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Latest American Academy of Dermatology Stories

2010-05-10 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to tanning, dermatologists have long suspected that most people need an attitude adjustment. Now, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) confirmed that the majority of people still idolize the bronzed look of a tan despite wanting to protect themselves from skin cancer. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more than 7,000 adults nationwide to determine their...

2010-05-04 09:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national survey, conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (the Academy) revealed that Hartford, CT, Salt Lake City, and Denver are the most sun-smart cities in America, while Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh get burned. The Academy polled adults in 26 U.S. cities on their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward preventing and detecting skin cancer. Cities were then ranked based on the results. The survey can be taken online at...

2010-05-03 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Academy of Dermatology's (Academy) "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" survey polled adults in 26 U.S. cities and ranked them based on residents' answers to a range of questions testing their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward preventing and detecting skin cancer. The rankings of the 26 U.S. metropolitan cities are as follows: No. 1 - Hartford No. 2 - Salt Lake City No. 3 - Denver No. 4 - Tampa No. 5 -...

2010-05-03 00:00:00

Hartford Earns Top Bragging Rights; Pittsburgh Fails to Make the Grade SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At first glance, Hartford, Salt Lake City and Denver might not seem to have much in common. But a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found these three cities outshine other U.S. cities in heeding dermatologists' advice on preventing and detecting skin cancer. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more than 7,000...

2010-04-12 09:55:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While everyone knows that getting an adequate daily dose of vitamins and minerals is important in maintaining one's overall health, many question whether or not the vitamins touted in skin care products work in reducing the signs of sun-damaged skin. Now, a new study reviews the currently published scientific literature to determine what evidence exists to support the use of vitamins in skin care products to slow or reverse the effects...

2010-03-29 10:21:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum recording artist and psoriasis patient LeAnn Rimes is calling for people with psoriasis to pledge to better manage their disease as part of the awareness campaign "Stop Hiding from Psoriasis." In partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) and National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), LeAnn is encouraging people to take a stand against psoriasis by taking the Make a Change Pledge online...

2010-03-25 10:16:00

AADA President and Other Dermatologists Urge Ban on Indoor Tanning Based on Irrefutable Scientific Evidence of Skin Cancer Risk SCHAUMBURG, Ill. March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) President and dermatologist William D. James, MD, FAAD, along with other dermatologists and leading researchers today testified before a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel considering changes to the current classification of indoor tanning devices....

2010-03-25 08:22:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from William D. James, MD, FAAD, President, American Academy of Dermatology: Indoor tanning is dangerous. There is compelling, irrefutable scientific evidence which shows that indoor tanning beds can increase your risk for skin cancer. A tax on indoor tanning services serves as a signal from the federal government to young people that indoor tanning is dangerous and should be avoided. In addition, the...

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2010-03-23 12:55:00

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that when attempting to pass tanning bed legislation, successful advocates collaborate with local and national organizations and lobbyists and have direct contact with the sponsoring legislator to aid in the passage of the bill. These findings, which appear on-line in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, also identify strong lobbying efforts by the tanning bed industry as the biggest barrier to passing...

2010-03-05 09:51:40

Research presented by P&G Beauty & Grooming scientists at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (Miami Beach, FL, March 5-9) examines skin care science from multiple perspectives, offering insights into how ingredient formulations, care regimens and gene expressions impact skin condition. Eleven studies are on display, discussing a wide range of topics, including lipid metabolism pathways in the stratum corneum, skin elasticity and male shaving regimens. "This...