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Don’t Make This Mistake When Washing Your Face
Jeloel’s asking about acne…Which is better: washing oily face with washcloth or without? Many people say that a washcloth is a better exfoliator for oily skin… I don’t have very good results AT ALL with any face washes, even ProActive. I don’t use a washcloth, because in the past I saw no results. What should I do? The Left Brain’s Reply: First, washcloths do provide more exfoliation than just washing with your hands. But than can be good or bad depending on the state of your acne. A washcloth or scrubbing cloth can help keep your pores from clogging and prevent blemishes from forming. B...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 11, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Left Brain Tags: Acne Questions Source Type: blogs
Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico- PMMA for facial and buttock lipoatrophy
I attended the second International Congress on Bioplasty in Guadalajara last week. Here is the program in Spanish: http://www.bioplastia.org.mx/es/programa.php Cosmetic and dermatology physicians from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia came to share experiences on the use of PMMA (polymethylacrylate) to treat HIV related facial and buttock lipoatrophy and other non HIV related
Source: Nelson Vergel's HIV Blog - December 8, 2010 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Nelson R. Vergel Source Type: blogs
CO2RE CO2 Resurfacing System Launched in North America
Syneron Medical out of Yokneam, Israel has received U.S. and Canadian approval for its CO2RE fractional CO2 resurfacing system, and is subsequently releasing the product to the North American market. From the product page: Perform fractional CO2 resurfacing, traditional ablation and minor dermal excisions with the unique ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision-control over the intensity, pattern and depth of ablation. It is optimal for Fitzpatrick skin types I-III, and is the obvious choice for skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction when practitioners and patients understan...
Source: Medgadget - December 8, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Michael Source Type: blogs
Choose your primary care physician with particular care
by Colleen Kelly MellorI told a friend what I did recently to get in to see a dermatologist and she was shocked.“You wrote a letter asking her to take you as patient?” “Wow!” “Yes,” I admitted. “I’d called her office for an appointment; she wasn’t taking new patients; I needed to resort to an over-the-top approach.”You see, I’d researched her (ok, I Googled her) and after reading her background, schooling, and patient reviews, I really wanted her as my doctor.(...)Read the rest of Choose your primary care physician with particular care2 comments | Tags: Patient, Primary care | Category: Primary care
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 6, 2010 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Primary care Patient newtag Source Type: blogs
Known Side Affects from Taking Botox
Botox is save when you are being treated by a qualified doctor who has your health as his or her main concern. The doctor must be a certified dermatologist and have experience with Botox treatmentsContributor: Carol RoachPublished: Dec 05, 2010
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - December 5, 2010 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Physician Lifestyle Is Criteria When Choosing A Medical Specialty
Medical students today consider lifestyle an essential criteria when choosing a specialty. It’s become a cliche that most are looking towards the ROAD (radiology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology and dermatology) to happiness. There’s been some recent media attention at how women are lured to specialties that offer a greater balance between their family lifestyle and professional demands. Claudia Golden, a Harvard economics professor, recently noted that, high-paying careers that offer more help in balancing work and family are the ones that end up luring the largest numbers of women. Surprisingly, colon and rectal surger...
Source: Better Health - December 2, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: KevinMD Tags: Better Health Network News Opinion Balancing Work and Family Career Cost To Family Choosing A Medical Profession Claudia Golden Doctor's Lifestyle Doctor's Personal Life Dr. Kevin Pho Family Lifestyle Family Medicine Female Doctors Source Type: blogs
Lifestyle matters for specialties that want to survive
by Kevin Pho, MDMedical students today consider lifestyle an essential criteria when choosing a specialty.It’s become a cliche that most are looking towards the ROAD (radiology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology and dermatology) to happiness.There’s been some recent media attention at how women are lured to specialties that offer a greater balance between their family lifestyle and professional demands.Claudia Golden, a Harvard economics professor, recently noted that,high-paying careers that offer more help in balancing work and family are the ones that end up luring the largest numbers of women. Surprisingly, col...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 2, 2010 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Physician practice Primary care Specialist newtag Source Type: blogs
How Are Physicians Planning to Balance Career and Family?
