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Laser Rosacea Treatments
While there is no “cure” for rosacea, one of the best ways to the redness associated with the condition is through laser. Most people have heard of laser hair removal but many people do not know that many dermatologists and cosmetic surgeon that offer this procedure will likely offer laser treatment for rosacea as well. It is always best to go to a board certified dermatologist for rosacea treatments as they will be the most familiar with the condition and know how to properly treat your skin tone. Unfortunately, laser rosacea treatment is rarely covered by insurance, as it is still considered a cosmetic treatm...
Source: The Rosacea Forum - Papulopustular, Telangiectatic, and Phymatous - July 23, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: admin Tags: Lasers and IPL Source Type: blogs
“Twilight”-Inspired Plastic Surgery: A “Vampire” Facelift?
I first saw mention of the “vampire facelift” two weeks ago as a news article listed in the July 9th issue of the Plastic Surgery SmartBrief: “Vampire facelift” uses patient’s platelets and fibrin in dermal filler.” The article begins: Instead of a traditional facelift, patients are being offered another option to get rid of wrinkles. It’s called Selphyl or the “vampire facelift,” and it uses a person’s own blood to sculpt the face. Selphyl, according to the company’s website: The patented SELPHYL® System enables the safe and rapid preparation of an activated P...
Source: Better Health - July 22, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrRamonaBates Tags: Better Health Network News Opinion Quackery Exposed Research Aesthetic Surgery Journal Cosmetic Surgery Dermal Filler Facial Plastic Surgery Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Kathleen Stegm Source Type: blogs
Namenda Goes Generic in 2015, Forest Laboratories (FRX) Settles Law Suits
By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) Forest Laboratories Holdings, Ltd., Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA, and Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH announced today that they have entered into settlement agreements with all remaining defendants in patent infringement litigation related to Forest's NAMENDA(R) (memantine hydrochloride) immediate release tablets. Under the settlement agreements, the first generic versions of memantine would be able to enter the market on January 11, 2015. _______________________________________ Also see: The Combination of Aricept and Namenda Helps Slow the Ra...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - July 21, 2010 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs
DANGERS OF BODY PIERCING
Punching a hole in your tongue, nipples, or worse your genitals, is a serious decision. Before you decide to have a body piercing, consider the risks of infection, allergic reactions, nerve damage, teeth damage, bleeding, and bacterial and viral infections.DANGERS OF BODY PIERCINGFashion has no boundaries. We will go to to all limits to keep up with the latest fashion. For the past 20 years, celebrities, singers, and sport stars, all have had some body piercing. Popular body parts are the: eyebrows, lips, tongue, nose, ear, and even genitalia. EAR P...
Source: Dr. Needles Medical Blogs - July 20, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Tags: DANGERS OF BODY PIERCING Source Type: blogs
Just say no to sunscreen nanophobia!
Once again we’re at a pivotal point in human development, where a novel technology might allow us to improve the lot of millions, perhaps billions of people across the globe and yet activists are invoking the precautionary principle and informing consumers of the possible dangers therein. As happened with vaccines, nuclear energy, genetically modified crops, stem cells and cloning, and the whole of the chemical and pharmaceuticals industry, they talk of known unknowns, unknown knowns, unknown unknowns and the need to avoid any risk at any price. The latest scare-mongering is in a similar vein and comes just as the No...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - July 20, 2010 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science nano nanophobia nanotechnology sunscreen Source Type: blogs
The Skin Disease Race is ON!
Do you have a skin disease? If you do, please join the race. CureTogether is excited to announce a new research project we’re collaborating on. Researchers Suephy Chen, Adam Sperduto, and Bob Swerlick at Emory University are doing a study to compare whether online recruiting methods can beat their traditional in-clinic recruiting methods. Basically, they want to see whether CureTogether or in-person methods can get more people to answer a skin disease survey. Here’s your chance to help show the power of online communities. “Please click here if you have been diagnosed with eczema/atopic dermatitis, seborr...
