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  1. 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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  2. Top Teen Skin Problems – and How To Solve Them

    From breakouts that come out of the blue, to those funky finger warts that makes you feel like everyone's staring, to an oily complexion that shines out of control, the teen years can be filled with skin problems. If you're like many teens, you probably feel you're the only one who's affected. But t

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  3. As Cool Winds Blow, Psoriasis Flares

    As the hot, humid days of summer give way to cool autumn breezes, most folks breathe a sigh of relief. But this may not be the case if you suffer from psoriasis -- a chronic condition affecting the skin and joints of upwards of 4.5 million adults, as well as many children. Indeed, as fall ushers in

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  4. What Your Nails Say About Your Health

    Take a good look at your fingernails and you may notice subtle variations in the texture or color - a touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, perhaps some rippling or bumps in the surface. These imperfections may not look like much to you, but to the trained eye they can provide valuable clues abou

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  5. Hair Replacement: The Next Generation

    Today's options for hair growth have gone through a major evolution since 1952 when hair transplantation surgery was first pioneered.   Treatments have shifted from unnatural-looking transplants to sophisticated new drugs and improvements in hair transplant surgery, and cloning individual hair cells

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  6. Face Transplants Face Reality

    Face transplants soon will be a reality. But they aren't what you think they are. In the movies, a character goes to the doctor and emerges the next day with someone else's face. This leads to complications. Real-life face transplants won't be anything like this. And the real-life risks may be far m

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  7. Coping With The Pain of Hair Loss

    Hair. It's been called our crowning glory, a symbol of our youth, and in some cultures it even represents fertility. For women all around the world, it's also an expression of beauty, confidence, and personal style. Unfortunately, for a growing number of women -- up to 30 million in the United State

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  8. Treating Hair Loss Naturally

    It's been called the "ultimate bad hair day" -- the moment a woman realizes that her sink contains a lot more than just the few strands she's used to seeing following a shampoo or even a vigorous brushing. The problem is hair loss, and whether the result of the aging process or a true medical or gen

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  9. The Sweet Hair After

    Hair today, gone tomorrow. Hair again soon? Maybe, thanks to breakthroughs in hair- loss treatments. There's been a revolution in biology. Armed with powerful new tools, scientists are learning how to read the complex chemical languages of the body, including how to coin new treatments for hair loss

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  10. New Treatments for Varicose Veins

    As a curious child, you might remember staring at an older relative's thick stockings at the blue, gnarled veins lying under the skin like bumpy snakes. Known as varicose veins, these blood vessels, which return blood from the legs to the heart, are actually a more superficial system. The real, work

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