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#6/31 Days of giving- New York Cares – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Oh, Gotham- how misunderstood you are. Your industry taken for rudeness. Your cultivated respect of personal space taken as lack of concern. How can someone who thrives, or even just survives, maneuvering through crowds everyday not have practiced social skills? Being a Gothamite is not for everyone. A-game is required. It’s not for the feint …

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#5/31 Days of giving- Committee for Physician Health – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

“Physician, heal theyself.” When I served on the disciplinary board for the health professions for the state of New York (i.e. medical jury duty) not uncommonly the issue that came up that had someone’s license on the line was a question of the person’s own health–mental and physical–not uncommonly addiction problems–and its impact on their …

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#3/31 Days of Giving – M.O.R.E. (Medhen Orphan Relief Effort) – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

M.O.R.E. (Medhen Orphan Relief Effort) is a New Jersey-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing home-based/community based, as opposed to institutional, care to orphans in a community in Ethiopia. I first heard about M.O.R.E from a colleague, Dr. Asqual Getaneh, a renowned, Ethiopia-born internist and international health expert, who is on the board. M.O.R.E. comes up …

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31 Days of Giving #2 – Doctors Without Borders— Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

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 …

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Aglow Dermatology Month of Giving – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

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 …

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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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