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American Academy of Dermatology Elects New Officers, Board Members

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The AAD’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians who specialize in the...
22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD, Elected American Academy of Dermatology President for 2021

Board-certified dermatologist Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2020 and will hold the office of president for one year beginning in March...
22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dermatologist brings needed specialty care to the Mississippi Delta

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored Robert T. Brodell, MD, FAAD, for working with his colleagues to open a dermatology clinic in the Mississippi Delta — an area that previously did not have a dermatologist for nearly 100 miles.
12-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gardening This Spring? Dermatologists Share Tips to Prevent Skin Problems

As the days get warmer and more people head outdoors to garden or do yard work, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are reminding the public to take a few precautions. Although gardening can be an enjoyable activity for many,...
9-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

8 Tips to Help Prevent Rosacea Flare-Ups

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness to form across the nose and cheeks. In addition to seeing a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment, patients can help control their condition and prevent it from getting worse by...
12-Mar-2019 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


American Academy of Dermatology to Install New Officers and Board Members

The American Academy of Dermatology will install four new officers and four new members of its board of directors on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington.
1-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, to Assume Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington.
1-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


As Floodwaters Rise, So Do Dermatologic Conditions

As more frequent and intense flooding events have occurred in recent years, both disaster victims and relief workers have experienced significant dermatologic problems.
26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Act Your Age When It Comes to Skin Care

Each individual’s skin care routine should be based on her age and her skin’s specific needs. To kick off National Healthy Skin Month, three board-certified dermatologists discuss the top skin care concerns of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s,...
1-Nov-2016 10:15 AM EDT

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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Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 20,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), Instagram (@AADskin1) and YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).


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