re darker). Here’s a follow up list of possible causes to that new patch: An oval shaped rash that follows a head cold or sinus infection? This is a mild rash called pityriasis rosea, and it might be caused by a virus (there’s evidence […]

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A couple dozen different things can turn your skin red and blotchy. Here’s part one of your guide to rashes: Is it red with a red ring around it? It might be Lyme Disease. The center of the ring is where the tick bit, and the ring indicates that the tick may have given you […]

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Almost a third of people with severe psoriasis, more than a third of people with moderate, and almost half of people with mild psoriasis haven’t received treatment. Of those with psoriasis that did receive treatment, about half were dissatisfied. Granted, psoriasis is a chronic condition, and treatment is tricky (at best), but shouldn’t people with […]

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Advice on avoiding mosquitoes has been the same for a long time: avoid dawn and dusk, still water, wear long sleeves and pants, and use scents like citronella. But science can add to your list of mosquito avoiding tools—although it may only be worth it if you live in an area with high West Nile […]

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