A summer vacation often means fun in the sun and water, but it can also mean an increased likelihood of developing a dangerous mole. Most kids are born without moles, called “nevi” by dermatologists, but the development of new moles is of concern, because the higher the number, and the more irregular the moles, the […]
Wattle. Turkey neck. Double chin. Whatever it’s called, no one likes to see it in the mirror. A facelift can banish the sag, but not everyone can afford the cost or the recovery time. Two latest lunchtime fixes offer options for people wanting to look younger without surgery or downtime. First is a non-invasive cutting-edge […]
Lupus is not caused or cured by any specific food; however, a healthy diet is vital in the treatment of this disease. A balanced diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meats, poultry and fatty fish. A healthy diet strengthens bones and muscles, helps fight medication side effects, reduces inflammation, reduces the risk of heart disease […]
The lines that run from the sides of the nose to the chin are lines we are not waiting on.  These deep lines around the nose and mouth, called nasolabial folds, become more visible as people age. Ligaments around the mouth and chin loosen, allowing fatty tissue in cheeks to droop. There is a hereditary […]
Fruits and vegetables have taken on a whole new level of health. Not only do we eat them now, but they are now ingredients in products we use on our faces and bodies. Skin-care products with whole food ingredients claim that they reduce redness, puffiness and even smooth out wrinkles. It seems quite logical to […]
A port wine stain is a benign birthmark that is a result of enlarged capillaries beneath the skin’s surface. Although typically harmless, port wine stains should nevertheless be examined and treated to prevent potential complications. The most common treatment method for port wine stains utilizes pulsed dye lasers. A newer option, which uses optimized pulsed […]
Physicians today offer a wide range of services not necessarily related to their main specialty; as a result, choosing the most qualified physician for a given procedure can be highly confusing. Individuals often turn to their PCP (primary care physician) for assistance in selecting a specialist. According to a recent study, PCPs recommended dermatologists for […]
Eczema is a common condition involving inflammation of the skin. This condition makes the skin red, dry and itchy, causing substantial discomfort to those affected. Various treatment methods exist for eczema; however, the causes of its redness and itching remain largely unknown. A recent study may be close to unlocking the mystery behind the itching […]
Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of Americans. Typically caused by bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes for short), acne causes great distress to those affected and its treatment requires great patience. Researchers are constantly finding and testing new treatment methods; one such method is the virus bacteriophage (phage for short). […]
Psoriasis is a common condition affecting millions of Americans with its flaky, itchy skin patches. While psoriasis itself is not a dangerous condition, it has recently been linked in multiple studies to an increased risk of stroke, metabolic syndrome and heart problems. Based on a new study, an additional condition may be associated with psoriasis: […]
Psoriasis occurs when skin cells grow abnormally fast, causing the formation of itchy red patches covered with silver/white skin cells. The inflammatory nature of psoriasis places individuals at a heightened risk of heart attack and other serious conditions. Recent research was suggestive that certain psoriasis treatments may lower one’s risk of heart attack. Is there […]
Much to their dismay, some people are quite popular – maybe too popular – with the mosquitoes. These are the people who spend most of their time outdoors swatting at mosquitoes, often coming home covered in mosquito bites. If this is you, you may be wondering: “Why do the mosquitoes like me so much? And […]

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