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Released: 21-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
The AAD Encourages FINA to Allow Swimming Caps Designed for Voluminous Curly and Tightly Coiled Hair
American Academy of Dermatology

On behalf of the American Academy of Dermatology, I encourage the International Swimming Federation to allow Olympic athletes to use swimming caps that are designed for the unique properties of voluminous curly and tightly coiled hair as well as cover and protect this hair type from damage.

Newswise: JAAD Ranks No. 1 Among Dermatology Journals
Released: 13-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT
JAAD Ranks No. 1 Among Dermatology Journals
American Academy of Dermatology

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2020 impact factor rankings recently published by Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Web of Science Group.

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Released: 24-Jun-2021 11:20 AM EDT
How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home
American Academy of Dermatology

The start of summer means more tank tops and shorts, and for some people, a pesky new skin condition they may not have noticed before. Keratosis pilaris causes tiny, rough feeling bumps to appear on the skin, most often on the upper arms and thighs. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, this common and harmless skin condition affects people of all ages and races and occurs when dead skin cells clog the pores.

Newswise: New AAD survey: Only a third of Americans are concerned about skin cancer despite nearly 70% having at least one risk factor
Released: 15-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT
New AAD survey: Only a third of Americans are concerned about skin cancer despite nearly 70% having at least one risk factor
American Academy of Dermatology

With the first day of summer right around the corner, many Americans will increasingly head to the beach or water parks to cool down, but will they turn up their efforts to protect their skin from the sun? A new American Academy of Dermatology survey shows that despite skin cancer being the most common cancer in the U.S., only about one-third of adults are concerned about developing the disease, even though nearly 70% say they have at least one risk factor for skin cancer.

Newswise: Massachusetts Dermatologist Establishes Covid-19  Vaccination Site for School Nurses
Released: 2-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Massachusetts Dermatologist Establishes Covid-19 Vaccination Site for School Nurses
American Academy of Dermatology

Local board-certified dermatologist Louis Kuchnir, MD, FAAD, was honored as an American Academy of Dermatology Patient Care Hero for establishing a COVID-19 vaccination site in Marlborough, Mass. for school nurses at a time early in the vaccine rollout when vaccines were in short supply.

Newswise: Illinois Dermatologist Organizes Local Effort to Vaccinate Frontline Health Care Workers
Released: 2-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Illinois Dermatologist Organizes Local Effort to Vaccinate Frontline Health Care Workers
American Academy of Dermatology

Local board-certified dermatologist Amy J. Derick, MD, FAAD, was honored as a Patient Care Hero by the American Academy of Dermatology for her efforts to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines for frontline health care professionals in Illinois after realizing they could not obtain vaccinations at the start of the vaccine rollout in December 2020 and January 2021.

Newswise: Confused About Sunscreen? New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Americans Need a Refresher on Sunscreen Application and SPF
Released: 25-May-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Confused About Sunscreen? New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Americans Need a Refresher on Sunscreen Application and SPF
American Academy of Dermatology

With many planning outdoor gatherings this Memorial Day weekend, board-certified dermatologists want to make sure consumers don’t get burned by confusing sunscreen labels or the sun’s harmful rays. In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that while 80% of Americans know they should apply sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, few do.

Newswise: How to Check Your Nails for Melanoma
Released: 11-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
How to Check Your Nails for Melanoma
American Academy of Dermatology

When checking the body for signs of skin cancer, many people may only think to check their skin. However, board-certified dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say it’s important to check the nails, too. Although rare, skin cancer, including melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — can develop under and around the fingernails and toenails.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Tell "Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™" During Steps Challenge for Skin Cancer Awareness Month
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, the American Academy of Dermatology will host Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™, a month-long steps challenge, beginning Sat., May 1 in recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The participant-driven fundraising event — part of the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign to create a world without skin cancer — aims to log 9,500 miles across the country in honor of the approximately 9,500 people who are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.

Newswise: New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Finds One-Third of Americans Fail Basic Quiz on Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure
Released: 27-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Finds One-Third of Americans Fail Basic Quiz on Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure
American Academy of Dermatology

In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that one-third of Americans lack a basic understanding of skin cancer and sun protection — like seeking shade — that can help reduce their risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the U.S. Among the findings, more than half (53%) of adults are unaware that shade can protect them from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

Newswise: New Research Focuses on a Growing Pandemic Problem — “Zoom Dysmorphia”
19-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Research Focuses on a Growing Pandemic Problem — “Zoom Dysmorphia”
American Academy of Dermatology

During the pandemic, there was a shift to remote work, and demand for video conferencing increased. Zoom estimates daily meeting participants grew from approximately 10 million in December 2019 to more than 300 million in April 2020. Board-certified dermatologists also reported a change with this increased use of video calls: a rise in the number of patients they’re seeing with negative self-perceptions.

Newswise: Board-Certified Dermatologist Shares How Visible Light Impacts the Skin
19-Apr-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Board-Certified Dermatologist Shares How Visible Light Impacts the Skin
American Academy of Dermatology

Visible light is all around us. From nature’s sunlight to artificial light sources from ceiling lights, our phones, computer screens and TVs, we may be exposed to more visible light than ever before, but what does that mean for our skin?

Newswise: Board-Certified Dermatologist Warns Consumers About the Dangers of Skin Bleaching to Achieve a Lighter Complexion
19-Apr-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Board-Certified Dermatologist Warns Consumers About the Dangers of Skin Bleaching to Achieve a Lighter Complexion
American Academy of Dermatology

Despite the potential dangers of skin bleaching products, the global market for skin lighteners last year was estimated at $8.6 billion. With the market projected to reach $12.3 billion by 2027, board-certified dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are expressing concern about this growing trend and the unintended health consequences of pursuing lighter skin at any cost.

