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6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

What My Baby's Scars Have Taught Me

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

There was a host of natural light in the playroom, which brought the ripples of scar tissue into clearer view, making the white lines more prominent. Seeing how imperfectly straight they were, I could envision the surgeon's hand making meticulous cuts on his tiny, 4 lb. body,

Wounded Faith

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

We all have secret pain. We all have brokenness. We all have wounds that do not fully heal despite all the salve we put on them. The truth is that no matter our circumstances in life, there is still heartache and pain.

Criminals With The Least Intimidating Scars Ever

Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy

That giant scar on the face of your kidnapper could indicate that he's a real tough guy, or it could mean that he had a real whoopsie-daisy, slip-and-...

Earning Your Scars: 'God's Tattoos' -- Badges of Courage, Reminders of Survival

Chuck Gomez | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Chuck Gomez

At that moment, I felt like a freak. As I stared in the mirror, I felt my eyes begin to water. I felt disfigured and ashamed. But I cut the pity party short. I had survived a life-threatening experience, and these were the scars I had to show for it. I needed to move on.

There Are Always Eyebrow Tattoos

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I know that scar will remind me that as I get older, each bump, fall or accident makes me a little bit more cautious and afraid, and I have to fight against that.

Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom

Ann Tran | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Tran

We all have scars. Some are small and others more prominent. Some fade and are forgotten while others persist as vivid reminders of past trauma. Everyone makes a choice how to grow and move forward in the wake of their wounds.

PHOTOS: Beautiful Scars

Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living

We live in a society where looks are very important. No matter what we believe makes someone beautiful, first impressions are often made on our outwar...

Our Scars: Life's Badges Of Honor

Lea Lane | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Lea Lane

Like our age (and weight and income), we may try to hide our scars. But like badges of honor, they show that we have lived and that we have endured and survived pain and difficulty.

Why Do We Scar?

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

Scars represent the final phase of the body's healing or repair process after the skin is damaged. Scarring occurs as a direct result of accidents, burns, surgery, skin conditions (acne for example), or any significant trauma to the skin.

Scars of a Life

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

You see my smile on the left, and you read of the places I have visited. But there is more. Like all of us, scars on my body trace my life. They are a...

The Stories Behind 13 Chefs' Scars From The Kitchen

New York Times | Leanne Shapton, a Former Art Director for the Times Op | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Harold Dieterle: "In 1998, I was deboning a New York strip steak when a dishwasher bumped into me. The knife sliced through my thumb right down to the...

Scars Can Be Beautiful

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

I remember crying to me father one day, "No boy will ever want me. I'll never get married." He looked at me and said, "Why would you want to be with a man who cared how your scars look?"