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Forget Over-the-Counter Skincare: Here’s What Derms Recommend

When it comes to skincare, getting the results you want can come at a cost not everyone is prepared to accept. Investing in your skin—and that’s just what you are doing—is important for long-term gain. Medical-grade skincare products get lasting results. By opting for over-the-counter skincare products, you are playing the short game. You may …

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September is PCOS Awareness Month

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a serious hormone, genetic, metabolic, and reproductive disorder that is the leading cause of female infertility. It can lead to lifelong complications with conditions including anxiety and depression, endometrial cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. It affects 1-in-10 women. According to PCOS Challenge Support Network, 50% …

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How Dermatologists Can Help with Cancer Treatment Side Effects

A variety of new cancer-fighting drugs have been developed in the last several years that target specific areas of the body. Even though they are helping cancer patients fight the battle, they also can create unwanted side effects that can damage skin, nails, and hair. The benefits typically outweigh these side effects, but these ailments …

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How to Prevent and Treat Shingles

Remember how common chickenpox was only a few decades ago? As recently as the 1990s, an average of 4 million people had the notoriously itchy, bumpy rash. Do you hear much about it now? No. Why? We can thank the varicella vaccine. Since the late 1990s, the varicella vaccine has been responsible for preventing approximately …

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Spotlight: Dr. Charles Elias

Q&A with Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Charles Elias This month's Derm Group spotlight, we focus on the Derm Group's newest board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Charles Elias, from our West Orange, NJ location. Q: What inspired you to study medicine, and more specifically, dermatology? A: My passion for medicine started with my parents, who are both doctors, and …

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