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2011-11-17 03:25:00

Apothederm announces the inclusion of their Stretch Mark Cream in Backstage Bag Celebrity Baby Bags.

2011-11-08 06:48:14

We all know that skin tans in the sun. The process has known links to ultraviolet (and specifically UVB) exposure, which leads to tanning only after it damages the DNA of skin cells.

2011-10-27 16:00:00

Henry Ford Hospital is the first in the country to offer skin transplant surgery as part of its treatment portfolio for patients with the skin disease vitiligo.

2011-10-11 10:00:00

Episencial's immune-boosting skin care for babies & kids are featured as part of the limited edition “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Collection at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide.

Study Finds Tanning Bed Cancer Risk Greater than Previously Believed
2011-10-10 05:11:20

Indoor tanning beds could be more likely to cause cancer than previously realized, as the ultraviolet radiation they use could cause damage below the visible layer of skin, claims a new study.


Latest Skin Reference Libraries

Nail
2013-03-05 14:40:49

Nails are found on the fingers and toes alike. Formation and Orientation Nails are made of the protein keratin, much like hair as they are related, which is tough and strong and able to protect the ends of the fingers they cover. The nail plate, nail matrix, the nail sinus and the nail bed all make up the nail. The matrix is broken up into two sections; the nonvisible layer is simply referred to as the matrix while the visible part is called the lunula. The matrix is the tissue...

Skin
2013-03-04 15:18:05

Skin is the outermost organ that protects and incases the tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. It is also the largest organ of the human body. Formation and Orientation Healthy skin consists of vitamins A, C, D and E, but in all skin, there are melanocytes which produce mesodermal cells. These cells allow for the absorption of UV rays. There are five main pigments that provide color in the skin’s many levels. Although not found in the skin, Oxyhemoglobin is found in the blood,...

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bowerly
  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.