10 Arthritis Remedies for Relief of Pain & Stiffness

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The CDC estimates that by 2040 about 78 million adults in the United States will be diagnosed with arthritis. That’s 26 percent of people over the age of 18. While arthritis affects everyone differently, the primary symptoms are joint stiffness, pain and a decreased range of motion. It can make daily tasks, even walking, cumbersome and painful, ... Read More...

Too old? When kids outgrow their pediatrician

If your doctor's office still looks like this in your 20s, it may be time to consider switching doctors (bennadel.com)

This post originally appeared on August 9, 2012. It was last updated on August 17, 2017.  I was about to leave for college after a summer home when my mom made an innocent suggestion. “Perhaps you should go to the doctor for a check-up.” I groaned. It wasn’t that I didn’t like my doctor. He was smart, funny, and a good ... Read More...

Life After Melanoma: What Survivors Should Know

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When it comes to skin cancer, melanoma is the most frightening diagnosis you can get. The most deadly form of skin cancer, it can affect people of any age, race or sex. Last year, the American Cancer Society estimated than more than 76,000 new melanomas would be diagnosed, and more than 10,000 people would die of melanoma. Though the numbers are ... Read More...

What To Do When a Doctor Won’t Accept New Patients

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This post originally appeared on August 20, 2012. It was last updated on August 11, 2017.  We've all found ourselves in need of a primary care doctor: whether you've moved to a new area, your trusted family physician has retired, or the doctor you've been seeing just isn't living up to your expectations. The thought of having to identify ... Read More...

Our Favorite Sun Safety Gear & A Selfie Contest

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It’s midsummer, and by now, outdoor activities are in full swing. Whether you like to take it easy by the beach or near home, or enjoy hiking, biking, or running, there’s something for everyone under the sun. But, before you go out, it’s important to take small steps to ensure you’re sun safe. We’ve compiled a list of favorite sun ... Read More...

Ultimate Guide: Finding Your Favorite Dermatologist

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A dermatologist may be a specialist doctor, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t see this physician regularly. In fact, it’s highly recommended that you see a dermatologist at least once a year. Protecting your skin year-round from all types of weather conditions, and understanding any abnormalities that appear, are both key elements to ... Read More...

Knowing the ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer Risk

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While it may seem most relevant in the summertime, sun safety is important year-round. Unfortunately, there are common myths around sun care, which can prove harmful if followed. For example, many people will assume they only need to apply sunscreen if they’re headed out during the peak hours of the day. Or, that it’s unnecessary to apply ... Read More...

Vitals Releases Summer Skin Cancer Risk Report

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At-risk states have low racial diversity and fewer dermatologists in their medical community  JULY 11, 2017 – LYNDHURST, NJ – Each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, lung, colon and prostate cancers. Despite years of education campaigns supporting sunscreen application and maligning ... Read More...

What You Need to Know About UV Safety

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July is UV Safety Month. As we’ve reached the summer solstice, it’s important to be aware of the harmful UV rays that are currently at their peak. Understanding what UV rays are, why they can be dangerous, and how to protect yourself is the best way you can keep your skin healthy (and your eyes too!). Keep reading for answers to some common ... Read More...

Tobacco Use Among Teens Lowest in Decades

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control released data that shows teen tobacco use is at an all time low, including the use of e-cigarettes. In past years, any decline in tobacco use was mirrored by an increase in the use of e-cigarettes. This is good news as we know nearly all tobacco use begins during adolescence, and 3 out of 4 will continue ... Read More...