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contact dermatitis.(Case of the Month)

Diagnosis: contact dermatitis.(Case of the Month) Bates, Betsy VANCOUVER, B.C. — An examination revealed a well-demarcated line between normal skin and a very extensive eruption of flesh-colored and verrucous papules with central areas of erosion throughout her groin region and on two digits of her right hand. She had no exotic pets and had no […]

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Prevent computer abuse.(Managing Your Dermatology Practice)

Prevent computer abuse.(Managing Your Dermatology Practice) Eastern, Joseph S. As I discussed last month, the rapid evolution of electronic medical records and electronic claims filing has greatly increased the role of computers in our offices, and this trend will continue for the foreseeable future, largely because the federal government has decreed that it will happen […]

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Medical therapies can stabilize Peyronie’s disease

Medical therapies can stabilize Peyronie’s disease Nancy Walsh MONTREAL — There is no cure in sight for Peyronie’s disease, but medical management can offer stabilization in the early phase of this connective tissue disorder, Dr. Laurence A. Levine said at a congress sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male. The […]

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Sleep drug labels to address adverse reactions.(News)

Sleep drug labels to address adverse reactions.(News) Mechcatie, Elizabeth warnings about the risks of complex sleep-related behaviors such as driving while asleep and about serious allergic reactions that have recently been associated with sleep drugs are being added to their labels, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced that the […]

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Anti-itch cream for dry skin.(Products)

Anti-itch cream for dry skin.(Products) Sarna Ultra Anti-Itch Cream and Skin Protectant contains 1% pramoxine hydrochloride and 0.5% menthol in a 30% petrolatum base to help relieve itching and …

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Gay and Lesbian Health

Gay and Lesbian Health “Healthy People 2010 Companion Document for LGBT Health” is a 500-page book about the multicultural lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, written by and for health care consumers and professionals. Produced by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and the National Coalition for LGBT Health, it addresses access to health […]

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Atopy skin barrier cream

Atopy skin barrier cream EpiCeram Skin Barrier Emulsion is a prescription medical device cream designed to repair the damaged skin barrier of atopic dermatitis patients. The cream is a ceramide-dominant, lipid-based, first-line treatment that provides an optimal 3:1:1 ratio of ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol. EpiCeram works by creating a vapor-permeable barrier, replenishing physiologic […]

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Laser lipolysis: the future of liposuction

Laser lipolysis: the future of liposuction Robert A. Weiss The combination of laser lipolysis and tumescent liposuction appears to have so many advantages over liposuction alone that the procedure could become widely adopted by physicians in the not-so-distant future. Growing expertise with the technique has begun to indicate that it can expand the base of […]

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$260m in Medicaid substance abuse funds left untouched

$260m in Medicaid substance abuse funds left untouched Alicia Ault WASHINGTON–More than $260 million in Medicaid funds set aside to pay physicians to conduct brief screening and interventions for substance abuse are practically untouched, according to federal experts in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. In January, the Centers for Medicare and […]

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Dermatologists and free care

Dermatologists and free care Denny L. Tuffanelli I’ve practiced dermatology for 40 years in San Francisco. Our city is, in some ways, unique. It has been called the People’s Republic of San Francisco, the Capital of the Left Coast, and the Home of the Latte Liberals. We have a five-physician office. We belong to all […]