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2011-09-15 07:00:00

The Assistance Fund, a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, announces the appointment of Dr. Kellie Mosley-Mendez to its Board of Directors. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 The Assistance Fund, a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, announces the appointment of Dr. Kellie Mosley-Mendez to its Board of Directors. âœThe Assistance Fund staff and current board are happy to welcome Dr. Mosley-Mendez to our organization. The addition to the Board of...

2011-08-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology is holding the Summer Academy Meeting 2011, its annual summer scientific meeting, in New York City, through August 7, at the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas. Anticipated attendance is more than 4,000. World-renowned leaders in the field of dermatology will present information on the latest research in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail...

2011-06-30 10:02:00

One year later, American Academy of Dermatology Association Urges Congress to Keep Tax in Place SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association (Academy) opposes recent legislation to repeal the federal 10 percent indoor tanning tax. Countless scientific studies continue to demonstrate clear and compelling evidence that tanning bed use increases the risk of developing all forms of skin cancer. Tomorrow, July 1, is the one-year...

2011-06-14 09:57:00

Sunscreen Product Testing and Labeling Requirements Will Help Americans Reduce Their Risk for Skin Cancer SILVER SPRING, Md., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association (Academy) today said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new sunscreen regulations will help Americans reduce their risk for skin cancer by guiding them to the most effective sunscreens and advising them on other sun-protection measures. During the FDA...

2011-05-27 09:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakland A's starting pitcher Dallas Braden has teamed up with Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), and the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) as the 2011 spokesperson for Play Sun Smart(TM), a program that provides information on sun safety and raises awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and detection. Braden lost his mother to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin...

2011-05-23 09:30:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today reiterated the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens to protect against the damaging effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. As one component of a daily sun-protection strategy, sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Unprotected sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin...

2011-05-23 05:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst a spate of exciting news and developments, the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) Is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 Officers and Board of Directors, annual honorees and initiatives, as presented at the 36th Annual Luncheon held earlier this year in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting in New Orleans. New York City dermatologist Diane S. Berson, MD has assumed the role of 2011-2012 WDS President,...

2011-04-27 10:19:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite repeated warnings from dermatologists on the health dangers of tanning, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) confirmed that a large percentage of Caucasian teen girls and young women admitted using tanning beds or intentionally tanning outdoors in the past year. Thirty-two percent of respondents had used a tanning bed in the past year, and of those respondents, one-fourth (25 percent)...

2011-03-24 08:33:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) recently launched its redesigned website, www.aad.org. The new design optimizes access to dermatologic health information for the public and the media, and provides extensive resources and tools for member dermatologists. The redesigned website offers easily accessible and expanded information about dermatology and gives the public expert insights into the care and treatment of the...


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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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