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Wearers of This New Nanonesh Technology Will Forget It’s Even There

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a breathable, non-invasive wearable gold nanonesh that monitors a patient’s health. A recent study published in Nature Nanotechnology found that the…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2017 at 7:23pm — No Comments

This Wristband Will Tell You When You Need to Reapply Sunscreen

No matter if it’s overcast or a scorching hot, sunny day, it can be a challenge to estimate adequate sunscreen application. Kansas City-based dermatologist Brian Matthys, MD, knows first-hand the perils of…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Picocare is One of Latest Tattoo Removal Devices to Receive FDA Clearance

Last year, non-profit and law enforcement agencies in San Diego were given a $100,000 grant to buy a tattoo removal machine as an initiative to start a free tattoo removal service.…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 1, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments

New Terahertz Technology Could Revolutionize Skin Cancer Detection

Researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Glasgow have developed a new terahertz imaging technique that could identify early-stage skin cancer without needing to administer a biopsy.



Existing terahertz technology utilizes low resolution imaging, and can usually only identify large tumors.…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 1, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments

Sunbathers, Don’t Forget to Eat Your Tomatoes

Scientists have drawn an unusual link between tomatoes and skin cancer. Through experimentations with mice, researchers at Ohio State University found that tomatoes effectively diminish skin cancer tumors. Their findings were recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What’s the Connection Between a Late Dinner and Skin Cancer?

Enjoying a midnight snack has its consequences. Acid reflux for one, but a new study from the O’Donnell Brain Institute and University of California at Irvine has found that eating late at night can also increase the risk…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 24, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Where Are All of the Pediatric Dermatologists?

Around 3 out of 10 children see a pediatrician for a dermatologic issue. However, the shortage of pediatric dermatologists makes it difficult for kids who struggle with skin conditions to get the proper care they need.



Pediatric dermatology is still getting its footing in medicine. The International…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 17, 2017 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Dermatology Might Have No Other Option but to Join Forces With Medi-Spa Industry

As the medi-spa industry continues to expand, dermatologists have no choice but to compete with their aesthetic procedures. According to Ogilvy CommonHealth, a healthcare think tank, there’s a rising demand for…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 17, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Coca Cola is the Latest Fad in the Self-Tanning Craze

The self-tanning industry is experiencing a monumental boom. According to Statista, self-tanning products are expected to generate around 1 billion dollars by the end of 2017.…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 14, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

First of Its Kind Skin Cancer Drug Developed in Cuba

Researchers in Cuba have released Heberferon, a drug formulated to eliminate non-melanoma skin cancer at any stage. With only six months on the market, the drug has already brought relief to more than 400 Cuban residents. According to…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 14, 2017 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Watch Out For These 5 Dermatology Drugs

Five dermatology drugs are expected to become heavy hitters in the pharmaceutical industry. According to a recent Global Business Intelligence (GBI) report, revenue from the…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Worst Case Scenario: Angry and Protesting Patient

Hell hath no fury like a disgruntled patient. Bozena Ginalski was served with a temporary restraining order after protesting and taunting Eric Schweiger, MD, a dermatologist who she claims botched her facial treatments.



Schwieger has 26 offices throughout New York City. On July 14, Ginalski protested…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 7:04pm — No Comments

What Does CoolSculpting Mean for the Weight Loss Industry’s Future?

There is a thriving market built around the desire to lose weight fast and easy. One of the champions in this industry is CoolSculpting, a procedure that’s become exceedingly popular in medical spas and clinics throughout the country. In 2016, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 28, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why Are Healthcare Facilities in Southeastern Pennsylvania Freaking Out Right Now?

In a matter of days, Independence Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in Southeastern Pennsylvania will change its reimbursement structure, resulting in a 50 percent…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Why Social Media is Critical to Your Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Social media is a vital component in any business’s marketing campaign. According to Monique Ramsey, founder of Cosmetic Social Media, a boutique social media and marketing firm, video, analytics, and fostering emotional connections with patients are the main ways plastic surgeons and…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Social Media is Giving Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons More Business

Social media has drastically changed human behavior. Selfie culture has spawned a movement of perfectionism, and people are going to drastic lengths to alter their appearances so that they’ll look “picture perfect”. According to a recent survey, 40 percent of plastic surgeons and dermatologists said that patients seek…

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

Is the Anti-Aging Trend Becoming Unhinged?

You don’t need Botox is not something you want to hear if you’re desperate to keep your youthful looks. However, dermatologists are urging patients to do their research on neuromodulators like Botox before they seek out a procedure.

Daniel Maman, MD, a New York City-based plastic surgeon, refuses services to about half of his patients because they have…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 14, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Is Botox Getting a Facelift?

Botox is now considered as rudimentary as a routine massage or manicure. The injectable industry has become so mainstream that medical spa businesses are trying to up their game in the market.

As Botox and other injectables have become more affordable, more and more…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

True confessions of a frustrated dermatology patient

For a little under a year, I battled severely dry, peeling skin on my hands using over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams. For a few weeks, I would think I would have it under control and then patchy spots of red, flaky, itchy dry skins would flare up on my hands.…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on July 11, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments

Why Laser Treatment for Children Isn’t the Same as Laser Treatment for Adults

Laser systems have become a popular medical technology in recent years. They’re used to erase away acne, rosacea, scars, moles, and discoloration. Although adults are typically calm when undergoing laser treatment; children, on the hand, can be squeamish and scared…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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