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2014-05-08 23:05:37

“Education obtained at the dermatology appointment may improve early self-detection of melanoma, and having an established dermatologist may facilitate earlier evaluation of concerning lesions,” according to a recent study in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Early-stage melanoma is more detectable on patients that visit a knowledgeable, board certified dermatologist on a regular basis than those who forego consistent checkups, according to a...

Port-Wine Stain Birthmark And Sturge-Weber Syndrome Tied By Gene
2013-05-12 09:49:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Maryland have discovered a genetic mutation they say is responsible for both port-wine stain birthmarks and a rare neurological condition known as Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS). According to The Telegraph, the birthmarks are caused by “abnormally dilated capillaries in the skin, which produce reddish to purplish discoloration.” Now the researchers have discovered...

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...

2010-10-05 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF), the leading not for profit in the world for families affected by a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome, will be honoring Gregory Levitin, M.D., as the 2010 VBF Physician of the Year at the 2nd "Mark of Beauty" Gala at the Hudson Theatre in Manhattan on October 8, 2010. "We are thrilled to honor Dr. Levitin, who has made such a profound impact on the lives of so many children and their families who...

2010-09-29 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) is hosting its biennial "Mark of Beauty" Gala on Friday, October 8, 2010 and its annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference on Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Manhattan. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100929/DC72967) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100929/DC72967) According to VBF President and Founder Linda Rozell-Shannon, Ph.D, "vascular birthmarks are the most common birth defect...

2009-09-02 23:21:57

A British prison inmate serving a life sentence for double murder won the right to have the country's National Health Service remove his birthmark. Denis Harland Roberts, an inmate at Durham's Frankland Prison, went to court to seek laser surgery to remove a congenital birthmark from the left side of his face, The Daily Mail reported. He said he received laser treatments, the last in 2007, that lightened and removed about 30 percent of the birthmark after a dermatologist cited not only the...

2008-07-24 21:00:19

By Dr. Helen Minciotti Mom and dad showed up on time for their newborn's first outpatient exam. That was already quite an accomplishment, considering the packing and infant bundling needed before venturing out in the frigid winter air. The 4-day-old was already gaining weight and looking great, but his parents had some concerns about his skin. The little guy did have a funny-looking rash, but one that I've seen on many other newborns. Clusters of raised yellow lesions were surrounded by...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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