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Skin of color

Skin of color ... Conditions affecting skin pigmentation, including melasma and hyperpigmentation, are common in patients with skin of color. ... People with skin of color can get skin cancer, so it’s important for them to regularly perform skin self-exams to detect the disease early, when it’s most treatable. ...

Your new Skin of Color Curriculum is here

The AAD Learning Center is one of the Academy’s top member benefits and one of the newest online resources is the ... Skin of Color Curriculum . ... A host of expert dermatologists in all subspecialties contributed to making the Skin of Color Curriculum a complete and definitive in-patient and

AAD Member benefits – Free skin of color photography course

This summer, we launched a new skills course on clinical photography for skin of color patients. This free, online course with video instruction will help you: ... Identify factors which may lead to good and poor image capture. ... Determine ideal approaches to photographing skin of color. ... Utilize digital

Atopic dermatitis and skin of color

Atopic dermatitis, the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease, is highly prevalent in patients with Black or Brown skin. African American children have an increased risk of atopic dermatitis compared to European American children. ... Atopic dermatitis and skin of color ... Click to view and download the infographic. ...

Stopping skin cancer spread in the nick of time

Correcting common misconceptions about skin cancer and skin of color help a patient take control of her health and support others. ... Yvonne's story ... Yvonne Basil, patient ... I always thought my darker skin tone protected me from the sun and skin cancer. This common misconception nearly cost me

People with skin of color face unique dermatologic concerns

CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) — Board-certified dermatologists can provide treatment to improve patients’ quality of life Although skin disease can affect anyone, it may not affect everyone in the same way — and this is especially true for patients with skin of color. ... "Skin conditions are color blind, occurring

How to treat acne in skin of color

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 10, 2020) — Acne affects up to 50 million Americans annually, including people of all skin types and complexions. For people with skin of color, acne is often accompanied by dark spots or patches called hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of

New AAD survey: 74% of parents today say they worry about sun protection more with their children than their parents did with them

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 16, 2020) — With Father’s Day approaching, dermatologists are giving parents two thumbs up for keeping sun protection top of mind for their families. According to a new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology, 74% of parents today say they worry about sun protection more with

November 14

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / November 14, 2018 ... 2019 Fee Schedule – You asked. DWW answers. November Patient Care Hero: Jessica Burgy, MD Are you smarter than DataDerm™? CMS conducting new survey on post-op visits

Diversity toolkit

The AAD has created two educational resources in its online Learning Center that can help dermatologists hone their ability to provide clinically appropriate and compassionate care to patients from all backgrounds. ... The ... Skin of Color Curriculum is a complete, definitive inpatient and outpatient curriculum for the diagnosis and

A. Paul Kelly, MD Research Award and Lectureship

Honoring a leader ... Throughout his career, Dr. A. Paul Kelly researched skin diseases in people of color, particularly keloidal scarring.  ... The A. Paul Kelly, MD Research Award and Lectureship was created in 2021 to recognize outstanding dermatologists, who throughout their career have been committed to researching issues associated

Prior authorization’s impact on patients

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, September 1, 2020 While prior authorizations are often applied to biologics, the process also includes less expensive medication options and procedures, with a profound impact on many dermatology patients. Results from the AAD’s 2020 Prior Authorization Survey reveal that about

Prior authorization’s impact during COVID-19

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, October 1, 2021 In December 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) conducted a survey on the effects of prior authorization (PA) on physicians and patients in their care. The survey was administered to a sample of 1,000 practicing physicians, made

Skin of Color Pamphlet

Provide your patients with skin of color with a wealth of information about conditions that are common

New AAD survey: Only a third of Americans are concerned about skin cancer despite nearly 70% having at least one risk factor

Board-certified dermatologists urge everyone to #PracticeSafeSun, particularly individuals with a greater risk for developing skin cancer ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 15, 2021) — With the first day of summer right around the corner, many Americans will increasingly head to the beach or water parks to cool down, but will they turn

Educating the public — Skin Cancer Awareness Month 2021

Melanoma Monday® launched the AAD’s month-long, national Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign in May. Every year, the AAD advances this public education effort to position you as the experts in diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and educate the public about skin cancer prevention and detection. Continuing the success and momentum

Climate change perception among dermatologists

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, December 1, 2021 In June 2020, the International Society of Dermatology (ISD) published results of an ... online survey of member dermatologists that gauged their perceptions on climate change and their beliefs about its effects on clinical practice. ... Overall,

New American Academy of Dermatology survey finds one-third of Americans fail basic quiz on skin cancer and sun exposure

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, dermatologists share how the public can #PracticeSafeSun to reduce their risk of skin cancer ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 27, 2021) — In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that one-third of Americans lack a basic

New survey reveals public confusion about risks of tanning and sunburns

American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Large Increase in People Getting Tans and Sunburns in 2021 ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 24, 2022) — A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed a significant increase in both tanning and number of sunburns in 2021 compared to

AAD Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Every year in May, Melanoma Monday ... ® ... launches the AAD’s month-long, national Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign. It’s the time of year when the AAD advances this public education effort to position you as the experts in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. In addition, the AAD creates

March 9, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / March 9, 2022 ... Eight misconceptions about photoprotection in skin of color DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : IL-36 and generalized pustular psoriasis — L’chaim! Derm Coding Consult : Novitas revises shave

Your Dermatologist Knows: Media wins

The media remains hungry for stories about skin health and to advance our ... Your Dermatologist Knows goals, the Academy works together with members of the Media Expert Team to pitch stories to traditional media and online outlets to ensure the message that board-certified dermatologists are the experts in skin,

March 28

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / MARCH 28, 2018 ... The burden of prior authorizations: Is it really that bad? Take the ABMS survey on MOC Help wanted: AAD Pruritus Measure Testing Project FDA approves new psoriasis

New American Academy of Dermatology survey finds most Americans know sun protection is important, yet many aren't protecting themselves

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, dermatologists remind the public to #PracticeSafeSun to reduce their risk of skin cancer ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 28, 2020) — As more Americans head outdoors for warmer weather and fresh air amid "shelter-in-place" measures, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology

Largest study on racial differences in men with melanoma shows men with skin of color have lowest survival rates

Study author and board-certified dermatologist encourages public to get screened for skin cancer ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 11, 2023) — Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is highly treatable when detected early, but when the disease advances, it can lead to death. A new article published in the ...

Advocating for you — Moving the needle on skin cancer research funding

Every year, we advocate to secure funding for skin cancer prevention and melanoma research efforts through the federal appropriations process. ... In March, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (HR 2471) which supports medical research that builds on past innovations, fosters momentum in scientific research, and advances medical knowledge

August 18, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Aug. 18, 2021 ... Evaluating diagnostic accuracy across Fitzpatrick phototypes, skin of color DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Striving for hard facts about water softening in atopic dermatitis DermWorld Young Physician

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows Generation Z adults are unfamiliar with sunburn and tanning risks

Board-certified dermatologist shares her melanoma diagnosis and encourages people to protect themselves from the sun ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 9, 2023) — A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that many Generation Z adults, ages 18-25, are unaware of the risks associated with overexposure

How to make melasma less noticeable

Tips from a board-certified dermatologist ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 12, 2023) — Melasma is a skin condition that causes patches or freckle-like spots on the face that are darker than a person’s natural skin color. Melasma has many causes, including sun exposure, pregnancy, stress, a medical condition, or taking certain medications,

April 17

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / April 17, 2019 ... Having trouble accessing compounded quinacrine tablets? Here’s why. DW Insights and Inquiries : A ‘pregnant pause’ is necessary before concluding on the obstetric risk of vitiligo Lessons

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows sun protection lacking in winter

Board-certified dermatologist shares tips to protect your skin from the sun during colder months ROSEMONT (Feb. 6, 2024) — A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey revealed that nearly one in five adults are not aware that you can get sunburned during the winter, and even fewer protect themselves from

Dermatologists share skin care tips for people with vitiligo

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 11, 2019) —  Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in

Impact Report — Summer 2022

Hello, members! It’s time once again for the Academy’s Impact Report to reveal its latest advocacy and patient education activities and remind you of your meaningful member benefits. ... Read the latest on how we are advocating for you on Capitol Hill and state houses to protect your patients and

December 5

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / December 5, 2018 ... USP update on access to buffered lidocaine Are you smarter than DataDerm™? What’s the latest on drug shortages? Identifying, treating rosacea in skin of color 2019 AAD

July, 28 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / July 28, 2021 ... OTC hair growth therapies for skin of color patients DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Putting a finger on the diagnosis of Achenbach syndrome Celiac disease: Which skin

Patient/Peer Survey

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Changes in dermatology patient care during COVID

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, April 1, 2021 While dermatology practice operations have undergone waves of change during the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians have continued to meet the needs of their patients throughout the crisis. In the spring and fall of 2020, the AAD surveyed members

October 17

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / October 17, 2018 ... CMS to conduct new survey on post-op visits in global surgical codes Are you smarter than DataDerm™? ICD-10 updates impact several MIPS quality measures CMS to waive

John Kenney Jr., MD Lifetime Achievement Award and Lectureship

Honoring a leader ... Dr. John Kenney Jr. was the first African American member of the AAD and the 1995 recipient of the Master of Dermatology Award. ... The John Kenney Jr., MD Lifetime Achievement Award and Lectureship was created in 2021 to recognize outstanding dermatologists, who throughout their career

How to care for skin with vitiligo

Board-certified dermatologist’s tips to prevent vitiligo from spreading ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 13, 2023) — Vitiligo is a disease that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in light or white patches of skin. This condition, which affects people of all ages and ethnicities, not only affects patients’ skin,

New American Academy of Dermatology survey shows most Americans are not concerned about skin cancer, even if they are at risk

Board-certified dermatologists urge the public to practice safe sun ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 25, 2023) — As an African American female, Ilia Smith didn’t think she would get melanoma. However, after years of tanning and being outdoors, her life changed drastically when she was diagnosed with stage 2 melanoma. While Ilia

AAD.org public content tops search results

One of the many facets of the Your Dermatologist Knows consumer positioning strategy is curating and optimizing the Academy’s public-facing content so that it is easier for people to find, which helps drive traffic to AAD.org and ensures that the information the Academy supports is among the top search results.

Top drivers of dermatologist happiness

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, September 2, 2019 What do a solo practitioner and employee at a large health system have in common? The same things make them pretty happy. According to data from the AAD’s 2019 Life in Practice Study, dermatologists across all practice

You’ve been using the AAD’s Diversity Toolkit

The AAD is continuing to expand on offerings in its ... Diversity Toolkit . If you don’t know about it, you should. ... The ... Skin of Color Curriculum is a complete, definitive inpatient and outpatient curriculum for the diagnosis and effective treatment of skin of color diseases and conditions

Curriculum for Advancing Racial Equity (CARE)

Program description ... CARE was developed as an anti-racism curriculum specifically for dermatology residency programs. Residents who complete this curriculum will be able to: ... recognize the impact of structural racism on health and health care, ... recognize and address racial microaggressions aimed at patients and physicians of color, ...

Top dermatologist concerns during COVID

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, June 1, 2021 As the long-term impact of COVID-19 on schools, businesses, and the medical system has continued to unfold, dermatologists have grappled with high-pressure concerns ranging from staff safety to the overall financial stability of their practice. In May

Something from nothing: The role of random skin biopsies

By Warren R. Heymann, MD Sept. 22, 2017 There are a few reports suggesting the usefulness of the random or blind skin biopsy from normal-appearing skin for diagnosis of intravascular lymphoma. Punch biopsy results from the abdomen. A, Intravascular large lymphoid cells. B, CD20+ tumor cells. (A, Hematoxylin-eosin stain; B,

April 15, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / April 15, 2020 ... Telehealth coding, documentation, and reimbursement during COVID-19: What you need to know. DW Insights and Inquiries : The H syndrome – Understanding Y Academy encourages participation in

New American Academy of Dermatology survey reveals most Americans say sun protection is more important now than five years ago, yet many misunderstand how to protect themselves

Dermatologists urge the public to protect themselves from the sun to reduce skin cancer risk ahead of Melanoma Monday (May 2) and Skin Cancer Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 26, 2022) — In a recent survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that while

“Do you use protection?” American Academy of Dermatology study finds half of Americans are not protecting themselves against sun damage

Rosemont, Ill. (May 1, 2019) — Dermatologists urge Americans to "practice safe sun" to reduce their risk for skin cancer Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet new data shows Americans aren’t "practicing safe sun." In a recent survey, the American Academy of Dermatology found

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows Gen Z sun protection, tanning knowledge lacking

Board-certified dermatologist shares personal cancer diagnosis and sun protection habits to encourage younger generations like Gen Z to practice safe sun ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 28, 2022) — A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that many Generation Z adults, ages 18-25, are not

2022 Skin Cancer Awareness Month content reaches millions

Over 2,300 media placements generated nearly ... 720 million views. One of the undertakings of the Academy that we take most seriously is ensuring the public is aware of the dangers of skin cancers and the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe. ... In May

Ready to launch

Academy HAIR Grants enable new research on hair loss and skin of color ... Feature ... By Jan Bowers, Contributing Writer, May 1, 2022 A nearly $1.5 million windfall from a class action lawsuit is enabling intensive, multifaceted research of traditionally understudied aspects of hair disorders afflicting diverse populations and

In challenging times, civility wins

From the President ... Dr. Thiers served as Academy president from March 2020 to March 2021. ... By Bruce Thiers, MD, October 1, 2020 Since the onset of COVID-19, the world has been turned upside down. As AAD President, I have been hearing first-hand accounts of how this pandemic has

Need a clean slate? How to care for your skin after tattoo removal

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 10, 2019) — Tattoos used to be considered permanent, but thanks to advances in laser technology, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say today’s lasers can get rid of tattoos more safely and effectively, including removing tattoo ink with fewer treatments and treating ink colors that

How to check your nails for melanoma

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 11, 2021) — When checking the body for signs of skin cancer, many people may only think to check their skin. However, it’s important to check the nails, too. Although rare, skin cancer, including melanoma — the deadliest form of skin

August 25, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Aug. 25, 2021 ... TNF inhibitors vs. IL-17/IL-23 inhibitors for psoriasis and PsA DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Immediate pathology report release to patients — Is the 21st Century CURES Act

Helping a young girl thrive

A dermatologist treats a tricky case of vitiligo, helping his patient regain her confidence. ... LaChandra’s story ... Kamyrn Wilcox ... When my daughter Kamryn was in fifth grade, we noticed lighter spots start to appear on her face. Her complexion is dark, so the difference was notable. At the

During skin cancer awareness month, dermatologists share 5 common sunscreen mistakes — and how to avoid them

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 14, 2019) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun’s

March 31, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / March 31, 2021 ... Studies show skin rashes are highly predictive of positive COVID-19 results DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Netherton syndrome — From apex to nether New AAD research grant

Skin cancer fact sheet

Incidence rates ... Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. ... 1,2 ... Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. ... 3 ... It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer

SkinSerious: Stats and facts

Acne increases depression risk People with acne face a significantly increased risk of depression compared to those without acne. ... Alopecia areata and mental health Alopecia areata patients are more likely than other individuals to have mental health conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders. ... Atopic dermatitis and skin of

August 28

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / August 28, 2019 ... Dupilumab shows positive results for younger atopic dermatitis patients DW Insights and Inquiries : Finding joy in pediatric phototherapy FDA, UMD seek feedback on compounded drug use

Minding the gap

AAD member Travis W. Blalock, MD, FAAD, loved bringing the personal and the professional together through Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ . ... Dr. Blalock’s story ... I don’t remember exactly how I heard about Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! for the first time — it might have been the

Confused about sunscreen? New American Academy of Dermatology survey shows Americans need a refresher on sunscreen application and SPF

Board-certified dermatologist goes beyond the numbers to ensure consumers are sun-safe heading into Memorial Day weekend ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 25, 2021) — With many planning outdoor gatherings this Memorial Day weekend, board-certified dermatologists want to make sure consumers don’t get burned by confusing sunscreen labels or the sun’s harmful rays.

