The National Alopecia Areata Foundation

July 4, 2008

The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) has one thing on its mind: hair loss. The NAAF focuses exclusively on one type of hair loss, alopecia areata, and provides various support for both sufferers of alopecia areata and those who are seeking to cure and treat the disease.

What is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia Areata is believed to be [...]

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How To Help a Loved One Cope with Hair Loss

July 1, 2008

Many people think hair loss is a laughing matter but most hair loss sufferers do not agree. The experience is different for everyone. For some, it’s a mild annoyance; for others, it’s traumatic.
When someone you love is dealing with hair loss, you can step up and become part of their support system. The worst thing [...]

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Birth Control and Hair Loss

June 19, 2008

Women who use oral contraceptives might be surprised to learn that hair loss is a common side effect of the pill.
The pill has been available since the 1960s and is one the most popular forms of birth control on the market. It’s also used by many women to keep menstruation cycles regular, to alleviate acne, [...]

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Hairless Man Rallies Medicaid Support to Provide Hair Pieces for Hair Loss Sufferers

June 7, 2008

If you lose a limb, Medicaid will cover the cost for a prosthetic replacement. However, if you lose your hair, you are out of luck – even if you lose all your hair, including the hair all over your face and body.
Three years ago, Redwood City resident Matt Kelley lost every hair on his body [...]

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CoolPiece Offers Free Wigs for Children Undergoing Chemotherapy

June 4, 2008

In a recent press release, top online hairpiece retailer CoolPiece.com shared its offer to provide free custom made wigs to children undergoing chemotherapy.
CoolPiece has been providing wigs to children for the past couple of years, making free wigs available to all children in the USA and Canada who are experiencing hair loss as a result [...]

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Can Hair Loss Treatment Propecia Prevent Prostate Cancer?

May 24, 2008

Yahoo News reports that the drug finasteride, which is used in hair loss treatment Propecia, may play a role in preventing prostate cancer.
Finasteride was originally sold as Proscar by Merck and Co. and was used to treat prostate enlargement. Finasteride, which affects male hormones, was also found to be an effective treatment for hair loss [...]

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