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Botox for more than ironing wrinkles
While botulinum toxin A, or BTXA, is widely known for its use in dermatology and aesthetic medicine, a review article in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology explores the drug's other successful applications. (2005-12-12)
Westwood-Squibb Announces $1 Million Grant To Establish Center For Dermatology Research At Wake Forest University
Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceuticals announced today [August 2] that it is underwriting the establishment of a center for dermatology research at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine with a five-year, $1 million research grant. (1998-08-03)
JAMA Dermatology: Social media brings academic journals to general readers
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Dermatology shows that a handful of academic journals have successfully leveraged social media to reach many times the readers of the journals themselves. (2013-11-14)
New pathway for training physicians may lead to greater numbers in academic medicine
In an effort to address the shortage of available clinician-educators to train future physicians, academic leaders from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), are implementing a unique dermatology residency program that emphasizes support in the transition from trainee to junior faculty member through an extended commitment to the institution in which their training was received. (2016-07-27)
BMC, Boston University School of Medicine dermatologist named 1 of America's Top Doctors
Boston resident Barbara Gilchrest, M.D., a member of the Division of Dermatology at Boston Medical Center and professor and chairman-emeritus of the Department of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine, was recently named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (2008-12-30)
Paper vs. electronic: How a dermatology prescription is written affects adherence
A UNC School of Medicine dermatologist recently conducted a study to determine if the way a prescription was written -- either traditionally or electronically -- played a role in whether a patient filled and picked up the medication. (2016-10-26)
CWRU DNP publishes first dermatology textbook for advance practice clinicians
To help train nurses about dermatology, Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DNCP, FAANP, from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Mary Nolen, BC, DCNP, a dermatology nurse at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Massachusetts, wrote and published 'Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinician.' (2015-01-21)
Sun-damaged skin responds well to laser treatment
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System Department of Dermatology have found scientific evidence that the appearance of sun-damaged skin may be improved by treatment with a topical product that increases the skin's sensitivity to light, followed by laser therapy. (2008-10-20)
Highlights of UCSF presentations at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 10-15
What: 58th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology
When: Friday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Where: Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco (2000-03-08)
Don't believe the hype - mineral oil won't give you zits
A recent study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports that mineral oil, a common ingredient in many skin care products, does not cause breakouts on the face as was previously thought. (2005-05-25)
Sun-damaged skin does not improve with estrogen treatments
Treating the skin with estrogen can stimulate collagen production -- which improves the appearance of the skin -- in areas not typically exposed to the sun, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System. (2008-09-15)
New treatment for common wart
Dermatologists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock have developed a new treatment for common warts that appears to be more successful than any standard method. (2002-05-08)
Study of dermatology on YouTube shows new ways science reaches public
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the Dermatology Online Journal shows that YouTube also allows researchers, journals, and health advocates to connect directly with the public on topics of skin cancer and prevention. (2014-07-09)
New ingredients in drug-like anti-aging products improve skin
Cosmecueticals, beauty aids that reportedly work like prescription drugs, are providing new ways to treat aging skin. (2007-12-28)
Elsevier to publish the official journal of the Society for Investigative Dermatology
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services and the Society for Investigative Dermatology have announced that they have entered into a publishing agreement. (2015-04-15)
Skin cancer prevention needs to begin in early childhood
Individuals receive 50 percent of their total lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18, according to a review article published in Pediatric Dermatology. (2006-02-13)
Dermatologists Recommend Raising Age for Insurance Coverage for Acne Drugs to Age 40 -- or Beyond
Insurance companies that limit payment for the acne drug tretinoin to teen-agers and young adults are leaving thousands of Americans who suffer adult acne to pay for treatment themselves or do without, according to two dermatologists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. (1998-05-22)
Caffeine cream tones thighs
A new study recently published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports on the discovery of caffeine's novel benefit in slenderizing thighs. (2007-12-06)
