Skin Cancer Of The Foot And Ankle An Epidemic

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Skin cancer of the legs, ankles, and feet are some of the most overlooked cancers.

They are found in locations where most people consider skin cancers unlikely. Over 90% of skin cancers appear on sun-exposed skin, usually found on the face, neck, ears, forearms, and hands, but an alarming number are also found in the legs, ankles, and feet.

Why does sun cause skin cancer? Overexposure to sunlight damages the top layer, or epidermis of the skin. The most dangerous skin cancer is called melanoma, meaning a tumor of pigment producing cells. Melanomas can spread early to the lungs, liver, and brain making it a rapidly fatal cancer. It is expected tha something over 8,500 people will die from skin cancers this year! Most melanomas can be cured with early diagnosis and treatment.

Squamous Cell Carcinomas occur commonly on the forehead, lips, and handsbut they can be found on the arms hands, legs, and feet. These cancers can spread and early diagnosis and treatment is critical.

Basal Cell Carcinomas rarely spread to distant structures, but, if untreated, can destroy large portions of the face, scalp, nose, ears, and vast areas of skin. They can result in gross disfigurement if not treated early. Fair-skinned people are at greater risk for these cancers.

My heartfelt advice:

1. Please, have your moles and skin lesions checked. To put off doing so could be fatal. Ask your primary care physician or dermatologist to do a yearly skin check, all over. Don’t be modest about this. Your life could be at stake. I routinely check patients for suspicious moles and lesions on their legs, ankles, and feet. You need at least a yearly check-up with your podiatrist.

2. Use sun blocks to protect exposed skin, even in winter and don’t forget your legs and feet if they will be exposed!

3. Learn the ABCDs of skin cancer:
Asymmetry – The sides don’t match.
Border – It looks uneven or ragged.
Color – It has more than one color. These colors may have an uneven distribution.
Diameter – They appear wider than a pencil eraser. Also, look for ulceration, craters, donut-shaped edges, bleeding, or slow healing if the lesion is ulcerated. Any mole on the toes or the bottom of the foot is suspicious. If you notice a mole on a friend or family member that meets any of these criteria, gently encourage them to get it checked “to be safe”.

A Short Inception Of Hollywood Cinema Techniques

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The first hollywood cinema movie cameras were attached directly on to the head of its tripod or alternative support, with just the crudest sort of levelling tools provided, in the manner of the still-camera tripod heads of the hollywood period. The earliest movie cinema cameras were hence resolutley static during the course of filming, and hence the very first equipment movements were thanks to fixing a camera on a moving truck. The original documented, well before cinema and hollywood, of these was movie shot by a Lumire cameraman from the rear carraige of a train departing Jerusalem in 1896, and by 1898 there were lotsof cinema movies shot inside moving trains, Hollywood was beconing. Despite listed under the confusing heading of panoramas in the sales catalogues of the time, those movies shot immediately forward from in front railway engine were usually referred to as phantom rides.

Sometime in 1897, Robert W. Paul had the very first notable moving camera mount manufactured to put 1on top of|on} a tripod, so that he could track the passing parade of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in unique uninterrupted cinema shot. The device had the equipment set on a vertical axis that could be moved with a worm gear driven by cranking the handle, so Paul placed it on public sale the next year. Films made with such a “panning” camera were also known as panoramas in hollywood listings of the earliest decade of cinema.

The standard setup for newy cinema studios in Hollywood was provided by the studio which Georges Mlis erected in May 1891. It had a glass roof and three glass walls made after the model of large studios for static photography, it was also fitted with flimsy cotton drapes that were stretched below the roof to eliminate the bright ray of the sun on brilliant days. The natural overall light devoid of real shadows that this setup delivered, and which also happens naturally on moderately overcast days, became the standard for cinema movie lighting in hollywood film studios for the next decade.

Unique within all the short hollywood cinema movies priduced by the Edison studio, which recorded pieces of the shows of variety performers for its Kinetoscope cinema viewing devices, was The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. The film portrayed a person dressed as the queen putting her head on the execution block in front of a small gathering of bystanders in Elizabethan apparel.

