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Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells, often developing on areas of the skin frequently exposed to the sun. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.  Ninety percent of skin cancers detected early enough can be cured. Preventio... read more

Tinea, or the most commonly used term, ringworm, is a contagious fungal infection of the skin or scalp. Ringworm lives on the dead tissues of one’s skin, nails, hair etc. It is caused by the fungus Trichophyton Rubrum that spreads from one person to another and M... read more

  It’s pesky. It’s unpredictable. It’s stubborn. It’s acne. The peevish little pimples that pop up unexpectedly can be a nightmare for people of all ages. This is not just an issue for pubescent pre-teens: acne can affect anyone. In fact, nearly 95 per... read more

Skin is your body’s largest organ. It serves as a protective barrier for your inner organs, helps regulate body temperature and acts as a filter. Skin exists in a constant state of growth, with old cells dying as new cells are forming. Skin is sensitive and can b... read more

Shingles is a very painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus.  Lots of people are familiar with chicken pox in children.  Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox and is essentially the same thing as herpes zoster.  Shingles is most comm... read more

Shingles is a very painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus.  Lots of people are familiar with chicken pox in children; shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox and is essentially the same thing as herpes zoster.  Shingles is most common... read more

During the cold weather, our skin tends to dry out. “Winter skin” is caused by dry, cold air causing the skin to become dehydrated due to lack of humidity in the air. However, dry skin could be hereditary or just a natural effect of aging.  Symptoms of... read more

Cold, dry and hot weather can have a major effect on your hair and skin. Dry, brittle hair and skin is a common problem year-round.  These cold and dry winter months leave many searching for a magic moisturizing solution. Here are some tips to help all year long... read more

Once the weather outside gets cold, the temperature indoors goes up. This combination of low humidity and dry air from the furnace makes our skin prone to dryness. Everyone needs to protect their skin from drying out this winter. Here are some tips to help keep you... read more

2016 was the year of coconut oil, but 2017 looks like it will be the year of turmeric. So, what is turmeric you ask? Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant of the ginger family. It’s recently gained more attention here in... read more

What is a skin abscess? A skin abscess, is a confined pocket of pus that collects in tissues, organs, or spaces inside the body. When an area in the body becomes infected, the body’s immune system sends white blood cells to fight the infection. These cells co... read more