Traditional Chinese medicine includes more than just acupuncture. If you follow any health and wellness gurus on Instagram you have likely seen some of the other natural techniques gaining traction here in the U.S — cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and auricular therapy to name a few. But one technique that has gained recent popularity is … Continue reading Gua sha: The Chinese facial tool for healthy skin and pain relief
When you’re enjoying some quality time with family at the lake or gathered around the grill in the backyard, everything is all fun and games — until someone gets a sunburn. Most of us who enjoy spending time outdoors are familiar with the agony of a sunburn. A bright red patch — often in a … Continue reading The burning truth behind what happens when you get a sunburn
Most men are grateful that they don’t have to hassle with applying makeup every morning. They can get dressed, brush their teeth and hair, splash some cold water on their face and be out the door. But when it comes to a male’s morning routine, he may be missing out on some crucial steps to … Continue reading Reaching for the razor? Shaving and skin care for men
Whether it’s Halloween around the corner or just swimsuit season, many women are scared to reveal their “spider veins.” Lianne Marks, MD, PhD, FACP, an internist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock said spider veins are more common in women than men, with a ratio of 4-to-1. … Continue reading Spider veins — are they more than just scary?
People with eczema not only face serious skin problems, but a study by Northwestern University researchers now links the condition to bone fractures and other injuries. The researchers examined more than 34,500 adults from around the nation. Participants with recent cases of eczema had a 44 percent chance of injuries more than other patients. Among … Continue reading Eczema linked to bone fractures and injuries
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself, too. In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of food health and take the time to schedule these important screenings. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift: Mother’s Day
The purpose of Melanoma Monday is to help people become aware of skin cancer — how to recognize it, treat it and prevent it. It is currently estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Numbers like that make a world without skin cancer seem to be an impossible goal. … Continue reading 5 ways to prevent skin cancer