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Homemade Sunscreen: A Dangerous Trend

Homemade Sunscreen: A Dangerous Trend

This weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer. While we encourage you to turn to Pinterest for delicious picnic recipes, fun poolside activities, and cute home decor ideas, we also urge you to scroll past the DIY sunscreen directions. The desire to take the “kitchen sink” approach to sun protection is understandable. You want […]

Fashionably Safe

Fashionably Safe

Preventing skin cancer doesn’t stop at spot checks, sunscreen, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. And, because we can’t always be indoors during the day, opting for a skin-smart look is increasingly important. To stay fashionably safe, we recommend these additions to your summer wardrobe: Heads Up, Hats […]

When Everyone Depends on You, Depend on DermatologistOnCall

When Everyone Depends on You, Depend on DermatologistOnCall

According to a Pew Research Center Survey, 47% of American adults in their 40s and 50s are simultaneously raising children and caring for aging parents. Dubbed the “sandwich generation,” millions of middle-aged adults are now leading incredibly hectic lives. These individuals are balancing after-school activities, three generations of health decisions, and their own employment obligations. […]

Head Lice is a Real Itch

Head Lice is a Real Itch

February brings snowy weather to most of the United States, winter sports like wrestling are in full swing, and if you have school-aged children, the late winter month also means an increased risk of head lice. While lice isn’t 100% preventable, there are steps that can be taken to decrease the chances of an infestation. […]

Retinoids: A Primer

Retinoids: A Primer

Retinoids are an increasingly hot topic in skin care. Effective in treating acne, psoriasis, and in warding off the signs of aging, these topical and oral medications are skyrocketing in popularity in both prescription and over-the-counter formulations. Despite their ubiquitous presence on drug store, beauty specialty shop, and pharmacy shelves, there is a lot of […]

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 […]

How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

Summertime is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors, the long days and the warmth of the sun. It’s also the most critical time to be “sun smart.” Being aware of the sun and reducing its long-term ultraviolet radiation exposure leads to healthier skin, slows the effects of photo-aging (including skin thinning, wrinkles, […]

Men: Does Your Skin “Got Game” During Playoff Season?

Men: Does Your Skin “Got Game” During Playoff Season?

It’s fun to tease men as a group for being doctor-shy, so add in the distraction of NFL playoff season, and there’s another reason that can be used for putting off care. It’s more comfortable in that “man cave” anyway, right? But men are just as susceptible to skin, hair and nail medical conditions as […]

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