Arthritis in hands

Arthritis in Hands: Symptoms, Types, Treatment and Surgical Options

Approximately 54.4 million adults in the United States were diagnosed with some form of arthritis from 2013 to 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Osteoarthritis is the most common form of the condition, affecting an estimated 31 million people. It is followed closely by rheumatic conditions like gout and rheumatoid … Read more

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

Male Breast Cancer

What Is Male Breast Cancer? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

What is male breast cancer? Most of us associate breast cancer with women, but the reality is that both men and women can develop this disease. Male breast cancer is quite rare—affecting less than 1% of men—according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), with just one in one thousand men receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. … Read more


Hemorrhage (Bleeding): Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Diagnosis

What is a hemorrhage? A hemorrhage, colloquially known as bleeding, is the loss of blood in the body due to an injury. Bleeding is categorized under two main categories: internal and external. Internal bleeding occurs when a blood vessel or organ is damaged from blunt force trauma or from internal areas of weakness within the body … Read more

Mondor's cord

Mondor’s Disease: An Uncommon Breast Surgery Complication

Mondor’s disease — also known as Mondor’s cord — is a rare condition that occurs when veins within the tissue of the breast, pectoral muscle or abdomen become severely inflamed. Skin around the inflamed veins retracts and tightens, causing indented or protruding squiggly line to appear across part of the chest or abdomen. What are … Read more

Bell's Palsy

Bell’s Palsy: Causes, Treatments, and Cosmetic Procedures for Facial Paralysis

Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis, affecting around 40,000 Americans every year. It usually has a quick onset – someone may go to sleep and then wake up not being able to move one side of the face. As alarming as this seems, the condition usually resolves on its own. If … Read more

Cutis verticis gyrata

Scalp Wrinkles: CVG, a Rare and Misunderstood Skin Condition

As we age, detecting wrinkles is no big surprise. However, discovering ridges and deep wrinkles across the top and back of your scalp that resemble the outline of the human brain is an astonishing anomaly. Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG), also known as bulldog scalp syndrome, can be corrected with surgery. People with this rare syndrome … Read more