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Increased weight (BMI) along with moderate drinking is associated with psoriatic arthritis risk – DermatologyAdvisor

Increased weight (BMI) along with moderate drinking is associated with psoriatic arthritis risk – DermatologyAdvisor

Body mass index (BMI) and moderate drinking are modifiable risk factors associated with the development of psoriatic arthritis in people who have severe psoriasis, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Click here to read more. Credit: dermatologyadvisor.com Continue Reading

Officials in Dominican Republic shutter plastic surgery center after 3 American women die

Officials in Dominican Republic shutter plastic surgery center after 3 American women die

  Plastic surgery in general has potentially serious risks associated, despite it seeming quick and easy on television. To consider doing plastic surgery in a foreign country, typically to save some money, increases those risks significantly. It is shocking to see that people will risk their health and beauty to seemingly save a few dollars.… Continue Reading

This treatment could eliminate the tension headache you get from starting at the computer all day – Reader’s Digest Best Health

This treatment could eliminate the tension headache you get from starting at the computer all day – Reader’s Digest Best Health

If you don’t like relying on medication to alleviate headaches and migraines, this could be a better alternative for you—and it has anti-aging benefits. There are a few things I blame for the tension headache I get between my eyebrows. The first: staring at my work computer. The second: squinting under the fluorescent lights at… Continue Reading

5 most effective ways to regrow thinning hair – Men’s Journal

5 most effective ways to regrow thinning hair – Men’s Journal

At the first sign of hair loss—or even before that, if you’re proactive—you should visit your board-certified dermatologist to discuss the latest and most effective retention and prevention tactics. (Assuming you want to keep your hair, that is.) There are numerous options available to men now, and they each have extremely high success rates. We… Continue Reading

The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

Did you know that our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology discussing Acne and Acne Scarring. Long-Term Effectiveness and Safety of Up to 48 Weeks’ Treatment with Topical Adapalene 0.3%/Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel in the Prevention and Reduction of Atrophic Acne Scars in Moderate and Severe… Continue Reading

10 Things I wish people knew about acne – Teen Vogue

10 Things I wish people knew about acne – Teen Vogue

Em Ford is a globally recognized acne activist, YouTuber, and powerhouse behind the #SkinPositivity movement. The 29-year-old British vlogger and activist uses her YouTube channel, My Pale Skin, as a platform to empower women with the confidence to live their lives without the fear of being judged for their appearance. For “Teen Vogue,” Em shares… Continue Reading

Laser: Benefits & Protocols

Laser: Benefits & Protocols

Lasers are an important component of a cosmetic medical practice. They treat many skin conditions, such as hyperpigmentation, acne, telangiectasia (blood vessels), aging skin and many other conditions that are not easily treated by typical facial treatments. Patient education on pre- and post-laser care will optimize results and increase the patient’s satisfaction with their provider… Continue Reading

4 Surprising ways to get a sunburn & 6 ways to treat it – Folio

4 Surprising ways to get a sunburn & 6 ways to treat it – Folio

U of A dermatologist says most people know the risks, but still get caught out. When University of Alberta dermatologist Robert Gniadecki was growing up in Denmark, getting a sunburn was part of every family holiday. “The first day at the seaside you would go out in the sunshine, and the next day you would… Continue Reading

A life-saving step you need to add to your skincare regime – Washingtonian

A life-saving step you need to add to your skincare regime – Washingtonian

Are you sure that that mole isn’t melanoma? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one in 50 Americans will develop the life-threatening type of skin cancer, melanoma. While you can take steps to reduce the risk of skin cancer by avoiding excessive ultraviolet light… Continue Reading

Anxiety’s favorite canvas for expressing itself: your face – Vice.com

Anxiety’s favorite canvas for expressing itself: your face – Vice.com

Negative emotions can trigger or worsen a wide range of conditions like acne​, hair-thinning, and psoriasis. Anxiety may originally arise in your brain, but the consequences can play out all over your face. And we don’t just mean a clenched jaw or a furrowed brow. Stress, anxiety, and similar emotional states can trigger or worsen a… Continue Reading

