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