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November 19, 2012
  My cat has dandruff. Is there a safe, organic way to treat that? Dandruff or dry scaly coat is a condition that we see in cats and dogs, especially during cold weather. However it is important to find out the primary cause of this condition before attempting to treat it. So let's discuss some of the potential reasons that cats can develop dry skin or dandruff. •Forced dry heat or low humidity can certainly cause dry skin that flakes easily, so winter is the time we notice this pattern a lot. • Certain mites or fungi can cause dry scaling of the skin.
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November 19, 2012
  My cat has dandruff. Is there a safe, organic way to treat that? Dandruff or dry scaly coat is a condition that we see in cats and dogs, especially during cold weather. However it is important to find out the primary cause of this condition before attempting to treat it. So let's discuss some of the potential reasons that cats can develop dry skin or dandruff. •Forced dry heat or low humidity can certainly cause dry skin that flakes easily, so winter is the time we notice this pattern a lot. • Certain mites or fungi can cause dry scaling of the skin.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | April 3, 2005
I've had terrible trouble with my scalp for more than a year. The dermatologist I saw diagnosed my condition as severe dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis. My scalp itches and flakes, and I shed big hunks of white skin. It makes me miserable to look like I've been through a snow flurry. I have tried over-the-counter products, plus several expensive prescription treatments. Please help. Seborrheic dermatitis and bad dandruff are caused by microscopic yeast (fungus) called malassezia. Antifungal dandruff shampoos (Nizoral, Head & Shoulders, Selsun Blue)
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By David Tayman, D.V.M | October 4, 2011
Q: What's the best way to address a cat's dry, flaky skin?   A: Common causes for dry kitty skin include allergic reactions (to food, dust or flea bites) and poor diet, but it could also signal kidney, liver, heart, adrenal or thyroid problems. A thorough examination by your veterinarian should be your first step, to rule out any serious underlying medical conditions that may be the true cause of dry, itchy skin. Food allergies are often assumed to be the culprit for dry skin in cats when, in reality, food allergies may cause only 10 percent of skin disorders in pets.         A healthy diet for cats should contain sufficient omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for healthy skin and coats.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | December 21, 2003
In a column I read, you suggested using diluted vinegar to eliminate dandruff. What measurement of vinegar to water do you recommend, and when is it used -- after the shampoo or before? I'd never heard of this remedy, and since normal dandruff shampoos do not seem to help me, I am anxious to try this new idea. A number of people have found that rinsing with dilute vinegar (either before or after shampooing) can discourage dandruff. The acidity makes it hard for yeast to thrive, and dandruff is caused at least in part by yeast that live on the skin.
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By Sheila Anne Feeney and Sheila Anne Feeney,New York Daily News | April 24, 1991
Take it from the top: Millions of Americans are itching for relief from dandruff.Dandruff afflicts not only the scalp, but can pop up on the eyebrows, sides of the nose, underarms, groin, chest and in the ears, notes Dr. Michael Jacobs, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Cornell Medical College.Technically known as seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff can trouble anyone from infants to the elderly, and is often mistakenly identified as psoriasis, which plagues 3 million Americans. Sometimes, elements of both conditions combine in a hybrid known as sebo-psoriasis.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | October 10, 2004
I was cleaning up my flower beds for fall when a wasp stung me on the cheek. Not only did it hurt, but I feared it might swell up so my eye would shut. I remembered your writing something about a cut onion, so I sliced the end off an onion and held it on the sting for about 20 minutes. It took the pain away quickly, and the site did not swell up either. Thanks for the remedy. Thanks for the report. According to Eric Block, an expert in onion chemistry, there are enzymes in freshly cut onion that help break down the compounds in a sting that cause inflammation.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | March 16, 2003
I have high mineral content in my well water. My kitchen sink gets chalky buildup. I was told that without proper filtering, my arteries would suffer this same buildup. Is this true? "Hard" water containing minerals does lead to chalky deposits in showers, teakettles and pipes. But contrary to what you have been told, your arteries might actually benefit. Many studies have shown that hard water is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, possibly because of the minerals it contains.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | May 13, 1992
When the news becomes too grim and depressing, as it is now, and public voices are quivering with gloom and doom, I look for a haven of harmless nuttiness.I do this by asking someone who isn't easily embarrassed to go to a supermarket and get me the latest copy of the tabloid Weekly World News, one of my favorite newspapers.You won't find anything in it about riots, poverty, famine, disease, civil war, or politicians waggling fingers at each other and saying: "Nyah, nyah, your party did it, your party did it."
