“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Remembering this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin is a great way to head into October, which is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can be successfully treated when found early. While this month is dedicated to raising funds for lifesaving research, it’s also furthering awareness so more women (and men) can detect breast cancer early on, and even better, lead a healthy, preventative lifestyle.
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If you’re one of the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis—the most common autoimmune disease in the country—summer can be a blessing and a challenge. Psoriasis often improves with warm weather, but many people with psoriasis are also self-conscious about showing their skin. While symptoms of psoriasis may improve due to extra sunlight and increased humidity, it’s important to make sure psoriasis doesn’t flare. Here are some tips from the National Psoriasis Foundation to help keep your skin healthy.
Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology in Minneapolis talks about taking care of your skin at every age.
After the Academy Awards Sunday evening, local Minneapolis ABC news aired a segment on the “vampire facelift” as certificates for this new Hollywood anti-aging treatment were provided to all Oscar attendees. From the eerie yet romanticized nickname, one might picture their skin looking as flawless as Kristen Stuart (pictured left), who plays vampire Bella in Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
Limiting sugar intake is no simple task. Giving it up all together seems like mission impossible. Now, Dr. Pamela Peeke, an internationally recognized expert, physician, and scientist of nutrition and fitness and author of the New York Times bestseller “The Hunger Fix: The Three Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction” will tell you how to “trick” your brain into seeing that yogurt and blueberries is far more rewarding than a family size candy bar.
New parents often come to me in a panic, because their child’s skin is covered in a strange rash. It’s important to be aware that there are a handful of very common pediatric skin conditions that can be easily treated, such as eczema, which affects nearly 10% of all infants and children.
A reminder for all, especially the cold weather states: Vitamin D is essential for healthy living. UVB (not UVA) exposure from the sun causes the body to produce vitamin D; however, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends getting adequate Vitamin D through alternative safe methods.
Men’s skin is different than women’s skin. Its structure and function is fundamentally unique and requires specialized knowledge and different treatment approaches. This is why Dr. Goerig pays special attention to men’s dermatologic needs. Having extensive training in aesthetic dermatology, he knows the importance of using sun protection in order to aid the skin conditions men are susceptible to, including skin aging and skin cancer.
Finding a stylish sun hat can prove challenging. Additionally, many sun hats on the market today do not protect your neck, cheeks, nose, and mouth from the sun’s UV rays. Devra Wathen, founder and CEO of Escaping the Sun In Style™ (ETSIS), an innovative hat company based out of Hawaii offers a smart and sophisticated option. Devra shares her thoughts on her company that’s changing the way people view sun protection.