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Articles by Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD; a board certified dermatologist and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He also has a private practice in Eagan, MN. He received his M.D. and Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Genomics from the Mayo Clinic. He has been selected as one of the top 10 dermatologists in the United States by Black Enterprise magazine. Dr. Crutchfield was recognized by Minnesota Medicine as one of the 100 Most Influential Healthcare Leaders in Minnesota. He is the team dermatologist for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild and Lynx. Dr. Crutchfield is an active member of both the American and National Medical Associations, and president of the Minnesota Association of Black Physicians.

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In the summertime, parents must be particularly watchful

Summertime is the time for summer fun. That means picnics, parties, barbeques, memorable vacations, concerts, fairs, festivals, and all kinds of outdoor sporting events. Unfortunately, summertime is also when people are most likely to put their health at risk when it comes to using alcohol and recreational and illegal drugs for the first time.

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10 ways your hearing keeps you healthier

May is better hearing month. Better hearing can offer valuable benefits by improving the quality of one’s life in so many ways. Here are 10 such ways for you to consider if you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss.

NEON awarded $10K grant to address unemployment disparities

The Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) recently received a $10K grant from Old National Bank Foundation to support its efforts to create economic opportunities in North Minneapolis. As the philanthropic arm of Old National Bank, the Foundation awards the grant three times a year to organizations that fit its strategic initiatives of affordable housing, early …

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Esketamine: a promising new treatment for depression

Depression is a mental illness. It is estimated that depression will affect 15 percent of all people at some point in their lifetime. The condition is caused by imbalances in certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters play an important role in controlling your mood. In addition to directly affecting depression, neurotransmitters have other bodily …

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Combating the opioid crisis

This alarming epidemic requires everyone’s help to counteract The opioid crisis has been national news for the past several years, affecting thousands of people throughout the country, with seemingly no end in sight. It involves an increase in opioid addiction and overdose caused by misuse of opioids, such as prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic …

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Hidradenitis suppurativa: hard to pronounce, live with, and treat

Dr. Crutchfield, my cousin had a skin problem where she developed pimples in sensitive areas that would get bigger, become painful, turn into boils and break. The areas would smell bad. She saw a dermatologist and was diagnosed with a condition called “hidradenitis suppurativa.” What is hidradenitis suppurativa? Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin …

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