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December 2017 Blog Posts (10)

Parents’ Photos of Their Child’s Condition Could Substitute In-Person Visits

Parents are sharp medical photographers says a new study published in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that 83…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 29, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

New Device Expedites Skin Cancer Diagnosis

A group of researchers at McMaster University have won the James Dyson Award for sKan, an inexpensive and compact skin cancer detection device. They’ll use their $40,000…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 29, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments

Pregnant Medicaid Patients with Melanoma Struggle to Get Surgery Appointments

Pregnant Medicaid patients with melanoma are likely to wait over six weeks after their diagnosis until they’re able to get surgery. That’s according to a new study from the University of…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 21, 2017 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The FDA Reminds Us of the Dangers of Silicone

Celebrities with plastic surgery have drastically changed society beauty standards. Lip fillers, implants, and body contouring have become normalized procedures in Hollywood and for the stars of popular social media accounts. However, injecting silicone into the body in order to make us look a certain way…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 21, 2017 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Where Have All the Private Practices Gone?

The structure of public healthcare systems has gone through a drastic transformation over the last three decades. In particular, there has been a momentous shift from physicians running solo practices to working exclusively in hospital settings.



In 1983, 76.1 percent of physicians ran their own solo…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 14, 2017 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Dermatology Physician Assistants Make the Big Bucks

As the nationwide interest in becoming a physician assistant grows, so does the salary. According to a report from the National Commission of Physician Assistants, specialized physician assistants (PAs) earned on average over…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 14, 2017 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Reddit is Wrong, Vaseline Will Not Cure Your Acne

From conspiracy theories to cryptic memes, there’s a lot of confusing and strange information on Reddit that lead people to believe the opposite of the truth. The latest fallacy from the social media giant is a thread promoting the use of Vaseline to cure skin problems, in particular, …

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2017 at 10:03pm — No Comments

MDLIVE and lagnosis Collaborate on New Virtual Dermatologist Platform

Virtual diagnosis platforms continue to disrupt the dermatology industry, and MDLIVE, a massive telehealth service, is jumping on the bandwagon. In a partnership with…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Do Eye Creams Actually Work?

Some product manufacturers have a tendency to stretch the truth to the limitations of the law. However, eye cream might be the longest-running hoax in the beauty and cosmetics market. According to New York City-based dermatologist…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 1, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Can Turmeric Treat Skin Conditions?

Turmeric makes a regular appearance at juice bars and organic food stores; however, the spice’s medicinal properties are unknown to many. For thousands of years, people have been using the bright yellow-orange root to treat a wide range of dermatologic conditions. Practitioners use extracts of the plant to manage…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 1, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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