Archive for the ‘Women’ Category

Tips this July for UV Safety

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Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist with a PhD in pharmacology. Her practice is located in Orange County, CA. This blog discusses avoiding skin cancer risks and keeping yourself safe from UV rays. Check out Anne’s other blogs at Your Dermatologist.

July is UV Safety Month, a great time to refresh your memory on UV facts and protection, skin cancer prevention, as well as putting a stop to that “lobster” look so many sport in their bathing suits. Here are some GREAT summer hats to help avoid lobster red. Find free medical insurance quotes here.

Getting Rid of Acne Scars for Good

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Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist with a PhD in pharmacology. Her practice is located in Orange County, CA. This blog discusses Acne Scarring, and what you can do about it. Check out Anne’s other blogs at Your Dermatologist.

What causes Acne Scarring?

Dr. McNeill: Picking!!!! No matter how much acne, or how large acne cysts become, they will not cause scarring if left untouched. The skin may hyperpigment and become darker for a while, but this hyperpigmentation will not be permanent. Picking at acne can cause scars that are permanent. Take Care to lessen hyperpigmentation with a hat.

Womens’ Health and Vulvar Dermatology

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Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist with a PhD in pharmacology. Her practice is located in Orange County, CA. She specializes in skin diseases and conditions of the female genital area, receiving extended study and specialized training in Vulvar Dermatology at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology in London, England.

I think that most women are unaware that there are skin diseases and conditions specific to the female genital area.

Dr. McNeill: It is true, often times these diseases and conditions are undetected, misdiagnosed, even by gynecologists, and lead to chronic pain and discomfort for patients.

Republican Challenge – Fit For Life Summer Challenge

Illinois Republican Aaron Schock is a site for sore eyes on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine, but he is doing much more than just showing off his six pack abs. He is challenging all of us to get fit for life this summer, with Men’s Health Magazine’s Fit For Life Summer Challenge. Men’s Health Magazine, and Congressman Schock want us all to know that $8 out of every $10 that we spend on health care, is spent on a disease or condition that would be preventable if we took better care of ourselves. That is a staggering statistic that affects us all. So this summer, log onto Men’s Health Magazine and join the challenge. Get coworkers and family to join with you, and get Fit For Life. “Do it for yourself. Do it for your family. Do it for your country”.

High Blood Pressure: KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!!

Author: Dawn Alvarez, PHR, CWC

Kelley: I am with Dawn Dillard-Alavarez, wellness consultant at Filice Insurance, and she is telling me that I need to know my numbers. What Numbers are you talking about, Dawn?

Dawn: Your Blood Pressure! May is High Blood Pressure Education Month! High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because many people don’t realize they have it. High blood pressure often has no warning signs or symptoms, but if left undiagnosed, high blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States, so this month, we want everyone to learn their numbers!

Facts about Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Author: Kryijztoff (Kryz) Novotnaj, BHA, GBA, CBP, CCMA, CWS, MPHi-CE

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

“Blood pressure” is the force of blood as it moves and pushes against your artery walls as the heart pumps out blood. Hypertension describes a condition when your blood pressure rises and stays high over an extended period of time. When this occurs, hypertension can cause damage to your body…not just your heart, but other organs and their functionality as well. Hypertension is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease (CAD), heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems.

What to do when Acne Persists

Doctor Anne Marie McNeill is a board-certified dermatologist with a PhD in pharmacology.  Her practice is located in Orange County, CA.  She sat down to discuss acne, which no one seems to be able to get rid of, no matter what their age. 

Is it my imagination, or is everyone more stricken with acne these days?

Dr. McNeill:  There does appear to be more prevalence and persistence.  Interestingly, we are finding that certain cultures, such as Japan, are experiencing more acne compared with previous generations.  In other, remote cultures, such as tribal communities in Africa, there is still no incidence of acne. 

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