Charles Crutchfield Performs Card Shuffling Marathon – Sets Record

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States / January 8, 1975

Charles E. Crutchfield III shuffled a deck of cards 17,634 consecutive times. He began the feat at 6:42am one morning and shuffled until midnight that night.

During the record setting feat he completed 17 shuffles per minute for 17 hours, 17 minutes and 17 seconds. His mother nourished him throughout the day using a straw.

Charles Crutchfield III Card Shuffle Record SetterFrom the article:

Local student performs card shuffling marathon

After 17 hours, 17 minutes and 17 seconds, Charles Crutchfield, 1323 Hillcrest, ended a card shuffling marathon he undertook last week. Charlie, who accepted the challenge on a bet with his friends, performed 17 shuffles per hours, 17 one-handed shuffles every hour and 17 stair climbing shuffles during his card campaign. (17 happens to be his lucky number).

Charlie start at 6:42:43 a.m. and went, without break, until midnight. Nourishment was provided via a straw by his friends and his mother. The cast on his leg is the result of a nonrelated injury (basketball) and Charlie suffered only from a sore knuckles.

Representatives from Stancraft Products, a playing card manufacturer, kept him under close scrutiny and a log was kept, which will be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records.

As we figure it, Charlie completed 17,634 shuffles. He is thirteen-years old and a student at Highland Park junior high.

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6 Foods Dermatologists Want You To Eat More Of

You can use all the fancy lotions, potions, and creams in the world. But when it comes to having gorgeous, glowing skin, food is your most powerful ally. (It can also be your worst enemy. Hello, sugary junk!)

Just ask the experts. We talked to 6 dermatologists to find out about the foods that they reach for on the regular to boost hydration, fight wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, keep blemishes at bay, and even soothe eczema and psoriasis. (Rejuvenate your hair and skin—and lose up to 25 pounds!—with Prevention’s Younger in 8 Weeks plan.)

Here’s a look at their must-haves, and what makes them so powerful.



I eat at least one avocado per week. They provide healthy monounsaturated fats that maintain cell membranes, helping skin stay soft, smooth, and hydrated. They’re also rich in phytochemicals that serve as strong antioxidants that protect the skin from damage, along with vitamins and minerals that help skin repair damage when it does occur. (Try these 7 delicious ways to use an underripe avocado.)
—Charles Crutchfield III, MD, professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School Clinical



I reach for ground flaxseeds and flaxseed oil regularly. Flaxseeds contain lignans—plant compounds that function like omega-3 fatty acids to fight acne-related inflammation and keep dry skin at bay. They can also help in treating skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Flaxseed oil also helps with constipation. That’s important, since clearing out toxins through proper and regular elimination is important for optimal health and the overall appearance of your skin.
—Robin Evans, MD, founder of Southern Connecticut Dermatology



Here in south Florida, hyperpigmentation and sunspots are a year-round concern. To protect against that, I eat minimally processed soyfoods (like tofu, tempeh, and miso) 3 to 5 times per week. Soy contains phytoestrogenic compounds called isoflavones. They bolster cell metabolism, helping skin look brighter and more even. (Don’t like tofu? These 7 recipes will change your mind.)
—Adam Gropper, MD, founder of Vivid Face in Miami, Florida



Good news: Chocolate is good for your skin. Cocoa contains flavanols that have been shown to improve skin texture and thickness, and fight dryness by preventing water loss at the skin’s surface. Cocoa’s flavanols improve circulation, too, so nutrients and oxygen are transported to the skin more efficiently. I like dark chocolate that’s 70% or higher, and enjoy 1 to 1½ ounces per day.
—Arielle Kauvar, MD, director of New York Laser & Skin Care



I like to have freshly peeled grapefruit with dinner. Compared to other citrus fruits, it’s got the most vitamin C—which your body needs in order to produce the skin-smoothing protein collagen. And because it has a low glycemic index, it has a less dramatic impact on blood sugar compared to some other fruits. That’s important, since steady blood sugar slows down glycation—the natural aging process that destroys collagen.
—Harold Lancer, MD, founder of Lancer Dermatology in Beverly Hills



I eat almonds every morning with yogurt for breakfast. The almonds have an anti-inflammatory effect, while the probiotics in yogurt have been shown to help protect against acne and eczema. I also always recommend to drink green tea and plenty of it—the tea’s polyphenols help protect against damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. (Here’s what happened when one writer drank green tea every day for a month.)
—Debra Jaliman, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York

Source: Prevention Magazine

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Interview With Eagan Business News

Charles Crutchfield III M.D.Q&A: Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D.

