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  [caption id="attachment_17966" align="alignright" width="300"] Hand holding plastic jar with pills, supplements or painkillers[/caption] Misinformation is the enemy! I mentioned in a previous post that chloroquine intended for aquariums was being sold on eBay for $1,975.00, and it wasn’t intended for oral ingestion.  I did not imagine anyone...

For those who saw Governor Newsom’s speech last night, you know that a shift has been made from broad testing to testing only the most vulnerable. The most vulnerable include: health care workers those hospitalized residents of long-term care facilities with symptoms patients over the age...

FIRST LOOK AT THE TREATMENT & POSSIBLE PROPHYLAXIS FOR COVID-19  Despite announcements that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are treatments for coronavirus, we need to take a more somber approach to these claims.  Ebay is now price-gauging the sale the chloroquine used in aquariums. This chloroquine isn’t intended...

To all our loyal patients, In light of the latest directives from the California Department of Public Health to protect the public and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, our office will be practicing social distancing by staggering appointments.  Our goal is that no two...

Smoking is associated with several skin disorders: Decreased wound healing Premature skin aging Squamous cell carcinoma Melanoma Acne Psoriasis Alopecia (hair loss) Smoking impairs collagen production. Smoking increases MMP levels, an enzyme that leads to the degradation of collagen. The accumulative effect leads to...

It’s no secret that any teenager who eats a candy bar will almost immediately develop acne. But did you know— Diabetes is associated with increased skin infections, slow healing wounds and skin breakdown. Increased sugar in the blood results in glycation, causing attachment of sugar...

In contrast to the epidermis, the dermis is comprised of mostly connective tissue. The connective tissue includes collagen, elastin, extracellular matrix (ECM) and few cells. Fibroblasts are the principal cell of the dermis and they produce collagen, elastin and the ECM. The dermis also...