Restylane Lyft approved for cheeks, midface concerns
Restylane Lyft has been approved for cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in... More
Citrus consumption linked to risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
Health professionals from two cohort studies who consumed citrus products more than 1.6 times a day had a 36% higher... More
Afamelanotide improves erythropoietic protoporphyria
Afamelanotide dramatically reduces the number and severity of phototoxic reactions, shortens recovery time, and... More
ACOG adds HPV-9 to vaccination advice
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists continues to urge routine vaccination against human... More
Dr. Steven Boyce
CHICAGO – Autologous engineered skin substitutes (EES) reduce mortality and donor-site harvesting in children with... More
Dr. Kristian Reich
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The interleukin-17A inhibitor secukinumab demonstrated the greatest improvement in nail psoriasis... More
VIDEO: Could a deep Koebner phenomenon trigger psoriatic arthritis?
ROME – Psoriasis patients with a past history of bone or joint trauma had about 50% higher risk of later developing... More
FDA: Daytrana patch may cause permanent skin depigmentation
Use of the Daytrana patch (methylphenidate transdermal system) for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may... More
Supreme Court upholds use of federal subsidies under ACA
In a decision that keeps the Affordable Care Act intact, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of federal subsidies... More
House passes IPAB repeal bill
WASHINGTON – House Republicans have made good on their promise to kill the Independent Payment Advisory Board with the... More
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Improvements to the Open Payments reporting system are welcome, but don’t go far enough. That was the message from the American Medical Association upon the July 1 release of another round of data in the financial disclosure system created by the... More »
 
ELIZABETH MECHCATIE
Restylane Lyft has been approved for cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in people more than 21 years of age, the manufacturer, Galderma announced on July 2. Restylane Lyft, an injectable hyaluronic acid gel... More »
 
BRUCE JANCIN
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Naloxone lotion appears to be a safe and effective treatment for the severe chronic itching that occurs in most patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Dr. Madeleine Duvic reported at the World Congress of Dermatology. A major ... More »
 
DOUG BRUNK
Health professionals from two cohort studies who consumed citrus products more than 1.6 times a day had a 36% higher risk of developing cutaneous malignant melanoma, compared with those who consumed citrus less than twice a week, a large prospective ... More »
 
MARY ANN MOON
Afamelanotide dramatically reduces the number and severity of phototoxic reactions, shortens recovery time, and markedly improves disease-related quality of life in adults who have erythropoietic protoporphyria, according to a report published online... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
People are using indoor tanning less, according to new statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We observed significant reductions in indoor tanning from 2010 to 2013: from 5.5% to 4.2% (P < .001) among all adult... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Driving home after a demanding 24 hours on call, the sleepy and fatigued first-year medical resident momentarily dozed off at the wheel, ran a stop sign, and struck an oncoming car, injuring its driver. In a lawsuit by the injured victim, w... More »
 
LESLIE S. BAUMANN, M.D.
The Internet has changed many facets of modern life, and the practice of medicine has not gone untouched. Consider, for better or worse, the reliance of many patients on WebMD and various other sites for self-diagnosis before consulting with a physic... More »
 
JOSEPH S. EASTERN, M.D.
While much has been written about the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plan to shift its payment system away from fee for service and toward a “value-based” structure, most physicians in small and solo private settings have given... More »
 
JEFFREY BENABIO, M.D.
The last time I spoke with my 70-year-old mother in Rhode Island, I asked her how she made out at her latest dermatology appointment. She burst forth: “Don’t get me started! The doctor spent the whole time with his face in the computer screen. He... More »
 
LILY TALAKOUB, M.D.
Melasma can be a very frustrating, remitting, and relapsing condition, particularly in the summer months. Often patients get good results with at-home and in-office treatments and return frustrated as the melasma frequently recurs. A thorough history... More »
 
ALAN ROCKOFF, M.D.
They put Bill’s chart on my desk, with a cover sheet. “I authorize you to send all my medical records,” it read, over his signature. The destination was a dermatologist across town. I reviewed Bill’s record. His last visit was 6 months ago, ... More »