Source: The Collective Well - July 19, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Alexandra Carmichael Tags: Random Company News acne dermatitis eczema emory psoriasis research rosacea skin Source Type: blogs
I first saw mention of the “vampire facelift” almost two weeks ago as a news article listed in the July 9th issue of the Plastic Surgery SmartBrief: "Vampire face-lift" uses patient's platelets and fibrin in dermal filler. The article begins: Instead of a traditional facelift, patients are being offered another option to get rid of wrinkles. It's called Selphyl or the "vampire face-lift," and it uses a person's own blood to sculpt the face. Selphyl according to the companies website The patented SELPHYL® System enables the safe and rapid preparation of an activated Platelet-rich Fibrin M...
Source: Suture for a Living - July 19, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: nonsense Sephyl marketing face dermal fillers Source Type: blogs
How To Cure Itchy Scalp
Taya’s trouble…Dear Beauty Brains, I just read up on your article about smelly scalps and wanted to know if there are any causes or solutions to itchy scalps. My sister started developing an itchy scalp several months back and it would sometimes get so itchy she would have to shower twice a day and she would also itch her hair/head in her sleep! One time she was so desperate that she put socks on her hands to stop her from itching. The weather doesn’t seem to affect it and she doesn’t produce a lot of dandruff and her hair looks normal in every way just the itching. We have checked for lice and ther...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - July 19, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Left Brain Tags: Scalp care itchy scalp Source Type: blogs
The Medical Misinformation Of The Huffington Post
This article shows a misunderstanding of journalistic ethics, medical ethics, and medical science. It’s a disaster. And it’s no surprise that it’s in the Huffington Post. While this is a medicine story, my question relates to why an organization with a lot of great front-page news so frequently posts medical articles that are wrong and, sometimes, downright dangerous. Read the article first, then read Dr. Lipson’s analysis. Disclosure: I am an occasional contributor to Science Based Medicine but, like all contributors there, receive no compensation. *This blog post was originally published at Terra Sigillata*
Source: Better Health - July 18, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrDavidKroll Tags: Better Health Network Health Policy News Opinion Quackery Exposed Research Dangerous Dermatology Dr. Peter Lipson General Medicine Health Journalism Huffington Post HuffPo Inaccurate Medical Information Journalistic Ethics Me Source Type: blogs
The Asian Dermatologic Patient: Article Review
I ran across this article on Medscape (full reference below): The Asian Dermatologic Patient: Review of Common Pigmentary Disorders and Cutaneous Diseases. It is originally from the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. The vast majority of my patients are Caucasian and African American, but over the years there has been an increase in Asian and Latino. So when I see an article like this, I read it, even though it is not in depth as it adds to my knowledge. The Asian patient ….., photodamage in the form of pigmentary disorders is common. Melasma, freckles, and lentigines are the epidermal disorder...
Source: Suture for a Living - July 15, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: Asian article review skin Source Type: blogs
I have a lot to write and I don’t know where to start
I don’t know where the structure has gone in my life. I was enjoying the easy breezy fly by the seat of my pants me, but think I’m in need of a little more structure....mainly because I haven’t cooked in approximately 3 weeks, and I’ve eaten about 17 peanut butter and honey sandwiches during that time. This is how I knew I needed more organization and structure in my cooking...last night was kids night at Chick fil a and Jeb suggested we go there after the movie....and I DID NOT WANT TO GO. I didn’t want to go to Chick fil a. Oh the horror. I have eaten so many chicken nuggets and fries that I’ve worn out Chick...
Source: Deaf Village - July 14, 2010 Category: Other Conditions Authors: Our blog... Tags: Hearing Loss vm Source Type: blogs
Using Botox in Combination with Other Treatments
Recently I read and completed a nice CME article on Medscape (first reference below). It focused on the consensus panel’s (second reference, from first article and not read by me) recommendations. As Botox and Dysport are used more often, it is becoming more common for them to be used in combination with other treatments (ie Laser resurfacing, fillers, and surgery). It was nice to see a consensus regarding how to approach multimodal treatment with BoNTA. Treatment Recommendations Botox+ Injectable fillers BoNTA and injectable fillers can be administered the same day or separate days. However, ...
