Mitali Ruths, MD

16 posts
Mitali Ruths graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and did her pediatrics internship at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. She now lives in Montreal with her family.
Diagnosing Lupus

Lupus: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is lupus? Lupus — also known as Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune, inflammatory disease. The body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues and organs, notably the skin, joints, heart, blood vessels, brain, kidneys, bones and lungs. Typically, our immune system makes antibodies to fight against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria. ... Read more
Aspire rewards

Aspire Rewards by Galderma: How to Make the Most of Your Membership Points

Galderma is a pharmaceutical subsidiary owned by Nestlé Skin Health. The subsidiary provides “a comprehensive portfolio of aesthetic treatments for subtle, natural-looking results.” Nonsurgical treatments offered help soften the aging process and upkeep to maintain results require repeated applications. Galderma has set up a rewards program to encourage repeat customers. We investigated how the program works and ... Read more

Childhood Contact Dermatitis: A Parents’ Guide

Contact dermatitis, also known as contact eczema, is a reaction that occurs when skin is exposed to an offending substance in its surrounding environment. Symptoms can include a red, itchy and bumpy rash. It can be quite scary when you notice this in your little one. Just remember that although it may be uncomfortable, this ... Read more
Cheap Dental Care

Free or Cheap Dental Care: Beautiful Smiles for the Uninsured?

Access to affordable dental care is a major issue for most Americans. Many employers don’t offer dental coverage, while those who do often charge costly deductibles and employee contributions. Some plans don’t even cover routine dental care, let alone dental emergencies. Although it may require some research and patience, there are still ways to obtain affordable ... Read more
Seaweed wrap

Seaweed Wraps: Real Skin and Body Benefits, or Placebo Effect?

The medicinal benefits of seaweed have been known for thousands of years. The ancient Romans used them to treat wounds, burns and rashes. More recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Ocean Service has stated that “seaweed is chock-full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents.” While the benefits of seaweed in ... Read more