Archive for Expert Rx

Caring for psoriasis in the summer

Jun 06, 2013 No Comments

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.

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Dermatologic skin care for your 20s, 30s…60s and beyond

Apr 08, 2013 No Comments

Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology in Minneapolis talks about taking care of your skin at every age.

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Are gel manicures Safe?

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments

Going to the nail salon seems like a harmless act; however, dermatologists are concerned that the newest nail trend, gel manicures, and the UV machines used during the process may contribute to skin cancer and hand aging.

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“Vampire face-lift”: an eerie Hollywood anti-aging trend

Feb 26, 2013 No Comments

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.

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Sugar and Food Addiction: How to Stop Caving to the Craving

Dec 14, 2012 2 Comments

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.

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Dr. George on eczema: a common childhood condition

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

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.

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Get Your Vitamin D, Just Not From UV

Nov 13, 2012 1 Comment

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.

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What are the best sun protective strategies for men?

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

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.

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Innovative sun hats from Escaping the Sun in Style

Oct 11, 2012 No Comments

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.

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In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remember the many people affected by the disease. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can be successfully treated when found early. While no one has full control over whether he/she gets breast cancer, there are simple steps you can take to help reduce your risk.

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