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October 2017 Blog Posts (8)

The Evolution of Skin Pigmentation: Getting the Facts Straight

A group of University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered the origins of skin color variations of Ethiopians, Tanzanians, and Botswanans in an eye-opening study that determines race is simply a socially…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 25, 2017 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Why You Should Never Pop a Pimple

“Popping pimples is bad for your skin:” advice commonly ignored by teenagers and acne-ridden adults. Squeezing and picking at zits might seem like a quick solution to getting rid of those tiny raised bumps, but doing so can actually result in long-term damage.



Pimples are caused when dead skin cells block…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 25, 2017 at 8:28pm — No Comments

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

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