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12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Skin

The skin you're in is amazing. It's the ultimate multitasker, simultaneously protecting your organs, shedding cells and keeping you cool or warm. But how much do you really know about your skin, aside from the fact that you should protect it from the sun's UV rays? We rounded up some fascinating …

5 New Ways to Spot Skin Cancer

Ask your doctor about the following new technologies used to spot skin cancer early, and find out if one of them might be right for you:<p><b>1. Total Body Photography:</b> While your dermatologist will likely take photos of your moles during your appointment so she has a reference for the next time you see …

How One Woman Lost 40 Pounds of Fat and Saved Her Life

Fortunately, a friend spotted her struggling in the over-her-head water and pulled her onto the beach. But her troubles didn't end when she recovered her breath. Back home in Orlando, Florida, she was diagnosed with a severe valve regurgitation in her heart. "You are in congestive heart failure," …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

6 Common Sex Injuries—And How to Deal

For when love really does hurt...you know, literally.<p>We can all agree that sex is pretty much one of the greatest things known to mankind. <i>However</i>, while it's mostly amazing, there are definitely occasional issues involved. And we're not just talking about an awkward slip-up—injuries can and do …

Urinary Tract Infection

6 Hygiene Products You Should Never Share with ANYONE

<b>Razors</b> <br>Case studies of razors contributing to the transmission of hepatitis B, C, and HIV all abound, according to dermatologist Bethanee J. Schlosser, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Women's Skin Health Program for Northwestern Medicine. "Sharing of razors has also been known to cause transmissions …

7 Things You Never Knew About Body Odor

<b>Your hair can enhance the odor.</b> It's actually not the actual sweat from apocrine glands that creates that smell. Stench-causing bacteria happens to be attracted to that particular sweat, says Bowe. And once they break down the fats in apocrine sweat, the stay-away-from-me aroma appears. The more …