A Guide To Home Cinema Perfection

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Peter Simpson writes guides to computing gadgets and new technology. Ask Peter about watching films on an hd projector, hd tv or lcd tv and remember that you can always watch films on your ipod touch too.

While it is ideal to have a spacious room for your home cinema, you can still enjoy the best home cinema from a smaller room in a quaint home. The trick is to use the features of your room to blend with the home cinema; the electronics should fit in comfortably with the rest of the settings.

Here are some suggestions on how to enjoy the best home cinema in a room that does not look like a spacious lounge.

The Dimensions Of The Room

Do use a rectangular room, and don’t use a square room. The room should be longer than it is wider for a home cinema not to completely dominate the room.

And just as you don’t want the room to be a square, you don’t want it to be a cube either, so ceiling height is also something to consider. The height of the room, from floor to ceiling, should not match the length of the room.

Reduce or Eliminate Unpleasant Bouncing Sounds

Do use a rug or carpet, and don’t use a bare floor, even if it is nicely laminated or has beautiful floorboards. This time the reason is not aesthetics, but functionality. Bare floors will bounce the sound, while rugs or carpets will absorb sound comfortably and you will not hear a strange humming sound as you watch a movie.

Similarly, add thick curtains to the windows. Again for the same reason. You don’t want the windows to reverberate when watching your show. Thick curtains that block out the light will add another dimension to your viewing pleasure.

Finally, if you can, change the door. By choosing a fire proof door, you will eliminate audio problems created by a vibrating door.

Be Selective About Your Technological Choices

While a 7.1 system is more impressive than a 5.1, and dynamic mode creates bright and compelling images, these choices in home cinema will have an overpowering effect on the total ambiance of the room. In other words, you are overdoing the electronic stimulation. Just as you want the physical home cinema to blend in with the size of the room, so, too, you want the cinematic effects to be pleasant, not jarring.

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Sound is important to pull you into the movie, but big speakers are not necessary at all. You can get the same sound effects with five small satellite speakers and a subwoofer.

Don’t keep your TV more than 15 degrees from eye height; for example, if you have a flat screen, you should not put it on a mantle piece. Having the screen too high will eventually cause a crick in your neck.

Uninsured Persons to Receive Cheap Medical Testing

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A website recently launched in the United States is determined to provide affordable medical testing to uninsured parties and other persons who are unable to pay for full-priced tests and laboratory fees. PrePaidLab.com, launched by a general physician from Ohio, is committed to driving down the consumer costs of receiving lab testing in America.

Doug Lefton, founder of PrePaidLab, started the site in response to the increasing difficulty his uninsured and underprivileged patients had in getting access to standard medical testing.

The PrePaidLab site operates on a price comparison principle, which Lefton explains is -like using Amazon.com to buy your lab tests.- Users requiring a test are asked to log-in, specify the tests recommended by their doctor, compare prices and proceed to an online checkout using one of the approved payment methods.

In order for the actual test to be performed, the patient and PrePaidLab site user are given an appointment at a LabCorp location of their choosing, where the test is administered according to the latest health regulations. Depending on the type of exam requested, results can usually be sent to both the patient and their general practitioner within 24 hours of the test being administered.

Lefton has suggested that cheap web hosting of price comparisons and medical testing from multiple wholesalers is capable of saving users upwards of 50 percent on the cost of their lab tests, as well as minimizing time away from work and costly consultation fees.

The latest statistics show almost 50 million Americans, or some 17 percent of the population, lacked health insurance for at least part of the 2009 calendar year, and many analysts have cited the service offered by PrePaidLab.com as extremely valuable given the current economic state of affairs. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that the cheap webhosting of quality cut-rate testing information should vastly improve the overall health of the American population in spite of significant pressures on personal finances and the public health system.

First Steps to Becoming a Makeup Artist

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Similar to most careers, there are numerous methods to initially enter the makeup artistry industry and quite a few different ways to be a makeup artist. You need to first have a love of makeup. Most makeup artists start as makeup enthusiasts, helping their family and friends to obtain great looks and loving the procedure and makeup products. This may be a great place to begin! Some makeup artists can find clients through recommendations from people they’ve known and will spend their careers this way, never receiving any formal lessons in makeup artistry.

