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Latest American Academy of Dermatology Stories

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...

2011-03-08 08:00:00

CHICAGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The Reilly Group Communications, Inc. was recently awarded a Gold Triangle Award by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) for work on behalf the AmLactin® family of moisturizers. The award was presented at a ceremony during the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy in New Orleans, La. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/CG60595) "Our Gold Triangle Award winners are to be commended for their efforts to increase...

2011-02-19 00:00:40

A new high-performance aesthetic device is redefining radiofrequency (RF) technology to reduce wrinkles, treat laxity and reshape both the face and body - from head to toe -- on patients of all ages. Introduced at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Exilis advances the non-invasive treatment of face and body wrinkles, collagen loss and stubborn flab with its delivery of precise heating and cooling, plus real-time monitoring of skin temperature. Columbia,...

2011-02-15 09:18:00

Patients play key role in improving treatment outcomes SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the evidence-based findings of five previously published guidelines of care that examine the use of a variety of medical therapies for the management and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released its sixth and final guidelines of care for psoriasis. The guidelines detail the recommended approach to...

2011-02-05 00:00:46

Lumenis reveals first look at AcuPulse's new MultiModeâ“ž¢ Technology Yokneam, Israel (Vocus/PRWEB) February 03, 2011 Lumenis Ltd., a global developer, manufacturer and seller of laser, light-based and devices for surgical, aesthetic, and ophthalmic applications today announced that it will reveal a preview of the AcuPulse Fractional CO2 laser's new MultiModeâ“ž¢ technology. The company also announced the schedule of physician...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

Dermatologists warn spring breakers, young people to practice proper sun protection to reduce risk of future skin cancers NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many young adults, the serious health consequences of tanning have been shown to have little impact on their behavior when it comes to sun exposure. But with spring break around the corner, dermatologists are urging people -- particularly young adults -- to practice proper sun protection and understand the...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, which commonly includes chemotherapy or radiation, can be taxing physically and emotionally on any patient. If that is not enough, dermatologists are cautioning patients receiving cancer treatment and cancer survivors that they may experience a host of skin, hair or nail problems as a direct result of their therapy that may require additional treatment by a dermatologist. Speaking today at the 69th...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

Preventative tips may help minimize risks NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What may start as a seemingly harmless day of gardening or yard work can quickly take a turn for the worse when common plants make their mark on the skin, causing a host of mild to even severe skin reactions. That is why dermatologists are arming outdoor enthusiasts with preventative tips to keep these perils of the great outdoors at arm's length. Speaking today at the 69th Annual Meeting of the...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with acne and rosacea are often confused about selecting appropriate skin care products, cosmeceuticals and cosmetics to add into their daily routine. While they want to continue to see results with the treatment regimen from their dermatologist, they also want to be comfortable using products that address other skin issues, such as wrinkles or that protect their skin, such as sunscreens. They also may want to select skin care...