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Dermatologists Relocate To The Sunniest Parts Of The U.S.
Dermatologists spend their days telling patients to avoid the sun and their careers striving to practice in it. They’re leaving the Midwest and mountain states to practice in the southern and western U.S. To evaluate the migration patterns of dermatologists from residency to clinical practice, researchers reviewed data from the American Academy of Dermatology’s membership database. They looked at 7,067 dermatology residents who completed training before 2005 and were actively practicing in 2009. Results appeared at the September issue of the Archives of Dermatology. Most graduates from Middle Atlantic and Pacif...
Source: Better Health - October 3, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: RyanDuBosar Tags: Research American Academy of Dermatology Archives of Dermatology Hot Weather Location Maldistribution Medical Education Migration Physician Shortage Relocate Skin Care South Sun West Work-Life Balance Source Type: blogs
Vitamin H – Biotin
Vitamin H, more commonly known as biotin (the H represents "Haar und Haut”, German words for “hair and skin”) or vitamin B7, is part of the B complex group of vitamins. Biotin is necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. It also plays a role in the citric acid cycle. Biotin can improve blood sugar control and help lower fasting blood glucose levels in persons with diabetes.Biotin deficiency is rare because, in general, bacteria in the large intestine produce biotin in excess of the body's daily requirements. Deficiency can be caused by the consumption of raw...
Source: Psych Scamp - September 30, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Tags: vitamins nutrition Source Type: blogs
MELAFIND Lesion Imaging Technology Wins FDA Pre-Market Approval
MELA Sciences announced that the FDA has finally issued an approval letter for the MelaFind Pre-Market Approval application. The device is a non-invasive and objective multi-spectral computer vision system intended for use on clinically atypical pigmented skin lesions with one or more characteristics consistent with melanoma. Using a series of algorithms the system attempts to identify and classify the lesion. The device is to be used by appropriately trained physicians to help facilitate early detection of melanoma. MelaFind recently received European CE Marking earlier this month. The company plans to work clos...
Source: Medgadget - September 26, 2011 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Ronney Shantouf Tags: Dermatology Source Type: blogs
Emergency Department Complaints
Recent patient complaints requiring emergency department evaluation: 1. “Belly button problem”. White and blue stuff keeps growing in belly button and thinks that there may be fungal infection there. Brought some in a plastic bag for analysis. Diagnosis: Umbilical Lint 2. Ambulance transport for rectal itching. The patient was having difficulty reaching his bottom to wipe himself due to his size. Diagnosis: Buttock Dermatitis Another reader looked at patients’ presenting complaints during a shift. 12 patients had cramps/back pain 5 were well-appearing febrile children About 10 other patients had issues th...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - September 22, 2011 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Patient Encounters Source Type: blogs
Reconstruction of the Burned Hand – an article review
This article is worth your time to read and reread. REFERENCE Reconstruction of the Burned Hand; Kreymerman, Peter A.; Andres, Lewis A.; Lucas, Heather D.; Silverman, Anna L.; Smith, Anthony A.; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 127(2):752-759, February 2011; doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181fed7c1
Source: Suture for a Living - September 21, 2011 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: burns hand article review Source Type: blogs
How dangerous is a Brazilian blow?
I did a double take when I saw the most recent offer to land in my inbox: “a $20 Brazilian Blow Dry”. I quickly realised it was a hair treatment wholly unrelated to waxing or any kind of sexual activity, but my being less than cranially hirsute, I’ve not taken much interest in such matters as straightening. Apparently, this trendy Brazilian hair straightening treatment tames curls and frizz in just a couple of hours, lasts months, and is very popular with various celebs and increasingly a public hoping to emulate their idols. However, in August, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) apparently sent a ...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - September 19, 2011 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science blowout brazilian dry formaldehyde formalin hair straightening Source Type: blogs
How Information Therapy can synergize conventional and alternative medicine
Mrs Sharma’s house help, Anita, was afflicted with eczema, and needed money for treatment. Her employer willingly gave her the money, thinking Anita would opt for conventional treatment. However, she instead went to a ‘famous doctor’ in her locality. This ‘doctor’ did not have training in medicine, but he did have a clinic. The only information below his name was ‘Ayurvedic doctor’. Unfortunately for Anita, he was a quack, with no real training in Ayurveda. His spurious drugs exacerbated the eczema condition, making it worse than before. After learning about Anita’s bitter experience, Mrs Sharma, also a bel...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - September 16, 2011 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Tags: Therapy Medicine Health United States Sharma Practitioners Alternative medicine Source Type: blogs
Does longer physician training merit more pay?
