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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance to Laseroptek’s PicoLO

Laseroptek’s PicoLO picosecond Nd:YAG laser is now U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared for marketing in dermatology and general and plastic surgery. According to the company, PicoLO gen…

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Friday, February 01, 2019

Dr. Alice Gottlieb to Share Hidradenitis Suppurativa Findings at AAD Annual Meeting

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD will be presenting “Bermekimab Shows Efficacy for Treating Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), Including Marked Reduction in Pain” during the afternoon session on March …

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Study Highlights Unique Characteristics of Melanoma Patients Who Use Tanning Beds

Younger individuals and females are more likely to use tanning beds, and as a result they tend to develop melanoma earlier, according to new research published in the December issue of the Journal of …

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Thursday, November 01, 2018

AAD Releases New Melanoma Guidelines

As National Healthy Skin Month begins, the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) new melanoma guidelines shed light on risk of melanoma prognosis during pregnancy, the role of formal gene…

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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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