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  1. Psoriasis: Treatment and Tips During the Holidays

    ’Tis the season for good cheer, good friends, good food … and, if you have psoriasis, a good chance that your skin condition will worsen. Unfortunately, the holidays can be hard on psoriasis sufferers. Stress, cold weather, overindulgence, and winter viruses can make psoriasis symptoms worse. But th

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  2. Dealing With the Stigma of Psoriasis

    When it comes to facing the stigma of psoriasis, there's one incident that sticks out in Robert Schwartz's mind: the time he was kicked out of a restaurant because of his condition. After sitting down with a plate of food from a buffet, he remembers being approached by the restaurant manager and qui

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  3. Excessive Sweating: A Sticky Subject

    For Crystal Barry, excessive sweating wasn't just a nuisance. It shaped her daily activities, even her personality. Barry, 24, a student from St. Louis, avoided team sports and crowded events. She never wore tank tops or sheer fabrics and often had to bring extra shirts to school after her first shi

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  4. Conquer Complexion Imperfections

    By Beth Janes Looking younger may hinge less on a lineless complexion and more on a clear one: Research shows that uneven skin tone can add about a decade to your perceived age. So while you've been heaping attention — and night creams — on wrinkles to turn back the clock, other factors like age spo

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  5. Me and My Psoriasis

    It's summer again, so while everyone else in Michigan, where I live, is shedding sweaters and jeans for tank tops and shorts, I'm looking for cover. This is a yearly ritual, poring over catalogs in search of a breezy, near-ankle-length skirt and chic little cardigan to hide my patchy skin. Those bol

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  6. Beware of Sunburn Boosters

    You take care of your skin, making sure to use sunscreen, a cleansing routine, and moisturizer. Yet there’s one simple step you may have overlooked that is just as important: Checking out the medicine cabinet and pantry for products that may raise your risk of sun sensitivity. Prescription drugs, ov

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  7. What's Up With Warts on Children?

    Children get a lot of warts. Maybe that’s why folklore attributes warts to touching frogs or toads. Forget that myth. Here are the facts on warts that every parent should know. Between 10% to 20% of children have common skin warts.  Girls get more warts than boys. Warts are most prevalent in childre

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  8. What Causes Common Skin Warts?

    When skin warts appear, it can seem as if the harmless growths came out of nowhere. But common warts are actually an infection in the top layer of skin, caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus, or HPV, family. When the virus invades this outer layer of skin, usually through a tiny scratch, it

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  9. Frostbite Treatment and Prevention: FAQ

    When wintry weather settles in, how do you make sure that when Jack Frost nips at your nose you don’t end up with frostbite? Plan ahead to make sure you're prepared for the winter weather, emergency medicine specialist Thomas Tallman, DO, tells WebMD. Tallman has seen more than his share of cold-wea

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  10. Top 10 Slideshows of 2008: Readers’ Choice

    What does shingles look like? Which exercise moves get you fit and which are time-wasters? What exactly are those bug bites? Those topics are among the 10 most viewed slideshows on WebMD for 2008.   Common Adult Skin Problems 9 Best Diet Tips Ever 9 Tips for Flat Abs 9 Least Effective Exercises   Ba

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