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New Survey Reveals Public Confusion About Risks of Tanning and Sunburns

A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed a significant increase in both tanning and number of sunburns in 2021 compared to 2020.
24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, elected American Academy of Dermatology president for 2024

Texas-based board-certified dermatologist Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2023 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March...
18-Apr-2022 6:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election.
18-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Latest in Sun Protection

New sunscreens now match a person’s skin tone without leaving a visible white film on the skin.
22-Mar-2022 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What’s Causing Your Child’s Itchy Rash?

Itchy rashes can be very irritating, especially when children get them, and you don’t know what is causing them.
22-Mar-2022 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Skin Reactions to COVID-19 and Its Vaccines

Board-certified dermatologist provides the latest information on how COVID and its vaccines affect people’s skin
22-Mar-2022 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, Assumes Presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology

Annual Meeting, board-certified dermatologist Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the AAD.
22-Mar-2022 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology Installs New Officers, Board Members

Immediately following the American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting, three new officers and four new board members will be installed to help lead the world’s largest dermatologic society and represent more than 20,500 physicians who...
22-Mar-2022 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Gen Z Sun Protection, Tanning Knowledge Lacking

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 not aware of the dangers of overexposure to the sun and are not protecting themselves from it. Ahead of the Fourth...
28-Jun-2022 10:00 AM EDT

6 Skin Biopsy Wound Care Tips From Dermatologists

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. As Skin Cancer Awareness Month continues, it’s important to check your skin regularly, and if you notice a spot...
31-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT

New Study: Melanoma a higher risk for older veterans

20-May-2022 12:50 PM EDT

New Survey Reveals Most Americans Say Sun Protection Is More Important Now Than Five Years Ago, Yet Many Misunderstand How to Protect Themselves

In a recent survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that while respondents gave themselves high ratings for sun protection and most reported that sun protection is more important to them now than it was five...
26-Apr-2022 11:30 AM EDT

Yale Dermatologist Uses Innovative Treatment to Treat Child with Severe Alopecia

Connecticut board-certified dermatologist Brett King MD, PhD, FAAD, was named an American Academy of Dermatology Patient Care Hero for pioneering an innovative new treatment for severe dermatologic conditions that are sometimes disabling, sometimes...
18-Apr-2022 11:15 AM EDT

Pennsylvania dermatologist goes beyond exam room to help patients access treatment

Pennsylvania board-certified dermatologist Scott Lim, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, was named an American Academy of Dermatology Patient Care Hero for his extraordinary efforts to get patients access to the medications they need.
14-Apr-2022 10:30 AM EDT

Ohio dermatologist aims to protect youth from tanning bed dangers

Ohio board-certified dermatologist Shannon Trotter, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, was honored as an American Academy of Dermatology Patient Care Hero for her efforts to protect teenagers from the dangers of tanning beds.
13-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT

San Francisco Dermatologist Advances Innovative Treatment on FDA Committee

San Francisco board-certified dermatologist Kenneth Katz, MD, MSc, MSCE, FAAD, was named an American Academy of Dermatology Patient Care Hero for his work leading a national advisory committee at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that...
11-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT

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