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Details: Public health programs. Dermatologists care deeply about the effects that skin conditions have on their patients’ lives. That’s why they have helped develop these public health programs. This program offers you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people, and …

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How to get prior authorization for medical care

Details: Prior authorization, also called prior approval or pre-authorization, is a process that many health insurance companies, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, use to manage costs. Before you can get coverage for certain medications, tests, procedures, surgeries, and medical devices, you need to get prior authorization.

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Camp information

Details: Public health programs Kids' camp Camp information Virtual Camp Discovery 2021. Camp information Activities & videos. Camp information. We are excited to welcome you to Virtual Camp Discovery! The staff at Camp Knutson have been busy planning these camp sessions for …

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Preventing and treating occupationally induced

Details: Preventing contact dermatitis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers are increasingly exposed to fragrances, surfactants or foaming agents, preservatives in cleansers and lotions, sterilizing agents (e.g. 70% ethyl alcohol, 0.5% sodium hypochlorite), rubber (in gloves and respirators), elastic (bands in surgical masks) and other exogenous compounds which may trigger contact dermatitis.

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Patient education materials

Details: Free online resources for patients. Direct your patients to aad.org's public education section to find a wealth of information on diseases and conditions, cosmetic treatments, self-care tips, and much more. Main education sections include: Diseases and conditions. Cosmetic treatments. Everyday care. Parents and kids. Academy public health

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Tips for healthy nails

Details: Nails reflect our overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Here are dermatologists’ tips for keeping your nails healthy: Keep nails clean and dry. Cut nails straight across. Use sharp nail scissors or clippers. Round the nails slightly at the tips for maximum strength. Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing with

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Heart disease: 12 warning signs that appear on your skin

Details: Medical name: Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (another name for Kawasaki disease) Other signs that appear on the skin and can be a warning sign of heart disease, include: A gray ring around the colored part of your eye. Changes to your tongue, such as it swelling and turning red as a …

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Shade Structure grant eligibility & application

Details: Shade Structure grant eligibility & application. The American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) Shade Structure Program awards funds to schools, day-cares, parks, and other non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures where children learn and play. Each shade structure award is a maximum of $8,000, which includes the cost for

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Shade Structure grants

Details: Public health programs Advertisement The AAD's Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces.

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Activities and videos

Details: Public health programs Kids' camp Activities and videos Virtual Camp Discovery 2021. Camp information Activities & videos. Activities and videos. Ted Danson welcomes campers. Actor and producer Ted Danson, welcomes campers to the AAD's 2020 Virtual Camp Discovery. Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera welcomes campers

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Free skin cancer screenings

Details: The free skin cancer screening program is the AAD's longest-standing public health program. Millions of people have been educated about the importance of sun protection and early cancer detection through the skin cancer screening program. As a result, countless lives have been saved by identifying melanomas in their earliest, most treatable stage.

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

Details: And while more research in this area is necessary, Dr. Katta says, the existing evidence does indicate that a diet supporting overall health also supports good skin health. “Nutrient-rich whole foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats are good for your whole body, and that includes your skin,” Dr. Katta says. “If

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Sunscreen Resource Center

Details: Health benefits of sun protection. When you protect your skin from the sun, you reduce your risk of developing skin cancer and early skin aging. Discover the role that sunscreen plays in protecting your skin and what else helps to keep you safe. Sunscreen resources

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Practice Management Center

Details: Practice Management Center. Practical, dermatologist-specific resources that help simplify administrative burdens and ease stress. AAD's DataDerm. DataDerm is a clinical data registry — created by dermatologists, for dermatologists — to transform your practice and …

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Is vitiligo a medical condition

Details: Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2003 Oct 23;1:58. Sosa JJ, Currimbhoy SD, et al. “Confetti-like depigmentation: A potential sign of rapidly progressing vitiligo.” J Am Acad Dermatol 2015;73:272-5. …