One of the main considerations in physician pay under CMS’ relative value system is the training required to complete a task. This is generally thought to be well understood but is, in fact. a quagmire of controversy.Take for example the specialty of family medicine compared with dermatology, anesthesiology, or ophthalmology. Family physicians make between 1/2 and 1/3 of what these other specialties make, so one would think that there is a huge training difference. The truth is that each of the four require 16 years before medical school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 years of residency. The 3 highly paid fields req...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 14, 2011 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Physician Primary care Specialist newtag Source Type: blogs
Can Your Smartphone Cure Acne?
Did you hear about the new smartphone app that can cure acne? Acne apps That might sound like the beginning of a joke but it wasn’t funny to the US Federal Trade Commission. They’ve ruled that two Android and iPhone apps that claim to cure blemishes have been sold without proof that they work as advertised. This recent news story came to our attention from Consumer Reports who reported that the apps allegedly worked by emitting colored lights emitted from mobile device screens. All you have to do is hold your phone next to your face for a few minutes each day and *poof* your zits are gone. Not! Skipped the s...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - September 13, 2011 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Beauty Myth Busting Questions Source Type: blogs
When not to use a physician recruiter
As a physician recruiter of prominence, a number of times during any given week I get a fair number of calls from physicians in training who, honestly, should not be calling me whatsoever and I am very frank in telling them this. The call normally starts something like this:“Hi Bo, my name is Dr. Doe. I am finishing up my dermatology residency and I want to be there in Austin.”“Ok, Dr. Doe, are you flexible on location at all?”“No, I am only going to consider Austin.”Read the rest of When not to use a physician recruiter on KevinMD.com.Category: Physician | Tags: Primary care, Specialist | No comment
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 11, 2011 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Physician Primary care Specialist newtag Source Type: blogs
Does Photodynamic Therapy Lotion Really Work?
Aussiemomma asks…What do you think of the new creams (i.e. DermaDoctor Photodynamic Therapy, Serious Skin Care Light Fraxion Light Therapy in a Bottle) that supposedly mimic red light therapy? Do they really work? Are they just gimmicks? The Right Brain responds: I have to admit, Aussiemomma, that we’re really skeptical on the idea of a lotion that delivers the same benefits as a light therapy treatment. To begin, let’s look what DERMAdoctor says about their product.: DERMAdoctor Photodynamic Therapy Imagine a new reality in skin rejuvenation where skin can experience continuous exposure to anti-aging ...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - September 11, 2011 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Beauty Myth Busting Questions Source Type: blogs
Passport to Fun Gives Tips to Kids on Staying Safe This Summer
PassportToFun, a leading entertainment membership discount by Adaptive Marketing LLC, says, "Stay Safe this Summer!"Norwalk, Conn. (PRWEB) May 15, 2008Passport to Fun (http://www. passporttofun-program. com/) (SM), a premier recreation and entertainment savings program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC (http://www. adaptivemarketing. com/ap9/passport-to-fun. asp), knows that summer is just around the corner. And that surely means plenty of outdoor fun for kids. Still, all that open-air activity can translate into exposure to dangerously hot temperatures, water safety hazards -- even trouble from pesky insects and other an...
