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#24/31 Days of Giving – Planned Parenthood – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Regardless of one’s religion, one is likely familiar with the story of Christmas being about a pregnant woman whom no one wanted to help. The recent events, notably in Utah, but around the country show us that one does not have to leave the United States to experience what it’s like to provide health care …

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#23/31 Days of Giving- Legal Information for Families Today – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

“No one ever imagines that they will end up in Family Court,” reads some of the literature for LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today). LIFT is an organization that provides resources to people who are advocating for themselves in family court in New York City. Some people advocate for themselves because they cannot afford an …

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#19, 20, 21, and 22/31 Days of Giving- catching up – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Today we catch up on this month’s gratitude practice. These organizations are dear to our hearts: National Medical Fellowships – https://www.nmfonline.org/ A Better Chance – https://www.abetterchance.org/ Henry Street Settement Abrons Arts Center – https://www.abronsartscenter.org/ New York Public Library –

#18/31 Days of Giving- Michael Shane Plowden Jr. Loving Legacy Foundation – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

As Roman general, Marcus Aurelius, put it, the longest and the shortest lives come to the same thing. Some people come and complete their purpose in just a short time. Started by a family who lost there son, who went by the name Buddy, in an accident when he was only 4/12 years old, The …

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#17/31 Days of Giving- Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation

Treatment of hair disorders is one of the foundational parts of dermatology. Hair loss, or alopecia, can be an emotionally devastating diagnosis. Some types are reversible–these are called non-scarring. Other types are cicatricial, or scarring, and cannot be reversed as the hair follicle has been replaced by scar. Sometimes when patients come in early, something …

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#16/31 Days of Giving- ASPCA – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

This choice is at the request of my daughter, and my staff, and in honor to my childhood cat, Friskey, to whom I wrote this sonnet, in Shakspearean iambic pentameter, for an english assignment in high school: “Oh, Friskey cat! So soft and so sublime/I miss you cat. I won’t see you today/I miss your …

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