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October 29 is World Psoriasis Day!

There are more than 125 million people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis all over the world. World Psoriasis Day was established in 2004 in an effort to raise awareness of psoriasis and give people with the disease the attention and consideration they deserve. Psoriasis is a common inflammatory disease most often characterized by raised, red, scaly patches. It is usually found on the elbows, knees and scalp but may appear on any part of the skin. This happens because skin cells in people with psoriasis grow at an abnormally fast rate which causes a buildup of psoriasis lesions; these lesions … Continue reading

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Memphis Sun Safety: Protecting Your Skin

Sunscreen vs Sunblock – The weather can be misleading and, despite the lower than normal temperatures this year, you should always remember UV is present even when it is cloudy and cold. Many weather forecasts provide a UV index which is an indicator to the level of UV penetration. There are two kinds of UV, UV-A and UV-B. All sunscreens protect against UV-B, however they don’t all protect against UV-A. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 is recommended whenever you will be outside. Sunscreens do not provide immediate protection and should be applied 30 minutes before … Continue reading

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Gynecomastia: Causes & Treatments

What is Gynecomastia and what causes it? Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in both boys and men. Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. More specifically a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen. Infants, boys going through puberty, and older men can develop gynecomastia simply as a result of the normal changes occurring in hormone levels, although some other causes do exist. Gynecomastia affects one or both breasts and sometimes unevenly. In general, gynecomastia is not a serious condition but the embarrassment or pain in their breasts might … Continue reading

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