Conditions & Diseases

7 Expert Tips To Know Before Taking Viagra®

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There is no short­age of infor­ma­tion on the inter­net about erec­tile dys­func­tion; the prob­lem is the infor­ma­tion is not always accu­rate. Erec­tile dys­func­tion affects an esti­mat­ed 18 mil­lion men in the US alone. One of the main­stays in treat­ing erec­tile dys­func­tion is through oral med­ica­tion, with Via­gra® being one of the most preva­lent and well-known brands on the mar­ket to treat sex­u­al function.

Athlete's Foot or Something Else?

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Hav­ing trou­ble with your feet? You may be one of the many peo­ple who are expe­ri­enc­ing a com­mon skin issue called Tinea Pedis, or Ath­lete’s Foot. This prob­lem refers to a fun­gal infec­tion of the skin that can occur in between the toes, or on the bot­tom of the foot. The symp­toms of infec­tion can include scal­ing, fis­sures, itch­ing, red­ness, and most notably, mac­er­a­tion (a white mushy like appear­ance of the skin) in between the toes. Some­times an odor may be present. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this infec­tion is extreme­ly com­mon, seen main­ly in young to mid­dle-aged men; how­ev­er, women can also be affected.

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Where Can Melanoma Be Hiding on My Body?

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When check­ing your skin for melanoma, per­haps you think of the dark mole on your back or the asym­met­ri­cal freck­le on your chest. By assess­ing sus­pi­cious spots on your skin, you’re tak­ing the first step to melanoma pre­ven­tion and ear­ly detec­tion. Whether you’re using the Ugly Duck­ling method or the ABC’s tech­nique, it is impor­tant that you and your der­ma­tol­o­gist per­form a thor­ough skin exam­i­na­tion, includ­ing places that might not nor­mal­ly come to mind.

Melanoma: Learn Your ABC's of Skin Health

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What is Melanoma?

  • Melanoma is a can­cer of the melanocytes, which are the pig­ment pro­duc­ing cells of the skin.
  • It most com­mon­ly occurs on the skin; how­ev­er, may also be found in the eyes, ears, GI tract, cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem and in the oral and gen­i­tal mucous membranes.
  • Melanoma is the most com­mon can­cer in women aged 25 – 29 years and is sec­ond only to breast can­cer in women aged 30 – 34 years.
  • This can­cer is more like­ly to occur on areas that are less often exposed and more fre­quent­ly burned, such as the backs of men and the legs of women.
  • It can be fatal if it is neglect­ed; there­fore, ear­ly detec­tion and prompt removal of melanoma can save a life.