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New study reveals that some children with common form of eczema should also be tested for allergic reactions

Eczema, which is a group of medical conditions that causes inflamed, irritated, and often itchy skin, affects millions of people worldwide. A new article published in the reveals that children diagnosed with a type of eczema called atopic dermatitis...
26-Sep-2023 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Treatments Provide More Options for People with Alopecia Areata

A study published today in a supplement of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology titled “Alopecia: A New Frontier” reveals that a new type of medication called JAK inhibitors can effectively treat moderate to severe alopecia areata...
15-Aug-2023 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Largest study on racial differences in men with melanoma shows men with skin of color have lowest survival rates

Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is highly treatable when detected early, but when the disease advances, it can lead to death. A new article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reveals that men with...
11-Jul-2023 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

JAAD ranks no. 1 among dermatology journals

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology remains the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2022 journal impact factor rankings recently published by Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Web of Science Group.
5-Jul-2023 5:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology launches innovative project to improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening pustular psoriasis

The American Academy of Dermatology, with critical support from Boehringer Ingelheim, and powered by OM1’s data aggregation system and its PhenOM™ artificial intelligence (AI) platform, is launching an innovative breakthrough project to develop...
22-Jun-2023 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows Generation Z adults are unfamiliar with sunburn and tanning risks

A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that many Generation Z adults, ages 18-25, are unaware of the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and believe tanning myths. In recognition of Skin...
9-May-2023 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New American Academy of Dermatology survey shows most Americans are not concerned about skin cancer, even if they are at risk

As an African American female, Ilia Smith didn’t think she would get melanoma. However, after years of tanning and being outdoors, her life changed drastically when she was diagnosed with stage 2 melanoma. While Ilia makes sure she protects...
25-Apr-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AAD Statement on USPSTF Recommendation on Skin Cancer Screening

In its Recommendation Statement on Screening for Skin Cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — a group that provides guidance for primary care physicians — has determined that there is not enough scientific evidence to make a...
18-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to care for a new piercing

Piercings can be a fun way for people to enhance their personal style. While people may get piercings on different parts of the body, some piercings, like earlobe piercings, are more common and can be less risky. However, all body piercings can...
20-Sep-2023 11:15 AM EDT

How to make melasma less noticeable

Melasma is a skin condition that causes patches or freckle-like spots on the face that are darker than a person’s natural skin color. Melasma has many causes, including sun exposure, pregnancy, stress, a medical condition, or taking certain...
12-Sep-2023 11:45 AM EDT

How to care for an injured nail

It’s easy to injure a nail by slamming a finger in a car door, wearing the wrong shoes, or getting a sports injury. While these common accidents can happen throughout our life, a board-certified dermatologist from the American Academy of...
25-Jul-2023 9:55 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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