Source: Not Mercury - September 10, 2011 Category: Autism Tags: travel Source Type: blogs
Injectables For Wrinkle Repair
Today’s guest post was written by Leah Seward, a Biomedical Engineer for ISIS Biopolymers. Injectable treatments are an increasingly popular way to repair wrinkles in an effort to hold onto younger-looking skin for a little while longer. But are these injectable wrinkle treatments the right solution for everyone? If you are considering injectables, should you take the plunge? What are injectable wrinkle treatments? Injectables consist of various substances that are injected into the skin and soft tissue at varying depths in order to give the face a rejuvenated look. There are many kinds of injectables, but you have ...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - September 9, 2011 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Beauty Products That Really Work Questions Source Type: blogs
FTC: Smartphone apps do not cure acne
Cure acne from your smart phone? No, there really isn't an app for that. But the Federal Trade Commission says two marketers have clouded the issue and misled consumers into believing otherwise. Today, the FTC announced it has reached tentative settlements with DermaApps and Acne Pwner, companies charged with marketing smart phone apps with unsubstantiated acne-fighting properties. The federal regulators alleged that both apps, the 99-cent AcnePwner and the $1.99 AcneApp, falsely promised to treat facial acne by simply controlling colored lights from smart phone display screens. The FTC stated that the marketers of AcneA...
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - September 8, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Consumer Reports News Tags: Beauty & personal care Electronics Health News Healthy living Mobile Phones Money Shopping Source Type: blogs
Beauty Challenges and Changes During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can bring a whole host of beauty challenges from acne, to eczema and to mask of pregnancy to name a few. Solutions range from a visit to the dermatologist to over the counter products. Most importantly, though, is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet. You can read more here to see other solutions many of the challenges we face when we are pregnant. Remember that when you are trying to become pregnant be aware of your environment and eating habits. Planning ahead can be an asset when it comes to a healthy pregnancy. Planning ahead may also incl...
Source: Cord Blood News - September 8, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Joyce Tags: babies Cord Blood medical research parents pregnancy stem cells acne during pregnancy affordable cord blood banking beauty challenges during pregnancy eczema during pregnancy hair during pregnancy mask of pregnancy nails during pre Source Type: blogs
MelaFind Lesion Imaging Device Receives CE Marking
MELA Sciences, Inc., a developer of technological solutions for melanoma detection, has received CE Marking for the MelaFind lesion imaging system. The device was covered on Medgadget some time ago and is a non invasive imaging tool designed to assist dermatologists in the detection of early melanoma. The MelaFind system comprises a hand-held detector and a series of image processing algorithms to identify and classify the lesion using the company’s proprietary database of pigmented skin lesions. From the company website: The MelaFind hand-held imager, used to capture lesion images, is made up of: An illuminator tha...
Source: Medgadget - September 8, 2011 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gavin Corley Tags: Dermatology Source Type: blogs
Minimal Reporting Guidelines for the Treatment of Cancer Patients
Minimal Reporting Guidelines for the Treatment of Cancer Patients As laboratory physicians, our contribution to patient care is knowledge: this is the starting point from which all informed therapeutic intervention proceeds. How that knowledge is obtained and communicated is the art and science of our profession. These minimal diagnostic guidelines are designed to be used as an aid, not a constraint, in that process. The guidelines are presented in a specific format out of necessity, but any format that effectively communicates the necessary information in a given...
