Malignant Melanoma The Most Aggressive Form

March 27, 2012

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Malignant melanoma is cancer of the dark-pigmented cells that produce melanin, and is the most aggressive type of skin cancer.
Symptoms of Malignant Melanoma

Where The Past Comes Alive

October 12, 2011

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Is Jill’s hatred of Mac because she is Katherine’s granddaughter or because Mac reminds Jill of her past?

A fan e-mailed me this week and reminded me of something I had forgotten. And it seems Jill has forgotten it as well. What is it you ask? The past, Jill’s past to be exact.

What Is the Scientific Evidence for Ginkgo?

December 7, 2010

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia The scientific record for ginkgo in these conditions is extensive and impressive. According to a 1992 article published in Lancet, over 40 double-blind controlled trials had been performed by that date, evaluating the benefits of ginkgo in treating severe age-related mental decline.2 Of these studies, which involved about 1,000 participants, eight were rated of good quality and all but one produced positive results. Most of these studies were performed prior to a full recognition of the identity of Alzheimer’s disease, but they are presumed to have involved both Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s cases. The authors of the Lancet article felt that the evidence was strong enough to conclude that ginkgo extract is an effective treatment for severe age-related mental decline.

Introduction to the Enabled Rock Garden

March 18, 2010

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Rock gardens look like a lot of work to most people. Moving rocks into place, planting it, and keeping it weeded can be time consuming. If you are disabled, it’s impossible. Rock gardens are possible if they are planned correctly. Read this article to learn more.

Gardening is my passion. I was really disgruntled when physical challenges meant that I needed to cut back or even give up my outdoor gardening. My large perennial beds required a great deal of weeding and general maintenance. This was rather difficult to accomplish from a lawn chair. It was time for some drastic changes.

Portrait of a Chef – What You Need to Know About Becoming One

February 16, 2010

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Lots of readers in Japan, for some odd reason, asked Hair to Toes how they can become chefs…the “real French kind”. Here’s our exclusive article on making culinary delights your career.

Training for the world of cuisine starts early in France; by the age of 16, chef wanna-be’s are applying for the CAP or the certificat d’aptitude professionnelle, or the BEP; the brevet d’etudes professionnelles. Both the CAP and the BEP teach the fundamentals pretty rigorously, but the brevet is more technically oriented.

How Straight The Line

January 12, 2010

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Calvin comes home, as usual, on the 5:30 train. With this being Friday, his spirits are high and his head filled with plans for a nice weekend.

His wife, Kelly, greets him in the kitchen with a warm, “Hello.” She’s tossing the salad by hand while their son Jack sets the table. Calvin sits down and takes a drink from the iced tea that’s beside his plate, then says, “Let’s do something tonight.”

Spring Break from Restraint

October 14, 2009

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After watching re-runs of MTV’s Spring Break, I began to wonder if I was abnormal. I spent my break from academia in the Northeast, visiting New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. While I did hear a band one night in a restaurant, my spring break certainly didn’t involve me baring my chest for beads or hooking-up.

It’s in the Bag? The Gender Politics of Purses

July 14, 2009

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I spotted a man on the subway one recent evening carrying what looked suspiciously like a purse.

Curious and feeling unusually brazen, I asked: “Excuse me sir, you wouldn’t call that purse, would you?”

Blushing, he looked down at the square black bag slung over his shoulder, and then at me.

Finasteride 5mg Generic Propecia & Proscar

May 20, 2009

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We cannot escape the aging process, no matter how hard we try. As we grow older, many of us gain some extra weight, get tired more easily, and have aches and pains we never had before. We can fight the signs of aging with exercising and better eating habits. Looking older and losing hair are the worst parts about getting older. Men are more likely to suffer from hair loss, which deeply affects a person’s self esteem. There are both over the counter and prescription products that claim to reverse hair loss. Finasteride is a prescription that has been proven to offer results.

As stated in Wikipedia, Finasteride is a synthetic antiandrogen (hinders the biological reflexes usually triggered by the male sex hormones). Originally, Finasteride (marketed as Proscar, Fincar and Finara) was intended to be taken by men with benign prostate hyperplasia, as 5 mg of this medication decreased urinary symptoms. Finasteride has shown to help treat hair loss in men. Propecia might reverse male pattern baldness when a 1 mg dose is taken.

The enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which is a hormone that causes shrinkage of hair follicles (Wellness Letter, University CA Berkely), is inhibited when an individual takes 1 mg of finasteride orally. Testing has shown that finasteride encourages conversion of hair into a growing phase, stops the shrinking of hair follicles and decreases the spread of hair loss. Propecia works best for men who are starting to lose hair, and are not all the way bald.