February 10, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Feb. 10, 2021 ... FDA clears device to improve cellulite DermWorld Insights and Inquiries: Leishmania episode 1a — attack of the clones Distance traveled: Dr. Lim’s diversity focus as Academy president

DermWorld: Your go-to practice, policy, and care resource

About 260 of you responded to the survey. Here’s what you said: ... Credibility of content, quality of writing = 93% excellent or good ... Visual appeal (cover, overall, art) = 89% excellent or good ... DermWorld content is relevant to my practice = 84% strongly agree or agree ...

Hemochromatosis: Beyond 50 shades of gray

By Warren R. Heymann, MD, FAAD March 6, 2024 Vol. 6, No. 10 As a medical student, I was enamored by the term "bronze diabetes" as a depiction of hemochromatosis; ever since I have been magnetically attracted to the disease. Hereditary (primary) hemochromatosis is a common autosomal-recessive disorder, with a

AAD bolsters information about darker skin tones

New and updated content on AAD.org reflects our commitment to providing information for patients of all skin tones. ... The Academy launched a ... Darker Skin Tones resource center in 2022, which included updates on 11 conditions that affect people with darker skin tones more frequently or more severely. It

February 1, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Feb. 1, 2023 ... Are topical AK treatments associated with increased risk of SCC? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : A seasoned approach to treating the ‘salt and pepper’ dyspigmentation of systemic

October 24

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / October 24, 2018 ... Drug shortages affecting your patients? Tell the FDA. When dealing with payers, the data can speak for itself Are you smarter than DataDerm™? Adalimumab biosimilar launches in

Moving on

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, February 1, 2020 More Americans than ever are leaving their jobs. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, annual "quits" reached an all-time peak of 40.1 million last year. Dermatologists have

Academy HAIR Grants take off

AAD distributes another round of hair disorder research grants ... Feature ... By Matthew Walsh, Member Communications Specialist, October 1, 2022 Earlier this year, the AAD awarded seven Hair Loss and Alopecia Initiative in Research (HAIR) grants to dermatologists across the country to help fund their research of hair disorders

Behind the lens

DermWorld takes a look at training and research gaps that impact skin of color patients ... Feature ... By Stacia Johnston, member communications specialist, January 1, 2021 From pavements-turned-murals to White Coats for Black Lives — a bold declaration by physicians to dismantle racism in medicine — the Black Lives

November 30, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Nov. 30, 2022 ... Chemotherapeutics for treating actinic keratosis DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Palmar Pagetoid dyskeratosis — A sheep in wolf’s clothing A guide to transitioning to JAK inhibitors for

MD Anderson dermatologist & oncologist collaborate to treat vitiligo

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Anisha Patel as National "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 13, 2021)  — Houston board-certified dermatologist Anisha Patel, MD, FAAD, was named a ... Patient Care Hero by the American Academy of Dermatology for collaborating to treat a patient who developed a complex skin condition

How can dermatologists provide improved access to care for patients with housing instability?

Clinical Applications ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld . She interviews the author of a recent study each month. ... By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, May 1, 2021 In this month’s Clinical Applications column, Physician Editor Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, talks with John Browning, MD, Kavina Patel, BS,

Microneedling: experienced hands can improve the face

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Treatment from a trained doctor provides better results than at-home devices When it comes to microneedling, not all treatments are created equal. At-home devices won’t provide the same effects as an in-office treatment from a board-certified dermatologist. ... "Microneedling that delivers significant, long-lasting

How to relieve hives at home

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2022) — Hives are a common skin reaction that causes itchy bumps or raised, swollen-looking patches to appear on the skin. If you have a darker skin tone, hives are often the same color as your skin, or slightly darker or lighter.

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Updated content on fading dark spots on skin of color attracts new readers ... The AAD’s public website content helps tens of millions of potential dermatology patients learn more about their conditions — ... more than 30 million so far in 2021. In the last issue, we highlighted the ...

Pathways: Inclusivity in Dermatology to increase number of Black, Latino, and Indigenous physicians in dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson will double representation in next 5 years. ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 23, 2022) — People of color often face unequal access to health care and experience poorer outcomes across the health

Not just for boys: X-linked erythropoietic protoporphyria

By Warren R. Heymann, MD Sept. 7, 2017 I was anxiously awaiting the results of erythrocyte protoporphyrin levels obtained from a 4 year-old boy who avoids sunlight because his "skin hurts" when not in the shade. Until I read the article by Balwani, et al (1), I was unaware of

September 2, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / September 2, 2020 ... What role can dermatologists play in developing a COVID-19 vaccine? DW Insights and Inquiries : Dermatopathology’s taste of honey Non-discrimination protections change under ACA Skin of color

June 8, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / June 8, 2022 ... The administrative burden of prescribing isotretinoin DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Sweating over acquired idiopathic generalized anhidrosis AADA counters IPMG objections to iPLEDGE improvements Actinic keratosis guidelines

September 9, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / September 9, 2020 ... What are the cutaneous side effects associated with drugs prescribed for COVID-19? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Mentorship mentation — Bringing out the best of us! Derm

American Academy of Dermatology urges Americans to use sun protection ahead of July 4th weekend

Board-certified dermatologist provides tips to relieve discomfort from sunburns ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 27, 2023) — The July 4th weekend is a time when many Americans will celebrate outdoors at parades, pools and cookouts, but without proper sun protection, they put themselves and their children at risk of getting sunburned, which

Where do Americans get pricing information for health care services?

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, November 1, 2022 New survey data released this year by Akasa, a health care AI developer, found that Americans most often turn to health insurers for pricing information over other sources, placing new emphasis on the need for price transparency

November 18, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / November 18, 2020 ... Hydrogen peroxide and the common wart: Phase 2 results are in DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Granulomatous slack skin — More than one type of mimicry FDA

National Healthy Skin Month: Dermatologists encourage regular skin checks

Board-certified dermatologists remind patients that routine skin self-exams are key to health. ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 11, 2021)  — The American Academy of Dermatology highlights the importance of regular skin self-exams during National Healthy Skin Month this November. These exams help catch serious conditions early when they are most treatable. ... Research

Pathways: Inclusivity in Dermatology

Pathways: Inclusivity in Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health and Janssen, are launching "Pathways: Inclusivity in Dermatology" to increase the number of practicing dermatologists who are underrepresented minorities (URiM) in medicine over the

June 29, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / June 29, 2022 ... Psoriasis treatment adherence: Adalimumab vs. ixekizumab DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : When to see red in linear erythronychia — Malignant onychopapilloma Dermatologist Jack Resneck Jr., MD, FAAD,

March 17, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / March 17, 2021 ... COVID-19 in melanoma patients DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Hoops and happiness — Having the courage to take a shot DermWorld Young Physician Focus : Forging ahead

Americans lack basic health insurance literacy

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, March 1, 2023 A recent Forbes Advisor survey of 2,000 Americans who have health insurance found that while most policyholders report they’re happy with their coverage, many don’t understand it.According to the survey, over three-quarters of participants were unable to

Advocacy Update March 26, 2024

IN THIS ISSUE / March 26, 2024 Change Healthcare cyberattack update Congress finalizes remaining government funding for 2024 AMA survey to update Medicare physician payment MedPAC recommends physician payment update for 2025 SkinPAC hosted Skin Cancer Caucus Co-Chair Deborah Ross Change Healthcare Cyber Attack Change Healthcare cyberattack update ... AADA

November 9, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Nov. 9, 2022 ... Intralesional vs. intramuscular hepatitis B vaccine for common warts DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Hair straighteners and the risk of uterine cancer — More studies are necessary

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Dermatologists debunk common misconceptions about laser hair removal

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 26, 2018) — AAD warns consumers that laser hair removal can be dangerous in inexperienced hands When performed by a doctor, laser hair removal is a safe, effective and permanent solution for removing unwanted face and body hair. This clinically tested, FDA-approved treatment has been around

A permanent addition to the list of transient neonatal dermatoses: Transient abdominal telangiectasia of the newborn

By Warren R. Heymann, MD, FAAD Oct. 25, 2023 Vol. 5, No. 43 Any parent looking at their newborn child will wonder if the skin lesions they observe are worrisome. During the neonatal period, defined as the first four weeks of life, most cutaneous findings are transient and benign; occasionally,

Mpox dermatology registry

Thank you for taking part in this important effort on behalf of the American Academy of Dermatology and the International League of Dermatologic Societies. Our hope is that information you and others provide will help us understand dermatologic manifestations of the mpox (monkeypox) virus, as well as skin reactions to

Can computer algorithms improve dermatologists’ accuracy when diagnosing melanoma?

Clinical Applications ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld . She interviews the author of a recent study each month. ... By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, January 1, 2021 In this month’s Clinical Applications column, Physician Editor Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, talks with Michael A. Marchetti, MD, about his

American Academy of Dermatology elects 2018 new officers, board members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 27, 2018) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 19,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of

April 27, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / April 27, 2022 ... A novel treatment for molluscum contagiosum? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Eye-opening news about oxymetazoline Trends in prescribing spironolactone for acne, HS in adolescents Racial biases in

DermWorld

DermWorld : Your go-to source for navigating practice, policy, and patient care ... This year, we asked hundreds of members what they thought about the Academy’s flagship publication, ... DermWorld , and the results are in. Here are the highlights: ... Credibility of content, quality of writing = ... 92%

How to treat acne

Board-certified dermatologist offers skin care advice to help you get the best results from your acne treatment ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 17, 2022) — Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. As your body’s largest organ, it’s important to take

Member benefits — Smarter, not harder: your new AAD Learning Center

We recently gave the ... AAD Learning Center a facelift and you’ve been reporting an improved and enhanced learning experience. ... Members can see new and relevant content like the Skin of Color Curriculum, the Biologics for Psoriasis course, Hands-on at Home, and the Career Launch Bootcamp Collection. Plus, your

Pediatric melanoma: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

By Warren R. Heymann, MD ... Sept. 27, 2016 ... Despite its rarity, the incidence of pediatric melanoma (PM) has been increasing. Every practicing dermatologist, past or present, has been humbled or fooled by the clinical appearance of melanomas, examples being amelanotic or desmoplastic variants. ... The A (asymmetry),

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)/Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): Biopsy Reporting Time — Pathologist to Clinician — Measure 440

Skin Cancer: Biopsy Reporting Time — Pathologist to Clinician ... DESCRIPTION: The percentage of biopsies with a diagnosis of cutaneous BCC, SCC, or melanoma (including in situ disease) in which the pathologist communicates results to the clinician within seven days from receipt of the tissue specimen. ...  ... MEASURE

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)/Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): Biopsy Reporting Time — Pathologist to Clinician—Measure 440

Skin Cancer: Biopsy Reporting Time — Pathologist to Clinician ... DESCRIPTION: The percentage of biopsies with a diagnosis of cutaneous BCC, SCC, or melanoma (including in situ disease) in which the pathologist communicates results to the clinician within seven days from receipt of the tissue specimen. ...  ... MEASURE

AAD Media Kit

DermWorld ... Events ... Podcasts ... AAD.org ... Advertise with the AAD ... About the AAD In a world of many advertising choices, the AAD is the distinct leader to reach the dermatology community. Build brand awareness, launch a new product, or make connections – AAD gives you the best

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 18, 2022) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of

This month's news from across the specialty

What's hot ... May 1, 2020 In this monthly column, members of  ... Dermatology World 's Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty.   ... EDWARD W. COWEN, MD, MHSc Hair color is a result of melanin pigment produced by melanocytes at the base of the hair

June 24, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / June 24, 2020 ... Derm Coding Consult : Are you ready for E/M coding changes? DW Insights and Inquiries : Phacing the future — When patients with PHACE syndrome grow up

Survey: 60% of Americans say they have gotten sunburned so badly their clothes were uncomfortable

Dermatologists urge Americans to #PracticeSafeSun to reduce their risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the U.S. ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 18, 2020) ... — Memorial Day — long considered the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. — is quickly approaching, and dermatologists from the American Academy

November 6, 2019

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / November 6, 2019 ... SPF 50+ vs. 100+ — is there a difference? DW Insights and Inquiries : Getting the gist of GIST cutaneous hyperpigmentation disease Academy announces new Executive Director

January

Issue ... January January February March April May June July August September October November December View digital flipbook In this issue ... From the Editor ... 2021 is finally here What's hot ... This month's news from across the specialty Clinical Applications ... Can computer algorithms improve dermatologists’ accuracy when

How to get the best results from fillers

Board-certified dermatologist shares five tips to consider before getting a filler ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 16, 2023) — When we’re young, our skin is soft, supple, and well hydrated, but as we age, our skin slowly loses its youthful characteristics, which can leave some people looking for a way to regain

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

Rosemont, Ill. (April 1, 2024) – The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,800 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of

July 18

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / JULY 18, 2018 ... FDA approves first topical hyperhidrosis treatment CMS proposes major E/M changes, modifier 25 payment reduction: What’s next? Survey indicates residents lack confidence in coding, billing skills ‘Gag

Key messages when communicating about skin cancer

Skin cancer ... Everyone is at risk for skin cancer. In fact, at least one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. ... 1-2 ... You can prevent and detect skin cancer: ... Prevent: Seek shade, cover up and wear sunscreen. ... Detect: Look for new, changing

May 20, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / May 20, 2020 ... COVID-19 and physician compensation: Survey shows likely decline DW Insights and Inquiries : Reopening the dermatologic surgery office in the COVID-19 era Register for the Academy’s virtual

December 22, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Dec. 22, 2021 ... Can COVID-19 be transmitted through the skin? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Holiday greeting 2021 Derm Coding Consult : Anthem updates virtual visit policies No Surprises Act

A pandemic of perception

Virtual life has negatively affected patients’ self-perception. Dermatologists may be in a position to help. ... Feature ... By Allison Evans, Assistant Managing Editor, July 1, 2022 Photo editing, once associated with flawlessly airbrushed celebrities, has become not only ubiquitous but nearly a requirement of social sharing. In a highly

Digital media kit: Recruitment and direct mail advertising

The Academy offers a number of recruitment opportunities and mailing list rentals that allow you to reach the prospects you need in a timely and results-oriented fashion. ... DermWorld classifieds Reach over 16,000 U.S. dermatologists with your recruitment ad. ... JAAD classifieds Reach the full AAD membership with your recruitment

This month's news from across the specialty

What's hot ... July 1, 2021 In this monthly column, members of the  ... DermWorld Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty.   ... Mallory Abate, MD The FDA has approved the first treatment for progeria (Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome). As we all know, progeria is a rare

Key messages for social media about nails and nail health

Nails ... Our nails often reflect our general state of health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration or thickening, can signal health problems, including liver and kidney disease, heart and lung conditions, anemia, and diabetes. ... Symptoms that could signal nail problems include changes in color, shape and/or thickness,

Academy publications continue to top the charts!

We are your go-to source for navigating practice, policy, and patient care Last year, we asked hundreds of members what they thought about the Academy’s flagship publication, DermWorld, and the results are in. Here are the highlights: ... Credibility of content, quality of writing = 93% excellent or good  ...

Dermatologists remain divided on artificial intelligence

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, January 1, 2021 Once limited to the realm of sci-fi, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented intelligence (AuI) tools are now in early stages of development. While AI and AuI tools in dermatology may have assistive and efficiency potential, they also

Classifieds

The Academy offers a number of recruitment opportunities that allow you to reach the prospects you need in a timely and results-oriented fashion. Learn more about what the AAD offers so you can get the most out of our classified advertising and career opportunities. ... Explore classifieds and direct mail

Despite concerns, dermatologists retain primary control of their practices

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, June 3, 2019 Amid ongoing debate about the evolution of dermatology practice settings and the role of equity-backing in the specialty, new AAD survey data indicates that dermatologists have maintained both primary ownership and management of their practices. According to

Dermatology practice staff by the numbers

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, July 2, 2018 Nurses, aestheticians, billers — who’s most likely to be spotted working in the average dermatology practice? Aside from dermatologists, medical assistants and practice administrators are the most widely employed across all practice settings, according the 2017 AAD Practice Profile

Who pays the bills?