Source: Oncopathology - September 5, 2011 Category: Pathologists Source Type: blogs
I used to like roller coasters. In fact once I went on a roller coaster vacation where we rode 21 roller coasters in three parks in one week. But the cancer/health roller coaster is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination. This week I have been riding up and down the health roller coaster. First I feel that I am turning into a hypochondriac with all these doctor appointments. However I feel I have real health issues (but I'm sure all hypochondriacs think the same thing). Monday I went to the back pain doctor and found that I am back to square one with back pain and have to go through the whole sequence of trea...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - September 3, 2011 Category: Cancer Tags: health doctor appointments Source Type: blogs
Stanford Researchers Find A New Method For Reattaching Blood Vessels
Gluing blood vessels together, just like gluing a cut garden hose together, does not seem like a great idea at first, but Stanford researchers just might have figured out how to do this safely and effectively. Over the past century and still currently used today is to hand-sew the cut ends of the blood vessel together using stitches. This method of reattaching blood vessels is time-consuming and tedious, especially when the blood vessels are tiny. In this new glue method which is FIVE times faster, a special substance is (more…) *This blog post was originally published at Fauquier ENT Blog*
Source: Better Health - September 3, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: ChristopherChangMD Tags: Research Biodegradable Liquid Blood Blood Vessels Dermabond Glue Halogen Lamp Hand-sew Microvascular Surgery Poloxamer Stanford Stitches Time-consuming Source Type: blogs
The Problem With Dermal Fillers
From Forbes: But today, a range of dermal fillers can be injected into those crow’s feet, marionette lines, thinning lips and furrows between the brows, taking years off the face–and all can be done during your lunch hour, with no invasive surgery and little recovery time. Source: forbes.com/2009/05/26/dermal-filler-cosmetic-forbes-woman-well-being-facelift.html I love how the press tends to make it seem like Dermal Fillers are the solution for which we have all been waiting. They make it an issue of just “choosing the right one.” The issue here is that dermal fillers (more…) *This blog post was ori...
Source: Better Health - September 3, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: John Di Saia, M.D. Tags: Opinion Collagen Injections Cosmetic Surgery crow's feet Dermal Fillers Face Lift Forbes hyaluronic acid Marionette Lines Non-surgical Plastic Surgery Prevelle Problem Safety Thinning Lips Source Type: blogs
Widely used acne treatments lack evidence, says new study
Most teenagers experience at least some degree of acne, and the problem sometime extends into adulthood. When it’s severe (or even when it’s not) it can lead to low self-esteem, depression, and diminished quality of life. Yet despite the scads of prescription and over-the-counter treatments marketed for acne, very little is known about their comparative effectiveness—that is, which of them works best, and for whom, according to a review published today in the journal Lancet. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and other institutions undertook a comprehensive review of the s...
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - August 29, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Consumer Reports News Tags: Beauty & personal care Child teen Conditions treatments Health News Source Type: blogs
Researchers Develop Method of Joining Blood Vessels Without Sutures
For 100 years, the process of vascular anastomosis has largely been the same. Surgeons take a needle and thread and delicately suture together the walls of the blood vessel. Though literally sewing together blood vessels is a widely utilized surgical procedure, it isn’t without its issues. Intimal hyperplasia, a cell response to the trauma of the needle and thread, causes blood vessels to narrow which increases the risk of a blood clot or localized turbulence. Sutures may trigger an immune response that causes dangerous inflammation. Moreover, suturing becomes extremely challenging on blood vessels that are less than...
Source: Medgadget - August 29, 2011 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Scott Jung Tags: Cardiac Surgery Neurological Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs
Groupon's model may be both bad business and illegle for cosmetic medical services
The use of social media services like Facebook and Twitter to promote your medical practice on the web has become common in recent years. For today's potential patients, if you don't have a web footprint then you might as well be invisible. A new wrinkle on this has been causing some concern that it might be both illegal and unethical when applied to medical services like laser hair removal, BOTOX injections, and other goods and services.Services like Groupon offer heavily discounted goods and services to people who buy the "deal of the day" through Groupon. They then collect the money and keep a large percentage of the fe...
