AAP: Give peanut products to high-risk infants to cut allergy risk
Infants at high risk for peanut allergy should start a peanut-based diet by age 4-11 months, experts from the American... More
CMS: We’re ready to accept and process ICD-10 claims
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it completed its final Medicare fee-for-service end-to-end testing... More
ACOs generate savings, but few get bonuses
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) accounted for savings of more than $411 million in 2014, according to the Centers... More
Unusual spike in U.S. plague cases in 2015
The incidence of human plague in the United States in 2015 has been higher than usual, according to the Centers for... More
Fewer moles linked with more aggressive melanoma
NEW YORK – Consistent with another recently published report but counterintuitive, patients with a high number of nevi... More
Dr. Andrew Krakowski
Topical beta-blockers could be an alternative to rapamycin for the treatment of angiofibromas after traditional... More
Dr. Afsaneh Alavi
VANCOUVER – When diabetic foot ulcer healing has stalled despite 4 weeks of optimal standard therapy, it’s time to... More
Dr. Antonio Subtil
NEW YORK – Both dermatologists and pathologists can make the mistake of diagnosing a long list of pseudolymphomas as... More
Offloading is key to diabetic foot ulcer management
VANCOUVER – Offloading of plantar pressures is the key component of successful management of plantar diabetic foot... More
Dr. Mark Lebwohl
NEW YORK – Five new Choosing Wisely recommendations have been issued by the American Academy of Dermatology. The five... More
Picato adverse events prompt FDA warning
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a Drug Safety Communication warning for the potential for severe allergic... More
Dr. Emily J. Fisher
NEW YORK – For treating actinic keratoses appearing over large or disseminated surface areas, daylight is often a... More
Michael E. Clark
In a novel decision, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that the 60-day clock to... More
Rep. Renee Ellmers
A bill delaying the implementation of Stage 3 meaningful use until at least 2017 has been introduced in the House. The... More
Jim Daley
As the calendar winds down toward the Oct. 1 compliance date for ICD-10, be aware of options that can help medical... More
Strong evidence for tuberculosis screening before psoriasis, PsA biologic therapy
Tuberculosis is the only condition in patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis who are being treated with... More
AMY KARON
Infants at high risk for peanut allergy should start a peanut-based diet by age 4-11 months, experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics and nine other medical groups advised in the September issue of Pediatrics.* The consensus communication upe... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it completed its final Medicare fee-for-service end-to-end testing of ICD-10 with positive results. “This final end-to-end testing [that occurred July 20-24] demonstrated that CMS systems are re... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) accounted for savings of more than $411 million in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, of the 20 Pioneer ACO programs and the 333 ACOs participating in the Medicare sha... More »
 
LUCAS FRANKI
The incidence of human plague in the United States in 2015 has been higher than usual, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since April 1, 2015, there have been 11 cases of plague in six states: Oregon (1), Arizona (2), Calif... More »
 
TED BOSWORTH
NEW YORK – Those paying close attention to the medical literature know that common sealing and packing tapes can be used in the diagnosis of several microorganisms that infect the skin, but an expert delivering clinical pearls at the American Acade... More »
 
TED BOSWORTH
NEW YORK – Consistent with another recently published report but counterintuitive, patients with a high number of nevi prior to developing a melanoma have more favorable prognostic features than do those with fewer moles, according to data presente... More »
 
JOSEPH S. EASTERN, M.D.
Long-time readers will chuckle – but after years of affirming and reaffirming that I would never adopt electronic records in my practice, I’m in the process of doing just that. It still runs contrary to my better judgment; but the advent of ICD-1... More »
 
BRETT COLDIRON, M.D.
I recently returned from the DASS (Dermatology and Allied Specialties Summit) in New Delhi. It was interesting and thought provoking. New Delhi, and India in general, are modern and ancient, growing like Topsy, crushed into one another, in a hyperkin... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D.
Question: Which of the following statements regarding statutory caps on malpractice damages is best? A. All states have such a statutory provision. B. The provision limits the recovery of both economic and noneconomic losses. C. It’s constitutio... More »
 
JEFFREY BENABIO, M.D.
Transparency, until recently, was rarely associated with health care. Not anymore. For better and sometimes worse, there is a revolutionary movement toward transparency in all facets of health care: transparency of costs, outcomes, quality, service, ... More »
 
ALAN ROCKOFF, M.D.
No good deed goes unpunished. We froze Myrna’s keratosis off her forehead. Gratis, of course. This was followed by repeated calls from Myrna: the spot was red, it was painful, it wasn’t healing right. Dr. Alan Rockoff So we mailed her an en... More »
 
ALLAN M. BLOCK, M.D.
STAT. It’s often capitalized, I guess to convey urgency. It shouldn’t be, though, since it’s not an acronym. It’s a shortening of the Latin word “statim” meaning “immediately.” Everyone in health care says it at one time or another, ... More »