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February 20, 2013
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News for and about dermatologic surgeons

  Healthy, Beautiful Skin 
  • N.C. bill would ban indoor tanning for minors
    A bill under consideration by the North Carolina House Health and Human Services Committee would ban anyone younger than 18 from indoor tanning at salons. The state now requires parental permission for indoor tanning for 14- to 17-year-olds. "The numbers are very convincing that sun exposure carries a cancer risk, and people under 18 seem to be more vulnerable than older folks," said bill co-sponsor and neurosurgeon Rep. Jim Fulghum, R-Wake County. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Canfield Reinvents the Dermatoscope
The revolutionary DermScope® from Canfield Imaging Systems is the world's first intelligent dermatoscope. Combined with an iPhone® 4 or iPhone® 4s, it 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. Read more >>
  Tools of the Trade 
  • Infantile hemangiomas respond to laser resurfacing
    Treating involuted infantile hemangiomas with ablative fractional laser resurfacing improves overall appearance, color and texture by 50% to 75%, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology. Patients in the study experienced no scarring, changes in pigmentation or scars. Healio (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Perfecting Your Practice 
  • Motivational interviewing may help patients change behaviors
    Convincing patients to change lifestyle behaviors to improve their health can be frustrating, physicians say, but using alternative communication models that focus less on instructions and more on questions can help. Dr. Frank Domino, a family medicine professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said motivational interviewing is a way for physicians to begin to get patients to identify what they want to do to improve their health. American Medical News (free content) (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ASDS News 
  • ASDS Annual Meeting: Abstracts due May 15
    Submit your abstracts now for the ASDS Annual Meeting Oct. 3-6 in Chicago. Abstracts can be for oral or poster presentation in the following categories: botulinum toxins and fillers; cosmeceuticals; general cosmetic dermatologic surgery or general reconstructive dermatologic surgery; lasers and light-based technology; liposuction and body sculpting; and tumor oncology and research, Mohs surgery and skin cancer. Abstract submissions are limited to three per author. No late-breaking abstracts will be accepted. For more information, visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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