Other makeup artists go a different route: they attend cosmetology school or perhaps a makeup design academy. Cosmetologists learn about hair and makeup and are qualified for licensure after completing their program. The added skills accessible to the licensed cosmetologist are often both beneficial and will broaden your clientele, notably if you also have an interest in hairdressing. If hairstyling just isn’t your thing, cosmetology school is usually not for you.

Makeup artists might also attend esthetician training to understand skin treatment. This can also broaden your base of clients, enabling you to not just apply makeup, but also to increase the quality of your client’s skin. Estheticians are invariably very popular and may give the makeup artist a different paying skill during periods between makeup artist jobs. Estheticians are licensed professionals, having the ability to obtain an esthetics license available after graduation from an accredited training curriculum.

Still other fledgling makeup artists get started in retail. Many department stores have makeup counters that hire new makeup artists to sell their items. Training is provided at work, and can give someone working to get into the makeup artistry industry excellent experience while paying them a wage. Such a job could also help you to determine whether becoming a makeup artist is really the right career path in your case.

And finally, if you are interested in learning more about how to become a makeup artist, please check out How To Become A Makeup Artist at

Lola Rose Jewellery And Celebrities

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Everybody wants to copy that celebrity look, whether it is for the latest style and trends, or just to emulate the celebrity themselves. This copying of trends and style is also seen when it comes to accessorizing with jewellery and handbags. Celebrities wear jewellery to make themselves stand out, this can also be applicable to most wearers of jewellery, whether it is a necklace, a pair of earrings, or a bracelet.

There are many different inspirations jewellery apply when creating their jewellery lines for sale. Many jewellery designers, particularly those who design and create jewellery are inspired by nature. For example, flowers, leaves, butterflies, animals, trees, fruit, and birds fall under the nature category. The use of nature as an inspiration for jewellery is very, especially in costume jewellery brands such as Kenneth Jay Lane and Lola Rose. Celebrities who like to wear creations by Kenneth Jay Lane (a costume jewellery designer whos jewellery is highly influenced and inspired by nature in his designs) include; Hillary Duff, Mischa Barton, and Paris Hilton. Fans of Lola Rose Jewellery include Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie.

There have been many trends in fashion including snakeskin, in the world of jewellery and accessories it appears that snake jewellery is also a big trend. The likes of the young Hollywood elite such as Kimberly Stewart and Mary Kate Olsen are obviously loving the new accessories as they have recently been papped with snake jewels wrapped round arms and necks! This is obviously a trend not to everyones taste but it is extremely eye-catching. If you can pull off the snake jewellery look it can make you look extremely stylish and individual. Snake inspired jewellery is an obvious popular trend among the UK high street at the moment as it seems to be everywhere; in the form of snake rings, snake bracelets, and snake necklaces.

There are many celebrities who continually seem to be setting new trends season to season. Nicole Richie a known lover of the costume jewellery designs of CC Skye was said to have taken off her broken shoulder strap off her Chanel bag and wrapped it round her wrist several times. This stylish socialite set the trend for the leather chain bracelet which was then emulated on the UK high street several seasons after she was pictured with her own creation.

Another trend that seems to be loved by the American celebrities of Hollywood and L.A. is the cute and kitsch trend in jewellery. Mischa Barton wore a now famous wishbone necklace in the series, the OC. Disney Couture is a high end jewellery brand for those who still love Disney. Disney Couture have produced a range of jewellery including; necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets inspired by Disney characters and themes, exclusively for big kids. This high end jewellery and accessories brand are a firm celebrity favourite, being sported by Lindsay Lohan, Kate Bosworth and Nicole Richie, as well as being featured in the magazines Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.

Massage and Massage Therapy You Dont Need an Excuse

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years old and still going strong!

I am constantly being asked about the benefits of massage therapy and in particular, I’m asked about its effectiveness and relevance when compared to today’s cutting edge medical advances, given the fact that massage therapy is well over five thousand years old.

