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Summer skin care: Could be the season of the itch

As appealing as the long afternoons, soaring temperatures and time outside can be, they also signal a harsh environment that can assault the skin. This elastic, tough covering keeps our internal organs moist while keeping out microbes, insects and UV radiation. It protects us from abrasions and...

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  • Hazards of the nightly sleep-wake-repeat pattern are studied
    Hazards of the nightly sleep-wake-repeat pattern are studied

    Sometimes science quantifies something many of us know to be true. So listen up, new parents: Waking up repeatedly to care for a little one isn't good for your moods and your ability to attend to tasks, and it's just as bad as not sleeping much at all.

  • After jolt of a medical crisis, support is key as patients choose paths
    After jolt of a medical crisis, support is key as patients choose paths

    Every health crisis is different, but most have one thing in common: You are blindsided by the bad news. "It's a time of upheaval, you feel out of control, anxious, you just don't know what to do next," says Amy Madnick, a licensed clinical social worker with UCLA Health...

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