Colorectal surgery, pediatrics, dermatology and veterinary medicine have a "low career cost of family," a researcher says.
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - December 2, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Katherine Hobson Tags: Doctors Source Type: blogs
Are You Serious?TM A Good Example of Why Pharma Brand Managers "Love Its" TV
Many pharma marketing experts wonder why pharmaceutical marketers spend approximately 70% of their DTC advertising budgets on expensive TV advertising when they might get better bang for their bucks advertising through other channels such as the Internet. Whether or not you agree with that, there's one indisputable factor about TV advertising to consider: the opportunity for brand managers to play at being directors, mingle with the stars, and even to have a "cameo" part in the production.A good example of that is a disease awareness campaign called Are You Serious?TM, launched by Johnson & Johnson's wholly-owned Cento...
Source: Pharma Marketing Blog - December 2, 2010 Category: Pharma Commentators Tags: Media Mix DTC Advertising Centocor Source Type: blogs
What’s the Best Foundation for Acne Prone Skin?
Jessica is acne prone…I want to buy a foundation primer, and the ones that I find are silicone based. Is silicone bad for acne prone/oily skin? The Right Brain Is Answer Prone: There are four basic types of foundation formulations: Oil-based for dry skin; water-based products for all skin types; oil-free for oily skin; and anhydrous for extremely long wearing. Foundation fundamentals According to one of our favorite dermatologists, Dr. Zoe Draelos, silicone foundations are preferred for oily skin. That’s because silicone is non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog your pores. So go for it! Interesting Bo...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 2, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs
Penta Neurostimulation Lead with Smallest Available Electrodes Now Cleared in EU, Oz
St. Jude Medical has received European and Australian regulatory approvals for its Penta surgical neurostimulation therapy lead. The high resolution placement of the electrodes is made possible by SJM's special micro-texturing process. The company received FDA clearance for the device a year ago. The Penta™ lead offers the industry’s smallest electrodes in a five-column array for precise field control and broad lateral coverage. Designed to enable selective nerve fiber stimulation and predictable dermatomal activation, the Penta lead provides enhanced control for coverage of complex, multifocal pain. Key Feat...
Source: Medgadget - December 1, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Michael Source Type: blogs
Beauty Brains podcast episode 004
In our fourth episode of the Beauty Brains podcast Sarah and Left Brain tackle questions about whether home microdermabrasions work and why some fragrances last longer than other. They also discuss whether natural ingredients are better than synthetic ones. Please listen and let us know what you think. We’ll try to continually improve so your feedback would be most helpful. If you have any comments or questions, leave them below. Thanks! The Beauty Brains Listen here. ——————————- Show notes: Listener Questions 2:30 – Question 1: Why do some fragrance...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 1, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: thebeautybrainsThe Beauty Brains Tags: Podcast Source Type: blogs
The Amgen Sales Rep, The Doctor And The Dog
More than a decade ago, Elena Ferrante worked as an oncology sales rep for Immunex and would leave her Yorkshire Terrier puppy in her car when visiting docs. One day, though, a nurse suggested Ferrante bring the dog inside in hopes of giving chemo patients a psychological lift. The gambit worked and soon Ferrante was bringing Justine with her into various offices, but only if given permission. “I brought pictures of my dog like some people bring pictures of their children with them,” she says. “My dogs are my children. And most people are interested in dogs. But it was always in a carrier. And I never bro...
Source: Pharmalot - December 1, 2010 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Amgen Elena Ferrante Enbrel Immunex Lydia Cotz Off Label Marketing Source Type: blogs
Lying in Limbo, sort of
waiting... There are a number of limbos that we cancer survivors endure – waiting for test results especially biopsy results, wondering when remission will end, worrying if the treatment will take hold. By that measure the limbo I currently find myself in is not so much a big deal. You can always count on cancer to put things into perspective. Where I am is waiting for Unum, my disability insurance company, to decide on extending or terminating my claim. They have heard from all the doctors, six in number. But how the dermatologist or otolaryngologist or urologist can shed light on the state of my disability,...
