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The N95 Masks Take a Toll on the Skin

Healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic rely on N95 masks to reduce their exposure to airborne particles, but a...

Ways Dermatology Residencies Can Update their Training Practices

In the age of COVID-19, dermatology residency programs are re-thinking how they train new physicians. With telemedicine dominating the specialty, dermatologists have...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Eczema in Certain Populations

Eczema is more commonly found in white, non-Latino populations with low vitamin D levels than in other populations, according to a study recently published...

Nike’s New Brand Shoe for Medical Workers – Nike Pulse

Per Nike, the "Nike Air Zoom Pulse is a shoe for everyday heroes: nurses, doctors, home health providers, technologists, technicians, EMTs, frontline...

New Med Spa Trend Causes Cold Burns Among Other Ailments

Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), the futuristic-sounding medical spa trend has been embraced by swanky and hipster areas across the country. However, the procedure isn’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a recent case report found that the technique can cause cold burns. Whole-body cryotherapy is a “super-cooling” process requiring the client to stand in a chamber where their legs and torso are exposed to exposed to temperatures as low as negative 200 or 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The icy temperatures are generated by liquid nitrogen, and med spas with WBC services claim that the procedure can alleviate or cure a number of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, asthma, and Alzheimer’s. However, the FDA has explained that WBC has yet to demonstrate any conclusive benefits. On...

Long-term Opioid Use is 53% More Common Among Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurative

Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa are significantly more susceptible to long-term opioid use than those without the skin condition, according to research recently published in JAMA Dermatology.

High Number of Hair Loss Cases Amongst COVID-19 Patients Living in Low-Income, Minority Communities

Telogen effluvium, or temporary hair loss, has been reported in COVID-19 patients who live in low-income minority communities, according to a study...

Pregnant ER Nurses send a message to all: Please Stay Home!

A very important public health announcement by four pregnant emergency room nurses at University of North Carolina (UNC)...

Walk through COVID testing in South Korea

Model of efficiency and reduces need for PPE for COVID testing. Protects healthcare workers and their patients. Here is an...

What Does Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Have to do With Skin Cancer?

Sexual orientation and gender identity might impact a person’s risk of developing skin cancer, according to two recently published studies.

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