Review: Repeated UV exposure may raise melanoma risk for flight crews | Study finds high skin cancer risk, low awareness among troops | Combo treatment effectively rejuvenates aging faces
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September 10, 2014
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Review: Repeated UV exposure may raise melanoma risk for flight crews
Repeated, long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation may put airline crews at higher risk for melanoma, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology. The researchers analyzed 19 previous studies involving more than 250,000 people and found twice the rate of melanoma in pilots and flight crews as in the general population. Flight crews and frequent airline passengers should get skin exams regularly and protect their skin, the researchers said. Reuters (9/3), National Public Radio/Shots blog (9/6)
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Study finds high skin cancer risk, low awareness among troops
A study presented at the recent World Congress on Cancers of the Skin found that military personnel are at higher risk for skin cancer than the general population due in part to deployment locations, but only 22% of service members polled said they were "very aware" of the risk. Moreover, nearly a third of those polled by the Skin Cancer Foundation said they have no access to sunscreen, and 62% said they had experienced a sunburn while deployed abroad. Modern Medicine/Dermatology Times (9/9)
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Dr. Leonard Swinyer on VEOS® Dermatoscopes
"The VEOS from Canfield Imaging Systems is my number one choice for dermoscopy. Its superb lighting and optics provide an image clarity that takes the guesswork out of many diagnoses. The smart design fits nicely in my pocket and attaches easily to an iPhone for fast picture taking." Learn more >>
Leonard J. Swinyer, MD, FAAD, CPI, Salt Lake City, UT
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Combo treatment effectively rejuvenates aging faces
Combining midface augmentation, extended sub-superficial musculoaponeurotic system rhytidectomy and full-face erbium:YAG resurfacing effectively rejuvenated facial features of 21 women 58 to 71, a retrospective review found. One case of hematoma was reported and no reported complications resulted from combining the procedures, the study team said. Healio (free registration) (9/9)
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Cynosure buys Ellman International
Cynosure has acquired radiofrequency-device maker Ellman International for $13.2 million, expanding Cynosure's portfolio of noninvasive and minimally invasive cosmetic devices. (Boston) (9/8)
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BioPhotas introduces light-therapy device
BioPhotas' new Celluma Elite device uses three wavelengths of light to treat a variety of skin conditions and can flex to fit the treatment area, the company says. Sodrec Medical Solutions will promote the device in the U.S. Healio (free registration) (9/5)
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Painless microneedle patch enhances collagen delivery in tests
Scientists at the National University of Singapore found that a transdermal patch embedded with polymeric microneedles that contain lidocaine can enhance permeation of collagen in the skin. The scientists say the patch does not cause pain, and further studies are planned. Modern Medicine/Dermatology Times (9/8)
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CMS to host call on averting pay cuts related to quality programs
The CMS will conduct a call to inform eligible professionals and group practices of ways to avoid negative payment adjustments under the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System, meet EHR Incentive Program quality measures and prevent pay cuts under the 2016 Value-Based Modifier program. The call will be held Sept. 17. Health Industry Washington Watch blog (9/5)
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Consumer demand rises for cosmetic procedures
ASDS Annual Meeting
According to the 2014 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Procedures, 52% of consumers are considering a cosmetic procedure. Learn the latest cosmetic procedures to address their needs during the ASDS Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-9 in San Diego. Explore new advances in laser and light-based technologies, facial rejuvenation, body sculpting and fat reduction, eyelid rejuvenation and more. These sessions have limited seating, so make sure you register today!
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Growing array of fillers expands facial rejuvenation options
Not all fillers are alike; it's important to understand the features and benefits of each product in order to optimize its clinical use. Join directors Suneel Chilukuri, M.D., and Kristel Polder, M.D., during The Art and Science of Soft-tissue Fillers and Neuromodulators Oct. 25 and 26 in Dallas as they review new FDA-approved fillers, the latest treatment options and share instantly actionable tips and pearls to improve your results. Live patient demonstrations let you see expert strategies and techniques, and then you can put learned concepts into action during small-group hands-on sessions. Register online or call 847-956-0900.
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-- John Wooden,
American basketball coach
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