More than Just Skin Deep: COVID and the Skin

by Dr. Shahrzad Alimohammadi and Edited by Dr. Christopher M. Cirino The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic erupted in early December 2019 and spread worldwide in the ensuing months. SARS-CoV-2 causes mild to severe respiratory infections and gastrointestinal, neurological, and dermatological complications (Li et al. 2020; Singh et al. 2021). Skin manifestations in COVID may appear in … Continue reading More than Just Skin Deep: COVID and the Skin

The Function of Skin: A Close-up Look at 5

As the largest organ of the body with an area of approximately 20 square feet, human skin forms a barrier between the body organs and the environment .

Insulin Resistance: What it is and 9 ways to Counteract it

Summary Insulin resistance is a metabolic condition that results from a diet high in processed foods. It's incredible to imagine that every function in our bodies, including what we eat, requires gene activation; every morsel of food has a purpose. Our bodies metabolize following gene signals released in preparation and response to the intake. The … Continue reading Insulin Resistance: What it is and 9 ways to Counteract it

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

Besides the discomfort caused by a sunburn, there is a potential for significant immediate and long-term harm. The accumulation of damage from past burns not only accelerates wrinkling and other skin changes of aging but also increases the risk of skin cancer. The purpose of this article is to outline the three types of skin … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

Your Skin and Aging: Seven Things to Know to Protect It

Dr. Shahrzad Alimohammadi, PharmD, PhD Candidate Introduction Skin is one of the most complicated organs in the human body when it comes to structure and function. It serves as a physical barrier, prevents electrolyte and water loss, regulates body temperature, and aids the immune system in fighting pathogens. There are several receptors, such as autonomic … Continue reading Your Skin and Aging: Seven Things to Know to Protect It

MRSA Infections: Best Advice for Treating and Preventing Them

The article is a summary on treating MRSA and other Staph aureus skin infections and colonization. If you have had Staph aureus infections, this article is a great way to prevent further problems with this bacteria. As an infection doctor, this is one of the most common reasons that I see people. This article is packed with information. If … Continue reading MRSA Infections: Best Advice for Treating and Preventing Them