Heather Vanisko

Patient Expert

Heather wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Healthy Skin.

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Top 10 Winter Skin Tips

During the winter, it’s easy to forget to take good care of your skin. The cold temperature and winter winds brings excess dryness in the air. Many people suffer from dry, flakely skin skin during the winter due to. Eczema is prone to flaring in the ...

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Top 10 Skin Care Myths Revealed

Doing facial exercises can actually stretch skin and cause more lines and wrinkles. Whether you realize it or not, the face is the one area of the body where muscles connect directly to the skin. There are no ligaments or other tissue padding in betw...

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The Best Ways to Treat Acne Naturally

Eight easy, natural remedies for acne.

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Tips for Beating Body Acne

Body acne is not uncommon, especially in the summer. Between jumping into chlorinated pools, lying on salty, sandy beaches, and sweating on the sidewalk, it’s surprising that we make it to September without more skin problems. Read on for ways to kee...

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Sneak More Veggies into Your Diet

Vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber and quite filling. Packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that do wonders for your health, veggies are helpful in maintaining steady blood sugar levels and help your body burn fat. Try these ti...

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10 Weight Loss Rants

Is there a link between body weight and health? Certainly! But let’s face it, a lot of the attention that the culture puts on body size is not about “health.” In this slideshow, 10 HealthCentral readers share their personal pet peeves about weight lo...

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10 Factors That Boost Suicide Risk

Being male increases a person’s risk for suicide. In fact, experts have found that there is a dramatic difference in men’s and women’s suicide attempt and completed suicide rates. Men are four times more likely to die from a suicide attempt than wome...