Month: July 2015

Pimple popping “…but I thought I wasn’t supposed to”

Pimple popping is so tempting.  Pimple popping is so satisfying.  There is even a doctor who goes by that name– but we are told we aren’t supposed to pop our pimples. Acne vulgaris is so common that many children in the street could correctly diagnose it. Skin is an accessible organ, particularly the skin on …

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Neglected areas of the sun protected – Musings of an NYC dermatologist

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, …

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Who owns your “patient empowerment”? – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

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 …

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