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The facts about chest acne

Acne can appear anywhere you have oil glands on your skin, including the back, face, stomach or chest. Learn about some factors that can lead to chest acne and what you can do to prevent or treat it.

Elizabeth Demaree, D.O. By Elizabeth Demaree November 16, 2023

What to do about dry skin

Dry skin can be temporary, seasonal or a lifelong condition that leaves your skin feeling flaky, rough and itchy. Get tips to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Megan Johnston FlandersMD By Megan Johnston Flanders September 22, 2023

Top 10 myths about sunscreens

No matter the season, before you venture outdoors, you should apply sunscreen. But myths abound about sunscreens and how to use them. Here's what you need to know about these sun blockers.

Melanie Dixon MD By Melanie Dixon May 26, 2023

Uncomfortable skin conditions in kids: Eczema, psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis can cause itchy, uncomfortable skin for children, as well as pain and embarrassment. Learn about these common conditions and how to soothe their skin.

Kevin Boyd, M.D. By Kevin P. Boyd February 3, 2023

Are stretch marks normal for teens?

When rapid growth or weight gain occurs, especially during teenage years, it's common for stretch marks to appear. Learn how medical treatment can improve the look of stretch marks.

Kevin Boyd, M.D. By Kevin P. Boyd October 5, 2022

Sunburn treatment: What works?

You may feel the burn after spending too much time in the sun without sunscreen. There's no fast fix to soothe a sunburn, but you can follow these six tips to ease your discomfort.

Trent Anderson DO By Trent Anderson August 1, 2022

Don't turn your back on back acne

If you have back acne, it's hard to ignore when you're shirtless or try on that backless sundress. Here's what you need to know about back acne and how it's treated.

Amanda Logan CNP By Amanda Logan June 7, 2022

5 simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

Spring and summer are exciting seasons. With increased exposure to the sun, risk of skin damage increases, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

Elizabeth Demaree, D.O. By Elizabeth Demaree May 25, 2022

Could your leg pain be varicose veins?

If you feel an achy, heavy or a burning sensation in your legs, you may have varicose veins. They're more than a cosmetic concern. Get information on the minimally invasive treatment options to ease pain.

April 5, 2022

The ABCDEs of moles

Learning your ABCs the first time helped you read. Now they could save your life by alerting you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer.

Melanie Dixon MD By Melanie Dixon April 4, 2022

What to do about chest acne

Nearly everyone deals with acne, which can appear anywhere you have oil glands on your skin, including your chest. Learn how chest acne develops and what you can do to prevent or treat it.

Amanda Logan CNP By Amanda Logan March 1, 2022

6 varicose vein myths debunked

You may think you know why varicose veins develop, who's most at risk or the best treatment. Here's the truth behind 6 common varicose vein myths.

Kendra Kamlitz MD By Kendra Kamlitz February 23, 2022