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The Common Precancerous Skin Condition You Probably Don t Know

Here s why you should become familiar with the symptoms of Actinic Keratosis. Actinic Keratosis (ak-TIN-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis), also known as AK or solar keratoses, is a precancerous skin condition that begins in the top layer of the skin. Extended exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation rays causes AK, so you generally see it in areas regularly exposed to the sun.

Diabetes and Foot Care

There are steps you can take to keep your feet healthy and minimize your risk of serious complications. Get started with these simple tips. When you have diabetes, taking proper care of your feet is extremely important.  Diabetics are more prone to cuts, ulcers, and sores on the skin, which can sometimes lead to serious infections. An article published in the Health Science Journal noted that foot problems remain a major cause of hospitalization amongst patients with diabetes.

How Diabetics Should Treat Cuts and Bruises

Have diabetes? Simple measures can keep your skin fresh and beautiful. A simple wound can get infected when you are diabetic, so it makes sense to pay close attention to cuts and bruises—even if they don't look all that bad. "The longer you have diabetes, the more you should be watchful," says Amy Hess Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-AD, CDE, of the University of Chicago's Kovler Diabetes Center.

Your Strange Medical Symptoms Solved

Find out if your weird rashes, twitches, lumps and bumps are signs of something serious. You're showering after a workout at the gym when you notice something strange. There's a weird rash on your leg, a bump on your navel or maybe just a couple of indentations on your nail. It definitely isn't normal. But is it a sign of something serious?   Knowing what your body is trying to tell you isn't easy, especially when it comes to more unusual symptoms like these.

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