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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

Osmosis Skincare Fined for Tricking People into Buying Drinkable Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a cream you apply topically — it isn’t meant to be digested. However, a newly-failed product tried to get consumers to think otherwise. In a decision announced last month, two Colorado companies, Osmosis Skincare LLC and Harmonized Water LLC were forced to pay a $70,000 settlement for deceiving…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 5:22pm — 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

4 Ways to Keep Your Skin Clear and Healthy

Our lifestyle and daily habits play a big part in our skin health. In the battle against acne, it’s important to take preventative measures to ensure painful pimples don’t crop up. Here’s what we recommend keeping in mind to keep your skin smooth and clear 24/7.



Wash up. Sweating…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 30, 2017 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Medical Spa Nightmare: Laser Hair Removal Version

Nakyea C. Hollins never expected to suffer from second degree burns when she went for a laser hair removal procedure. In a lawsuit filed last week, Hollins claims that an esthetician at New You clinic in Atlanta was negligent and failed to provide the standard of care.



In the claim, Hollins says…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 30, 2017 at 4:48pm — No Comments

What Happens When There’s a Dermatology Shortage?

There’s a national dermatologist deficit. According to the Academy of Dermatology, we need around 9,000 more dermatologists in order to provide adequate diagnoses and treatment across the country.



Melinda Wenner Moyer examined the dermatologist shortage for Women’s Health, and found…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 22, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

New Weight Loss Patch Turns White Fat Cells Brown

Over the last century, we’ve watched a slew of weight loss devices come and go. From the vibrating belt machines of the 1950s to CoolSculpting, the latest fad to sweep medical spas, but new weight loss technology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Columbia University might soon become the…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 22, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

The Lies Our Moisturizers Tell Us

When it comes to beauty products, false advertising and consumer protection have come to a head time and again. According to a new study published in JAMA Dermatology, creams labeled…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 15, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

No Dermatologist In Sight? This App Can Lend a Hand

Riding on the wave of machine learning-based medical technology comes an app from VisualDx that assists physicians in making fast and accurate diagnoses, the app creators claim. The app is slated to make its smart phone debut in the fall with the release of iOS 11.



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Added by Julie Morse on September 15, 2017 at 11:17am — No Comments

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