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Infectious Skin Disease in Athletes

Submitted by Patrick Hatfield on Sun, 11/01/2020 - 11:37 am

If your child plays a sport, you will want to be prepared for some of the skin conditions that may arise due to the sport.  All kids will sweat and may experience irritated skin due to athletics.  However, some conditions can be a little more serious and you should know treatments and options.

All About Skin

Submitted by Patrick Hatfield on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 12:25 pm

Our skin is our largest organ, with approximately 20 square feet.  The skin has a major function of protecting our insides acting as a protective barrier.  Learning more about your skin and how it operates will teach you how to treat it properly.

Botox and its Link to Helping with Conditions

Submitted by Patrick Hatfield on Sat, 08/15/2020 - 12:27 pm

Many people think of Botox (botulinum toxin A) as a miracle substance injected into your skin to help with minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  However, it has a much larger power in helping with other conditions as well.  This substance is actually a neurotoxin derived from a poison made by bacteria called Clostridium botulinums.  If this is ingested, it can

How to Improve Skin

Submitted by Patrick Hatfield on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 1:24 pm

Your skin is what the world sees on a daily basis.  It can tell all the stories of your life.  Your age and health are often reflected in your skin.  The main function of your skin is being the first line of defense between the outer world, blocking viruses, bacteria and pollution.  Skin also regulates body temperature, maintains fluid balance, and recognizes pain to alert us to danger. 

Tattoos and Skin Health

Submitted by Patrick Hatfield on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 3:18 pm

Tattoos are nothing new in the world, but the techniques are much more sophisticated than they were back in the day.  These markings were found on cavemen and mummies.  Over 60 million Americans have at least one tattoo, so that equates to one out of five individuals.