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Patients rate acne scar subcision techniquesDoctors writing in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology find blunt cannula subcision (BCS) more effective than Nokor needle subcision (NNS) for acne scarring.
Of all acne light therapies, one rises to the topResearchers writing in JAMA Dermatology say that the evidence for light therapies as effective acne treatments remains weak and inconclusive, but one may be worth noting.
Moderate plaque psoriasis may resolve with apremilastWhile there are biologics and systemic agents designed to control the severe form of plaque psoriasis, few treatments work as well in moderate plaque psoriasis. Apremilast may be a game changer.
Watch for comorbid neurologic conditions in patients with pemphigusDementia, epilepsy, and Parkinson disease are twice as common in patients with pemphigus than in matched controls, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology.
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What’s your digital style?Are you an iPhone user? Or does your allegiance belong to Android? Can’t resist the lure of Pinterest or are you always checking your Twitter feed? We want to hear how you interact with the digital world.
Organize your life with these five YouTube channels
Organize your life with these five YouTube channelsLife today pulls you in too many directions. From work demands, relationships, family obligations, household chores, social media, paying bills, to grocery shopping—it never ends. It can be difficult to keep all these to-dos—and the stress that comes with them—in check. These five YouTube channels can help you cut through clutter and organize your life.
Detecting melanoma before it becomes invasiveNewly discovered dermoscopy features differentiate melanoma in situ from benign lesions, shows a study in JAMA Dermatology.
The business of dermatologyIt goes without saying that medical students and residents receive invaluable training that prepares them to provide high-quality care to their patients. For the vast majority of physicians the quality of medical education training they receive is not accompanied by a similar level of business training.
Is this a HIPAA Violation?Two years ago, Dr. Beauty hired several independent contractors on an hourly basis to improve the marketing of his practice. In order to provide them easy patient demographic accessibility, he provided them full access to his patients’ electronic medical records. One patient became aware and filed a HIPAA complaint. Dr. Beauty feels that although the involved activity may represent HIPAA violations, no penalties have been assessed to small practices such as his. Is this true?
What is an oil cleansing balm?An oil-based cleaning system, oil cleansing balms are creams similar to cold cream in consistency , says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly Dermatology Times column, "Cosmetic Conundrums."

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