Source: Suture for a Living - July 14, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: BOTOX article review Source Type: blogs
A Skin Cancer-Detecting Camera?
Yanko, the design blog we highlight occasionally, shows us a device design by Antonia Haaf meant to automatically detect melanoma, called Black Skin Cancer. Details are vague, as they usually are with concept designs, but the device is meant to be placed over a suspected legion and “[analyze] 2D and 3D characteristics from melanocytic lesions with just one shot. Using a secret algorithm, the device recognizes critical lesions such as the nodular melanome.” While pretty, commenter Widepers on the site points out: “Frankly, a magnifying glass and the skin doctor’s email might do the trick just as well...
Source: Better Health - July 13, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Medgadget Tags: Better Health Network News Research 3D Camera Antonia Haaf Black Skin Cancer Dermatology Diagnostic Tool Medical Technology Melanocytic Lesions melanoma Nodular Melanome Oncology Skin Cancer-Detecting Yanko Source Type: blogs
Dr. Micki Ly assists at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Maui War Memorial Stadium.
She's assisted by her sons Charley and Mitchell.
Source: aloha-dermatology.com - July 12, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: bigwave Tags: Dermatology Dr. Ly in the News Maui News american cancer society cancer society relay for life Dr. Micki Ly Source Type: blogs
Skin cancer: not just for pasty-skinned folks
As a light-skinned, blue-eyed redhead I’ve been careful about sun exposure since childhood. When I started going bald in my early 20s I got even more serious about it. People laugh at my broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and long-sleeve Sun Precautions swimshirt, but most understand by looking at me that these are reasonable measures. Even with these measures I sometimes get more sun than I want. I wasn’t surprised to see Skin cancer is universal in today’s USA Today. The message: it’s not just people with my complexion who can get sub damage and raise their risk of skin cancer through overexposure. Man...
Source: Health Business Blog - July 12, 2010 Category: Health Managers Authors: David E. Williams of the Health business blog Tags: Patients Source Type: blogs
Webicina Toolbar Updated & available from Webicina itself!
For me it wasn't difficult to decide the work on a Toolbar for Webicina, which I believe to be -at this point- the best & most up to date Medical web 2.0 collection of resources, blogs and tools around for Medical Professionals and Empowered Patients. And together with PeRSSonalized Medicine -a free, easy-to-use aggregator of quality medical information that lets you select your favourite resources and read the latest news and articles about a medical specialty or a medical condition in one personalized place.- it perfectly merges into a very usefull tool to keep up for many people. Berci now added the...
Source: DigiCMB - July 11, 2010 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: Guus van den Brekel Source Type: blogs
Patient Stories About Hair Loss
The New York Times has a series called “Patient Voices” which gives insights from the patients with the disease, physical and emotional changes in their lives, and accommodations made. The most recent series is on patients with alopecia (hair loss). “The Voices of Alopecia” by Tara Parker-Pope (July 6, 2010): This week, Patient Voices explores alopecia, an autoimmune disease that leads to a few bald patches to the loss of every hair on a person’s body. To hear what it’s like to live with alopecia, listen to the Patient Voices audio slideshow that features adults, children and their parents who ...
Source: Better Health - July 10, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrRamonaBates Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips Patient Interviews True Stories Alopecia Autoimmune Disease Baldness Dermatology Dr. Maria Hordinsky Hair Follicles Hair Loss Karen Barrow Male-Pattern Baldness Patient Stories Patient Voices Source Type: blogs
Sunscreen Series Wrap-Up: What About Retinyl Palmitate?
We talked to three dermatologists about retinyl palmitate and sun exposure.
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - July 9, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Katherine Hobson Tags: Consumer health Source Type: blogs
Quick Shopping Tips to Choosing the Best Anti Aging Creams
Here’s a quick shopping guide that will help you find the best anti aging creams. Scientists have evaluated many of the products on the market. Some of them work as described. Others are mostly ineffective. It all depends on the formula. A formula from New Zealand called Functional Keratin has been shown to increase the skin’s firmness and elasticity by over 40% after 18 days of use. Of course the volunteers in the study had some serious sagging. But, what works well for people with the worst problems will work well for those of us that only have a few. Two European formulas have been evaluated for reducing b...
