Scientists Eye New Research Treatments For Melanoma Skin Cancer While Identifying The Disease's Causes

Posted on: 30 June 2015
Your skin, which is also referred to as the epidermis, protects two deeper layers of skin known as the dermis and the subcutis layers. Your skin layer sheds and continuously replaces squamous cells. Melanocyte cells are also produced in the epidermis, and they are susceptible to becoming cancerous. They also make melanin, which gives color to your skin. The basement membrane within your epidermis helps to prevent skin cancer from penetrating the deeper layers of your skin.
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Getting Dental Implants? Understand These Terms Your Dentist May Use

Posted on: 11 June 2015
When you have dental instruments in your mouth and a million thoughts running through your mind, it's easy to miss some of the instructions and explanations your dentist presents to you. If you gain a thorough understanding of some of the terminology used to describe dental implant procedures, you'll have an easier time understanding your dentists' explanation of the process, even when you're frazzled. Here's a look at some common terms used when discussing dental implants, and what each one means:
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First Aid For Your Injured Eye

Posted on: 29 May 2015
You may take your eyes for granted, until something happens to them. You splash a chemical in them or a piece of metal flies into them while you're working on a project. In that moment, you realize how important your eyes are and how easy it is to lose your sight. Should you get something in your eye, here are some steps to take to protect your vision before heading off to a hospital emergency room to see the doctors.
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Preventing Birth Defects: How Early Pregnancy Care Plays A Large Role

Posted on: 13 May 2015
Many children in developing or "third world" countries are born with birth defects. Since most of them are never seen by a physician due to poverty or distance from adequate healthcare, the true number of children with congenital malformations is unknown. Even though the United States is not considered a developing country, it too, has its share of babies with birth defects. An estimated 25% of these babies' defects could have been prevented with very good prenatal care.
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