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  1. Adult Acne: Why You Get It, How to Fight It

    Adult acne can really put a crimp on your life. Last year, for instance, Christine Janssen considered posting a new photograph of herself on her business web site but ultimately resisted the idea. “With my acne, I just wanted to put a paper bag over my head,” says Janssen, 41, who runs a Manhattan m

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  2. Expert Q and A: Dealing With Rosacea

    If you're embarrassed by the redness, flushing, and prominent blood vessels that characterize rosacea, you're not alone. An estimated 14 million Americans, mainly fair-skinned, blue-eyed, blonde men and women between the ages of 30 and 50, suffer from the chronic skin disorder. And nearly three-four

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  3. Expert Q and A: Fighting Hair Loss in Women

    Many women with hair loss suffer in silence, altering their hairstyle to hide thinning or patches. But the sooner you seek care, the better the chances of successfully treating it, says Mary Gail Mercurio, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. It's

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  4. Expert Q and A: Avoiding the Angst of Acne at Any Age

    An estimated 40 million to 50 million Americans are affected by some form of acne, and not just teenagers. Although up to 80% of people aged 11 to 30 say they've been affected, it turns out that many of us, particularly women, have acne in our late 30s and even into our 50s, says Jenny J. Kim, MD, P

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  5. Expert Q and A: Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

    Infestations of Cimex lectularius -- commonly referred to as bedbugs -- have become such a big health issue that in 2008, Congress considered a bill to fund increased inspection of hotel rooms for the creepy crawlers. Though the bill didn't pass, knowing the facts can help protect you from falling p

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  6. Adult Acne Is Treatable

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and declared, “I should not have wrinkles and pimples on the same face!” If so, you’re not alone. Acne: it isn’t just for teenagers. In fact, many people are plagued by adult acne into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. According to a survey done by dermatologists at th

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  7. 10 Myths and Facts About Adult Acne

    If you lived with acne as a teenager, you probably heard all sorts of advice about why you developed acne and what you should do about it. “You eat too many potato chips!” “You don’t wash your face enough!” “Cut down on the chocolate!” The fact is that most of what you thought you knew about acne as

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  8. You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Aging Skin and Acne

    Kelley Ellis, a structural engineer in Sugar Land, Texas, wanted suggestions for an easy skin care regimen that battles aging skin and breakouts. Read on to learn what Mary Ruth Buchness, MD (a medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologist in New York City) and Laurie Polis, MD (director of Dermatol

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  9. From Acne to Rosacea: Ask the Dermatologist

    Jan. 6, 2010. Dermatologist Doris Day, MD, answers your questions about skin problems, including acne, eczema, and rosacea.

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  10. Psoriasis: Treatment and Tips During the Holidays

    ’Tis the season for good cheer, good friends, good food … and, if you have psoriasis, a good chance that your skin condition will worsen. Unfortunately, the holidays can be hard on psoriasis sufferers. Stress, cold weather, overindulgence, and winter viruses can make psoriasis symptoms worse. But th

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