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Hair Loss

How Much Everyday Hair Loss Is Normal?

Women's Health | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

If you feel like you're losing hair, you're not alone. Lots of women see tufts in the drain or on the bathroom floor and freak out, but experts say that what's happening is more than likely normal.

Powerful Photos Of People With Alopecia Prove Bald Is Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.05.2015 | Style

Hair loss is a deeply personal and sensitive subject, and one London-based photographer has focused his camera lens on individuals with alopecia ...

7 Things Your Body Hair Says About Your Health

Prevention | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

It's a woman's prerogative to change her hair. But when body hair changes without our permission? Then it's our imperative to check it out. Because hair is a signifier -- its presence, its gain, or its loss -- hair is always trying to tell us something.

How To Feel Younger Each Year Without A Facelift

Greg White | Posted 07.18.2015 | Fifty
Greg White

Some people think I'm younger than I really am. Maybe because I have a full head of hair. But at my age, I didn't expect to still have any hair. So I celebrate it by blow drying it every morning. Get it huge. Then it deflates through the day in direct proportion to my life's disappointments.

The Most Important Lesson to Teach Children

Ama Yawson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Ama Yawson

The world has become a very uncertain place due to rapid technological and cultural change. We are reminded of change when we remember iconic companies that each employed thousands of people such as Enron, Pan Am, MCI Worldcom and Arthur Anderson. Those companies no longer exist.

The Possible Disease-Fighter in Your Spice Rack: The Many Benefits of Turmeric

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When it comes to most types of cancer, Southeast Asia tends to have lower rates of incidence compared to the rest of the world. (1) What's their secre...

Gee Your Hair Smells Like Placenta

Dani Alpert | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weird News
Dani Alpert

It was hard to choose what to write about; learning to play a new sport later in life, or using placenta to aid in hair growth. What to do, what to do...

5 Empowering New Ways to See Your Unique Beauty

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Style
Rachael Yahne

I'm a cancer survivor, and during chemotherapy, I lost every strand of hair on my head. When chemo starts, it's not as if every hair on your head falls out simultaneously.

Dana Oliver

This Beanie Is A Stylish Solution To A Common Hair Care Problem | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.22.2015 | Style

Hair oils, leave-in conditioners, bonnets and even du-rags: SLAPS founder Grace Eleyea had tried just about every hair product and accessory to lo...

Mother Nature and Father Time are Cruel

Barbara Hammond | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

Back in the day, I had a pretty decent body, great hair, good skin and I never appreciated it as I should have. I did some modeling, worked with models and owned a modeling agency. Still, I wasn't happy with my body.

'Brograine': For Stressed-Out, Balding Fraternity Brothers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.29.2015 | College

What with all the hazing and the racism, fraternity life can be a hairy experience. Thankfully, stress from those experiences need not prematurely ...

547 Days

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I had a new identity now, marked by this journey that I had traveled, and I could not be ashamed of it. This was the new me: short hair, a little confused, trying to love myself. In that moment, as my hair dropped to the floor, I accepted this new identity.

'Yes, Virginia, There Is Life After Cancer' -- But First You Have to Go Through the Cancer

Ann Fry | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

As I started to approach that two-year mark, I noticed that my work was picking up, that my spirits were picking up, that my energy was indeed picking up. My hair had grown back in and I was indeed feeling like a full human being again.

Have Scientists Finally Found A Cure For Hair Loss?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science

Hats off to researchers in California. They've taken what appears to be a big step toward the development of a cure for hair loss, a condition that af...

Dealing With the Fear of Cancer

Kathy Daniels | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Daniels

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, how did you react? Were you shocked, numbed, frightfully scared? Perhaps you experienced all of these emotions and more. Learning to process such a serious diagnosis can be overwhelming. Although in many ways science has made great advancements in treating cancer, there are still many unknowns.

7 Reasons Women Lose Their Hair --And 7 Fixes

Posted 01.27.2015 | OWN

Your ponytail is shrinking...or your part's getting wider...or there's more hair in the shower drain. Take heart -- you're not alone. According to...

The Myth About Thinning Hair That Too Many Women Believe

OWNSHOW | Posted 01.09.2015 | OWN

For many women, it's a familiar scene: more than a few strands of hair collecting at the bottom of the shower, coming out more than usual in a hair br...

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

Aviva Romm | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Aviva Romm

Sometimes thyroid function can be recovered and restored with natural methods using stress reduction, diet, herbs, and supplements. Sometimes medications are needed long-term. But either way, it is important to identify whether you have a thyroid problem so you can get the help you need.

'Bald' Cinderella Shows Girl With Leukemia You Can Be 'Perfect' With Or Without Hair

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.11.2014 | Good News

This little girl received a boost of confidence from a Disney princess that made her feel like she was in a fairy tale. Isabella Harvey, 5, of Sta...

No Shave November: Crowdfunding Cancer Research With Body Hair

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Each of us avoids shaving for 1 to 30 days this month and makes a contribution equal to (or lots higher than) we would have spent on haircuts during that time. And we can also encourage friends who comment on our extra hair that they too should make a contribution.

The Truth About Hair Loss And Baldness -- And What Can Help Stop It

Next Avenue | Laine Bergeson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Laine Bergeson Hair loss, common for men and many women in midlife, can have profound emotional and psychological ef...

Staying True to Yourself During Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy

Debra Jane Campbell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Debra Jane Campbell

It's tricky being a woman and appearing bald in public. How do I cope with the sad-faced sympathizers who can't help but tell me their cancer stories and imagine sharing my suffering?

Menopause Symptoms - Trick or Treat?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

You may have Freddy Krueger-style cramps, or no discomfort whatsoever. Just as women's periods differ greatly before menopause, their menses symptoms will differ greatly during perimenopause and menopause.

Yagana Shah

Grandma Going Through Chemo Knits Herself A Head Of Hair | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty

It's one of the toughest parts of chemo, losing your hair as the treatment attacks cancer cells in your body, also attacking other cells. It's never e...

I'm 25 And My Hair Is Falling Out

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Sure, I'm balding. Shitty. And the situation really f**king sucks. But sometimes, in the realm of bigger problems that I don't have, it doesn't. There is an abundance that I am incredibly thankful and happy for -- you have no idea.