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How Dermatology Can Thrive with Social Media

Social media could serve as a key tool for preventing burnout, marketing services, and promoting healthy skin care practices, according to a recent paper…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 15, 2019 at 4:53pm — No Comments

New Program Teaches Female Dermatologists to Consider the Whole Body When it Comes to Skin Health

The Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) has recently launched the Total Women’s Health Through the Dermatology Gateway, a program that aims to teach dermatologists about how to approach women’s skin health through a…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 15, 2019 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Meet Joseph C. English, III, MD - University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Dermatology

Joseph C. English, III, MD has been a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology since 2003 and is currently the Medical Director of UPMC North Hills Dermatology, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Director of the UPMC Teledermatology Program. He has served as the Medical Director of the UPMC…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 8, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why Do Millenials Love Plastic Surgery?

The number of plastic surgery procedures has skyrocketed in recent years, and according to a survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), there were…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 8, 2019 at 12:48pm — No Comments

People are Using Horse Paste to Treat Rosacea

Rosacea patients are turning to “horse paste,” a veterinary ivermectin medication used to kill parasites in horses, to cure themselves of the skin condition.

Horse paste contains ivermectin, the same active ingredient as Soolantra, a Food and Drug Administration-approved…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 8, 2019 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Using Social Media for Dermatological Clinical Study Recruitment

Social media could be an effective and easy resource for recruiting participants for randomized controlled dermatology trials, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 31, 2019 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Protecting the Skin in a Polar Vortex

As temperatures continue to plummet in the Midwest and the region struggles to help residents survive the historic polar vortex, it’s important to be conscious of how the deep freeze can impact our skin health. Here are some conditions to be aware of in dangerously low temperatures.

Winter…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 31, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Increase in Antibiotic Prescriptions for Post-Surgery Patients

Dermatologists are prescribing fewer antibiotics overall; however, antibiotic use for dermatologic surgery procedures has increased, according to a study recently published…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 24, 2019 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Eczema in Certain Populations

Eczema is more commonly found in white, non-Latino populations with low vitamin D levels than in other populations, according to a study recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 24, 2019 at 8:09pm — No Comments

First Inductees of the Dermatology Hall of Fame to be Announced in February

The newly formed Dermatology Hall of Fame will honor its first inductees at a ceremony on February 28, 2019 at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, according to recent announcement.…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2019 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Magic Makeup Wand from P&G Perfectly Erases Skin Imperfections

Proctor & Gamble’s startup studio P&G Ventures recently released Opté Precision Skincare System, an algorithm-based device that perfectly applies makeup to blemishes and other imperfections to create an uniform skin palate without unnecessarily covering the entire face in foundation.…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2019 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Acne Triggered By Hair Products? There’s a New Shampoo for That

Dermatologist Iris Rubin, MD, was annoyed with haircare products that caused her patients’ skin to break out. The frustration became personal when she herself was noticing acne crop up after leaving the hair salon. So, she decided to leave her position as the medical director of dermatologic and vascular laser surgery at…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 11, 2019 at 11:31am — No Comments

Med Students Struggle with Lack of Diversity in Dermatology

Medical students find an overwhelming lack of diversity in the dermatology field, according to a research letter recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 11, 2019 at 11:26am — No Comments

Understanding Your Skin Care Products’ pH

Initiating an effective face care routine requires understanding your skin’s pH levels. pH has now become a common lexicon in the beauty sphere, but consumers forget that it stands for “potential hydrogen” and it indicates a product’s acid-alkaline ratio, which can range from 0 to 14. Lower numbers have less acidity whereas…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 4, 2019 at 2:05pm — No Comments

What’s the Deal with Collagen Drinks?

Collagen drinks have become a popular staple in the anti-aging movement, and claim to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, there’s little evidence supporting the beverage’s ability to make the skin more supple and youthful.

Collagen drinks contain…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 4, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What’s the Final Word on Sunscreen?

There’s a wide spectrum of opinions when it comes to proper sunscreen practices. A recent …

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Added by Julie Morse on December 27, 2018 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Is a Dermatoscope Necessary When Diagnosing Melanoma?

Dermatoscope, a small examination tool that magnifies the appearance of skin lesions, can increase diagnostic accuracy of melanoma, according to Cochrane, a London-based healthcare research organization.

The dermatoscope can “make the topmost layer of skin translucent to give…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 27, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Why Have Prices for Dermatologic Drugs Skyrocketed?

The prices for dermatologic generic drugs are soaring, and over the last ten years they have increased faster than inflation rates, reimbursement, and national healthcare growth. In a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2018 at 5:01pm — No Comments

New Med Spa Trend Causes Cold Burns Among Other Ailments

Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), the…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2018 at 4:54pm — No Comments

What’s Dermatology’s Role in the Opioid Crisis?

study evaluating dermatologists’ participation in the opioid crisis has found that between 3,877 and 7,602 patients who were prescribed opioids by dermatologists continue…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 13, 2018 at 3:46pm — No Comments

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