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Monday, October 24, 2016
Post-Op Infections: Does The Type of Glove Matter? »
he use of surgical gloves is standard practice to prevent post- operative wound infections or ...   Read Full...
Monday, October 24, 2016
African-American Skin Pigmentation Changes With Age »
In Caucasians, sun-exposed skin darkens with age and is darker than sun-protected skin. However, a new study finds that in...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Ten Easy Ways To Boost Employee Morale »
If you own or manage a private practice, you’re well familiar with the various challenges that come with overseeing your s...
Monday, October 17, 2016
Pulsed Dye Laser as a Treatment for Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Erythema »
Keratosis pilaris rubra (KPR), follicular based hyperkeratotic papules on...   Read Full Blog on
Monday, October 10, 2016
Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN): What’s the Best Treatment Option? »
Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a chronic inflammatory condition that leads to...   Read Full Blog on
Monday, October 10, 2016
Why Do Health Providers Need Asset Protection? »
Many U.S. healthcare physicians and specialists rely solely on popular policies when it comes to their personal finance an...
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Celebrating 50 Years of the PA Profession »
Join the SDPA as We Celebrate the PA Profession Turning Fifty Years Old     Read Full Blog on
Monday, October 3, 2016
Protecting Your Patient’s Info Online: FAQs Of What HIPAA Mandates »
Asking patients to fill out online patient forms, including patient registration forms and intake forms, may not seem like...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Could a Workplace Screening Program Be Effective for Melanoma Prevention? »
Health fairs and flu shot clinics are commonplace in the work environment. If routine healthcare can be received during wo...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Are Topical Corticosteroids Safe in Pregnancy? »
When pregnant patients need treatment, healthcare providers want to ensure that the treatments they choose carry the least...
Monday, September 12, 2016
HPV Vaccine: A Status Report On Its Use »
When the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced 10 years ago, it was seen as a major public health innovation d...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Got Milk? You Might Get Acne »
Fried foods, sugar, chocolate, and dairy have all been anecdotally implicated in breakouts of acne, but previous research...
Monday, September 12, 2016
How To Handle Lice Infestations »
Head scratching that leads to the discovery of the dreaded nit is the bane of back-to-school rituals. Given the no-nit pol...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Bundled Payments: Are Some Models Better Than Others? »
As the development of alternative payment models are being encouraged, specialists are in a unique position to actively pa...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Hand, Foot, Mouth and.... Fingernails? »
Coxsackie virus, the childhood illness that is also known as hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), has a classical presenta...
Monday, August 1, 2016
Does Your Sunburn History and Location Predict Cancer Risk? »
Sunburn, a proxy measure of acute exposure of the skin to intense solar radiation, is a well-known predictor of melanoma r...
Monday, August 1, 2016
What’s In That Laser Hair Removal Plume? »
Laser hair removal (and other surgical treatments that use thermal energy) releases an aerosolized byproduct known as a “s...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
STDs: Are Patients Seeking Proper Treatment and Testing? »
Patients’ embarrassment and stigma about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may prevent them from seeking treatment and...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Do APCs Provide “Low-Value” Care More Frequently than Physicians? »
Many believe that advanced practice clinicians [APCs (nurse practitioners and physician assistants)] present a solution to...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Demand For Dermatologic Cosmetic Procedures Continues to Rise »
Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures continue to rise in popularity, according to a recent...   Read Full B...
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Protecting Blood Donor Supplies From Zika Virus »
The mosquito-borne Zika virus is a potential threat to blood safety. This virus was first recognized after reports from a...
Thursday, July 7, 2016
What is the Best Mosquito Repellent? »
As the summer heat rolls in, so do the questions about how to avoid mosquito-borne viruses. According to a recent survey a...
Monday, June 27, 2016
To Wear or Not To Wear – That is the Question »
Does a patient’s prognosis depend on what the provider wears during their encounters? Previous studies have suggested that...
Monday, June 27, 2016
Can Skin Patch Tests Work for IBS? »
ritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has traditionally been thought of as a functional disease, but recent research has... &nbs...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Is There A New Option For Treatment Resistant Pruritis? »
Pruritus, an unpleasant sensation that leads to itching, is associated with various skin disorders and can...  ...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Do Older Patients with Large BCC Need Mohs? »
Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) has a better 5-year cure rate for Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) than surgical removal (known...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
What’s The Best Treatment For Stretch Marks? »
Stretch marks (striae distensae) are one of the more frustrating skin conditions since they affect many, yet...  ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
African-American Hair & Exercise: Does One Affect the Other? »
There are known disparities in the amount of exercise African American women are engaging in compared to other ethnic and...
Monday, June 6, 2016
Antipsychotic Medication Linked to DRESS Syndrome »
Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) is a serious, but rare, skin condition. It may start as a ra...
Monday, June 6, 2016
Unwanted Hair: Patient vs. Clinician Perception »
One of the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in women is hirsutism, unwanted hair growth in a male-pattern di...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
HOD Endorses AAPA Board’s Principles on NCCPA’s Proposed Recertification Requirements »
On the final day of its 2016 meeting, the AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) expressed...   Read Full Post on Dermc...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Compulsive Skin-Picking Disorder: Is There Any Hope? »
Compulsive skin-picking, also referred to as excoriating disorder or SPD, has a....   Read Full Blog on Der...
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Are Genetic Factors an Independent Melanoma Risk? »
Along with factors such as sunburns in childhood and adolescence, skin pigmentation plays a role in the risk for developin...
Monday, May 9, 2016
Microneedles May Improve Anesthetic Effect of Lidocaine Cream »
The practice of using microscopic needles is thought to create microchannels through the skin’s outer layer, which may imp...
Friday, May 6, 2016
Is Oral Fluconazole To Blame for Miscarriages? FDA Issues a Safety Alert »
Yeast infections and pregnancy often go hand-in-hand with yeast infections affecting about 10% of pregnant women. The firs...

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SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2018 - OPENING SOON!
June 28-July 1, 2018 – Westin Hotel – Seattle, WA
Pre-Conference June 27

16th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference 2018
November 1-4, 2018 – Loews Portofino –Orlando, FL

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