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Latest American Academy of Dermatology Stories

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...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vascular birthmarks, which occur in nearly 10 percent of all infants at birth or within the first few weeks of life, can cause concern for parents particularly if they are large or in a cosmetically important area. The decision to treat a birthmark is one that parents should make with a dermatologist, who can determine the type of birthmark and whether or not it poses any potential risks in the future. Speaking today at the 69th Annual Meeting of...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the latest hairstyles and hair colors may look great, dermatologists warn that many women are subjecting their hair to harsh chemicals and heated styling devices that, in turn, can damage the hair. Over time, lustrous hair can look lackluster, become brittle and require a complete hair care overhaul to improve hair health and appearance. Speaking today at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy),...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

New guidelines stress the need for proper diagnosis to confirm allergy NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of inflammatory skin diseases, is a chronic disease marked by red, cracked and itchy skin. Now, increasing evidence indicates atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. Dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected by this...

2011-02-04 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. today announced that its award-winning, breakthrough CYTOMIMIC(TM) Technology will be featured in a scientific poster at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), February 4-8, 2011, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. This esteemed, award-winning, innovative technology from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. comes from decades of...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

Dermatologists caution athletes to seek early diagnosis and treatment to prevent spread of infections NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Team sports have a long history of fostering cooperation, camaraderie and a healthy competitive spirit among athletes. But the closeness that brings athletes together also can create an environment for a host of contagious skin infections. Now, dermatologists are urging teammates and coaches to be aware of the most common skin conditions...

2011-02-03 06:00:00

YOKNEAM, Israel, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Syneron Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELOS), www.syneron.com, the global leader in the medical aesthetic device marketplace, with two distinct brands, Syneron and Candela Corporation, www.candelalaser.com, announced that the company will be featuring an exciting new family of aesthetic treatments at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 69th Annual Meeting taking place in New Orleans, LA. The newly-launched products include ePrime(TM)...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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