• Skin Cancer : Epidemic From The Sun

    There is a true epidemic of skin cancer in America. One million cases of skin cancer will occur this year in America. Lifelong sun exposure is increasing for Americans as we spend more time outdoors and the sun’s rays are becoming more intense with our loss of ozone. The use of tanning booths is a

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  • Scarring Yourself

    There are many ways to scar the skin. I have seen chainsaw scars and bullet holes. I’ve removed shrapnel from men who fought in World War 2. I have seen shark bites and man-o-war stings. I have seen patients who have been butchered going overseas to save a few dollars for their cosmetic procedures and

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  • Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy

    Warm weather and those little leaves are growing. The allergy to poison ivy and oak is so common that nearly half of us will have it. The chemical that we react to is called Uroshiol. It has no color or odor but can lead to weeks of suffering as it is the leading cause of contact

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  • Pityriasis Rosea: Tis the Season

    There is a rash that has gotten the nickname of the “Christmas Tree Rash” and though it usually doesn’t happen in December, the name fits. This rash is a response to a viral infection and the pattern of the rash can have red patches on the back that appear at the same angles of a

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