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Forgoing psoriatic arthritis medication, for baby's sake
Wisconsin resident Laura Mokelke was diagnosed with painful psoriatic arthritis when she was just 19 years old. A powerful combination of medications helps to keep her symptoms at bay, including methotrexate, a drug that is used to treat certain types of cancer. Concerned about the potential effects her medications might have on a growing fetus, the Mokelkes have been working with her rheumatologist and obstetrician to adjust her medications.
Most don't do much to protect their skin
United Press International
Ninety percent of U.S. adults say skin can be sexy, but 58 percent know their skin might be at risk for sun damage and therefore cancer, a survey indicates. Nearly 60 percent of those queried said they spend time outdoors at least a few times per week, but only 14 percent said they wear sun protection daily.
Methotrexate and azathioprine equally efficacious for eczema
HealthDayNews via Medical Xpress
Methotrexate and azathioprine may be equally effective in treating severe atopic eczema in adults, according to a critical appraisal of a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Topical hyaluronic acid is breaking through dermis
Skin & Allergy News
It may now be possible for patients to experience the benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers without a needle, according to investigators. In a double-blind, controlled study of 100 women with moderate to severe photo-damaged skin, a novel nanotechnology was used to shepherd topical hyaluronic acid through the dermis, essentially overcoming the large particle size hurdle of years past.
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Dermatologists not rushing to convert to EMRs
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine
Whether you've converted to an electronic medical record or not, chances are the EMR issue is weighing heavily on your mind. And you're not alone — statistics indicate that many dermatologists are reluctant to make the change, whether because they're too close to retirement, or because the implementation can be troublesome, costly and lengthy.
Why nurses are in such high demand
The national conversation about health care reform focuses relentlessly on cost reduction. While bending the cost curve is extremely important, improving quality is also essential — but sometimes downplayed — in today's reform equation. Grappling with quality challenges has attracted a new breed of healthcare leaders: physician and nurse executives.
Finding the path to success in state-level APRN advocacy
The American Nurse
Advanced practice registered nurse issues are a priority for many constituent and state nurses associations, and they expend significant resources to launch advocacy efforts. So what makes a "good" state-level strategy successful? While many variables go into a successful campaign, according to American Nurses Association and C/SNA experts, there are several tips to increase the chance of having a successful effort.
New York pushes nurse staffing ratio bill for hospitals, nursing homes
New York legislators are considering the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act, a nurse staffing ratios bill for hospitals and nursing homes. The bill would require one-nurse-to-one-patient staffing in the operating room, trauma emergency unit and intensive care, among other requirements.
Skin Advocate iPhone App — Working together to expand the visibility of skin disease
FREE App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Refer patients to patient advocacy groups for their skin conditions in seconds! Patients receive the contact info for the organization via a "do-not-reply" anonymous email, protecting the address of the provider. Downloading the App:
1. Click on the App Store icon.
2. Type either "Skin Advocate" or "Dermatology" into the search window.
3. Click “Install”.
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Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
September 29 — Phoenix
Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel
2435 South 47th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
December 1 — Tampa, Fla.
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 North Lois Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
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