People who pay income taxes to the United States sometimes get to take advantage of itemized deductions. The restrictions on the amount you are allowed to include in your itemized deductions for medical care is a lot less than it once was, but since 2010 Americans have been allowed to deduct the cost of some […]
If you think you have heard about every technique that has ever been invented for eliminating acne, think again. The latest treatment for the world’s most common skin condition involves blasting away acne with ultrasound.
Millions of women who suffer polycystic ovarian disease, a condition also known as PCOS, display acne as one of their most prominent symptoms. But for about 30 million women in the United States who have polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS) or other hormonal imbalances, an even more disturbing symptom is androgenic alopecia1, or the loss of […]
Acne scar “revisions” and laser treatment of skin roughness and discoloration after acne heals can get really expensive1. It is not at all unusual to want treatment before you can afford to pay cash. And it’s not at all unusual to feel like a contestant on TV’s Let’s Make a Deal as you politely tell […]
A few years ago I spent about a year working as a scientific consultant to a company that catered to the rich and beautiful of Beverly Hills. Coming from a background of poor people who had “nice personalites” on a farm in Texas I was not a natural fit, and I realized I wouldn’t be […]
Stem cell therapies have been controversial1 in the United States and in most Catholic countries for many years, due to objections concerning the use of tissue from discarded human embryos. The development of techniques that use an adult’s own stem cells, however, have opened up new possibilities for stem cell therapies for an astonishing range […]
One of the least frequently considered complications of acne is hyperpigmentation, the formation of small, or not so small, brown spots on the skin after pimples heal. Hyperpigmentation can occur on all skin types1 and all skin shades, but it tends to be more prominent with darker skin.
America is an incredibly litigious society. Americans can and do sue each other for good reasons, bad reasons, and no reason at all. You don’t have to sue anyone you don’t want to, but knowing your rights in the doctor’s office can prevent situations where you might feel the need to assert your legal rights […]
November is the time of year that many people in the Northern Hemisphere start to get the blahs. In North America, especially in the United States, people tend to get pre-holiday depression, but all over the Northern Hemisphere many people start to get SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. And making their depression worse, late autumn […]
Almost all teens get acne. Fortunately, almost all teens can get acne under control, as long as they do not inadvertently make their acne worse by treatments that are too harsh for young, growing skin. Here are the top ten teen acne treatments that really work. Every teen will be able to find some treatment […]
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