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  1. Curing the College Acne Blues

    College may be good for the mind, but it can be tough on your skin. Maxine Hillman, a 21-year-old junior, can attest to this. She had struggled with acne since the fourth grade, but with the help of a dermatologist, she finally got it under control in her teens. That is, until her first year at the

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  2. What's in Your Antiperspirant?

    The 2 million to 4 million sweat glands in our bodies pump out several liters of perspiration every day, which probably explains why close to 100 million of us report that sweating is "sometimes" or "often" a problem. A Harris Interactive Poll found that excessive sweating negatively affects confide

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  3. How Much Sweating Is Excessive?

    Starting in fourth grade, Sophia Z. Wastler remembers always pinning her elbows to her side. She never wanted to raise her hand in class to answer a question. Excessive sweating constantly left sweat rings under her arms -- even when it wasn’t hot. It wasn’t until years later in her early 30s that W

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  4. Caring for Your Thinning Hair

    Michele Rosenthal of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has tried every styling trick in the book to make her hair look thicker. She’s grown bangs to provide the illusion of more hair in the front and uses wide headbands to make it look fuller in the back. She is self-conscious about her hair and over the ye

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  5. Can Foods Make You Break Out?

    By now, it’s common knowledge that certain nutrients help specific body parts work better. Healthy bones require calcium and vitamin D. Our hearts may do better when we eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. And for healthy skin we should eat, well, hmmm, that’s a good question. If you’re not sure wh

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  6. Women and Hair Loss: Possible Causes

    The best way to think of the way hair grows is to picture a garden. How well it grows is completely a result of what is happening “underground.” “Like a garden,a normal hair cycle should lead to a product, which is the hair,” says Wendy Roberts, MD, a dermatologist at a private practice in Rancho Mi

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  7. Does Your Baby Have Eczema?

    Our babies inherit a lot from us: our height, our hair color -- and our tendency toward sensitive skin, including eczema. If someone in your immediate family has allergic tendencies, eczema may be the first sign that your baby shares that tendency, too, says pediatrician Chris Tolcher, MD, clinical

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  8. Ringworm or Candida: What’s the Difference?

    It can begin as a small sore, scaly skin, or a rash. Then it often spreads, itches, or burns. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have a fungal infection. The infections can affect anyone, but if you (or your children) play sports or are engaged regularly in other physical activiti

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  9. All About Jock Itch

    Jock itch may not be what you think it is. For starters, it isn't caused by jock straps. And it doesn't only affect athletes or weekend warriors. In fact, people who are sedentary may be just as likely as very active people to get jock itch. Here's what causes this common and uncomfortable problem,

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  10. At Risk for Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia?

    If you thought chickenpox was a "once and done" childhood illness, you're only two-thirds right. For about one million American adults each year, that long-forgotten rash returns in a new painful form: shingles. The pain of shingles can be excruciating, but the condition goes away in a few weeks --

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