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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 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....

Recognizing and treating Molluscum Contagiosum

Recognizing and treating Molluscum Contagiosum

May. 15 | What is Molluscum Contagiosum?  Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral infection that produces small, flesh-colored, dome shaped bumps that can often become irritated or painful. They may appear to have a shiny surface in a small central indentation,...

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...

Hair loss: a vexing problem

Hair loss: a vexing problem

Apr. 10 |     Why should I care about hair loss? While the physical symptoms of hair loss can be dramatic for patients, the psychosocial impact can be just as severe. In quality-of-life studies of people with androgenetic alopecia, also known as...

Why should anyone care about warts?

Why should anyone care about warts?

Apr. 3 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD    Warts are rough surface bumps that can occur mainly on the hands and feet but may occur anywhere on the body. Warts can be very tender, painful, can get infected, and are transmissible. Some warts can be...
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