Archive for December, 2015

Face Transplants- A Second Chance at Life

The extreme disfigurement of a face by trauma, burns or birth defects has long been the realm of horror films (think Freddy Kreuger). There is something about the disfigurement of a face that evokes a revulsion and fear that mutation of a limb or other part of the body would not. Sadly, for those who have suffered such disfigurement, the distress is far from merely cosmetic. Patients who have experienced loss of part or the entirety of their face have difficulty with breathing, eating, speaking, sight and taste. They most often cannot smile or express other facial emotions and their

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New Hope For Alopecia Patients

  My name is Tova Younger and I am a Physician Assistant student at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. I am thrilled to be spending my Dermatology rotation at Marmur Medical, where a broad range of dermatologic conditions are treated. Today, I’d like to discuss hair. We have all heard of the phrase “Having a great hair day”, which means feeling great about the way we look and having the confidence to tackle anything that comes our way. But some of us don’t get to enjoy great hair days. Fifty six million Americans suffer from hair loss, also known as alopecia.

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