Source: Being Cancer Network - November 30, 2010 Category: Cancer Authors: admin Tags: Living with Cancer Nursing Acceptance Anxiety Biopsy Bone marrow transplant Confidence Future Source Type: blogs
Is this normal?
This is a story about consumer choice using publicly available information. Unfortunately, it is also about the power of suggestion as used by an incumbent provider organization.The friend who sent me this note is a research fellow at one of the Boston teaching hospitals, so I guess he is more likely than most to do the kind of research he summarizes. Most people would have taken the referral advice offered without question. If they ever did ask to see a different doctor, most would never get past the "need" for asking for "special permission."Hi Paul,I had a strange encounter, and I was wondering if you could tell me if t...
Source: Running a hospital - November 29, 2010 Category: Health Managers Source Type: blogs
Top 10 Beauty Science Toys
(Since it’s Cyber Monday Lefty and Righty said I could rerun last year’s post on beauty science toys.) The mission of the Beauty Brains is to educate our community on the science behind beauty care. It’s especially important to get this message to Teens and Tweens who may not have the critical thinking skills they’ll need to sort out the BS from the Beauty Science. Unfortunately, many kids are turned off by science because it’s not presented to them in an entertaining and meaningful way. Fortunately, there are a number of educational toys on the market that make learning about science fun. So to do our p...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - November 29, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Sarah Bellum Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs
Olive Oil And Your Skin
Trying to keep up with what’s hot in skincare is like trying to keep up with the Kardashians. It’s impossible (not that I’ve tried with the Kardashians, that is.) Then how are you to know what are the latest and greatest ingredients? Well, you could read The Derm Blog (when I get around to posting on it), or you could just listen to your grandmother. Some of the newest discoveries in skin care aren’t new at all: Olive oil may be seem hot now, but countless Mediterranean grandmothers, including mine, have sworn by its skin-care benefits for centuries (millenia?) Were they right? Olive oil contains caffeic acid, olei...
Source: Better Health - November 23, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrJeffreyBenabio Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips Antioxidants Caffeic Acid Dermatology Dr. Jeff Benabio Healthy Skin Mediterranean Diet Natural Remedies Oleic Acid Oleuropein Olive Oil Skin Care Skin Moisturizer The Dermatology Blog Source Type: blogs
Spring is Right Around the Corner
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month. The organization has planned a variety of public education activities during April to increase the public’s awareness of this relatively common and conspicuous skin disorder—and the treatments available for it. Without treatment, the symptoms of rosacea can progressively worsen and can have a profound impact on an individual’s personal and professional life. NRS will also be encouraging people who suspect they have rosacea to seek out the care of a dermatologist or other physician. For a nominal donation, physicians can request bu...
Source: The Rosacea Forum - Papulopustular, Telangiectatic, and Phymatous - November 22, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: admin Tags: General Physician and Patient Relationship Source Type: blogs
i hated vascular surgery. part of the problem was that it was so busy and we were ridiculously understaffed (except for a short while). but i also simply didn't like it. then there was the small issue of incredibly long and taxing operations. i found them long and taxing. so one day when a junior showed unbridled enthusiasm for a vascular case, i didn't have the heart to tell him he was in for severe disillusionment.the medical officer called me late one evening. he was so excited he could hardly speak. i knew he had a particular interest in surgery and had even mentioned to me he was considering specialising one day. his ...
Source: other things amanzi - November 22, 2010 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bongi Source Type: blogs
New Melanoma Identification Device Narrowly Apporoved by FDA Panel
MelaFind, a device designed for use by dermatologists for in-vivo detection of suspicious pigmented skin lesions, has been narrowly approved by an FDA advisory panel. Here is an excerpt from the article (see: Panel Splits over Skin Cancer Detection Device): An FDA advisory panel has voted 8-7, with one member abstaining, to recommend approval for an experimental skin cancer detection system called MelaFind. A vote so close generally is not considered an endorsement in the eyes of FDA officials, who have the final say in whether to approve the device. The FDA does not have to follow the advice of its advisory committees, bu...
