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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 3 Questions About Eczema

      If your child has a dry, itchy skin rash on the elbow, eczema is most likely to blame. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, atopic, or allergy-related, eczema affects up to 30% of Americans, mostly kids, and the figure is on the rise. At a meeting of the American A

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    8. WebMD Top Mobile Search Terms

      You're on the go, and so is your need for health information. This year, the top search terms on WebMD's mobile site showed you had symptoms on your mind, and you wanted answers. Here are WebMD's top search terms from its mobile site in 2011: Ringworm: Maybe you saw that telltale ring on your skin a

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    9. Surprising Household Irritants

      In less than a month, three patients walked into the dermatology office of Lisa A. Garner, MD, complaining of red, irritated skin that later developed brown streaks. Garner quickly figured out the cause. After accidentally spilling lime juice on themselves — “Margaritas, anyone?” — each patient deve

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    10. The Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Common Skin Irritants

      Admit it. Are your cabinets teeming with cleaning supplies (whether you like to clean or not)? Are your drawers overflowing with personal care products (some way past their expiration dates)? Are you juggling a zillion chores without enough hours in the day to finish them? Don't worry, you're not al

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