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Blood Thinners - What You Need to Know About ThemThe chief reason to thin the blood is to keep blood clots from forming. When the body is injured in any way it sends special cells called platelets to repair the area. These can stick together and obstruct veins. A group of these cells can form at the entrance to a vital organ and block off circulation to it, which is called a thrombosis. When a group of these cells breaks free and blocks a vein or organ it is called an embolism. Both can cause heart attacks and strokes.
Common Pesticides Linked to MelanomaBy Stephen Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Studies document that many cases of melanoma are correlated with blistering sunburns experienced as a child or teenager. Additional risk factors include family history of this disease, the presence of atypical looking moles, and frequenting indoor tanning salons...
Do You Harbor a Malignant Melanoma?By Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director of the DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Although malignant melanoma accounts for only 3 percent of all cancers of the skin, it produces 65 percent of the deaths from skin cancer. In other words, malignant melanoma is the most uncommon but deadliest form of skin cancer...
Hair ProblemsBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - The scalp contains approximately one hundred thousand hairs. Each hair attains a maximum length and then enters a resting stage, following which, it falls out. Unlike certain animals, which shed their entire outer layers at once, human’s have hairs that act independently; normal human hair loss occurs in random fashion...
How to Choose a DoctorThe establishment of a relationship between you as a patient and your doctor as a healer is of primary importance for your health and wellbeing. You need to have confidence in your doctor, and, at the same token, he or she needs to listen to your concerns and guide you in your quest for better health. A primary care physician will not only offer immediate medical service but will also help you find a specialist if and when one is needed...
Iodine: A Comprehensive Exploration of a Vital NutrientThere is one super nutrient that has the ability to break up congestion in arteries, jumpstart a lagging endocrine system, and even protect people of all ages from the destructive health consequences of nuclear radiation. That nutrient is iodine, a chemical element that occurs abundantly in nature...
QigongIt is thought that qigong, as a form of healing, may have originated as far back as four thousand years ago in the era of Tang Yao. During this time it was found that dancing and imitating animal movements kept the joints flexible and also strengthened the flow of qi energy...
Resveratrol, Red Wine & Your HealthFor many years red wine has been thought to be healthy for you. Only within the last 25 years was the reason, or at least a possible explanation, discovered. Red wine is red because the skins of the grapes are processed with it and color it. The skins themselves contain resveratrol (RSV), a kind of phytoalexin, a plant-based antimicrobial substance. Resveratrol can also be used to treat cancer, inflammation, and cardiovascular problems. However it occurs in significant concentrations only in gr
Tai ChiTai chi chuan literally means the “supreme ultimate fist.” It is a Chinese martial art that is often practiced these days to promote health and improve agility. The most common of these accounts tells how Master Chang once watched a crane fighting with a snake and mimicked the slow, coiling motions of their movement...
The Dangers of Artificial and Natural SweetenersArtificial sweeteners are chemical creations that simulate the effect of sweetness. Although some are derived from natural products, none are natural. The chemicals that they are made up of and the chemicals that result when your body breaks them down can cause serious damage to your health, including Asptartame, Sucralose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Saccharin. Natural Alternatives include Honey, Stevia, Agave Nectar, Molasses, Palm Sugar, Date Sugar...
The Sun and SkinBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - We are a society that worships the sun. Bronzed skin has become a symbol of leisure and good health. Soaking up rays is one of our favorite pastimes. Very few experiences in life are more relaxing than lying on a glistening beach listening to the waves crash upon the shore as the bright sunlight beats down on us...
Tea and Its Health BenefitsAll true tea comes from one species of plant, Camellia sinensis, an evergreen bush that grows in tropical and subtropical climates. The Chinese claim the first cultivated tea plant, about 3,200 years ago and a Chinese legend claims the discovery of tea over 4,700 years ago. Even in ancient times it was claimed as a cure for a variety of illnesses and medical conditions.
What is Laser RejuvenationBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Laser resurfacing is characterized as either ablative or nonablative. During the ablative process the epidermis and parts of the dermis are removed resulting in improvement of skin texture, uneven pigmentation, and some correction of wrinkles...
What Should Be in Your Home Natural Medicine Cabinet?There are many herbal cures and remedies for the common, and sometimes not-so-common, problems with your personal health. Besides being less expensive than many OTC medications, natural remedies rarely have side-effects and often work immediately. Have a group of remedies at hand for various ailments when they arise....
What to do When Visiting Your DoctorA visit to your doctor, no matter how minor the complaint, is always serious: it's your health. Make the most of the time your doctor has for you by preparing what you need to say ahead of time...
When to Seek a Second OpinionOne of the basics truths of healthcare is that there is rarely one way to treat or cure a condition. A second opinion is a good idea whether the issue is major or minor because most procedures are not reversible. You have to live with whatever is done to you, and there are many factors that you should consider.
What Your Nails Tell About Your HealthNails on the finger and on the toes are an essential form of protection for the thousands of nerve endings that are part of the body's sensory system. Nails are made of a hard protein called keratin, and renewed from a plate above the finger bone. Because nails are on the outer extremities of the body they are often the first to show disturbances in body function, and have been used to diagnose problems in health care in the past and still do today.
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