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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

With atopic dermatitis, itching isn’t even the worst part. Oct 14th, 2020

As you know, atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, severe form of eczema that is marked by the appearance of dry, red, and itchy skin. Most commonly, AD affects the cheeks, arms, and legs. There are times when AD can flare up and symptoms worsen, which can lead to more-intense...

Women’s Dermatological Society Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Jan 14th, 2020

In the spirit of giving, we are helping to raise funds to support opportunities for under-represented minority medical students to be mentored for a summer by a WDS dermatology mentor.  If you are interested in supporting this project, donations can be sent directly to the WDS through the following link: ...

Which sunscreen is best? Jan 14th, 2020

We would suggest in general to pick the higher SPF products as supported by this recent publication.  A recent study by Williams et al., compared Sun protection factor (SPF) 100 and 50 sunscreens. The investigators found that the subjects had more sunburns (56%) vs (7%) on the sites treated with...

What is the buzz around PRP for hair loss? Jan 14th, 2020

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been studied for many medical indications. More recently, studies support the use of PRP for the following types of hair loss: androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.  Platelets contain many growth factors and these growth factors have been thought to increase cell growth and survival.  The...

Summertime Rashes Jan 2nd, 2020

Summertime fun can be complicated by rashes.  Sometimes one will develop a rash while wearing a sunscreen.  Does this mean you can’t wear sunscreen? Not necessarily. The rash could be caused by irritation to the sunscreen product or an allergy to an ingredient in the sunscreen.  For example, one chemical...