HealthLeader

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Health Topics - Dermatology

The Problem with Hyperhidrosis: Undertreated, extreme sweating can douse spirits

Perhaps you don’t sweat it. But up to five percent of Americans wish they were so lucky. They have hyperhidrosis — in other words, they perspire profusely. ...

The “Ancient” Disease: More commonly known as leprosy, Hansen’s disease still exists around the world, including the United States

Most of us, when we hear the word leprosy, picture a dreaded disease of Biblical times, or disfigured people suffering in developing countries. Most of us are completely unaware that every year in the United States, 150 to 200 new cases of leprosy are diagnosed — most of them in the South....

Proper Piercings: Some body piercings may not be subtle, but they should always be done safely

Last year, I walked into a body piercing shop in Culver City, Calif., and made a decision: I wanted a cute body alteration. I was tired of staring at other people’s body décor, wishing I had the courage to join the club. ...

Summer Hazards: How to cure those summertime blues

Old Eddie Cochran rock lyrics - there ain't no cure for the summertime blues - may not spring from medical fact, but the incidence of mild to serious ailments can rise along with Texas temperatures....

Hair 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Tresses

Love, hate, envy and betrayal. They define our messiest relationships—including the one we have with our locks....