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Friday, March 20, 2015

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American Academy of Dermatology 2015 Annual Meeting | Newswise Meeting Wire 20-Mar-2015
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73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology
March 20-24 | San Francisco

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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 at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, certain autoimmune diseases, including thyroid disease and alopecia areata, may be more prevalent among vitiligo patients.

AAD Annual Meeting, March 2015

– American Academy of Dermatology

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 tanning devices and develop skin cancer than straight men, while another found that Hispanic and Asian women have an increased risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer.

AAD Annual Meeting, March 2015

– American Academy of Dermatology

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 board-certified dermatologist can help individuals understand their skin and choose the exfoliation option that’s best for them.

AAD Annual Meeting, March 2015

– American Academy of Dermatology

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 of survival.

AAD Annual Meeting, March 2015

– American Academy of Dermatology

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) light. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent these problems and treat them when they occur.

AAD Annual Meeting, March 2015

– American Academy of Dermatology

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