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Non-surgical treatment for double chin available @UCSDHealth

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Will One Bad Sunburn Give You Skin Cancer?

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Lingering Lymphocytes Lash Out Against Leishmania

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Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack. These skin squatters may prove to be the key to successful anti-parasite vaccines.

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Poor Survival in Multiple Myeloma Patients Linked to Genetic Variation

Researchers have found that multiple myeloma patients with a genetic variation in the gene FOPNL die on average 1-3 years sooner than patients without it. The finding was identified with a genetic mapping technique, genome wide association studies (GWAS), and verified in patient populations from North America and Europe. Published in Nature Communications, this was the first study to survey the entire human genome for genetic variation influencing survival, and is a first step toward applying precision medicine to multiple myeloma.

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Georgetown Physician Leads National Melanoma Study

A Georgetown University Medical Center physician renowned for his research in melanoma will lead a new national clinical trial involving novel treatments for the disease. The study compares the sequencing of two groups of drugs — both effective in treating melanoma.

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Dermatologist Offers Unique Treatment for Vitiligo Skin Discoloration

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A UT Southwestern Medical Center dermatologist has improved a technique to transplant pigment cells that can repair the affected area of skin discoloration from vitiligo.

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The Medical Minute: Sunburn Tattoos Both Trendy and Dangerous

They may look neat, but the dangers of sunburn tattoos far outweigh the coolness factor.

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Dermatologists Share Tips for Treating Hives in Children

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Has your child broken out in an itchy rash? If so, it could be a case of hives. Fortunately, hives are usually harmless and temporary. Common symptoms of hives include slightly raised, pink or red areas on the skin; welts that occur alone, in a group, or connect over a large area; and skin swelling that lessens or goes away within minutes or hours.

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Latina Dispels Myth That Women of Color Can’t Get Skin Cancer

As a teen and young adult, Elena Schmidt, 49, visited tanning beds several times a week to maintain her dark skin tone. Mrs. Schmidt, who is of Mexican descent, never wore sunscreen or feared skin cancer.

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Loyola Doctors to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings at Chicago’s Busiest Beach

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Chicago-area dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings to sun worshipers at the city's most popular beach this summer. The screenings will take place on Saturday, July 18, from 7 am to 5 pm at North Avenue Beach.