Spring Allergies

By Lydia Carpenter, MD View Bio Warmer days, birds, butterflies, blooming flowers…There are so many things to love about Spring.  For many of us, though, spring can also bring flare-ups of allergies. Seasonal allergies can show up in different ways.  For many, it’s sinus or nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, or itchy eyes.  For others, it can …

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3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Safer at Home – The Scary Online Trend of DIY Fillers

By Dr. Charles Vainder Whether it is the idea of a spring refresh or improving your Zoom appearance, cosmetic procedures are heating up. Although that is exciting, I have been alarmed by the trend of “DIY filler.” Dermal fillers are a family of products that are placed underneath the skin to enhance the appearance of …

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Can I pop a cyst?

Cysts, growths, and abscesses are bumps that can form on the body and are often filled with fluid. However, these types of growths are different and need to be handled by a professional. Many patients believe that they can pop and drain a liquid-filled growth like this, but it is not recommended for several reasons. …

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Food Allergies

If our immune system had its own Facebook site, its status would always be set to: “it’s complicated.” In an ideal world, it would just fight off infectious organisms and cancer cells and leave non-harmful things, like foods and drinks, alone. But for many of us, it doesn’t. An allergic reaction to foods or drinks …

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