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Sassy Brims

Hellllooo Summer! It’s time to find a functional and great looking sun hat. A hat provides a personal shade system, allowing us to stay out longer and with less worry about the damaging rays. ¬†Pick a style with at least a ¬†4 inch brim and you can be sure your face and neck is protected. Go bigger (and even more …

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The BB Cream Buzz

When I first saw there were products called BB creams, I had to google what exactly that “BB” was. (Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, according to Wikipedia). BB creams started as a product to aid in healing and concealing after laser procedures. These all-in-one foundation-moisturizer-sunblock formulations gained their fame once Asian celebrities started using them. They are finally making a …

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Skin Cancer = No Joke

May is skin cancer awareness month, so it is my duty to climb up on my soap box once in awhile. Let me just share a few (possibly) surprising facts and figures with you. * Using a tanning bed FOUR TIMES in your life increases your risk of skin cancer. I admit that I qualify for this one (hey, I …

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Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs

Probiotics are becoming increasingly popular, appearing in the form of vitamins or dietary additions like fruit drinks or yogurt. Probiotics have been found to reduce the symptoms of some intestinal disorders (irritable bowel syndrome) and research is ongoing on their effect on other chronic conditions like high cholesterol. Sometimes when I prescribe an antibiotic to a patient, they will ask …