Hyperhidrosis: How to Not Sweat It

With temperatures outside soaring, sweating provides a useful way to cool our bodies and lower our temperature. Hyperhidrosis, or sweating that is more than what is required to regulate normal body temperature, is no laughing matter. It affects nearly 5 percent of Americans (more than 15.3 million people) and a much higher percentage in many other countries. The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown, but … Continue reading Hyperhidrosis: How to Not Sweat It

Do K-12 Students Unlearn Material Over Summer Break?

Parents want their children to excel academically, which is why they could worry that summer break — a time in which many students sleep in, vacation, play video games, or lounge around the pool instead of studying — could cause kids to backslide and forget what they learned during the school year. Those parents might be on to something. The phenomenon of students unlearning academic … Continue reading Do K-12 Students Unlearn Material Over Summer Break?

Avoid the Damage, Not the Outdoors

Spring is just around the corner in South Georgia: Azaleas are blooming, temperatures are rising, and the sun is shining. Our days are getting longer, leaving us more time to enjoy the outdoors — and get sunburned. We have long known that year-round daily application of a broad spectrum (UVA- and UVB-blocking) sunscreen and nightly topical retinoids are the two most cost-effective tools for mitigating … Continue reading Avoid the Damage, Not the Outdoors

Summertime Tips and Tricks

Summertime is one of the best times of the year, but it is also the time of year where we seem to get sick unexpectedly. Sickness can pop up left and right, and we don’t know why. A few summer ailments that we tend to always get are the common cold, which has a tendency to be worse than during any other season; food poisoning, … Continue reading Summertime Tips and Tricks