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June 2017 Blog Posts (9)

Dermatology vs. Yelp

To many, Yelp is a cesspool of both angry customers and people who embrace any opportunity to give their two cents. Regardless of the validity of the reviews, by and large, Yelp is considered the go-to resource for folks looking compare professional services in their area. In fact, Yelp reviews can make or…


Added by Julie Morse on June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Scary High Number of Cosmetic Products Are Causing Adverse Reactions

A vast portion of the beauty products we see on local pharmacy's shelves promise to give our hair “volume,” “lengthen” our eyelashes, and “plump” lips. However, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that most of these claims are false, and depending on the chemicals used in the product, the ingredients in…


Added by Julie Morse on June 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Could a Chatbot Be Your Next Dermatologist?

When it comes to skincare products, most people have no idea what they’re putting on their faces. Marketing power is usually the sole driving force behind skincare product selection, and a lot of the time, we’re not using what’s best for our skin type.…


Added by Julie Morse on June 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

MDLIVE is Expanding the Telemedicine Market with Dermatology Services

The average wait time to see a dermatologist is 28 days. In some cities like Boston, the typical wait is 72 days, and in Minneapolis, patients have to wait 256 before they can get an appointment.…


Added by Julie Morse on June 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why You Need a Magic Wand to Solve Your Clinical Problems

Problem-based innovation might be a thing of the past. Once upon a time, academic physicians were expected to participate in problem-based innovation: the practice of identifying a clinical problem and correcting it through research and developing practical solutions. However, this…


Added by Julie Morse on June 16, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How Machine Learning Can Expedite Melanoma Detection

There are around 5 million new cases of melanoma every year. The deadly skin cancer is hard to keep up with, and the occurrence rate has grown immensely over the last 30 years. Researchers at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have been working to expedite melanoma detection and diagnosis by using machine…


Added by Julie Morse on June 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is Bro-tox a Thing?

For decades, plastic surgery and Botox were just trends associated with women. However, it seems that the tables have turned, and more men are seeking procedures to reverse aging skin. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), since 2000, the number of males receiving Botox treatments has jumped 310…


Added by Julie Morse on June 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Former Patients of Family Dermatology are Waiting for Their Medical Records 10 Months Later

It’s always a hassle to change physicians. Relaying your medical history to a new doctor doesn’t just mean telling them about past diagnoses, you also have to provide past medical records. Unfortunately, former patients of Family Dermatology in Laurys Station and Reading, Pennsylvania are unable to locate their medical files since the clinic closed in August…


Added by Julie Morse on June 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Now That We Understand Where Gray Hair Comes From, Can We Reverse It?

There’s an entire industry surrounding the practice of getting rid of gray hair, yet a new study is poised to set the market on its head (pun intended). A group of researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have…


Added by Julie Morse on June 1, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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