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Dear Dr. Ostad: I am an African American Woman, is it true that I don’t have to wear sunscreen because my skin color protects me?

Thank you for your question. While it is true that those with darker skin do not have the same rate of skin cancer as those with fair-skin, you should have an awareness about a specific type of skin c...

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Top Ten Tips to Control Weight

1. Start your day with citrus. A cup of warm water with a half of an organic lemon first thing in the morning has been proven to accelerate your metabolism and reduce bloating. Lemon is a natural diur...

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Dr. Ostad’s Top Eight Drug Store Picks

Just because a product is expensive doesn’t mean it is good. There are plenty of overpriced lotions and potions out there that rely on a name instead of its ingredients. While certain skin condition...

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Best Treatments for Warts on Hands and Feet.

There is a negative and sometimes dirty connotation to hearing the word "wart", but that could not be further from the truth. Verruca (warts) are typically benign tumors that are caused by a virus cal...

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New research shows aging skin and malignancies are not solely from Sun-Exposure.

A recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO) calls air pollution “the single largest environmental health risk” which caused an estimated 6.5 million deaths in 2012. The presence of Fine ...

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