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5 Tips on How to Prevent Skin Cancer New

5 Tips on How to Prevent Skin Cancer

Every year brings the San Joaquin Valley an average of 3550 hours of sun. We love the outdoors, but even in winter, there is a significant risk for skin cancer. In this month’s article, Dr. Leslie Storey, of Valley Skin Institute, shares 5 essentials to preventing sun-related skin cancers.   1. Use sunscreen all year round. Many of us instinctively

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Tips for managing eczema new

Learn 6 Simple and Effective Tips for Managing Eczema

Eczema, which is also known as “atopic dermatitis,” is a common condition that affects people of all ages. This condition, which causes redness and itching, can be both frustrating and embarrassing. Fortunately, if you are proactive about treating your eczema, you can minimize the symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life. What Causes Eczema? Your skin is responsible for

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How to Treat Teenage Acne

The Secret to Treating Acne Isn’t Always in Your Pores

Sadly, teens all over the world struggle with acne. In addition, teens in the San Joaquin Valley have to struggle with both acne and dry skin. Therefore, the key to understanding how to treat acne is not always all about keeping pores open. Sometimes it is about moisturizing the skin around them. How Does Dry Air & Dry Skin Impact

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New Shingles Vaccine

New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need To Know

Editors notes: Dr. Storey recently read this story and wanted to share it with her patients. It was orginally posted on WebMD.  This story was updated on Oct. 16, 2018 to reflect that some people with insurance may still face out-of-pocket costs. Feb. 12, 2018 — In October 2017, the FDA approved a new shingles vaccine, called Shingrix. This January,

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Treating Psoriasis of the Scalp

Treating Psoriasis of the Scalp

Having scalp psoriasis is a little like having angry dandruff. Scalp psoriasis can cause an accumulation of silvery flakes in your hair. But these flakes are more scaly than greasy. And the skin on the scalp from which they fall is usually red, irritated, and itchy, and sometimes painful. About 80 percent of people who have psoriasis anywhere on their

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Treating Bug Bites

Treating Bug Bites

Although most bug bites are harmless, some can spread dangerous diseases like Zika virus, dengue, Lyme disease, and malaria. Particularly if you’re visiting areas with known insect-borne diseases, it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk. To help prevent bug bites, Dr. Leslie Storey recommends the following tips: Use insect repellent. To protect against mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs,

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Treating Poison Ivy

A rash from poison ivy or poison oak or is caused by an oil found in these plants called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all). When this oil touches your skin, it often causes an itchy, blistering rash. Most people can safely treat the rash at home. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, go to the emergency room right away. If

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How to Treat Sunburn

How to Treat Sunburn

Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. The first thing you should do is get out of the sun—and preferably indoors. Once indoors, these dermatologists’ tips can help relieve the

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Best Type of Sunscreen

What’s the Best Type of Sunscreen?

There are two types of sunscreens, physical sunscreen, and chemical sunscreen. Shop physical sunscreen for the best protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Physical sunscreen is the best because it works as a shield Dr. Leslie Storey recommends a physical sunscreen that features zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin. They sit on top of your skin, forming

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best sunscreen for babies

Best Sunscreen For Babies: How Parents Can Keep their Baby Safe

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. This is why it’s crucial for parents to do everything they can to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful

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