Source: Plastic Surgery 101 - August 27, 2011 Category: Plastic Surgeons Authors: Dr. Rob Oliver Jr. Source Type: blogs
One of those days
This is one of those days. I can tell already. I woke up at 335am and couldn't get back to sleep. My husband did. The cat did. I didn't. I finally got up around 5 and am tired but can't sleep. But I did run the dishwasher and clean the kitchen. I am not blogging about the impending visit by Irene. It is being over-hyped by the media and there are plenty of other people talking about death and destruction as a result. I am not blogging about the fact that my tennis elbow seems to have returned and is very aggravating as a result. I will see how it goes but may need to go back to PT. Grrr... I am not blogging about the f...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - August 27, 2011 Category: Cancer Tags: tired aggravation rash politics lymphedema Source Type: blogs
Persistent Sexual Side Effects Related to Finasteride (Popecia) Use for Male Hair Loss
This study included 71 otherwise healthy men aged 21–46 years who reported new onset of sexual side effects associated with the temporal use of finasteride, and in which the symptoms persisted for 3 months despite the discontinuation of finasteride. Patients reported the following new-onset persistent sexual dysfunction associated with the use of finasteride: - 94% developed low libido - 92% developed erectile dysfunction - 92% developed decreased arousal - 69% developed problems with orgasm The mean duration of finasteride use was 28 months and the mean duration of persistent sexual side effects was 40 months from th...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - August 26, 2011 Category: Professors and Educators Tags: Urology Dermatology Source Type: blogs
Taking On The "Epidemic" of Health Care Fraud
When it comes to reducing health care spending, everyone agrees that ferreting out the fraud and abuse in the system is absolutely imperative. But despite this urgency, because fraud pervades almost every facet of our health care system, routing it out will be a formidable task. Will an injection of funding, new anti-fraud initiatives coming from the Affordable Care Act, and a fundamental change in the way the government pays for certain services allow us to finally make a dent in health care fraud?First of all, getting a fix on the total cost to taxpayers from health care fraud is like guessing how many jellybeans are in ...
Source: Health Beat - August 25, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Naomi Freundlich Source Type: blogs
Welcome to the Human Condition
Sometimes life comes at us with such force, surprise and ruthlessness, it stuns us. I don’t have any more answers than you do but I do have it whacking me in the face or elsewhere, every day of my life. I know if you’re reading this, you do, also. This week has been a good example of that as so much is going on in our little world as well as the impending danger for millions of Americans facing a hurricane in the east. Let me use yesterday as an example. Jim, my dear man, who had just returned from a trip to California on family business had missed his flight because the hotel did not give him the wake-up call...
Source: Life with Chronic Pain - August 25, 2011 Category: Other Conditions Authors: admin Tags: Chronic pain Chronic pain community Chronic pain lifestyle Pain treatment happiness natural disaster daily pain management Fall family pain and travel Source Type: blogs
Management of Hirsutism (Excess Hair)
Hirsutism is a source of significant anxiety in women. While polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or other endocrine conditions are responsible for excess androgen in many patients, other patients have normal menses and normal androgen levels (“idiopathic” hirsutism). The finding of polycystic ovaries on ultrasound is not required for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Gonadotropin-dependent ovarian hyperandrogenism is believed to cause PCOS. However, mild adrenocorticotropic-dependent adrenal hyperandrogenism also is a feature in many cases. Even women with mild hirsutism can have elevated androgen...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - August 23, 2011 Category: Professors and Educators Tags: Dermatology Source Type: blogs
A 76 year-old man presents with a florid spreading violaceous rash over most of his body...what is your differential diagnosis?
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 21, 2011 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Daman Langguth Tags: Dermatology Education Featured Health Immunology Medical Specialty Clinical Case palpable purpura Source Type: blogs
Could Your Swimming Pool Give You A Rash?