Source: Lab Soft News - November 19, 2010 Category: Pathologists Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Anatomic Pathology Digital Imaging in Pathology Healthcare Information Technology Hospitals and Healthcare Delivery Laboratory Industry Trends Pathology Informatics Surgical Pathology Source Type: blogs
Whole Body TSA Body Scanner Health Concerns Exposed By Experts
After my recent post about an airport passenger who told a TSA pat down employee "Don't touch my junk", a reader responded with a link to a report exposing the concerns, by experts, of critical health risks and health concerns with the new whole body TSA body scanners in airports everywhere. Here is the actual PDF file of the letter sent to the Obama administration regarding the serious concerns about the health risks of whole body scatter X-ray airport security scanners. The Letter of Concern was sent to Dr John P Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, on April 6, 2010 by m...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - November 18, 2010 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: The Happy Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
LPDL vs. MAL-LPDL: No Difference Found for Treatment of Inflammatory Rosacea
In a recent issue of the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, a team of Danish researchers report the findings of a small case series (4 patients) that evaluated the effect of long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL) alone and in combination with photodynamic therapy with methylaminolevulinate (MAL-LPDL) on the treatment of papulopustular (inflammatory) rosacea. They found no difference in the efficacy of the two therapies. LPDL is well established for treating rosacea’s facial redness (erythema) and visible blood vessels (telangiectasis), but not for treating inflammatory bumps and pimples (papulopust...
Source: The Rosacea Forum - Papulopustular, Telangiectatic, and Phymatous - November 18, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: admin Tags: Lasers and IPL PDT pulsed-dye Source Type: blogs
First Case of Tattoo-induced Pseudolymphoma Reported
In a recent issue of Dermatology, physicians from the Korea University College of Medicine report on what may be the first case of a pseudolymphoma induced by a semi-permanent tattoo. Pseudolymphoma is an inflammatory response that results in benign lymphoma-like cells. The case involved a 49-year-old woman with a 1-year history of linear swelling on both lips. The swelling had developed gradually after the application of a red semi-permanent lip-liner tattoo. A skin biopsy was taken, and it was discovered that the cells in the swollen area consisted mainly of lymphocytes. The physicians were able to obtain and analyze a s...
Source: Clinical Research on Laser-Assisted Tattoo Removal - November 18, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: admin Tags: dermatology semi-permanent tattoos side-effects pseudolymphoma Source Type: blogs
Color-Changing Dressing Indicates Infections
When using dressings to speed up the healing process of an open wound, it is necessary to periodically remove the dressing to check for infection. However, removing this protective covering creates an opportunity for bacteria to enter the wound site. To remedy this problem, researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT have developed dressings which change color if the wound becomes infected. Early tests have shown promise, and the scientists now plan to test their invention in the field at the University of Regensburg’s dermatology clinic. (more…) *This bl...
Source: Better Health - November 18, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Medgadget Tags: Better Health Network News Research Bacteria Color-Changing Dressings Dermatology Fraunhofer Research Institute for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT Healing Process Healthcare Technology Healthy Skin Infectious Disease Medgadget Source Type: blogs
L’Oreal Skincare and Hair Collection Review
L’Oreal recently signed on a new celebrity to promote their hair and skincare collection. The celebrity was quoted as saying she was “honored to represent a brand that is rich in history, synonymous with beauty and reflective of the modern woman”. There is no doubt that the company is rich, with earnings of over 17 billion euro in 2009. The history is relatively long. In 1907, they began providing hair dyes, which were promoted as inoffensive or “safe”. The safety of the original ingredients is unknown, but the ingredients the company includes in their hair dyes today are far from safe. According to Skin ...
Source: Skin MD - November 18, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Dermatology Skin Care Skin Care Ingredients Skin Care Product Reviews Skin Care Products Skin MD Blog Skin Problems Skin Science 10s Anti Aging Cream Anti Aging Creams Bloodstream Byproducts Dioxins Dry Skin Environmental Wor Source Type: blogs
Are PCP's The New Nurses?
