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Dr. Joseph Newmark’s has been helping Southern Tier and Binghamton area residents solve their skin related concerns for more than twenty five years. The team is knowledgeable and experienced in many different skin related concerns. Our skin care advice and product combinations have helped hundreds. We have learned good tricks and tips over years of medical practice. We hope you enjoy reading and benefit from our experiences. And, of course, if you would prefer a private consultation, you can always contact our office for a confidential consultation.

Do you Have an Infection After Receiving a Tattoo?

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you had a recent tattoo? There are several reports that have highlighted unusual infections that have appeared after "gray wash" tattoo placement. These "gray wash" tattoos are typically created by diluting black ink with [...]

Rosacea Linked to Development of Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Rosacea is a common skin disorder of the face affecting millions of Americans. Most people develop redness of the cheeks and nose. A recent study published online April 28 in the Annals of Neurology suggest [...]

Does your child play a sport at school?

May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Does your son or daughter play school sports? A 5-study review published online on April 18 in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that “approximately 8% of athletes and 13% of college athletes in the United States may [...]

Psoriasis and fatigue…Why?

April 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Psoriasis is a chronic rash that affects 2-3% of the population. Although there is no cure, there is good treatment available. Did you know that some people with psoriasis can feel more tired than usual? [...]

Are You Showing Signs of Aging?

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

It's almost Spring time, and the sun's U.V. rays are getting stronger and stronger. Remember that sun damage leads to lines, wrinkles, broken blood vessels and brown spots. Most people don't realize that this damage [...]

Important info for new tattoos!

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Thinking of getting a new tattoo? First, think about it for a while as most tattoos are permanent and expensive to treat and remove should you change your mind. Although New York State licenses tattooists, [...]

Pollution may be harming your skin!

February 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Pollution in the air may be waging war on your skin. A recent study looked at 2000 women who had lived in more heavily polluted areas. Over the course of 30 years, these women had [...]

Acne… Or Rosacea?

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Are you bothered by acne? Think again. What you really may have is rosacea. What's the difference? People with acne are primarily bothered by blackheads and pimples. Acne can start during the teenage years , [...]

Psoriasis and Migraines?

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Have psoriasis? A recent study showed that people with psoriasis may have an increased risk of developing migraine headaches. If you believe that you are troubled by frequent headaches, see your primary care doctor. There [...]

Cold Weather and Dry Skin… Dr. Newmark Has a Remedy for You!

February 1st, 2016|0 Comments

It's winter, even if it doesn't feel like it! As we get older our skin tends to dry out quicker. If fact most people will notice that their skin looks scaly and cracked, especially over [...]

Skin Cancer Checks and why they are Important!

December 10th, 2015|0 Comments

How often should you see your dermatologist for routine skin exams? The government says maybe not at all. The US Preventive Services Task Force recently released “a draft update of its statement on visual skin [...]

Are Antibiotics Becoming Less Effective for Acne Treatment?

December 9th, 2015|0 Comments

The Daily Mail (UK) (11/24, Jourdan) reports that antibiotics, the “mainstay treatment of acne for decades,” appear to be “rapidly losing their curative powers because the bacteria” that cause the condition “are becoming resistant to [...]

Menopause and Skin Cancer?

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

A study revealed that women who develop menopause later in life (age 55 or older) and women who were treated with menopausal hormonal therapy had a higher risk of developing the most common type of [...]

Bed Bugs… and the Ugly Truth!

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Here's a subject most people don't want to hear about - bedbugs. Unfortunately, bedbugs are here to stay and have become more numerous at hotels and apartment complexes. This resurgence is due to a ban on [...]

Antibiotics… not helping your cold/flu?

November 24th, 2015|0 Comments

According to research from the World Health Organization, peoples’ misunderstanding of antibiotics is contributing to the increase in drug-resistant infections. A survey released by the WHO revealed that 64 percent of participants incorrectly believed that [...]

Natural isn’t always good!

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Be careful what gets on your skin. Just because its "natural" doesn't mean it's good for you. ABC News reported that a Florida man developed wounds that looked like second degree burns after he came [...]

Facts and Statistics about Melanoma

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

The number of people who develop melanoma (mole cancer) has doubled from 1982 to 2011. Sunburn increases the risk of melanoma and nearly 40% of the US population becomes sunburned each year. Data from the [...]

Skin Cancer and Antioxidants?

November 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Here's food for thought. A recent study showed that antioxidants may contribute to the spread of malignant melanoma. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center “conducted experiments on mice that had been transplanted [...]

Important info about warts!

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Warts are unattractive rough skin bumps that most people get at one time or another in their lives. They are  an infection caused by a virus that infects the top surface of the skin. They [...]

Psoriasis and Depression?

October 20th, 2015|0 Comments

New research indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of depression. The reason for this may be due to the public's reaction in seeing red patches on psoriasis patients during the summer months. [...]

Interesting facts about your hair!

October 12th, 2015|0 Comments

 Studies in men have shown that there is often a long hair preference playing a role in attraction to women, thought to be due to long hair acting as a surrogate for health and youth. [...]

Can your diet really affect your acne?

October 12th, 2015|0 Comments

This is a question I frequently hear from patients and their families. Frequently, parents tell their children to avoid greasy foods and chocolate. If fact when acne patients were surveyed, one out of three patients [...]

Viagra and Melanoma?

July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Viagra and melanoma? A recent study from Sweden appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that men who take oral erectile dysfunction drugs (such as Viagra and Cialis) may have an increased [...]

Razor bumps – and how to stop them!

May 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Razor bumps? This problem can be rather common in women. They typically develop on the legs or bikini area after shaving. Some cases may be due to a hormonal imbalance causing an increase in male [...]

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