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November 17, 2010
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News for and about dermatologic surgeons

  Healthy, Beautiful Skin 
  • Snow lovers shouldn't shelve the sunscreen, doctors say
    Average ultraviolet radiation levels at ski resorts vary substantially, depending on time, weather, latitude, altitude and month, but higher UV levels were not associated with increased use of sun-protection measures among skiers and snowboarders, researchers found. "Adults should be encouraged to wear sunscreen on cloudy days because UV is still high and conditions can change rapidly," the researchers said. HealthDay News (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sunscreen is the best wrinkle-fighter: "Ninety percent of cosmetic skin problems that occur with age -- wrinkles, sagging, hyperpigmentation -- are from sun exposure," said dermatologist and author Dr. Ellen Marmur. In addition to year-round use of sunscreen, Dr. Marmur recommends exfoliating with lotion and a wet washcloth and using a moisturizer to maintain healthy-looking skin. USA TODAY (11/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Winter skin needs extra protection and hydration
    Winter weather can be extra hard on the skin, and special care may be needed. "There is less moisture in the air and what natural oil you do have in your skin can be blown away by the wind. Once inside, central heating is also very drying," said London dermatologist Sue Mayou. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen, exfoliating more frequently, and using moisturizers preserved with non-irritating ingredients. Telegraph (London) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tools of the Trade 
  • Feds launch $10B health care quality improvement plan
    The Obama administration on Tuesday launched a 10-year, $10 billion quality-of-care initiative experts said could be one of the biggest benefits of the health reform law. While the new plan focuses on Medicare and Medicaid, the government also is partnering with the private sector to improve the health care system for everyone by aiming to cut down on hospital-acquired infections and ensuring better prescription adherence, while also guiding best practices in an eight-state pilot program led by the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Los Angeles Times (11/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Perfecting Your Practice 
  • Patients taking Accutane have elevated suicide risk
    Patients taking Accutane for severe acne are at higher risk for suicide, with the highest risk during the six months after treatment ends. Researchers from Sweden said they do not know whether the drug or the skin condition is responsible for the increased suicide risk, and they recommend monitoring patients for suicide risk during treatment and for at least a year after treatment ends. HealthDay News (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report says 500 million will use health apps by 2015
    A study by Berlin-based research2guidance predicted 500 million of a total 1.4 billion people with smartphones will use health applications by 2015. Some 70% of cell phone subscribers live in developing countries, and health apps are seen as a way to expand access to physicians, diagnostics and patient monitoring. International Business Times (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: Health care industry among the biggest users of iPads: A Good Technology analysis finds that the health sector ranks third among industries that widely use iPads. "We believe these industries are embracing the iPad because its unique design makes it easier to perform time-sensitive, mission-critical tasks," a top Good Technology official said. Healthcare IT News (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ASDS News 
  • Easy to Use, Even Easier to Get
    A new pricing structure makes the ASDS "Your Life, Your Skin Network" the most effective and economical way to market your practice, to educate your patients and staff, and to personalize your waiting room. It's a fully customizable private broadcasting network that you control, creating playlists that fit your practice offerings and your patient's needs. You can select just what you need to market your practice the way you want, from a monthly subscription for your waiting room, to a full installation with all equipment or simply the Patient Education Center for your Web site. "The Your Life, Your Skin Network has changed my patients' waiting room experience. Patients are able to learn about procedures that we offer and various skin conditions while they wait for their appointment." -- Dr. Martha Stewart. Get more information here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • State of the Art Cosmetic and Reconstructive Anatomy Course and Cadaver Lab in Miami
    The ASDS invites you to attend the State of the Art Cosmetic and Reconstructive Anatomy Course and Cadaver Lab in Miami on Dec. 4 and 5. This educational symposium is designed to provide a comprehensive review of advanced techniques for combined treatments in cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery. Thought leaders in the fields of anatomy and dermatologic surgery will share their expertise on procedures and treatments for optimal primary and post-reconstructive cosmetic outcomes. This course provides essential knowledge for dermatologic surgeons who treat cancer patients and perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. This interactive, live CME activity combines lecture, discussion and a five-hour hands-on cadaver lab. Get more information here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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