America's Healthiest and Unhealthiest States

Posted by Rob Beale on Tue, Nov 17, 2009 @ 05:46 PM

It's that time of year of again....The Annual National rankings published by the United Health Foundation lists the healthiest and unhealthiest states.  The foundation looks at 22 indicators of health, including everything from obesity and smoking rates, to cancer deaths.

To see where your state ranks go here

Remember that the condition or your hair can tell a lot about your health, make sure you're eating a well balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise. 

 

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Can Marijuana Cause Hair Loss?

Posted by Rob Beale on Wed, Nov 04, 2009 @ 03:59 PM

I've been answering a lot of questions lately about smoking marijuana and the effects it can have on adrogenetic alopecia.  Simply put, can marijuana cause hair loss?  

Fortunetly not, but it can aggravate such medical conditions such as alopecia areata (bald spots on the scalp). 

Smoking marijuana habitually can cause a general loss of hair through its effects on the liver, but since 2002, Evolution Hair Centers have never treated a client with hair loss directly related or steming from smoking marijuana.

For more information on medical marijuana and government reports please visit the following links:

Medical Cannabis 

Marijuana laws, studies, statistics, surveys, government reports

THC Information

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Agassi Admits Mane Was A Wig

Posted by Rob Beale on Mon, Nov 02, 2009 @ 03:59 PM

LONDON (AFP) – Former tennis star Andre Agassi has admitted the lion mane-style hairstyle he sported during the 1990s was actually a wig, in extracts from his autobiography published in British newspapers Saturday.

Agassi said he wore a hairpiece held together with pins in his first Grand Slam final, the 1990 French Open final, and blamed his concerns that it would fall apart for losing the match to Andres Gomez.

Before the match he prayed “not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off”, he writes in “Open”.

In previous excerpts, Agassi admitted he had used the drug crystal methamphetamine in 1997.

He said he started to wear a wig to disguise hair loss.

“Every morning I would get up and find another piece of my identity on the pillow, in the wash basin, down the plughole,” he wrote.

“I asked myself: you want to wear a toupee? On the tennis court? I answered myself; what else could I do?”

Andre Agassi in 1993.
AFP/EPA/File

But the wig began to disintegrate as he took a shower the night before the Paris final—“probably I used the wrong hair rinse,” Agassi writes.

He panicked and called his brother Philly into the room. Together, they managed to clamp the wig together using clips and pins.

Agassi, 39, writes: “Of course I could have played without my hairpiece, but what would all the journalists have written if they knew that all the time I was really wearing a wig?

“During the warming-up training before play I prayed. Not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off.

“With each leap, I imagine it falling into the sand. I imagine millions of spectators move closer to their TV sets, their eyes widening and, in dozens of dialects and languages, ask how Andre Agassi’s hair has fallen from his head.”

It was actress Brooke Shields, who he married, who persuaded him to cut off all his remaining hair.

“She said I should shave my head,” he said. “It was like suggesting I should have all my teeth out.

“Nevertheless, I thought for a few days about it, about the agonies it caused me, the hypocrisy and lies.”

But after taking the plunge, “a stranger stood before me in the mirror and smiled,” Agassi said.

“My wig was like a chain and the ridiculously long strands in three colours like an iron ball which hung on it.”

Agassi won eight Grand Slams during his career and is one of only six men to win all four major titles.

 Source: Agassi's Wig

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Why are you losing hair?

Posted by William Gaunitz on Fri, Dec 05, 2008 @ 02:14 PM

This is a very common question. Many people wonder, "Why am I losing hair when I have no family history of hair loss." Many factors can accelerate hair loss, but only a few are actually the root cause.

Andro-genetic-alopecia, male or female pattern loss, is the primary reason for human hair loss of the scalp. If you are losing hair in a genetic pattern, refer to the Norwood scale, you have genetic baldness. This condition does not come exclusively from any one side of the family. The old wives tale of inheriting hair loss from your mother’s father is false. Pattern hair loss can skip a generation and in some cases many generations. Women can inherit it from their fathers and men from their mothers.

Stress and medications can aggravate and accelerate pattern hair loss. People feel that stress may be the root cause, but in most circumstances it simply speeds pattern hair loss. Lipitor is one drug that seems to have a dramatic hair loss accelerating effect. Hair loss is not one of the core side effects but in my experience it can seriously exacerbate pattern loss.

Telogen Effluviumis the most common stress related root cause of hair loss. Telogen Effluvium usually occurs 3-4 months after a stressful event (car accident, divorce, surgery, etc.). Stress is determined by the individual, not by the situation. What is stressful to some is not to another. You may have just had a tough month at work and that was enough to trigger an effluvium.

Telogen Effluvium causes a rapid shedding of hair through the vertex (middle) of the scalp from the frontal hair line to the nape of the neck. People who are experiencing this, may lose as much as 30% of their hair in 3-6 months. If you are exclusively experiencing Telogen Effluvium, your hair will completely grow back in nine months to one year. If you have any pattern hair loss in your family, the hair lost from the Effluvium shed will not grow back. The hair loss will simply slow down or stop completely. Telogen Effluvium complicated by pattern hair loss must be treated for your hair to grow to back naturally.

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