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Can You Really Trust a Skin Biopsy?

When a leading pathologist and author received two very different diagnoses for a skin lesion, she knew that there was a problem with the melanoma classifications system. For Joann Elmore, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine at University of Washington…


Added by Julie Morse on July 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dermatology vs. Yelp

To many, Yelp is a cesspool of both angry customers and people who embrace any opportunity to give their two cents. Regardless of the validity of the reviews, by and large, Yelp is considered the go-to resource for folks looking compare professional services in their area. In fact, Yelp reviews can make or…


Added by Julie Morse on June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Scary High Number of Cosmetic Products Are Causing Adverse Reactions

A vast portion of the beauty products we see on local pharmacy's shelves promise to give our hair “volume,” “lengthen” our eyelashes, and “plump” lips. However, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that most of these claims are false, and depending on the chemicals used in the product, the ingredients in…


Added by Julie Morse on June 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Could a Chatbot Be Your Next Dermatologist?

When it comes to skincare products, most people have no idea what they’re putting on their faces. Marketing power is usually the sole driving force behind skincare product selection, and a lot of the time, we’re not using what’s best for our skin type.…


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

MDLIVE is Expanding the Telemedicine Market with Dermatology Services

The average wait time to see a dermatologist is 28 days. In some cities like Boston, the typical wait is 72 days, and in Minneapolis, patients have to wait 256 before they can get an appointment.…


Added by Julie Morse on June 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why You Need a Magic Wand to Solve Your Clinical Problems

Problem-based innovation might be a thing of the past. Once upon a time, academic physicians were expected to participate in problem-based innovation: the practice of identifying a clinical problem and correcting it through research and developing practical solutions. However, this…


Added by Julie Morse on June 16, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How Machine Learning Can Expedite Melanoma Detection

There are around 5 million new cases of melanoma every year. The deadly skin cancer is hard to keep up with, and the occurrence rate has grown immensely over the last 30 years. Researchers at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have been working to expedite melanoma detection and diagnosis by using machine…


Added by Julie Morse on June 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is Bro-tox a Thing?

For decades, plastic surgery and Botox were just trends associated with women. However, it seems that the tables have turned, and more men are seeking procedures to reverse aging skin. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), since 2000, the number of males receiving Botox treatments has jumped 310…


Added by Julie Morse on June 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Former Patients of Family Dermatology are Waiting for Their Medical Records 10 Months Later

It’s always a hassle to change physicians. Relaying your medical history to a new doctor doesn’t just mean telling them about past diagnoses, you also have to provide past medical records. Unfortunately, former patients of Family Dermatology in Laurys Station and Reading, Pennsylvania are unable to locate their medical files since the clinic closed in August…


Added by Julie Morse on June 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Now That We Understand Where Gray Hair Comes From, Can We Reverse It?

There’s an entire industry surrounding the practice of getting rid of gray hair, yet a new study is poised to set the market on its head (pun intended). A group of researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have…


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

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. It's not too late to talk about Melanoma!



Though May is almost over and summer is fast approaching, it’s not too late to spread the word about melanoma, the importance of sun safety, and getting your skin checked regularly.


As dermatologists and experts in skin and sun safety, it’s important for us to be part of the conversation that happens every year as people start to make…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 29, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

Dermatology, Meet Genomics

Ask any dermatologist, and they’ll tell you that excessive sun exposure can eventually lead to skin cancer. Dermatologists are aware of the factors that can result in skin diseases and cancer, but there hasn’t been much movement in researching the genetics…


Added by Julie Morse on May 26, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Dermatologist Profile: Melanye Maclin, MD

Growing up, Melanye Maclin, MD’s parents gave her two options: either become a doctor or a dentist. So she became a doctor. Disturbed by the pressures put on black women to conform to Eurocentric beauty standards, Maclin knew even as a teenager that she wanted to develop hair products that would empower black women. After graduating from Howard University College of Medicine, she…


Added by Julie Morse on May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Here’s What Your Dermatologist Can Tell Immediately About Your Skin

It’s easy to hide blemishes and eye circles with a little bit of makeup, but no matter what kind of products you use on your face, your dermatologist can tell what’s really going on with your skin. As you walk through the door, your dermatologist will probably be able to identify the faint red rash on your forehead…


Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are Dermatology Apps Just as Smart as a Dermatologist?

Everyone has gone through the tiresome waiting game of trying to get an appointment with a dermatologist. Virtual consultations apps aim to eliminate that lengthy appointment making process by providing instant detection and diagnosis. Simply downloading an app and sending a doctor with unknown whereabouts a photo of your rash might seem like an easy way to figure out what’s going…


Added by Julie Morse on May 16, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rodan + Fields Are The Winners of the Commercial Skin Care Industry

Rodan + Fields, the line of elite skin cream and tonics that raked in $1.15 billion in sales last year, has been named the number one premium skin care brand in the U.S. The Euromonitor…


Added by Julie Morse on May 11, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Physician Assistants Specializing in Dermatology are the Second Highest Paid in the Profession

The physician assistant profession has only been around since 1967, but over the last handful of years, it’s become one of the fastest growing medical careers. According to a 2016 report from the National Commission on Certification of…


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

Rhofade™ : a new topical medication for facial redness

The National Rosacea Society estimates that 16 million people in the United States experience the persistent facial redness associated with rosacea. Yet, there are not many available treatments for facial redness. Current best options include Pulsed Dye laser or…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 4, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Profile: Prolific Entrepreneur Rox Anderson is Responsible for Most Modern-Day Dermatologic Inventions

In the last 15 years or so, laser technology has been used to eliminate unwanted hair, birthmarks, burns, or to reduce wrinkles and skin deformities that can be socially crippling. Laser resurfacing is now a major industry, and used for both cosmetic purposes — like getting rid of acne scars and blemishes — to curing skin abnormalities like port wine…


Added by Julie Morse on May 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Turns Out Your Skin Care Drugs Are Cheaper When Prescribed by Physicians that are Not Dermatologists

If you’re desperate to get rid of eczema but you’re on a budget, you don’t want to see a dermatologist. According to a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center,…


Added by Julie Morse on May 2, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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