Allergic to Swimming? We’re in the dog days of August and summer continues to hold on. What better way is there to relax than in your nice, cool pool? Unless you’re allergic to it, of course. I had a patient this summer who developed an itchy rash all over. He thought it might be due to his pool, but insisted that he kept it immaculately clean. Ironically, that might have been the trouble. Some people are allergic to (more…) *This blog post was originally published at The Dermatology Blog*
Source: Better Health - August 18, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Jeffrey Benabio, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Allergy Chemical Dermatology itch Oxidizing Agent Pool Potassium Peroxymonosulfate PPMS Rash Shocking Agents Skin Swimming Pool Topical Steroids Source Type: blogs
Ultraviolet-B and Vitamin D Reduce Risk of Dental Caries
Source: Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center Newswise — Large geographical variations in dental health and tooth loss among U.S. adolescents and young adults have been reported since the mid-1800s. The first study finding a north-south gradient in dental caries was a report of men rejected from the draft for the Civil War for lost teeth, from 8 per 1000 men in Kentucky to 25 in New England.Studies by Clarence Mills and Bion East in the 1930s first linked the geographical variation in prevalence to sunlight exposure. They used data for adolescent males aged between 12 and 14 years from a cros...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 16, 2011 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs
Basal Cell Carcinoma - Mayo Clinic Video
Jerry Brewer, M.D., Mayo Clinic dermatologist, describes the common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - August 16, 2011 Category: Professors and Educators Tags: Mayo Clinic Video Dermatology Source Type: blogs
Psoria-Light Phototherapy Device Uses Deep UV LED to Target Skin Conditions
UV photo-therapy specialist Psoria-Shield Inc. has launched its Psoria-Light™ system in the United States, which can be used to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo. The patent-pending device relies on deep ultra-violet light emitting diode (UV LED) technology originally developed for photoelectron-generation applications for space agencies and the U.S. military. The device can emit either UVA or narrow-band UVB light making it versatile enough to be used for a variety of phototherapy treatment options. The system is now available for dermatologists and other qualified healthcare providers. ...
Source: Medgadget - August 15, 2011 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Brian Klein Tags: Dermatology Source Type: blogs
Management of Latex Allergic Surgical Patient
In conclusion, we believe that a sensible balance requires a mix of latex and synthetic gloves. REFERENCES Recognition and Management of the Latex-Allergic Patient in the Ambulatory Plastic Surgical Suite; Deborah Accetta and Kevin J. Kelly; Aesthetic Surgery Journal July 2011 31: 560-565, first published on June 1, 2011 doi:10.1177/1090820X11411580 Latex Medical Gloves: Time for a Reappraisal; Palosuo T, Antoniadou I, Gottrup F, Phillips P; Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2011;156:234-246 (DOI: 10.1159/000323892)
Source: Suture for a Living - August 15, 2011 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: surgery Patient Safety article review medicine Source Type: blogs
Should You Panic If It's Not Organic?
Photo: Ken McCown It's not like you hit the grocery store thinking: mmm, what kind of yummy pesticides do I want on my produce today? If you're like me, you might actually prefer to fill your cart with wholesome, natural, organic fruits and vegetables. You want those fruits and veggies to be ripe, unwilted, locally grown, in-season, not full of bugs and worms, untainted by salmonella or e coli, and reasonably priced. Oh, and you'd like Alice Waters or Jamie Oliver to stop by your house and cook it all up for you, while you have a cocktail or two with your bff's Rachel Maddow, Ricky Gervais, Ellen Degeneris, John Stewart, E...
Source: Cranky Fitness - August 14, 2011 Category: Eating Disorders Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs
Free Online 360 Panoramic Photos Software, Fullscreen HTML5 and Flash Viewer – Dermandar. Filed under: Link
Source: white pebble - August 14, 2011 Category: Cancer Authors: Patti Tags: Link Source Type: blogs
Howard as Hilly Holbrook in "The Help" has herpes
Why is Howard's Hilly so mean? Is it because she gets cold sores? Otherwise knows as herpes? In "The Help," Bryce Dallas Howard plays Hilly Holbrook, this summer's most vindictive villain since Lord Voldemort. As a young socialite in 1960's Jackson Mississippi threatened by the changes coming with the African American civil rights movement, Hilly is not above capriciously firing, slandering and falsely accusing maids that get in her way. She is punished, not just in the for...
Source: Skinema, dermatology in the media blog - August 13, 2011 Category: Dermatologists Authors: vail reese Tags: Film Source Type: blogs
Kim Kardashian's rash: Psoriasis
Kim's reality (show) is rocked by skin spots. What could they be? Winner of the midyear Skinnies Award, "Reality TV's Most Real Moment" goes to Kim Kardashian, blind-sided by her diagnosis of psoriasis during an episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." Mystified by an itchy eruption on her trunk and legs, she is told by her sister it might be "ringworm." Kim is itching for an answer. ...
