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For Dr. Rajani Katta healthy habits mean vegetables

For Dr. Rajani Katta healthy habits mean vegetables

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers. It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Six tips for better skin as we age

Six tips for better skin as we age

Want to retain the fresh and bright glow of your skin as you age? Dr. Ramsey Markus, associate professor of dermatology and director of the Laser Surgery Center, offers the following tips to help your skin age gracefully and correct damage. 1. Start with sunblock: The majority of age related skin changes are due to sun … Continue reading

Sensitive skin? Don’t shy away from sunscreen

Sensitive skin? Don’t shy away from sunscreen

Does sensitive skin keep you from slathering on sunscreen? Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, said fragrances or ingredients are likely to blame. “An allergy may occur to either the sunblock chemicals themselves, or to fragrances or preservatives in the product,” said Katta. “Rather than not wear sunscreen, look for brands that are … Continue reading

Keep your July 4 celebration safe

Keep your July 4 celebration safe

Planning an outdoor barbecue or a day at the lake or pool over Independence Day? Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer these reminders to help keep your long weekend safe and fun. Food and heat When it comes to eating outdoors, dietitian Roberta Anding says approximately half of food-borne illnesses can be eliminated with … Continue reading

Skin cancer: Reduce your risks

Skin cancer: Reduce your risks

Baylor College of Medicine dermatologist Dr. Ida Orengo says there are two easy precautions you can take to help reduce your risk for developing skin cancer: slather on broad spectrum sunscreen and see a dermatologist regularly for early detection skin cancer screenings. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans,” she said. “It affects … Continue reading

Don’t get burned: Wear sunblock, read labels

Don’t get burned: Wear sunblock, read labels

Summer is here. That means outdoor fun and, if you’re not careful, sunburns. Besides using hats or limiting time outdoors, pay attention to labels when buying your sun protection. Sunblock and sunscreen aren’t interchangeable words. For many people, sunblocks can be more effective at protecting than sunscreens. “Sunblocks containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are … Continue reading

Expired makeup can lead to blemishes

Expired makeup can lead to blemishes

Flawless makeup application and healthy skin rely heavily on using fresh makeup.  Annie Christenson, head aesthetician at Baylor College of Medicine’s Aesthetics Studio, reminds her clients to check makeup expiration dates before applying.

Skip sugar to help keep skin wrinkle-free

Skip sugar to help keep skin wrinkle-free

Don’t let all the Halloween candy make your skin look spooky. Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, says certain foods— not just sweets— can cause “sugar sag,” where skin loosens and wrinkles. “The idea behind preventing sugar sag is ‘better skin from the inside out,’” said Katta. “What you eat … Continue reading

Back-to-school stress can trigger acne

Back-to-school stress can trigger acne

For teens, getting rid of embarrassing acne may seem impossible, but Dr. Denise Metry, an assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, says improving your skin isn’t as difficult as you may think. “Stress can be a catalyst for acne breakouts because it stimulates hormones, which in turn causes some skin … Continue reading

Skip the tan to help prevent skin cancer

Skip the tan to help prevent skin cancer

Getting a healthy tan isn’t possible, according to Baylor College of Medicine professor of dermatology Dr. Ida Orengo. But staying healthy in the sun is possible with the right preparation. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America – one in five will get it. It is also easily preventable, Orengo says. … Continue reading

Summer round up: Our experts’ best advice

Summer round up: Our experts’ best advice

Whether your Independence Day plans include a trip to the lake, a backyard barbecue or just relaxing at home, experts at Baylor College of Medicine have tips to ensure your long weekend is safe, healthy and fun. Eating outdoors Plans for dining al fresco? Our expert has tips to avoid food-borne illnesses and serving foods … Continue reading

Healthy tan? Think again

Healthy tan? Think again

You may think that a sun tan gives you a healthy-looking glow, but think again about the sun’s impact on your skin. Dangers of the sun include sunburns, wrinkles, premature aging, sun spots, dilated blood vessels and skin cancer. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer, making it the most common form of cancer … Continue reading