In response, my answer as always is to consider the fact that any therapy, cure, activity or hobby that can survive for that length of time, must deliver at least some benefits, otherwise it would go the way of every other flash in the pan fad or phase.

As a massage practitioner and recipient, I need no convincing whatsoever of the benefits of massage therapy, so if I’m asked, I’m happy to defer my own opinion in favour of that of a much higher authority on the subject, which is that of the medical community itself.

Thanks to the advances in medicine and in medical research, the five thousand year old massage therapy has now been subjected to every modern test and scrutiny, and as many of us expected, massage therapy has proven its value in spectacular style.

Massage therapy stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the most modern medical practices of our time, and as well as being a stand alone therapy in its own right, massage therapy complements beautifully, the modern advances in medicine.

To anybody who practices massage therapy, this will come as no surprise, and to be fair it’s only right and proper that any therapy linked to medicine, should be subjected to the highest scrutiny. That aside, what amazes me most is the fact that massage therapy is still considered either as purely an aid to accepted medical practice or that it is still the preserve of the affluent. It also amazes me that massage therapy is only considered as a result of a life changing event. Quite why something that is so beneficial to health and wellbeing isn’t an integral part of everyone’s life remains a mystery to me. Massage therapy need not cost the earth and the most basic massage is free and can be mastered by using the most incredible tools known to man your own hands!

Do me a favour and don’t wait for an accident, an ailment or a mid life crisis before you discover one of life’s most accessible, time proven and life enriching activities.

To your continued, outstanding health.

Some Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women

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Women are always sensitive about how others view them. If you are a woman, I am sure you are going to agree with me. That is why I have decided to write this article to help you out. I hope that you will learn some useful beauty and fashion tips from this article.

Tip 1: Your Friends Know You Best

Obviously, when it comes to fashion, you do not want to go to the wrong person for advice. If Peter is someone who dresses sloppily all the time, it is probably not a good idea to take his advice seriously.

When it comes to fashion advice, you want to look for someone who practices what he or she preaches. So you want to look for friends who are dressing decently.

Your friends have known you for a long time. They will be able to give you some really good advice. All you have to do is to ask and I am pretty sure they will be very keen to share their wisdom with you.

Tip 2: Wear Mini Skirt If You Have Great Legs

If you have the assets, don’t be afraid to flaunt it. If you don’t do it while you are still young, you will no longer have the chance when you grow old.

For example, if you have a pair of long and smooth legs, don’t be afraid to wear mini skirt. Some men love legs. If your boyfriend or husband happens to be a ‘leg’ person, why not wear mini skirt to seduce him. He will probably become very sweet to you. This may also be a great way to spice up your sex life.

Tip 3: Health Is Important

No matter how beautiful you want to look, health should never be compromised.

For example, it is probably not a good idea to do a breast implant as you never know whether it will lead to any side effects in the future. It is probably better to wear a push up bra if you want to ‘enhance’ your assets when you are meeting a guy you like.

Of course, the choice is yours. However, you should be aware of the fact that ‘big’ does not necessary means ‘good’. You may be surprised that many men actually love small and natural.

Tip 4: Simple Is Good

Fashion is just fashion! Fashion is not your life. You don’t have to follow fashion all the time and get yourself stressed up. Sometimes, simplicity is the best.

For example, if you are cooking with your boyfriend, there is no point wearing the most expensive dress and putting on makeup. You will do better just by wearing a simple t-shirt and jeans.

If your boyfriend truly loves you, he will find you beautiful no matter what you wear.

I hope you have learned at least one thing from this article. Being beautiful and fashionable is not really that difficult as long as you are willing to put in a little bit of effort.

Medical School Admissions Process Decoded

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Getting into medical school is exceedingly challenging. Well over forty thousand prospective applicants enter into the application cycle each year with less than fifty percent obtaining admission. Success calls for a lot more than scholastic and extracurricular expertise and experience. It takes finding out the actual requirements of the various admissions committees, having good recommendations, and authoring impressive essays which get their attention.