Source: Skinema, dermatology in the media blog - August 13, 2011 Category: Dermatologists Authors: vail reese Tags: Television Source Type: blogs
Robot skin captures super detailed 3D surface images
Engadget posted an announcement under this title in which they present a technology that could be more than useful in dermatology, forensic medicine or education: Researchers at MIT have taken the idea one (or two) steps further with “GelSight,” a hunk of synthetic rubber that creates a detailed computer visualized image of whatever surface you press it against. It works as such: push the reflective side of the gummy against an object (they chose a chicken feather and a $20 bill) and the camera on the other end will capture a 3-D image of the microscopic surface structure.
Source: ScienceRoll - August 11, 2011 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Dr. Bertalan Meskó Tags: Technology Video Source Type: blogs
What Beauty Treatment Would You NOT Do?
Here’s an “oldy but a goody” thread from the Beauty Brains Forum that continues to get responses: Which beauty treatment would you NEVER get. Read on to find out what the Beauty Brains community (a very beauty science savvy bunch, I might add) had to say on the subject. Tanning I would never, ever tan. I used to tan a lot when I was little (8 or 9 years old) because my parents were tanning junkies then, and everyone thought it was cute. But now, my parents have horrible skin. I won’t do spray tanning either–I’ve just seen too many orange people to want to look like that. MoxieHart I als...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - August 10, 2011 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs
The incurable ailment
Yes there is more than one incurable ailment. Cancer has no cure, but neither does optimism. I try to be optimistic. Really, (stop snickering at me) I am an optimist. I admit when diagnosed with cancer it slipped for a time. But a therapist and a support group and taking some time to cope has returned me to my optimistic state. (My friends who are reading this should stop snickering, saying 'yeah, right' and pay attention here.) Last week while on a road trip/vacation with my husband he was muttering about the economy once again, convinced that we are going to financial hell in a hand basket. I informed him that he was a ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - August 9, 2011 Category: Cancer Tags: optimism health Source Type: blogs
The AMA wants this YouTube video to go viral. Will you help?
The American Medical Association (AMA) wants to communicate to Congress that now is the time to repeal Medicare's flawed SGR (Sustainable Growth Rate) formula. They're hoping to get this YouTube video to go viral. Will you help? This video is sponsored by the following organizations: American Medical Association American Academy of Dermatology Association American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Ophthalmology American College of Cardiology American College of Physicians American College of Surgeons American Osteopathic Association American Psychiatric Association American Society of Cataract and Refrac...
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - August 8, 2011 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
How To Soothe That Itchy Sunburn
Have you ever had a sunburn? First it hurts. Then it itches. And itches. And itches. Why is that? Sunburn is caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage to your skin. Too much UV damages your skin cell’s DNA, and your immune system responds by killing off the bad cells. Because UV radiation doesn’t penetrate (unlike X-rays for example), it damages only the surface layer of your skin. This outermost layer happens to be loaded with special nerve fibers called C-fibers which are responsible for itch. Itch is a mechanism to (more…) *This blog post was originally published at The Dermatology Blog*
Source: Better Health - August 8, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Jeffrey Benabio, M.D. Tags: Health Tips Allergic Dermatitis Aloe C-fibers Colloidal Oatmeal Eucerin Calming Lotion itch Itchy Pain Rash Skin Cell DNA Skin Damage Sunburn Treatment Ultraviolet Radiation UV Radiation Source Type: blogs
The signals arise, and they are not pretty:As I am entering a state park in California two weeks ago, the gate attendant asks, “The senior discount?” Riding the MBTA to and from Boston, I am offered a seat by someone in their twenties -- in both directions! Seeing a person in the grocery store, I recognize their face, but draw a blank on whether I know them from work (the most recent job, the previous one?) or soccer (a parent of a girl I have coached?) or some other setting. (I hope that the first few words in the conversation give the pertinent clue.) Having my dentist, orthopaedist, ophthalmologist...