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Gel manicures: Tips for healthy nails

Details: Gel manicures can cause nail brittleness, peeling and cracking, and repeated use can increase the risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging on the hands. To keep your nails healthy before, during and after gel manicures, dermatologists recommend the following tips: Be proactive with your manicurist. Ask if tools are sterilized, and look

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Flyers and posters

Details: Public health programs Flyers & posters Advertisement. Advertisement. Flyers and posters. The first step toward a world without skin cancer is educating others about prevention and early detection. The AAD offers opportunities to help spread sun-safety messages and increase public awareness about skin cancer through a variety of resources.

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10 surprising facts about indoor tanning

Details: This led the U.S. House of Representatives to report, “The vast majority of tanning salons contacted by Committee investigators provided false information about the serious risks of indoor tanning and made specious claims about the health benefits that indoor tanning provides.” 6. Looking tan year-round is possible with a self-tanner.

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Is sunscreen safe

Details: Sunscreen has been in the news a lot lately. This news has some people wondering whether sunscreen is safe, especially considering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement that it will update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products sold in the United States.

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Acne Resource Center

Details: Virtually everyone can have clearer skin. When you have acne, you need two things for clearer skin. The first is acne-friendly skin care. You also need right treatment for each type of acne blemish that you have. You’ll find the skin care and treatment advice that dermatologists give their …

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Public health programs partnership opportunities

Details: Public health programs partnership opportunities. Through a variety of educational and life-saving humanitarian programs, the AAD is proud to make a meaningful difference every day in the lives of individuals and communities across the United States and abroad. Your support helps further these initiatives that advance the AAD’s mission.

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12 nail changes a dermatologist should examine

Details: A fungal infection. Psoriasis. Injury from an aggressive manicure. Injury form cleaning under your nails with a sharp object. A dermatologist should examine any nail that’s lifting up. You may need treatment to clear an infection. A dermatologist can also give you some …

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Awareness campaigns

Details: To help you get trustworthy, accurate information that you can use, the AAD has created several public awareness campaigns. Learn what you can do to prevent skin cancer, and see healthier-looking skin, hair, and nails. Skin Cancer Awareness Month. As you head outdoors for warmer weather and fresh air, the AAD encourages you to #PracticeSafeSun.

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2021 AAD Summer Meeting

Details: Registration opens Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12 p.m. noon (CT) As we prepare to return to a live meeting, we want to reassure you the health and safety of our members and all attendees remains top priority. The 2021 AAD Summer Meeting is scheduled to take place at the Tampa Convention Center, which has been a leader in adopting COVID-19

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Acne can affect more than your skin

Details: Acne can feel so distressing that you just want to hide your face from the world. For many people who have acne, the skin disease affects more than their appearance. Acne can take a toll on one’s emotional health. Researchers have found in study after study that …

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Frequently asked questions for campers and their families

Details: A: Campers are placed in cabins based on age, sex, and health care needs. Counselors bunk in the cabins with the campers and medical staff sleep nearby to assist with any medical needs. Q: Who should I contact for additional information? A: For additional information regarding Camp Discovery, please email Janine Mueller at [email protected]

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Improving vaccination access for health care workers

Details: Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of COVID-19 vaccines, dermatologists helped quickly distribute them to frontline health care workers who did not have a connection to a hospital or large health system. Dr. Amy Derick—Illinois Amy J. Derick, MD, FAAD Once COVID-19

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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease: Diagnosis and treatment

Details: HFMD is caused by viruses. While aspirin can cause problems, acetaminophen is generally safe and effective for reducing fever in children and teens. Just be sure to follow the dosing, which is based on a child’s weight. Adults can take aspirin. Alleviate pain from mouth sores. Cold beverages, such as water, can help.

