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    Dogs May Help Lower Risk of Eczema in Children

    Nov 7, 10 • 3882 Views • Children's Skin, Consumer EducationComments Off on Dogs May Help Lower Risk of Eczema in Children

    Recent research is suggesting that having a dog as a pet can help protect children against eczema. Children with a dog in the home at age 1 had a significantly reduced risk of eczema at age 4. On the other hand, children who had a cat in the home were more...

  • Laptop Use May Discolor Skin

    Nov 3, 10 • 6794 Views • Children's Skin, Consumer EducationComments Off on Laptop Use May Discolor Skin

    It has been speculated that people who spend long periods of time studying or working with their computers on their laps or upper leg area could develop a toasted skin syndrome. The syndrome consists of a brownish discoloration of the skin caused by prolonged...

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    Most Common Skin Irritants

    Oct 2, 10 • 3370 Views • Consumer EducationComments Off on Most Common Skin Irritants

    So you’re probably wondering, what are the most common skin irritants that leave your skin red, itchy, or inflamed. Here are some common chemicals and ingredients that can be found around the house that causes irritation. 1. Soap – excessive...

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    Beer and Psoriasis

    Oct 2, 10 • 1412 Views • Consumer Education, Skin DiseaseComments Off on Beer and Psoriasis

    Does drinking beer increase the risk of acquiring, or worsening psoriasis in women? Experts believe so. Psoriasis is a painful skin disorder that affects over 7 million Americans today, according to research. After researchers from Harvard Medical School and...

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    Spas 101

    Sep 26, 10 • 1147 Views • Consumer EducationComments Off on Spas 101

    If you think all spa centers are the same, think again. Day spas vary greatly in the services they provide and the products they use. While some can specialize in hair and face, other spas can focus on full body and relaxation. Before going directly to a spa...

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    Sweating and B.O.: The Basics

    Sep 26, 10 • 1194 Views • Consumer EducationComments Off on Sweating and B.O.: The Basics

    Let’s face it–everyone sweats. Although some do more easily and profusely, it can be hindrance in certain social situations. Sweating happens when the body is in heat (either from the sun or from physical activity), and it’s the body’s...

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    Poison Ivy

    Sep 20, 10 • 6730 Views • Children's Skin, Consumer EducationComments Off on Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy is a plant that can cause a skin rash known as allergic contact dermatitis upon skin contact. The rash is red, uncomfortable and itchy, and it often appears in lines or streaks. It is also filled with bumps and show hives. What causes poison ivy?...

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    Cellulite: The Unwanted Dimple

    Aug 12, 10 • 4594 Views • Consumer EducationComments Off on Cellulite: The Unwanted Dimple

    Cellulite, otherwise known as dimpled-looking skin, is quite common in women and men. However, women get cellulite more frequently because of the way fat and muscle are distributed in the female body. The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits that...

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    Take a Sip: Why Green Tea is Good For The Skin

    Aug 8, 10 • 1455 Views • Consumer Education, Products, Skin Health, TreatmentComments Off on Take a Sip: Why Green Tea is Good For The Skin

    Have you ever heard of the advantages of green tea? Plenty of antioxidants, correct? Well, you might not know that green tea has powerful positive effects when it comes to skin. In fact, many skin care products today use active ingredients found in green tea...

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    Say Bye to Blisters

    Aug 8, 10 • 60775 Views • Consumer Education, Procedures, TreatmentComments Off on Say Bye to Blisters

    We’ve all had our share of these painful and strange looking bumps. Yes, I’m talking about blisters. Whether it’s from swinging from monkey bars to running a marathon, blisters can occur on your body. Blisters are caused by friction or minor burns. New...