Barbara Gilchrest named 2012 Charter Fellow by National Academy of Inventors
Barbara Gilchrest has been named a 2012 Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. (2012-12-20)
Patients with hyperpigmentation more likely to use sunscreen, few use other sun-protection measures
Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found patients with hyperpigmentation, a medical disorder that leads to darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin, are more likely to use sunscreen but do not use other protection measures. (2017-04-21)
Most common cancers in the world decreasing in Alberta: Study
In the largest Canadian study of non-melanoma skin cancer, Andrei Metelitsa, Gordon Jung and their research group have found skin cancer rates in Alberta are going down in men and have leveled off for women. (2010-05-03)
National Psoriasis Foundation awards inaugural Dr. Mark G. Lebwohl Medical Dermatology Fellowship
The National Psoriasis Foundation awarded Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, its inaugural Dr. (2013-07-08)
Cosmetic eye enhancer leads to disfigurement when not injected deeply
According to a new study in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, polylactic acid, used as a cosmetic enhancement to decrease volume loss around the eyes, leads to disfigurement when not injected properly. (2007-07-13)
Referral management schemes damage patients' interests
Referral management schemes pose a serious threat to patients' interests, argues Peter Lapsley, Chief Executive of the Skin Care Campaign, in this week's BMJ. (2007-01-19)
Cost of managing actinic keratosis varies; opportunity to improve value
Actinic keratoses -- or AK -- are skin growths that most commonly appear on sun-exposed areas. (2017-03-01)
Hair care issues contribute to exercise barriers for African-American women
Hair care and maintenance issues are primary factors that deter African-American women from exercising, a major health concern for a group that has the highest rates of overweight or obesity in the country. (2012-12-17)
Few adverse events found in noninvasive, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures
A tiny fraction of adverse events occurred after dermatologists performed more than 20,000 noninvasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, according to a study published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2014-11-05)
Skin condition linked to genetics in Caucasian and Chinese populations
A study at the University of Sheffield in the UK was conducted on the skin condition called psoriasis, revealing a link between susceptibility to psoriasis and regions on chromosomes 6p21 and 4q28-q31. (2004-07-15)
Many top selling sunscreens don't offer adequate protection
About 40 percent of top selling sunscreens on don't meet AAD guidelines, largely due to a lack of water resistance. (2016-07-06)
Survey suggests patients prefer dermatologists in professional attire, white coat
The majority of patients prefer their dermatologists to be dressed in professional attire with a white coat, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2016-06-01)
Virtual dermatology care increases access to specialists for Medicaid enrollees
Medical specialists are in short supply in some parts of the country, creating an access problem made worse by an influx of patients newly insured under the Affordable Care Act. (2016-05-04)
Acne, milk and the iodine connection
Dermatologists seem to agree that something in milk and dairy products may be linked to teen-age acne. (2005-12-07)
Very long term effects of Botox still unknown
The use of botulinum toxin for facial cosmetic enhancement has established its new image as a glamour drug, but its unlicensed use is increasing dramatically for certain conditions, ahead of clear scientific evidence. (2002-11-21)
Stretch mark science: What happens to your skin when pregnancy gives you a stretch mark?
Don't believe the hype when you see those creams and ointments promising to prevent or reduce pregnancy stretch marks. (2015-11-17)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai awarded $2.7 million from NIH to investigate novel therapy for eczema
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai $2.7 million to study systemic treatments for patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. (2013-11-25)
Review examines diversity in dermatology clinical trials
Racial and ethnic groups can be underrepresented in medical research. (2017-01-04)
Demand For Greater Regulation Of Chinese Herbalists
Some Chinese herbal remedies may not be as 'natural' as they seem and closer regulation of herbal medicines is required, says a study in this week's BMJ. (1999-02-26)
Northwestern University and Dermablend® Cosmetics join forces to treat disfiguring skin disorders
Northwestern University and Dermablend® Corrective Cosmetics, Inc., have created the nation's first academic-based clinic that specializes in concealing cosmetic disfigurements such as scars, birthmarks, rosacea, skin discolorations and tatoos. (2001-11-05)
Study shows over 200 mobile apps related to dermatology
A surge in mobile apps related to dermatology has allowed scores of smart phone users to track and diagnose a wide range of skin diseases, but doctors are urging caution, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2013-09-25)
Substance use, indoor tanning among Colorado high school students
Analyses of the results of a survey of Colorado high school students suggest there may be a potential association between substance use and indoor tanning, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2016-01-20)
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