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Treating skin of color

Treating skin of color

Apr. 9 | Most skin diseases occur in people of all nationalities, regardless of their skin color. Certain problems encountered in the skin are more common in people with different hues of skin, and sometimes a disorder seems more prominent because it affects...

Grapefruit juice can make some medications toxic

Grapefruit juice can make some medications toxic

Mar. 26 |   By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD Dr. Crutchfield, my brother tells me his doctor told him that he should not drink grapefruit juice while on a new cholesterol medication. Why is that?   Grapefruit juice is a natural, delicious, nutritious...

What is an allergic skin reaction?

What is an allergic skin reaction?

Mar. 19 |             Dear Doctor: My skin is red and itchy. How do I know if I am having an allergic skin reaction?   An allergic skin reaction is a common skin rash that occurs when your skin comes into contact with a...

Bunions can be a big pain in the big toe

Bunions can be a big pain in the big toe

Mar. 12 | Early care can reduce risk of developing disabling foot problem   By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dear Doctor: My aunt told me she has a painful bunion. What is that?   Abunion is large bump that forms at the base of the big toe...

Yes, African Americans can get skin cancer!

Yes, African Americans can get skin cancer!

Mar. 5 | Dark skin is not immunity, so be aware of the risks   We’ve just completed February, African American History Month. Among much else, it can serve as a fitting reminder about a myth that has persisted for too long: African Americans (and those...

Why should I care about bladder cancer?

Why should I care about bladder cancer?

Feb. 26 |             Approximately 75,000 people die every year from bladder cancer in the United States. Although bladder cancer can occur at any time, it most commonly occurs after age 70. It is in the top five cancers for...

Eye floaters — when to ignore them, when to seek help

Eye floaters — when to ignore them, when to seek help

Feb. 19 |             Dear Doctor: When I look at anything with a bright background or at the sky, I see wiggly, squiggly lines. What are those?   Those are called harmless retinal floaters. Eye floaters are small wiggly...

That blood-red spot in your eye  is most likely no cause for alarm

That blood-red spot in your eye is most likely no cause for alarm

Feb. 12 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dear Doctor: This morning, when I looked in the mirror, I noticed I had a big, red bloodspot in the white part of my eye. I don’t remember injuring my eye. How did this happen?   A subconjunctival...

What is endometriosis?

What is endometriosis?

Feb. 5 |             and Nathan Guimont   Endometriosis is a very common female condition and is defined as the presence of tissue that lines the uterus (or womb) in a location where it is not normally supposed to be. Normally...

Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

Jan. 29 | But when might it call for a visit to your doctor?               Doctor, my eyelids have been twitching lately. What’s going on?     Small, uncontrolled eyelid twitches lasting just a few minutes are very...