29
Jul
2014
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What Does Make-up Have in Common with Chlorine Bleach?

Common house hold items, often comprised of artificial man-made chemicals, usually come with warning labels when they can be dangerous to people. These labels warn the consumer that certain products should not be mixed with a specific chemical or another product. For example, chemicals found in Ammonia and Chlorine Bleach create toxic fumes when mixed together, which can be extremely dangerous, especially if inhaled. These fumes attack cells and their membranes, especially in the lungs...
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24
Jul
2014
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Self-Proclaimed Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgeons

In 2011, USA Today released a startling article about Kellee Lee-Howard, a woman who went into a cosmetic surgical center to have a “minimally invasive” liposuction. Little did Kellee know, the surgeon she saw was not a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. The next morning after her procedure, Kellee Lee-Howard’s 10 year-old son found her dead in their family room. The “cosmetic” surgeon she saw did not understand the basic principles of pharmacology and patient safety, which...
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14
Jul
2014
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The Dangers of Self-Diagnosing

The internet is a virtual world full of vast amounts of information, endless possibilities, and many communities in which you can find almost anything. The ability to access information at a moments notice is appealing and exciting, but it can also be very dangerous when used incorrectly for medical purposes. For example, a young adult that is experiencing red bumps, flaking dry skin, with some skin discoloration, uses an online resource to self-diagnose themselves with...
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20
Jun
2014
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What is Electronic Brachytherapy?

Spokane Dermatology Clinic is committed to providing our patients with the most advanced technology currently on the market; especially technology that will reduce the stress and challenges that can come with traditional skin cancer treatments. At our clinic, we are excited to offer our patients a new non-melanoma skin cancer treatment option, Electronic Brachytherapy. Electronic Brachytherapy is an alternative to traditional skin cancer treatments that remove basal and squamous cell skin cancers. Typically, patients who suffer from these...
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5
Jun
2014
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Acne in teens and young adults

Every year, 17 million pre-teens and young adults experience the discomfort and agony of acne. Although this may be hard on teens emotionally, acne can also be very painful physically.  Of the 17 million pre-teens and young adults that are victims of acne, nearly 85 percent experience the symptoms and hormonal imbalances that cause acne by the young age of 11. Hormones, oil skin glands, and puberty may be some of the short-term causes of acne in teens,...
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