Source: Skin MD - July 9, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Anti Aging Antioxidants Skin Care Skin Care Ingredients Skin Care Products Skin Care Tips Skin MD Blog Anti Aging Creams Best Anti Aging Creams Coenzyme Q10 Complexion Elasticity Eye Circles Firmness Independent Studies Kerat Source Type: blogs
Sunscreen Questions, Part III: Expiration Dates, Melanoma, Vitamin D
More answers to your sunscreen questions from Richard Glogau, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - July 8, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Katherine Hobson Tags: Consumer health Source Type: blogs
How To Use Self-Tanners
Your doctor has told you not to use tanning beds anymore. Your skin is beginning to show more aging than your age should have. You have a family history of skin cancer and want to avoid it. Whatever your reason, you have decided to look at self-tanners as an alternative. I applaud that decision, but remember to use safe sun practices and/or sunscreens as self-tanners offer no protection to your skin from UVA or UVB rays. According to About.com:Chemistry, self-tanners have been around in some form since 1960: In 1960, Coppertone introduced its first sunless tanning product — QT® or Quick Tanning Lotion. This lotion...
Source: Better Health - July 8, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrRamonaBates Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips Research Aging Skin Bronzers Coppertone Dermatology DHA Dihydroxyacetone Erythrulose Exfoliate Green Pigment Premature Aging Preventive Medicine Raspberries Safe Sun Practices Self-Tanners Source Type: blogs
Alopecia: the Patient’s Viewpoint
The New York Times has a series called Patient Voices which gives insights from the patients with the disease, physical and emotional changes in their lives, and accommodations made. The most recent series is on patients with alopecia or hair loss. The Voices of Alopecia by Tara Parker-Pope (July 6, 2010) This week, Patient Voices explores alopecia, an autoimmune disease that leads to a few bald patches to the loss of every hair on a person’s body. To hear what it’s like to live with alopecia, listen to the Patient Voices audio slide show that features adults, children and their parents who are coping with the...
Source: Suture for a Living - July 8, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: hair patient voices alopecia Source Type: blogs
More Answers to Your Sunscreen Questions: Allergies, Peak Hours
More answers to your sunscreen questions from Dawn Davis, a dermatologist at Mayo Clinic.
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - July 7, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Katherine Hobson Tags: Cancer Consumer health Source Type: blogs
Are Peptides Important Ingredients?
Rhonda writes: I’m at the ripe age of 41 and struggling with acne, and the signs of aging. So I’m looking at products all over the skincare spectrum. One ingredient(s) that seems to be hot right now are peptides. I finally have learned about BHAs and AHAs and what they can do for my skin. Now I really need help with these peptides! There seem to be several variations depending on the product. Can you explain exactly what benefit peptides perform for you skin and if I should be looking for particular peptides to perform different functions? The Right Brain writes back: Peptides are the chemists’ shorthand ...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - July 7, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Anti-aging Ingredients Source Type: blogs
Medicare Oh Medicare
I've written before about the difficulties I'm having with Medicare because I simply wanted to change my address. Medicare has 221 downloadable forms, none of which are change-of-address forms. In order to do this, I needed to fill out a 27-page enrollment form. I did, but was rejected because I didn't also fill out a 5-page form giving Medicare access to deposit funds in my bank account. Oh, but I'm a non-participating provider--- Medicare pays the patient, not me. And, I work in a clinic where they bill Medicare for my work under my name, and I certainly don't want money that belongs to the clinic going to my bank accoun...
