How to Enjoy The Beach Without Worrying About Skin Cancer

How to Enjoy The Beach Without Worrying About Skin Cancer

It’s easy to forget to protect your body from the intense UV rays when you are playing beach volleyball or splashing in the ocean with friends. After all, exposure to the sun increases the brain’s release of serotonin, a hormone associated with boosting mood. However, you should consider the risks of too much unprotected exposure …

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Living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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When people refer to “lupus,” they refer to the most common form, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its tissues, causing widespread inflammation. Tissue damage in the affected organs is the result. It can affect joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels and can be …

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How to Recognize Migraines in Children

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Anyone who’s experienced a migraine knows what the pain is like. Knowing that children get them too with the same severity, is heartbreaking. 1 in 5 children and teens are prone to headaches, with around 5% struggling with migraines as young as four. Children and teens may react differently than adults when a migraine hits, …

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What Happens During A Skin Cancer Screening?

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Skin cancer occurs when there is an out of control growth of abnormal cells in the skin’s outermost layer. The growths are caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations and can cause malignant tumors to form. According to the AAD, One in five adults will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. Fortunately, …

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What’s the Difference Between Migraines and Headaches?

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Migraines and headaches are different things that do have some similarities. They are both bothersome, vary in frequency and strength, and also have different classifications within them. Headache disorders cover both headaches and migraines, and naturally, people tend to get them confused. If you are suffering from frequent headaches, knowing the difference between them may …

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

Protecting your skin throughout all stages of your life is essential. July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and summer is the perfect time to remember how vital sun safety is. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. …

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What It’s Really Like to Have Alopecia Areata

Hair loss can make anyone feel insecure since it is one of those very visible features that are difficult to hide. It has long been associated with the effects of cancer treatments, so alopecia areata sufferers deal with looking “sick.” Alopecia is generally not a severe condition, but the emotional impacts of the unpredictable physical changes can …

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Common Myths About Alopecia Areata

6.8 million people in the U.S. are affected by alopecia areata. Alopecia is an autoimmune skin disorder that causes hair loss on the scalp, face, and other areas of the body. Many things are still unknown about it, including the cause, which makes people’s minds wander with mystery. Although there is still a lot to …

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Vitiligo FAQ

Vitiligo is a systemic disease affecting the largest organ in the body, the skin. It is a lifelong condition those diagnosed with will likely never be free of. The unpredictability of the loss of skin color and overlying hair color can be frustrating. Contrary to popular belief, vitiligo is not life-threatening or contagious. Learning more …

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What is a Skin Cancer Screening?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In this type, cancer cells form in the tissues of the skin. When caught early, it is highly treatable. A skin cancer screening is an early detection method designed to identify problems before symptoms are present. While specific factors put you at …

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