My Health Articles

  • Understanding Sepsis

    Ruston Stoltz MD, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic
    Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection, and it can happen to anyone.  Young or old, sepsis can be life threatening, as between ¼ and ½ of all individuals who develop sepsis will die from it.

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  • Love the Skin You’re In: Four Ways to Combat Psoriasis

    Clay Davis, MD Dermatologist, Deaconess Clinic 

    Psoriasis isn’t just an annoying skin condition – it can be a lifelong issue that requires constant management, supervision and treatment.  Psoriasis sufferers experience an accelerated skin cell cycle resulting in scaly patches that are typically dry, itchy and painful.  Psoriasis can affect the nails, scalp and areas with sensitive skin like the underarms.  

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  • Ditch the Itch! New Treatments for Eczema

    Clay Davis, MD, Dermatology Deaconess Clinic

    Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is often a chronic skin condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life.  The condition is characterized by an itchy pink, dry rash that often leads to cycles of itching and scratching that are hard to break. 

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  • What Everyone Should Know About Skin Cancer

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People of all races can develop skin cancer. However, certain people are more likely to develop skin cancer. Some skin cancer risk factors include:

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