Source: Shrink Rap - July 6, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Answers to Some of Your Burning Sunscreen Questions
Answers to this first batch of questions are from Darrell Rigel, clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - July 6, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Katherine Hobson Tags: Consumer health Source Type: blogs
Dermatology Practice for Sale
by Chris Majdi (Posted Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:02 pm)Also selling a dermatology practice in Texas Dallas Fort Worth Metro. Gross collections of $2,000,000+ annually. This is a great opportunity to buy a dermatology practice with strong cash-flow in a great market. Contact a practice broker for further details: http://www.transitionconsultants.com/contact
Source: Med Student Guide - July 6, 2010 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
New Study: Shingles Vaccine Is Safe And Effective
Shingles (herpes zoster) is no fun. It usually begins with a couple of days of pain, then a painful rash breaks out and lasts a couple of weeks. The rash consists of blisters that eventually break open, crust over, and consolidate into an ugly plaque. It is localized to one side of the body and to a stripe of skin corresponding to the dermatomal distribution of a sensory nerve. Very rarely a shingles infection can lead to pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness, brain inflammation (encephalitis) or death. More commonly, patients develop postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in the area where the rash was. The overall incidence of PH...
Source: Better Health - July 6, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrHarrietHall Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips News Research CDC Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Chickenpox Family Medicine General Medicine Herpes Zoster Immunization Immunology Infectious Disease Internal Medicine NNT Number Source Type: blogs
TATTOOS ARE FOREVER
Today, with the addition of new inks, tattooing has certainly reached a new plateau. Everyone is seeking a tattoo with some personal style that creates some new and unique body art. Children are being groomed to have removable sticker tattoos. Teen-agers, who want to show their independence and have $100 in their pockets, get the real thing. Most don't realize that "Tattoos are forever".TATTOOS ARE FOREVERWith the hot summer, semi naked bodies are visible everywhere. It is amazing to see the number and locations of tattoos at the swimming pools. Tattoo...
Source: Dr. Needles Medical Blogs - July 4, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Tags: TATTOOS ARE FOREVER Source Type: blogs
Ranking prestige of medical diseases
by Jan Henderson, PhD Among medical specialties, some are more prestigious than others. You can generally tell which ones are more prestigious by how well they pay. Surgery and cardiology, for example, rank at the top of the prestige scale. Psychiatry and dermatology are near the bottom. One can also ask if some diseases are considered more prestigious than others, in the opinion of doctors. (...)Read the rest of Ranking prestige of medical diseases 2 comments | Tags: Primary care, Specialist | Category: Diagnosis and treatment
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 4, 2010 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Diagnosis and treatment Primary care Specialist newtag Source Type: blogs
Discussion with Dr L: I have a funny-looking spot on my forehead that a dermatologist will check out at the next visit. It's not melanoma, but she can't rule out some other skin cancer. I had heard someone in our support group say that her doctor told her to wear a medical bracelet saying "irradiated blood only." If I understood correctly, Dr L said that the risk is that a few white cells in the transfused blood could cause graft-versus-host disease, which the irradiation can prevent. I asked if Mayo Clinic makes it a practice to inform new patients of the existence of support groups. She said that was specific to the doct...
Source: Myeloma Hope - July 3, 2010 Category: Cancer Tags: CC-4047 neutrophils pomalidomide Source Type: blogs
Webicina is Featured
We’ve been working hard on Webicina.com in order to create a free, comprehensive guide and collection of quality medical social media resources and it’s a great pleasure and honor whenever we are featured by clinical groups, associations or papers. Here are two recent mentions: The American Society for Clinical Pathology featured our Pathology and Web 2.0 collection. The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology featured the Dermatology in Social Media package.
