David Surprenant, MD, Deaconess Clinic Dermatology
Summer is here, and as many people like to enjoy the outdoors, it is important to remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can increase the risk of developing sun-related skin cancer. Find tips on how to protect yourself and your family.
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.
Jamie Mull, MD, Deaconess Clinic Dermatology
The arrival of winter usually signals the arrival of dry skin. Anyone can develop dry skin, but the cold climate of the winter months, accompanied by the dry heat indoors, PLUS the changes in hand hygiene practices with the pandemic - can aggravate the condition.
Terry Gehlhausen, DO, Deaconess Clinic, Oakland City
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States. More than 100,000 cases have been reported since the disease was first discovered in 1982. The disease is spread by the bite of a deer tick.
Rebecca Hopper, MD Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Deaconess Clinic
Summer is a time when most of us head for the outdoors--even if it’s just our own backyard. The season provides a time to get more exercise, eat fresh produce, and perhaps most importantly lower our stress by enjoying nature.
Clay Davis, MD, Deaconess Clinic Dermatology
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is often a chronic skin condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life.
Amanda Bohleber, MD, Deaconess Clinic Medical Director
It’s never been easier to schedule an appointment with a Deaconess doctor or service. Online scheduling is convenient, helps busy families and people on the go, and improves access to the care you need--when and where you need it.
Ankita Bahuva, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Your doctors’ appointments are an important and valuable time to connect with your doctor, share your perspective and information, and learn from your doctor’s expertise. The best appointments happen when patients are very prepared.
Mohammed Allaw, MD Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Building
Cancer screening recommendations can be confusing for many people--in my 20 years of practicing primary care medicine for adults, thousands of patients have had questions about various cancer screenings.
In this article, I’ll focus on breast, prostate, lung, colon and skin cancer screenings.
J. Clay Davis, MD, Deaconess Clinic Dermatology
Uncontrollable itching. Cracked, scaly, or dry skin. Small raised bumps that ooze when scratched. If your child suffers from any of these symptoms, they might have a severe form of eczema known as atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a common chronic skin condition that can occur in people of any age; however, it most commonly begins in childhood and improves as people approach adulthood.
Celine Mestel, MD, PhD, Deaconess Clinic Dermatology
Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition that affects about 1-2% of the population, and is one of the most common diseases that dermatologists treat.
Michelle Galen, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic
Pimples and blemishes can be a stubborn problem, even past the teenage years. Learn more about treatment options.
Deaconess Clinic West
Summer time means being outside. And sometimes, that means that insects think that we’re delicious, and begin to bite.
Fortunately, most bites by mosquitos, flies, fleas and even ticks do NOT cause disease. That being said, the best thing to do for your kids and yourself is to try to prevent the bite in the first place.
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.
Majed Koleilat, MD Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Those tingling red swollen bumps that you may mistake for mosquito bites might just be urticaria (hives). Characterized by sudden itchy red bumps that change shape and turn white if pressed (called blanching), hives are uncomfortable, annoying and troublesome.
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.
Shingles: A Patient’s Perspective – Part One
Many people don’t know that about one in three people in the US will develop shingles during their lifetime, and older people are at the greatest risk for developing shingles. In fact, half of all people who live to age 85 will develop shingles at some point.
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