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The end of the year is the time we all make resolutions to improve in a variety of ways. That is why you see those TV ads for car companies trying to entice you to improve your commute with a new car; those ubiquitous Soda Stream TV ads with drill sergeant fitness trainer Jillian Michaels telling you how to cut down your calories by choosing a better beverage option; and finally those time-honored health club membership ads.

Everyone wants to improve their appearance and look as youthful as possible. These days that’s not just a matter of vanity but the realities of the job market which now more then ever values younger workers over older for a multitude of reasons.

Thinning hair, which has long been associated with guys (“male pattern baldness”), also affects a lot of women. That is why you are now seeing Hair Club ads targeting both sexes.

An Australian biotech company, evolis (small “e” for some reason) has come up with a shampoo, conditioner, and application serum that purports to reverse hair loss (the Food & Drug Administration has not confirmed this but trial studies in Europe and a number of American dermatologists have given evolis good marks) or at the very least make your hair look fuller.

In 1994 a clinical study at the University of California at Berkeley discovered that a protein in the scalp known as FGF5 helps causes hair follicles to stop growing and eventually fall out. The evolis regiment helps block FGF5 and replaces it with keratin and proteins that are beneficial to the hair root.

It has been 30 years since the FDA approved Minoxidil as a treatment for hair loss so it was inevitable that there would be some advances in this area although nothing of course is a sure thing when it comes to hair restoration. For more information, log onto evolisprofessional.com

California has certainly taken it on the chin the last couple of months because of wildfires. The infernos though have not affected the Golden State’s ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley, and Big Bear Mountain. California is amazing this time of year because you can ski and then enjoy palm trees, warm sunshine, and dip your toes into the water at Pacific Ocean beach a few hours later by car.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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