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American Academy of Dermatology survey shows sun protection lacking in winter

A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey revealed that nearly one in five adults are not aware that you can get sunburned during the winter, and even fewer protect themselves from the sun before common outdoor activities in cold weather.
6-Feb-2024 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology issues updated guidelines for the management of acne

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million Americans each year, with symptoms usually beginning in puberty.
31-Jan-2024 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

FDA implements AADA’s iPLEDGE recommendations

The FDA agreed to require important American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) recommended changes to the iPLEDGE program that will alleviate administrative burdens for dermatologists.
5-Dec-2023 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Congress must act to protect patients’ health care access

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized cuts to the physician fee schedule for 2024, which will impact the ability of medical practices to cover expenses like equipment, rent, and nursing and office staff salaries.
2-Nov-2023 6:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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7-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST

Signs your rash needs medical attention

Rashes take many forms, may spread across the body, and affect people of all ages. To the untrained eye, rashes may look alike, and while some are treatable with over-the-counter medications, other rashes can be a sign of a more serious condition.
23-Jan-2024 10:00 AM EST

Start the new year off with a fresh start (and skin)

With a rise in both public accessibility and visibility, cosmetic treatments are more popular than ever. Whether your New Year’s resolution is to improve your health or to look and feel your best, the most important thing to remember is that your...
9-Jan-2024 10:45 AM EST

How to treat dandruff

Dandruff, a common scalp condition, affects people of all ages, especially in the cold winter months. If you notice small pieces of dry skin flaking from your scalp or persistent itching, it may be time to seek treatment options.
12-Dec-2023 12:45 PM EST

How to prevent keloid scars

Keloids are a type of raised scar that can occur after an injury, and over time they can grow much larger than the wound itself. Although keloids are not dangerous to a person’s health, they can be painful and itchy, impact a person’s...
6-Dec-2023 11:45 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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