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Skin disorders, #1 reason for doctor’s visits in America

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By Stacy D. Tompkins If you’re like most people, you’ve probably seen the doctor recently on an issue pertaining to your skin. That’s because according to a new study at the Mayo Clinic, dermal disorders are the number one reason people visit their doctors in the United States. From all other non-acute conditions, skin problems [...]

The 4 essential beauty treatments of 2013

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By Dr. Stacy D. Tompkins, North Coast Dermatology This is going to be your year. With 2013 closely upon us, women across America are eager to usher in the New Year. There’s an atmosphere of motivation and positivity in the air. From weight loss goals to a complete wardrobe re-haul, women are on the pursuit [...]

Children and Psoriasis: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Psoriasis Dermatologist in La Jolla Stacy Tompkins

By Stacy D. Tompkins, MD, North Coast Dermatology When it comes to pediatric psoriasis, very few studies examine the secondary effects of the skin condition in children. Most kids who have psoriasis are prescribed medication to treat the problem, and many end up living with the skin condition for life. But as new research suggests, [...]

Winterize Your Skin: 5 Essential Skin Care Tips for Eczema Sufferers

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by Stacy D. Tompkins, M.D., North Coast Dermatology Promising new research that targets the root cause of eczema and its potential treatment is welcome news to those who suffer from the condition. As researchers try to pinpoint the markers responsible for the skin disorder, eczema patients can in the meantime take steps to prepare their [...]

Fighting back against teenage acne

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by Dr. Stacy Tompkins, MD North Coast Dermatology Cassandra Bankson knows firsthand the effects of cystic teenage acne, both physically and emotionally. At the age of 13, her acne had become so bad that peers were calling her pizza face and virus, teasing her to the point where it was difficult to even leave her [...]

Rising melanoma rates in young women: can green tea really help?

New studies say green tea may be a promising remedy for treating melanoma.

by Stacy D. Tompkins, M.D. There’s no doubt that melanoma is an epidemic in our nation, and with rising rates of tanning bed use, the concerns over skin cancer have escalated among medical experts. In a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),melanoma rates in the Unites States have increased [...]

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  • Torrey Pines High School football starts Aug. 29 August 28, 2014
    The Torrey Pines varsity football team scrimmaged against San Marcos on Friday, Aug. 22. Their first game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. […]
  • Del Mar doctor faces 20 years for selling prescriptions to addicts August 28, 2014
    A Del Mar osteopath who sold painkiller prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers pleaded guilty in federal court Aug. 26 to conspiracy to unlawfully dispense and distribute oxycodone. William Joseph Watson faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Dec. 8, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Sheppard. The defendant — who had been indicted on […]
  • Teacher thrilled to be back in Carmel Valley as new Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Coordinator August 28, 2014
    Jeannine Marquie landed her dream teaching job when she began working at Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision in 2007. But when schools were hit by the recession and her position went from full time to part time, the actress-turned-teacher had to relocate to Orange County. Now starting her 18th year as a teacher, Marquie is back in Carmel Valley as the new theate […]