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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. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Rosacea ... More Than a Red Face

      It's pronounced row-ZAY-shuh. A National Rosacea Rosacea Society poll shows that three out of four Americans never heard about this common skin problem. Yet it affects 14 million U.S. men and women. Left untreated, rosacea can become disfiguring. W.C. Fields' bulbous nose was due to severe rosacea.

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    10. Hair Transplants Not Just for Men

      Laurie began to feel self-conscious about her fine "see-through" hair during high school. By 30, she was having hair extensions sewn into her natural hair. That worked for awhile, but the pressure on existing strands eventually led to bald spots. "I knew what was in store for me," says Laurie (not h

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