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National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 2, 2013

From family members to close friends, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. On Sunday, June 2, 2013, people around the nation celebrated the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). Many communities held celebrations to honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis — a cause worth celebrating. Read More »

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Beat the Heat: How to Prevent Vehicle-Induced Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia is experienced when someone has a very high body temperature, which occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it can dissipate. Vehicle-induced hyperthermia occurs when a child is left in a vehicle on a warm day. The internal temperature in the vehicle rises rapidly. Read More »

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Zambia Medical Mission Reflections

My wife and I were recently able to go on a medical mission trip to Zambia. We were there for four weeks, providing pediatric care at the Zimba Mission Hospital in the town of Zimba. Zimba is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Livingstone – the city we flew into after flying to Johannesburg, South Africa, from Atlanta (that was a long flight!). Read More »

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Subtle Symptoms and Not So Subtle Disease

At first he had a subtle clue that something may be wrong, but he didn’t do anything about it.  “Almost everyone has had heartburn one time or another,” he thought.  But gradually it became worse.  He found that he could control it with over-the-counter pills, so it must not be something so bad.  Read More »

Patient Stories, Primary Care · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

How to Choose and Properly Use Sunscreen

One of the most common things I do as a dermatologist is diagnose and treat skin cancer. Therefore, one of the most common things I spend a lot of time talking about is sunscreen. Patients always want guidance on how to pick the right product, and with hundreds of different products on display at the local store, who wouldn’t be confused? Read More »

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Hot Topics for Parents: Listening to Your Child

No matter how much we dress them up like little adults, kids are still kids. They haven’t had time to learn how to completely control their behavior and emotions. So when kids misbehave, adults need to think carefully about what is going on before giving consequences and punishments. Read More »

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