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Jan 11

(US Today 12/5/13) Reports propose that certain diseases may be increasing due to climate warming, erratic and extreme weather patterns, as well as human encroachment into previous wilderness areas. The report points to an increase in Central Valley fungus infections, “brain eating amoeba” cases, as well as several illnesses spread by ticks, and mosquitoes. The […]

Nov 10

(The Wall Street Journal 10/22/13) Dermatologists warn that many products for face washing that advertise that they remove dirt and oil, can also end up removing the “good” oils in the skin and result in over drying and irritation. SIGNS OF SKIN DAMAGE AND IRRITATION INCLUDE BURNING, STINGING, AND OVER SENSITIVITY OF THE SKIN. ONCE […]

Oct 15

(The Wall street Journal 10/11/13) Australia has gone a step further than the US, by banning tanning beds because of heightening fears about cancer risks. Australia now faces some of the highest skin-cancer rates in the world. Skin cancer makes up more than 80% all new cases of cancers diagnosed every year in that country. […]

Sep 24

(AAD 4/8/13).   When the weather warms up, or holiday travel opportunities occur patients need to know how to reduce their risk of infection at the nail salon. Please go to our website “” and look for the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY’S video “Manicure and Pedicure Safety” under “DERMATOLOGY A TO Z.” You can also […]

Jul 29

(MedPage Today 3/8/13). In a study presented at the annual AAD convention of over 500 people with a history of receiving tattoos, it seemed that at least one-third of them regretted their decision. Interestingly enough, twice as many men regretted it as women did, and the numbers rose to three times as many men regretting […]

Jul 16

(Dermatology Times 9/24/13) Terahertz radiation, commonly referred to as “T-Rays,” is a security technology that is currently being used in airport security systems, but soon it could be part of skin cancer diagnostic systems. Unlike traditional x-rays, T-rays only penetrate a few millimeters, through clothing and other non-metal substances. Similar to ordinary, visible light, T-rays […]

Jun 25

It seems that both physicians and patients can be easily fooled when it comes to many dermatology products. Because of globalization, and many more parties becoming involved in the manufacture and distribution of drugs, authorities are seeing more and more clever ways to supply sub-therapeutic, less expensive, and even dangerous versions of the drugs to […]

May 25

(Cleveland Plain Dealer 7/23/13) Everyone knows that all-nighters for work or school can leave you tired and haggard looking the next day. Evidence is mounting that a good night’s sleep is also essential for our overall health. Poor sleep can put you at risk for high blood pressure, weight gain, metabolic diseases such as diabetes, […]

Mar 04

Dermatologists say that redheads need to take extra care in checking their skin for signs of cancer, as well as avoiding unprotected sun exposure. If you have red hair, then your body produces a hair pigment known as “pheomelanin.” It is believed that this pigment may increase the risk of developing melanoma, a potentially deadly […]

Feb 18

(Archives of Dermatology/Daily Mail Reporter 4/09). Women getting regular manicures may be increasing their risk for hand cancer. Doctors have seen hand tumors and squamous cell cancers increased in women who use UV lamps to “cure” artificial or gel nails. Exposure in as little as a year or up to 10 years may provoke this […]

Jan 30

(NBC News 4/8/13, Yale University, USA Today 4/9, CNN 4/9) Researchers are showing that a substantial number of Melanoma survivors are still not protecting themselves from the harmful effects of the sun. Many reports from multiple sources say that about up to 25% avoid, or never use sunscreen, avoid hats and long sleeves, continue sun […]

Jan 19

(J Clin Endocrinol Metab 11/10). Nobody disagrees that Vitamin D is essential to human health. We get this vitamin from foods, supplements, and sun exposure, yet there is still controversy about how much we need, and what it is good for. Therefore, the U.S. and Canadian governments requested the Institute of Medicine to analyze all […]