Biting Fingernails linked to lead poisoning in polluted regions

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Biting Fingernails linked to lead poisoning in polluted regions
Russian children in contaminated towns show psychological development delays as result

EKATERINBURG, RUSSIA-Not only is fingernail biting a bad habit, but it may also contribute to lead poisoning, said research physicians here at the Ural Regional Centre for Environmental Epidemiology. (more…)

Tidbits to Remember For Tattoo Removal

Skin and Aging

Tidbits to Remember For Tattoo Removal
 

By Joshua L. Fox, M.D

Make sure your patient has realistic expectations and understands the number of treatments, healing time, percent improvement expected, cost, risk, benefit, alternate treatments, etc. Photographs and consent forms are strongly advised.

Patients with Fitzpatrick types V and VI can now be treated effectively, albeit with extra precautions and protocols. Aggressive use of Hydroquinone or one of the newer Hydroquinone compounds together with sunscreens and pre-and post-treatment sun avoidance lessens the risk of post-inflammatory pigmentation. (more…)

PROTECT YOUR KIDS WITH SUNBLOCK

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PROTECT YOUR KIDS WITH SUNBLOCK

Health Notes

Advanced Dermatology PC, April 2003 -Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed per year than lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined. More than one million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2003. (more…)

When Doctors Disagree

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When Doctors Disagree

If your child is diagnosed with a chronic condition, your pediatrician may recommend that she see a specialist. But what do you do if the doctors disagree on the course of treatment? (more…)

What Dermatologists Need to Know about Laser Removal of Tattoos

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What Dermatologists Need to Know about Laser Removal of Tattoos

The dermatologic laser surgeon’s ability to treat tattoos continues to improve. Lasers and their protocols have changed dramatically from the days when my personal dermatologist and the “father of Dermatologic Lasers,” Dr. Leon Goldman, was working with the Q-switched ruby laser for tattoo removal. There are now a number of laser choices to consider, each with its own positives and negatives. (more…)