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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Wrinkle creams: Your guide to younger looking skin Do over-the-counter wrinkle creams really reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Stress relief from laughter? It's no joke Laughter is powerful stress-relief medicine. Discover how to fire up your sense of humor. EXPERT ANSWERS Ministroke vs. [...]

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Dr. Jerry Brewer on skin problems and skin diseases

This Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend episode features Mayo Clinic dermatologist, Dr. Jerry Brewer, talking about skin problems and diseases. Medical Edge Weekend 11-21-09

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One of the top reasons people search the Mayo Clinic website is for information about skin disorders.  On Saturday, Oct. 26, Dawn Davis, M.D., will join us to discuss many of the skin disorders that plague patients every day.  We’ll discuss warts, lice, psoriasis, skin cancer, acne and eczema.  Join [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Chemical Peels and Dermabrasion Safe, Effective Wrinkle Treatments

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are wrinkle treatments like dermabrasion and chemical peels safe? Do they actually work?    ANSWER: Chemical peels and dermabrasion work by removing layers of skin. The skin that grows back is often smoother, with fewer wrinkles and less discoloration. Chemical peels and dermabrasion can cause side effects. In [...]

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Top List of Reasons People Go To the Doctor

A new Mayo Clinic Proceedings study shows people most often visit health care providers because of skin issues, joint disorders and back pain.    Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D., says, "Much research already has focused on chronic conditions, which account for the majority of health care utilization and costs in middle-aged and older adults. We were interested [...]

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"Stung" by a Plant and the Sun (pkg.)

Sunshine and soda garnished with a lime. Two delights of summer. But for some people, that delicious combo can actually cause a skin reaction that could be mistaken for bruises or poison ivy. It’s called a phototoxic reaction and it can happen when you touch certain plants and then are exposed to sunlight. [...]

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Planning on Tanning?

Tanning seems to be a year-round business but with recent news about melanoma increasing for people under forty, some might think twice before baking in the sun or visiting a tanning bed.  Actually, Mayo Clinic Dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis says there are other risks than skin cancer. Four soundbites to choose from the downloads above. Expert [...]

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Get 'Smart' If You Have Dermatitis (pkg)

Dermatitis is an itchy, ugly rash you get when you're allergic to things like additives in skin lotions or detergents.  It can be frustrating and confusing trying to figure out what's safe to put on your skin, since product labels are hard to decipher.  Now, there's an app for that!  A [...]

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Battling Skin Cancer With A Melanoma Vaccine

Mayo Clinic researchers are using a genetic combination of human DNA and a cousin of the rabies virus to eradicate skin cancer from within trained mouse immune systems.  In early studies, 60 percent of tumor-burdened mice were cured in fewer than three months and with minimal side effects. The strategy, called cancer [...]

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