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Dermatology

10 Common Skin Myths That Need To Be Debunked Right Now

Dr. Patricia Wexler | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Wexler

Have you heard the one about annunciating vowels being an effective anti-aging exercise or that it's normal for retinol to make your face molt? Those ...

5 New Ways to Treat New and Old Acne Scars

Margo Weishar | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Margo Weishar

In recent years the options for treating acne scars have expanded with new and exciting technology that can treat even old scars with minimal downtime.

There's A Tattoo Removal Cream In The Works, But Will It Actually Work?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Regretting that tattoo you got a few years ago? Alec Falkenham, a researcher at Dalhousie University in Halifax, is working on a fix. Falkenham ha...

Your Skin May Reflect Your Psychological Health

Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Stress, as you may be well aware, can cause your skin to do weird things like break out in acne or hives ...

Knowledge vs. Understanding in the World of Gluten

Celia Kaye | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

The natural reaction to "is that gluten-free?" is generally to look at the ingredients, not to think beyond the box about how it's cooked or where the food is manufactured/grown.

Eczema: Studies for New Treatment

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Initially we thought eczema was caused by defects in the epidermal skin barrier, or the outer layer of the skin. Now we know that eczema is an immune-driven disease that in turn causes secondary defects in the epidermal barrier. That's a real paradigm shift.

And She Walked Happily Ever After With or Without Nail Polish

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Ladies, what happens when you take your nail polish off and see your toenails turning yellow, getting chalky, flakey and thick with whitish markings o...

Happy Vacations, Healthy Skin

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The U.S. cannot afford to fall further behind in skin health. Aging demographics demand quick legislative action to improve our access to the best skin protectants available.

As Her Scalp Grew Thin, Her Soul Grew Heavy

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

It was a warm Thursday afternoon and we were in dermatology clinic. This 20-something young professional had come to have her scalp examined. She'd noticed a sudden increase in the quantity of hair follicles that parted ways in the shower, after an ordinary brush, on her pillowcase, and she was worried that she had developed female-pattern hair loss.

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5 Surprising Summer Skin Problems And How To Avoid Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Chace Beech | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Summer is "officially" almost here, but for many of us the season has already begun with long evenings spent by the lake, backyard barbecues and the w...

It's Time for the U.S. to Catch Up on Melanoma Prevention

Wendy K.D. Selig | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy K.D. Selig

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and the resulting cellular damage is a leading risk factor for developing melanoma -- and that risk factor is something we can control and reduce.

You're Probably Wondering About My Nose

Roz Warren | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

There are two kinds of people in this world. There are the folks who, upon seeing you, blurt, "What happened to your nose?" And there are those who, upon seeing you, WANT to blurt, "What happened to your nose?" but are far too polite. Or repressed.

Glaucoma Awareness and African Americans

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Appropriately, January is designated, National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and I don't want anyone to miss the opportunity to learn about glaucoma and perhaps save their sight.

How Do Financial Incentives Influence Doctors' Judgments?

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Marantz

We should also recognize that we, too, are human, and when our recommendations have financial implications, we should ask ourselves: How might this influence our decision-making?

VIDEO: What Your Nails Say About Your Health

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

During a routine checkup, most patients expect to have their blood drawn, step on a scale, then open up and say, 'ahhh.' But one doctor suggests that ...

Transforming Skin: Transgender Dermatology

Brian Ginsberg, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Ginsberg, M.D.

For the transgender individual whose misrepresentative outer appearance is at the root of their personal conflict, it may be clear how the skin is a critical component of establishing self-harmony. However, the role of the dermatologist in their care is yet to be determined.

8 Dermatologist Tips for Healthier Hair

DermApproved | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
DermApproved

Bad news for modern women: Many of today's common hair care practices are not great for hair follicles.

Here's What It Looks Like When You Don't Wash Off Your Makeup For A Month

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

When one woman volunteered to see what would happen if she didn't wash the makeup off her face for a month, the results were pretty scary. Watch Th...

Relief for Itchy Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Most dogs and cats will occasionally lick their feet or rub their face. There are some pets, however, that are consumed by this activity to the point that they traumatize their skin till its raw and inflamed. These pets are suffering and need a therapeutic plan of action to help.

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Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Depending how you count, there are at least 60 body parts or organs in the human body. There are far more if you count each bone and muscle. Clearly, ...

Dr. Taylor and Dr. Taylor Solve a Problem

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

As you may know, I see many patients each week as I practice dermatology. After asking questions about the problem and examining the patient, I make a...

Portrait of a Not-So-Perfect Pregnancy: Part One

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

While on a relaxing and over-indulgent trip to Lake Como, Italy, let's just say "things happened" and I woke in the middle of the night after the happening knowing two things. One, I had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and two, I felt certain I was pregnant.

Beauty That's Here To Stay: It's About Time

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Rather than fighting the aging process, more women seem to be coming to terms with it. They are redefining what it means to be beautiful -- at age 50, 60 and beyond -- and are wearing that new definition proudly on their faces.

Sanity or Self-Esteem?

Patrice Bendig | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Patrice Bendig

When I went in to see my dermatologist last week, I didn't think I'd be reduced to tears by the end of appointment.

The Safe Use of Topical Pain Relievers

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Topical pain relievers are generally inexpensive and available in your local drugstore. They contain over-the-counter active ingredients like capsaicin, methyl salicylate or menthol. The following tips are a useful guide to safely using topical pain relievers.