Source: ScienceRoll - July 2, 2010 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Dr. Bertalan Meskó Tags: Web 2.0 Webicina Source Type: blogs
Beauty Brains Blog Blast for Friday July 1
Here’s a quick run-down of blogs entries that we here at the Beauty Brains found interesting this week. Bella Sugar has an interesting look at the History of Lipstick. The Beauty Blogging Junkie gives her take on the new Wonder Woman makeover. I know Right Brain would get a kick out of this one. Viva Woman tells you the 5 things to know about your skin at night. Interesting. The Dermatology Blog tells you how sunscreens might be causing acne. Style Tips 101 tells you about Hairspray, backcomb, bump-its and other ways to get quick hair volume. Of course, the Beauty Brains give you the bottom line on whether Talc in co...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - July 1, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Mid Brain Tags: Beauty News Source Type: blogs
Ha! I was right all along
Isn't it nice when studies confirm what you were already doing? Here it is: 'Cancer Survivors are Urged to Exercise'. As I may have muttered about a few times, I go for a daily walk. I did go for my daily walk during treatment. I try not to skip a day but sometimes it happens. Currently I claim I walk six days a week - because I have missed a few days here and there due to work schedules and meetings. Anyway, I get out there and walk. I do it for flab prevention and destressing. It is also nice to go to the doctor and have them always say one good thing - 'your blood pressure is nice and low' - in the middle of cancer talk...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - July 1, 2010 Category: Cancer Tags: cancer risk daily walk Source Type: blogs
Summertime Acne Facts
With blonde hair and big blue eyes, she looked like a young Betty Draper from Mad Men. My patient, Julie, had been faithfully treating her acne for months. Just when it was starting to clear up (in time for her senior photos) — wham! – red dots cropped up over her forehead and cheeks. What went wrong? Summertime. July can be the cruelest month for acne. Acne on the chest and back (bacne) and big, red pimples on your face can make going to the beach an embarrassing experience. (more…) *This blog post was originally published at The Dermatology Blog*
Source: Better Health - June 30, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrJeffreyBenabio Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips Accutane Atralin Back Acne Bacne Benzoyl peroxide Dermatology Differin Oral Antibiotics Outer Layer Of Skin Phototoxic Rash Retin-A Retinoids Salicylic Acid Sensitive Skin Skin Cancer Preve Source Type: blogs
Addicted To Indoor Tanning?
According to the Archives of Dermatology, there are people who are addicted to indoor tanning. That journal reported on a study of 421 university students in the northeastern United States. Using self-reported questionnaires, they screened for alcoholism and substance use as well as anxiety and depression. They also had a questionnaire about addiction to indoor tanning. If you’re scratching your head (as I was), there’s a medically-accepted criteria known as CAGE (cut down, annoyed, guilty, eye-opener) that correlates with addiction, so they used this for “addiction” to indoor tanning also. They fo...
Source: Better Health - June 30, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrToniBrayer Tags: Better Health Network News Opinion Research Addicted To Indoor Tanning addiction Alcoholism Anxiety Archives of Dermatology CAGE Criteria Depression George Hamilton Syndrome Non-Tanners Psychiatry Psychological Disturbances P Source Type: blogs
Eye Test on Mobile
I’m a big fan of health-related mobile applications, so I was glad to read the recent Medgadget entry about a cheap eye test. If you click on this link, you will find dozens of similar apps but in dermatology or neurology. Researchers at MIT have developed a method of using a basic cell phone coupled with a cheap and simple plastic device clipped onto the screen to estimate refractive errors and focal range of eyes. Because of its simplicity and the fact that soon just about everyone will have access to a mobile phone, eye exams may become available to the whole world at little to no cost.
Source: ScienceRoll - June 30, 2010 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Dr. Bertalan Meskó Tags: Health Health 2.0 Medicine Medicine 2.0 Mobile Video Source Type: blogs
The roundup of twittered updates for 2010-06-28
SREB, a GATA TF directs disparate fates in B. dermatitidis including morphogenesis & siderophore biosynthesis http://bit.ly/bRwQcw # All mold is not alike: the importance of intraspecific diversity in necrotrophic plant pathogens. http://bit.ly/czYxQL # N-acetylglucosamine induces white to opaque switching, a mating prerequisite in Candida albicans. http://bit.ly/bWk05U # Genomic analysis of two-component signal transduction proteins in basidiomycetes. http://bit.ly/9aYYEu # Chitinase genes revealed & compared, DNA extracts & a metagenomic library from a phytopathogen-suppressive soil. http://bit.ly/cmkHaz # Ro...
