dermatology

January 6, 2020

The idea is to create a therapy involving swabs of an entire healthy skin microbiome, as an alternative to antibiotics.

Woman applying sunscreen before skiing
November 13, 2019

Melanoma is the most common skin cancer and the fifth most common cancer among adults in the United States. Risk can be reduced by limiting exposure to ultraviolet rays and using sun protection.

Person applying sunscreen
May 9, 2019

Anyone can get skin cancer, and it can occur in places on the body that don't get that much sun, like the hands and fingernails, and feet and toenails.

July 23, 2018

A woman's attempt to treat athlete's foot by rubbing it with raw garlic was badly misinformed.  The garlic created a serious contact burn with her foot, according to the BMJ (British Medical Journal). 

May 18, 2018

Researchers describe 'moderate improvement' in accuracy in identifying melanoma.

September 19, 2017

Black henna drawings on skin are associated with rashes and blistering

It's summertime, the weather is hot, and splinters are plentiful. As you spread beauty bark around your garden, head to the boardwalk or find a park bench for lunch, beware the tiny sliver of wood that can bury itself under your skin.

Telehealth – facilitating patient care at a distance through electronics – likely emerged within a few decades of Alexander Graham Bell’s famous first phone call in 1876.

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