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How to Wash Your Face

The beauty market is teeming with an extensive variety of cleanser products, and it can be overwhelming to figure out the right regimen for your skin. Here are some tips on what to look for in a cleanser and how to not “overwash” your face.

Find the pH…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Dermatology Residents Remove Tattoos for Free for Former Inmates

Dermatology residents at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan are working with the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation’s (DHDC) Freedom Ink program to remove tattoos of former inmates and gang members — free of cost.…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Giving Some Truth to the Black Salve Trend

Dermatologists are urging skin cancer patients to stay away from black salve, an herbal paste that can be purchased online and is being purported as a miracle cure for skin cancer.



YouTube is ridden with homemade videos of…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Dermatology Services

Latinos and African-Americans are less likely to be treated for dermatologic conditions than non-Latino white patients, and the same goes for low income males in the Midwest, according to a recent …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

There’s a Lot Wrong with Skin Whitening Products

The demand for skin whitening products is growing, especially throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. However, aside from the reinforcing damaging psychological effects of whitening one’s skin, these products can also have harmful physical…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 27, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How Effective is Alternative Medicine in Treating Psoriasis Symptoms?

A series of complementary and alternative medicines and therapies can help reduce psoriasis symptoms, according to a paper…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 27, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Welcoming Alopecia into the Fashion Industry

From acne to vitiligo, the body positivity movement has encouraged us to celebrate and accept a wide spectrum of skin conditions and disabilities. Recently, the movement has highlighted alopecia in attempt to destigmatize female…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Does Psoriasis Cause Insomnia or Does Insomnia Cause Psoriasis?

When psoriasis symptoms worsen, so can a patient’s sleep, and when plagued by restless nights, the stress can in turn provoke itching and pain. The psoriasis-insomnia connection is a vicious cycle of which physicians are well aware, but patients are usually left on their…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Will UC San Diego’s New Acne Vaccine Work?

On the heels of the University of California San Diego’s potential acne vaccine announcement,…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 11:40am — No Comments

Florida Dermatology Clinic Forced to Pay $4 Million for Falsified Medicare Claims

Tampa, FL-based dermatology clinic Dermatology Healthcare has been ordered to pay $4 million to the United States government for receiving millions of dollars in false Medicare reimbursements.

Between January 2011 and…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 11:35am — No Comments

Are Dermatologists Disproportionately Spread Across the Country?

Despite the nationwide dermatologist shortage, over the last couple of decades, the number of dermatologists has increased across cities and rural areas, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

Interview with Dr. Jennifer Huang - Part I: Advice for Dermatology Residents

Today we have the pleasure of featuring Dr. Jennifer Huang, the Residency Program Director of the esteemed Harvard Combined Residency Program in Dermatology.  Our article will focus on advice for dermatology residents.

 

dermRounds: Dr. Huang, learning dermatology is a…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Researchers are Getting Closer to a Vaccine for Acne

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a vaccine to target the toxic protein secreted by the bacteria associated with acne, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Can Probiotics Really Help Our Skin?

Although probiotics have become a mainstream healthcare supplement for a wide range of conditions, there are doubts that the live bacteria and yeasts are actually good for your skin.

Probiotics have become popular with the…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 10:29am — No Comments

Machine Learning’s Racial Bias in Melanoma Detection

Despite the fact that machine learning has enhanced clinical diagnosis practices, there’s a risk that the technology could also demonstrate racial biases, according to a new …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Drastic Spike in Medicare Bills for Topical Creams Raises Questions from the OIG

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has determined questionable Medicare billing for topical drugs. They claim that a high number of pharmacies in New York, Houston, Detroit, and Los Angeles have been…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 8:58pm — No Comments

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

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