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Dermatologists Identify Procedures That May Not Be Necessary

The American Academy of Dermatology today released new recommendations regarding dermatologic tests and treatments that are not always necessary. This marks the Academy’s second list developed as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an ABIM...
20-Aug-2015 7:00 AM EDT

What's Causing That Rash?

Allergic contact dermatitis is a rash that occurs after the skin comes into contact with an allergen. The substance causing the reaction may be unclear in some cases, but a dermatologist can identify the source of the problem.
17-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Research Links Psoriasis, Depression

New research, presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York, indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of depression.
17-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Study: Fewer Moles May Mean More Aggressive Melanoma

According to new research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York, those with fewer moles may be diagnosed with more aggressive melanoma than those with many moles.
17-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

The First Steps of Sun Protection: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

According to new research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York, some parents are not taking the proper steps to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
17-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

The number of bedbug infestations across the United States has risen over the past several years, and that’s bad news for travelers. Fortunately, there are precautionary measures that everyone can take to avoid bringing unwanted guests into their...
17-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

How to Tell if a Rash Needs Medical Attention

To the untrained eye, all rashes may look alike and seem easily treatable with over-the-counter oral antihistamines or hydrocortisone cream. However, it is not so simple, say member dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology.
13-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Chicago Bears, American Academy of Dermatology Team Up to Fight Skin Cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology and the Chicago Bears are teaming up to promote skin cancer prevention and detection by hosting free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings on Aug. 6 and 7.
5-Aug-2015 10:15 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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