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, March 1, 2019 While the future of American health insurance remains a question mark, data from the 2017 AAD Practice Profile Survey has helped shed light on where reimbursement trends might be headed. Although the percentage of patients with private

August 15

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / August 15, 2018 ... The good, the bad, and the unknown in CMS E/M proposals DataDerm™: Better your practice, better the specialty AAD Election call for nominations FDA approves new drug

Top ethical issues encountered by dermatologists

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Victoria Houghton, Managing Editor, July 1, 2023 According to the Academy’s 2022 Ethics in Derm Practice Survey — which asked fellows and associates about the major ethical issues they face in practice — 23% of respondents indicated that inappropriate requests to have a cosmetic

Who owns dermatology?

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, content specialist, January 1, 2018 The face of dermatology is changing. As more and more dermatologists move toward group practice, outside investors have taken note. While a majority of dermatology practices are independently owned, according to the AAD’s 2016 Group Practice survey,

Taking the challenge: Social media, adolescents, and the skin

By Albert C. Yan, MD June 12, 2019 Vol. 1, No. 14 Patterned skin injury can raise the specter of non-accidental trauma. However, over the past decade or so, striking examples of patterned skin injury have emerged among adolescents and pre-teens that share certain features: these are self-induced voluntarily; the

Your Dermatologist Knows continues to show strong results

Launched in October 2022, the ... Your Dermatologist Knows consumer positioning strategy has been successful in its effort to share messages that position board-certified dermatologists as the go-to experts for conditions affecting skin, hair, and nails. The strategy take a multi-channel approach to share messages across platforms. ... As of

Largest study of skin cancer prevention in American Indians and Alaskan natives shows UV protection lacking

Use of tanning beds and inadequate sun protection increases skin cancer risk ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 16, 2022) — Ultraviolet (UV) protection from the sun and avoiding indoor tanning play an important role in reducing a person’s risk for skin cancer — the most common cancer in the U.S. and one

Hairdressers’ dermatologic odyssey: From dye to death prevention

... By Warren R. Heymann, MD Dec. 18, 2017 My younger daughter Deborah was destined to be a hair stylist. When she was a camper in the Poconos, I received an urgent call from the staff about her. Assuming the worst, my heart palpitating in fear, all I could

Two new skin healthy issues provide valuable information to patients

Two new editions of ... skin healthy magazine were published in 2023. As a member benefit, ... U.S. members receive 50 complimentary copies of each issue of skin healthy, which positions board-certified dermatologists as the leading experts in issues affecting the skin, hair, and nails. Members can place copies in

Learning about skin health, acne, and sun protection, oh my

Erica Aukerman, BS, and the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Dermatology Student Interest Group collaborated with Girls’ STEM Institute to teach them about their skin. Erica's story ... The Girls’ STEM Institute had fun learning more about skin anatomy, skin health, acne, sun protection, and more. ... When I first

LGB adults less likely to afford health care, says CDC report

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, October 1, 2022 According to a new CDC survey, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults were more likely to report being unable to afford common health services than heterosexual adults. Common health services defined by the report include prescription medication,

Clinical guidelines disclaimer

DISCLAIMER Adherence to these guidelines will not ensure successful treatment in every situation. Furthermore, these guidelines should not be interpreted as setting a standard of care, or be deemed inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. The

How to examine your skin for skin cancer

Board-certified dermatologist shares 5 skin cancer exam tips ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 31, 2023) — Last year, 69-year-old Isabel Lievano's board-certified dermatologist diagnosed the persistent black spot under her nail as melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Though she lost her nail, she was thrilled that her dermatologist was able

Start the new year off with a fresh start (and skin)

Advice from a board-certified dermatologist on seeking cosmetic treatments ROSEMONT, Ill. (January 9, 2024) — With a rise in both public accessibility and visibility, cosmetic treatments are more popular than ever. Whether your New Year’s resolution is to improve your health or to look and feel your best, the most

March 27, 2024

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / March 27, 2024 ... Spironolactone: Risk of breast, gynecologic malignancies? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Always another worry for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa — Amyloid A amyloidosis FDA approves spesolimab for

Snitching on Schnitzler syndrome: The continuing search for an optimal biomarker

By Warren R. Heymann, MD August 7, 2019 Vol. 1, No. 22 Urticarial dermatoses confound our even our most sagacious dermatologists. It is no surprise that patients with systemic autoinflammatory diseases such as Schnitzler syndrome (SS) go undiagnosed for years after failed trials of antihistamines, steroids, and other immunosuppressive therapies.

Visualizing the importance of healthy sun habits

Medical students Jayci Givens and Joanne Jacob used Good Skin Knowledge to teach healthy skin habits to Girl Scout troops across Houston. Jayci’s and Joanne’s story ... Together over video, the Girl Scout troops put together bracelets with beads that changed colors when exposed to the sun. ... Many of

Support Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ is a participant-driven fundraising event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign. Support for this initiative helps build shade structures, provides free skin cancer screenings, and educates the public on the importance of skin cancer detection and prevention. Join

Our public-facing AAD.org content performs strongly

One of the many benefits of the Your Dermatologist Knows consumer positioning strategy is driving traffic to the public-facing pages of the AAD.org website. During the first five months of 2023, over ... 20 million visitors viewed webpages over ... 28 million times. In the same timeframe, the Academy updated

JAAD-related media receives over half-a-billion views

The ... Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is having another strong year in the media, helping to positively position the specialty with the public. Articles published within ... JAAD had over ... 1,100 placements in media outlets across the country, which were ... seen more than 627 million

August 22

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / August 22, 2018 ... 6 new biopsy codes for 2019 August Access Hero: Jessica Burgy, MD Submit your comments on psoriasis draft guidelines 2018 QPP exception applications now available Ortho Dermatologics

Digital media kit: DermWorld rate card

DermWorld print rates ... Download a PDF of the 2024 DermWorld print rate card. Download a PDF of the DermWorld print specifications . ... BW ... 1x ... 6x ... 12x ... 24x ... 36x ... Full page ... $3,000 ... $2,840 ... $2,600 ... $2,300 ... $2,215 ... Full

November 28

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / November 28, 2018 ... A biologic for adolescent AD patients: Coming soon? MIPS in 2019: Changes are coming CMS seeks to implement real-time drug pricing widgets FDA attempting to get out

Annual skin cancer exam leads to leukemia diagnosis

A dermatologist discovers deep bruising during a routine skin cancer exam, leading to a leukemia diagnosis. ... John's story ... John Ahern, Phoenix, Arizona ... I’m fair-skinned and live in Phoenix, so an annual skin check is a part of my routine. At the end of 2015, I was completing

March 7

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / MARCH 7, 2018 ... Is MIPS a burden? Tell CMS and get full credit in 2018. Academy election results announced ABD requests Mohs subspecialty certification AAD relocates headquarters Conversion therapy still

Clinical photography in dermatology

Answers in Practice ... By Swapna Pachauri, MPH, Manager, Health Technology & Informatics, February 1, 2022 Each month, DermWorld ... tackles issues "in practice" for dermatologists. This month, practice management staff offer tips on clinical photography in dermatology. Photography plays an increasingly significant role in dermatology, particularly in the way

How to prevent hair damage from a weave or extensions

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 10, 2020) — For many women, wearing a weave or extensions is a great way to switch up their hairstyle, adding length, volume and even color. However, while these hairstyles offer a range of possibilities, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say wearing them can damage

Key messages for social media about aging skin

Aging skin ... Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds is the most preventable cause of early skin aging. ... The most effective ways to prevent wrinkles and sun damage are avoid indoor tanning beds and protect yourself from the sun by seeking shade, wearing protective

Research data licensing opportunities

Research data can be the foundation to any content program. Discover, examine, and build upon AAD's research content from the Burden of Skin Disease, to Dermatology Practice Profile, and Electronic Health Records studies. ... Burden of Skin Disease An AAD 2016 research study that looked at the effects of having

Burden of Skin Disease briefs

Download the briefs using the cards below. ... Acne Burden of Skin Disease: Acne by the numbers ... Atopic dermatitis Burden of Skin Disease: Atopic dermatitis by the numbers ... Bullous diseases Burden of Skin Disease: Bullous diseases by the numbers ... Congenital abnormalities Burden of Skin Disease: Congenital abnormalities

April 7, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / April 7, 2021 ... Applying 2021 E/M coding concepts in everyday practice – Part 2 DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Keeping an eye on melanoma AAD collaborates with OM1 to enhance

What’s new in treating actinic keratosis?

Dermatologists discuss how to balance the latest evidence, patient preferences, and clinical experience when treating AKs ... Feature ... By Allison Evans, Assistant Managing Editor, November 1, 2022 Actinic keratoses (AKs) are commonly diagnosed and treated by dermatologists. In fact, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey on outpatient medical care

Support Skin Cancer Screenings

The AAD's ... SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative is leading the fight against skin cancer. Your support helps reduce the incidence of skin cancer and saves lives by building shade structures, providing free skin cancer screenings, and educating the public on the importance of skin cancer detection and prevention. ... 

August 8, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / August 9, 2023 ... Emerging treatments for itch in atopic dermatitis DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Prior authorization audits and innovations — Are we finally reducing the (PA)in? Adverse events in

Melanoma incidence rising, deaths decreasing

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, December 1, 2019 According to data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), there were an estimated 96,480 new cases of melanoma of the skin in 2019 — making it the fifth most

Reducing the burden of clinical documentation with EHRs

In Practice ... By Swapna Bhatia, MPH, June 3, 2019 It’s no surprise that clinical and administration documentation burden with electronic health records (EHRs) has been on the rise. ... Although 78% of dermatology practices reported acquiring an EHR system in the 2017 AAD Practice Profile Survey, the Academy recognizes

Calcineurin inhibitors under occlusion – I could’ve had a V8!

By Warren R. Heymann, MD June 6, 2017 I have used topical steroids under occlusion for as long I have been in dermatology. What a fabulous maneuver this is for difficult to treat dermatoses such as lichen simplex chronicus, recalcitrant psoriasis, or hypertrophic lichen planus, etc. I recommend Saran wrap

Stiff skin syndrome: Hard in many ways

By Warren R. Heymann, MD July 4, 2016 Stiff skin syndrome (SSS) is a noninflammatory, fibrosing condition of the skin and fascia, often affecting the limb girdle region, notably the buttock and thighs, resulting in a lordotic posture. It may be accompanied by subtle hypertrichosis and hyperpigmentation. The course tends

COVID-19 dermatology registry

Thank you for agreeing to take part in this important effort on behalf of the American Academy of Dermatology and the International League of Dermatologic Societies. Our hope is that information you and others provide will help us understand dermatologic manifestations of the COVID-19 virus, as well as skin reactions

The many uses of microneedling

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... How it works, potential applications, and what patients should know ... How it works, potential applications, and what patients should know ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor Once an experimental treatment pioneered through the use of tattoo pistols

Melanoma incidence continues to rise — but young women inspire hope

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, content specialist, May 1, 2018 Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, according to data collected by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute, melanoma remained the fifth-most-common cancer in the U.S. in 2017, with an estimated

September 27, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Sept. 27, 2023 ... Is roflumilast effective in patients with seborrheic dermatitis? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Diminishing diagnostic cognitive bias — Anchors away JAK inhibitors for granulomatous dermatoses Is there

Young Physician Focus: February 2023

Weighing our options for pediatric care ... By Bridget McIlwee, DO, FAAD,  ... DermWorld  young physician advisor ... Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis have significant, long-lasting negative effects on the quality of life (QOL) of both children and their families. These diseases are a good reminder that the dermatologic

Teaching the beauty of individuality

Why medical student Diana Quach, MS enjoyed teaching Good Skin Knowledge. Diana’s story ... Local Girl Scout troop learns to make skin models through Good Skin Knowledge. ... Good Skin Knowledge (GSK) is a wonderfully simple teaching tool for young children to help them understand the reality of taking care

Board of Directors meeting minutes

Below are the approved minutes from the AAD and AAD Association Board of Directors meetings for the past year. Please email Cyndi Del Boccio at  ... cdelboccio@aad.org  with any questions or if you would like to request the minutes from a particular past Board meeting. ... Board of Directors Meeting

Support Good Skin Knowledge

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support the AAD’s skin cancer education, awareness, and prevention programs and services. ... Learn more about the impact of this initiative by reading the stories below. ... Hiking the Dolomite mountains in Italy AAD member Ava T.

New Skin Biopsy Codes: It’s All About the Technique!

For 2019, the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT® Editorial Panel will introduce six new codes for primary skin biopsy—three base codes and three add-on codes codes—all of which will be effective January 1, 2019. These three new codes will replace existing codes 11100 and 11101 (skin biopsy), which will be deleted. These new codes have

Find a Dermatologist portal redesigned, connects patients with board-certified dermatologists

A new, streamlined public-facing version of Find a Dermatologist was launched in 2023. The site search was improved, adding expanded results, giving patients a greater variety of dermatologists to gather information about, and a mobile-friendly layout, displaying relevant content in an easy-to-read-format. ... Find a Dermatologist has also been optimized

How to remove unwanted hair using a cream, lotion or gel

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 14, 2021) — As temperatures remain high across the country, removing unwanted body hair is still top of mind for many; however, shaving may have started to feel tedious. Fortunately, there are options besides shaving or waxing. According to board-certified dermatologists from the

SPOT Skin Cancer™ stories

SPOT Skin Cancer™ helps reduce the incidence of skin cancer and save lives by supporting the AAD’s skin cancer education, awareness, and prevention programs and services. ... Learn more about the impact of this initiative by reading the stories below. ... Helping make free skin cancer screenings accessible for all

Burden of skin disease

In 2016, the AAD embarked on a research study that looked at the effects of having skin disease on the United States patient population, and to provide an up-to-date analysis of the burden of skin disease that reflects these recent changes in the practice of medicine. ... Burden of Skin

June 14, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / June 14, 2023 ... Truncal acne in young adults DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Teatime for radiation dermatitis (and beyond) Comorbidities of keloid and hypertrophic scars Misconceptions about biosimilars in dermatology

December 19

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / December 19, 2018 ... A new frown line treatment – coming soon? The AAD 2019 Strategic Plan: Our vision for the future December Heroes: Jean Pierre Galliani, MD, and Naomi Johansen,

Skin cancer snapshot: National rates fall, men remain vulnerable

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, May 1, 2020 The results of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 2020 projections are in. Each year, the ACS estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths in the United States by compiling the most recent data on population-based

Support Good Skin Knowledge

Misunderstanding about skin conditions common to children ages 8-13, such as acne, can lead to teasing and bullying. ... Good Skin Knowledge helps combat this by providing free resources to educators. These fun, easy-to-use lesson plans teach children important lessons about skin health and help build self-confidence about their skin.