It happened again last week. I received a consult note in the mail. My patient had seen the cardiologist for a follow up on cardiac disease. As I perused the assessment and plan I came across a new entry in the problem list:1) Dizziness: refer to neurologyAs opposed to yelling at the cardiologist and demanding that he refer patients back to me for work up....I called the patients daughter. I explained to her that dizziness can have many causes and only a small percentage of them are neurological. Although, of course, I trust the cardiologist could she have her mother please come see me first before going to yet another doc...
Source: In My Humble Opinion - November 17, 2010 Category: Family Physicians Source Type: blogs
Is There Room in the Medical Spa Industry?
Plastic and cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, OB/GYNs and even family doctors are expanding into the med spa market. Lured by the business buzz medical professionals view cash paid aesthetic medicine as a way to boost their profit, reduce the daily grind and countless complications of their practice. Many find out about growth reports, discover bright cutting [...]Post from: Aesthetic Laser OffersIs There Room in the Medical Spa Industry?
Source: Aesthetic Lasers - November 17, 2010 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Cathy Valenti Tags: MedSpa Source Type: blogs
A friend of mine is getting ready for her vet boards. Like for USMLE Step 1, there is a database of questions that vet students work their way through in order to prepare. The most notable difference?While we might have a question like this: A 73 year old man presents with syncope on exertion is found to have a sytolic ejection murmur on physical exam....The vet question will read like this: Your patient Fluffy, a 10 year old Himalayan, presents with anorexia, lethargy, and dermatitis with hair loss around the base of the tail.... (I am totally making up this scenario.)I had to go through several questions before I stopped...
Source: The long road to medical school - November 15, 2010 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
Skin Care Facts the Experts Don’t Want You to Learn
Skincare experts ideas range greatly on topics like anti aging skin care, zits, eczema and sun exposure. Right here is the short version of my belief on those topics. Sun exposure is healthful, as long as it is not excessive. Sun burning is bad for the skin’s well being in many ways. Spending too much time indoors is probably a whole lot worse for your well being than being active. Of course, that does depend on exactly where you dwell and the volume of air pollution in your environment. If you stay in a big city, try to get away and get some refreshing air just about every few days or so. It can do you a wor...
Source: Skin MD - November 12, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Anti Aging Anti Wrinkle Natural Skin Care Skin Cancer Skin Care Ingredients Skin Care Products Skin Care Recipes Skin Care Tips Skin Damage Skin MD Blog Skin Problems Supplements Aging Skin Care Air Pollution Anti Aging Skin Source Type: blogs
Stem Cell Researchers Turn Skin Into Blood: Could Help Cancer Treatment
From The Australian: Stem cell researchers have found a way to turn a person’s skin into blood, a process that could be used to treat cancer and other ailments, according to a Canadian study published today. The method uses cells from a patch of a person’s skin and transforms it into blood that is a genetic match, without using human embryonic stem cells, said the study in the journal Nature. Wow. Very cool. I wonder if hopefully someday this could be a replacement for random blood donation? *This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*
Source: Better Health - November 12, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: GruntDoc Tags: Better Health Network News Research Blood Donation Cancer Treatment Dermatology Genetic Match Genetics GruntDoc Hematology Human Embryonic Stem Cells Nature Oncology Stem Cell Research The Australian Turning Skin Into Blood Source Type: blogs
Novartis' Pill Microchip Enables Remote Monitoring of Drug Dosage and Efficacy
Novartis AG, using technology licensed from Proteus Biomedical, is currently developing the Ingestible Event Marker (IEM), a specialized microchip which the company plans to add to pills. When a patient ingests an IEM-enhanced pill, their stomach acids activate the microchip, which then sends data such as heart rate, temperature, and body movements to a dermal patch via Bluetooth connectivity. This patch can then export the data to an EMR, so that it can be accessed by the patient's doctors. Novartis claims that because their device will not alter the effects of the drugs it is paired with, they could bring the IEM to mark...
