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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Link Between Diet and Skin Disease Takes Center Stage at Summer AAD

Dermatologists must help patients determine if there are any foods that may cause their skin condition to flare and provide evidence-based recommendations about next steps. “People looki…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Skin Cancer Risk Varies Based on Organ Transplant Patients' Skin Tone

Dermatologists must know how to evaluate organ transplant patients’ unique risk factors for skin cancer and counsel these patients accordingly. “Individuals who receive organ transplant…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

AAD: Research Shows Free Skin Cancer Screenings Can Help Save Lives

Data indicates that American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD's) SPOTme program serves an important need. While skin cancer can be deadly, it is also highly treatable when detected early. In f…

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Dermatologists, Skin Cancer Survivors Tell "Skin Cancers, Take a Hike!"

To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, 12 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors, and their family and friends will tell “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” during a four-…

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Friday, July 06, 2018

Jury Still Out on Environmental Effects of Chemical Sunscreens

In the wake of Hawaiian legislation banning the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate because they may contribute to coral bleaching, new research reviews the availa…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New PSA From American Academy of Dermatology Highlights Dangers of Tanning

As Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, many teen girls will be eager to get out of school and spend time outside -- and some may want to get a tan. But a new public service advertise…

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

AAD Launches Campaign to Support Skin Self Exams

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May and Melanoma Monday® on May 7, the American Academy of Dermatology is encouraging the public to be a “Skin Cancer Hero” by lea…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

AAD Awards 26 Shade Structure Grants to Protect America’s Youth

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has awarded Shade Structure grants to 26 schools and nonprofit organizations across the country. The AAD awarded its 2018 AAD Shade Structure grants to the…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

American Academy of Dermatology Elects New Officers, Board Members

The American Academy of Dermatology named its new officers and board members who will represent the more than 19,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treat…

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Dermira Presents Positive Data on Treating Pediatric Patients with Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Dermira, Inc. presented new findings from its glycopyrronium tosylate (formerly DRM04) Phase 3 clinical program showing that when applied topically, the investigational therapy improved disease severi…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Ortho Dermatologics Presents Analysis of Siliq Phase 3 Data on Disease-Related Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Psoriasis

Ortho Dermatologics, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC, shared the results from an analysis of the Phase 3 clinical trial AMAGINE-1, which evaluated mental health comorbidities …

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Meet the Newest AAD Officers and Board Members

Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, a Boston-based dermatologist, will take the helm of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) as the new President. Her one-year term officially begins on Tuesday, Feb. …

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Exciplex Phototherapy Device Debuts at AAD 2018

Excimer Therapies Inc.,  now has the exclusive U.S. distribution rights for the Clarteis SAS exciplex® phototherapy treatment device. Excimer Therapies officially enters the market and wil…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Some Parents Just Don’t Understand Risks of Indoor Tanning

Dads, parents who had used indoor tanning devices themselves and those who reported that they had never received skin cancer prevention counseling from their child’s doctor are less likely to be…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Merkel Cell Carcinoma Is On The Rise

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is on the rise, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and presented at the American Academy of Dermatology 201…

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