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    Are There New Treatments for Psoriasis?

    Ways to reduce psoriasis flare-ups and improve your skin’s appearance Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, in which white blood cells, called T-lymphocyctes, cause inflammation on the skin and other areas. In particular, skin cells multiply too rapidly, causing a scaly plaque to grow on the ...

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    What is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

    Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a surgery designed to help patients reduce their weight by removing as much as 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is formed into a tube, like a sleeve. Though the stomach is reshaped, no other organs are altered. This procedure is a good option for people ...

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    How Often Should You Be Screened for Colorectal Cancer?

    Two things you should know right off about colon cancer. First, it is one of the most common cancers. Second, early detection saves lives. The longer cancer goes undetected, the more time it has to take root and spread. There are two main procedures to screen for colon cancer—colonoscopy and ...

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    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 — 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 — 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