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Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, to Assume Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology

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Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, a Boston-based dermatologist, will begin her one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the conclusion of the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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American Academy of Dermatology to Install New Officers and Board Members

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The American Academy of Dermatology will install two new officers and four new members of its board of directors on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the conclusion of the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Microneedling: Experienced Hands Can Improve the Face

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Microneedling treatments can improve the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, but at-home devices won’t provide the same effects as an in-office treatment from a board-certified dermatologist.

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Public, Researchers Demonstrate Growing Interest in Cannabis Treatment

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Because cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties, there may be potential for topical cannabis to improve conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema by reducing the inflammation associated with these diseases.

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Research Sheds Light on Parents’ Views of Indoor Tanning

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A survey of more than 1,200 parents indicates that some groups are more likely than others to have favorable attitudes toward adolescent indoor tanning, which can increase young people’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

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Cosmetic Treatment From Unqualified Providers May Result in Complications

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To get the best possible results and avoid complications, those interested in cosmetic procedures should seek care from a qualified, experienced doctor like a board-certified dermatologist.

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Study Shows Increasing Incidence of Rare Skin Cancer

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While it may not be as common as other skin cancers, Merkel cell carcinoma is highly aggressive and often deadly — and according to new research, it’s also becoming more common.

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Shot May Help Shield Against Shingles

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Two vaccines are available to help prevent shingles, which can affect anyone who has had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine; both diseases are caused by the same virus, which stays in the body after chickenpox clears.

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Drug That Treats Psoriasis Also Reduces Aortic Vascular Inflammation

An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis is also effective at reducing aortic inflammation, a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events.







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