Featured MedFriendly Entry: Abluent/Ablutions
Abluent means pertaining to the ability of a substance to wash away or
to make something clean, typically with water or some other liquid (e.g.,
baby oil) or substance. As an example of how the term is used, soap can
be described as abluent. Ablution is the act of bathing or washing oneís
body (or part of it) and thus plays an important role in maintaining proper
hygiene. The term can be used in a medical context (e.g., hand washing
for proper hygiene in a medical facility prior to surgery) (Full article...)
Featured Blog Entry: Beyond 40: Common Skin Problems & Treatment Options
Your body undergoes profound changes after you cross your 40s; itís
a time when several skin problems can exist simultaneously. The
signs of aging include discoloration, emerging of skin tags, fine lines,
wrinkles, and laxity that progresses quickly through the decade. All of
these issues arise because the fourth and fifth decade of life is
marked with a decline in various growth factors and hormone levels.
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