People with more than 50 to 100 moles are at an increased risk for melanoma, and the risk is even higher when there is a family history of atypical moles or melanoma, says Lisa Anthony, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a dermatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital. An atypical mole is an unusual-looking mole that has some of the characteristics of melanoma, such as dark color or irregular borders, but is not actually cancerous. Mole-y people are also at risk for other, more common skin cancers such as basal cell skin cancer, says Dr. Anthony.
Chronic heartburn or reflux may be about more than eating too much spicy foodit could be a result of hereditary allergies. Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergy condition that can run in families, says the Ohio State Universitys Princess Ogbogu, ...