Healthcare innovator, medical-school professor and award-winning physician weighs in on selecting Eagan, practicing medicine and today’s health care.

Despite the fact that both of his parents were physicians, becoming a doctor wasn’t a given for Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. An early interest was architecture, and he also applied—and was accepted—into both the U.S. Navy and Air Force pilot programs. But eventually his passion for research drew him to medicine.

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Boy’s Acne Saves Father’s Life

Minneapolis-St. Paul- Eagan—July 7, 2015. It was just a routine follow up acne appointment. A father patiently read a magazine in the exam room as Dr. Crutchfield examined his son’s progress.   After Dr. Crutchfield reviewed the treatment plan for the boy, he began to exit the room. As he was leaving, he glanced back momentarily toward the boy’s father. Out of the corner of his eye, Dr. Crutchfield noticed a suspicious-looking, dark mole on the father’s arm.

Now outside the room, Dr. Crutchfield paused. His instinct led him to return to the room and speak with the boy’s father about the suspicious mole. Dr. Crutchfield expressed his concern about the mole and asked if he may investigate further.  The father responded that he and the boy were running late for work and school, and in any case, he had no personal health insurance.  Dr. Crutchfield assured the father, “It will take less than 5 minutes and I won’t charge you a penny.” Dr. Crutchfield’s concern and offer convinced the man to permit a biopsy of the suspicious mole.

Incredibly, the pathology report confirmed Dr. Crutchfield’s suspicion: Melanoma.  Clinic personnel immediately contacted the boy’s father, notified him of the diagnosis, and scheduled a complete and successful removal of the malignant Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  Had the lesion gone unnoticed, it could have been life-ending for the father.

This man was in the right place at the right time. Many people do not realize their health — their life – is too important to rely on remarkable scenarios to catch dangerous health conditions.  If detected early, Melanoma is almost 100% curable. It’s important to have routine skin cancer screenings by a board-certified dermatologist and to receive proper education on how to perform a self-examination, what to look for, and how to identify warning signs. And if Dr. Crutchfield offers to examine a suspicious lesion on your arm, let him take a look!

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Lipodissolve: the facts, research, and truth: Dr Lycka & Dr Crutchfield

mesotherapyLipodissolve is claimed to be a magic injection to remove unwanted body fat. It is also the subject of some controversy in the media and medical profession with often strong emotions which are not always tied to scientific reality. So what to believe? This week on Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today, Dr Barry Lycka welcomes a re-knowned expert on Lipodissolve, Minneapolis-based Dr Charles Crutchfield, to explain his recent paper on Lipodissolve. Dr Crutchfield explains what is lipodissolve, how it works for body sculpting, and introduces the 8 years of results which have been published by himself & Dr Khalid Mahmud. He gives clear information about how the treatment should be performed, and by whom. He also explains who are ideal patients for lipodissolve, and who are not and provides important information about possible side effects and how they can be avoided.

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See the amazing results of Botox injections in our before and after pictures. Botox cosmetic really does work to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Creating a much calmer, less angry facial appearance. many patients that receive Botox treatments look years younger in a matter of days.

