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American Academy of Dermatology Announces 2014 Shade Structure Grant Recipients

In an effort to provide children and adolescents more opportunities to play outside while being protected from the sun’s dangerous rays, the American Academy of Dermatology has awarded 22 organizations with Shade Structure Grants.
4/23/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Treating Poison Ivy: Ease the Itch with Tips From Dermatologists


As summer approaches and the landscape turns greener, so too are the leaves from poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. When the oil from these plants touches the skin, most people (about 85 percent) develop an itchy, blistering rash. Although the...
4/8/2014 9:30 AM EDT

Acne Can Put a Damper on Hopes of Glowing Skin During Pregnancy

While many pregnant women experience a beautiful healthy glow and skin that has never looked better, a number of pregnant women are bothered by pesky acne flares caused by an increase in androgen hormones. The good news is that acne that occurs...
3/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT

Dermatologist Evaluates Latest Isotretinoin Developments for Treatment of Severe Acne

New research disputes the link between isotretinoin use and inflammatory bowel disease and provides evidence that suggests other medical conditions may be to blame for the drug’s association with psychiatric conditions. In addition, high dose...
3/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT

New Therapies Giving Hope for Patients with Advanced Melanoma

Within the last three years, significant progress has been made in treating advanced melanoma. Now, new immunotherapeutics and molecularly targeted therapies are offering a glimmer of hope in stopping the progression of advanced melanoma and...
3/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT

Getting Past the Hype: Dermatologist Untangles Common Hair Care Misconceptions

From products promising to help thinning hair to those that offer temporary changes to the texture of one’s hair, consumers can potentially spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on products without knowing if their claims are scientifically...
3/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT

Dermatologist Shines Light on Natural Ingredients Used in New Topical Treatments for Hyperpigmentation

Although it is one of the most common skin conditions, hyperpigmentation can be difficult to treat and often leads to a negative impact on a person’s psychological well being. New topical ingredients – including some that are plant-based – are...
3/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT

New and Improved Laser and Light Treatments Take Aim at Cellulite, Fat, Tattoos, Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

As more people look for ways to turn back the clock or improve their appearance, dermatologists are pioneering many of the newest aesthetic laser technologies – from tattoo removal to erasing fine lines and wrinkles to reducing fat or cellulite....
3/21/2014 9:00 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...
8/1/2013 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.
8/1/2013 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...
8/1/2013 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...
8/1/2013 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,...
8/1/2013 8:00 AM EDT

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