Psoriasis Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

With the recent televised diagnosis of Kim Kardashian’s  psoriasis, it seems more and more people are understanding what this skin condition is and media mentions of psoriasis have consequently skyrocketed.  A new Danish study however has revealed new information that many never even imagined – this skin condition appears to be tied to an increased risk of stroke and atrial fibrillation (a condition resulting in irregular heart beats).

More specifically, the study  concluded that patients with psoriasis run a risk for these conditions that is nearly 3 times higher than those without psoriasis.


A New Medical App May Help Detect Early Skin Cancer

There’s no doubt about it, mobile cell phone apps have completely changed the way we live. For some, these apps help grow productivity, for others perhaps the reverse is true (think about the Angry Birds phenomenon for example). Recently however the emergence of the  medical field in the app arena has proven just how useful these bits of technology can be.


For most, screening for skin cancer requires a trip to the doctor and an extensive exam but with the help of the new iPhone MelApp,  it seems you could detect the early warning signs from your own home. (more…)

6 Steps for Radiant Skin

Nothing defines youthful skin like a warm healthy glow. While some can attribute their beautiful skin to a case of good genes for the rest of us the proper skin care regimen combined with the proper lifestyle choices can make all the difference when it comes to getting that radiant glow that turns heads.



Eating for Beautiful Skin

Ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Well the same can be said for your skin. The key to beautiful flawless skin begins with a healthy diet. Here are just a few of the foods you can be eating to get that glow back.


Essential Fatty Acids

We all know that foods rich in essential fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6 can improve brain function and heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis but what you might not have know is that essential fatty acids can also work wonders for your skin. Fatty acids help produce the skin’s natural oils needed to protect against dryness and inflammation. Try to include at least two serving of salmon or other fatty fish every week. Adding flax seed to your diet is another great way to get more fatty acids as well. (more…)