Eight states enact telemedicine law, commission to be created
Minnesota and Alabama have joined six other states in enacting a law that aims to expand the practice of telemedicine... More
Laser treatment cut the fat on flank and abs
KISSIMMEE, FLA. – Single noninvasive treatments with a prototype 1,060-nm diode laser led to statistically significant,... More
UnitedHealth Group agrees to $11.5 million settlement
After nearly 15 years of litigation between UnitedHealth Group Inc. and a group of physicians, the health insurance... More
Dr. William Sage
The majority of malpractice settlement agreements made by a Texas health system included clauses that prevented details... More
Mr. James Stone
CHICAGO – Adult survivors of childhood burns have significantly higher rates of Axis I mental and physical disorders... More
Reg Richard
CHICAGO – Rehabilitation time is directly associated with a reduced rate of contracture and a better range of motion,... More
VIDEO: Updating the immune response to nonmelanoma skin cancer
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Recent advances in basic science have shown how the local immune environment in tissue surrounding... More
Spray-dried fibrin sealant for surgical use approved by FDA
A product that contains a spray-dried, blended formulation of fibrinogen and thrombin, derived from human plasma, has... More

Clinical News

AMY KARON
KISSIMMEE, FLA. – A noninvasive microwave system reduced light and dark axillary hair by approximately 70%, with durable results 1 year after treatment, according to data from a prospective multicenter study of 44 patients. The device is Food and ... More »
 

Expert Analysis

SARA FREEMAN
MANCHESTER, U.K. – Multiple joint and skin benefits can be achieved by intensively treating patients with psoriatic arthritis until they achieve a set of minimal disease activity criteria, an expert said at the British Society for Rheumatology annu... More »
 

Policy & Practice Podcast

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
More Americans are paying off their medical debts since federal health reform, but many underinsured people continue to forgo necessary health services. The Affordable Care Act is leading to lower medical debt, according to new research from the Urb... More »
 

Practice Management

ALICIA GALLEGOS
Minnesota and Alabama have joined six other states in enacting a law that aims to expand the practice of telemedicine by streamlining physician licensure. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) on May 19 each signed into l... More »
 

Cosmeceutical Critique

LESLIE S. BAUMANN, M.D.
Portulaca oleracea, also known as purslane, has long been used in various traditional medicine systems to relieve pain and edema.1Portulaca oleracea is a warm-climate annual plant originally found in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian subc... More »
 

Aesthetic Dermatology

NAISSAN WESLEY, M.D., AND LILY TALAKOUB, M.D.
As summertime approaches, opportunities for outdoor activities increase. For many of our patients, summer inspires a desire to have aesthetic procedures in preparation for outdoor events, such as weddings and vacations. We must, however, be mindful t... More »
 

Journals

KARI OAKES
The incidence of melanoma among American children and teens decreased by approximately 12% from 2004 to 2010, with the decline most notable for adolescents. The findings were published online in the Journal of Pediatrics. In a review of data from th... More »
 
Interactions between TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis and its receptor Fn14 are significantly associated with the pathogenesis of cutaneous lupus, according to Dr. Jessica Doerner and her associates. Treating murine keratinocytes with TWEAK stimul... More »