What’s not to love about people who, like fire fighters, rush to areas of conflict to help, while others are running away? Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres) is a French organization founded in 1971 in response to the denial of access to medical assistance by other major charitable organizations during the Biafrian war in..Read More »
Happy December! As we have recently completed November, the month of gratitude, a quote I recently heard comes to mind: After thanking comes giving. As I was browsing a recent issue of Glamour magazine, I came across a project that has inspired a giving project from my practice. Glamour was promoting a month of making..Read More »
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Acne vulgaris is so common that many children in the street could correctly diagnose it. Skin is an accessible organ, particularly the skin on the face. Although acne is often very distressing to those with it, it is not life-threatening, so many people never seek the services of a professional to treat this problem. When..Read More »
Even people who are disciplined sun protectors miss areas when they are following the advice to use an sunscreen with and SPF of 30 or higher with UVA protection. Before you head to the beach, on that hike, sailing, or just that walk down the street on day to be spent out in the sun,..Read More »
The coming July 4th weekend brings to mind the topic of patient empowerment. When one reads about patient empowerment in the media, it often refers to technologies that make it easier for patients to directly contact the doctor or the health facility. It often refers to a texting app or a messaging portal. The idea..Read More »
Hair loss, or alopecia, has a number of causes. The cause may have to do with genetics, ethnic background, diet, lifestyle, grooming practices, underlying health problems, local scalp problems and more. Some types of hair loss are reversible. Some types are not. How one treats hair loss depends on why one has it. It is..Read More »
Many patients come seeking help regarding dark spots on their faces that they sometimes refer to as scars. They are surprised to learn that their primary problem is acne and that, technically, these marks are not scars but what we refer to as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Acne is a common skin condition that starts with..Read More »
Are you a happy Aglow Dermatology patient who has been referring your friends and family and/or sharing your positive experiences about our office on online review sites? If yes, we would like to thank you by giving you an opportunity to win a Kindle Fire HD 7″ HD Display, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi, 16GB..Read More »
Our doctor can give provide valuable mothering tips as well as skin care tips! Check out Dr. Strachan’s quotes in Mommy MD guide to the toddler years which is hot off the presses!