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Postpartum Changes

Some of the most significant changes that can happen to a woman’s body are associated with pregnancy and the birth experience.  After delivery of a child, whether it is a vaginal birth or by cesarean section, a new mother can expect a range of physical and psychological changes. This article is intended to provide some […]

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May Promotions in the Skin Center

Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage and Photo-Aging – SAVE 10-20% OFF! Daily sun protection is essential for skin health, and it should be worn on cloudy days, and in the winter or rainy season, even if you spend most of your day at a desk. Choose from any of our favorite picks and receive […]

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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be […]

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World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week will be held this year from April 24th-30th. This year’s global campaign focuses on closing the immunization gap and reaching equity in immunization levels by providing universal access to vaccines. Here in the United States, we are lucky to have access to life saving vaccines – many of which are covered by […]

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March Events & Promotions in the Skin Center

March Events in the Skin Center Expecting? A new mom? Nursing? Join us for a Lunch & Learn with SkinMedica!  Golden Gate Skin Center Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Your favorite products have been reformulated for use during pregnancy or while nursing. Learn about your favorite products, new & improved! Special […]

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer, more commonly referred to as colon cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. On average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 20 (5%), but individual risk can vary widely according to your age and family history. Over 90% of new colon […]

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Even is Within Reach! Treatment for Skin Discoloration and Hyperpigmentation

EVEN IS WITHIN REACH SkinMedica® introduces the next generation of skin brightening: pigment correction. Addressing multiple origins of visible discoloration, NEW SkinMedica® Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum takes a comprehensive approach to visibly correct the appearance of uneven pigmentation and help prevent future discoloration. Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum addresses even the most stubborn hyperpigmentation, […]

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Placenta Encapsulation-What Should You Know?

Placentophagy is the practice of consuming placenta after childbirth. Steaming the placenta, drying it, then grinding and preparing into capsules appears to be the current favorite method of placentophagy. Consuming raw or cooked placenta is also advocated by those who extoll the benefits of this increasing but still rare practice. The placenta is a fascinating organ that serves […]

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Most Women Can’t Identify Stroke Warning Signs

According to a recent study published by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, U.S. women are generally unaware of the warning signs associated with having a stroke. Men were not included in the study. In a survey of over 1,200 American women, only 44% identified difficulty speaking or slurred speech as a […]

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What Shakespeare knows about bioidentical hormones

  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet“,  and would still have thorns. So don’t be misled by popular media that “bioidentical hormones” are special formulations of estrogen only available at compounding pharmacies, or that they provide added benefit and safety over non-compounded estrogens. The term bioidentical is used to describe hormones […]

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