Source: Fungal Genomes and Comparative Genomics - June 28, 2010 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Jason Stajich Tags: fungi links twitter Source Type: blogs
Natural Acne Skin Care from Diet to Cleansers
This article addresses the benefits of certain compounds found in deep cleansing masks and nourishing moisturizers. You might not think that you need a moisturizer, but your dermatologist would likely disagree with you. Benzoyl peroxide and other ointments used to “dry up” pimples also dry up the skin’s outer layers. When the outer layers are dry, they are more easily damaged and irritated. The irritation is a sign of underlying inflammation, which is one of the causes of pimples in the first place. Even if all that you use is a gentle daily cleanser, you should use a good moisturizer after you clean your face....
Source: Skin MD - June 28, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Acne Dermatology Natural Skin Care Skin Care Products Skin Care Routine Skin Care Tips Skin MD Blog Skin Science Skin Treatments Acne Diet Acne Skin Care Benzoyl Peroxide Causes Of Pimples Contact Dermatitis Dermatologist Die Source Type: blogs
Natural Skin Care Tips and the Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic provides the following natural skin care tips for avoiding wrinkles and other signs of aging. Protect your skin from the sun. Use moisturizers and don’t smoke. They also provide one that is not so natural. They suggest that you choose skincare products with “built-in” sunscreen. I don’t agree with that recommendation. I have nothing against the Mayo Clinic. They provide a great deal of helpful information. But, there are many problems with their sunscreen advice. Many researchers agree that the benefit of including sunscreens in most skincare products is questionable. The combination o...
Source: Skin MD - June 26, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Anti Aging Antioxidants Natural Skin Care Skin Care Products Skin Care Tips Sun Damage Antioxidant Status Arms And Legs Blood Levels Different Products Free Radicals Heart Disease Low Blood Mayo Clinic Moisturizers Potent Ant Source Type: blogs
Is Sunburn More Likely On The Beach Or In The Mountains?
While vacationing in Idaho and Montana last week (blissfully off the grid), I experienced something beautiful: altitude. At 6,260 feet Stanley, Idaho is a mile higher than my home in San Diego. The skies there were a brilliant blue. There was daylight well after 10PM. The mornings were a chilly 35 degrees. And I got sunburned. How can this be? Montana is over 1,000 miles north of San Diego. Shouldn’t the sun be stronger down here? (more…) *This blog post was originally published at The Dermatology Blog*
Source: Better Health - June 26, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrJeffreyBenabio Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips True Stories beach Dermatology DermDoc Dr. Jeff Benabio Equator High Altitude Limiting Sun Exposure Mirrored Lake Mountains Outdoor Medicine Skin Cancer Prevention Sun's Intensity Sun's Rays Source Type: blogs
All Natural Skin Care Products with Wakame
A major ingredient in the all natural skin care products on the market is grape seed oil. It is valuable as a moisturizer and a shaving lubricant. It is healing and soothing when used on bags under the eyes. The antioxidants it contains can help prevent free radical damage, one of the primary causes of wrinkles. But, grape seed oil is not the only natural ingredient that works. Recent research has focused on proactively preventing the aging of the skin. The grounds for the focused research is obvious. Billions of customers are interested in anti-aging solutions. Antioxidants are some of the most important in...
Source: Skin MD - June 24, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Anti Aging Dermatology Natural Skin Care Skin Care Products Skin Care Recipes Skin MD Blog Sun Damage All Natural Skin Care Products Artificial Chemicals Bags Under The Eyes Best Moisturizer Causes Of Wrinkles Free Radical Damage Source Type: blogs
Why Are AHAs So Expensive?
