Laser Tattoo Removal

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Tattoos are no longer the taboo, rebel-marking symbols of the past, but have become more and more common across the population. While each person’s reason for getting a tattoo varies between personal, cultural, and other influences, a lot more people have, and are getting more tattoos. With more tattoos comes more tattoo regret, and the [. . . more]

Remedies for Cold Sores

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It’s the day before your big holiday party or your family reunion and the inevitable happens – you develop a painful and unattractive cold sore. Most cold sores appear on the mouth or lips, but they can also appear on your nose, fingers, chin or cheek. Cold sores are highly contagious blisters caused by the [. . . more]

Foods That Promote Healthy Aging

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We all want to age healthfully and gracefully and there are certain lifestyle choices, including diet, that can help us reach that goal. Foods that are rich in certain nutrients and vitamins help to keep our bodies healthy on the inside and also promote longevity and youthfulness in our outer appearance. Berries are high in [. . . more]

Natural Alternatives to Drugs for Healthy Joints

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Joint pain can occur when the soft tissues that support the joint become damaged, either through injury, or everyday wear and tear. Repetitive motion/strain damages the slippery cartilage that caps bones in a joint. As the damage increases, bare areas of bone may be exposed. When unprotected bone surfaces rub together, pain and stiffness result. [. . . more]

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

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Psoriasis is a skin condition with genetic and inflammatory origins. It causes areas of the skin to be reddened, roughened, itchy and topped with coarse silvery scales. The areas where it affects the skin are called plaques, and while it can show up anywhere, it is most likely to affect the elbows, knees, scalp, trunk [. . . more]

Skin Grown in Lab Saves Boy’s Life

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In an astonishing announcement in November, 2017, a 7-year-old boy’s life was saved by skin grafts over 80% of his body—using skin grown in a laboratory with experimental gene therapy. As reported in the science journal Nature, doctors had tried the stem cell therapy before, but never in a patient where this much skin needed [. . . more]

Options for Winter Eczema

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When the Arctic chill descends over North America every winter it causes many to suffer more cold-related illness and injury than is normal. For some the extreme dry cold activates their eczema; the term “winter eczema” is often used to describe the atopic dermatitis that occurs more often in the winter months because of the [. . . more]