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Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness for 25 years. Visit www.WordsComeAlive.com.
From scars to active acne: Technological treatment for hard-to-treat cases
Lasers and photodynamic therapy are practical treatment options for acne patients who fail or aren’t compliant with traditional first-line therapies. Today’s energy devices might also enhance acne treatment as adjuvant therapy, a review shows.
The cost of disengagement in the practice
A practice with disengaged employees risks bleeding cash, says Amy Koon of the medical practice management firm Keystone Medical. In this article, Ms. Koon highlights key steps necessary for creating employee engagement.
Plastic surgery channel launches on Apple TV
Apple’s interactive new app allows viewers to access cosmetic surgery content and submit media and questions to providers.
Artificial intelligence and the quest for antiaging
Antiaging and other areas of health and wellness are among the targets of the fast-growing AI industry, which could be a game changer in nearly every aspect of human existence.
If disaster strikes, is your practice prepared?
A month after Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Houston-based urologist Steven Canfield, MD, says his practice is still having to reschedule operating room times to help out with the hurricane-induced OR shortage.
Shock waves may change future of ED therapy
It’s hard to argue against an erectile dysfunction treatment that is potentially disease modifying, is noninvasive, and seems to do no harm. The treatment, low-intensity shock wave therapy, has yet to earn the FDA’s approval but is widely used in other countries. Early results from ongoing U.S. trials are promising.
Promising new treatments for plaque psoriasis
The American College of Rheumatology annual meeting wrapped this month in San Diego. Results from long-awaited safety trials show promising new treatments.
Cisplatin nanoparticles appear efficacious for treating NMIBC
The use of intravesical cisplatin nanoparticles reduces cancer cell proliferation while limiting drug absorption beyond the bladder barrier, according to early findings.
The ethics of social media
Experts offer advice for how to increase visibility on social media while protecting patients and maintaining professionalism and integrity.
Understanding, diagnosing pediatric psoriasis phenotypes
A pediatric dermatologist addresses important differences in children with psoriasis, versus adults.