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Speaker advises travelers to take preventive measures against mosquito-borne illnesses

July 29, 2016

Individuals traveling to certain regions, particularly South America, should take preventive measures against Zika virus infection and other mosquito-borne illnesses, according to research presented at a scientific forum at the American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting.

“Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not only the Zika virus, but also dengue and chikungunya,” Jose Dario Martinez, MD, an AAD International Fellow and chief of the internal medicine clinic at the university hospital of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, said in a press release from the AAD.

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Scars impact patients' quality of life, AAD meeting presenter reports

July 29, 2016
Scarring can have a negative impact on patients’ quality of life, according to research presented by Joseph F. Sobanko, MD, FAAD, at the American Academy of…
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Melanoma screening increases detection with little impact on use of surgery, specialist referrals

July 28, 2016
Melanoma screening in the community medical setting increased melanoma diagnoses rates, but did not result in an upsurge of skin surgeries or dermatology office visits…
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Psoriasis treatment may improve cardiovascular symptoms, researcher reports

July 28, 2016
Psoriasis treatment may improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation, which could lead to less inflammation in other parts of the body, according to a…

AAD, ASDS express disappointment on USPSTF skin cancer screening statement

July 28, 2016
The American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery have expressed disappointment with the U.S. Preventative Services Task…
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