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What is nail health?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Nail health is the condition of having fingernails and toenails that are smooth and uniform in color. Nails grow from the base of the finger or toe, underneath the cuticle. As many illnesses can affect nail health, the health of a person's nails can be a good indicator to his or her general well-being.

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