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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 […]

Five (Achievable) Skincare Resolution Ideas for 2017

Five (Achievable) Skincare Resolution Ideas for 2017

According to an article from Forbes, estimates say more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. However, research suggests that just 8% of people reach their New Year’s goals. So why the big discrepancy? One thought is that people set goals that are too difficult or too unattainable. With that in mind, we put […]

How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

You’ve probably heard that today is the winter solstice, which is important to me because it means today is the shortest day/longest night of the year. If you’re anything like me, you may find it hard to accomplish anything tonight. When it gets dark so early, all I want to do is sleep. My motivation […]

Can Traveling Cause Breakouts?

Can Traveling Cause Breakouts?

The holidays are almost here, and that probably means you’ll be doing some traveling. Of course working in teledermatology got us thinking, are you more prone to a breakout when traveling? The answer: YES. But, knowing what makes you prone to breaking out when traveling can help you avoid the problem. Let’s take a look […]

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