New skin healthy issue distributed to members

Skin Healthy , a magazine printed by the AAD and distributed to members for free as a member benefit, recently published a new edition. Skin Healthy positions board-certified dermatologists as the leading experts in issues affecting the skin, hair, and nails. Members can place copies in their waiting rooms, offering

Talking Points: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Please use the following key messages when you’re educating the public about skin cancer prevention and detection for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. ... Skin cancer can have a serious impact on your health and well-being. ... Everyone is at risk for skin cancer. In fact, at least one in five

Diversity and the Academy

The American Academy of Dermatology believes in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all its members have opportunities that enable them to succeed and thrive, and is committed to ensuring quality medical care for all our patients regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. The Academy recognizes

This month’s news from across the specialty

What’s hot ... February 1, 2024 In this monthly column, members of the  ... DermWorld Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty.   ... Craig Burkhart, MD, MS, MPH, FAAD ChatGPT is a readily accessible and widely available artificial intelligence tool mainly used by physicians for administrative

Board-certified dermatologist warns consumers about the dangers of skin bleaching to achieve a lighter complexion

The increasingly popular trend can have harmful and sometimes permanent side effects. ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 23, 2021) — Despite the potential dangers of skin bleaching products, the global market for skin lighteners last year was estimated at $8.6 billion. ... 1 ... With the market projected to reach $12.3 billion

2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

AADA Advocacy Results in 2024 Conversion Factor Increase ... As a result of continued advocacy by the American Academy of Dermatology Association, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 on March 9, which included a 2.93% update to the 2024 Medicate Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Conversion Factor for dates

December 13, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Dec. 13, 2023 ... Isotretinoin exposure and risk of adverse male sexual health outcomes in acne patients DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Sparking the interest in Spark nevus Metronidazole for patients

Learning module: The skin exam

Goals and objectives ... The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a systematic approach to the skin exam and highlight the importance of examining the entire cutaneous surface. ... After completing this module, the learner should be able to: ... Discuss the key questions that make

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American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 21, 2021) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of

Melanoma fact sheet

Q. What is melanoma? A. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells. Melanoma may appear on the skin suddenly without warning but also can develop within an existing mole. The overall incidence of melanoma continues to rise. In fact, melanoma

January 22, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / January 22, 2020 ... Academy comments on FDA sunscreen study DW Insights and Inquiries : Paradoxical biological reactions and Grandma Dora’s waterbed 2020 revised codes: Intermediate and complex repair Participate in

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 15, 2020) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of

Support Good Skin Knowledge

Good Skin Knowledge provides free resources to educators to teach children ages 8-13 important lessons about skin health and help build self-confidence about their skin. ... Learn more about the impact of this youth education campaign by reading the stories below. ... Bringing dermatologic knowledge to young students Marina Handal

For patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria the tide has come in

By Warren Heymann, MD May 12, 2021 Vol. 3, No. 19 Oct. 8, 2019, was an eventful day for patients with erythopoietic protoporphyria (EPP) in the United States, when the FDA announced its approval of afamelanotide (Scenesse). (1) The drug was first approved in Italy in 2010. (2) ... Patients

Supplements and the skin

Are nutritional supplements aimed at skin care helpful, harmful, or simply a placebo for patients? ... Feature ... By Heidi Splete, Contributing Writer, July 1, 2023 Nutritional supplements appeal to many individuals as an alternative or additive treatment for skin and hair ailments, but evidence to support the effectiveness of

In Texas the project is always bigger

Henry Lim and his fellow medical students taught skin health to over 70 children. Henry's story ... DIGA students at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine loved having the opportunity to reach out to so many kids over a live zoom event. ... Thanks to the guidance and training provided by

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

Rosemont, Ill. (April 10, 2023) – The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,800 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of

Artificial intelligence shows promise for skin cancer detection

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — While technology needs further development, it could be a useful tool to support dermatologists’ diagnoses The same technology that suggests friends for you to tag in photos on social media could provide an exciting new tool to help dermatologists diagnose skin cancer. While artificial intelligence

Understanding how skin impacts self-image

Good Skin Knowledge helped medical student Erika Malana, BMSc, and Meena Reddy, BS, foster good skin habits for girl scouts. Erika’s and Meena’s story ... The girl scouts were led through fun, interactive activities by Erika Malana, BMSc, M3 at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Meena Reddy,

Reconstruction after skin cancer resection

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. A variety of methods may be used in the treatment of skin cancer, and surgical resection is often performed. ... Reconstruction after skin cancer resection ... Access the full reconstruction after skin cancer resection guideline from JAAD (free access). ...

Studying skin aging never gets old: The potential role of oxytocin

By Warren R. Heymann, MD Oct. 14, 2020 Vol. 2, No. 41 Every day, dermatologists address patient concerns about their aging skin — whether they are presenting for medical, surgical, or cosmetic problems. Extrinsic factors such as ultraviolet light and smoking resulting in a leathery, coarsely wrinkled appearance are well

April 8, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / April 8, 2020 ... Employers’ legal responsibilities during COVID-19: What you need to know. DW Insights and Inquiries: The profound dermatologic manifestations of COVID-19: Part III ABD relaxes 2020 MOC requirements

American Academy of Dermatology provides tips for skin self-exams

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 3, 2018) — Dermatologists encourage everyone to be a ‘Skin Cancer Hero’ by learning this life-saving behavior in conjunction with Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday ® ... Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five

Going from student to teacher

How medical student Vanessa Ramos’s own experience with acne led to her using Good Skin Knowledge materials to teach local Girl Scouts about their skin. Vanessa’s story ... Vanessa Ramos ... As an adolescent, I struggled with persistent acne which affected my mental health significantly. I developed poor self-esteem and

skin healthy magazine is committed to patient education

The biannual magazine featured over two dozen articles in 2022. The Academy provided U.S. members with more than 50 copies each of the two complimentary issues of ... skin healthy magazine — which provides expert editorial content on common conditions affecting the skin, hair, and nails and the most up-to-date

Research shows free skin cancer screenings can help save lives

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 26, 2018) — Data indicates that American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT me ® ... program serves important need While skin cancer can be deadly, it is also highly treatable when detected early. In fact, melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has a five-year survival rate of

Leading the way to raise awareness of skin cancer

Tara Gillespie, APRN-C, COO of Heartland Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, loved being able to bring Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ to their practices across Kansas. Tara’s story ... At Heartland Dermatology we strive to be leaders in skin health for the state of Kansas. And as leaders, we feel

Skin biopsy codes

Dermatologists must code skin biopsies with one of six codes — three primary and three add on — which are specific about the technique and depth of the biopsy performed. However, there are rules for reporting multiple skin biopsies during the same encounter. ... Site specific codes, such as biopsy

The great resignation

Dermatologists and practice management experts share strategies for minimizing staff turnover. ... Feature ... By Allison Evans, Assistant Managing Editor, April 1, 2023 In 2021, 20% of health care workers left their jobs — more than doubling the pre-pandemic rate. According to a survey conducted by the American Medical Association,

We had a big Skin Cancer Awareness Month in 2023

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and it is one of the most important months for the Academy’s mission to educate the public about skin cancer. Our efforts to promote the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ program, which aims to provide information on how to detect and prevent skin cancer, led

Member benefits — Creating pathways to navigate patient care

The AAD continues to develop robust resources to help you navigate your practice and patient care through its clinical guidelines and award-winning publications. ... DermWorld provides vital content ... According to a 2021 member readership survey, ... DermWorld succeeds in providing credible and relevant content that keeps you informed and

What's hot?

What's hot ... January 2, 2019 In this monthly column, members of the ... Dermatology World Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty. ... Mallory Abate, MD ... Many dermatologists still check baseline labs prior to prescribing oral terbinafine or griseofulvin for adults and children with dermatophyte

Self-care starts with skin care

Meena Reddy, BS, led the Boy Scouts in her community to open up and talk about their skin. Meena’s story ... Meena Reddy, BS, taught the Boy Scouts in her community to be comfortable talking about their skin. ... Serving as a mentor and a guide for the Boy Scouts

Dermatologist happiness by practice setting

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, October 1, 2019 How much do practice settings affect dermatologists’ overall job satisfaction? According to new data from the AAD Life in Practice Survey, the happiest dermatologists are those in group practices that are not owned by private equity groups.

Telemedicine helps Missouri dermatologist detect melanoma

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Kari Lyn Martin with national "Patient Care Hero" award ... Rosemont, Ill. (JUNE 2, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has named board-certified dermatologist Kari Lyn Martin, MD, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for using telemedicine to diagnose and remove a

6 skin care tips that dermatologists use themselves

November is National Healthy Skin Month ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 29, 2019) — Board-certified dermatologists are experts when it comes to the skin, hair and nails, diagnosing and treating more than 3,000 diseases and conditions, including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and eczema. They also help patients address their cosmetic concerns,

Chronic Skin Conditions: Patient Reported Quality-of-Life — QCDR measure AAD8

Chronic Skin Conditions: Patient Reported Quality-of-Life ... DESCRIPTION: The percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a chronic skin condition whose self-assessed quality-of-life was recorded at least once in the medical record within the measurement period. ...  ... MEASURE ID:  ... AAD8 ...  ... Type:

Chronic Skin Conditions: Patient Reported Quality-of-Life — QCDR measure AAD8

Chronic Skin Conditions: Patient Reported Quality-of-Life ... DESCRIPTION: The percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a chronic skin condition whose self-assessed quality-of-life was recorded at least once in the medical record within the measurement period. ...  ... MEASURE ID:  ... AAD8 ...  ... Type:

Addressing health disparities during COVID-19

A dermatologist applies her own life experiences to address health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. ... Dr. Bowers' story ... Sacharitha Bowers, MD, FAAD ... It’s hard to imagine being a doctor and not being acutely aware of longstanding health care disparities in the United States. In my

Educating the public — AAD launches Darker Skin Tones Hub

Dermatologists know that a "one-size-fits-all" approach is not an effective way to treat conditions affecting skin, hair, and nails. In particular, some skin diseases present differently or more frequently in people with darker skin tones, which could also require different treatment regimens. ... The American Academy of Dermatology launched the

February 2, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Feb. 2, 2022 ... A high-fiber diet may affect immunotherapy response for melanoma patients DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : An old dog with a new trick — High dose intralesional steroids

Educating the public — National Healthy Skin Month

30 healthy skin days hath November! ... November was National Healthy Skin Month and the AAD was Johnny on the Spot (whatever that spot may be) on Nov. 1 ... with information across aad.org and our @AADskin social media channels educating the public on healthy skin from head to toe

April 29, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / April 29, 2020 ... Derm Coding Consult answers COVID-19 telehealth coding FAQs DW Insights and Inquiries: Here comes summer (and sunscreen conversations)! Congress passes legislation to provide further COVID-19 relief funding

Teledermatology, fast action stop melanoma before it spreads

Using telemedicine, a dermatologist diagnoses a patient’s melanoma and surgically removes it the same day. ... Donna's story ... Donna Randall, patient ... When your health is at risk, you want to see a doctor. Fast. I learned that in 2018, when my husband and I noticed that one of

Embrace your appearance!

Medical student Casey Paul Schukow helps teach local summer camp kids how to appreciate their skin. Casey's story ... Casey Schukow is currently a fourth-year medical student at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM). ... "I learned about the dermis today," one of the campers stated after a

October 20, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Oct. 20, 2021 ... AADA advocacy results in FDA approving iPLEDGE modifications DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Probing pediatric pigmented purpuras DermWorld Young Physician Focus : Staying connected Scabies treatment may

Teaching young girls about their skin, and STEM

Medical student Christine Li helped Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts learn about skin, hair, and nails through Good Skin Knowledge Program. Christine's story ... Over the past 6 months, with the support of the AAD, I and other UMass Medical School students were able to teach over 50

Firefighter Skin Cancer Checks

The AAD’s Firefighter Skin Cancer Checks Program provides skin checks to firefighters, who are at elevated occupational risk. To reach firefighters, the AAD has partnered with the ... Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) and needs the participation of member volunteers and state societies. ... Download our toolkit or refer to

AADA hosts annual Capitol Hill skin cancer screening event

On May 10, the AADA, in conjunction with the Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus, held its ... Annual Congressional Skin Cancer Screening and Health Fair, which offered free skin cancer screenings to members of Congress, staff, and the public. ... Over 120 attended the event. In addition, 11 AADA physician members

June 5

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / June 5, 2019 ... Self-injection of black market dermal fillers poses health concern DW Insights and Inquiries : Stress 2 ... + Hormones 2 ... = Acne 2 ... CMS/NCCI announce

3 ways to promote skin cancer awareness this month

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and all month long the AAD is asking Americans "Do You Use Protection?" and encouraging the public to "practice safe sun." Use the Academy’s new SPOT Skin Cancer™ resources

AAD Election

AAD Election Important dates ... July 10, 2024: Call for nominations, 2025 AAD Election ... March 8, 2025: AAD Election opens ... March 22, 2025: AAD Election closes ... March 24, 2025: AAD Election results ... View the AAD’s current ... Board of Directors . ... Help and Chat

Five unsafe skin care trends to avoid

Advice from board-certified dermatologists to keep your skin healthy ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2023) — Social media platforms are rife with skin care advice from a variety of sources, which can make it difficult to know how to approach the recommendations you find online. In recognition of National Healthy Skin

Skin conditions by the numbers

Acne ... Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. ... 1 ... Acne usually begins in puberty and affects many adolescents and young adults. ... Approximately 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at

Is your EHR high maintenance?

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... Now that electronic health records (EHRs) are a staple in nearly all dermatologists' offices, what is involved in maintaining them? ... Now that electronic health records (EHRs) are a staple in nearly all dermatologists' offices, what is involved

Learning module: Benign skin lesions

Goals and objectives ... The purpose of this module is to help medical students recognize and manage some of the most common benign skin lesions. ... After completing this module, the learner should be able to: ... Recognize some of the most common benign skin lesions ... Educate patients about

Impact Report — Summer 2021

Adapting. Whether it’s globally or in your office, you are adapting to your environment and managing change. We are adapting right there with you — consistently developing the resources and tools to help you adjust. The ... Impact Report looks at the big picture of the Academy. See how we

Good skin knowledge is needed every day

Michel Ntiri, SUNY Downstate Health Science University MD Candidate 2024, knows the true importance of Good Skin Knowledge. Michel’s story ... Michel Ntiri, SUNY Downstate Health Science University MD Candidate 2024. ... "It’s important to use sunscreen every day and reapply every two hours." "EVERY DAY? Even on cloudy days

Thoughts about genital melanosis on Melanoma Monday

By Warren R. Heymann, MD May 1, 2017 Vulvar genital melanosis. The lesions on the posterior fourchette are dark brown to black in color while other superior macules in the labia minora and vagina are lighter brown. Additively, the lesions are more than 2 cm in diameter. The lesions are

May 26, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / May 26, 2021 ... Managing itch: Wearable sensor quantifies symptoms DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Stevens-Johnson Syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis — The aftermath Bringing diversity to Academy committees and task forces Is

Living with extreme chronic skin cancer risk

Xeroderma pigmentosum—a rare genetic condition—greatly increases Aimee’s risk of skin cancers. ... Aimee's story ... When my daughter Aimee was born, I noticed there was something different about her skin. It was very dry and sensitive, much more so than a typical baby, and eventually our pediatrician recommended we see

Going green: The complexities of the green nail syndrome

By Warren R. Heymann, MD February 3, 2021 Vol. 3, No. 5 I find a unique satisfaction in diagnosing the green nail syndrome (GNS, aka chloronychia, Goldman-Fox syndrome) — it is easy to recognize and very reassuring to patients who were convinced they had a subungual melanoma. Based on new

This month's news from across the specialty

What's hot ... April 1, 2020 In this monthly column, members of  ... Dermatology World 's Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty.   ... MALLORY ABATE, MD Interested in some patch testing pearls for your patients with allergic contact dermatitis? In the January issue of ...

Patients’ (mis)understanding of their skin cancer diagnosis

By Warren R. Heymann, MD ... Sept. 26, 2016 ... "If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things." — Confucius ... Occasionally a patient’s misunderstanding of their dermatologic diagnosis can elicit a smile. How can you not chuckle when someone says that

Educating the public — skin healthy magazine

skin healthy: Help us educate your patients right from your office ... More than 12,000 U.S. AAD members have received the first issue of AAD’s skin healthy, a new magazine to educate your patients about the common skin conditions you treat, and we encourage you to share this valuable resource

Medical research and skin cancer funding

Moving the needle ... By Victoria Houghton, Managing Editor, July 1, 2022 DermWorld ... breaks down the latest highlights of AADA advocacy activities at the federal and state legislative and regulatory level. Every year, the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) advocates to secure funding for skin cancer prevention and

Advanced pediatric bacterial skin infections

Goals and objectives ... The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of pediatric patients who present with bacterial skin infections. ... Develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of select pediatric bacterial infections ...

