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.
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.
CMS grants reimbursement cods to RCM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted reimbursement codes to reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), a noninvasive tool for identifying benign lesions, which can spare patients from needing biopsies, as well as detect malignant lesions.
Know your state's laser laws
Know your state's laser laws
While laws vary from state to state as to who in a practice can legally operate a laser or light source or energy-based device, the responsibility often lies with the practice physician, according to Mathew M. Avram, M.D., J.D.
A simple solution for selling skin care online
A simple solution for selling skin care online
A new turnkey solution allows practices to offer online sales for skin care products without all the work.
Dermatologists collaborate on data-driven pediatric psoriasis research
A global community of physicians cooperated to share experiences with systemic drugs for pediatric psoriasis, and to get experience with a joint registry. A uniform dataset could be tapped to learn more about disease manifestations and treatment outcomes

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