Newswise: Leveraging Telemedicine to Improve Skin Health and Well-being for Those Who Are Incarcerated
Released: 21-Apr-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Leveraging Telemedicine to Improve Skin Health and Well-being for Those Who Are Incarcerated
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) named board-certified dermatologist Jun Lu, MD, FAAD, and Tara Hood, FNP-BC, as Patient Care Heroes for using telemedicine to improve the health and well-being of women who have been incarcerated.

Released: 21-Apr-2021 10:55 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions.

Released: 21-Apr-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, Elected American Academy of Dermatology President for 2023
American Academy of Dermatology

Florida board-certified dermatologist Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2022 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2023.

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Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment
American Academy of Dermatology

Consumer demand for virtual health care has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Largest Study of COVID-19 Vaccine Skin Reactions Shows a Wide Range of Reactions Possible — but None Severe
American Academy of Dermatology

Study author and board-certified dermatologist encourages the public to get vaccinated

Released: 30-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EDT
D.C. Dermatologist Plays Leading Role in COVID-19 Testing for Vulnerable Communities
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) named board-certified dermatologist Ginette Okoye, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for establishing a dedicated COVID-19 community testing site in a historically underserved neighborhood in northeast Washington, D.C.

Released: 24-Mar-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD, assumes presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology

Today, board-certified dermatologist Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Released: 24-Mar-2021 11:15 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology installs new officers and board members
American Academy of Dermatology

Today, the American Academy of Dermatology installed two new officers and four new directors to its Board of Directors. The AAD’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. They will also hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

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Released: 25-Feb-2021 10:45 AM EST
How to Prevent Premature Skin Aging
American Academy of Dermatology

As people age, it’s natural to experience thinner, drier skin and an increase in wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, sometimes one’s environment and lifestyle choices can cause the skin to age prematurely. Although there is no way to prevent your skin from aging, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say it’s possible to prevent premature skin aging by following a few simple steps.

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Released: 26-Jan-2021 11:40 AM EST
How to Prevent and Treat Dry, Chapped Lips
American Academy of Dermatology

For many people, winter skin probably conjures up images of dry, cracked hands, flaky skin, and windburn. However, the lips can be affected too. And while it may seem that dry, cracked lips are something you have to live with until spring, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say it’s possible to have soft, supple lips year-round by following a few simple steps.

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Released: 8-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST
Tips to Avoid Spreading Molluscum Contagiosum
American Academy of Dermatology

Molluscum contagiosum is a common and highly contagious skin condition caused by a virus. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, the condition mostly affects children — adults are often immune to the infection — and causes pearly, flesh-colored bumps to appear on the skin.

Newswise: Dermatologists treat young boy who saved sister from dog attack
Released: 16-Nov-2020 10:35 AM EST
Dermatologists treat young boy who saved sister from dog attack
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology named dermatologists Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, FAAD, and Cory Maughan, DO, FAAD, Patient Care Heroes for providing life-changing scar treatment to a young dog bite victim. Six-year-old Bridger Walker acted quickly and courageously when a dog tried to attack his younger sister earlier this year. During his effort to protect her, he suffered severe bites to his face that were treated and stitched up shortly after the incident at the nearby hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Newswise: Springfield Dermatologist Recognized for Extraordinary Efforts during COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 16-Nov-2020 10:15 AM EST
Springfield Dermatologist Recognized for Extraordinary Efforts during COVID-19 Pandemic
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology named board-certified dermatologist Sacharitha Bowers, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for her role in addressing disparities in care related to COVID-19 in Springfield, Ill.

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Released: 10-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST
How to care for your skin without breaking the bank
American Academy of Dermatology

November is National Healthy Skin Month, and it’s also the start of the holiday season when costs and spending can soar. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there are several things people can do to reduce skin care costs while keeping their skin healthy and looking its best.

Released: 29-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT
New analysis reveals ‘long-hauler’ COVID-19 patients with prolonged skin symptoms
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Analysis of the largest registry of COVID-19 patients with dermatological symptoms has revealed a subset of patients, called ‘long-haulers’ or ‘long COVID’, who experience prolonged symptoms (lasting >60 days) on their skin.

Newswise: Dermatologist Provides Skin Care to People Experiencing Homelessness Amid COVID-19
Released: 27-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Dermatologist Provides Skin Care to People Experiencing Homelessness Amid COVID-19
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) named board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Tan, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for making critical skin care and hygiene items easily accessible to individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Dermatologist Saves South Florida Man’s Life with Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
Released: 27-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Dermatologist Saves South Florida Man’s Life with Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology named board-certified dermatologist Brittany Smirnov, DO, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for her role in diagnosing and treating a patient with stage IV metastatic lung cancer.

Newswise: Florida Dermatologist Recognized for Treatment of Vietnam Veteran
Released: 27-Oct-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Florida Dermatologist Recognized for Treatment of Vietnam Veteran
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology named board-certified dermatologist Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for her work treating veterans with serious service-related skin conditions.

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Released: 13-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
How to Care for Your Skin During Radiation Therapy
American Academy of Dermatology

Radiation therapy plays an important role in treating cancer. However, it can also produce some uncomfortable or even painful side effects on the skin, such as itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling. Without taking steps to minimize these side effects, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say radiation therapy can greatly impact patients’ quality of life and threaten their ability to continue treatment.

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Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology honors Detroit physician Iltefat H. Hamzavi with national “Patient Care Hero” award
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for his innovative use of light therapy to sanitize masks needed by frontline health care workers.


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