Local skin expert talks about ‘maskne,’ and how to prevent it

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Terrie Absher, local esthetician, spoke to the Town Crier about the effects of masks on acne outbreaks.

Terrie Absher, a local esthetician, has clients coming in these days with a common question: “Why am I suddenly getting acne?”

Four ways to maintain personal connections during the pandemic

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Video chats are an excellent method to keep in touch with personal connections during the pandemic, writes columnist Reena Vokoun.

Americans are experiencing elevated levels of depression, anxiety, fear and social isolation during the pandemic, according to recent data from Healthline.

Breaking down the impact of COVID-19 symptoms on the brain

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The symptoms of COVID-19 can extend to the brain and cause damage that might be permanent.

COVID-19 is known as a respiratory infection, causing acute respiratory distress syndrome and debilitating and, in some cases, permanent damage to the body and – to a lesser-known degree – the brain.

Do I have plantar fasciitis or spurs? Diagnosing and treating heel pain

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Approximately 2 million Americans are treated each year for heel pain, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Pain in the bottom of your foot and heel area can be incredibly frustrating and prevent you from doing even the simplest things – like getting out of bed in the morning without wincing, let alone making it through a full day at work.

Stanford doctor launches ‘Journey to Medicine’ podcast for aspiring students

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Dr. Sarita Khemani records a podcast episode. The Stanford associate professor’s “Journey to Medicine” podcast launched more than a year ago.

When Dr. Sarita Khemani ran the Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship program for high school and pre-med students five years ago, she realized many of them had questions about what medical school and a career in medicine were like. That inspired her to launch a podcast, “Journey to Medicine.”

Skin Deep: Not all hand sanitizers are created equal

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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a surge in the use of hand sanitizers, but not all are effective.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought it would be apropos to discuss the different types of hand sanitizers available and how to evaluate their efficacy in killing germs.

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