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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.
Risky business
This month we’re profiling dermatologist Eric Schweiger, M.D., who owns 24 practices in New York and New Jersey. Find out more about this young entrepreneur.
Lymph-node dissection increases rates of regional disease control
Lymph-node dissection is not associated with increased melanoma survival. Surgery may be best option to decrease risk for recurrence. A positive sentinel node does not automatically lead to complete dissection
Gene therapy trial for blistering skin condition advancing to next stage
Gene therapy trial for blistering skin condition advancing to next stage
FCX-007 could be the first major medical advance for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, or RDEB, in decades.
Relief from the itch in atopic dermatitis
An experimental drug designed to control itching in people with moderate-to-severe AD shows promise in early trial.
Gene mutation identified in atopic dermatitis
A new study shows that mutations in the gene CARD11 are associated with severe atopic disease.
Energy Devices 101: Intense pulsed light (IPL)
Energy Devices 101: Intense pulsed light (IPL)
IPL is not typically a gold-star, stand-alone technology, but it has come a long way, evolving to become stronger, more effective and a patient favorite for photo rejuvenation.
Visualizing the perfect breast size
3D Augmented reality technology takes the guesswork out of determining patient breast size.
A postsurgical selfie protocol
Smartphone program identifies early postop issues, improves patient satisfaction.
IL-31 pathway may lead to new treatments for pruritus
In early research, subcutaneous nemolizumab significantly reduced pruritus in moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis adult patients.
Microwave energy treatment reduces underarm odor
Researchers have found that microwave treatment (miraDry, Miramar Labs) reduces axillary odor in patients treated for underarm sweat or hair, according to data presented at ASLMS.