no_image

Our colleague and fellow bootcamper Dr. Mary Marovich, was interviewed on Monday August 25, 2014 on NPR by Kojo Nnamdi about the future of medical trials. Did you know that only 3% of people who are invited to enroll in studies for medications or vaccines actually agree to participate? Did you ever wonder what people…

Read More
no_image

Our very own Dr. Mary Marovich, was interviewed today, Monday August 25, 2014, on NPR by Kojo Nnamdi about the future of medical trials. Did you know that only 3% of people who are invited to enroll in studies for medications or vaccines actually agree to participate?  Did you ever wonder what people are told…

Read More

Although deer are beautiful animals, they bring to mind deer ticks … and Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness, first described in Lyme, Connecticut. The infection (technically a spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi) is carried by backlegged ticks, including the famous deer ticks which are common in New England, down to Maryland and in the northern…

Read More
thumb_323-blog-change-photo

I know quite a few people who are reluctant to change. Change means letting go of what is comfortable, letting someone else influence of some aspect of my life, or admitting failure at what I am doing. When I dig down deeper into this resistance to change, it usually comes down to fear, stubbornness and…

Read More

1. *PALB2 Mutations Increase Risk of Breast Cancer.*  For years, it has been known that those who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have a much higher risk of breast cancer.  Recently, PALB2 genotype was found to also increase risk of breast cancer.   In a study recently released in the New England Journal of…

Read More
thumb_319-P1020513

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in our country. At the same time it is often preventable and highly curable when it is diagnosed early.  As a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon , specially trained to diagnose and treat skin cancer, I was amazed on a recent vacation to the beach with my…

Read More
thumb_318-IMG_1782

On every glasses prescription I dispense for distance glasses, there is a stamp that says “UV protection”. That way, I won’t forget to write it — I want everyone to have it. Ultraviolet rays can contribute to many eye diseases, including cataracts, growths on the eyeballs, retinal damage, and eyelid and eye cancers. The ultraviolet…

Read More