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A black heel lesion proves worrisome

A 20-year-old white college student comes to the office after noticing a dark “mole” on the posterior lateral aspect of his heel about two weeks before. He nervously reports that his girlfriend’s uncle died six months after noticing a dark mole. The young man has no similar lesions, although he received liquid nitrogen therapy for…

Milk thistle

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), also known as “Mary thistle” or “holy thistle,” is a flowering herb indigenous to the Mediterranean region as well as parts of North and South America, Europe, and Australia. In addition to its popularity as an ornamental plant, historical evidence of its use as a remedy for a variety of ailments—particularly…

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