Bringing dermatologic knowledge to young students

Marina Handal is a third-year medical student and Master's in Public Health candidate at The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University (NSU-KPCOM). Her sister, Jenna Handal, will begin medical school in the Fall of 2024 . Marina's story ... With the generosity of the

Keeping up is hard to do: The need for true grit

By Warren R. Heymann, MD Oct. 5, 2017 One of the daunting challenges in practicing dermatology (or any branch of medicine) is keeping abreast of advances in the literature to optimize patient care. As a clinician-educator, I have always had an interest in how we learn best. For full disclosure,

New skin biopsy illustrations clarify process

The AAD's Public Education Committee recently unveiled a new series of ... skin biopsy illustrations that help provide a clearer sense of the process to patients. ... The thought of undergoing a skin biopsy can potentially be frightening for some people, but the new images succinctly illustrate the process which

The skin and stress connection

Experts explore the underlying mechanisms of the link between the brain and the skin. ... Feature ... By Allison Evans, assistant managing editor, December 1, 2020 There is generally no question among dermatologists that psychological stress can affect the skin. This year, more than ever, the heightened stress of living

AADA meets with White House Cancer Moonshot team on skin cancer prevention policies

As a part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness about skin cancer prevention, the AADA met with Anabella Aspiras, associate director of Cancer Moonshot Engagement, to discuss how the Academy can collaborate with the White House on reducing the rates of skin cancer nationwide. ... At the meeting, AADA

Thank you to the Academy staff

First Person ... By Misha Rosenbach, MD, March 1, 2021 DermWorld ... ’s First Person column offers Academy members the opportunity to share their personal reflections about how dermatology is changing and how they’ve adapted. Dr. Rosenbach submitted this column in the immediate aftermath of the disruption of the certification

Meaningful benefits — DermWorld Insights & Inquiries

AAD brings you clinical analysis you can use every Wednesday ... DermWorld Insights & Inquiries made its debut appearance in ... DermWorld Weekly on March 13, 2019. That first Wednesday, traffic was modest — 385 views. But things grew steadily; soon traffic on Wednesdays spiked to 1,000, then 2,000, and

Treating a child with severe genetic skin disorder

Dermatologist’s care helps child walk again. ... Jennie Riley's story ... Anna Riley, patient ... My daughter Anna was born six weeks early. We didn’t know anything was wrong while I was in labor, but once she was born doctors were immediately concerned by the appearance of her skin. She

There’s a “new frontier” of alopecia for you to explore

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) recently published a new CME supplement, ... "Alopecia: A New Frontier," that can help you differentiate between the various types of alopecia and identify correct treatments and best options so you can feel confident that you’re providing patients with the best

Organ transplants and skin cancer risk

Due to long-term complications from immunosuppressive therapy, transplant patients face a much greater risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, than the general population. ... Organ transplants and skin cancer risk ... Click to view and download the infographic. ... Download Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4022534/  More information: Skin Cancer Resource

Novitas revises shave removal coverage policy to include malignant skin lesions

At the urging of dermatologists in the Novitas Solutions covered region, the Dermatologic Contractor Advisory Committee (DermCAC)* and American Academy of Dermatology Association’s (AADA) Health Care Finance Committee (HCFC)** joined forces to protect dermatologists’ ability to provide quality and patient access to care related to the removal of malignant skin

Medical vs. cosmetic dermatology: Who is doing what?

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, January 1, 2019 Despite ongoing discussion about the role of cosmetics in the specialty, data from the 2017 AAD Practice Profile Survey indicate that medical dermatology remains the primary focus of dermatology practitioners across all types. However, dermatologists spend the

Are you a rash whisperer?

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... Patch test. Identify allergens. Avoid them. If only it was that simple to diagnose and treat patients with allergic contact dermatitis. ... Patch test. Identify allergens. Avoid them. If only it was that simple to diagnose and treat

Tracking teledermatology: Before and after COVID

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, March 1, 2021 This month marks the one-year anniversary of the shutdown of schools, businesses, and medical practices in response to COVID-19. While teledermatology was not widely utilized prior to the start of the pandemic, it became a key part

Get involved: Raising skin cancer awareness with the Academy

The Academy has a variety of public-facing programs meant to educate the public about skin cancer, and there are several ways in which you can personally be involved in this important effort. ... If you want to learn how to help, you can look below for brief descriptions of three

Do not get burned by missing Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

By Warren Heymann, MD April 28, 2021 Vol. 3, No. 17 I would be surprised if any first-year dermatology resident could not differentiate Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) from toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). What is straightforward now was a source of confusion for decades. The following is an elegant summation

Navigating drug shortages and more: Strategies and solutions

Answers in Practice ... By Olivia Barry, Manager, Practice Management, February 1, 2024 Each month, DermWorld ... tackles issues "in practice" for dermatologists. This month, practice management staff explains how to navigate drugs shortages and more. Prescription drug shortages are a persistent and complex challenge across dermatology. What is the

5 ways to use petroleum jelly for skin care

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2018) — The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. However, doing so doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. In fact, petroleum jelly, a common, inexpensive product found in most

Community outreach toolkit: Good Skin Knowledge

What is this program? ... Good Skin Knowledge is the American Academy of Dermatology’s youth education program. The goal is to teach school-age and young teens, ages 8-13, the facts about common skin, hair, and nail conditions. Misunderstanding can lead to teasing and bullying, which is associated with anxiety and

From the editor

From the Editor ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld. By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, June 3, 2019 You asked, we listened. We had an outstanding response to our readership survey this year (thanks to all of you who took the time to offer your thoughts and opinions!)

Research sheds light on parents’ views of indoor tanning

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Fathers, tanners more likely to have favorable attitudes toward children’s tanning bed use While everyone who climbs into an indoor tanning bed faces an increased risk of skin cancer, this risk is especially pronounced for young people: Using indoor tanning beds before age 35

Demand for cosmetic procedures resumes after COVID

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, April 1, 2023 During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many practices paused elective and cosmetic procedures for several weeks, followed by further disruptions due to the ebb and flow in national and regional caseloads. ... The release of new

October 10

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / October 10, 2018 ... CMS to make physicians’ offices fax-free by 2020 Are you smarter than DataDerm™? Issue breakdown: Compounding standard would disrupt care AI trained to classify common dermatopathology diagnoses

April 25

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / APRIL 25, 2018 ... Who’s better at diagnosing skin cancer: PAs or dermatologists? How is MIPS affecting you? CMS wants to know. New physician compensation report: How does dermatology fare? Medicare

Spotlight on dermatology demographics

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, February 1, 2022 Every year, the AAD collects a snapshot of official membership data, giving insight into wider specialty trends. The Academy represents 91% of practicing board-certified dermatologists, with an overall membership of 20,648. According to AAD survey data, in

What's hot?

What's hot ... June 27, 2019 In this monthly column, members of the ... Dermatology World Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty. ... Mallory Abate, MD ... Many dermatologists initiate a test dose of methotrexate, followed by laboratory evaluation prior to prescribing the second dose. However,

Practice impact of prior authorizations

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, October 1, 2020 Prior authorizations pose significant administrative burdens on dermatology practices, with the process often involving great expense and labor. According to the AAD 2020 Prior Authorization Survey, dermatology offices have spent on average over $40,000 on additional staff

Educating our public — AAD’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month positions dermatologists as the undisputed experts

Every May, during national Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we leverage media relations, social media, and other innovative tools to position you as the experts in diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, and to educate the public about skin cancer prevention and detection. ... Last May, we landed more than 2,300

Practice administrators: Behind the scenes

Facts at your fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, December 1, 2020 In 2020, dermatology is solidly a team effort. The specialty’s move toward larger group settings has been well-documented — currently more than half of dermatologists are in group practice, with as many as seven in 10 dermatologists

April 13, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / April 13, 2022 ... Is there an association between isotretinoin and adverse neuropsychiatric outcomes? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Early recognition of rituximab-induced late onset neutropenia is essential 2022 Academy election

Physician burnout and wellness

Health care is demanding and dynamic, requiring flexibility and dedication. Dermatologists welcome medical challenges, but they face growing administrative and regulatory burdens, which take time away from patient care and contribute to physician burnout. Taking a wellness-centered approach can help, with both practical tools to reduce burdens and strategies to

Lightening the cutaneous and emotional burden of melasma: Cysteamine’s role

By Warren R. Heymann, MD, FAAD February 9, 2022 Vol. 4, No. 6 Melasma is a frustrating disorder for patients and practitioners alike. Facial gray-brown patches may cause psychosocial distress and embarrassment, thereby diminishing quality of life. (1) Melasma most frequently occurs in women with Fitzpatrick skin types III-VI with

Empowering physician well-being

Answers in Practice ... By Faiza Wasif, Associate Director, Practice Management, December 1, 2023 Each month, DermWorld ... tackles issues "in practice" for dermatologists. This month, practice management staff explains how to navigate burnout in dermatology. Navigating burnout in dermatology ... Burnout is a term that has become familiar to

July 12, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / July 12, 2023 ... Association between hydrochlorothiazide use and nonmelanoma skin cancer DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : After 23 years, a syndrome converted me into an eflornithine believer Potential applications of

Early-onset hypertension associated with extensive capillary malformations: A new worry to raise dermatologists’ blood pressure

By Warren R. Heymann, MD, FAAD Jan. 31, 2024 Vol. 6, No. 5 The recent passing of Mikhail Gorbachev reminded me of the teaching value of his port wine stain. The following brief article published in the ... Washington Post in 1987 reflects the state of knowledge 36 years ago.

Community outreach toolkit: Skin cancer screening program

What is this program? ... The AAD's SPOT Skin Cancer™ Screening Program is an opportunity for states to promote members as the leading experts in skin cancer detection and treatment. All screening materials are provided complimentary to AAD members as well as support and guidance on planning the event, media,

Sign-on statement in response to Actions by the AAPA June 15, 2021

The undersigned organizations representing nearly 350,000 physicians oppose the American Academy of Physician Assistants (PAs) House of Delegates vote to change their title to "Physician Associate". We strongly support the physician-led team-based model of care and recognize the vital role all providers play in the health care delivery system; however,

Providing free skin cancer screenings and advice on sun safety and skin cancer prevention

AAD member Susan Boiko, MD, FAAD, FAAP, volunteered to screen patients during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Boiko's story ... Susan Boiko, MD, FAAD screens a participant while (right to left) Estela Chami, volunteer Community Health Worker, VCC; and Deysi Merino-Gonzalez and Alla Valdespino, VCC staff, look on. ... I

Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The AAD’s ... Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative aims to foster diversity in the dermatology specialty and develop strategies to increase dermatological services to underserved populations. Your support will help increase diversity in the specialty by mentoring medical students of color and encouraging them to join the specialty, recognizing

How to care for your skin without breaking the bank

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 10, 2020) — November is National Healthy Skin Month, and it’s also the start of the holiday season when costs and spending can soar. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there are several things people can do to reduce skin

Fragile skin, strong spirit

After gaining confidence at Camp Discovery, a young man born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa works to help others with skin disease. ... Jonathan's story ... Jonathan Gionfriddo, patient ... I have extremely fragile skin that can fall off or blister very easily because I was born with recessive dystrophic

Educating our public — skin healthy: educating your patients in waiting rooms and on the go

The AAD’s ... skin healthy, a print and digital magazine featuring your expert insight, made its debut in 2020. Last year, the Academy disseminated over 950,000 issues to dermatology offices across the country, which helped educate patients about common skin conditions that dermatologists treat and offered your recommendations for protecting

This month's news from across the specialty

What's hot ... March 1, 2022 In this monthly column, members of the  ... DermWorld Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty.   ... Bryan Carroll, MD, PhD, FAAD If we can get ahead of the variants through testing and new treatment regimens, we should be able

Granulomatous slack skin: More than one type of mimicry

By Warren R. Heymann, MD November 18, 2020 Vol. 2, No. 46 My chief resident presented a case to me enamored with his clinical diagnosis of granulomatous slack skin (GSS). Although I was delighted that he considered the disorder, I explained why I thought these inguinal and submammary pink-white subtly

Firefighter Skin Cancer Checks order form

Fill out my ... online form . ... Return to firefighter resources If you are finished with the order form, you can return to our main Firefighter Skin Cancer Checks page. ... Help and Chat

SPOT Skin Cancer Screening Program

Hosting an AAD SPOT Skin Cancer™ screening is a great way to demonstrate your commitment and passion to the community and to the specialty. The screening program is the Academy's longest-standing public health program. Since 1985, dermatologists have conducted more than 2.8 million free screenings and detected more than 290,000

Board-certified dermatologist shares how visible light impacts the skin

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 23, 2021) — Visible light is all around us. From nature’s sunlight to artificial light sources from ceiling lights, our phones, computer screens and TVs, we may be exposed to more visible light than ever before, but what does that mean for our skin? ... At the

Cosmetic treatment from unqualified providers may result in complications

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Board-certified dermatologists can provide safe, effective cosmetic procedures People looking for a bargain on cosmetic treatment may end up getting more than they bargained for if they receive care from someone who is not qualified to provide it. ... "You wouldn’t want to

Coming together to raise awareness and funds for skin cancer prevention programs

AAD member Sarah Jackson, MD, FAAD, loved getting her high school daughter and their community involved with the AAD’s Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ Dr. Jackson’s story ... Sarah Jackson, MD, FAAD, and daughter Adelaide Jackson brought their community together to promote sun safety. ... When my daughter Adelaide, a

This month’s news from across the specialty

What’s hot ... September 1, 2023 In this monthly column, members of the  ... DermWorld Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty.   ... Craig Burkhart, MD, MS, MPH, FAAD The HPV vaccine is a safe and effective method of preventing cancer, but parental hesitancy toward vaccine

Spreading the mission of Good Skin Knowledge

Medical student Katie O’Connell enjoys the opportunity to teach Good Skin Knowledge virtually to AAD Camp Discovery participants and Hornets’ Nest troop members in North Carolina. Katie’s story ... Katie O’Connell, MS, is a fourth-year medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School who is passionate about community education and making

Skin Cancer Awareness Month a public success

This May was Skin Cancer Awareness Month. As one of the most important public education campaigns we undertake, the Academy was dedicated to ensuring that patients across the country stayed well informed about the dangers of skin cancer and the variety of steps they could take to help reduce their

Learning module: Basic science of the skin

Goals and objectives ... The goal of this module is to introduce medical students to some of the important basic science principles necessary to an understanding of dermatologic disease. ... After completing this module, the learner should be able to: ... Understand skin functions and how relevant dysfunction contributes to

PDF of the Advocacy letter to the FDA on member survey regarding drug shortages

As dermatologists on the front lines fighting skin cancer and treating numerous skin diseases, we are

Diabetes and your skin

Dermatologist explains how diabetes affects the skin and the importance of proper skin care ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 2, 2022) — Your skin is a window to your overall health, and what happens on your skin is often an indicator of what’s happening inside your body. Skin, hair, and nail conditions

Media contacts

The American Academy of Dermatology is pleased to offer reporters a variety of resources to assist with their news-gathering efforts.The Academy’s public relations staff members provide reporters with referrals to board-certified dermatologists for interviews, as well as background information about all aspects of skin, hair and nail care and treatment. 

Portal pros and problems

Patient portals offer prompt test results — for better or worse ... Feature ... By Ruth Carol, Contributing Writer, November 1, 2022 Following in the footsteps of electronic health records (EHRs), patient portals are here to stay. Like EHRs, patient portals hold the promise of improving patient care and practice

Do skin cancer rates differ by transplanted organ type and patient age?

Clinical Applications ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld . She interviews the author of a recent study each month. ... By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD, March 1, 2023 In this month’s Clinical Applications column, Physician Editor Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD, talks with Lee Wheless, MD, PhD,

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about Your Dermatologist Knows by selecting from the frequently asked questions below. ... What is Your Dermatologist Knows? ... Your Dermatologist Knows is the tagline for the Academy’s new comprehensive consumer positioning strategy. The strategy’s goal is to advocate for our members and contribute to a consistent positive

EHR use cases: Streamline operations and improve practice efficiency

Are you thinking about transitioning your paper-based practice to start using an electronic health record (EHR)? Or have you recently implemented an EHR and feeling overwhelmed with all the features? According to the American Academy of Dermatology 2020 Practice Profile Survey, 8 in 10 practices have adopted EHRs and while

Cosmeceuticals & Your Skin Pamphlet

Help your patients navigate the skin care products aisle by sharing this informative pamphlet about

The appeal of molecular medicine for the peeling skin syndrome

By Warren R. Heymann, MD April 17, 2018 A, After soaking his foot in warm water for 30 minutes, the patient could peel superficial layers of skin. B, After the peeling, erythematous base is revealed. C, Healed area with slight thickening and pigmentation. ... Credit: ... JAAD This may not

The doctor will see you...soon?

