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When what’s on your skin is in your head: Psychodermatology and body-focused repetitive behaviors

Dermatologists sometimes address problems that go beyond what is found on a patient’s skin, hair or nails. When the condition is primarily psychological in origin, it falls under the specialty of psychodermatology. Skin picking, hair pulling, nail and cheek biting– these are conditions that fall under the term body-focused repetitive disorders. The root is psychological …

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Physician credentials: 5 reasons patients should care

The world has changed tremendously since I started my journey to become a board-certified dermatologist. It shouldn’t be a surprise. The journey was long. This is the path to getting my physician credentials: 1. College (Harvard) – four years2. Medical school (Yale) – four years3. Internal medicine internship (spending every 3rd night in the hospital- …

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Money, “Yelp!” and health insurance fraud- Musings of an NYC dermatologist

After many years of practice, I am finding that money makes people “Yelp,” while the real issue is health insurance fraud. Money-related matters seem to be the biggest irritant for health care consumers these days.  Are you surprised?  Times are hard.  Notwithstanding, manifestations of the irritation seem to be finding their way, more and more, …

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Dr. Strachan to speak for Women’s History Month at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center-Wednesday March 9th at 7 pm

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:00 PM: Seven Tips for healthy skin, hair and nails: Beauty Talk with Dr. Dina Strachan Do you want to know how to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance? Do you want to save money by only using products and getting treatments that work? Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dina Strachan will present practical …

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Skin care products: is it a cosmetic or a drug?

Skin care products: did you know that the difference between what makes a cream you apply a cosmetic and what makes it a medicine is a legal matter?  It’s not straight forward, but here is some insight. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA- the government body that regulates these things) defines a cosmetic as something …

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