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How Sleep Disruptions Delay Wound Healing in Certain Populations

Type 2 diabetics who are overweight and suffer from rocky sleep patterns need extended time for their wounds to heal, says a new …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 8:54pm — No Comments

New Study Demonstrates Long-Term Impact of Vitamin D Deficiency

Consistent vitamin D intake has been attributed to a wide range of health benefits, including preventing chronic disease and maintaining bone health. Now, researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Buffalo are adding to vitamin D’s arsenal of…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Successfully Using HPV Vaccine to Treat Skin Cancer

Findings in a case recently published in JAMA Dermatology…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why You Shouldn’t Take Sunscreen Pills

Protecting ourselves from UV rays would be a lot easier if we could just pop a pill that would keep our skin safe from sunburns. This is apparently what a handful of skincare companies thought when they started marketing a digestible supplement that claimed to prevent sunburn,…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 9, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Allergan Sells U.S. Dermatology Portfolio to Almirall

Last week, Spanish pharmaceutical company Almirall announced the purchase of Allergan’s U.S. dermatology unit. The acquisition includes Allergan’s products for acne and dermatoses.

The purchase was made in part to bolster Almirall’s…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 9, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why We Need a Smart Bandage

Just like how a FitBit can tell you how many steps you’ve walked, bandages will soon be able monitor the wound healing process and automatically deliver medicine to the affected area.

A group of Massachusetts and Indiana-based…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 2, 2018 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Bayer Sells Dermatology Portfolio to LEO Pharma

Danish pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma has just announced their purchase of Bayer’s dermatology prescription portfolio. …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 2, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Should Board Certification Be a Requirement to Practice Mohs Surgery?

A group of dermatologists have filed a class-action lawsuit against the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Dermatology for allegedly creating a Mohs Surgery Board that would require dermatologists to be board certified in order to conduct the…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 26, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How Should Sunless Tanners Be Used?

Sunless tanners are meant to be a safe alternative to outdoor and indoor tanning. However, a new study…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 26, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

All Skin Cancer Lessons are not Created Equal

I founded the nonprofit Melanoma Education Foundation (MEF) in 1999, one year after my 26-year old son Daniel tragically passed away from the disease. From day one we studied the most beneficial ways to get teens to absorb critical information about melanoma. To that end, we created melanoma lessons for high school and middle school teachers to present to their students.



The attention span of teens has never been shorter, and few have the patience to listen intently to a…

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Added by Stephen A. Fine on July 26, 2018 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Preventing the Threat of Bioterrorism with First-of-its-Kind Smallpox Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved of Tecovirimat or Tpoxx, the first antiviral drug proven to treat smallpox. However, there isn’t necessarily a practical use for the drug as there hasn’t been a known case of smallpox since 1977.…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Dermatologists Experience Higher Rates of Sexual Harassment than Any Other Specialty

A jarring new Medscape report has found that 46 percent of dermatologists…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Enjoy Your Gel Manicure and Not Get Cancer

Gel manicures make our nails look like they were done by Keith Haring or some other pop artist painter. They’re sleek, slick and glossy and last way longer than conventional polish. However, UVA rays used to dry out gel manicures can provoke dangerous, long-term side…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 12, 2018 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Valeant Receives CRL For DUOBRII

Valeant Pharmaceuticals recently received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their DUOBRII, an…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 12, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Part II: Spotlight on Dr. Peter Lio, an expert in Atopic Dermatitis

As part of our desire to spotlight leaders in the field of dermatology, the following is the second of a two-part article on Peter Lio, MD, FAAD, an expert in Atopic Dermatitis.  Dr. Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 11, 2018 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Part 1 - Spotlight on Dr. Peter Lio, an expert in Atopic Dermatitis

As part of our desire to spotlight leaders in the field of dermatology, the following is the first of a two-part article on Peter Lio, MD, FAAD, an expert in Atopic Dermatitis.  Dr. Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a physician with Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago.  A full bio of Dr. Lio follows the…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 6, 2018 at 8:11pm — No Comments

What’s the Deal with Pore Strips?

It’s unclear when the obsession to rid our faces of blackheads began, but it could have started with pore strips, a Band-Aid like adhesive that works by allegedly ripping out dirt and grime from our pores with the flick of the wrist. However, dermatologists doubt pore strips’…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 6, 2018 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Fish Pedicure Causes Woman to Lose Her Toenails

A young woman in New York developed a case of onychomadesis, a condition in which the nails stop growing and then completely fall off, after getting a fish pedicure at a spa. An assessment of this unusual case was recently published in …

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Added by Julie Morse on July 6, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Do Children with Autism Have Higher Rates of Skin Allergies?

Children with autism are at a greater risk for developing skin allergies, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open. The findings could potentially help behavioral researchers better…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 28, 2018 at 8:03pm — No Comments

How Can We Improve Diversity in Dermatology?

Dermatology has a diversity problem, and according to dermatologists at the University of California San Francisco, the root of this racial imbalance begins with residency admissions.

Only …

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Added by Julie Morse on June 28, 2018 at 7:53pm — No Comments

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