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Mount Sinai Health System Experts Share Tips on Preventing Harmful Sun Exposure While Watching Tennis

A day spent outdoors watching tennis without proper protection can cause sunburn to both your skin and eyes.

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5 Tips for Summer Sun Safety

Michael Marchetti, M.D., of the Emergency Department at Bayshore Community Hospital, and Kevin Roma, M.D. of Riverview Medical Center’s Emergency Department share their advice on safe fun in the sun.

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FDA-Approved Drug Restores Hair in Patients with Alopecia Areata

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, and have tested an FDA-approved drug that eliminated these immune cells and restored hair growth in a small number of patients. The results appear in today’s online issue of Nature Medicine.

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African-American Hair: Dermatologists’ Tips for Everyday Care, Processing and Styling

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Unique in appearance and structure, African-American hair is especially fragile and prone to injury and damage. More than half of African-American women will cite thinning hair or hair loss as their top hair concern. Fortunately, there are a lot of things African-Americans can do to help minimize damage and keep their hair beautiful.

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American Academy of Dermatology Responds to Scope of Practice Questions

The American Academy of Dermatology, in response to the JAMA Dermatology article “Scope of Practice Procedures Independently Billed by Mid-Level Providers in the Office Setting” released today, reiterates its position in support of a physician-led care team approach to patient care.

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New Glycan Creams, Micronutrient Creams Hold Promise for Reducing the Signs of Aging Skin

For decades, dermatologists have been researching the genetic cause of aging skin so that the perfect antidote could be developed. When examining genes and proteins, a difference between younger and older looking skin has not been found. Now, dermatologists have a new theory – the secret to aging skin may lie in the glycans, which are sugars on the surface of cells.

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Could Protecting Your Skin From the Sun Be as Easy as Popping a Pill?

From lotions to sprays to sticks, consumers already have a myriad of options to choose from when selecting a sunscreen. Now, several additional sun protection tools have become available, including sunscreen pills, drinkable sunscreen, and ultraviolet (UV) monitoring bracelets.

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Reducing Stress May Help Lead to Clearer Skin

Anyone who’s had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and rosacea, is another matter.

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Dermatologist Cautions Parents About Misinformation on Safety of Children’s Skin Care Products

Before the advent of Internet search engines, parents obtained much of their medical advice from their child’s doctor. Today, with a plethora of information available at their fingertips, parents have more sources to consult than ever before. Yet dermatologists warn parents that not everything they read on blogs and websites about the safety of skin care products is true.

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Acute Psychological Stress Promotes Skin Healing in Mice

Brief, acute psychological stress promoted healing in mouse models of three different types of skin irritations, in a study led by UC San Francisco researchers.

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