Hair Loss Stats by the ISHRS

It’s estimated that more than a half million American men suffer with some form of balding. About 20 to 30 million women also suffer with hair loss. Hair loss is a serious issue for both men and women, each of whom have the potential to develop serious mental and emotional side effects. Regardless of gender, losing one’s hair may result in loss of self-confidence, compromised self image, unhappiness, and even depression. Statistics gathered by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery paint a hopeful picture, however. Visit this article to learn more about hair loss, and read why a transplant procedure might be the best method of restoring hair to its youthful and natural state.
http://blog.miamihair.com/hair-loss/ishrs-hair-loss-statistics.html

Learn More About the University of British Columbia Dept of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology and Skin Science is the University of British Columbia’s specialty school dedicated to the study, treatment, and research of skin and dermatology. The department sees nearly 80,000 patients each year, providing care for conditions of all varieties. The Department features 5 laboratories, each of which are dedicated to a specific field of dermatological study and research.
http://www.derm.ubc.ca/

New Study: Aspirin Negates the Effect of Rogaine

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have released a new study that might be alarming for a large portion of the 530 Americans who suffer with hair loss. In the study, evidence illustrates that the results of daily Rogaine use might be jeopardized by concurrent Aspirin use. Commenting on the study, researchers explain that Aspirin actively shuts-down the same enzymes that Rogaine seeks to stimulate for hair growth. In light of these new findings, men and women who suffer with hair loss are urged to choose Rogaine or Aspirin, but not both.
http://blog.miamihair.com/hair-loss-research/take-rogaine-or-aspirin-never-both.html

Living with Cancer: 25 Tips from Health Experts

Living with a disease is never easy, and cancer is no exception. But life with cancer does not have to be solemn. Along with regular physician-guided treatment, adopting a positive outlook and fighting attitude are 2 of the biggest assets a patient can develop. Join the health experts from UC San Diego for these 25 tips, and take a proactive step towards thinking, feeling, and living better.

Timing of Radiation Therapy May Influence Hair Loss

An estimated 1 in 2 patients who suffer with cancer will experience radiation therapy, according to statistics gathered by the National Cancer Institute. While the treatment has been show to be effective in killing malignant cancer cells, it is also notorious for causing serious collateral damage. Specifically, radiation therapy may cause a variety of side effects because it has the potential to harm healthy cells along with cancerous ones. A new study indicates that physicians might be able to limit that collateral damage, however. Researchers have found that hair loss can be reduced from more than 80% to just under 15%, simply by administering radiation therapy when cells are most active. Join the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami to learn more about this groundbreaking new study.

RedBookMag Presents: Hilarious Tips for Moms-to-Be

Whether your expecting or a new mom, there’s a good chance you have felt overwhelmed with tips from family, friends, and physicians. And while everyone means well, it is very easy to become paralyzed by the sheer amount of (sometimes contradictory) information. Take a break from the the information overload, and have a laugh with Ms. Charlotte Andersen of Redbook Mag online. Relax, read this article for “12 hilarious Tips for Moms-to-Be” and rediscover your inner sense of humor.

Hair Loss and Pregnancy

Hormonal fluctuations and stress are two of the most common causes of non-hereditary hair loss. Not surprisingly, hair loss is common during or after pregnancy for these same reasons. For many soon-to-be moms, maintaining healthy hair is a task that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. As OB/GYN appointments, prenatal supplements, birthing classes, and baby education begin to take over, new moms may find themselves concentrating more on their baby and less on their hair. And while nothing is more important than focusing on healthy fetal development and birth, pregnant women must also pay attention to hair health, as it can be an indication of physical, mental, or emotional issues during and after pregnancy. To learn more, visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog.