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Sun Protection tips from the Dermatologist

Sun Protection. Tips from the Dermatologist

Other Suggested Tips Wear sun-protective clothing, along with hats, pants, and sunglasses to protect your eyes. Avoid tanning beds because they are directly linked to skin cancer. Stay in the shade as frequently as possible. The sun’s rays are very strong between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Apply 15 minutes before going outside. This gives the sunscreen enough time to absorb into your skin. Always use enough sunscreen. Apply liberally to make sure your skin is protected. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours. If you are in the water or sweating, opt to apply it even more frequently. Dealing with a Sunburn: Sometimes sunburn happens, even if precautions are taken. Sunburn is a painful reminder of the importance of sunscreen. Here are some ways to treat sunburn. Stay hydrated and drink a lot of water. This helps your skin rejuvenate and heal. Take a pain reliever with an anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen. This will help reduce the swelling associated with a sunburn. Watch for blistering, which may require medical treatment.
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New Ways to Find the Oldest Disease

New Ways to Find the Oldest Disease Is cancer caused by our modern lifestyle? Or have humans virtually always had cancer? Researchers continue to seek answers, and in fact, British scientists recently found a 3,000-year-old skeleton with soft tissue cancer tumors throughout the body. In any case, it’s clear that modern medicine and science have dramatically improved our ability to fight, and detect early this ancient disease.
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Diet and Exercise are not Always Enough to lose Weight

Diet and Exercise are not Always Enough to lose Weight: Weight loss surgery may be an option Many have tried countless diets, calorie counting, low-carb, juice cleanses, and ultimately the weight one loses comes back all too often. For most people, a healthy balanced diet and regular daily activity are just enough to maintain oneself at a current weight. The prevalence of obesity is greater than 30% in the Valley. For these individuals, maintaining their current weight or gaining weight may lead to a cascade of health problems.

When Children Have Cancer

Most people quickly and generously jump in to support a friend who has cancer or a friend grappling with cancer in the family. However, there’s something about children with cancer that tugs at the heart a little more. Children come with an inherent vulnerability. Add a cancer diagnosis, and friends of the family are left speechless.

The Benefits of Cold-Pressed Juice

Earth Born Market is a specialty farmer’s market committed to locally grown, fresh, whole, raw, natural and organic foods. Most of Earth Born’s produce is 100% USDA certified organic and is grown by its affiliate company, South Tex Organics in Mission, Texas. Anything not grown by South Tex Organics is sourced from local farms in the Rio Grande Valley or from suppliers of the highest quality produce.

Jimmi Rios, MD: A Complete Approach to Women’s Health

Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus and ovaries) and the breasts. Literally, outside medicine, it means “the science of women.” Almost all modern gynecologists are also obstetricians (obstetrics and gynecology). In many areas, the specialties of gynecology and obstetrics overlap. But for Dr.Jimmi Rios it is far more. His clinic, Dr. Rios Women Health in McAllen, Texas, is opening with a diversity of services involving every aspect of women’s health including reproductive development, hormonal balance, vaginal reconstruction, even cosmetic surgery and anti-aging procedures designed as a complete care system for a complete woman. Dr. Rios himself said that he “consider(s) that cosmetic surgery procedures training has to be part of a gynecologist’s career path” and “The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Therefore, one’s external appearance may have even more influence over one’s complete physical, mental and social well-being than may be believed.”
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Colorectal Cancer Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer originating from the colon or rectum. In the United States it is the third most common type of cancer (excluding skin cancers) and is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. For the year 2015, it is estimated that about 140,000 new cases of CRC will occur. Out of these new cases, approximately 50,000 will result in death. Although CRC is very common in the United States, it is also one of the most preventable cancers due to the fact that many screening modalities are available to detect it at an early stage.

Lung, Prostate, and Colon Cancers Decline Across the U.S., but Colon Cancer Still Expected to Rise in Texas

The American Cancer Society recently released its 2015 Cancer Facts & Figures showing that new cases of the most common forms of cancer, including lung, colon, and prostate, are decreasing across the United States. Cancer prevention and treatment is better today than at any time in history, so it makes sense that increased awareness of these common cancers, combined with early screening and detection, is leading to a decreased number of cases.