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Latest American Academy of Dermatology Stories

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...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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