Family Health Team

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How You Can Stop Foot and Toe Fungus In Its Tracks

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, diabetes, feet, foot health, foot pain, foot ulcers

Foot fungus and fungal toenails are a serious annoyance, but they can also spread and become a health problem, especially if you have diabetes or a weak immune system. Learn what to do to treat them.


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How Healthy Eating Can Help You to Age Better

Tags: carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, vitamin D, whole grains

Maintaining a healthy diet is important throughout our lives. But as we get older, the onset of medical conditions and lifestyle changes can lead to the need to adjust our eating habits.


Damaged Hair

Best Ways to Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, hair, summer, sun, sun exposure

The sun and heat of summer can wreak havoc on your hair’s health, especially if you have lighter and finer hair, or are African-American. Find out what steps you can take to protect it.


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Is Your Child in Top Shape for Fall School Sports?

Tags: back to school, exercise, sports, sports injuries, sports physical exams

Autumn is almost here and that means it's time for young athletes to begin practicing and conditioning for fall school sports. But before your child begins, make sure he or she undergoes a sports physical.


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New Study Finds High-Dose Flu Vaccine Better Protects Elderly (Video)

Tags: elderly, elderly patients, flu vaccine, geriatric, geriatric health, study, vaccines, videos

A new study finds a high-dose flu vaccine provides better protection among people 65 and older than a standard flu shot. The high-dose vaccine was 24.2 percent more effective than a standard-dose vaccine at preventing flu.


Donuts

Find Out Which 6 Foods These Experts Will Not Eat

Tags: diet, healthy diet, nutrition, Trans fats

We asked, and they answered. Did your favorite food make the “do not eat” list?


Martini

Quiz: Can You Sort Drinking Myths From Facts?

Tags: alcohol, drinking, quiz

When it comes to alcohol, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions out there — and not just the kind your friend tells you after a couple of drinks.


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Be Inspired: Best Bicycling Tips from Physician Turned Bicyclist

Tags: bicycle safety, exercise, fitness, summer

Maybe you haven't ridden a bicycle for years, or perhaps you ride regularly and would like to do it more. Richard Kratche, MD, offers bicycling tips and explains how this sport became a big part of his life.


woman washing her face

Acne Products May Cause Dangerous Side Effects

Tags: acne, dermatologist, dermatology, side effects, skin care

Over-the-counter acne treatments can help keep your skin clear and blemish-free. But some lotions and gels could produce dangerous reactions that may, in rare circumstances, be life-threatening.


Applying Lip Balm

7 Signs Your Lip Balm Use Is Just a Bad Habit

Tags: bad habits, chapped lips, dermatologist, dermatology, dry skin, SPF

Lip balm may feel soothing on chapped lips, but it can become the basis for a bad habit -- and some kinds can make your dry lips even drier.