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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,...

What is Alzheimer’s disease and why should I care about it?

What is Alzheimer’s disease and why should I care about it?

Jul. 10 |               Alzheimer’s disease — the most common cause of dementia — is a group of brain disorders that cause a loss of intellectual and social skills. “Dementia” is an umbrella term describing multiple...

What is rosacea and why should I care?

What is rosacea and why should I care?

Jul. 3 | Rosacea is a common skin disease that affects 15-25 percent of all people to some degree. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. This flushing can develop into a constant redness, or “rosy” complexion. It...

What is melasma and why should I care?

What is melasma and why should I care?

Jun. 26 |               Melasma is a condition where one develops dark brown and gray patches most notably on the forehead, upper lip, nose and cheeks. It can also occur on the forearms and neck. I consider melasma to be...

What are shingles and why should I care?

What are shingles and why should I care?

Jun. 19 | Shingles, medically called Herpes Zoster, is a rash caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus. The rash is very itchy and usually presents with grouped blisters. The rash follows a band-like pattern on the skin, and a big clue is that it does...

Why should I care about heart failure?

Why should I care about heart failure?

Jun. 12 |                   By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD and Monica Colvin-Adams, MD, MS, FAHA   Heart failure is one of the few cardiovascular diseases that continue to increase. Heart failure is a leading...

From picky eaters to overeating: childhood nutrition in a nutshell

From picky eaters to overeating: childhood nutrition in a nutshell

Jun. 5 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD and Tamiko Morgan, M.D., FAAP   Childhood nutrition has taken the spotlight recently, especially due to the fact that childhood obesity has at least tripled in the past three decades. Many parents are seeking...

Should I take vitamins and other supplements?

Should I take vitamins and other supplements?

May. 29 | Physician recommendations on taking vitamins seem to be constantly changing. Over the past few years, researchers have found that some vitamins thought to be helpful might not be as beneficial as originally believed. In fact, some may even be harmful....

Why should I care about high blood pressure?

Why should I care about high blood pressure?

May. 22 |                   J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE                       By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD and J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy,...