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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 number 1 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, and it affect 1-in-10 women. According to PCOS Challenge Support …

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How Dermatologists Can Help with Cancer Treatment Side Effects

In the last several years, a variety of new cancer-fighting drugs have been developed to target specific parts of the body. Though, while they are helping cancer patients fight the battle, they also can create unwanted side effects to the skin, nails, and hair. The benefits typically outweigh the negatives, but these ailments can reduce …

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Preventing and Treating Shingles

Remember how common chicken pox 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 for this. Fortunately, as of the late 90s, the Varicella vaccine became …

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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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