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February 2011 Blog Posts (20)

Going to Great Lengths for Beautiful Hair? Dermatologist Shares Hair Care Tips for Healthy and Damaged Hair

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — While the latest hairstyles and hair colors may look great, dermatologists warn that many women are subjecting their hair to harsh chemicals and heated styling devices that, in turn, can damage the hair. Over time, lustrous hair can look lackluster, become brittle and require a complete hair care overhaul to improve hair health and appearance.



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Skin Conditions Could Hinder Treatment in Cancer Patients, Negatively Impact Quality of Life

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — A cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, which commonly includes chemotherapy or radiation, can be taxing physically and emotionally on any patient. If that is not enough, dermatologists are cautioning patients receiving cancer treatment and cancer survivors that they may experience a host of skin, hair or nail problems as a direct result of their therapy that may require additional treatment by a dermatologist.



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Data Show Incidence of Skin Cancer Rising at Alarming Rate

Dermatologists warn spring breakers, young people to practice proper sun protection to reduce risk of future skin cancers



NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — For many young adults, the serious health consequences of tanning have been shown to have little impact on their behavior when it comes to sun exposure. But with spring break around the corner, dermatologists are urging people -- particularly young adults -- to practice proper sun protection and understand the importance of early… Continue

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Athletes Prone to a Rash of Skin Conditions

Dermatologists caution athletes to seek early diagnosis and treatment



NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Team sports have a long history of fostering cooperation, camaraderie and a healthy competitive spirit among athletes. But the closeness that brings athletes together also can create an environment for a host of contagious skin infections. Now, dermatologists are urging teammates and coaches to be aware of the most common skin conditions caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi that occur… Continue

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Dermatologists Caution That Atopic Dermatitis is a Strong Precursor to Food Allergies

New guidelines stress the need for proper diagnosis to confirm allergy



NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of inflammatory skin diseases, is a chronic disease marked by red, cracked and itchy skin. Now, increasing evidence indicates atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. Dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected by this common skin condition to… Continue

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Dermatologists Warn That Plants Can Cause A Garden Variety of Pesky Skin Problems

Preventative tips may help minimize risks

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — What may start as a seemingly harmless day of gardening or yard work can quickly take a turn for the worse when common plants make their mark on the skin, causing a host of mild to even severe skin reactions. That is why dermatologists are arming outdoor enthusiasts with preventative tips to keep these perils of the great outdoors at arm’s length.



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Red, White and Brown: Defining Characteristics of Common Birthmarks Will Determine Type and Timing of Treatment

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Vascular birthmarks, which occur in nearly 10 percent of all infants at birth or within the first few weeks of life, can cause concern for parents particularly if they are large or in a cosmetically important area. The decision to treat a birthmark is one that parents should make with a dermatologist, who can determine the type of birthmark and whether or not it poses any potential risks in the future.



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Zoe D. Draelos, MD, FAAD, Assumes Vice President-Elect Position of the American Academy of Dermatology

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Zoe D. Draelos, MD, FAAD, a High Point, N.C. dermatologist, took office today as vice president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nails conditions.



Dr. Draelos assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. She will hold… Continue

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Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, FAAD, Joins Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Boston dermatologist Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, FAAD, begins a four-year term as a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nails conditions.



Elected to the board of directors in April 2010, Dr. Gottlieb assumed office at the conclusion of… Continue

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AAD - Suzanne M. Connolly, MD, FAAD, Assumes Vice President Position of the American Academy of Dermatology

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Suzanne M. Connolly, MD, FAAD, a Scottsdale, Ariz., dermatologist, took office today as vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment skin, hair, and nails conditions. 



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James M. Spencer, MD, FAAD, Joins Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — James M. Spencer, MD, FAAD, a St. Petersburg, Fla. dermatologist, begins a four-year term as a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nails conditions.



Elected to the board of directors in April 2010, Dr. Spencer assumed office at the… Continue

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Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, Assumes President-Elect Position of the American Academy of Dermatology

Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, Assumes President-Elect Position of the American Academy of Dermatology

 

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, a Smithtown, N.Y. dermatologist, took office today as president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis…

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Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD, Joins Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD, a Chestnut Hill, Mass. dermatologist, begins a four-year term as a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nails… Continue

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Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD, Joins Board of Directors of The American Academy of Dermatology

Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD, Joins Board of Directors of The American Academy of Dermatology

 

 

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD, a Portland, Ore. dermatologist, begins a four-year term as a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nails… Continue

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AAD: Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD, Assumes Presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD, a Beverly Hills, Calif. dermatologist, took office today as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.



Dr. Moy assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He will hold office for one… Continue

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American Academy of Dermatology Awards Presidential Citations

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — William D. James, MD, FAAD, president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) and the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), awarded distinguished presidential citations to the following people during the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting: 



  • Timothy G. Berger, MD, FAAD, of San Francisco, in…
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American Academy of Dermatology Announces Awards and Lectureships for 69th Annual Meeting

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — LILA GRUBER MEMORIAL CANCER RESEARCH AWARD 

  • Awarded to: W. Marston Linehan, MD, chief of urologic surgery and the urologic oncology branch, Center for Cancer Research, at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.…
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AAD 2011: American Academy of Dermatology Recognizes Honorary Members

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has awarded honorary memberships to Martin M. Black, MD, Paul R. Gross, MD, FAAD, Robert Jackson, MD, FAAD, Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD, FAAD, Elizabeth I. McBurney, MD, FAAD, Charles J. McDonald, MD, FAAD, and Vera H. Price, MD, FAAD. Acknowledged today at the Academy's 69th Annual Meeting, the honorees received this award for their lifetime dedication and distinguished service to the Academy and its… Continue

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Richard B. Odom, MD, FAAD, Receives American Academy of Dermatology’s Gold Medal

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) awarded its Gold Medal to Sonoma, Calif.-based dermatologist Richard B. Odom, MD, FAAD, at its 69th Annual Meeting.



The highest award of the Academy, the Gold Medal is presented in recognition of outstanding and exceptional service to the specialty of dermatology and substantial impact on the future of the science, teaching and practice of cutaneous medicine. In addition, the award honors an outstanding and… Continue

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Small Changes in Skin Care Routine Can Significantly Improve Skin Affected by Acne and Rosacea

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Patients with acne and rosacea are often confused about selecting appropriate skin care products, cosmeceuticals and cosmetics to add into their daily routine. While they want to continue to see results with the treatment regimen from their dermatologist, they also want to be comfortable using products that address other skin issues, such as wrinkles or that protect their skin, such as sunscreens. They also may want to select skin care products that can help improve… Continue

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