Rebecca Bryant
Rebecca Bryant is a medical writer based in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Low-risk alternative for prevention, treatment of atopic dermatitis
An expert in Chinese medicines says that while botanicals have been used as folk remedies for centuries, scientists have only recently begun to test and hold them to the same rigorous standards as synthetic pharmaceuticals.
Paradigm shift: Link discovered between HPV, skin cancer
Developments that link HPV to skin cancer could change the frontiers of medicine.
Paradigm shift: Link discovered between HPV, skin cancer
Developments that link HPV to skin cancer could change the frontiers of medicine.
The root of it all: Geriatric patients face hair, scalp concerns.
Geriatric patients seek help most commonly for seborrheic dermatitis and postmenopausal itchy scalp.
Slow motion: Mohs surgeons tackle difficult-to-demarcate melanomas
One Mohs surgeon is successfully using the "slow Mohs" technique to treat rare melanomas that are large, invasive and amelanotic.
Nail bed disease: Alcohol-based solutions help distal subungual onychomycosis
A doctor suggests treating distal subungual nail bed disease by using active ingredients dissolved in alcohol-based solutions and pinpointing the location of delivery.
Staying the course: Treating melasma a long-term process; regular checks required
"Treatment for melasma involves assessing the patient's skin color, the extent of melasma in each cosmetic unit and the patient's tolerance for irritated skin.
Time for change: Topical arsenal narrows for menopausal skin
Vitamins A and C have become the frontline treatments for menopausal skin.
Subtle shadings: Wide range of skin types exists among people of Latin descent
There is a wide range of skin types among people of Latin descent. Thus, the term 'skin of color' is overly broad.
Expect the unexpected: Papules on scalp, trunk could be rosacea
In rare cases, rosacea does occur on the chest, back and scalp. Some dermatologists complain about the difficulty in diagnosing rosacea in these locations. A rosacea expert describes his approach.

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