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Bad Sunburn? Your Medication Might be to Blame

Few people are aware that many common medications can intensify the effects of sunlight, greatly raising the risk of burning, rashes, and other skin problems, even after only a short time in the sun. Most of us know very well that too much time in the sun puts our skin at risk. But did you…

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Awakening the Mysteries of an Abnormal Sleep Disorder

It’s been featured in many magazines, most major newspapers, and on TV: a good night’s sleep plays a crucial role in our overall health. In addition to fostering muscle growth, protein synthesis, and tissue repair, sleep is vital in helping manage our stress and emotions1,2. While these rejuvenating functions can occur throughout sleep, the most…

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What You Thought You Knew About Sunscreen is Wrong

If you’re super pale and burn easily, you should use the highest SPF you can find when you go out in the sun, right? Not necessarily. The reality of what various SPFs offer in the way of protection—and which ones you should be using—is much more complicated than that. Ah, summer. Time for family barbeques,…

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June 12-18 is Men’s Health Week

Addressing your health can be scary, but avoiding it altogether can be deadly. According to a recent National Health Interview Survey of 33,075 adults, 24.3% of all men over 18 years of age had not seen a doctor in the past year compared to 12% of all women in the same group. The survey interestingly…

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