What Your Hands Can Reveal About Your Health

July 31, 2014 12:36 AM

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What Your Hands Can Reveal About Your Health

You don’t have to go to a palm reader to learn about your future. Pay attention to the state of your mitts—your nails, skin, and fingers can indicate all kinds of conditions and issues all by themselves.

A brown or black streak under the nail could be acral melanoma, a skin cancer that most often strikes people with darker skin tone, says David J. Leffell, M.D., Chief, Section of Dermatologic Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine and author of "Total Skin." The first sign ...

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