Happy Thanksgiving from dermsd! 2020 has been a rough year, but there's still so much to be thankful for! Have a safe, healthy, happy holiday!!

#Obesity is one of the major health issues affecting the population in the US. It is directly linked to the risk of developing #Hypertension and #Diabetes. Consider lifestyle changes like a #healthy #balanced #diet and regular #exercise to fight obesity.

#Heart #Disease is the #1 Cause of Death in Women (all ages and ethnicities) in the U.S., with 22% of all women deaths yearly being due to it. Visit your #Primary #Care doctor every year and implement #Lifestyle modifications that can help reduce your risk of heart disease: #healthy #diet, adequate #sleep, daily #activity and #exercise, and #Stress #Reduction.
#HeartDisease #HeartAttack #Hypertension #PrimaryCare #Cardiology #Prevention #PreventiveMedicine

The term #ElectionStressDisorder has been used to address the #Anxiety that almost #TWO #THIRDS of #Americans feel during the current election process. If severe, it could actually lead to #Depression. My professional advice is to:
*Try your very best to continue with a healthy balance in your daily life, that includes family time, work and an exercise routine.
*Try also to catch up with friends and family, and *Consider reducing the amount of time spent watching TV and on various social media platforms.

Get your caffeine fix this national coffee day in your skin care! Retinol is an amazing anti-aging product that helps improve fine lines and promotes healthy skin cell turnover. Our dermsd retinol includes caffeine to help reduce inflammation and puffiness for brighter, tighter skin!

Heart Disease is the Number 1 Cause of Death for Women in the United States, killing almost 300,000 women in 2017. In order to decrease your risk of Heart Disease, please follow these general recommendations:
* Exercise 30 min daily at least 3 days/week
* Eat a healthy, balanced diet, low in fat and processed foods
* Avoid drinking excess alcohol
* Stop cigarette smoking
* Manage stress by practicing Coping Techniques

Proper hand washing is of vital importance, especially in times of a pandemic. Don't forget to protect your hands by applying abundant amounts of a moisturizer containing CERAMIDES and/or PETROLATUM every single night. You can put on thin cotton gloves immediately after for best results. Your hands will not only be HYDRATED & HEALTHY, but will stay looking YOUNG!

If you have plans to attend a #LaborDay event or gathering, choose outdoor activities, and stay in your local area. #WearAMask, stay at least 6 feet apart and wash your hands often to help you and others stay healthy. Be sure to drink lots of water too!

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have identified Social Connection as the strongest protective factor against Depression. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay connected to your loved ones!

Regular skin exams are crucial to healthy skin. The earlier a skin cancer is detected, the better the prognosis. Whether you go once a year or twice a year for your skin check, make sure you think about your eyes too. See an opthalmologist once a year and ask them to check the back of your eye for any sun damage. And when you head outdoors in the beautiful San Diego sunshine don’t forget your sunscreen, hat AND sunglasses!