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Even Normal Moles Can Increase Skin Cancer Risk

Moles, or nevi, are clusters of melanocytes, a type of skin cell containing the pigment that gives our skin color. Having moles on your body — even those found to be normal — can more than quadruple your risk of developing melanoma, according to a recent study presented at the 2014 World Congress on Cancers of the Skin. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:33 pm

Beat the Holiday Heat

For many, the upcoming holiday season is filled with friends, family and festivities. Most of us can associate with family traditions and fond memories of years gone by. But even the most seasoned party-goer can get weary of all the celebrations this time of the year. Read on to keep your health and mental well being on track this season.

Posted on 2 December 2014 | 4:28 pm

Eat What You Like This Holiday

When the holidays roll around, the term “survival” tends to be used for people trying to actively lose weight. However, holidays are a time to celebrate, and, let’s be honest, viewing celebrations as an obstacle course is a bit of a downer. Food is meant to be enjoyed and it is possible to enjoy your holiday favorites without ruining your weight-loss efforts.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 5:19 pm

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Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report.

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small.

Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood.

Health Highlights: Dec. 18, 2014