[caption id="attachment_965" align="alignright" width="300"]The Bleach Cure The New York Times published an article on a medical breakthrough for a type of fatal skin infection called necrotizing fasciitis, aka, "Flesh-eating bacteria". The secret ingredient? Purified diluted bleach.[/caption]

The "Miracle" Bleach Cure

Sometimes the stars align and the universe continually puts things in front of you until you take notice. Over the past few months patients have been raving about a new product they’ve bought from veterinarians and equestrian outlets. This miracle product "kills everything" they say. Marketed for uncomplicated skin infections, this product promotes a cure for well…just about everything. Got ringworm? Sores? Abscesses? Skin Rot? Then this $35 a bottle product is for you! (It is not hard to imagine the old Patent Medicine Salesman circa 1900 barking out the same promises to a local rubes). What is this miracle product you ask? I actually chuckled out loud when I read it: Diluted bleach.

[caption id="attachment_956" align="alignright" width="400"]Female Hair Loss Hair loss is more common in older ladies but, since it is largely hormonal driven, can really be seen in any age. It is not uncommon to see the beginnings of genetic and hormonal hair loss in women as young as thirty.[/caption]

Female Hair Loss

What does a bald guy know about hair loss treatments? It is a fair question and one you may have asked if you glanced at my photo. Well losing my hair in my early twenties has spawned an appetite for the topic, if not a healthy dose of vengeance towards the process. As life altering as it was for me though, I still cannot imagine how devastating going bald is to a woman. At least I had icons like Michael Jordan and Andre Agassi to pave the way for me. Can you name a famous bald woman? Society accepts baldness on the male but still does a double take if a female walks by with a shiny head. Often people assume the woman is having health issues.