What Are The Signs and Causes of Hair Loss?

  Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on the problem that's causing it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body. Some types of hair loss are temporary, while others are permanent. Signs and symptoms of hair loss...

Step by Step Guide to Getting Your Wig Reimbursement

Did you know, that if you are like so many of the men and women out there that need a wig for a medical reason (Cancer-related wig or Alopecia wig) you may be eligible for a reimbursement from your current health insurance provider?  In fact, most insurance companies will cover...

Hair Club for Kids

A Charitable Program for Kids with Hair Loss Since 1992, Hair Club has offered free hair restoration services to children who suffer from diseases that lead to hair loss or alopecia. Hair Club for Kids is a non-profit program funded entirely by Hair Club that's available at no...

What is Anagen Effluvium Hair Loss?

Anagen effluvium is a diffuse hair loss like telogen effluvium, but it develops much more quickly and can cause individuals to lose all their hair. Anagen effluvium is most frequently seen in people taking cytostatic drugs for cancer or those who have ingested toxic products like...

The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of women’s hair loss.

Women with thinning hair or areas of balding can find themselves wondering why and what can be done about this embarrassing problem. "If a client has thinning hair or starts to notice it and asks me what to do, I do tell them to ask their doctor while trying different shampoos...

Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

To effectively manage stress, it is best to devote attention to all aspects of life, including social, physical, emotional, career, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual. Here are some tips for handling stress: Social Play. Have fun. Confide in friends. Allow other people to...

Tips on Getting Ready for a Wig

For many women, wigs are the answer. One woman became a wig sales specialist after her own experience with breast cancer, mastectomy, and hair loss. “Within four weeks, I lost a major part of my body and all my hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. I was at my lowest. I know...

Can Hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy?

Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Chemotherapy targets rapidly growing cancer cells. Cells in hair follicles also multiply rapidly. So the chemotherapy can affect these cells, as well. This may happen in the second or third week...

Assisting breast cancer patients with FREE WIGS!

The Live and Give Foundation, Inc. aka ‘Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!’ is one such organization. We have formed a ‘Wig Out’ Program that offers free wigs to breast cancer patients in Arizona undergoing chemotherapy. Through the Wig Out Program, you can pick out one wig of...

How to file a medical insurance claim for your wig

Jane has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will begin treatment next week.  Her doctor recommended she purchase a wig before she begins to experience hair loss and wrote her a prescription, which read “cranial prosthesis.” Despite having a prescription, her insurance company...
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