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Understanding is Action: 5 Questions for Psoriasis Action Month

Understanding is Action: 5 Questions for Psoriasis Action Month

August is Psoriasis Action Month – but how much do you really know about psoriatic disease? Before the month is out, we wanted to address the most common questions and misconceptions surrounding the disorder. What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than 8 million Americans. It is best known for causing […]

Don’t Spend Summer’s End in the Waiting Room

Don’t Spend Summer’s End in the Waiting Room

Do you feel like your end of summer to-do list has taken on a life of its own? The last days of summer are an exciting, but incredibly busy time of year. With end-of-summer getaways, sports practices, back-to-school shopping trips, preparing college students to move back to campus, and preparing for business-as-usual to pick up […]

Don’t Get Burned by Bad Info: Tips for Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Summer has arrived along with the sun’s warming, but also dangerous, rays. Sunburns damage your skin’s DNA leading to wrinkles, dark spots, dry skin, and skin cancer. And, it’s important to note that your skin does not have to be blistering or peeling to be burnt – if you are turning even slightly pink, you […]

More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

Sixteen million Americans suffer from rosacea, yet we know very little about this condition that is frequently mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction. Experts are unsure as to what exactly causes rosacea but suspect that certain environmental and hereditary conditions may play a part. While rosacea is more common in women than men, men […]

Getting The Dermatology Specialty Care You Need Anytime and From Anywhere

Getting The Dermatology Specialty Care You Need Anytime and From Anywhere

One Patient’s Perspective For busy families, finding a doctor’s appointment that fits into a jam-packed schedule is a challenge. When faced with long wait times and limited appointment availability, that challenge becomes a near impossibility. Rather than juggling appointments, dealing with heavy traffic, and sitting in waiting rooms with anxious young ones, parents are getting […]

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

By Charlene V. Kakimoto, MD Chief Medical Officer, Clarify Medical Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for its healing effects. Phototherapy has been used worldwide for nearly a century to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and severe eczema. While many treatments decrease the overall immune […]

A reaction to your jewelry? It’s more common than you think.

A reaction to your jewelry? It’s more common than you think.

It starts with an itch – around your neck, finger, wrist, or on your ears. The skin feels warm, tender. It starts to swell and turn red. If things get really bad, blisters and dry patches form, it may look like you’ve been burnt. If you’ve been wearing jewelry, it’s likely you’re having an allergic […]

Have You Scheduled Your End-of-Summer Spot Check?

Have You Scheduled Your End-of-Summer Spot Check?

Did a new spot show up on your skin this summer? Now is the best time to get it checked. Your summer tan may be fading, but that skin damage isn’t going anywhere. Before sunny summer days (and maybe accidental sunburns) vanish from memory, remember to look for any new spots that may have cropped up during the […]

Don’t Get Sidelined by Skin Infections

Don’t Get Sidelined by Skin Infections

Sometimes, teammates share more than just the competitive spirit. These common skin diseases among athletes can spread rapidly and ruin everyone’s fun. Below are six season-wrecking conditions that parents, players, and coaches should be aware of: Concerned you may have contracted one of these common infections? Don’t let long waits for in-office visits keep you […]

Test Your Acne IQ

Test Your Acne IQ

The fall semester is about to start. Are you putting your best face forward when it comes to acne?  Acne affects so much more than just your skin. Even mild breakouts can damage your self confidence, making this busy time of year even more stressful. That’s why it’s important to understand your skin. Make sure […]

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