How to beat the dry skin blues

Dr. Crutchfield, I have these tiny bumps all over the backs of my upper arms. My mother and sister have them, too. They seem to be worse when my skin is dry. What is going on with my skin? 

The condition is called keratosis pilaris. It can be present at any time, but appears worse when the skin is dry. Dry skin and keratosis pilaris are very common. Continue reading How to beat the dry skin blues

Early detection of prostate cancer is a matter of life and death

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers to affect men. In the U.S. this year over 160,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 26,000 men will die from prostate cancer.

African American men are 65 percent more likely than Caucasian men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. Additionally, African American men are 2½ times more likely to die from prostate cancer than Caucasian men. Continue reading Early detection of prostate cancer is a matter of life and death

Customers Unhappy With Botox From Uptown Clinic

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Customers say a deal on botox at a Twin Cities skin care clinic left them with less than flattering results.

The experience also left the women with a lot of questions.

WCCO explains what to ask before going under the needle and the possible wrinkle in regulations. Continue reading Customers Unhappy With Botox From Uptown Clinic

Doctors may have discovered a new human organ

In a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at the New York University School of Medicine have come across what some have boldly called a “new human organ.” Scientists call this potential new organ the “interstitium.” In fact, this discovery involves tissue that may account for 20 percent of our total body weight, making this possible organ the largest in the body; even more substantial than our skin, the current title-holder as the largest organ of the human body. Continue reading Doctors may have discovered a new human organ

Glaucoma: Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent blindness

Glaucoma is the name for several ocular conditions that cause an increased and destructive pressure inside the eye. This elevated pressure produces damage to the optic nerve and, subsequently, vision loss. A common cause of increased pressure is when channels that normally drain fluid from the eyes get blocked, resulting in pressure building up inside the eye. Continue reading Glaucoma: Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent blindness