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, July 1, 2019 As efforts to improve access to dermatologic care remain ongoing (Read ... Dermatology World ’s 2017 feature "Access Granted" at ... www.aad.org/dw/monthly/2017/october/access-granted for strategies to broaden patient access), how long can the average patient expect to wait

Capitol skin cancer prevention check and health fair

Join us on May 15 ... The American Academy of Dermatology Association is hosting a skin cancer prevention check and health fair. Dermatologists will conduct free skin cancer checks open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is encouraged. ... Time: ... Wednesday, May 15, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

An appetite for healthy skin

Can diet affect dermatologic health? Experts weigh in on the evidence. ... Feature ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor, November 1, 2020 You are what you eat — more than just a mantra, the phrase encapsulates a growing public desire for food-based solutions to targeted health outcomes. However, mixed media

October 18, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Oct. 18, 2023 ... Risk factors for subsequent primary melanoma in patients with previous melanoma DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Wolf’s isotopic response — Where and when Derm Coding Consult :

More unintended consequences

From the Editor ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld. By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD, January 1, 2022 The law was presumably well intended: Patients deserve access to their health information, and to the uninitiated, it makes sense that this should happen immediately. After all, why shouldn’t

Dermatologic FOMO and suggested remedies

By Warren R. Heymann, MD Dec. 10, 2016 "The main problem of the future will be deciding what to do with your newly found leisure time that these inventions will allow." I heard (and believed) this as a 9-year-old boy visiting the General Electric Pavillion exhibiting Disney’s "Carousel of Progress"

Doxycycline as prophylaxis for EGFR-induced folliculitis: Is a pound of cure worth an ounce of prevention?

By Warren R. Heymann, MD May 23, 2016 Epidermal Growth Factor Inhibitors (EGFRI) may cause acneiform eruptions that characteristically appear within a few weeks of their administration. These appear in > 50% of cases treated with EGFRI and in up to 100% of those cases treated with cetuximab. The appearance

October 3

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / October 3, 2018 ... Budget bill includes wins for dermatology AAD updates "Find a Dermatologist" tool — have you updated your profile? Are you smarter than DataDerm™? Did CMS miscalculate your

DataDerm™: Better your practice, better the specialty

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ...  Dermatology World talks with Academy President-Elect George Hruza, MD, MBA — one of the earliest adopters of DataDerm™, the Academy’s clinical data registry. Dr. Hruza shares how DataDerm has helped improve his day-to-day practice,

Study: Men with nonmelanoma skin cancer history less likely to die of melanoma

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 25, 2018) — American Academy of Dermatology PSA reminds men of the importance of early detection Skin cancer survivors know firsthand that the disease is most treatable when detected early, so they’re more likely to be vigilant about skin exams — and new research shows that

How climate change and wildfire smoke can impact the skin

Studies show California wildfires led to an increase in the number of patients visiting dermatologists for flares in skin conditions NEW ORLEANS (March 17, 2023) — New research ... 1,2,3 ... shows that as wildfires are increasing in frequency, intensity and extent, and affecting air quality across the U.S., they

Your Dermatologist Knows guides public with helpful content across all platforms

2023 was the first full year of the Your Dermatologist Knows consumer positioning strategy and it garnered strong results. The strategy has two main prongs: social media and traditional media.  ... Social media ... Your Dermatologist Knows-related social media content was shared far and wide in 2023. The Academy posted

Avoidance of Opioid Prescriptions for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection — QCDR measure AAD18

Avoidance of Opioid Prescriptions for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection ... DESCRIPTION: Percentage of procedures in patients, aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer, who had intermediate layer and/or complex linear closures OR reconstruction after skin cancer resection where opioid/narcotic therapy was prescribed as first

Avoidance of Opioid Prescriptions for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection — QCDR measure AAD18

Avoidance of Opioid Prescriptions for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection ... DESCRIPTION: Percentage of procedures in patients, aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer, who had intermediate layer and/or complex linear closures OR reconstruction after skin cancer resection where opioid/narcotic therapy was prescribed as first

Most common skin signs of human trafficking

What signs that you might encounter in a dermatology visit could indicate that a patient is a victim of human trafficking? ... Skin signs of STIs, especially if multiple or recurrent ... Trauma to vagina or rectum ... Physical trauma (bruising, scars, wounds) ... Suspicious tattoos or branding ... Tattoos

October 2, 2019

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / October 2, 2019 ... Does gluten increase risk for psoriasis and AD in women? DW Insights and Inquiries : Cutting giant congenital nevi down to size molecularly Upcoming coding changes: Differentiating

SkinSerious stories

Learn how board-certified dermatologists have helped patients with serious skin disease and collaborated with other doctors to enhance patient care. ... Treating a child with severe genetic skin disorder Dermatologist’s care helps child walk again. (Anna Riley, patient; Britt Craiglow, MD, FAAD) ... Dermatologists provide lifesaving care at 10,000 feet

Dermatologists, skin cancer survivors tell “Skin cancer, take a hike!”

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 12, 2018) — 12 skin cancer advocates to trek remote Alaska to raise awareness, funds for skin cancer prevention and detection Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer

Dermatologists say sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer, the most common cancer in the U.S.

Rosemont, Ill. (May 7, 2019) — During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the American Academy of Dermatology is asking the public "Do you use protection?" and encouraging consumers to "practice safe sun" — which includes applying sunscreen Recent news about sunscreen has many consumers confused about the best approach for sun

How to Control Oily Skin

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 13, 2018) — 10 Do’s and Don’ts from Dermatologists Although oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say oily skin also has many benefits. Oil helps preserve the skin, and people with oily skin tend to

Optimizing prior authorization documentation

Answers in Practice ... By Swapna Bhatia, MPH, December 1, 2020 Each month DermWorld ... tackles issues "in practice" for dermatologists. This month Swapna Bhatia, MPH, the Academy’s health technology and informatics manager, explains prior authorization optimization. Do you know everything that prior authorizations entail? Have prior authorization requirements increased

Hiking the Dolomite mountains in Italy

AAD member Ava T. Shamban, MD, FAAD, raised awareness and funds for skin cancer prevention and detection through Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ Dr. Shamban’s story ... Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ in 2022 was monumental. I was so fortunate to be a part of this amazing adventure. An estimated

Academy promotion of awareness months sees success

In 2023, May was Skin Cancer Awareness Month, June was Vitiligo Awareness Month, and November was National Healthy Skin Month. For each, the Academy executed a robust promotion strategy to help spread information to the public. ... Skin Cancer Awareness Month ... While all awareness months are important in their

Biopsy: Reporting Time - Clinician to Patient — QCDR measure AAD 6

Skin Cancer: Biopsy Reporting Time — Clinician to Patient ... DESCRIPTION: The percentage of patients with skin biopsy specimens with a diagnosis of cutaneous basal, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma (including in situ disease), or primary cutaneous malignancies who are notified of their final biopsy pathology findings within less than or

Learning module: Adult fungal infections

Goals and objectives ... The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients who present with cutaneous fungal infections. ... After completing this module, the learner should be able to: ... Identify and describe the morphologies of superficial

How to work with local media

Print and broadcast media, including radio and television, offer the opportunity to reach large audiences with information about the importance of skin cancer prevention, detection and self-examination. ... This section will help you use your local media to publicize your screening, Melanoma Monday®, and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This toolkit

Cold weather and your skin

Board-certified dermatologist shares tips to protect your skin this winter ROSEMONT, Ill. (January 31, 2023) — Cold winter weather can wreak havoc on our bodies. Due to the drop in temperature and lack of humidity, our skin can have a difficult time retaining moisture, leading to itchy, dry skin and

October 14, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / October 14, 2020 ... OTC scar treatments: What does the evidence say about efficacy? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Studying skin aging never gets old — The potential role of oxytocin

Biopsy: Reporting Time - Clinician to Patient — QCDR measure AAD 6

Skin Cancer: Biopsy Reporting Time — Clinician to Patient ... DESCRIPTION: The percentage of patients with skin biopsy specimens with a diagnosis of cutaneous basal, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma (including in situ disease), or primary cutaneous malignancies who are notified of their final biopsy pathology findings within less than

July 5, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / July 5, 2023 ... Petroleum jelly: Safety, myths, and misconceptions DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Reflections on reflectance confocal microscopy for diagnosing benign lichenoid keratoses Managing CLE with JAK inhibitors Homelessness

Learning module: Pediatric (cutaneous) fungal infections

Goals and objectives ... The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of pediatric patients presenting with cutaneous fungal infections. ... After completing this module, the learner should be able to: ... Identify and describe the morphologies of

Is there evidence to suggest a true remittive effect of JAK inhibitors for atopic dermatitis?

Clinical Applications ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld . She interviews the author of a recent study each month. ... By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, April 1, 2021 In this month’s Clinical Applications column, Physician Editor Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, talks with Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, about

Tell Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ during steps challenge for Skin Cancer Awareness month

Month-long fundraising event invites the public to help log 9,500 miles in honor of the 9,500 people diagnosed with skin cancer every day. ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 29, 2021) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help

Amount and/or complexity of data to be reviewed and analyzed

What is data and what is "amount and complexity?": In a nutshell ... Data includes review of medical records, tests, and/or information obtained from another source. It also includes ordering tests and analyzing results for the encounter. ... Data is divided into three categories: ... Tests, documents, orders, or information

Moving the needle: Advocating for skin cancer prevention policies, one skin exam at a time

Moving the needle ... By Victoria Houghton, Managing Editor, September 1, 2023 DermWorld ... breaks down the latest highlights of AADA advocacy activities at the federal and state legislative and regulatory level. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the AADA, in conjunction with the Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus, held its Annual

Melanoma management forges a new path

Experts discuss how personalized vaccines may reshape the future of cancer treatment. ... Feature ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, December 1, 2023 Melanoma is among the most common cancer types and has one of the most rapidly increasing incidences around the world, ... studies say. However, over the last

An appetite for healthy skin

Take the short quiz below to evaluate your knowledge of diet's impact on the skin. ... November 1, 2020 Diet and the skin ... Can you separate fact from fiction? Put your knowledge to the test. ... Exclusion diets can clear patients' atopic dermatitis. ... True or false? ... Dietary

Learning module: Genetic skin diseases

Goals and objectives ... The purpose of this module is to help develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients presenting with genodermatoses. ... By completing this module, the learner will be able to: ... Identify and describe the morphology of skin lesions typical of tuberous

National healthy skin month: dermatologists provide tips on caring for your skin, hair, and nails

Board-certified dermatologists remind patients that skin, hair, and nail care routines are a key to health ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 25, 2022) — In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month in November, board-certified dermatologists are providing their top tips for caring for your skin, hair, and nails. ... These seven tips

Nearly $40,000 raised for skin cancer prevention and detection through "Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™"

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 14 2019) — This fall, a group of skin cancer advocates and their families and friends in both Chicago and Phoenix hiked three miles to say " ... Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! " Together, they raised nearly $40,000 for SPOT Skin Cancer™ benefiting the American Academy

Interoperability and patient access

What is information blocking and must I comply? ... Dermatologists must comply with new government rules on information blocking. Information blocking can be defined as preventing the proper flow of digital health information between providers and patients. HHS expects dermatologists to implement and use interoperable, patient-accessible technology. ... However, the

How to prevent premature skin aging

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 25, 2021) — As people age, it’s natural to experience thinner, drier skin and an increase in wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, sometimes one’s environment and lifestyle choices can cause the skin to age prematurely. Although there is no way to

Continuation of Anticoagulation Therapy in the Office-based Setting for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures — QCDR measure AAD17

Continuation of Anticoagulation Therapy in the Office-based Setting for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures ... DESCRIPTION: Percentage of procedures in patients aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer, on prescribed anticoagulation therapy, who had intermediate layer and/or complex linear closures OR reconstruction after skin

Continuation of Anticoagulation Therapy in the Office-based Setting for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures — QCDR measure AAD17

Continuation of Anticoagulation Therapy in the Office-based Setting for Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures ... DESCRIPTION: Percentage of procedures in patients aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer, on prescribed anticoagulation therapy, who had intermediate layer and/or complex linear closures and/or reconstruction after skin

This month's news from across the specialty

What's hot ... January 1, 2021 In this monthly column, members of the  ... DermWorld Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty.   ... Rosalie Elenitsas, MD Cutaneous Lyme disease, erythema chronicum migrans, is a clinical diagnosis. Serologic testing may be unreliable as both false positive and

Digital media kit: About the AAD

The AAD difference In a world of many advertising choices, the AAD is the distinct leader to reach the dermatology community. Build brand awareness, launch a new product, or make connections – AAD gives you the best results. ... Audience & demographics DermWorld is the voice of the American Academy

When ads subtract

By Warren R. Heymann, MD Aug. 2, 2018 "Could the skin lesion you’re seeing…actually be a deadly blood cancer?….Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is an aggressive and deadly hematologic cancer with skin lesions that may be mistaken for other skin disorders…When biopsying skin lesions, ask your pathologist to test

Skin care for developing countries

The Academy offers grants to individuals and organizations to fund international volunteer and humanitarian projects under the Skin Care for Developing Countries program. ... Grants available ... Grants vary between $2,500 and $5,000 depending on the proposal, scope of the project, and availability of funds. ... Application timeline ... To

Lost in translation?

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, March 1, 2024 In a recent article published in ... JAMA Network Open, authors investigated how well adult patients understand common medical jargon used by physicians (2022;5(11):e2242972). The study surveyed a cross section of the public, comparing jargon vs. nonjargon

5 ways to improve results from patch testing PDF

5 Ways to Improve Results from Patch Testing Dermatologists and allergists use patch testing to find

March 10, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / March 10, 2021 ... Periungual warts: Is intralesional antigen immunotherapy effective? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries: A shot in the dark How does baricitinib fare in alopecia areata? Do calcineurin inhibitors, phototherapy

Additional boards resources

Looking for more study tools? Residents and Fellows Committee members have recommend the following resources when preparing for the boards. If there is a resource that is not on this list that you would like to recommend, please send an email to  ... residents@aad.org . ... Browse dermatology books, quiz

Dermatologic care is critical as patients age

A timely surgery in a dermatologist’s office removes a patient’s skin cancer. ... Karen's story ... Skin cancer is frightening, especially when it appears in the middle of your face. ... As a survivor of other skin cancers, I’m glad my dermatologist Dr. Terrence Cronin, Jr. quickly examined a raised,

Cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery ... The American Academy of Dermatology urges patients considering cosmetic surgery to choose a board-certified physician. Board-certified dermatologists have expertise in the medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nails. ... While nonphysicians performing cosmetic procedures in spas, shopping malls, and walk-in clinics may offer convenience,

COVID-19 skin care and hygiene kits for the homeless

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... DW Weekly spoke with Tufts University medical student Haya Raef, and Jennifer Tan, MD, dermatology faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital about their efforts to create COVID-19 skin care and hygiene kits for individuals experiencing

Spike in female skin cancer rates reveals alarming tanning trends

NEW YORK (July 25, 2019) —  Research highlights the need for further education around the dangers of UV exposure Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. ... 1 ... , affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. ... 2 ...  Limiting exposure to ultraviolet radiation is

March 10, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / March 10, 2021 ... Periungual warts: Is intralesional antigen immunotherapy effective? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries: A shot in the dark How does baricitinib fare in alopecia areata? Do calcineurin inhibitors, phototherapy

Avoidance of Post-operative Systemic Antibiotics for Office-based Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures — QCDR measure AAD16

Avoidance of Post-operative Systemic Antibiotics for Office-based Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures ... DESCRIPTION: Percentage of procedures in patients aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer who underwent intermediate layer, complex linear closure, or reconstruction after skin cancer resection in the office-based setting (not

Avoidance of Post-operative Systemic Antibiotics for Office-based Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures — QCDR measure AAD16

Avoidance of Post-operative Systemic Antibiotics for Office-based Closures and Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection Procedures ... DESCRIPTION: Percentage of procedures in patients aged 18 and older with a diagnosis of skin cancer who underwent intermediate layer, complex linear closure, or reconstruction after skin cancer resection in the office-based setting (not

More women join the physician workforce, however pay disparities remain

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, December 1, 2023 The face of medicine is changing. Results from ... Medscape’ s 2022 "Physician Compensation Report" found that among specialties, pediatrics had the highest percentage of female physicians, followed by OB-GYN, endocrinology, and dermatology. ... For the report,

More than $41,000 raised for skin cancer prevention and detection through “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ - Chicago”

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 10, 2018) — On Sat., Sept. 29, more than 200 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and their families and friends hiked four miles at Busse Woods to tell " ... Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! " Together, they raised more than $41,000 for SPOT Skin Cancer™ to benefit

July 27, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / July 27, 2022 ... Facial hyperhidrosis: Botulinum toxin A injection vs. topical glycopyrrolate DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : JAKne is on the horizon Dupilumab for chronic prurigo, chronic idiopathic pruritus Safety

Sharing Good Skin Knowledge

Medical student Charissa Obeng-Nyarko, MS, knows the importance of educating youth. Charissa’s story ... Charissa Obeng-Nyarko, MS, first-year medical student at Florida State University College of Medicine. ... Growing up, I was rarely exposed to education about my skin health. Access to this information was limited and also not a

PDF of 2022 AAD Election Results

April 11, 2022 2022 Academy Election Results The Academy election results were provided by Election Services

Once I receive a CLIA certificate, how do I comply?