Although the specific application system doesn’t open up until June of the calendar year before matriculation, the actual medical school admissions process actually starts the very day you enter college or university. It does not matter if you are applying during your junior year of college or even a few years subsequent to graduating, the committees will start by evaluating your scholastic and extracurricular experience starting as far back as freshman year! Normally, high school situations don’t seem to be applicable except when there are extraordinary circumstances. This is particularly the case if you can show experience in the medical field during your high school years. If this is the case, then you would address it in your personal statement.

You should commence with the main application form the January prior to when you plan your matriculation. Yes, this is in fact 21 months before you actually start medical school! Plan to spend January to April scheduling, planning, and taking the Medical College Admissions Test, securing recommendations, and requesting transcripts from all schools which you have taken courses (you must include all grades for all courses). May and June are all about writing the actual American Medical College Application Service application, which is the primary application. The AMCAS includes a work/activities segment as well as the notorious personal statement. As soon as you’ve completed the AMCAS application form, July to September is devoted to secondary applications (otherwise called secondaries). Secondary applications are a grueling aspect of the admissions process wherein individual schools send their own application asking for between zero to ten supplemental essays on subjects covering anything from diversity towards the greatest error in judgement you’ve ever made (yes, that’s an actual question). Medical school admissions interviews take place from October through January. February is a time of limbo during which not much happens. While various medical school admission’s committees (particularly those which have a rolling admissions), will inform you regarding your acceptance, wait list, or rejection standing prior to the spring, you typically won’t hear something until about March or April. By May fifteenth, every applicant who has been given an acceptance offer from two or more schools will have to decide on specifically where he or she wishes to attend and withdraw applications from all other schools. The admissions process basically ends on the first day of school when you put on that white lab coat and officially become a Doctor.

Is Your Skin Paper Thin How to Make Aging Skin Tougher By Kathryn Lane Platinum Quality Author

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A woman friend told me her skin is “paper thin,” and bruises, chaps and cuts much too easily.

She’s sharing a common experience. Aging skin loses collagen and elastin, the key proteins that make skin strong and flexible, so the skin gets thinner and begins to sag, creating fine lines, wrinkles and bags under the eyes.

This is what I told my friend: We don’t have to live with skin that’s too thin, fragile and easily damaged. The skin can rebuild its own collagen and elastin, and actually add thickness and suppleness, with good nourishment. The right, nourishing skin care ingredients: that’s how to make aging skin tougher. Because healthy skin cells replace themselves quite rapidly — the life cycle of a typical skin cell is about 30 days — you can do it with surprising speed, too.

I’ll name some of the ingredients that make aging skin tougher — and by the same process, make the skin smoother, softer and looking many years younger.

One of them is a recently-developed ingredient called Cynergy TK.

Cynergy TK contains Functional Keratin. Keratin, a protein, has an important structural role in the skin, hair and nails. The ability to convert natural keratin into a functional form, readily available to the skin, is a recent breakthrough.

Cynergy TK is proven in clinical trials to stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin. This increases the thickness of the outer layer of the skin — so, as your collagen and elastin levels increase, wrinkles gradually diminish and disappear.

It also stimulates the regrowth of skin cells, clinical studies have shown. This is because it contains zinc and copper protein complexes, in low concentrations, which are useful for both the repair and maintenance of the skin.

Another major reason why skin loses its vitality, or looks older, is through oxidation, caused particularly by UV exposure and environmental pollutants. Healthy skin cells overcome the effects of oxidative stress by producing antioxidants, which fight harmful free radicals.

Cynergy TK contains potent antioxidants, and also stimulates the body’s own natural antioxidant production.

There’s one more quality of Cynergy TK which is purely cosmetic, but lovely. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles by forming an invisible layer over the surface of your skin. It effectively fills in fine lines and wrinkles — and also refracts light, so your skin looks smoother than it really is.

My website has more nourishing ingredients and tips on how to make aging skin tougher.

Kathryn Lane is a health and nutrition researcher. She says the most valuable and effective products she finds are rarely the most expensive or the most advertised. Check out her website:

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