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April 2017 Blog Posts (16)

Nope, An App Isn’t Going to Diagnose Melanoma

There’s a whole slew of smartphone apps that have become increasingly useful in the healthcare field. In fact, there are over 13,000 apps designed to educate people on their health and provide diagnosis. However, a study…


Added by Julie Morse on April 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

3 Reasons Why Preventative Dermatology Care is Imperative to Your Skin Health

Skin health is considered to be a reflection of the body’s overall well-being. That’s why it’s so important to incorporate prevention measures in your skin care regimen at an early age, which means regular visits to the dermatologist. Here are three ways a dermatologist can help you maintain good skin health:

Anti-aging. Dermatologists cannot magically reverse aging skin, but they can definitely help prevent the signs. Your…


Added by Julie Morse on April 26, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

University of Buffalo’s Dermatology Program Loses Accreditation. Why? We’re Not Sure.

The eight people slated to train at the University of Buffalo’s dermatology program at the Jacobs School of Medicine must now find an alternative residency. Following an annual review and site visit, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has just decided to cancel the program’s accreditation as of June 30. The dermatology…


Added by Julie Morse on April 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Do We Need to Redefine Dermatologic Stereotypes in Hollywood?

Why does Dr. Evil have that giant facial scar? Does Darth Vader actually wear that mask to cover his periorbital dark circles? Hollywood villains are often depicted with skin conditions and deformities such as deep rhytides and verruca vulgaris as a way to distinguish them from the “good guys.” A new study published in JAMA has determined that 60 percent of the most…


Added by Julie Morse on April 20, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Make your blog succeed — for you and your practice

“If it’s not on the internet, it might as well not exist.” This is the underlying thinking of most consumers today, including healthcare consumers. For this reason, it is critical for you and your practice to have a website and blog. Your…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 13, 2017 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Pfizer Gets FDA Approval for Promising Eczema Remedy

The relentless trial-and-error process for people with eczema might be over for some. Pfizer’s Eucrisa, a phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE-4) inhibitor ointment that treats mild to moderate atopic dermatitis, or eczema, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The approval comes after two successful placebo-controlled trials with 1,522 participants with…


Added by Julie Morse on April 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is the Cure for Acne Almost Here?

From holistic remedies to Accutane, millions of people in the U.S. are on a constant struggle to find the right cure for their acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a whopping 85 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 14 have at least a minor case of acne. However, a lab at the University of California, San Diego is working to revolutionize the way we approach the…


Added by Julie Morse on April 12, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is Samumed, the Wealthiest Biotech Startup in Silicon Valley For Real?

The anti-aging industry has grown to larger-than-life proportions. The desire to obliterate wrinkles and reacquire that lustrous mane of hair of one’s youth has spawned a global market raking in hundreds of billions of dollars a year. That’s why it should be no surprise that Samumed, a relatively new regenerative medicine brand, is now the…


Added by Julie Morse on April 7, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Clear While Exercising

A good workout can do wonders for the body, but it can also have adverse effects on the skin. Taking precautions before and after you jump in a game of pick up or hop on your 10-speed is critical to keeping your skin healthy and lustrous. Here are five ways you can maintain your complexion and still stay in shape:

1. Less is more. Before you hit the elliptical, make sure that your face is free from…


Added by Julie Morse on April 6, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Is the Allergan-Zeltiq Deal Smooth Sailing?

Dublin-based Botox maker, Allergan has announced they’re acquiring Zeltiq, a medical technology company responsible for Coolsculpting, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved procedure that eliminates fat through a cooling system. Although Allergan is vying for Zeltiq’s unique fat-freezing technology, the deal scheduled to close later in 2017 is already experiencing hiccups.

In the $2.48 billion acquisition, Allergan has…


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

New Regulations for Resident Work Hours


The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has just announced new guidelines for resident work hours, which increases the maximum number of hours worked in a row to 24 hours. This is a change from the July 2011 guidelines which called for the limit to be capped at a maximum of 16 hours worked in row. Despite this significant…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 5, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Unhealthy and Damaging Makeup Trend Has Spawned out of Athleisure

These days, everyone’s dressed like they’re about to lift weights or hit the treadmill. From leggings to swanky sweatshirts to sleek yoga pants, althleisure is the reigning fashion trend — for better or worse. Several makeup lines have released products intended to complement sports bras and tank tops. According to designers, althleisure makeup is designed to stay in place and not melt or drip while exercising.

Birchbox, Sweat…


Added by Julie Morse on April 4, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Is the Cure for Eczema Actually Here?

There are some 1.6 million Americans who grapple with the embarrassment of that blaze of reddish-pink that has somehow latched onto our skin. Regardless of the slew of creams and medications, there doesn’t seem to be a cure-all for eczema. That is, until recently. This past October, two large clinical trials determined that nearly 40 percent of participants who used Dupilumab, a new biologic, saw all or nearly all of their eczema disappear.…


Added by Julie Morse on April 3, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Do You Want To Be An Academic Dermatologist?

The majority of dermatologists practice in a private setting — either in a single speciality or multi-specialty group. However, a small percentage work in an academic setting alongside or within a university or academic institution.


Here are the reasons why academic dermatologists love what they do:

  1. They love teaching the…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on April 2, 2017 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Dr. Henry Lim Named American Academy of Dermatology’s New President

The American Academy of Dermatology has sworn in a new president. Henry W. Lim of Detroit has assumed the highest position in the world’s largest dermatologic organization. Presidents only serve for one year, and Lim will replace Abel Torres, MD, JD, who headed up the AAD in 2016.…


Added by Julie Morse on April 2, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Creepy Medical Crimes: Nurse Technician Films Female Patients at Dermatology Clinic

Making it as a creep in the medical field is no easy feat. Nurse technician James Close was charged with filming naked women receiving skin procedures with his cell phone at Penn Medicine Dermatology.

On February 13, a 17-year-old female patient was undergoing radiation treatment when noticed she was being recorded by Close’s cell phone, which lay on the floor. After filing a criminal complaint, police investigators discovered…


Added by Julie Morse on April 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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