Dermatology

How Do Ketogenic Diets Affect Skin Inflammation?

Not all fats are equal in how they affect our skin, according to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, published by Elsevier. ... Read more
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Risk For Cancer Incidence, Mortality Increased With Psoriasis

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk for developing or dying from cancer, according to a review published online Oct. 16 in JAMA Dermatology. Alex M. Trafford, from the University of Manchester in the United...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Psoriasis, Medical Research

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Dermatology Pa Groups Face Off Over Certification

An established physician assistant society opposes new board certification, saying it's not needed or authorized. Medscape Medical News

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How To Treat Eczema In Babies

Atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) is a common skin condition in babies. It affects up to 25% of children, and an estimated 60% of people with eczema develop it during their first year of life. While there is no cure, dermatologists from the...
Related topics: Dermatitis

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Health Tip: Understanding Excessive Sweating

-- Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition that happens when a person sweats more than necessary. People with hyperhidrosis sweat when the body does not need cooling, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Many...

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Indoor Tanning May Up Risk For Squamous Cell Carcinoma

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- There is a dose-response association between indoor tanning and risk for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in women, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in JAMA Dermatology. Simon Lergenmuller, from the University...
Related topics: Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Medical Research

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Second Thoughts About That Tattoo? Here's Some Advice

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 -- If it's time for that tattoo to go, here's some advice from the American Academy of Dermatology. Lasers removal of tattoos has become safer and more effective, but the results depend almost entirely on the person doing...
Related topics: Tattoos

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Wisconsin Physicians Honored For Cross-specialty Collaboration To Advance Skin Cancer Treatment

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, FAAD, and oncologist Mark Albertini, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for their leadership in launching a melanoma tumor board to optimize care for melanoma patients at the...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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Pediatric Dermatologist Who Co-founded Camp For Children Recognized For Care

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her role in treating a patient born with an extremely rare skin disease caused by a genetic mutation. The condition, known...
Related topics: Genetics

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A Dermatologist Mourns Alone

Some may think that being a dermatologist means taking care of the “superficial.” I beg to defer. We spend a great deal of time performing procedures and talking to patients. During our visits, patients share their truth, and open up their...

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Justin Thomas Reveals Melanoma Scare With Gnarly Pic Of Surgical Scar

A small mole found by a dermatologist could have been a whole lot worse for Justin Thomas, as the golfer revealed on Thursday.Thomas, currently ranked fifth in the world, posted a graphic picture of a surgical star through Instagram on Thursday. He...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Instagram

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A 'unicorn' Pushes For Diversity In Dermatology

Years-long efforts to diversify dermatology, one of the least diverse medical specialties, are gaining momentum. Medscape Medical News

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Risk For Long-term Opioid Use Up In Hidradenitis Suppurativa

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 -- Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) have an increased risk for long-term opioid use, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in JAMA Dermatology. Sarah Reddy, from the Zucker School of Medicine at...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Need A Clean Slate? How To Care For Your Skin After Tattoo Removal

Tattoos used to be considered permanent, but thanks to advances in laser technology, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say today's lasers can get rid of tattoos more safely and effectively, including removing tattoo ink with...
Related topics: Tattoos

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Everything You Need To Know About The Celebrity And Dermatologist-praised Clear And Brilliant Laser...

The Clear and Brilliant treatment has been on the market for eight years, a short time in the skincare world, but there's a reason it continues to be one of the leading anti-aging devices around the world. Beloved by celebrities...

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Health Tip: Managing A Poison Ivy Rash

-- A poison ivy rash is caused by coming in contact with the oil found in the plant. The rash is very itchy and can be accompanied by redness, swelling, hives and crusting skin, says the American Academy of Dermatology. To manage a poison ivy...

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2001 To 2016 Saw Large Increase In Mohs Surgery For Melanoma

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 -- From 2001 to 2016, the use of Mohs surgery for melanoma increased more than threefold, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Dermatology. Michael P. Lee, from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk,...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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Yes, There Is A Right Way To Shave Your Body—here's How

A dermatologist explains the step-by-step process to smooth, nick-free body shaving       

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Psoriasis Independently Linked To Increased Mortality Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Psoriasis is significantly associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Yevgeniy R. Semenov, M.D., from the Washington...
Related topics: Psoriasis, Medical Research

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Skin Patch Could Painlessly Deliver Vaccines, Cancer Medications In One Minute

Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer that has been increasing in the U.S. for the past 30 years. Nearly 100,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed every year, and 20 Americans die every day from it, according to the American Academy of...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Vaccines, Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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