Risk Factors


The Right Way to Apply Sunscreen

Many people fail to apply enough sunscreen, forget to reapply it after spending a long time in the sun, or use an expired product. Here’s how to get the most protection.

By HealthAfter50

Itchy, Red Hands? Blame Your Beauty Products

Your red, dry hands may be the result of using dishwashing liquid that contains a common preservative, or it may be causing your itchy face or scalp if it’s in your moisturizer or shampoo.

By HealthAfter50

Some Sunscreens Increase Health Risks

Although it’s been really rainy where I live this month, we also are seeing hints of impending summer, thanks to the longer days and the warmer temperature. That means more time spent outside walking, hiking, biking and grilling. While enjoying the g...

By Dorian Martin

Fast Food May Contribute to Eczema

A recent study links fast food and allergy symptoms, including eczema in children and adolescents. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood reviewed questionnaires completed by more than 300,000 adolescents and almost 200,000 comp...

By Eileen Bailey

Vulvar Cancer: The Women's Cancer We Never Hear About

Vulvar cancer is the 4th most common female reproductive cancer. In 2008, we’ll see about 3460 cases and of those, about 970 deaths are predicted. 90% of these cases are squamous cell carcinoma (these are the same cells we see in the skin). About 5% ...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.