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Taming the Plastic Surgery Social Media Circus

For years, Hollywood has profited off the plastic surgery industry with shows like Nip/Tuck, Botched, and Dr. 90210. Now this gory form of entertainment is migrating over to social media platforms. According to a recent…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

This App Might be the Answer to the Dermatologist Deficit

Access to a dermatologist or any other specialist in a rural town or small city can be a challenge. Primary care doctors sometimes lack the resources and training to diagnose skin lesions and…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2017 at 5:42pm — No Comments

For Real? Madonna is Now a Skincare Expert

Not just the Queen of Pop, Madonna is now adding skincare expert to her list of superlatives. Known for her desperate avoidance of the sun and her skin’s ability to defy the effects of time, Madonna has launched MDMA Skin, a product line that includes a face wash, a Chrome Clay Mask, Serum, and Rose…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 13, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

When There’s a Lack of Office Space, Medical Institutions Are Forced to Get Creative

When Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s services outgrew its main hospital campus in the aughts, they relocated more than 20 clinics to One Hundred Oaks Mall, a 900,000 square foot defunct shopping center in downtown Nashville. The center makes up 25 percent of the university’s total medical business and…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 13, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Dermatologist

A board-certified dermatologist has gone through four years of training in the specialty, and has passed an exam that evaluates their experience and skill set required to provide accurate diagnoses and quality treatment programs.



But really, what classifies someone as a dermatologist? Let’s take a…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 5, 2017 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Nestlé Calls It Quits at Galderma’s R&D site

Nearly four years ago, Nestlé acquired 50 percent of Galderma from L’Oreal. Now, the Swiss company plans to cut 450 of the 550 jobs at its R&D production center in Sophia Antipolis, a technology park near Nice, France.

In 2014, Nestlé’s motive behind the purchase was a part of a larger effort to minimize…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 5, 2017 at 11:39pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Keep Your Skin Clear and Healthy

Our lifestyle and daily habits play a big part in our skin health. In the battle against acne, it’s important to take preventative measures to ensure painful pimples don’t crop up. Here’s what we recommend keeping in mind to keep your skin smooth and clear 24/7.



Wash up. Sweating…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 30, 2017 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Medical Spa Nightmare: Laser Hair Removal Version

Nakyea C. Hollins never expected to suffer from second degree burns when she went for a laser hair removal procedure. In a lawsuit filed last week, Hollins claims that an esthetician at New You clinic in Atlanta was negligent and failed to provide the standard of care.



In the claim, Hollins says…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 30, 2017 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Dermatologist Career Opportunity @ Facebook

Ever want to work at Facebook - as a physician, specifically a dermatologist!?

Check out this posting from Crossover Health - Crossover Health is a healthcare organization redefining how healthcare is practiced, delivered, and financed. We design and deliver the inspiring environments,…

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Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on September 22, 2017 at 8:45pm — No Comments

What Happens When There’s a Dermatology Shortage?

There’s a national dermatologist deficit. According to the Academy of Dermatology, we need around 9,000 more dermatologists in order to provide adequate diagnoses and treatment across the country.



Melinda Wenner Moyer examined the dermatologist shortage for Women’s Health, and found…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 22, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

New Weight Loss Patch Turns White Fat Cells Brown

Over the last century, we’ve watched a slew of weight loss devices come and go. From the vibrating belt machines of the 1950s to CoolSculpting, the latest fad to sweep medical spas, but new weight loss technology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Columbia University might soon become the…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 22, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

The Lies Our Moisturizers Tell Us

When it comes to beauty products, false advertising and consumer protection have come to a head time and again. According to a new study published in JAMA Dermatology, creams labeled…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 15, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

No Dermatologist In Sight? This App Can Lend a Hand

Riding on the wave of machine learning-based medical technology comes an app from VisualDx that assists physicians in making fast and accurate diagnoses, the app creators claim. The app is slated to make its smart phone debut in the fall with the release of iOS 11.



We’ve covered…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 15, 2017 at 11:17am — No Comments

Wearers of This New Nanonesh Technology Will Forget It’s Even There

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a breathable, non-invasive wearable gold nanonesh that monitors a patient’s health. A recent study published in Nature Nanotechnology found that the…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2017 at 7:23pm — No Comments

This Wristband Will Tell You When You Need to Reapply Sunscreen

No matter if it’s overcast or a scorching hot, sunny day, it can be a challenge to estimate adequate sunscreen application. Kansas City-based dermatologist Brian Matthys, MD, knows first-hand the perils of…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Picocare is One of Latest Tattoo Removal Devices to Receive FDA Clearance

Last year, non-profit and law enforcement agencies in San Diego were given a $100,000 grant to buy a tattoo removal machine as an initiative to start a free tattoo removal service.…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 1, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments

New Terahertz Technology Could Revolutionize Skin Cancer Detection

Researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Glasgow have developed a new terahertz imaging technique that could identify early-stage skin cancer without needing to administer a biopsy.



Existing terahertz technology utilizes low resolution imaging, and can usually only identify large tumors.…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 1, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments

Sunbathers, Don’t Forget to Eat Your Tomatoes

Scientists have drawn an unusual link between tomatoes and skin cancer. Through experimentations with mice, researchers at Ohio State University found that tomatoes effectively diminish skin cancer tumors. Their findings were recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What’s the Connection Between a Late Dinner and Skin Cancer?

Enjoying a midnight snack has its consequences. Acid reflux for one, but a new study from the O’Donnell Brain Institute and University of California at Irvine has found that eating late at night can also increase the risk…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 24, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Where Are All of the Pediatric Dermatologists?

Around 3 out of 10 children see a pediatrician for a dermatologic issue. However, the shortage of pediatric dermatologists makes it difficult for kids who struggle with skin conditions to get the proper care they need.



Pediatric dermatology is still getting its footing in medicine. The International…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 17, 2017 at 9:44pm — No Comments

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