When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs – New York Times

When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs – New York Times

A 5-year-old girl was brought to the emergency room at Evelina London Children’s Hospital with itchy, rather unsightly sores on both legs. She had recently returned from a weekslong trip to Sierra Leone, and the lesions, which first appeared three weeks into her stay there, had become larger and ulcerated. Diagnosis: cutaneous diphtheria, a disease… Continue Reading

Toronto offering free sunscreen at select city parks this summer

Toronto offering free sunscreen at select city parks this summer

With summer finally within reach, you’ll soon be able to find free sunscreen at select City of Toronto park locations starting this July. The success of the #BeSunSafe program in waterfront parks last year has prompted the city to expand its public health program providing free sunscreen in select city parks this summer. The Health… Continue Reading

Male interest in non-surgical procedures increases 6% on RealSelf – RealSelf

Male interest in non-surgical procedures increases 6% on RealSelf – RealSelf

The latest RealSelf data reveals more men are researching nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in 2019, with interest up six percent compared to 2018. Male interest in surgical cosmetic procedures increased slightly less during the same time period, up four percent compared to a year ago. The most researched treatments among men in 2019 are dental treatments like Invisalign… Continue Reading

Beware of the sun – Europe copes with heatwave – EuroNews

Beware of the sun – Europe copes with heatwave – EuroNews

As Europeans cope with a record heatwave suffocating much of the continent, the importance of sun protection cannot be overstated. Why should we be careful? How to choose and apply sunscreen properly? Euronews gathered a few tips from dermatologists. Why sun protection matters There is no such a thing as a healthy tan, dermatologists say.… Continue Reading

Skin care tips for men – Forbes Magazine

Skin care tips for men – Forbes Magazine

Thanks to an overwhelming number of creams, cleansers, masks, moisturizers and other beauty goodies available in the market, finding the right skin care product seems like a Herculean task. But that doesn’t mean you should stop making an effort altogether. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and its first line of defense against pathogens.… Continue Reading

What the heck is mole mapping? – Parade Magazine

What the heck is mole mapping? – Parade Magazine

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. But the good news is that if caught and treated early, you’re very likely to survive a diagnosis. The five-year survival rate for patients who develop melanoma and have it detected early, for instance, is 98 percent. In order to check for potentially cancerous… Continue Reading

Vitamin D Vs. Sunscreen: One Dermatologist Weighs In On The Debate – FASHION Magazine

Vitamin D Vs. Sunscreen: One Dermatologist Weighs In On The Debate – FASHION Magazine

Earlier this year, Outside magazine ran a story that went viral, thanks in part to its clickbait-y title “Is sunscreen the new margarine?” The writer argued that, based on nascent and controversial research that challenges North America’s current sun exposure guidelines, the sun’s mood-boosting power, and physical health benefits like reducing blood pressure, outweigh its dangers.… Continue Reading

‘Sunburn tattoos’ are the uncool way to show skin this summer – New York Post

‘Sunburn tattoos’ are the uncool way to show skin this summer – New York Post

These folks are having fun in the sun — but they could be risking their health in the process. “Sunburn tattoos,” a body-modification trend that first tried to happen in 2015, is heating up for the summer 2019 season, according to a new Inked Mag report. It works like this: People place stencils on exposed skin and… Continue Reading

Risankizumab (trade name Skyrizi) effective for plaque psoriasis – MD Magazine

Risankizumab (trade name Skyrizi) effective for plaque psoriasis – MD Magazine

Long-term results from the phase 3 IMMhance study of risankizumab (Skyrizi) in patients with psoriasis indicated that a significant number of patients receiving risankizumab maintained complete skin clearance at week 94. “Results show that Skyrizi has the potential to provide long-term relief from the signs and symptoms of psoriasis,” said Marek Honczarenko, MD, PhD, vice… Continue Reading

Brodalumab (trade name Siliq) yields long-term skin clearance results in psoriasis – Healio Dermatology

Brodalumab (trade name Siliq) yields long-term skin clearance results in psoriasis – Healio Dermatology

Most patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who received treatment with brodalumab experienced long-term rates of skin clearance at 120 weeks, according to extension results of AMAGINE-2. “The increased likelihood of achieving complete skin clearance associated with brodalumab may allow improvement of patient quality of life relative to other biologics associated with a lesser… Continue Reading

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