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How to Cope With (and Fix) Vaginal Dryness

How to Cope With (and Fix) Vaginal Dryness

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7 Things I've Learned as a Psoriasis Mentor

Here are the seven things I’ve learned as a mentor in the psoriasis community, teaching people how to cope with this disease.

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Pap Smear. Pelvic Exam. STD Test. What's the Difference?

Credit: Thinkstock When I was younger I assumed any vaginal examination would automatically include a Pap smear and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As I got older, I came to realize that my assumptions were false. Although the three ...

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Ladies, Did You Know You Could Use Food to Increase Sexual Drive?

So it’s time to have sex, but you really aren’t in the mood. You make up every excuse in the book to avoid participating in hanky-panky, including being too tired or having a headache. If you are a woman who has experienced not wanting to have sex, y...

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Psoriasis Goal List: 10 Changes to Make with Psoriasis

Set new goals and make changes with these 10 health resolutions for living with psoriasis.

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5 Common Skin Care Myths Debunked

Old wives tales and mis-information about skin care have been passed along by word of mouth and the internet. Check out these five skin care myths and discover the truth behind some of skin care’s most misrepresented facts!

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7 Psoriasis-related Events You Should Know About

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in the psoriasis community and to meet more people like you? Check out these seven events designed with psoriasis in mind! Team NPF** When:** Varies** Where**: Various locations The National Psoriasis ...

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9 Psoriasis Role Models You Should Know

Check out these nine psoriasis advocates: Most are new to the community Whether you are looking for a guy to look up to, a gal to follow, advice from a parent of a child with psoriasis, or someone of color to relate to, this list provides it all. Com...

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Thinking of Having a Tattoo Removed? Read This First

_What story is your tattoo telling about you? Is it a tale of remembrance? Love? Or regret? _ Most tattoos tell stories unique to the people who have them. But for people like Dejuan U., some stories end up told in the “wrong place.” “I got a tattoo ...

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The Future of Vaccines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Out of the many vaccines available in the United States, there is currently only one vaccine for one sexually transmitted disease (STD): human papillomavirus, also known as genital warts, or HPV. However, the American Sexual Health Association report...