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Cankers Making you Cranky?

Canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, are annoying sores in the mouth that plague some people often and never seem to happen to others. Just another unjust reality, I know. They arrive on the inside of your cheeks, inside of your lips or at the base of your gums. Sometimes they have definite causes, but they can pop up without any …

5 Eczema Facts

For those suffering from eczema, winter can bring the worst out in their skin. In honor of this rough patch for many (pun completely intended), I thought I’d run through five quick facts about eczema. Eczema’s formal name is Atopic Dermatitis, FYI. 1. Eczema has many forms. For some it’s simply itchy, dry patches of skin on their arms and …

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Technology Saves the Day

Today, while I was reading an article on my computer while simultaneously adding to the “to-do” list on my phone I had that realization that we all have at some point. How did I survive without these little wonders of technology? They organize, remind, inform and entertain me. Sure, we all suffer from a little too much screen time, but …

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See Spot Disappear?

As a Dermatologist, I always felt like I knew the best lightening ingredient; hydroquinone (HQ). At the risk of being too old school, I try to keep up with whatever new treatments are out there, claiming to replace or outpace HQ. I gave a long-term personal trial to Shiseido’s White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum (what a mouthful!) to treat …