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By Alyssa Gabbay | September 3, 1991
When her 18-month-old son caught the chicken pox from a friend at his nursery two years ago, Debbie Donahoo knew what was coming next.Sure enough, two weeks later she'd contracted the itchy rash.Then her hus- band, Scott, came down with the bug -- a surprise since he had thought he'd already had the disease. Both parents ended up scratching and sweating for nearly a fortnight."I'm laughing about it now, but believe me, I cried when it was all going on," said Mrs. Donahoo, of Pikesville, now 34 and a mother of three.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | April 3, 2005
I've had terrible trouble with my scalp for more than a year. The dermatologist I saw diagnosed my condition as severe dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis. My scalp itches and flakes, and I shed big hunks of white skin. It makes me miserable to look like I've been through a snow flurry. I have tried over-the-counter products, plus several expensive prescription treatments. Please help. Seborrheic dermatitis and bad dandruff are caused by microscopic yeast (fungus) called malassezia. Antifungal dandruff shampoos (Nizoral, Head & Shoulders, Selsun Blue)
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | October 10, 2004
I was cleaning up my flower beds for fall when a wasp stung me on the cheek. Not only did it hurt, but I feared it might swell up so my eye would shut. I remembered your writing something about a cut onion, so I sliced the end off an onion and held it on the sting for about 20 minutes. It took the pain away quickly, and the site did not swell up either. Thanks for the remedy. Thanks for the report. According to Eric Block, an expert in onion chemistry, there are enzymes in freshly cut onion that help break down the compounds in a sting that cause inflammation.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | December 21, 2003
In a column I read, you suggested using diluted vinegar to eliminate dandruff. What measurement of vinegar to water do you recommend, and when is it used -- after the shampoo or before? I'd never heard of this remedy, and since normal dandruff shampoos do not seem to help me, I am anxious to try this new idea. A number of people have found that rinsing with dilute vinegar (either before or after shampooing) can discourage dandruff. The acidity makes it hard for yeast to thrive, and dandruff is caused at least in part by yeast that live on the skin.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | March 16, 2003
I have high mineral content in my well water. My kitchen sink gets chalky buildup. I was told that without proper filtering, my arteries would suffer this same buildup. Is this true? "Hard" water containing minerals does lead to chalky deposits in showers, teakettles and pipes. But contrary to what you have been told, your arteries might actually benefit. Many studies have shown that hard water is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, possibly because of the minerals it contains.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer | October 29, 2000
"If things get really bad, just go out and get a dog." Those were my husband's final words of advice as he boarded a plane bound for the Olympics and more than three weeks away from home. He was heading to Sydney, Australia, to cover wrestling and fencing, among other sports, and he knew that I, left behind with two teen-agers, would be witnessing the same kind of conflict every day, too. He thought a dog might distract the kids. We didn't. Get a dog, that is. In part, because my husband is not a dog lover and I feared he would dispose of the new pet by tossing a pork chop into traffic as soon as he unpacked his Olympic souvenirs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | January 23, 2000
LOS ANGELES -- Actress Keri Russell says it was a "brave and liberating thing to do." Her boss, Susanne Daniels, the head of programming at the WB, thinks it was a knucklehead thing to do and says she doesn't want to see it happen ever again. We're talking about about Felicity's hair. With hundreds of channels and millions of possible shows to write about, the key to covering television is to know what matters. Felicity's hair matters. Over the summer, Russell, star of the WB's "Felicity," cut her long, curly hair, and six months later it is still one of the hottest topics of discussion on the Winter Press Tour.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer | October 29, 2000
"If things get really bad, just go out and get a dog." Those were my husband's final words of advice as he boarded a plane bound for the Olympics and more than three weeks away from home. He was heading to Sydney, Australia, to cover wrestling and fencing, among other sports, and he knew that I, left behind with two teen-agers, would be witnessing the same kind of conflict every day, too. He thought a dog might distract the kids. We didn't. Get a dog, that is. In part, because my husband is not a dog lover and I feared he would dispose of the new pet by tossing a pork chop into traffic as soon as he unpacked his Olympic souvenirs.
EXPLORE
By David Tayman, D.V.M | October 4, 2011
Q: What's the best way to address a cat's dry, flaky skin?   A: Common causes for dry kitty skin include allergic reactions (to food, dust or flea bites) and poor diet, but it could also signal kidney, liver, heart, adrenal or thyroid problems. A thorough examination by your veterinarian should be your first step, to rule out any serious underlying medical conditions that may be the true cause of dry, itchy skin. Food allergies are often assumed to be the culprit for dry skin in cats when, in reality, food allergies may cause only 10 percent of skin disorders in pets.         A healthy diet for cats should contain sufficient omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for healthy skin and coats.
FEATURES
By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | May 13, 1992
When the news becomes too grim and depressing, as it is now, and public voices are quivering with gloom and doom, I look for a haven of harmless nuttiness.I do this by asking someone who isn't easily embarrassed to go to a supermarket and get me the latest copy of the tabloid Weekly World News, one of my favorite newspapers.You won't find anything in it about riots, poverty, famine, disease, civil war, or politicians waggling fingers at each other and saying: "Nyah, nyah, your party did it, your party did it."
FEATURES
By Alyssa Gabbay | September 3, 1991
When her 18-month-old son caught the chicken pox from a friend at his nursery two years ago, Debbie Donahoo knew what was coming next.Sure enough, two weeks later she'd contracted the itchy rash.Then her hus- band, Scott, came down with the bug -- a surprise since he had thought he'd already had the disease. Both parents ended up scratching and sweating for nearly a fortnight."I'm laughing about it now, but believe me, I cried when it was all going on," said Mrs. Donahoo, of Pikesville, now 34 and a mother of three.
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