Vitamin A for Acne: Scars, Benefits, Dosage, Topicals vs. Oral, More Vitamin A for Acne: Scars, Benefits, Dosage, Topicals vs. Oral, More
OverviewVitamin A is an essential nutrient found in orange and yellow fruits and vegetables as well as other nutrient-dense food sources, like leafy greens.As an antioxidant, vitamin A can help promote better skin and overall health by fighting free radicals.Vitamin A may also help ward off inflammation, an underlying factor in acne vulgaris.When it comes to treating acne with vitamin A, topical f
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Social Anxiety Treatment: 12 Ways to Cope Social Anxiety Treatment: 12 Ways to Cope
What is social anxiety?Some people love being in the company of others and can’t wait to get their next invitation to an event. It’s a different story for people living with social anxiety.If you have social anxiety or social phobia, interacting with people on a social level doesn’t come naturally. In fact, it can be downright frightening. This anxiety disorder may cause self-consciousness a
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Acupuncture for Endometriosis Acupuncture for Endometriosis
Acupuncture and endometriosis definitionsAcupunctureAcupuncture is a form of treatment involving the insertion of very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific, strategic points on their body. Traditional Chinese medicine considers acupuncture as a way to balance the qi (energy or life force). Western medicine considers it a method to stimulate muscles, nerves, and connective tissue.Endo
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Posterior Tongue Tie Symptoms and Treatments Posterior Tongue Tie Symptoms and Treatments
What is a posterior tongue tie?A tongue tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition some babies are born with that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. Examples include being unable to push the tongue past the lower teeth or having trouble moving the tongue side to side.The term describes any band of tissue underneath the tongue that is short, tight, or stiff. Tongue ties sometimes prevent a baby’s
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Facelift What to Expect: Procedures, Costs, Recovery Time, and More Facelift What to Expect: Procedures, Costs, Recovery Time, and More
Fast FactsAbout:A face lift is a surgery that can help improve signs of aging on the face and neck.Safety: Find a trained, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your face lift. This helps to ensure a certain level of expertise, education, and certification.As with any surgery, there are possible risks to be aware of, including anesthesia risks, infection, numbness, scarring, blood clots, card
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Harlequin Ichthyosis: Definition, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis Harlequin Ichthyosis: Definition, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis
Harlequin ichthyosis, sometimes called Harlequin baby syndrome or congenital ichthyosis, is a rare condition affecting the skin. It’s a type of ichthyosis, which refers to a group of disorders that cause persistently dry, scaly skin all over the body.The skin of a newborn with Harlequin ichthyosis is covered with thick, diamond-shaped plates that resemble fish scales. On the face, these plates c
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Is It Safe to Use Castor Oil for Constipation Relief? Is It Safe to Use Castor Oil for Constipation Relief?
OverviewWhen you’re constipated, you don’t have bowel movements as often as you should, or your stool is hard to pass. The standard definition of constipation is having fewer than three bowel movements per week. Everyone goes to the bathroom on a different schedule, though. Some people have several bowel movements per day, and other people have just one bowel movement per day or go every oth
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Baby Gas: Relief and Prevention Baby Gas: Relief and Prevention
OverviewWhen babies are uncomfortable, it’s sometimes hard to pinpoint the cause of their distress. Babies with gas may be squirmy, as they struggle to get comfortable. They may cry and be fussier than normal, bring their legs up to their chest and kick, or have trouble sleeping. If your baby has gas, it doesn’t mean that anything is wrong. All humans produce gas in their digestive systems.S
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The Stigma Around Adderall Is Real… The Stigma Around Adderall Is Real…
The first time I heard about stimulant abuse, I was in middle school. According to rumors, our vice principal had been caught stealing a kid’s Ritalin from the nurse’s office and, seemingly overnight, he became a pariah in our small community.It wasn’t until college that it came up again. This time, it was a classmate bragging about how much money he was making selling Adderall to his frater
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5 Ways to Create a Productive and Healthy Work from Home Experience 5 Ways to Create a Productive and Healthy Work from Home Experience
When I left my corporate job in 2017 and took the leap into full-time entrepreneurship, I totally glorified working from home and thought I’d have no problem making the transition. I quickly realized, however, that there were a lot more challenges than I anticipated. There was so much I hadn’t thought about, from finding a schedule that really worked for me to something as simple as not sittin
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Galactagogue Foods: 23 That Increase Breast Milk, Herbs to Try, and More Galactagogue Foods: 23 That Increase Breast Milk, Herbs to Try, and More
OverviewOne of the issues likely to come up in any group of breastfeeding mothers is low milk supply. Once the topic has been raised, often quick on its heels are suggestions for how to boost breast milk production. These might include foods, herbs, and even prescription medications. All of these qualify as galactagogues. The word “galactagogues” comes from the Greek “galacta,” meaning m
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I Thought My Goal in Therapy Was to Be Happy. I Was Wrong I Thought My Goal in Therapy Was to Be Happy. I Was Wrong
When I first walked into a therapist’s office when I was 18 years old, I had one goal and one goal only: “I just want to be happy,” I said.Up until that point, I couldn’t really remember what that felt like. I didn’t know at the time that I had obsessive-compulsive disorder (as it turns out, it runs in the family), and that my near-constant state of guilt, panic, and rumination wasn’t
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My Chemo-Moon Helped Prepare Me for Treatment. Here’s How My Chemo-Moon Helped Prepare Me for Treatment. Here’s How
In January 2018, a mass measuring over 5 centimeters was found in my left breast. This was after I had been misdiagnosed in April of the previous year. It would take another month after my diagnosis to be officially diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. By April, doctors confirmed that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes, sternum, and both lungs. I was devastated, confused, and angry about how
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HPV and Breast Cancer HPV and Breast Cancer
OverviewChances are you’ve either contracted the human papillomavirus or know someone who has. At least 100 different types of human papillomavirus (HPV) exist.Almost 80 million people in the United States alone have contracted this virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 14 million new diagnoses each year.HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI)
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A Parent’s Guide to Early Autism Signs A Parent’s Guide to Early Autism Signs
OverviewAs new parents, we eagerly track our baby’s milestones and find pleasure in every smile, giggle, yawn, and crawl. And while all babies tend to develop at slightly different paces, there are certain behaviors in infants or toddlers that can be early signs of autism. What are they, and what should you look for?Here’s the voyage of discovery I went through with my own son.Health and well
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Lead Poisoning: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis Lead Poisoning: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
What is lead poisoning?Lead is a highly toxic metal and a very strong poison. Lead poisoning is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. It occurs when lead builds up in the body. Lead is found in lead-based paints, including paint on the walls of old houses and toys. It is also found in:art suppliescontaminated dustgasoline products sold outside of the United States and CanadaLead poisoning usua
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One Woman Shares Her Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Psoriasis This Winter One Woman Shares Her Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Psoriasis This Winter
As someone who’s been living with psoriasis for more than 27 years, the winter season can be especially difficult. The changes in weather conditions, plunging temperatures, and even the amount of daylight can greatly impact how we feel, both mentally and physically. Some years were so debilitating for me that bearing the cold seemed like an impossible task. During this time I’d isolate myself
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