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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.

Angelina Jolie Voight

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, ...

Feet: From "Barbed-Wire" to "Baby Soft"

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 04.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Now that spring is about to spring, it's time to take a serious look at your feet and toes. There are a lot of beautiful sandals out there and I would bet that your toes and heals are not ready for prime time.

Can Smartphone Applications Accurately Detect Melanoma?

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology
Dr. Susan Taylor

What if an app could give misleading health information or give you a false sense that a health issue is not to be worried about or, worse yet, delay a diagnosis of cancer?

End-of-Fall Home Makeover to Benefit Your Skin, Hair and Nails

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 12.27.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

There are five simple and easy changes that you can make now in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room that can make a world of difference to the health of your skin, hair and nails.

Can Race Possibly Influence Sleep?

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 11.28.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Information released from the recent meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies reported that black participants of a study had fewer hours of sleep, just 6.8 hours compared to 7.4 hours for whites and 6.9 hours for Asians. Additionally, blacks experienced more difficulty falling asleep

Kids Should Be Color Blind When it Comes to Race

Eva Glettner | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

5-year-old Jared shows his portrait of Sam to Ms. Madison. Jared is African-American. Ms. Madison is African-American. Sam is Caucasian. None of this should matter, right? Well, Jared drew Sam with "brown skin because that's how he looks to me." Sam is his friend, and that's that.

All the News That's Fit to Print, But What Happened To The Ads?

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

But I'm really hoping that pretty soon there will be a Sunday New York Times App just for the Advertisement or at the very least, a NYT's section under Features devoted to Advertisements.

What Every Black Woman Needs to Know About Hair Loss: Part 3

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 07.15.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Traction alopecia is one of the three most common types of alopecia that I see in my black female patients. Here are it's common causes and how to avoid it.

What Every Black Woman Needs to Know About Hair Loss: Part 2

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 07.08.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

It is very important to me as a woman of color and as a dermatologist to try to help women understand more about the devastating disorder, alopecia. My goal is also to help you avoid hair loss, particularly the types that are easily preventable and treatable

"Barebody and Beautiful" Day

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

I would like to institute a "Barebody and Beautiful" day to raise awareness about obesity. For one day each year, I want women to remove the façade that they have created. I want them to take it all off, to get naked! I want them to become "Barebody and Beautiful."

The Continued Dangers of Skin Lightening Creams

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 05.23.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Every week, there are reports in the news of dangerous medications or medical products on the market. One recent report captured my attention. It was a report of a skin lightening cream that had poisoned a woman in California and another in Virginia.

The Skinny on Gel Nail Polish

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 05.12.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Unlike most women, I only get manicures three or four times a year. When I heard about gel nail polish and the amazing fact that a manicure with gel polish lasts two weeks or more, I was intrigued and decided to investigate. My investigation left me with some concerns.