Source: Medgadget - November 10, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Smit Source Type: blogs
Herbal Energetics with Kiva Rose- Guest Post Chamomile
I am excited to have guest herbal columnist Kiva Rose on my blog today. Kiva Rose is a well-known herbal blogger, and co-founder of the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference. Kiva is finally coming out with her secrets of how she learns so much about plants without using books. Her plant monographs, like the one below, are famous for their deep exploration into herbs that you will not find in other places. Click here to learn just HOW she does it. Earth Apple: The Bittersweet Medicine of Chamomile By Kiva Rose I am excited to finally be able to go deeper into explaining herbal energetics in my upcoming course, H...
Source: The Herbalist's Path - November 5, 2010 Category: Alternative Medicine Practitioners Tags: Herbs Source Type: blogs
Fraunhofer's Color-Changing Dressings Alert You to Infections
When using dressings to speed up the healing process of an open wound, it is necessary to periodically remove the dressing to check for infection. However, removing this protective covering creates an opportunity for bacteria to enter the wound site. To remedy this problem, researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT have developed dressings which change color if the wound becomes infected. Early tests have shown promise, and the scientists now plan to test their invention in the field, at the University of Regensburg's dermatology clinic. From the press release: “W...
Source: Medgadget - November 4, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Smit Source Type: blogs
Top 3 Skincare Botanicals and Where to Get Them
Here’s a look at some of the skincare botanicals and what they are good for. Plants have always provided the nutrients people need to stay healthy. Many of those nutrients are particularly important for protecting and/or improving the skin’s health and beauty. The Nutrient Vitamin E Vitamin E is an essential antioxidant that prevents free radical damage, one of the causes of cellular aging. It is one of the nutrients often missing in the diets of acne sufferers. Topical applications are beneficial for reducing age spots and healing other blemishes. Regular use of creams containing it may also prevent age spot...
Source: Skin MD - November 4, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Herbal Skin Care Natural Skin Care Skin Care Ingredients Skin Care Recipes Skin Care Tips Acne Sufferers Age Spots Avocado Oil Botanical Sources Collagen Levels Collagen Production E Vitamin Essential Fatty Acids Free Radical Dam Source Type: blogs
Skin Scare: 6 Potentially Harmful Beauty Treatments to Avoid
photo: Thinkstock Check out this post about potentially harmful beauty treatments by Justine van der Leun on AOL Health. People head to the salon to get gorgeous — but with overdone, badly executed or unnecessary treatments, many end up with ugly results. “I see beautiful people who are in a mess because they get suckered into ruining what they have,” says Dr. Debra Jaliman, an American Academy of Dermatology spokesperson and the author of the Skin and Hair chapter in Women’s Health for Life. Here, we run down some potentially counterproductive beauty treatments out there — and tell you how...
Source: A Hearty Life - November 3, 2010 Category: Nurses Authors: AOL Health Tags: FEEL B vitamins beauty treatments fingernail problems hair care latisse skin-care toxic chemicals _AOLHealth Source Type: blogs
Tattoo Advertising: A Growing Trend?
It’s probably a sign of these economic times, but tattoo-related advertising may be on the upswing, suggests a recent news report in the New York Times. The article focused on people who have shaved their heads to make them available for a temporary tattoo advertisement. Last November, for example, some 30 people volunteered to be “cranial billboards” for Air New Zealand. For two weeks they went about with a brief slogan for the airline and its Web site URL displayed across the backs of their heads. Their payment? A round-trip ticket to New Zealand (worth about $1,200) or a cash payment of $777. Half took the cash. T...
Source: Clinical Research on Laser-Assisted Tattoo Removal - November 1, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: admin Tags: henna tattoos side-effects Source Type: blogs
Dermatology Clinic Drives New Business with SMS (Texting)
I wrote about this last week on MedicalSmartphones.com, but I wanted to mention it again because several people have been asking me about the role of SMS (texting) in the professional medical field. You can read the story here. Trouble viewing the contents? Visit MedicineandTechnology.com Become a fan of MedicineandTechnology on Facebook.
