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If we were properly mindful, every time we went outside, we’d follow through with the simple steps necessary to minimize our exposure to UV radiation: apply sunscreen and practice sun protective behaviors. But because we’re not, the incidence of skin cancer, especially deadly melanoma, is on the rise. OK, we need reminders. But, according to […]
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A simple tip to get maximum protection from the shingles vaccine: wait until you are at least 60 to get it. That is the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) after reviewing newly released data from Merck’s Long-Term Persistence Study for shingles. Though the FDA approved herpes zoster vaccine (HZV) for 50-59 year […]
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We all know fewer sunburns mean less skin cancer. But how does that work exactly? A study to investigate the effect of sunlight on human skin has revealed that sunscreen protects on a molecular level. Study Researchers at Australia’s Queensland University have shown that sunscreen gives protection against all three types of skin cancer (basal […]
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It happens. One day, it hits you that you appear to be on track to have arms not unlike your grandmother’s. Those pesky aberrations she called “liver spots” appear to have commenced their creeping conquest on your once pristine flesh. Do not fear, my dear. There are tools in the dermatologist’s arsenal to keep them […]
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At one time or another we’ve all sat on a long plane ride, been confined to bed for several days, or been immobile after surgery. These situations can put us at increased risk for life-threatening blood clots. There is currently no quick or easy way to detect clots. Often, they are diagnosed only after causing […]
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