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    1. Is It Possible to Get Poisoned by the Sun?

      In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, our experts answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our January-February 2011 issue, we asked WebMD's Skin Care Expert, Karyn Grossman, MD, whether there's really such a thing as "sun poisoning." No. Although people refer to a severe sunburn a

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    2. How Bedbugs Can Ruin Your Relationship

      By Elise Nersesian-Solé We already know bedbugs have become an epidemic," says Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, Ph.D., an entomologist at Cornell University. "But now we're seeing bedbugs threaten romance. You basically double your odds of an infestation when you start dating someone." Here's how to handle i

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    3. Can What You Eat Make You Sweat?

      Sometimes I dread going out for Italian food. Don't get me wrong. Italian ranks among my absolute favorite cuisines. It's just that every time my husband and I go out for Italian, the overpowering aroma of "eau de garlic" follows him around for days. The scent is strong enough to withstand hot showe

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    4. Why the Skin on Your Arms Is Bumpy -- and What to Do About It

      In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our May 2010 issue, we turned to WebMD's Skin Care Expert, Karyn Grossman, MD, to get advice on dealing with those pesky little bumps that so many of us have on our upper arms. Q. I

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    5. Expert Q and A: Dealing With Rosacea

      If you're embarrassed by the redness, flushing, and prominent blood vessels that characterize rosacea, you're not alone. An estimated 14 million Americans, mainly fair-skinned, blue-eyed, blonde men and women between the ages of 30 and 50, suffer from the chronic skin disorder. And nearly three-four

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    6. Expert Q and A: Fighting Hair Loss in Women

      Many women with hair loss suffer in silence, altering their hairstyle to hide thinning or patches. But the sooner you seek care, the better the chances of successfully treating it, says Mary Gail Mercurio, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. It's

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    7. Expert Q and A: Avoiding the Angst of Acne at Any Age

      An estimated 40 million to 50 million Americans are affected by some form of acne, and not just teenagers. Although up to 80% of people aged 11 to 30 say they've been affected, it turns out that many of us, particularly women, have acne in our late 30s and even into our 50s, says Jenny J. Kim, MD, P

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    8. Expert Q and A: Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

      Infestations of Cimex lectularius -- commonly referred to as bedbugs -- have become such a big health issue that in 2008, Congress considered a bill to fund increased inspection of hotel rooms for the creepy crawlers. Though the bill didn't pass, knowing the facts can help protect you from falling p

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    9. Adult Acne Is Treatable

      Have you ever looked in the mirror and declared, “I should not have wrinkles and pimples on the same face!” If so, you’re not alone. Acne: it isn’t just for teenagers. In fact, many people are plagued by adult acne into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. According to a survey done by dermatologists at th

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    10. 10 Myths and Facts About Adult Acne

      If you lived with acne as a teenager, you probably heard all sorts of advice about why you developed acne and what you should do about it. “You eat too many potato chips!” “You don’t wash your face enough!” “Cut down on the chocolate!” The fact is that most of what you thought you knew about acne as

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