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Advanced malignant melanoma treatment enters new era
Dermatology Times
Treatment for metastatic melanoma has begun a dramatic renaissance with the development of novel immunotherapy strategies and targeted therapeutic approaches. Becoming knowledgeable about these advances is important for dermatologists as their referrals open the gate for affected patients to receive the best possible care, says Dr. Michael Postow, who spoke at the 38th Hawaii Dermatology Seminar.
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Early research shows link between probiotics, clear skin
Skin Inc.
In recent years, probiotics have become synonymous with helping maintain good digestive health. Whether as live active cultures found in some yogurts or as daily supplements, probiotics are live, "friendly" bacteria that may benefit a person's health. Now, emerging research is finding that the benefits of probiotics may extend beyond the digestive tract to the skin.
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Drinking linked to higher risk of melanoma
Dermatology Times
Drinking alcohol regularly may increase risk of developing melanoma by up to 55 percent, according to a new study. Researchers from Italy, Sweden, the United States, Iran and France conducted a meta-analysis of the results of more than 6,200 cases of melanoma from 16 previous investigations, according to a news release.
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Dermatologists overuse antibiotics in treatment of skin, soft tissue infections
Infection Control Today
Results of a new survey to assess treatment of skin and soft tissue infections shows 90 percent of dermatologists said they would initially prescribe an antibiotic for a routine, uncomplicated cutaneous abscess; however, guidelines recommend antibiotic use only in complicated cases. Research shows the use of antibiotics for uncomplicated abscesses may contribute to the increased incidence of multidrug-resistant pathogens in the general population.
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When to recommend over-the-counter acne products
Skin Inc.
Acne can come and go throughout one's life. The quest to find the best treatment to keep persistent acne at bay is top of mind for many patients. When acne flares, patients often turn to over-the-counter products as they are convenient to purchase and inexpensive. Since there are so many OTC products to choose from, dermatologists can help patients navigate the drugstore shelves and select the products with the most effective ingredients for their specific acne symptoms.
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Pollution, stress take toll on skin aging
Dermatology Times
A new area of research may help in the development of more effective topical products to counteract polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, a result of air pollution, which impacts skin aging. Many different factors beyond overexposure to ultraviolet radiation are in part responsible for intrinsic as well as extrinsic skin aging.
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Middle-aged women experienced significantly increased melanoma rates over 4 decades
Healio
Cutaneous melanoma rates grew significantly in middle-aged adults during their mid-40s, particularly among women, according to recent study results. "Melanoma is not only on the rise as we have known, but it is rising at an astronomical rate especially in middle-aged women," Dr. Jerry D. Brewer of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., told Healio.com.
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Biologics can be antibiotic alternative for hidradenitis suppurativa
Dermatology Times
A variety of treatments aside from antibiotics have shown some efficacy in managing hidradenitis suppurativa, according to a clinician speaking at the Dermatology Update 2013 meeting. Dr. John Kraft, a dermatologist at the Lynde Center for Dermatology, Markham, Ontario, reviewed data on the evidence for numerous medical therapies that have been employed to manage a chronic condition that is not uncommon in premenopausal women.
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New cosmetic filler adds 'plump' to aging faces
KHOU-TV
Sixty-nine-year-old Ruth McKinnon works hard to keep her body in shape, but her lean face is the work of Father Time. "I've lost the volume, and it makes me look much older than what I actually feel," she said. Cheek volume loss is natural as people age. A new cosmetic filler called Voluma was FDA-approved in October to temporarily plump up cheeks.
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Early treatment of severe psoriasis may curb comorbidities
Dermatology Times
There is a suggestion that early treatment of severe psoriasis will decrease the risk of cardiovascular comorbidities that have been associated with severe psoriasis, such as stroke and heart attack, according to a clinical professor dermatology at the State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine.
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Guidelines for appearance policies in the professional workplace
By D. Albert Brannen
For good business reasons, many professional employers adopt policies regulating dress and appearance in their workplace. These policies can help enhance an office's public image, promote a productive work environment, comply with health and safety standards and even prevent claims of unlawful harassment and discrimination. While no law requires an employer to maintain a dress/appearance policy, some laws are relevant to such policies.
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New cream treating general redness from rosacea
KDKA-TV
Princess Diana, Mariah Carey, Bill Clinton, W.C. Fields — ever notice the redness or bumpiness in their skin? It's called Rosacea, a collection of signs and symptoms that affects up to 1 in 10 Americans.

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What's your ideal smile look like?
HealthNewsDigest.com
The "ideal" smile line is one that is mostly teeth with little if any gum line showing. Too much gum line looks unattractive. In turn, it can make a person self-conscious about their appearance and less prone to smiling.

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Itching as a disease?
The Philadelphia Inquirer via The Daily Herald
Dermatologist Gil Yosipovitch believes itch should be studied and treated as a disease in itself, not just a symptom of disease.

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 Continuing Education


CE Articles from PCIJournal.com
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MELANOMA: COA#PCIA1013   Exp. 11/1/2017  This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.   Download article and test.

Learning objectives
After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:
  1. Understand the cause of Melanoma cancer and how to reduce risk.
  2. Understand the treatment options currently available.

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COA-Approved Webinar

Update on Acne

Presented by James Fulton MD, Ph.D.

About the webinar:
Acne remains a teenager's worse four-letter word. This presentation will debunk the acne myths and establish that acne is genetic. Initial treatment is topical and consists of benzoyl peroxide cleansers, alpha hydroxyl toners and vitamin A conditioning lotions. Boosters may include acne surgery, chemical peels, oral antibiotics or isotretinoin. New therapies such as LED lights and Fraxel lasers will also be discussed. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the pathogenesis of acne.
2) Apply treatment decisions based on the grade of acne.
3) Employ boosters as needed to continue the patient’s progress.
4) Recognize appropriate light and laser therapies.

Webinar cost: $19.95 member; $24.95 nonmember. To order this webinar as a member, click here. To order this webinar as a nonmember, click here.

Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.

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