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There’s no doubt that you should be lotioning up: Almost 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. What’s more, the rate of new melanoma cases among American adults has tripled since the 1970s, from 7.9 in 100,000 people to 22.6 in 100,000 people, according to the National Cancer Institute. Equally important as wearing sunscreen, is knowing what’s in your sunscreen. There are sunscreen ingredients, both active and inactive, that may be harmful to you. Here are three ingredients that you should avoid, plus three must-have ingredients that…
Since the mid-90s, when Fosamax (alendronate) was first approved, bisphosphonates have been commonly used to effectively treat osteoporosis in millions of patients. But bisphosphonates (the class of drugs that work to rebuild and strengthen bone tissue), which are taken either orally or as injections, are not without side effects and recently, some of the potential long-term effects of these medications, while rare, have come under scrutiny. Conversations about what those effects might or might not be and who, in fact, should be taking these drugs have been taking place in the media and medical community alike. One issue is that…
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