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May. 31, 2013

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Register for the Orlando Prep Class, June 1
Note: Prep Class Fee of $125 has been extended up until the conference date.

The Prep Class is an interactive study group that allows the candidate to further their knowledge development. It's an excellent way to "brush-up" on skills, develop a nurturing mentor relationship with their instructor, and provides more interaction than if the candidate only used the self-study method.

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 Industry News

FDA approves 2 next-gen melanoma drugs; more hope for advanced cancer patients
Medical Daily
Two drugs that are targeted specifically for two genetic mutations found in the melanoma form of skin cancer have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drugs are approved to treat the advanced, metastatic and unresectable forms of melanoma. According to the National Cancer Institute, 76,690 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma and 9,480 will die from the disease in 2013.
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What you need to know about new needles
Former healthcare professional Varci Vartanian writes: "As a kid, I dreaded the doctor — and, especially, the needles. I avoided Carefree Sugarless Gum for years, as the sickly-sweet taste reminded me of the nurses' reward for 'kissing' your arm with a needle. Little did I know that one day I'd grow up, get a wrinkle and become utterly fascinated by what a needle could do for me. There's three new needle-driven procedures currently up for FDA approval — and all of them promise rewards sweeter than a stick of gum. Herewith, we chew through the hype, hope, how, and even the 'hmm?' of each coming-to-market treatment."
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Study evaluates prevalence of multiple health concerns among patients with the alopecia areata
JAMA via Medical News Today
A study by Dr. Kathie P. Huang of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues examined the prevalence of comorbid conditions among patients with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that presents with nonscarring hair loss from some or all hair-bearing areas of the body, typically the scalp.
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Why are men turning to Botox?
Bay of Plenty Times
Men competing in a tough job market are increasingly turning to surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to boost their confidence and appeal. Botox and facial fillers are rising in popularity with men, while more extreme surgeries, such as liposuction, removal of "man boobs" and full body lifts are also sought after.
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The procedure includes Peeling and Prepping Solutions and a 1% Retinol Cream. Results include improvements in skin tone, texture, and firmness, and reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Safe for all skin types.
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Lentigo maligna removed with wider surgical margins
Dermatology Times
Subungual melanoma can be managed without the amputation of the distal digit, according to an expert who spoke at the 7th annual Canadian Melanoma Conference. The European experience and some experience at centers in the United States reveals subungual melanoma can be managed with en bloc resection of the nail instead of partial amputation, says Dr. Thomas G. Salopek, professor in the division of dermatology and cutaneous sciences, University of Alberta, and director of the Melanoma Clinic, University of Alberta, Edmonton in Canada.
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Tackle tattoo troubles safely
New Beauty
Compared to yesteryear, tattoos have become fairly popular, especially among younger generations. The Pew Research Center found that 36 percent of Americans ages 18-25 have a tattoo. But with more people getting inked, dermatologists are seeing an increase in tattoo-related complications such as allergic reactions, infections and reactions to tattoo ink that can mimic skin cancer.
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Is your margarita bad for your skin?
Assistant editor for Shape Magazine Ashley Ross writes: "Not long ago, my sister returned from a wedding in Mexico with a sun-kissed tan, the very envy of everyone living in Manhattan during the hybrid months of winter-spring. She had nary a hint of sunburn, either—what she had was much worse: a dark brown, rashlike burn on her hip. My first thought was melanoma, and I couldn't help but worry that she'd call me from the dermatologist with that very diagnosis. Alas, she texted me after her appointment: 'Not cancer! I have margarita dermatitis.'"
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    US beauty device market gears up (Drug Store News)
New Jersey plastic surgeons, dermatologists face off over cosmetic procedures (NJ Spotlight)
'Food-based' cosmetics gaining momentum as a trend ( USA)
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Researchers pinpoint genetic cause: Sturge-Weber syndrome, port-wine stain birthmarks (Medical News Today)

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Skin cancer prevention
Dermatology Times
Recent developments in tanning bed restrictions as well as improved sunscreen testing and labeling have raised the stakes in the ongoing battle against melanoma. Measures and initiatives addressing primary and secondary skin cancer prevention are always in flux, and while dermatologists readily support and promote secondary prevention methods including early and frequent skin cancer screenings, one expert says that still more can be achieved in primary skin cancer prevention.
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Use testimonials to attract new patients
Plastic Surgery Practice
Testimonials have taken on new meaning in the age of online reviews. There is no denying that having a website overflowing with glowing testimonials from real patients can be a compelling sales tool. This works because they reaffirm that your aesthetic practice stands out and serve to validate an image of excellence with a message that is distinctly authentic.
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Correct your crow's-feet
New Beauty
Tiny lines around the corner of the eyes, known as crow's-feet, can crop up as early as during your 20s. While these little lines can be troublesome, the good news is they are preventable and correctable.

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Childhood acne takes parents by surprise; dermatologists treat children as young as 6
The Herald Sun
Parents are being taken by surprise as an increasing number of children start suffering acne problems several years before they become teenagers.

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Researchers pinpoint genetic cause: Sturge-Weber syndrome, port-wine stain birthmarks
Medical News Today
In new findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute reveal the discovery of the cause — a genetic mutation that occurs before birth — of Sturge-Weber syndrome and port-wine stain birthmarks..

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Nondoctors enter world of tattoo removal
The Boston Globe
Rob Harris is an avid rock climber and "gym rat" at a climbing wall in Everett, Wash. It's a place with a lot of young people, a lot of strong people — and "a lot of skin showing," he said. And a lot of tattoos, which puzzled him. "I’d see them on wrists and necks, and places where it seemed people would regret it," said Harris, 42. So last fall when he was laid off, he knew what his next career move would be: He'd remove tattoos. He took a two-week course in Arizona to become a certified laser technician and in March opened Disappearing Inc., a laser tattoo removal studio in Downtown Crossing, Wash.
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Getting your head out of 'the cloud'
By C. Fredrick Crum
Many of us work with our heads in the clouds — literally. Due to the explosion of the use of "the cloud" and associated technologies in the last 10 years, we are more tethered to our work world than ever before. With mounting pressure to perform, leaders and aspiring leaders feel they have to continually stay connected to their work world to keep pace or to try to get ahead. Wireless connectivity, mobile smartphones, tablets, email, texts and video conferencing all have helped to expand this work culture.
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 Member Benefit

15% Discount for Online Courses

As an SDSS member, the American Health Care Academy is offering a 15% discount for Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED, and First Aid online courses.

To receive this discount, click here and enter "SDSS15" at checkout under "Coupon Code," then click "Apply."

Please note: To meet the CPR/AED/First Aid requirements on the NCEA Certified Candidate's Application and Recertification Candidate's Application, candidates are required to attend an in-person class once every five years. Be sure to check and see if your State Regulatory Board requirements accept online CPR/AED/First Aid courses prior to taking advantage of this offer.

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 Continuing Education

FREE COA-Approved Webinar

Patient Selection and Optimization of Outcomes of Cosmetic Procedures

Presented by Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD

About the webinar:
This presentation will give the medically based skin care specialist in-depth insights into patient selection, optimization of outcomes and possible risks in a number of cosmetic procedures offered in the cosmetic dermatology office. Focus will be on injectable fillers, lasers, peels and prescription formulations with rejuvenation potential. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Explain the types and patient results of injectable fillers.
2) Discuss current and future development in lasers.
3) Educate their patients about rejuvenation topical prescription formulations.
4) Recognize correct procedure and desired results of peels.

To view this FREE webinar, click here.  Important — To receive your FREE CE for this webinar, fill out and submit the CE Registration Form.

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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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