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  • Scaly Skin: Home Therapies

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Last month we discussed Seborrheic keratosis (SK)-those rough growths that develop on the skin of people who are becoming more mature. In-office treatments were reviewed, and now this month we will evaluate some home remedies that will help with these irritating growths. The best treatment is alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on September 2, 2016
  • Medical Skin Needling in Aesthetics

    As providers we know the deeper we dive into the dermis, the greater the risk of potential side effects, sometimes including permanent adverse changes to the skin. I am a fan of options. There is no cookie-cutter treatment protocol we can follow with every patient. Treatments that allow us to treat the skin safely and are a good alternative to ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 17, 2012
  • Sunscreen Safety Update

    Over the years we have learned that excessive sun exposure causes an acceleration of skin aging and significantly increases the risk of skin cancer. Sunscreens were originally developed to protect from sunburns caused by ultraviolet rays. Skin cancer comprises 50% of all cancers. Ultraviolet rays are linked to early skin aging and skin cancers. ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 26, 2012
  • Don't Get Burned

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This post was written by Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, and adult nurse practitioner who specializes in dermatology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Our organization is made up of nursing professionals who dedicate their lives to promoting skin ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on May 24, 2012
  • A New Multifacted Skin Therapy

    eMatrix is a new technology that is said to be ''color blind.'' Being capable of treating all skin types, this is certainly a welcome addition to the field of aesthetics. Coined ''sublative rejuvenation,'' eMatrix utilizes fractionated bipolar radio frequency. Its capability to be used on any skin type stems from its ability to produce significant ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on March 26, 2012
  • Sunscreen Needed All Year Long

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This blog post was written by Kathleen Meyer, MSN, NP-C, who practices in the Department of Dermatology at Lahey Clinic in in Burlington, Mass. Even though winter is here, daily use of sunscreen remains necessary. Here is a list of sunscreen use tips: A sun protection ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on January 12, 2012
  • Dermatology in a Third World Country

    Sometimes it can be very beneficial to step outside our comfortable office and challenge our practice in a foreign setting. I left my office stocked with pharmaceutical samples, running water, electricity, my assistant, sterile supplies and everything else I took for granted during my normal workday and flew to Haiti to serve dermatology ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on December 8, 2011
  • A Month Worth Reflection — And Action

    For the first time, health advocates have designated a specific month for national attention to pediatric obesity. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as we near its end I'd like to share what a few nurse practitioner students have done to call attention to it. Last weekend, three NP students from Samuel Merritt ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 21, 2010
  • H1N1 and Nonchalance in the Young

    Have you noticed nonchalance about seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines in young adults? The way that H1N1 is affecting those under 25, and the way that patients in that age group seem to treat their own health, could pose a big challenge to NPs trying to keep them healthy. Some young patients may be shocked to find that they aren't invincible when ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on October 21, 2009
  • Emergency Preparedness in Retail Healthcare

    I am sure that everyone is aware of the swing flu scare that took place a few weeks ago. This was an uncertain time for everyone in the medical and public health arena. However, after working in a retail health clinic during this time, I realized that the public turns to retail clinic providers to help them understand and process public health ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on May 22, 2009
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