Source: Running a hospital - August 8, 2011 Category: Health Managers Source Type: blogs
How Many Doctors Won’t Accept Samples?
And the number is… 23 percent. That’s right - 23 percent of physicians will not accept free samples from drugmakers, according to a new survey of 168,834 medical offices representing approximately 480,000 physicians in 56 therapeutic specialties that was conducted by Cegedim’s SK&A unit. This is a rather large figure, although optimists will say that 77 percent of physicians are still taking samples. Of course, this varies by specialty. For instance, 96 percent of allergists and immunologists are happy to take samples, as are 92 percent of urologists, dermatologists and opthalmologists. By contrast, ...
Source: Pharmalot - August 5, 2011 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Drug Samples Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Source Type: blogs
Yesterday at the retreat, the organizers had managed to invite some clinical research people to the lunch. Since often no basic science people will sit with them, I sat with them at the start of the meal so that someone would come and talk with them. I think one was an ID specialist, and the other was a cardiologist?I did the same thing last year, and had some really great conversations. Learned a LOT. They're always interested in talking about career trajectories post residency, how to pick specialties and get grants, and since that's only 5 or so years out for me (!) it's exactly what I need to be hearing about.This year...
Source: The long road to medical school - August 5, 2011 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
Can Enzymes Exfoliate Your Skin?
Marci’s Enymatic Inquiry: My esthetician told me about Babor Enzyme Cleanser and highly recommended that I try it. She says it’s great because it uses natural enzymes that target only dead skin cells and leave living skin cells alone. Can this really work? The Right Brain’s Catalytic Comments: As a matter of fact, enzymes can cause very specific reactions. But let’s start at the beginning… What Is An Enzyme? Enzymes are chemicals that speed up the rate of chemical reactions without themselves being consumed in the reaction. They’re incredibly useful in biological processes because they c...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - August 1, 2011 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Beauty Products That Really Work Questions Source Type: blogs
No good deed goes unpunished
So what was the “official” reason? I asked, stoking thin air with the middle and index fingers of both my hands to denote the quotation marks.“I guess I endangered a patient’s life by sending her to see a cardiologist,” snorted Debbie, sarcastically, her face still hard with anger, dark eyes nearly blazing.There was a moment of silence between us while her words soaked in.Then, despite the worry of being unemployed in the worst economy of our lifetimes, despite the unjust nature of working in medicine, despite small personalities with big titles—the ridiculousness of the whole thing stuck us and we began to lau...
Source: LifeAfterDx--The Guardian Chronicles - July 29, 2011 Category: Diabetes Authors: Wil Source Type: blogs
Late-Week Lazy Links
Hey, it's Friday, whaddya expect?Photo: Roozbeh Rokni What have we got this week? Well, something that may be even better for you than green tea, sunscreen alternatives, why people made miserable by allergies may actually be lucky, and the usual half-assed "health research lite" from Crabby McSlacker! Let's get this party started, shall we? First off, I'm making yet another plea for reader help! You guys were so awesome about helping out the Cranky Fitness Facebook page . Every new "like" brings joy to this Crabby ol' heart! So I feel a bit guilty asking for another favor. But what the heck, her...
Source: Cranky Fitness - July 28, 2011 Category: Eating Disorders Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs
3 Simple Steps To Save Your Scalp
Ebesan says… I’m a male who’s very happy with my baldness. I don’t want new hair. But I do want my scalp to look better. It’s blotchy and discolored with different layers of skin. Is there a product, or procedure that can give me back my healthy scalp skin? The Right Brain responds: Hi Eb, we’re always glad to answer questions from our male readers! Without actually examining your scalp it’s hard to say what`s going on upstairs, but here are three tips that might help: 1. Suds your skull What are you washing your scalp with? Bar soap? That might be stripping your skin of essential...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - July 28, 2011 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Beauty Products That Really Work Source Type: blogs