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Welcoming Alopecia into the Fashion Industry

From acne to vitiligo, the body positivity movement has encouraged us to celebrate and accept a wide spectrum of skin conditions and disabilities. Recently, the movement has highlighted alopecia in attempt to destigmatize female…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Does Psoriasis Cause Insomnia or Does Insomnia Cause Psoriasis?

When psoriasis symptoms worsen, so can a patient’s sleep, and when plagued by restless nights, the stress can in turn provoke itching and pain. The psoriasis-insomnia connection is a vicious cycle of which physicians are well aware, but patients are usually left on their…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Will UC San Diego’s New Acne Vaccine Work?

On the heels of the University of California San Diego’s potential acne vaccine announcement,…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 11:40am — No Comments

Florida Dermatology Clinic Forced to Pay $4 Million for Falsified Medicare Claims

Tampa, FL-based dermatology clinic Dermatology Healthcare has been ordered to pay $4 million to the United States government for receiving millions of dollars in false Medicare reimbursements.

Between January 2011 and…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 11:35am — No Comments

Are Dermatologists Disproportionately Spread Across the Country?

Despite the nationwide dermatologist shortage, over the last couple of decades, the number of dermatologists has increased across cities and rural areas, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

Interview with Dr. Jennifer Huang - Part I: Advice for Dermatology Residents

Today we have the pleasure of featuring Dr. Jennifer Huang, the Residency Program Director of the esteemed Harvard Combined Residency Program in Dermatology.  Our article will focus on advice for dermatology residents.

 

dermRounds: Dr. Huang, learning dermatology is a…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Researchers are Getting Closer to a Vaccine for Acne

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a vaccine to target the toxic protein secreted by the bacteria associated with acne, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Can Probiotics Really Help Our Skin?

Although probiotics have become a mainstream healthcare supplement for a wide range of conditions, there are doubts that the live bacteria and yeasts are actually good for your skin.

Probiotics have become popular with the…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 10:29am — No Comments

Machine Learning’s Racial Bias in Melanoma Detection

Despite the fact that machine learning has enhanced clinical diagnosis practices, there’s a risk that the technology could also demonstrate racial biases, according to a new …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Drastic Spike in Medicare Bills for Topical Creams Raises Questions from the OIG

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has determined questionable Medicare billing for topical drugs. They claim that a high number of pharmacies in New York, Houston, Detroit, and Los Angeles have been…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 8:58pm — No Comments

How Sleep Disruptions Delay Wound Healing in Certain Populations

Type 2 diabetics who are overweight and suffer from rocky sleep patterns need extended time for their wounds to heal, says a new …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 8:54pm — No Comments

New Study Demonstrates Long-Term Impact of Vitamin D Deficiency

Consistent vitamin D intake has been attributed to a wide range of health benefits, including preventing chronic disease and maintaining bone health. Now, researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Buffalo are adding to vitamin D’s arsenal of…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Successfully Using HPV Vaccine to Treat Skin Cancer

Findings in a case recently published in JAMA Dermatology…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why You Shouldn’t Take Sunscreen Pills

Protecting ourselves from UV rays would be a lot easier if we could just pop a pill that would keep our skin safe from sunburns. This is apparently what a handful of skincare companies thought when they started marketing a digestible supplement that claimed to prevent sunburn,…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 9, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Allergan Sells U.S. Dermatology Portfolio to Almirall

Last week, Spanish pharmaceutical company Almirall announced the purchase of Allergan’s U.S. dermatology unit. The acquisition includes Allergan’s products for acne and dermatoses.

The purchase was made in part to bolster Almirall’s…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 9, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why We Need a Smart Bandage

Just like how a FitBit can tell you how many steps you’ve walked, bandages will soon be able monitor the wound healing process and automatically deliver medicine to the affected area.

A group of Massachusetts and Indiana-based…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 2, 2018 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Bayer Sells Dermatology Portfolio to LEO Pharma

Danish pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma has just announced their purchase of Bayer’s dermatology prescription portfolio. …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 2, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Should Board Certification Be a Requirement to Practice Mohs Surgery?

A group of dermatologists have filed a class-action lawsuit against the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Dermatology for allegedly creating a Mohs Surgery Board that would require dermatologists to be board certified in order to conduct the…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 26, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How Should Sunless Tanners Be Used?

Sunless tanners are meant to be a safe alternative to outdoor and indoor tanning. However, a new study…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 26, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

All Skin Cancer Lessons are not Created Equal

I founded the nonprofit Melanoma Education Foundation (MEF) in 1999, one year after my 26-year old son Daniel tragically passed away from the disease. From day one we studied the most beneficial ways to get teens to absorb critical information about melanoma. To that end, we created melanoma lessons for high school and middle school teachers to present to their students.



The attention span of teens has never been shorter, and few have the patience to listen intently to a…

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Added by Stephen A. Fine on July 26, 2018 at 3:44pm — No Comments

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