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AAD Annual Meeting Draws More Than 18,500 to San Francisco

More than 18,500 people from 99 countries came to San Francisco for the American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) 73rd Annual Meeting, which ran from March 20-24 at the Moscone Center.
21-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Dermatologists Share Tips for Treating Cold Sores


If you have a cold sore – small blisters on the lip or around the mouth – you’re not alone. More than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores. The virus stays in the body even after the cold sores clear. If the...
15-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Skin in the Game: Dermatologic Issues Among Athletes

Every sport is different, and every athlete has unique needs. No matter their game, though, athletes across the board are prone to five dermatologic issues: blisters, turf burns, athlete’s foot, acne mechanica and exposure to ultraviolet (UV)...
20-Mar-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Advanced Melanoma Treatments Have Promise for Patients

Within the last five years, targeted therapy and immunotherapy have emerged as viable treatment options for patients with advanced melanoma. Although these therapies have promising implications, early detection still gives patients the best chance...
20-Mar-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Researchers Study Skin Cancer in Minority Populations

Among the new research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual Meeting are two studies examining skin cancer risk in minority populations. One investigation found that gay and bisexual men are more likely to use indoor...
20-Mar-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Vitiligo’s Impact Goes Beyond Skin

Vitiligo affects the skin, but it’s not just skin deep. This condition can be detrimental to patients’ emotional health, and a recent study indicates that it also may have implications for their physical health. According to research presented...
20-Mar-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Evaluate Before You Exfoliate

Exfoliation can improve your skin’s appearance and make topical treatments more effective, but every type of exfoliation may not work for every skin type. In fact, some exfoliation treatments may actually make some people’s skin worse. A...
20-Mar-2015 10:00 AM EDT

American Academy of Dermatology Announces 2015 Shade Structure Grant Recipients

To encourage communities across the country to protect children and adolescents from the sun’s dangerous rays, the American Academy of Dermatology has awarded Shade Structure Grants to 19 schools and non-profit organizations.
12-Mar-2015 4:05 PM 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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