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - November 1, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
The Future Of American Healthcare
You want to see a doctor? You’re going to have to wait. And I don’t mean like an hour in the office. I mean like 53 days. It’s not some doomsday story from the future. It’s happening today here in Massachusetts. Massachusetts — the state whose 2006 law was the model for the federal healthcare reform law. Massachusetts — home to some of the world’s best medical centers and doctors. And, as the Boston Globe’s “White Coat Notes” blog reports, Massachusetts — home to doctor shortages and long waits to see a doctor: When primary care patients do secure an appointment for a non-urge...
Source: Better Health - November 1, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: EvanFalchukJD Tags: Better Health Network Health Policy News Opinion Best Doctors Boston Globe Doctor Patient Relationship Evan Falchuk Family Medicine General Medicine Health Insurance Healthcare Costs Healthcare Incentives Healthcare Law Healthc Source Type: blogs
Derm. & Medi-Spa Practices For Sale (Nationwide Listings)
by stevenpromed (Posted Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:29 pm)MEDICAL SPA & DERMATOLOGY PRACTICES FOR (NATIONWIDE LISTINGS)Current Available Listings:1) Orange County, California: Dermatology Practice For SaleGrossing $535K. Asking Price $425K. 100% Financing Available. (Ref#MD973)2) Orange County, California: Medical Spa For SaleGrossing $758K. Asking Price $325K. 100% Financing Available.(Ref#MD851)3) Orange County, California: Dermatology Practice For Sale100% Financing Available.(Ref#MD945)4) Stanislaus, California (Northern): Dermatology Practice For SaleGrossing $497K. Asking Price $235K. 100% Financing Available.(Ref#850)5) Bou...
Source: Med Student Guide - October 29, 2010 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
An iPhone App With “Skinsight”
Bedbugs are back. For many people, this is only slightly curious, since their understanding of bedbugs stops at the second half of the bedtime admonition: “Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.” But, for those others who have experienced a home bedbug infestation, it is a modern nightmare. The tiny critters can hide in any furniture crevice or fabric fold and come out only in the wee hours of the night in search of their favorite food: human blood. Their bites cause intense itching which can last days to weeks and they can remain dormant and hide for months. The cause of the recent resurgence is unknown. It does n...
Source: Better Health - October 28, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrFelasfaWodajo Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips News Opinion Research Bedbugs Dermatology Dr. Felasfa Wodajo Health Tips for Travelers iMedicalApps Infectious Disease Infestation Insect Bites International Travel iPhone App Logical Images Source Type: blogs
On the RUC – bewarned you might become nauseous
This article will only be available this week. A few excerpts: The RUC, as it is known, has stoked a debate over whether doctors have too much control over the flow of taxpayer dollars in the $500 billion Medicare program. Its critics fault the committee for contributing to a system that spends too much money on sophisticated procedures, while shorting the type of nuts-and-bolts primary care that could keep patients healthier from the start—and save money. "It's indefensible," says Tom Scully, a former administrator of the Medicare and Medicaid agency who is now a lawyer in private practice. &quo...
Source: DB's Medical Rants - October 28, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: rcentor Tags: Medical Rants Source Type: blogs
Primary Care Doctors: How Valued Are They?
Authors of a recent study from the Archives of Internal Medicine are unlikely to endear themselves to specialists. As reported by Reuters, and provocatively titled, Do specialist doctors make too much money?, the study gives a per-hour breakdown of how much doctors make. I think this is a good approach, since annual salary figures do not account for the number of hours doctors work — and in the case of primary care doctors, this includes uncompensated time doing paperwork and other bureaucratic chores. Here’s what they found: … the lowest wages — amounting to $60.48 an hour — [were] paid to primary care physician...
