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Why Female Skin Cancer Is on the Rise

The season has only just changed and already we are on the tail end of another warm summer. It feels like only yesterday that we were reminding ourselves to wear sunscreen, cover up, put on a hat, and . As the trees start to shed their leaves, we too will begin to shed our tanned …

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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, , from our . 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 continued with my love for …

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Say Goodbye to Scars and Reclaim Your Beautiful Skin

Scars come in all shapes and sizes. They can be found on any part of the body and come in a range of severities. Many are simply unpleasant aesthetically but some can be devastatingly disfiguring. Beyond their obvious physical attributes, the unfortunate truth is they can also cause emotional and mental scars. By seeking help …

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