Skin cancer is on the rise Many people think that skin cancer typically happens to older people. Unfortunately, at Westchester Health we’re seeing a lot more skin cancer nowadays, even in people in their 20s and 30s.
It seems that there is a lot of conversation about sunscreen right now. Here at Westchester Health, we feel that there are a number of important points we want people to remember when they’re buying, applying and reapplying sunscreen in order to avoid sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin, which we’d like […]
As a mom, I love getting outside in the summer with my kids and soaking up the rays. But as a Westchester Health dermatologist, I also know how damaging those rays can be to the skin, especially to the point of sunburn. I often get asked how to safely spend time in the sun without […]
Yay, summer’s here! While we at Westchester Health encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the sun, we also want to express some words of caution and share important information about the risk of sunburn, how to prevent it, what to do if your child sustains a burn, and when it might be an emergency.
Did you know that tanning beds emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is a significant risk factor for skin cancers, including malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer? And that people who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75%? Don’t be fooled, get the facts in this blog […]
Contrary to popular belief, neither fatty foods nor chocolate causes acne. Primarily, hormones (male androgens or related compounds) cause acne, which is why so many young people get pimples during puberty, or for girls, right before their period starts. To debunk these and other acne myths, we recommend this blog by Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester […]
Here at Westchester Health, we see a fair amount of eczema. Fortunately, it’s not contagious, but it does tend to run in families with a history of eczema or other conditions such as hay fever and asthma. Different triggers can make it worse, such as stress, allergies and sweating, which can cause itchy, painful flare-ups.
At Westchester Health, we pay a good deal of attention to how acne is affecting our patients on the inside. A recent study has shown that even having mild acne can bring on feelings of low self-esteem, depression and suicidal thoughts in adolescents and teenagers. Coming at the same time as puberty only adds to the feelings of […]
Your child comes home from school covered in little red dots. Is it chicken pox? Heat rash? Is it contagious? So that you can correctly identify your child’s rash and whether or not you should take him/her to a doctor, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has listed the 10 most common kids’ […]
Know it or not, eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians. In our all of our different offices, our physicians see a lot of eczema, especially our pediatricians. Wondering if there’s anything you can do to keep your child from developing it? Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has […]