Source: Better Health - October 27, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: KevinMD Tags: Better Health Network Health Policy News Opinion Research Archives of Internal Medicine Dr. Kevin Pho Family Medicine Fixing Primary Care General Medicine Health Reform Healthcare reform J Paul Leigh KevinMD Overcompensated Phy Source Type: blogs
Maui County 37th Annual Senior Citizens Health Fair
Doctor Micki Ly MD, her staff, and her kids and friends man the Aloha Dermatology and Laser Center "Skin Cancer Awareness Booth" at the 2010 Maui County Senior Fair.
Source: aloha-dermatology.com - October 24, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: bigwave Tags: Dr. Ly in the News cancer health fair senior citizens skin skin cancer skin cancer awareness Source Type: blogs
Acne Marks Home Remedies
by ihsan.shanti (Posted Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:45 am)Natural ways to treat it easilyMany people, especially girls face a lot of problems about Acne Treatments and Marks. This problem can even cause a change in the behavior, and even they start showing some conscious about it.The worst dream is when you have to go for a big party the next day and you see a big Acne mark on your face. The things that should be done in such a situation are as follows.Sanitizing your skin with a mild soap will also help you to large extent. Make sure the soap you use has no harsh chemicals.But, if you want a quick recovery then you may use toothpa...
Source: Med Student Guide - October 22, 2010 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
Featured physician executive: Robin Winter-Sperry, M.D.
This week's featured physician executive is Robin Winter-Sperry, M.D. Dr. Robin Winter-Sperry serves as the President and CEO of Scientific Advantage, LLC, and Science Oriented Solutions. Her responsibilities include management and oversight of all of the combined entity’s strategy and business activities. In addition to serving as founder and president of Scientific Advantage for the past six years, Dr. Winter-Sperry has held a number of senior management and medical affairs positions at leading pharmaceutical companies. She created Novartis’ MSL department of Scientific Operations and Sanofi-Synthelabo’s Medical T...
Source: Non-Clinical Physician Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities - October 21, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
Permanent makeup: Vanity insanity
"She just got permanent eye liner and eyebrow augmentation—looks fab" emailed one of my closest friends last month, about her coworker. "I am seriously considering permanent liner/eyelash augmentation. Do you have any interest in doing this with me?" I understood the appeal… I'd never have to reapply makeup after showering at the gym, save time on my morning routine and enhance features like thinning lashes and brows. Although we had gone together for facials, brow waxings, and a variety of hair and nail treatments, and teamed up for several ridiculous diets and exercise fads over the years, th...
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - October 21, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: ConsumerReports.orgConsumer Reports Health Blog Tags: Beauty & personal care Health experts Safety Women Source Type: blogs
Feed Your Skin’s Cravings
Chances are that a good deal of your beauty budget is spent on products that are meant for the largest organ in your body, your skin. With all of the face creams, lotions, serums, and treatments on the market today, it’s easy to get caught up in the promises of each product. And when no matter what you wear your skin is always showing, anything that improves it seems like a worthy investment. But aside from what the label says, the best thing you can do for your skin is feed it from the inside out. Here are just a few nutrients your skin might be craving. Vitamin C This vitamin helps the skin is two ways, as an antio...
Source: Skin MD - October 20, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Dermatology Skin Care Skin Care Ingredients Skin Care Products Skin Care Recipes Skin Care Routine Skin Care Tips Skin MD Blog Skin Science Supplements Antioxidant Baked Potatoes Cause Skin Citrus Fruits Collagen Collagen Pro Source Type: blogs
I Went to the Foot Doctor for a Bruise, But It Might Be...Melanoma?
No Woman, No Cry: The offending toenail I hate to even admit that I have a podiatrist, because I’m not 85 years old. My uneasy associations with podiatry involve my obese grandmother (who lived with us when I was growing up) receiving house calls from her foot doctor so that he could clip her yellowed toenails, file down her callouses, inspect her bunions, and do whatever other unpleasantries were required of him. (I just hope the man was well-compensated.) Now I have a podiatrist, but not like Grandma did — not yet. Until this morning, I’d only ever seen mine once, back in 2007, when (okay, like Grandma)...
Source: Healthbolt - October 20, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Christine Egan Tags: FEEL cancer hypochondria melanoma smoking Source Type: blogs