Wear Your Sunscreen Properly

You may feel that you are pretty good about wearing sunscreen, but less than 25% of people apply sunscreen correctly or frequently enough for it to be truly helpful.   Here are some simple dos and don’ts to help you ensure that you are properly protecting yourself from the sun.

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Treatment Options For Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus (medically known as tinea unguium or onychomysis) affects nearly 10 percent of the world’s population and up to 32 million people in the United States alone.   Historically, treatment of toenail fungus has been disappointing for both doctors and patients who suffer from it due to poor cure rates and high reoccurrence rates.  Recently, the FDA approved some new topical treatments for toenail fungus.  Here is a list of current treatments for toenail fungus and how they stack up. 

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The Sunscreen Controversy

Sunscreens have been commercially available in the United States since the late 1960’s. We now use sunscreens with high sun protection factor (SPF) but this apparently has not been enough since the incidence of skin cancer has continued to rise. This has led at least one cancer center to postulate that the use of sunscreens may be partially responsible for the increase in skin cancer. What are the possible explanations for this apparent controversy?

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