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24 different uses for medical laser technologies
24 different uses for medical laser technologiesIn August, our table of the month focuses on different types and uses for laser technologies as outlined by Dr. Ron Wheeland.
6 steps for a practice-based laser safety program
6 steps for a practice-based laser safety programIn this slideshow, Patti Owens, R.N., M.H.A., C.M.L.S.O. describes six steps practices can take to improve laser and energy device safety for patients and staff.
Psoriasis treatment in skin of color
Psoriasis treatment in skin of colorWhen it comes to treating psoriasis in non-white patients, there is a paucity of data on differences in epidemiology, clinical presentation and approaches to treatment.
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.
Earlier diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis will prevent disease progression
Earlier diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis will prevent disease progressionPsoriatic arthritis can often go undiagnosed in patients with psoriasis, and an earlier diagnosis is critical to prevent the adverse effects of psoriatic arthritis, according to an expert.
Growing pains in pediatric dermatology: Workforce shortage
Growing pains in pediatric dermatology: Workforce shortageUp to 30% of pediatric primary care visits include a skin-related complaint, but the longstanding shortage of providers continues. One expert discusses some of the factors involved.
Abatacept: Pricey, but Effective
Abatacept: Pricey, but EffectiveThe approval of abatacept (Orencia/Bristol-Myers Squibb) for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) earlier this month by the FDA offers a new treatment option for patients who are struggling to keep the disease under control.