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  • Health and Wellness

    What Can I Do to Help Control My Sweaty Palms or Underarms?

    Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be unsightly, even embarrassing at times. There are many causes for this condition, so you may need to try a number of options before finding the solution that works for you. If you are concerned there may be an underlying health problem, talk to your ...

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    Can I Drive Myself Home After LASIK Surgery?

    LASIK surgery, or laser eye surgery, is used to correct a variety of eye issues, adjusting the cornea to improve sight. By correcting vision problems, LASIK can alleviate the need for glasses or contact lenses. Unfortunately, patients cannot drive themselves home after a LASIK procedure and will ...

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    What is Involved in Scar Revision?

    After an accident, surgery or other skin injury, scar tissue can form in the skin. The size and type of the scar generally reflect the degree of the original injury. Other factors play a part, such as genetics and where the scar is located. Some scars may be minimal, while keloids and other thick ...

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    What Causes Diaper Rash?

    Diaper rash is not a failure of parenting; it’s just a fact of life. As hard as you work to prevent it, babies will sometimes get a little irritation. However, by understanding its causes, you can do more to prevent it and mitigate the effects when it does happen. Diaper rash has many potential ...

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    Knowing When to Hang Up the Keys

    Driving safely is a matter of ability β€” not age. But here’s the hard truth: time can take a toll on your body and mind. When people grow older, their physical strength decreases, vision declines and reflexes get slower. As people age, they may even be more vulnerable than younger drivers to ...

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    Busting 4 Myths About Organ Donation

    Every 10 minutes in North America, a gravely ill person begins an uncertain journey. Living through the final stages of kidney, liver, heart, lung or pancreatic diseases or disorders, they are added to the organ transplant waiting list β€” joining plenty of others in an arduous waiting game. According ...

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    Cracking the Produce Sticker Code

    When you reach for an apple at the grocery store, you may notice a small, sticker on the skin of the fruit with numbers. The number is called a PLU code, or a price-lookup code, and you may be surprised by what that sticker indicates. PLU codes are used by supermarkets to help checkers identify what ...

    • Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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    Coping With Stress in the Workplace

    If you feel your shoulders clench, your back twinge, your head pound and your heart rate increase as you step out of the car on the way into your workplace β€” you are not alone. The American Psychological Association found in 2009 that 69 percent of workers surveyed said work was a significant source ...

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    How Can I Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins?

    by Edward Ross, MD Varicose veins are large twisted blood vessels that are visible above the skin and generally form on the legs. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but smaller and can look like spider webs. These conditions are often caused by malfunctioning valves, which cause blood to ...

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    What Can I Do About My Hair Loss?

    Hair loss can show up in several different ways. Before deciding how best to approach hair loss, it is important to identify what type you are experiencing. Some patterns are linked specifically to correctable causes, others are not. Often it is best to be seen by your healthcare provider, who can ...