When Should Your Daughter Make Her First Gynecologist Appointment?

Although adult women are instructed to have gynecological exams (including Pap smears) every one to three years, it can often be unclear as to when these exams should begin. Some may begin visiting the gynecologist as soon as they become sexually active, while others may wait until their early twenties or even later. When should your tween or teen daughter visit the gynecologist, and what will this visit involve? Read on to learn more about the benefits and potential drawbacks of scheduling a gynecological exam for your daughter before she turns 18. Read More 

Home Treatments To Help Treat Your Melasma

Melasma is a skin problem in which your skin darkens with brown or gray spots. You can get melasma in areas such as your face, arms and even your neck or back. It's caused from too much sun and not enough sun protection. These brown or gray spots may fade with time, but there are some home remedies you can use to help treat your melasma. Before trying to treat your melasma yourself, you should see your dermatologist first. Read More 

5 Myths About Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed procedures. Even though it has many benefits, there are several myths about it that are untrue and extremely misleading. Here are some of the most common myths and the facts about them.  Cellulite Is Removed by Liposuction For some people who are considering liposuction, the reason is to get rid of cellulite. What they might not realize is that liposuction is not designed to get rid of cellulite. Read More 

Preventing Childhood Melanoma

Although skin cancer -- particularly melanoma -- is rare in children, research shows the rate is rising. Kids can get melanoma at any age, with the most significant increase seen in adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19. Whether your youngster is small or a teen, being aware of the causes and risk factors is a step toward taking the necessary preventive measures to protect against skin cancer. Read More 

Food Allergy Testing And Treatments: New Techniques You Should Know About

Food allergies seem to be on the rise in the United States. This may be because more people do in fact suffer from food allergies, or it may be due to increased awareness. It may also be some combination of the two. Whatever the case may be, though, the importance of food allergy treatment and food allergy testing has never been more important than it is currently. Get to know some of the new techniques in testing and treatment for food allergies that you should know about so that you can take better care of yourself and your family, whether you suffer from food allergies or are considering getting tested for food allergies. Read More