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Covid-19 and How To Avoid It

* A virus protein molecule is covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells. * Since Covid-19 virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is

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Poison Ivy-It’s growing now!

I’ve just completed my first telemedicine visit for severe poison ivy dermatitis. Given the warmer winter and early spring our gardens are approximately 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Poison ivy (Rhus) is the most common cause of acute allergic contact dermatitis. It can appear as a red linear rash or blisters. Localized rashes may respond

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Summer Research Fellowship

Women’s Dermatological Society Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship: In the spirit of giving, I am helping to raise funds to support opportunities for Under-represented minorities’ medical students to be mentored for a summer by a WDS dermatology mentor. If you are interested in supporting this project, donations can be sent directly to the WDS through

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Which sunscreen is best?

I would suggest in general to pick the higher SPF products as supported by this recent publication. A recent study by Williams et al., compared Sun protection factor (SPF) 100 and 50 sunscreens. The investigators found that the subjects had more sunburns (56%) vs (7%) on the sites treated with the lower SPF sunscreens. (Williams

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