(Family Features) As many busy women know, a daily beauty regimen requires effort and time, but it also has a significant payoff. Keeping your outward appearance healthy and youthful inspires confidence — a glow everyone around you can see.
(StatePoint) The Information Age has moved society into a 24/7 electronic environment that exposes us to harmful light pollution every day. New research is illuminating the dangers of “blue light,” a high-energy wavelength of light that can disrupt the sleep cycle and cause damage to the eyes over time.
The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that one person dies from cancer of the skin every hour in the United States. Skin cancer can be essentially divided into two categories: melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) and both types have been increasing at alarming rates worldwide. The risk factors for the development of skin cancer include light-colored skin, eyes, and hair, ultraviolet radiation (sun) exposure, tanning parlor use, smoking, increased age, immune system suppression and certain genetic diseases. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, followed by squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) usually appears as a skin-colored to reddish bump on sun-exposed skin, such as the face, scalp, arms and legs. While less common, lesions on sun-protected skin may also be seen, particularly in patients who frequent tanning parlors. BCC usually doubles in size yearly and can invade into surrounding tissue with a destructive effect. It can also very rarely spread to other organs (metastasize) if left untreated. Multiple surgical and nonsurgical therapeutic options exist, and these must be discussed with your dermatologist. Early detection and treatment is the key to prevent disfiguring lesions.
It is impossible to truly thank the people who most shaped your life, but Father’s Day is certainly an occasion to express appreciation for one of them, dad.
Getting a tie may be a cliche but it doesn’t have to be that way now thanks to the Esquire line available at Men’s Wearhouse as well as the limitless choices that can be found at ties.com.
(BPT) - Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute. If not treated through a change in eyeglass prescription or surgery, cataracts, which affect more than half of all Americans by age 80, can increase risk of permanent blindness.
(Family Features) Skin is the largest organ in the body and it’s important to protect and care for it in order to keep it looking healthy and vibrant. Daily exposure to elements such as low humidity, harsh winds, ultraviolet rays, even your laundry detergent and makeup can take their toll, resulting in dry or irritated skin.
(StatePoint) Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a danger to skin and eyes year-round, playing a contributing factor to skin damage, skin cancer and eye disorders like cataracts. With May being UV Awareness Month, it’s a great time to take steps to protect your family.
(NAPSI)—The average American spends more than 101 minutes a day in a car. Unfortunately, what many drivers and passengers fail to realize is that when they are in a car, not all the danger they face is on the road.
(Family Features) When going through your health checklists, you probably think about your blood pressure, weight and cholesterol levels. But what people often neglect is actually right in front of our eyes – our vision.
Now that winter is finally over — despite that surprise dusting of snow that greeted folks Wednesday morning — don’t be surprised to find a little extra spring in your step. It’s only natural, and according to psychologists, is at least partly based in changes in body chemistry brought on by exposure to more light.
(NAPSI)—Windshield wipers may be among the most overworked and underappreciated equipment on your car.
Spring blooms are ready to burst in bold patterns and creamy pastels, not just in our tiny Queens strip gardens and brick-house flower boxes but also splashed across freshly styled women’s dresses and yes, the neckties of fashion-forward men.
“Pastels is huge. Floral dresses is huge,” said Jacqueline Quinn, a Long Island City fashion designer. Quinn is creative director for the Sara Emanuel fashion house, sells her own line of clothing and accessories and works as a stylist and fashion consultant for celebrities. She recently consulted on and judged a “Design for Brad Smith” competition for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Brad Smith and dressed 2013 Grammy winner Billy Vera, as well as others for the 2012 and 2013 Grammies.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to the latest in skin care, anti-aging products are taking the lead.
(StatePoint) Going green at home doesn’t have to turn your life upside down. There are simple measures you can take in your kitchen and garden to run a planet-friendly home.
(BPT) - Thinking of sprucing up your home for spring? You’re not alone; one in three homeowners say they’ll take on at least one home improvement project in the first half of 2014, according to a recent survey by Burst Media. And it turns out, freshening your home for spring is a smart investment.
(BPT) - Most guys spend very little time paying attention to personal grooming and, as the winter months roll in, this can have a direct impact not just on how they look, but how they feel. To help men stay one step ahead in the grooming game, Dove Men+Care has a panel of men’s grooming experts to offer five simple tips every guy can follow this winter:
(StatePoint) Hunting can be a rewarding sport, providing billions of pounds of organic, free-range deer meat to outdoorsmen each year. By following certain guidelines when hunting deer, elk or any other animal, you can ensure a more successful hunt and fill your freezer.
(StatePoint) Shopping for gardeners this holiday season? You can make their season a bit brighter by shopping with their favorite hobby in mind.
(StatePoint) Whether your home is on the market, or you plan to sell one day, knowing homebuyers’ preferences can help you make smart upgrades that will increase your home’s value and offer a great return on investment.
As the sun beats down on Queens and the region in the season’s strongest heat wave yet, a bill designed to protect children from overexposure to our home star’s waves of energy is making its way to Gov. Cuomo’s desk.
Whether he will sign it is not yet known.
While rare in childhood, skin cancer does not only affect adults and the incidence of melanoma among children and adolescents has been increasing over the past several decades. A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that between 1973 and 2009, the incidence of melanoma in children and adolescents increased by 2 percent per year. Thus, it is extremely important that we increase awareness and encourage good sun-protection behavior starting at even a young age.
Many parents have questions about how they can best protect their children from the sun. Often questions arise about what sunscreen to use and how to apply it. There are new U.S. Food and Drug Administration sunscreen labeling rules. Understanding what to look for on the sunscreen label is important.
by Lloyd Carroll
Dermatologists and skin cancer experts, especially before and during the summer months, write articles and give speeches on the harmful effects of sun exposure on the skin: the risk for melanoma and other skin cancers and premature aging of the skin. Despite all efforts, beaches are filled with people tanning in the midday sun, streets are filled with people with a pink-red burnt or bronze skin and tanning salons are filled with clients. Why can’t we deliver our message? Tanning is harmful to our skin just like smoking is harmful to our lungs.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. One person dies every hour from melanoma in the U.S. There are more than 76,250 estimated new cases of invasive melanoma in the U.S. annually resulting in over 9,180 deaths per year. It is the fifth and sixth most common cancer in men and women, respectively. If melanoma is diagnosed early, it is typically cured with surgery. However, advanced disease has a poor outcome and can lead to death.
A car accident is a headache for any driver. He or she has to worry about the repairs, working with the insurance companies and finding the right auto specialist to fix the damage. Sonny’s Collision in Richmond Hill is there to help. Since 1946, three generations of the family-owned collision shop have been keeping customers satisfied with their quality service while relieving the headaches that auto accidents bring to drivers.
It is impossible to properly thank the man who most shaped your life, but Father’s Day is one time to show your appreciation. Here are some gift ideas for all budgets.