Dr. Audrey Kunin, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.

    Like Bennett, plenty of consumers are discovering an ancient practice cal...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists who receive free drug samples are more likely to give their patients prescriptions for expensive medicines, a new study says.

    Researchers looked at data on prescriptions for adult acne medications written in 2010 by dermatologis...Full Article

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    Audrey Kunin, MD answered:
    The epidermis is protected by an external layer of tightly knit cells arranged like shingles on a roof. Any disruption to the acid mantle, elevating overall skin pH, interferes with this protective barrier, wrenching cells away from each other and results in dehydration, roughness, irritation and...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental cancer drug that activates the immune system has shown early promise for advanced cases of melanoma skin cancer, researchers report.

    The findings come from an early stage trial of just 31 patients. But experts were cautiously opti...Full Article

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    Audrey Kunin, MD answered:
    An imperceptible thin viscous fluid, the acid mantle, maintains and protects the overall health of skin and hair. Secretions formed by sebaceous and eccrine sweat glands comprise the acid mantle. Sebum (the oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands) and sweat (the salty, watery mix produced...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of patients with skin cancer or moles who self-medicate with alternative "treatments" they find online are courting danger, new research contends.

    The finding is based on an analysis of past cases in which patients sought out u...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had nonmelanoma skin cancer are at increased risk for melanoma and other types of cancers, and this link is especially strong among young people, a large, new study contends.

    Researchers analyzed data from ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although corticosteroid pills are not recommended for the management of psoriasis, new research reveals these drugs are commonly prescribed by dermatologists treating this chronic skin condition.

    Corticosteroids, including prednisone, dexamethason...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American teens who indulge in indoor tanning -- long linked to skin cancer risk -- are also more likely to adopt other bad habits, a new federal survey of high school students finds.

    "We saw that indoor tanning is associated with a number of ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black skin may have evolved to protect early humans who lived up to 1.8 million years ago from skin cancer, a new study suggests.

    The British research team bases their theory on data from today's African pale-skinned albinos -- people with gen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WENESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study.

    Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into two groups. In one group...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you really want to motivate teens to use sunscreen, you might try appealing to their vanity.

    A new study suggests that telling teens about the negative effects of sun exposure on their appearance is more likely to con...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing a key lymph node in patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer is the best approach to determine if the cancer has spread, new late-stage clinical research indicates.

    The test could significantly improve survival among those w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing a key lymph node in patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer is the best approach to determine if the cancer has spread, new late-stage clinical research indicates.

    The test could significantly improve survival among those w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange may be at increased risk for skin cancer, a new study warns.

    Agent Orange was a chemical spray that was widely used during the Vietnam War to...Full Article