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Q & A with Dr. Crutchfield – Minnesota Health Care News

Dr. Crutchfield is a dermatologist at Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan, Minn., and a clinical adjunct associate professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine.
What is dermatology?
Dermatology is the medical specialty that covers disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. Long ago, dermatologists also treated sexually transmitted diseases, most notably syphilis.
What are the most common conditions you treat?
There are more than 4,000 dermatologic diseases and disorders. Many are quite common, including acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, atopic dermatitis,
and dry skin. I also do skin examinations, mole checks, and skin cancer treatment. In addition, dermatology has evolved to treat signs of aging skin, a field known as cosmetic dermatology. We see a lot of patients for skin rejuvenation treatment for frown lines, unwanted facial lines, and other signs of aging skin.
For what conditions do you recommend scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist?
Any time there is a skin disorder or disease, it’s always appropriate to schedule an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist or a primary care provider for referral to a dermatologist. Also, for any mole that is changing size, color, or shape, or that bleeds and does not heal in three weeks, see a dermatologist immediately or contact a primary care provider for evaluation and/or referral to a dermatologist.
What difficulties can a patient expect in scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist?

Because less than 1 percent of all practicing physicians are dermatologists, demand for appointments surpasses supply by far. Therefore, dermatologists tend to schedule weeks to months in advance. However, I tell my patients two things: First, be flexible. All physicians’ offices have cancellations and if patients call on a regular basis and their schedule is

flexible, they can certainly get in in a timely manner. It’s also important to keep the first appointment because often it’s much easier to get a follow-up appointment.
How does a dermatologist work with a primary care physician?
I take telephone calls several times a day from primary care colleagues who have questions about patients with skin-related concerns. I have two emergency slots in my daily schedule for patients with acute skin care needs who have been referred to me by primary care physicians. I also give skin care talks at educational conferences and at the annual conventions of the Minnesota Association of Family Practice and the Minnesota Association of Physician Assistants.
What are the most significant advances that you have seen in dermatology?
Before my time, there was the invention of steroids. Since then, there have been significant advances in the laser treatment of skin conditions, both medical and cosmetic. Also, there is a new class of medications called biologic agents that are used systemically to treat many of the generalized inflammatory conditions, most notably psoriasis. Finally, there is wider acceptance and use of Accutane to treat acne. It’s nice to have a tool that, if used very carefully and appropriately, can make such a difference in patients’ lives.
What health policy issues are important to you?
For me as an independent dermatologist, the first is access. We must provide coverage for all Americans. The second is cost-effectiveness. We need to eliminate wasteful, ineffective spending. The third is patient choice. Patients need to be able to access the right provider, without undue constraints by insurance companies or integrated care systems. The health reform bills passed by Congress do begin to address access. However, they are likely to lead to higher costs. In addition, consolidation among both insurers and providers is likely to accelerate as a result of the current legislation, threatening patient choice.
Are there insurance issues related to coverage of dermatological procedures?
The primary issues relate to the standards for covering high-cost drugs or treatments. Insurers are reviewing usage patterns more closely, focusing on physicians who exceed expected rates. Unfortunately, in many cases, insurers have bad or incomplete data, so what appears on the surface as over-utilization may in fact reflect that a physician is treating more complex cases. As a consequence, the physician may appear to incur higher costs, putting him or her at risk of payment sanctions and/or expulsion from a network. Long-term, this can be detrimental to quality and cost-effective care. The patient’s ability to select the physician of his or her choice is paramount and should be limited only by whom the state licenses to practice medicine in Minnesota.
What future developments do you foresee in dermatology?
There will be many more products developed to treat aging skin, including medicinal treatment and laser treatment. There also will be many, many more biologic agents developed to treat skin diseases, both
inflammatory and genetic.
What can readers do to take care of their skin?
The four basics for good skin care are gentle cleansing, hydration, protection, and correction. I recommend very, very gentle cleansers such as Vanicream cleansing bar, Cetaphil, Purpose, and Dove. It is also vitally important to put on a good moisturizing lotion after bath
ing every day and apply it to the hands after handwashing, especially in
winter. Protection from ultraviolet radiation requires a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and that also contains ultraviolet A protection against skin cancer and wrinkles. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out in the sun and reapply every hour. Correction can involve anything from
alpha-hydroxy acid treatments for skin rejuvenation to lasers and injectable Botox and Restylane treatments. Finally, everyone should have a baseline skin examination and follow-up examinations at recommended intervals.

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