Archive for May, 2012

Put Your Best Face Forward, Part 2

Posted in Beauty on May 30th, 2012 by Lance

That wouldn’t be so bad, Goldman said. But then there is part two. Now you have a lot of oil and it’s clogged up in a little tube. The normal bacteria — called Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes — which live inside the pores and on the skin, love this oil. They literally gobble it up.
That still wouldn’t be so bad, but the action of the bacteria turns the oil into free fatty acids. And those are very, very irritating to skin.
So now you have all this oil in the pores, clogged up under the skin, with a million times more bacteria making an acid that the skin is sensitive to. What does the body do? It brings in white blood cells to kill off the overabundance of bacteria. Read more »

Put Your Best Face Forward, Part 1

Posted in Beauty on May 30th, 2012 by Lance

When Diane York-Goldman speaks online about skin care, she said most of the questions are about acne. But speaking face-to-face before a group in school? It may be on everyone’s mind, but no one asks about it. “There’s so much embarrassment,” she said. Read more »

Homemade Potato Salad

Posted in Wellness on May 18th, 2012 by Lance

6 cups diced, unpeeled red potatoes
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped celery
1 clove minced garlic Read more »

Kyphosis & Scoliosis. Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized on May 17th, 2012 by Lance

A.Scoliosis has several different forms. The most common is known as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The term “idiopathic” means there is no known cause. Another form, congenital scoliosis, involves a deformity that the patient is born with. Read more »

Kyphosis & Scoliosis. Part 1

Posted in Conditions and Diseases on May 17th, 2012 by Lance

Q.Is kyphosis similar to scoliosis? Could you please explain what kyphosis is and what I can do to improve it? My doctor said I may have to have back surgery. Is kyphosis serious? Read more »

What Is Thrush?

Posted in Health Insurance on May 7th, 2012 by Lance

Thrush is a fungal infection that is common in people with HIV — the human immunodeficiency virus. People with HIV are usually placed on oral antibiotics to help their compromised immune systems fight infection. Read more »