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The AAD Encourages FINA to Allow Swimming Caps Designed for Voluminous Curly and Tightly Coiled Hair

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...
21-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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JAAD Ranks No. 1 Among Dermatology Journals

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.
13-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home

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....
24-Jun-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New AAD survey: Only a third of Americans are concerned about skin cancer despite nearly 70% having at least one risk factor

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...
15-Jun-2021 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Massachusetts Dermatologist Establishes Covid-19 Vaccination Site for School Nurses

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...
2-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Illinois Dermatologist Organizes Local Effort to Vaccinate Frontline Health Care Workers

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...
2-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Academy of Dermatology Association Statement on Legislative Interference in Health Care for Transgender Patients


1-Jun-2021 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Confused About Sunscreen? New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Americans Need a Refresher on Sunscreen Application and SPF

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...
25-May-2021 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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New AAD Survey Throws Shade at Gen Z and Millennials for Poor Understanding of UV Exposure

Gen Z and Millennials may be the voice of fashion or lead debates over who owns the “middle hair part”, but when it comes to knowing how to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, they need to up their game, according to a new...
27-Jul-2021 10:20 AM EDT

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Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center Board-Certified Dermatologist: AAD Survey Shows Many Americans are Unconcerned About Skin Cancer Despite Majority Having Risk Factors for the Disease

9-Jun-2021 10:30 AM EDT

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American Academy of Dermatology Association Statement on Physician Assistant Name Change

4-Jun-2021 5:45 PM EDT

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Board-Certified Dermatologist: Indoor Tanning Early in Life is Associated with Risk of Anxiety and Depression Later in Life

20-May-2021 11:30 AM EDT

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Johns Hopkins Board-Certified Dermatologist: Blood Pressure Medication May Increase Risk for Sunburn, Particularly for Non-Hispanic Black Women

13-May-2021 9:55 AM EDT

How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment

Consumer demand for virtual health care has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic.
7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT

American Academy of Dermatology warns the public about the dangers of buying unregulated cosmetic injectables, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, online

19-Mar-2021 10:55 AM EDT

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Board-Certified Dermatologists: Studies Show Sun-Protective Behaviors Vary by Where You Live, Race, and Sex

11-Mar-2021 11:55 AM EST

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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 aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), Instagram (@AADskin1) and YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).

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