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Treating skin of color

Treating skin of color

May. 1 | Conclusion of a 4-part column     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...

What is depression?

What is depression?

Sep. 11 |           By Dr. Dionne Hart, MD The brain is vital to thinking, personality, mood, and daily function. Much of the brain’s functions remains a mystery; however, there is evidence depression is related to chemical changes...

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 nail health?

Why should I care about nail health?

Apr. 24 |     Nail problems are very common and troubling. Nails often reflect our general state of health and can often be the first sign of serious general health issues.   Nail facts Fingernails grow out in four to six months. Toenails grow...

Doctor’s Advice for Your Good Health

Doctor’s Advice for Your Good Health

Mar. 20 | Dr. Crutchfield, my daughter has acne. Won’t she just outgrow it, or should we treat it?   Why should anyone care about treating acne?  Acne is a very common skin condition that affects over 90 percent of people in their lives. At a time...

Getting to ‘The Root’ of hair loss

Getting to ‘The Root’ of hair loss

Nov. 7 | The impact of disease on hair Conclusion of a two-part story By Anika Robbins Contributing Writer   Disease and illness, and in some cases the treatment of those illnesses, are also implicit in hair loss. Auto-immune diseases like lupus cause...