Christina’s costly question…Why are alpha hydroxy products so expensive? I find that the active ingredients are usually grapefruit extracts or other acidic fruits. Why can’t I just rub a grapefruit or lemon on my face and save the $59? The Right Brain’s Reply: Rubbing citrus fruits on your face won’t work very well because they don’t necessarily contain the right kinds of Alpha hydroxy acids AND they don’t contain enough of them. On the other hand, AHA creams are specially formulated with high levels of acids so they are more effective exfolliants. While those products might contai...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - June 24, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Questions AHA Source Type: blogs
Recall Roundup: June 24, 2010
Here is today's list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals and allergy alerts. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please click here or submit your request using the sidebar link. Please include "subscribe eFoodAlert" in the subject line.United StatesFood Safety Recall: Lancaster Foods, LLC (Jessup, MD) recalls Krisp-Pak Ready to Eat Hydro-Cooled Fresh Spinach after the North Carolina Department of Agricult...
Source: eFoodAlert.com - June 23, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: Phyllis Entis Source Type: blogs
Are Doctors Really Boycotting Medicare?
As Congress once again wrestles with “the doctor fix”—yet another postponement of the 21% cut in Medicare reimbursement that went into effect this month—the media has been swirling with stories warning of a mass exodus of doctors out of the federal program. The reason: In 2008 Medicare paid doctors 78% of what they get from private insurers; with the 21% cut they fear that their income will drop even lower.The reports hit their peak late last week—USA Today wrote that “[t]he number of doctors refusing new Medicare patients because of low government payment rates is setting a new high,” while the American Medi...
Source: Health Beat - June 23, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Naomi Freundlich Source Type: blogs
Can an Anti Aging Diet Really Reverse Wrinkles?
Can an anti aging diet reverse wrinkles? At least one dermatologist seems to think so. It might work for some people. It really depends on what they were eating before. Trying to eat right is well worth your while. It’s not just about how you look. It’s also about developing the so-called age-related diseases. The latest research indicates that many of those diseases are preventable if people eat right and have a healthy lifestyle. Advice about eating right has changed over the years and continues to do so. There are the high protein diets, the high carb diets, the low fat diets and others. The proponen...
Source: Skin MD - June 23, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Anti Wrinkle Antioxidants Natural Skin Care Skin Care Routine Skin MD Blog Skin Problems Skin Science Skin Treatments Anti Aging Diet Blood Sugar Levels Cancer Causing Chemicals Dermatologist Detrimental Effect Excessive Alcohol Source Type: blogs
10 Herbal remedies, cohosh or tosh?
Is there any significant evidence that any of the following herbal remedies actually work in treating the conditions with which they’re associated? Aloe vera for treating minor burns, including sunburn – 2009 review concludes: “some promising results with the use of aloe vera for diverse dermatologic conditions, clinical effectiveness of oral and topical aloe vera is not sufficiently and meticulously explored as yet.” Black cohosh for reducing menopause symptoms – UK NHS clinical knowledge database states: “There is no good evidence that phytoestrogens, black cohosh, evening primrose oil...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - June 23, 2010 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science aloe vera black cohosh feverfew flaxseed gingko biloba herbal remedies Source Type: blogs
Debra Gordon, A Medical Writer’s Musings, is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds. It’s the “customer service in healthcare” edition. You can read this week’s edition here. I want to start this week's Grand Rounds' blog with my own blog post. I asked for postings on customer service and I have one to share. My 17-year-old son has been having some issues with depression and social anxiety. We got him in to see a therapist and his family practitioner prescribed a low dose of Prozac, both of which seemed to be helping until he hit a crisis when his girlfriend broke up with him. He literally fell apart and scare...
Source: Suture for a Living - June 22, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: Zippy messenger bag grand rounds shout outs Source Type: blogs
IM making more then a Surgeon?
by IMNOTDRPHIL (Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:17 pm)CaribMD wrote: LOL this was a lecture by an Attending Surgeon at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore MD. I did not come up with this or make it up.The reimbursement for surgeries is decreasing not increasing, in some cases the fee paid has decreased by as much as 70%!!!!!! You truly cannot go by what was paid even as late as last year. ICD-9 and CPT codes are only that, codes they have nothing to do with how much is paid, they identify what you did.A ventral Hernia is billed for, it includes the office visits for F/U after wards ( you will not be paid for F/U then) then if yo...
Source: Med Student Guide - June 22, 2010 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs