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Bug Bites

It’s August, but that means it’s still summer. And that means one thing — bug bites! Nothing puts a damper on a barbeque or relaxing evening with friends and family like the redness and itching that comes along with mosquito bites, so here’s your guide to protecting yourself and dealing with the aftermath. Bug bite … Continue reading

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Beauty Foods

As the saying goes, we are what we eat… Now this can work to your advantage or disadvantage, depending on the foods and beverages you choose to indulge in. What you put on your plate has power to improve your skin, so here are my top 10 beauty foods. Salmon: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids … Continue reading

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Yoga Awareness Month: skin and exercise

Yoga might be thought of as good for the mind and physical fitness, but its benefits for the skin are rarely touted. Yoga is fantastic for the skin!  Here’s why… We spend a lot of time focusing on the effect that the sun and environment have on our skin, but few of us stop to … Continue reading

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Balding in Men and Women

Both men and women alike struggle with hair loss, and finding the cure is akin to the holy grail of dermatology. Despite countless studies and a seemingly endless array of prescription drugs and over-the-counter products that aim to treat hair loss, exciting new research points to defective stem cells as the root cause of baldness. … Continue reading

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Acne Treatment and Prevention

Dealing with acne can be a lifelong struggle that some of us have to deal with well into our fifties. The good news is that we have made great advances in terms of medications and treatments. I’ve come across a few innovative products recently, and wanted to share them—along with a few little-known acne prevention … Continue reading

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How to Choose and Use Sunscreen

This time of year we’re all about sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen. And, of course, with all of the magazine and news stories stressing the importance of sun protection, there are always a handful with a negative spin that try to scare us with less-than-savory sunscreen information. As a dermatologist, I understand that sunscreen isn’t … Continue reading

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