There are four main steps you need to perform to comply with CLIA: ... Develop a laboratory procedure manual for each of your tests and equipment used. ... Establish and implement a quality assessment program for your tests. This includes policies and procedures for maintaining quality control of not only

Learning module: Newborn skin disease: rashes

Goals and objectives ... The purpose of this module is to help learners develop a clinical approach for rashes in newborns. ... By completing this module, the learner will be able to: ... Identify the morphology, distribution, and characteristic timing of erythema toxicum, transient neonatal pustular melanosis, miliaria, seborrheic dermatitis,

How to test skin care products before use

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 19, 2021) — With so many skin care products available, including cleansers, moisturizers and cosmetics, it can be difficult to know which products to choose. While understanding your ... skin type can help you choose products formulated for your skin, it’s still possible

Moving the needle: Medical research and skin cancer funding

Advocacy News Roundup ... By Victoria Houghton, managing editor, May 1, 2021 DermWorld ... breaks down the latest highlights of AADA advocacy activities at the federal and state legislative and regulatory level. Every year, the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) advocates to secure funding for skin cancer prevention and

Documenting the specificity of ICD-10-CM

The key to successfully coding ICD-10-CM: In a nutshell ... ICD-10-CM codes have greater specificity than previous coding sets. ... Coding the highest level of specificity requires documentation that captures the necessary details identified in the code description. ... Failing to document specific information in the medical record results in

Employee voices

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... Dermatologists offer first-person perspectives on life as an employed physician ... Dermatologists offer first-person perspectives on life as an employed physician ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor For the average dermatologist 20 years ago, starting a career also

Eruptive nevi: Trying to connect the dots

By Warren R. Heymann, MD Sept. 15, 2016 Eruptive nevi are striking — they may appear after a variety of disorders, including Stevens-Johnson/toxic epidermal necrolysis, primary blistering diseases, trauma, immunosuppression (from disease or iatrogenically-induced), PUVA therapy, or idiopathically. There are also several reports in the literature for eruptive Spitz nevi

The latest in sun protection

New sunscreens now match a person’s skin tone without leaving a visible white film on the skin BOSTON, MA (March 25, 2022) — Throughout the years, sunscreens have evolved to meet the public’s needs. These innovations have included improved protection from sunburn and skin aging, as well as specific formulas

American Academy of Dermatology releases guidelines for melanoma treatment

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2018) — New areas addressed include genetic testing for hereditary risk and considerations for pregnant patients More than 1 million Americans are living with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and one person dies of the disease every hour. Fortunately, melanoma is highly treatable when

Girls that glow

Good Skin Knowledge led medical student Chrislene Olukoga, BS, to fun and fulfillment. Chrislene's story ... Medical student Chrislene Olukoga, BS, a fourth year medical student at the American University of Antigua, taught the girls to be proud of their skin. ... I am honored that I was able to

6 skin biopsy wound care tips from dermatologists

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 31, 2022) — Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. As Skin Cancer Awareness Month continues, it’s important to check your skin regularly, and if you notice a spot on

A closer look at skin cancer

Issue ... A closer look at skin cancer January February March April May June July August September October November December A closer look at skin cancer Buyers Guide View digital flipbook In this issue ...

Skin reactions to COVID-19 and its vaccines

Board-certified dermatologist provides the latest information on how COVID and its vaccines affect people’s skin BOSTON, MA (March 25, 2022) —When the pandemic began, everything about COVID-19 was new and unknown, including the correlation between COVID and the skin. Thanks to a comprehensive COVID-19 dermatology registry, dermatologists now have gathered

AADA responds to USPSTF recommendation on skin cancer prevention counseling

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 20, 2018) — Statement from Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, president, American Academy of Dermatology Association The American Academy of Dermatology Association commends the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for addressing the importance of skin cancer prevention counseling, particularly in our youngest, most vulnerable patients. We

Sun safety

Sun safety ... At least one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. ... Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. ... 1-3 ... To protect your skin from the sun, seek shade, wear protective

How to hire a great practice manager

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... Finding the right fit for your practice ... Finding the right fit for your practice ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor Behind the scenes, who keeps your practice running? According to the 2017 AAD Practice Profile Survey, 64%

September 25

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / September 25, 2019 ... Which biologics cause weight gain in psoriasis patients? DW Insights and Inquiries : I never wanted chaperones — until now Two sides to every story Academy's contribution

Ensuring effectiveness, safety of new skin therapies

A dermatologist advocates for sunscreen access in public schools. ... Dr. Redbord's story ... Kelley Pagliai Redbord, MD, dermatologist ... Every day, I treat patients with serious skin conditions and educate them on ways to achieve healthy skin. However, my work doesn't stop there. I also advocate for policies that

Should dermatologists be anti-antihistamine for atopic dermatitis?

By Sylvia Hsu, MD July 17, 2019 Vol. 1, No. 19 Atopic dermatitis (AD) is characterized by pruritus that results in eczema induced by scratching. Histamine-1 receptor blockers are routinely used to treat the pruritus of AD. Histamine does not seem to play a role in AD through the histamine-1

August 10, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Aug. 10, 2022 ... Tetracyclines may pose greater hyperpigmentation risk DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Forty years of marriage, dermatology, inequities, and gratitude Registry now accepting monkeypox cases AAD statement on

Resident Quality Improvement Award project presentations 2021

The recipients of the 2021 Resident Quality Improvement Award present their quality improvement projects. ... Reliable Sample Tracking: QI project to prevent pathway sample loss ... Sungat K. Grewel, MD ... Ensuring follow-up for patients who cancel or "no-show" skin cancer excision appointments ... Connie Shi, MD ... Post-visit informational

Supporting our veterans

A dermatologist helps a Vietnam veteran manage ongoing skin challenges—including cancer—related to Agent Orange exposure. ... Jack’s story ... Jack Cooper, Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Naples, Florida ... As a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, I wasn’t thinking about taking care of my skin – sunscreen was the

Here's what it takes to launch a successful Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... Every May, for Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the AAD launches an awareness campaign to educate the public about skin cancer prevention and early detection. The ... SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign continues to be a success,

How to report via claims

Although MIPS reporting can be done through claims, physicians are highly encouraged to report via a registry or their electronic health record (EHR), to increase reliability, reduce errors, minimize having to report extra codes, edit data if needed, better track physician performance, and ultimately strengthen the opportunity for upward adjustments. Additionally,

How Does Your Environment Affect Your Skin?

A dermatologist addresses the skin problems caused by bugs, plants and water creatures BOSTON, MA. (March 25, 2022) — Whether you are hiking in the woods, gardening, or swimming in a lake or ocean, the bugs, plants, and water creatures that you are exposed to can cause irritating skin conditions

Growing up with dry, scaly skin

Born with a rare condition called lamellar ichthyosis, a young woman lives a normal life with support from her lifelong dermatologist, while advocating for herself and others. ... Abby's story ... Growing up with dry, scaly skin ... Learn how Abby Evans lives with lamellar ichthyosis, a genetic condition that

Cosmetic crackdown

FDA to be granted greater authority over cosmetic regulations in 2024. ... Feature ... By Andrea Niermeier, Contributing Writer, October 1, 2023 Social media has opened the door for cosmetic brands to use new and innovative ways to connect with consumers. Instead of walking the aisles of their favorite store,

Skin cancer/ melanoma

Cutting giant congenital nevi down to size molecularly Calcipotriene and 5-fluorouracil: Dermatology’s new dynamic duo? Rejecting preconceived notions of squamous cell carcinomas in patients experiencing transplant rejections Biting my nails worrying about atypical presentations of nail unit melanomas 41’s gracious contribution to skin cancer awareness Dermatopathology reports about basal cell

American Academy of Dermatology installs new officers and board members

ROSEMONT, Ill (March 24, 2020) — Today, the American Academy of Dermatology installed two new officers and five new directors to its ... Board of Directors . The AAD’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis

Low dose isotretinoin for recalcitrant rosacea: I pledge to use it sporadically

By Warren R. Heymann, MD June 14, 2016 While rosacea can usually be reasonably managed with a combination of topical agents (metronidazole, azelaic acid, ivermectin, sulfacetamide, brimonidine), oral antibiotics (the tetracycline family), vascular lasers, intense pulsed light and surgery (for phymatous disease), some cases are recalcitrant to standard therapy. ...

How to care for your skin during menopause

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2020) — By the time they reach menopause — which officially begins one year after a woman’s last period — many women think they have their lives figured out. Careers are well established; children are grown and independent; and there’s more time for leisure and self-care.

The skin-mind connection

From the Editor ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld. By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, March 1, 2020 There is rarely a day when I am not reminded of the fascinating and intimate relationship of the skin and the mind. Psychological factors are estimated to play a significant

Adherence to acne treatments: Flipped sides of the coin for physicians and patients

By Warren R. Heymann, MD Dec. 6, 2016 It takes a motivated, dedicated patient to adhere to their prescribed acne regimen. According to Moradi Tuchayi et al, primary nonadherence occurs when the medication is not even started. This may be due to lack of knowledge, confusion about usage, a weak

Primary key messages

Whether it’s rashes, wrinkles, psoriasis, or melanoma, skin issues can have a serious impact on your health and well-being. ... What you see happening with your skin can be a helpful indicator of what’s happening inside your body. ... In some cases, skin conditions may be a sign of a

When it comes to skin health, does diet make a difference?

CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) —  Patients with skin concerns should talk to a board-certified dermatologist before changing their eating habits They say you are what you eat, but it’s not quite that simple when it comes to healthy skin. ... "People looking to improve their skin health may think that

Dermatologists educate the public and media during National Healthy Skin Month

The AAD’s National Healthy Skin Month key messages highlighting dermatologists as the skin health experts were seen 2.6 billion times across the country. ... AAD worked alongside dermatologists, the media, and members of Congress to amplify key messages on dermatologist-approved tips for healthy skin, remind the public that skinhealth can

Dermatology issues in the news

Skin Cancer Awareness Month ... Melanoma Monday ... ® ... , the first Monday each May, launches the AAD’s month-long, national Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign in May. Every year, the AAD advances this public education effort to position you as the experts in diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows sun protection during common outdoor activities lacking

Board-certified dermatologist discusses how people can protect themselves from the sun ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 23, 2023) — Andy Jacobs spent a lot of time playing outdoor sports during his childhood, but infrequently used sun protection. Yet it came as a shock to Jacobs when his dermatologist diagnosed a spot on

June 7, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / June 7, 2023 ... Treatments for pseudofolliculitis barbae DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Taking it on the shin – part two Efficacy of abrocitinib for the treatment of lichen sclerosus? Scientists

When to Use (or Not Use) Antibiotics on Your Skin

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 15, 2022) — Cold weather can be hard on your skin. When your skin becomes dry, as often happens in the winter, it can easily crack and bleed. When caring for a cut or other wound, it might seem logical to apply an

How to care for facial hair

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2021) — For many, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in less shaving and more beard-growing. However, how does one properly groom facial hair? According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, healthy-looking facial hair starts with healthy skin. With the right skin

Research shows increased skin cancer risk among U.S. military members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 17, 2018) — AAD encourages soldiers, veterans to take steps to detect the disease early When one considers the risks of military service, skin cancer may not be top of mind. According to ... research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, however,

AAD Statement on USPSTF Recommendation on Skin Cancer Screening

Statement from Terrence Cronin Jr., MD, FAAD, President, American Academy of Dermatology ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 18, 2023) — "In its Recommendation Statement on Screening for Skin Cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — a group that provides guidance for primary care physicians — has determined that there is not

(Un)Equal care for all?

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... As physician bias creates care disparities, what can dermatologists do to balance the scales? ... As physician bias creates care disparities, what can dermatologists do to balance the scales? ... By Emily Margosian, assistant editor "Of all forms

Educating our public — Millions tune in to Videos of the Month for your tips on skin, hair, and nails

At the close of 2021, our Videos of the Month received over 21 million lifetime views on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. ... Our Videos of the Month share your tips to help patients manage their skin, hair, and nail conditions at home. Each video, around a minute

PDF of pearls on eczema

- in the department of (skin of color). tant for treatment as needed throughout the week. dermatology

Organ transplant patients have increased skin cancer risk

CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) — Research shows that specific risk factors vary based on patients’ skin tone While anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of age, race or gender, certain groups of people have a higher risk of getting the disease than others. Because organ transplant patients must take medication

Cancer and pruritus

Research indicates that pruritus, or itch, is associated with a number of malignancies, including cancers of the liver, blood, and skin. ... Cancer and pruritus ... Click to view and download the infographic. ... Download Sources: www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(18)32500-3/fulltext More information: Itchy skin Help and Chat

PDF of Evaluating the Cosmetic Patient

plasticsurgerykey.com/14-the-evaluation-and-management-of-the-cosmetic-patient/“Snapchat Dysmorphia” • Survey

September 6, 2023

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Sept. 6, 2023 ... Chemoprevention of keratinocyte carcinoma with imiquimod, 5-FU, and tretinoin DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Paraneoplastic Merkel cell carcinoma: Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt Vitiligo patients

Technology vs. skin cancer

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... A new generation of non-invasive tools and apps reduces unnecessary biopsies, promotes self-surveillance ... A new generation of non-invasive tools and apps reduces unnecessary biopsies, promotes self-surveillance ... By Jan Bowers, contributing writer Improving diagnostic accuracy, avoiding unnecessary

Skin Cancer Pamphlet

education resource will provide your patients with the information they need to prevent and detect skin

Truth in advertising

... Alabama Licensure identification Board certification (BC) Derm-specific BC Misleading advertising Licensees are prohibited from using a title in which in any way represents such person as engaged in the practice of any branch of the healing arts for which such person holds no license. ... n/a ... n/a

Sleep impacts skin cancer risk

Sleep apnea—interruptions in breathing while sleeping—doesn’t just leave patients tired. It can also diminish their immune system health, especially among patients with melanoma. ... Sleep impacts skin cancer aggressiveness ... Click to view and download the infographic. ... Download Source: www.researchgate.net/profile/Ma-Martinez-Garcia/publication/328743619_Sleep-Disordered_Breathing_Is_Independently_Associated_With_Increased_Aggressiveness_of_Cutaneous_Melanoma_A_Multicenter_Observational_Study_in_443_Patients/links/5d616b13a6fdccc32ccef6fb/Sleep-Disordered-Breathing-Is-Independently-Associated-With-Increased-Aggressiveness-of-Cutaneous-Melanoma-A-Multicenter-Observational-Study-in-443-Patients.pdf More information: Skin Cancer Resource Center Help and Chat

Mature Skin Pamphlet

Help your older patients understand the changes that are taking place on their aging skin.

