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  1. The Clear-Skin Makeover

    By Jenny Bailly Fighting pimples and wrinkles? Here’s how to give your old routine a grown-up overhaul for radiant results. Like high school pop quizzes and awkward prom dates, pimples are supposed to be distant bad memories. If only. But these days, even moms of teens are battling blemishes — and w

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  2. 5 MRSA 'Hot Spots'

    Where in your community can you find the drug-resistant staph germs known as MRSA? The surprising answer: They're closer than you may think. With all the buzz about MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), it's easy to forget there really are two MRSA epidemics going on at the same time.

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  3. Acne Treatments: Old vs. New

    From occasional breakouts in the teenage years to chronic, ongoing battles that last clear into adulthood, acne is one of the most common -- if not the most frustrating -- of all skin conditions. And while there have always been a variety of treatment options available, more recently some have been

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  4. Tea Tree Oil Treats Skin Problems

    Beth Seigenthaler stumbled across a promotional display for tea tree oil in her local health food store while she was suffering from a particularly bad episode of fever blisters. Having had the condition since childhood, she figured she might as well try the product, which claimed to help a variety

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  5. Acne ... Again?

    It's not fair. Just when you've successfully navigated the ravages of adolescence on your skin, you wake up and find acne . What can you do? As most dermatologists will tell you, "bad" skin isn't just for teens. The good news is that new treatments are now available to help fight adult acne. The acn

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  6. Climate Change Brings Super Poison Ivy

    Climate change isn't just increasing outdoor temperatures and warming up the oceans. It may also greatly increase your chances of getting a really bad case of poison ivy. As the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases, it's boosting the growth of poison ivy plants, two recent studies sho

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  7. 5 Nice Things to Do for Your Feet

    Eeeek! Hot sand, tarry asphalt, pool slop crawling with microbes, teetery high-heeled sandals, 10-mile hikes -- feet sure take a beating in summer. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from a foot problem at some point in their lives, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. And summer, when

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  8. Summertime Solutions for Psoriasis

    One glance at the thermometer and there's no getting around it -- summer is here! And while scorching temperatures and high humidity can put a damper on summer fun for some, for psoriasis patients the hot, moist weather may be just what the doctor ordered! "In general, people with psoriasis do bette

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  9. Chocolate and Acne

    Q: Does chocolate really cause acne? My teenagers love the stuff -- and they have pretty bad breakouts. A: Sorry, Mom and Dad. Your dire warnings about Snickers bars are fruitless, because the answer is FALSE. Chocolate has no link to acne (nor do other frequently blamed foods, such as pizza and pot

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  10. Solid Footing

    By Ellen Strum Treat your feet right, and they’ll keep you “outstanding.” After a day on your feet, your feet likely hate you—and you hate them, too. "If your feet aren't healthy, it affects how you function and live your life," says Dr. Helena Reid, D.P.M., of Moline, Ill., a spokeswoman for the Am

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