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The truth about isotretinoinSince its introduction, isotretinoin has been reported to cause psychiatric problems or irritable bowel disease. Because different studies over the past 35 years do not support these claims dermatologists should not hesitate to prescribe this medication for their acne patients.
Links shown between rosacea, other diseasesThree studies point to links between rosacea and numerous systemic comorbid diseases.
Rosacea and gastro disorders possibly relatedBecause rosacea is an inflammatory disease there is scientific rationale for a possible association between it and other inflammatory diseases. A recent study demonstrates that rosacea patients have a greater percentage of gastrointestinal disorders than do controls and should be evaluated further if they present with GI symptoms. In such cases a systematic approach to the treatment of both conditions may be warranted.
Avoiding filler complicationsInjectable fillers are considered to be safe in the hands of experienced dermatologists. But side effects are a possibility no matter how experienced the practitioner. A derm expert shares what colleagues need to know about filler complications and how to treat them.
Is 'natural' soap milder?It is unclear what constitutes “natural” soap, since all soap is really natural, however there is a trend toward the purchase of homemade soap.
Why does skin feel tight after cleansing?No one knows exactly why skin feels tight after cleansing, however one general theory is widely accepted.
What is nail shellac?Nail shellac is a long wearing form of nail polish that's removal procedure may cause damage to the nail plate.
What is nail caviar?A popular trend amongst teenagers, nail caviar may be doing harm to water sources.
How can nail polish change color?Mood changing nail polish is another fashion popular among young women based on the “mood stone” concept pioneered in the 1960s.
Steps to SecurityTo keep patient information safe, experts recommend using cutting-edge hardware and software, personalizing the challenge for employees and reminding them of data-hygiene basics. An information technology partner that will manage your on-site systems and perform updates on a regular basis is as important as your insurance provider is to your practice.

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