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Instant Sunburn Relief: 9 Ways to Soothe Your Burn

Instant Sunburn Relief: 9 Ways to Soothe Your Burn

Oops! You did it again. You got so caught up in the outdoor fun you were having that you forgot to apply sunblock. Now you have the tell-tale signs of a sunburn—hot, painful, itchy skin. Not sure how to soothe it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (like you should

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able

Melanoma Rate Rises Among Seniors

A recent study reveals that melanoma rates are on the increase among older Americans. The study (JAMA Dermatology, March) is the first to focus on how this lethal form of skin cancer affects different age groups, and Arash Akhavan, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai, says the

Sunburn: How Bad Is It for Your Health?

Sunburn: How Bad Is It for Your Health?

Guess what! I’m a bad mother (well, at least some of the time). The other day I was playing in a pool with my kids. We had finally escaped the winter to a place where the warm sun shone, and our goosebumps dissolved into a distant memory. We were having

How to Treat a Bee Sting

How to Treat a Bee Sting

You’re outside on a hot day, minding your own business as you rake around the shrubbery when, out of the blue, you feel the unmistakable jab of an angry bee’s stinger. If you’re lucky, it’s just one. Your first goal is to get the heck away from the scene of

Ask the Doctor: Almond Milk vs. Cow’s Milk; Psoriasis; Frailty

Q: My granddaughter loves drinking almond milk. I typically drink just regular cow’s milk. Should I make the switch?

A: One isn’t necessarily better than another, and both can certainly be a part of a healthy diet. In some cases, it’s just personal preference. In other instances, people might choose plant-based

How to Prevent Wrinkles

How to Prevent Wrinkles

You may be wondering how to prevent wrinkles as you start noticing those first fine lines appear. But to some extent, wrinkles are unavoidable.

As you get older, your body slows down its production of two proteins that play an important role when it comes to the appearance of your

Vitamins for Skin Health

Vitamins for Skin Health

In the never-ending quest for clear, smooth, and youthful skin, Americans spent $3 billion on skin care products in 2016. And as science and technology continue to advance, many of the most popular skin care products tout vitamins as their active ingredients. But what are the best vitamins for skin

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