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Atlanta Falcons, American Academy of Dermatology ‘Rise Up’ to Fight Skin Cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology and the Atlanta Falcons will host free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings at Falcons training camp from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2
27-Jul-2015 11:15 AM EDT

Dermatologists Share Tips for Treating Hives in Children


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...
14-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Dermatologists Share Tips for Reducing Scars

Whenever your skin is injured, a scar may form, but there are things you can do at home to help care for these types of minor injuries and reduce the appearance of scars.
9-Jun-2015 11:15 AM EDT

Henry Lim, MD, FAAD, Elected President of the American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, has been elected president of the American Academy of Dermatology.
20-May-2015 11:15 AM EDT

American Academy of Dermatology Elects New Officers and Board Members

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election.
20-May-2015 11:15 AM EDT

Study: Most Americans Don’t Use Sunscreen

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the most preventable risk factor for all types of skin cancer. But according to new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the majority of Americans are not regularly using...
19-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Bug Bites and Stings: When to See a Doctor


Although most bug bites and stings are harmless, some can be dangerous. This is especially true if you are allergic to the bug’s venom, or if the bug is carrying a disease. In the United States, it’s common to experience a bite or sting from...
12-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

American Academy of Dermatology Donates Shade Structure to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

The American Trail Amphitheatre at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo now has built-in sun protection, thanks to a shade structure donation from the American Academy of Dermatology.
5-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

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Saving Face: Dermatologists Helping Patients Identify Source of Facial Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Facial rashes can take on many forms. Whether red, flat, bumpy and dry, or scaly, flaky and itchy, the appearance of a rash on the face can be very distressing. Even more challenging is figuring out what is causing the rash – possibly an allergy...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Acne Comes of Age Earlier

A growing number of preadolescents are experiencing acne. Dermatologists believe an earlier onset of puberty may be to blame, causing hormones to trigger the start of acne sooner.
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Dermatologists Have a Leg Up on Newer Minimally Invasive Treatments for Leg Veins

In the past, the only treatment available for varicose veins was a type of surgery called vein stripping, which required general anesthesia and weeks of downtime. Now, dermatologists who have received additional training are using minimally invasive...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Dermatologists Urge the Public to Take Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Diagnosis Seriously

For many of the more than 2 million people in the United States diagnosed annually with non-melanoma skin cancer – including basal and squamous cell carcinoma – the diagnosis may come as a welcome relief since it’s not a more serious diagnosis...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Proper Skin Care Lays the Foundation for Successful Acne and Rosacea Treatment

Good skin care is a smart idea for everyone, but it is especially important for those who have acne and rosacea. Dermatologists recommend skin care products that keep the skin hydrated to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin,...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

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