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Red birthmarks: their cause and treatment

Red birthmarks: their cause and treatment

Nov. 6 | What are red birthmarks? Red birthmarks are actually proliferations or growths of blood vessels carrying red blood. Sometimes these birthmarks are present at birth; sometimes they will develop shortly after birth. They are termed “vascular lesions”...

Ten tips to getting the most out of your doctor’s visit

Ten tips to getting the most out of your doctor’s visit

Oct. 30 |             Every minute of your doctor’s visit should count. Most typical medical visits, especially in primary care, last about 15 minutes. To optimize your visit with the doctor, you need your visit to be as efficient...

What are keloids and why should I care about them?

What are keloids and why should I care about them?

Oct. 23 |   Keloids are a very common type of scar that can be unsightly, painful and itchy. Anyone can develop keloids, but people of color develop them 15 times more frequently than others. Keloids may also run in families. They commonly occur on the...

What are electronic cigarettes and why should I care about them?

What are electronic cigarettes and why should I care about them?

Oct. 9 |   Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but the creators of a breakthrough device are hoping to change that by encouraging smokers to use an alternative method. Commonly referred to as “e-cigarettes,”...

Oct. 2 |  AKN stands for acne keloidalis nuchae. This condition is also known as folliculitis keloidalis nuchae, where small, very itchy bumps can occur at the nape of the neck and back of the scalp. This is most commonly seen in patients of color, particularly those...

What is ­­­­­sickle cell disease and why should I care about it?

What is ­­­­­sickle cell disease and why should I care about it?

Sep. 25 |                 Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious blood disease that produces pain, anemia, infections, and blood vessel blockages that can cause damage and death to organs downstream. Sickle cell disease...

More surprising pregnancy facts: body changes beyond your tummy

More surprising pregnancy facts: body changes beyond your tummy

Sep. 4 |               Conclusion  of a two-part column   Last week’s column described some changes during pregnancy besides your growing abdomen — and perhaps your breasts, too — that may take you by surprise....

Surprising pregnancy facts: body changes beyond your tummy

Surprising pregnancy facts: body changes beyond your tummy

Aug. 28 |   You expect your abdomen to grow during pregnancy — and perhaps your breasts, too — but the following physical changes may take you by surprise. As with many pregnancy changes, hormones and genetics play a major role in most of these changes...

What are cold sores and why should I care?

What are cold sores and why should I care?

Jul. 24 |               By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Cold sores are a group of tiny blisters that can occur anywhere, but most commonly occur on the lips, around the mouth, and around the nose. After a few days,...

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

Jul. 17 |   Psoriasis is an itchy skin condition that appears as patches and plaques of dry, scaly skin located most commonly on the elbows, knees and scalp. Psoriasis, however, can occur anywhere. Sometimes it can be very mild with just a couple of spots,...