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Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring.

Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss of

Nicotinamide Linked to Fewer Recurrent Skin Cancers

If the headlines about a drug related to B vitamins helping to prevent skin cancer tempted you to toss your sunscreen and broad-brimmed hat, think again. The findings were exciting because the hope of preventing cancer with vitamins has largely proven elusive, and the researchers declared their results ready to

4. Keeping Skin Healthy

In this chapter you’ll learn about the products and services we see, buy or use almost every day that may or may not have a profound effect on the health of our skin. Which foods should we eat or avoid? Which kinds of clothing apparel and accessories protect us? What

2. Beating Skin Cancer

Cancer is the name for a collection of related diseases. The distinguishing characteristic of all them is that cells divide, grow, and spread (metastasize) to other tissues of the body.
Skin cancer, then, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is responsible for one-third of all cancers in the United

Melanomas Can Affect All Races

Melanomas Can Affect All Races

People with fair complexions, red hair, blue eyes, and freckles typically are considered to be at greater risk of skin cancer than their darker-skinned counterparts. Research has shown that melanomas and other skin cancers occur more commonly in Caucasians than in other racial groups.

However, a new study suggests that African-Americans

UHN Blog: A Crusade Against Cancerous Moles

UHN Blog: A Crusade Against Cancerous Moles

The mirror never lies, no matter how much I’d like it to. The mirror is a timepiece, with each new gray hair marking another minute, and each wrinkle above my brow representing another day behind me on my life’s continuum. I see less hair where I want it, and more

On the Lookout for Basal Cell Carcinoma Symptoms

On the Lookout for Basal Cell Carcinoma Symptoms

If you’re going to invest hours in getting the perfect tan, or you work and play outdoors, spend a few minutes every now and then to check for basal cell carcinoma symptoms. You also should consider the potential damage the sun is doing to your skin and take precautions to

Avoid Skin Cancer with Prevention and Early Detection

If melanoma goes undetected and untreated, it can grown through the layers of skin and spread (metastasize) to the lymph nodes, bloodstream, and organs such as the liver, lungs, bones, and brain.

While melanoma comprises only about one percent of all skin cancers, it is the most

Use Sunscreen Properly to Avoid Feeling the Burn

There is much evidence supporting the benefits of sunscreen for minimizing damage to your skin due to sun exposure. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays effectively subject your skin to a dose of radiation that attacks cells, damaging their DNA and causing them to grow out of control. “There is no

Don’t Turn Your Back on Melanoma Symptoms

Don’t Turn Your Back on Melanoma Symptoms

If you’re conscientious about your health, you exercise, watch what you eat, and see your physician periodically for a physical exam. And you might have your doctor screen you for certain types of cancer. Still, you might be missing one critical screening, both at your doctor’s office and at home:

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