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Herpes simplex: Who gets and causes

Details: Most people get HSV-1 (herpes simplex type 1) as an infant or child. This virus can be spread by skin-to-skin contact with an adult who carries the virus. An adult does not have to have sores to spread the virus. A person usually gets HSV-2 (herpes simplex type 2) through sexual contact. About 20%

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Acne clinical guideline

Details: Addresses the management of adolescent and adult patients who present with acne vulgaris. The guideline discusses various acne treatments including: This guideline does not examine the treatment of acne sequelae (e. g. scarring, post-inflammatory dyschromia). The work group was comprised of 17

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African American hair: Tips for everyday care

Details: To help African Americans keep their hair healthy, dermatologists recommend the following tips: Wash hair once a week or every other week. This will help prevent build-up of hair care products, which can be drying to the hair. Use conditioner. Use conditioner every time you wash your hair. Be sure to coat the ends of the hair with conditioner

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Living with rosacea

Details: Drinking can lead to health problems. To reduce this risk, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines states that women should have no more than 1 drink a day and men 2 drinks per day. How it helps: Drinking more than the amount indicated (1 drink per day if you’re a woman and 2 drinks per day if you’re a man) increases your risk of developing many

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Manicure and pedicure safety

Details: Here are dermatologists’ top manicure and pedicure tips: Apply a cream to moisturize your nails, especially after removing nail polish since most removers contain chemicals that dry the nails. To prevent infection, never cut or forcefully push back your cuticles. If you must push them back, only do so gently after a shower or bath.

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Research suggests connection between excessive sweating

Details: Research suggests connection between excessive sweating and mental health conditions. WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — Hyperhidrosis associated with anxiety, depression and ADD. Board-certified dermatologist Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD, started noticing something concerning in her patients with hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating.

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Tom’s personal story

Details: Working in the health care industry, I am lucky enough to know many doctors. When I got into the office, I called a few who are close friends. They advised me to take my diagnosis seriously. Though often treatable, they admonished, melanoma could be a serious and aggressive illness, and I should plan to meet it with an equally aggressive response.

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What should I eat if I have psoriasis

Details: Takeaway: If you are overweight, continuing to treat your psoriasis and following a healthy, balanced diet that allows you to lose weight could lead to fewer flare-ups and less severe psoriasis. Gluten-free diet may help if you’re sensitive to gluten. Small studies suggest that if you have psoriasis and a gluten sensitivity, following a gluten-free diet may help reduce psoriasis flare-ups.

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Eczema treatment: Coal tar preparations

Details: Used for more than 100 years to treat eczema, coal tar is occasionally recommended to treat a child. If it’s recommended, be sure you know these facts, which include where to never apply it. Occasionally, a dermatologist recommends coal tar to treat a child’s eczema. Coal tar preparations come

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Mark’s personal story

Details: Public health programs Skin cancer awareness Mark’s personal story Advertisement. Advertisement. Mark’s personal story. In September 2007, I noticed a lump in my neck. I felt fine, but went to my GP right away. She took no chances and had a CT scan done within five days, she called me and said you need a neck biopsy ASAP.

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Skin care tips for men

Details: When it comes to skin care, men have traditionally kept it simple. However, more men are now pursuing healthier, younger-looking skin, making it a great time for men to evaluate their skin care routine. To help men develop healthy skin care routines, dermatologists recommend following the tips in

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Is that stubborn acne really acne

Details: PCOS can also cause irregular periods, sleep apnea, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. This woman’s acne was a sign of polycystic ovary …

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Diversity and the Academy

Details: 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.

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Career development

Details: Access the Academy's resources on career development. These include a job board, guidance on hiring staff, information on joining or selling a practice, tips on combating physician burnout, awards, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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Acne: Tips for managing

Details: Scrubbing your skin can make acne worse. Avoid the temptation to scrub your skin. Rinse with lukewarm water. Shampoo regularly. If you have oily hair, shampoo daily. Let your skin heal naturally. If you pick, pop, or squeeze your acne, your skin will take longer to clear and you increase the risk of …

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