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    Sunscreen Myths: Debunked

    The EWG published the sunscreen “Hall of Shame” which has stirred up controversy over safety of sunscreen ingredients. Before you toss out your bottles, read this post to see what the science actually shows.

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    The Safety of Gel Manis

    We all love our shiny scratch-free gel manicures, but is the UV light safe for our hands? (Spoiler alert: overall, good news!)

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    SK-II Pitera: truly worth every cent?

    Titled “Miracle Water” for its ability to rejuvenate skin, Pitera has become the most cherished scientific breakthrough in skincare at SK-II. But a deeper look at the science behind Pitera leaves much to be desired.

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    The Water Challenge

    Sarah Smith experienced incredible improvement in her skin by simply drinking enough water – 3 liters a day for 4 weeks. Join me in the water challenge to hydrate your skin and cleanse your mind and body!

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    A Pain in My Feet

    Did you know that wearing heels causes serious long term damage to your feet? Here’s how to choose and wear heels correctly, so you can rock your Loubies on special occasions for years to come.

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    Sunscreen – your invisible faceshield

    I love this video because it visually demonstrates just how effective sunscreen can be. I urge all men and women alike to view this, and I dare you not to wear sunscreen after watching!

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    The ABC’s of Catching Your Z’s

    Beauty sleep does wonders for your skin, and adults need 7-8 hours of rest a night to fully recharge. Read on for tips to getting your snooze on.

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    The Best Residency Programs of 2014

    Do you ever wonder where your doc trained and how good that program really is? Doximity published the first ever residency program ranking tool, bringing you the top 10 residency programs in each specialty. Shoutout to NYU Dermatology for being #1!

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The Path to MD: Getting into Medical School

A lot of people have asked me over the years for advice on getting into medical school and dermatology residency, so I am kicking off a new blog series on “The Path to MD.” There is definitely no one surefire way to get into medical school or into dermatology, but these are some general tips […] Read more…

Sunscreen Myths

EWG Myths about Sunscreen Safety

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2015 Guide to Sunscreen has gone viral these past few weeks, and I have been asked about it by numerous friends who are surprised by the conclusions. People are shocked that the EWG names Neutrogena sunscreens as the number one sunscreen to avoid, despite this brand being dermatologist recommended, and the […] Read more…


One year wedding anniversary: Nestldown revisit

July 4th is already a special holiday to begin with, what with the spectacular fireworks displays and all the fanfare that comes with America’s birthday, but it also happens to be my father-in-law’s birthday and M and my wedding anniversary! Talk about cramming all the celebrations into one day. I can’t believe that one year has already […] Read more…


When the numbers don’t add up…

photo credit: stethoscope via photopin (license) July 1st marks the first day of training for newly minted doctors, eager to start the journey towards becoming fully licensed, competent, independent physicians. But being an intern and resident in today’s day and age of medicine is proving to be more difficult than ever. I’ve written about resident […] Read more…

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