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How to Care for Five Different Types of Common Scars and Discoloration

Scars may be a poignant way to tell stories, but they also need care just like the rest of our skin. Check out these tips on how to care for the most common scars and discolorations.

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Skin Care for Men Is Different Than for Women

Find out all you need to know about how to properly care for your skin with these 7 tips.

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Chronic Life

Sex With Chronic Illness: What to Expect

Is your chronic illness getting in the way of your sex life? Here are some sex-life solutions for 5 common chronic conditions.

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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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Dating

Psoriasis, Intimacy, and Finding Love

You can find love with psoriasis flares – two people interviewed with the disease agree " that finding love with psoriasis may take time, but eventually it can be found."

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Tests

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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Living With

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!