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New trials show promise for future skin cancer treatment
Drugs that spur the immune system to target cancer cells may prove an effective skin cancer treatment, according to two clinical trials published recently. The drugs, called immune checkpoint inhibitors, had impressive results in treating advanced melanoma, according to the trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In some cases, the results were even better than the current frontline treatment for the cancer.
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Computer-assisted diagnosis tool helps physicians assess skin conditions
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine via Medical Xpress
In the first major study to examine the use of a computer-assisted, photo-driven differential diagnosis generator for skin conditions, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found physicians routinely used the tool, without an increase in calling for inpatient dermatology consultations.
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Spironolactone affects steroid skin damage
Dermatology Times
It might seem unlikely, but researchers have found the antihypertensive drug spironolactone reduces skin atrophy from topical corticosteroid use. In a study published online February in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers from Inserm report on their hypothesis that skin atrophy might be related to these topicals' activation of mineralocorticoid receptors in the epidermis.
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Patients preferred Google Glass over standard telephone consultation for ED dermatology evaluation
When a dermatologist was not immediately available for face-to-face evaluation, patients presenting with skin rash in an urban emergency department said they would prefer a Google Glass video consultation compared with a standard telephone consultation, according to recently published study results.
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Study: Diagnostic decision support doesn't increase inpatient referrals to dermatologists
MedCity News
Dermatology-specific diagnostic decision support technology does not significantly change how often hospital-based physicians call in specialists, suggesting that doctors still want the expertise of dermatologists even when they have tools available to help with differential diagnoses, a new study shows.
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Tattoo removal is a booming business
Dermatology Times
As Americans' taste for tattoos has grown, experts say, so have many tattoo wearers' regrets. Nationally, says Dr. Eric F. Bernstein, "There's a total epidemic of people wanting their tattoos removed." He is clinical professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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Considering an injectable? Here's what you need to know
Maybe you've started to reconsider your anti-filler stance lately, or perhaps you just want to know what the heck is up with all those fillers and injectables you keep hearing about (can they really be safe?). We've got the answers you've been looking for.
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Clinical trial offers new hope for psoriasis sufferers
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Significant progress has been made in understanding the inheritance of psoriasis. A number of genes involved in psoriasis are already known or suspected. Researchers are continuing to study the genetic aspects of psoriasis, and some studies are looking at the nervous system to determine the genes responsible for the circuitry that causes itching. Since discovering that inflammation in psoriasis is triggered by T cells, researchers have been studying new treatments that quiet immune system reactions in the skin.
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National Skin Care Certification Prep Class — April 25

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
April 26-27
Arlington Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 25

• Members: $125 • Nonmembers: $149

  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value)
  • 2-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Membership status must be current on day of event.

Additional NCEA-sponsored Prep Classes:
May 30 - Orlando, Florida
June 20 - Las Vegas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia

The Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists is an Association Member of the coalition and supports the national skin care certification credential. SDSS membership voted to encourage its members to attain the NCEA Certified credential to better meet the esthetician job tasks of the estheticia.

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 Member Benefit

What is your Membership Worth?
      Answer: More than double what you invest!

As an SDSS member, you can receive a discount on SDSS Listing in the SDSS Members Online Directory. Email Includes: Name, Practice/Business Name, City, State, Email, Web. This is a $40 value.

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 Continuing Education
COA-Approved Webinar

Adding Private Label to Your Practice

Presented by Cheryl Whitman

About the webinar:
Build your relationships based on trust by offering at-home skin care products — including Physician Branded Labels — create awareness of who you are and what services you offer. You are in the perfect position to take advantage of the benefits and this industry has to offer, which includes increased revenue and a stronger relationship of trust with your patients.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Understanding marketing basics of your own products to increase profit margins.
2) Increase understanding of your own products/ingredients that you use and sell.
3) Create awareness of who you are and what other services you offer.
4) Realize the benefits and opportunity to "go home" with your patients.

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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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation has approved these webinars. For more information on the Commission on Accreditation go to NCEA Certified website.

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