Sarah Thuerk
Sarah Thuerk is associate editor of Healthcare Traveler magazine.
Kyocera develops image recognition technology for skin disease identification
Kyocera Communication Systems, a subsidiary of Kyocera, is teaming with the University of Tsukuba to created artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that could identify skin cancers and other skin diseases.
Sonidegib gets a new label for recurring laBCC
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced in September the FDA has approved a new label for sonidegib (Odomzo, Novartis), an oral hedgehog inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adults with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) that has recurred following surgery or radiation therapy, or for patients who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.
Shingles associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack
Patients who have a history of herpes zoster may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to findings published in a research letter.
Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.
Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.
The lone star tick, whose bite causes allergies to red meat, is spreading across more states, according to news reports. Reports of allergies traced to the lone star tick bites occur most frequently in the southeastern U.S., but it has spread to areas such as Long Island, N.Y.; Hanover, N.H., and Duluth, Minn.
LEO Pharma invests in biotech firm developing aerosol alopecia treatment device
LEO Pharma invests in biotech firm developing aerosol alopecia treatment device
LEO Pharma is investing in biotechnology company Novpyxis, as it develops an aerosol-based drug delivery device used for topical skin treatments, according to a news release.
Study associates adolescent acne with higher grades, possible future earnings
Adolescents who have acne may have higher grade point averages and higher earning potential in the job market, according to findings from a recent study.
Acne, rosacea meds more expensive for Medicare patients seeing specialists
Patients on Medicare who receive prescriptions for acne and rosacea from specialists pay more for those medications than they would from a primary care physician, according to results of a new study.
Eric Schweiger, M.D., named award semifinalist
Eric Schweiger, M.D., named award semifinalist
Eric Schweiger, M.D., C.E.O., and founder of the Schweiger Dermatolo- gy Group, has been named a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award for the New York region, according to a news release.
CMS lowers estimates for MIPS compliance requirements
CMS lowers estimates for MIPS compliance requirements
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified more than 800,000 healthcare providers that they do not have to comply with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017.
Infection-causing bacteria found in hidradenitis suppurativa lesions
Bacteria responsible for causing skin and soft tissue infections has been found in hidradenitis suppurativa lesions, results of a recent study indicate.

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