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.
Researchers identify cells regulating hair growth, graying
New research identifies hair matrix progenitors charged with regulating hair growth and pigmentation.
Examining topical growth factors
A recent study investigated the effect of fibroblast and mesenchymal stem cell growth factors on wrinkles.
Refyne, Defyne: New fillers, unique benefits?
Dr. Joe Niamtu offers his opinion on how these “flexible” fillers fit into the overall HA category.
Wound healing and the HS patient
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) need wound care not only after surgery, to address HS scarring and tunneling from sinus tracts; they also need ongoing wound care for lesions that might be draining, says one dermatologist.
Pipeline antibiotic omadacycline shows promise against MRSA and more
Phase 3 data for Paratek Pharmaceuticals’ once-daily treatment with IV-to-oral omadacycline has shown the pipeline drug effectively and safely treats the most frequently isolated bacterial pathogens associated with skin infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
BTL releases Ultra Femme 360°
It’s part of the BTL Exilis Ultra 360° platform and offers the shortest radiofrequency treatment time available in the vaginal rejuvenation space.
Sweat much? How to keep your cool in the OR
Jason Miller, M.D. overheats in the OR. He’s found a wearable solution to keep cool and stay focused during surgery.
ALCL: Are your breast implant patients worried?
Dr. Alex K. Wong explains the “risk” between breast implants and ALCL and offers advice on how to talk to your patients about it.
Pelvic floor PT improves pelvic pain, voiding symptoms
Study findings serve as a reminder of the importance of prompt and direct physical therapy referrals for pelvic floor pain patients, researchers say.
Marketing a new device
Device manufacturers are now offering marketing services to allay concerns that your new device is just going to gather dust, but do they really work?

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