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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Acne Treatments That Work

    You listen to every infomercial and read every magazine article you find. Still, you can't find an acne treatment that works. Or maybe you found your acne solution - only to discover that 3 months into treatment it suddenly stopped working. "Everyone's skin is a little bit different and sometimes it

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  7. Understanding the Shingles Vaccine

    Over 500,000 Americans get the painful illness shingles shingles every year. But that could be changing. In May 2006, the FDA approved the first shingles vaccine -- called Zostavax -- for people 60 and older. "It's a very important vaccine," says Robert H. Dworkin, PhD, a professor in the department

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  8. Coping With Bug Bites

    Labor Day! Last call for the public pool, for that big, extended family barbeque - and to finally deal with an enemy that has bugged all your other summer outings. If you've been feeling hassled by horseflies and mobbed by mosquitoes, here's how to cope with those unavoidable annoyances of the outdo

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  9. 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 acne

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  10. Foods to Help Keep Your Skin Healthy

    Your skin is the first thing people see when they look at you. Strangely enough, it's considered the largest organ in the human body -- right up there with the intestines, lungs, and liver. It serves many purposes, including acting as our first defense against germs and the environment, and converti

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