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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

Airport in South Korea Has Risky Plans to Open a Plastic Surgery Center

When it comes to spa services, many airports feature massage kiosks and nail salons, but these are small potatoes compared to what Incheon International Airport in South Korea plans to implement: a 2,500-square foot cosmetic surgery center.



South Korea is one of the top destinations for cosmetic…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Are Cosmetic Procedures Becoming a Norm?

Every year, more and more people want to change how they look. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), nearly 70 percent of consumers say they’re considering a cosmetic procedure. This is a 20 percent increase from…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Florida Dermatologist Faces Possible Prison Time for Medicare Fraud

Four years ago, Gary Marder, MD, a dermatologist in west central Florida, was caught billing Medicare and TriCare for expensive treatments to treat benign conditions, such as warts and acne. Now, Marder faces charges of…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Are Physician Extenders the Answer to the Dermatologist Shortage?

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for more physicians. A 2015 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges found that the demand for doctors will increase 17 percent from 2013 to 2025. This means that the already dire…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Now You Can Pamper with an Electric Sheet Mask

Sheet masks have become a trending movement on Instagram, and celebrities like to entertain their followers with candid photos of their faces covered in the contour-forming white fabric. BioSensor Laboratories, a biotech startup based in Korea, is taking sheet masks to the next level by making them…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Dermatologists Receive Massive Pharma Payouts for Name Dropping in AAD Guidelines

Forty out of 49 authors of three American Academy of Dermatology guidelines did not report payments they received from pharmaceutical manufacturers mentioned in the guidelines they wrote, says a recent…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 5:19pm — No Comments

YoDerm Wants to Disrupt the Telederm Industry

There is an increasingly growing movement to provide more accessible dermatology services. With a nation-wide dermatologist shortage, technology has stepped in to provide faster results for perplexing…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 5:13pm — No Comments

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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