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Telemedicine helps Missouri dermatologist detect melanoma

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has named board-certified dermatologist Kari Lyn Martin, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for using telemedicine to diagnose and remove a patient’s melanoma the same day.
7-Jul-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What to Wear to Protect Your Skin From the Sun

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more Americans prepare to head outdoors for the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists from the American...
30-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Aad Survey: 74% of Parents Today Say They Worry About Sun Protection More with Their Children Than Their Parents Did with Them

With Father’s Day approaching, dermatologists are giving parents two thumbs up for keeping sun protection top of mind for their families. According to a new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology, 74% of parents today say they worry about...
16-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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5 Tips to Improve Nail Psoriasis at Home

Approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease that mostly affects the skin and joints but could also affect the nails. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most people...
11-Jun-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable

Memorial Day — long considered the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. — is quickly approaching, and dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are urging Americans to practice safe sun as they head outdoors, especially as...
18-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Finds Most Americans Know Sun Protection Is Important, Yet Many Aren’t Protecting Themselves

As more Americans head outdoors for warmer weather and fresh air amid “shelter-in-place” measures, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: practice safe sun. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable...
28-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology Statement on the Dangers of Ultraviolet Exposure

There is no evidence to support the recent speculation that traditional ultraviolet exposure is an effective treatment for COVID-19. This misinformation may encourage the public to seek UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds, inherently...
24-Apr-2020 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Reduce Flares if You Have Lupus

Medications for lupus — a long-term autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system attacks different parts of their body, including their skin — are currently being explored as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. This may...
21-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT 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 aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), Instagram (@AADskin1) and YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).

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