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April 22, 2011
Many in US get too little vitamin D
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New figures from the National Center for Health Statistics show that while nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population has sufficient vitamin D levels, about one-fourth are bordering on vitamin D inadequacy and 8 percent on vitamin D deficiency, HealthDay News reports. At the other extreme, 1 percent of Americans have vitamin D levels so high they could be harmful. More

Canfield Reinvents the Dermatoscope

The revolutionary new DermScope™ from
Canfield Imaging Systems is the world’s first intelligent dermatoscope. Combined with an iPhone® 4, the DermScope provides highly magnified viewing with standard or cross-polarized lighting. Quickly captures, tags and stores images of suspicious lesions for a more efficient and effective exam.

Treating acne in skin of color
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COA#PCIA0609 Exp. 6/1/2012
This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.
After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:
1. Describe the treatment modalities used to treat ethnic skin.
2. Outline and understand the treatment options for acne and PIH.
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View additional CE programs here.

Childhood eczema linked to allergic asthma
Private Healthcare UK    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Children who are struggling with eczema and hay fever may be more likely to develop allergic asthma in their adult life. Research conducted by the University of Melbourne looked at 1,400 people who had been a part of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

To learn more, please click here

Melanoma Foundation of New England gets teens to pledge not to tan
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This prom season, thousands of high school students will be noticed for what they are not wearing—a bronze tan from the beach or the tanning salon. These high school students, as well as college students, signed a no-tanning pledge in which they promise to not intentionally tan or visit a tanning salon before their prom—or, for college students, before their spring break. The Melanoma Foundation of New England launched the initiative in high schools three years ago to raise awareness of the dangers of tanning. More

Blood test may help predict spread of melanoma
HealthDay via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's possible that a blood test could be used to predict the risk of cancer spreading, or metastasizing, in people who have melanoma skin cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers from Yale University tested the blood of 108 people with metastatic melanoma and 108 people with stage 1 or 2 melanoma and found that those with metastatic disease had higher levels of several biomarkers. More

Skin bleaching a growing problem in Jamaica slums
The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mikeisha Simpson covers her body in greasy white cream and bundles up in a track suit to avoid the fierce sun of her native Jamaica, but she's not worried about skin cancer. The 23-year-old resident of a Kingston ghetto hopes to transform her dark complexion to a cafe-au-lait-color common among Jamaica's elite and favored by many men in her neighborhood. She believes a fairer skin could be her ticket to a better life. So she spends her meager savings on cheap black-market concoctions that promise to lighten her pigment. More

For Testing skin cream, synthetic skin may be as good as the real thing
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New research suggests that currently available types of synthetic skin may now be good enough to imitate animal skin in laboratory tests, and may be on their way to truly simulating human skin in the future. More

FDA OKs injectable for melanoma
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sylatron (peginterferon alfa-2b), an injectable drug for adjuvant treatment of melanoma, manufacturer Merck has announced. A Merck statement said Sylatron is indicated "for the adjuvant treatment of melanoma with microscopic or gross nodal involvement within 84 days of definitive surgical resection including complete lymphadenectomy." More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 30 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More


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