When cancer treatment leads to vitiligo

A dermatology-oncology collaboration helped a patient avoid choosing between skin disease and cancer treatment. ... Shawn's story ... Shawn Bruton, patient ... I didn’t expect my cancer treatment to damage my skin. ... Three years after my lung cancer diagnosis, discolored patches appeared on my stomach, arms, and legs. My

April 21, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / April 21, 2021 ... Do hydrolyzed collagen supplements affect skin aging? DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Nailing down the treatment for ungual melanoma in situ Young Physician Focus : A little

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, assumes presidency of The American Academy of Dermatology

SAN DIEGO (March 8, 2024 )  ... — Dallas-based board-certified dermatologist Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology at the close of the AAD’s Annual Meeting. ... Dr. Desai will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society that represents nearly

7 Rosacea skin care tips

Board-certified dermatologist weighs in ROSEMONT, Ill. (Apr. 9, 2024)  — Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects at least 14 million U.S. adults and commonly appears as a tendency to blush or flush more easily than others. While treatable, symptoms, such as skin thickening and eye problems, can often

From "slugging" to snail mucin

Dermatologists discuss popular social media trends impacting the skin. ... Feature ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, October 1, 2023 Social media and the skin have a long history together. For over 15 years, social media has been an ever-growing presence in nearly all facets of life: politics, commerce —

Makeup tips for acne-prone skin

As the holidays approach, dermatologists say it’s okay for acne patients to wear makeup ...  ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 10, 2019) — ... Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. Since acne-prone skin is sensitive, people with acne

November 10, 2021

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Nov. 10, 2021 ... CMS, OSHA release rules expanding workforce vaccination requirements DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Recognizing toxic epidermal necrolysis-like acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus ASAP Prognostic value of lymphovascular invasion

December 23, 2020

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Dec. 23, 2020 ... The impact of COVID-19 on the practice of dermatology DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Holiday greeting 2020 HHS announces additional Medicare relief funding FDA approves topical AK

Giving Tuesday

Camp Discovery ... AAD Camp Discovery provides children with chronic skin conditions a sense of community and fun. Campers make friends, find acceptance, and are free to be themselves. Provided at no cost to the families, Camp Discovery offers a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience. ... AAD Camp Discovery ... For

Learning module: HIV dermatology

Goals and objectives for module ... The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of HIV-positive patients presenting with skin disease. ... After completing this module, the learner should be able to: ... Identify and describe the morphology

Skin Cancer Surgery: Post-Operative Complications — QCDR measure AAD 11

Skin Cancer Surgery: Post-Operative Complications ... DESCRIPTION: Percentage of procedures for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma (including in situ disease) with a post-operative complication including infection, bleeding, or hematoma following an excisional or Mohs surgery within 15 days of the procedure (inverse measure). ...  ... MEASURE

May 30

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / MAY 30, 2018 ... FDA issues warning on unapproved sunscreen pills May Access Hero: Karen Edison, MD Study: AI detects skin cancer better than dermatologists BCBS Michigan rescinds modifier 25 reimbursement

What's hot?

What's hot ... March 27, 2018 In this monthly column, members of ... Dermatology World 's Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty. ... Edward W. Cowen, MD, MHSc ... Alopecia areata is frustrating to patients, parents, and practitioners, all of whom may be left with unsatisfactory

January 16

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / January 16, 2019 ... Isotretinoin may change bacteria levels on skin of acne patients We want your feedback: Psoriasis draft guidelines Cochrane collection gathers new diagnostic test accuracy reviews for skin

American Academy of Dermatology issues new guidelines for treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 10, 2018) — Board-certified dermatologists can provide proper treatment for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, ... 1,2 ... and nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, affecting more than 3 million

Learning module: Morphology

Goals and objectives for module ... The purpose of this module is to help medical students learn how to best describe skin lesions. ... After completing this module, the learner should be able to: ... Develop a systematic approach to describing skin eruptions ... Use the descriptors and definitions of

How to prevent common skin infections at the gym

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Jan. 8, 2019) — As more people flock to the gym for their New Year’s resolutions, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are offering words of caution for gym members. While working out has many benefits, including weight control, disease prevention and even mood improvement, germs can

October 12, 2022

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / Oct. 12, 2022 ... Type 2 diabetes and CCCA severity DermWorld Insights and Inquiries : Fixing the concept of the neutrophilic fixed drug eruption What’s the risk of IBD in patients

The toll of hidradenitis suppurativa

Ichthyosis is a genetic skin disorder characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin. Many patients experience psychiatric distress and impaired quality of life. ... Ichthyosis and mental health ... Click to view and download the infographic. ... Download Source https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(20)30136-5/fulltext More information Ichthyosis vulgaris Help and Chat

Sunscreen FAQs

Sun Protection Resource Center ... Looking for information on sunscreen? Visit the Academy's Sun Protection Resource Center. ... Learn more Seeking shade, wearing sun-protective clothing — including a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses with UV protection — and wearing sunscreen on all skin not covered

They fight fires, she fights cancer

Margaret Snyder, MD, shares the story of how she got involved screening firefighters with her colleague Christine Kannler, MD, FAAD Dr. Kannler's story ... Christine Kannler, MD, FAAD, of Northeast Dermatology Associates, P.C. ... A dermatologist in Massachusetts is blazing a trail to screen firefighters for skin cancer through the

Working together to provide optimal melanoma care

Medical, surgical, and radiation oncology; dermatology; and other specialties collaborate to improve skin cancer treatment. ... Dr. Albertini's story ... Mark R. Albertini, MD, Oncologist, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health ... The melanoma tumor board at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Destruction codes and differences between code categories

Destructons: In a nutshell ... Destruction involves the ablation of the lesion(s) with curettage, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, laser treatment, or chemical treatment. ... There are separate code categories for destruction of benign, premalignant lesions, malignant lesions, skin tag(s), and cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions. ... Coding rules vary within these categories. ...

This infographic explains how to perform a skin exam from head to toe and what signs to look for on the skin.

identify the warning signs of melanoma by looking for the following: A E B C D 6mm Asymmetry Border Color

Checking in on immune checkpoint inhibitors

Immune checkpoint inhibitors offer hope for non-melanoma skin cancer patients ... Feature ... By Heidi Splete, Contributing Writer, July 1, 2022 Patients with advanced non-melanoma skin cancer see new hope on the horizon, thanks to recent developments in the number and effectiveness of new drugs to improve survival. ... "Patients

What to wear to protect your skin from the sun

Ahead of the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists urge the public to #PracticeSafeSun as they head outdoors ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 30, 2020) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more

Giving back to make an impact

AAD member Franziska Ringpfeil, MD, FAAD, knows what a challenge skin disease can be for children. Dr. Ringpfeil’s story ... Franziska Ringpfeil, MD, FAAD ... I became aware of Camp Discovery years ago while in residency. During our annual AAD meeting, the outgoing president showed pictures of Camp Discovery, and

Contemplating the association of hydrochlorothiazide to nonmelanoma skin cancer raises my blood pressure

By Warren R. Heymann, MD March 29, 2018 Photosensitivity secondary to hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) use. Well-demarcated erythema on sun-exposed region of the forearm of this patient who was taking HCTZ. ... Credit: ... JAAD If you asked me to name the most important cutaneous adverse reactions to the thiazide diuretic hydrochlorothiazide

Study shows increasing incidence of rare skin cancer

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Merkel cell carcinoma especially prevalent in older population Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer, affecting only a few thousand people each year, compared to tens of thousands with melanoma. But while it may not be as common as other skin

What's hot?

What's hot ... December 30, 2017 In this monthly column, members of ... Dermatology World 's Editorial Advisory Workgroup identify exciting news from across the specialty. ... Annie Chiu, MD ... Body contouring is not only in demand among patients but presents a unique challenge for physicians to achieve consistent

How to care for your skin during radiation therapy

Tips from board-certified dermatologists help reduce patients’ pain and discomfort from side effects ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 13, 2020) — Radiation therapy plays an important role in treating cancer. However, it can also produce some uncomfortable or even painful side effects on the skin, such as itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling.

Breaking through

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... Advances in disease pathogenesis and treatments offer new promise for patients with connective tissue disease ... Advances in disease pathogenesis and treatments offer new promise for patients with connective tissue disease ... By Allison Evans, assistant managing editor

Dermatologists are more than skin experts

From the President ... Dr. Hruza served as Academy president from March 2019 to March 2020. ... By George Hruza, MD, MBA, February 1, 2020 It is no great secret that dermatology is a small specialty. However, what some people may not know is that dermatology’s reach in the medical

What's new in treating connective tissue disease

Dermatologists discuss the latest advances in treating cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis, and systemic sclerosis. ... Feature ... By Allison Evans, Assistant Managing Editor, July 1, 2023 There are more than 200 disorders included within the term "connective tissue disease." Some of these disorders predominantly affect the skin or have skin-related implications,

The Sun & Your Skin Pamphlet

of sun exposure with this helpful pamphlet that details what happens when they don’t protect their skin

May 8

Derm World Weekly - A Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology | Association ... IN THIS ISSUE / May 8, 2019 ... Skin scratching and intestinal changes: What’s the link? DW Insights and Inquiries : Progress for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Sunscreen study supports FDA call for additional data New

Educating the public – Choose a derm

Choose A Dermatologist campaign increases public awareness of dermatology ... Every month, our public education social posts are seen by 1.75 million people on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Through the Choose A Dermatologist campaign, we empower you to communicate the value of choosing a dermatologist on your individual channels so

Dermatology World Weekly

DermWorld Weekly  is a brief, concise digest of the latest news, hand-picked by  ... DW’s  editorial team with analysis of why it matters to dermatologists. ... Each week editors review the landscape of health care news in  ... DermWorld's  core areas of practice management, policy, and patient care, and highlight

Public health programs

Public health programs ... Many dermatologists offer their time, expertise and financial resources to help enrich the lives of people throughout the world. Their efforts make a difference for children and adults with skin, hair and nail disorders, many of which are life-threatening and impact patients’ quality of life. ...

Cooperating with the CDC to help clinicians treat mpox

Clinical Applications ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld . She interviews the author of a recent study each month. ... By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD, July 1, 2023 In this month’s Clinical Applications column, Physician Editor Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD, talks with Esther E. Freeman, MD,

Facial Skin Rejuvenation Pamphlet

your patients looking for the latest information about facial rejuvenation, this pamphlet details what skin

Reducing skin-related side effects of targeted cancer therapies

NEW YORK (July 25, 2019) — When board-certified dermatologists help prepare patients for treatment, outcomes improve While a new wave of drugs used in common cancer therapies are helping patients fight cancer, they also produce side effects that can affect patients’ hair, skin and nails. These side effects can greatly

Who knew?

From the Editor ... Dr. Schwarzenberger is the physician editor of ... DermWorld. By Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD, November 1, 2023 When it comes to skin health, we all know that a board-certified dermatologist knows best. In years past, we were comfortable being known and respected for our expertise. Our

Support Camp Discovery

AAD’s ... Camp Discovery gives kids with chronic skin conditions a life-changing summer camp experience. Campers make friends, find acceptance, and are free to be themselves. Camp Discovery provides these children a sense of community and fun, at no cost to their families. ... Donate to provide access through community

Army veteran encourages skin checks following melanoma diagnosis

Dermatologist aids fellow service-member in melanoma diagnosis and treatment. ... Vincent's story ... Vincent Boles, patient ... During my 33 years in the U.S. Army, I learned the importance of examining my skin regularly because of the high exposure to UV rays and radiation during deployments. ... I was diagnosed

I would like to host a free skin cancer screening. Where can I get the forms?

Asked and Answered ... June 1, 2023 Hosting an AAD SPOT Skin Cancer ... ™ ... screening is a great way to demonstrate your commitment and passion to the community and to the specialty. The screening program is the Academy’s longest-standing public health program. Since its inception in 1985, dermatologists

The power of teaching

Medical student Jessika Sanz, BS, combined her passion for skin care and teaching. Jessika’s story ... The Good Skin Knowledge project truly enhanced my passion for teaching. I enjoyed educating the younger generation on a topic that I knew very little about when I was their age but learned to

Mohs Surgery Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) app

There are many considerations when determining whether to use Mohs surgery for the treatment of skin cancer, such as the cancer type, location, and whether it is new or recurring, as well as the health profile of the patient. ... With the Academy's complimentary Mohs Surgery Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)

Skin cancer incidence and related deaths projected to rise in 2024

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, Assistant Editor, April 1, 2024 The latest data from the American Cancer Society (ACS) are in — offering new insights into the impact of skin cancer on public health in the United States. Each year, the ACS estimates the number of new

Skin in the news

Facts at your Fingertips ... By Emily Margosian, content specialist, April 2, 2018 In 2017, the Academy generated more than 8.8 billion media impressions in print and online — akin to reaching each person in the United States more than 26 times. Nevertheless, the year’s overall total marked a slight

Mental health cases in pediatric dermatology

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... Experts discuss the cutaneous manifestations of Munchausen by proxy, child abuse, and eating disorders ... Experts discuss the cutaneous manifestations of Munchausen by proxy, child abuse, and eating disorders ... By Barbara Boughton, contributing writer While most dermatologists

Educating the public – Summer meeting coverage

AAD Summer Meeting and dermatologists’ summer skin care tips make the news ... So far, a total of ... 38 news stories covering the ... 2021 AAD Summer Meeting and new dermatologic research impacting patient treatment and care made headlines that have been seen more than 41 million times. ...

Feeling stressed? It can show in your skin, hair, and nails

Board-certified dermatologist provides the latest information on how mind body practices can help skin and hair conditions VANCOUVER, BC. (July 21, 2022) — Stress is a part of life. Whether your stressors are small or large, they can impact both your mental and physical well-being. While we can’t completely remove

SPOTUVFF2024

Skin Cancer Screening Kit with English language Forms ...

Support international grant

Dermatology care is global and the need is vital. Our members are making an impact in Botswana, Cambodia, and around the world. Take that journey with us. Support or volunteer today. ... Donate to support programs that help ensure the future of the specialty such as international grants Learn more

Fungal Infections of the Skin Pamphlet

Help your patients understand what to do if they get a fungal infection on their skin and how they can

A closer, more sensitive look

The AAD has developed a new digital course for you focusing on ... genital skin exams . ... The course designers understood that during full-body exams, a significant number of patients decline cutaneous exam of their genitalia. Residents are sometimes asked to leave the room during genital skin exams, decreasing

Treatment for Jennifer’s Crohn’s disease leads to a skin ulcer

A dermatologist diagnoses a surgery patient’s ulcer as pyoderma gangrenosum and coordinates with a gastroenterologist to treat the condition. ... Jennifer's story ... Jennifer Sariego – Horsham, Pennsylvania ... I’ve had Crohn’s disease since I was 10 years old. Five years ago, I had my colon removed and surgery to

Building confidence in girls at a young age

Medical student Priya Uppal uses Good Skin Knowledge to introduce STEM to young girls in her community. Priya’s story ... Priya A. Uppal, BS, BA - Albany Medical College, MS2 ... Introducing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities to girls at a young age fuels curiosity and a desire

Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris Pamphlet

Provide your patients with tips to care for dry skin, and what can happen if their skin gets too dry

Complications of silicone injections: persistence, stigma, and treatment

By Howa Yeung, MD, MSc, FAAD Jan. 18, 2023 Vol. 5, No. 3 Walking in with a cane and reporting his severe skin pain, a patient of mine recalled travelling with their friend to get buttock injections in a hotel room in another state over a decade ago. ... The

SkinSerious

About SkinSerious ... Dermatologists treat serious diseases, collaborate with other specialists, and transform patients' lives. ... PATIENT & PHYSICIAN STORIES ... Treating a child with severe genetic skin disorder Dermatologist’s care helps child walk again. ... Dermatologists provide lifesaving care at 10,000 feet Two dermatologists treat a man’s heart attack

Managing melasma

Go to AAD Home ... Go to AAD Home ... Menu ... Dermatologists discuss new understandings of the pathogenesis of melasma and emerging treatments ... Dermatologists discuss new understandings of the pathogenesis of melasma and emerging treatments ... By Jan Bowers, contributing writer The emotional toll of melasma on patients

Wisconsin physicians honored for cross specialty collaboration to advance skin cancer treatment

Doctors at the University of Wisconsin implemented a coordinated, multidisciplinaryapproach to skin cancer treatment ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 18, 2019) — The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, FAAD, and oncologist Mark Albertini, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for their leadership in launching a melanoma tumor