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Skin Cancer Prevention: How to Reduce Your Risk

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with basal cell carcinoma being the most common subtype. (4,6) The main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. There are also a handful of rare skin cancers including Merkel cell carcinoma, which is very aggressive. (6)

Basal cell carcinoma BCC is defined as abnormal, uncontrolled growths that arise from the skin’s basal cells in the epidermis — the outermost layer of skin. Most cases are caused by a combination of intermittent intense exposure and cumulative, long-term exposure to UV rays. (6)

Therapies currently used to treat basal cell are very effective, with an 85 to 95 percent recurrence-free cure rate, meaning the area of skin treated is effectively cured after the first round of treatment. (7)

Anthony M. Rossi, MD, a dermatologic surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in

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Runnin’ with Rani: Kailua-Kona’s Winona Chen is striving to be the next Ms. Health & Fitness

If you want to be a part of an inspiring story about a small-town girl pursuing big dreams in the fitness world, then you’d want to read about Kailua-Kona’s Winona Chen and, you will want to vote for her.

Chen is currently among 64 women in the semifinalist round, all competing for the coveted title of Ms. Health & Fitness 2020. One might wonder how big of a competition this is? Well, it’s big considering the online fitness competition began on July 20 with a whopping 64,000 contestants!

Ms. Health & Fitness is a fan voting competition that has grown to become the world’s largest virtual fitness event in just the last three years. Online votes through Facebook are counted toward each contestant, moving them through qualifying rounds while dwindling down the field, and eventually determine who will be the next Ms. Health & Fitness.

According to the Ms. Health

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Hoverboard dentist is jailed for 12 years for Medicaid fraud

An Alaska dentist who pulled out a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard has been jailed for 12 years for reckless endangerment and a $1.9million Medicaid fraud. 

Seth Lookhart joked about the hoverboard stunt in a video he sent to friends, and messages showed him bragging that nobody would ever uncover his crimes. 

But he was was convicted in January of a ‘lucrative’ fraud scheme in which he pressured his patients to undergo unnecessary sedations so that he could send Medicaid the bill. 

‘In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response – you darn near killed some people,’ Alaska judge Michael Wolverton told him on Monday, according to the Anchorage Daily News. 

Dentist Seth Lookhart was filmed removing a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard at Clear Creek Dental, in Anchorage, Alaska in July 2016 

In the hoverboard video, Lookhart balanced on the board while

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Not just kidney failure, keto diet could harm your other organs too

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The society has set unrealistic expectations about a body, which increases fourfold if you are a celebrtiy under the limelight, or wanting more limelight. In order to achieve that perfect body, many people take up diets which they think they know all about.

One such popular diet is the ketoginc diet, which many have benefitted from. However, on mistake could cost a life, which was the case with actress Mishti Mukherjee. She recently passed away after suffering kidney failure, which is only one of the many side-effects of the diet.

Other side effects:

1) Problems with digestion:

The ketogenic diet could also harm the intestines. It is likely to cause digestive discomfort and constipation since the diet does not consist many foods with fibre.

2) Heart problems:

Being a high-fat diet, keto diet might help raise cholestrol, thus putting individuals at risk of a heart disease.

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