DERMATOLOGY: NEW TECHNOLOGY DRAMATICALLY LESSENS ACNE.

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DERMATOLOGY: NEW TECHNOLOGY DRAMATICALLY LESSENS ACNE. JOSHUA FOX, M.D., dermatologist and founder of ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY and the CENTER FOR LASER AND COSMETIC SURGERY in New York:

New York, March 2, 2007 – “Researchers believe that acne is present in up to 54 percent of adult women and in 40 percent of adult men. The bad news is that half of the affected women don’t respond to traditional therapy, such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and antibiotics. The good news is that today’s technological advances have made it possible to dramatically lessen or eliminate acne and acne scars using alternative means such as lasers, chemical peels and vitamins.”

HEALTH: BREAST CANCER TESTING PROCEDURES

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HEALTH: BREAST CANCER TESTING PROCEDURES
—DR. GEORGE HOLLENBERG

“Patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer, numbering more than 200,000 each year in the U.S. , face their first hurdle almost immediately, when doctors must determine whether or not the cancer has spread by studying nearby lymph nodes. The traditional procedure, called Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (ALND), involves the surgical removal of numerous, sometimes dozens, of lymph nodes from the armpit region in order to analyze them — an invasive operation with painful, long-term side effects. However, a newer, less-invasive procedure called Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) has been proven to be as safe and effective as ALND with far milder, shorter-lived side effects.”

FITNESS: AVOID TENNIS INJURIES THIS SPRING

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FITNESS: AVOID TENNIS INJURIES THIS SPRING
—KEVIN PLANCHER, M.D.,

Leading New York-area orthopaedist and founder of the ORTHOPAEDIC FOUNDATION FOR ACTIVE LIFESTYLES:

“As spring welcomes the outdoor season, tennis enthusiasts potentially face unwelcome injuries if they do too much too soon and fail to take proper precautions to transition from indoor to outdoor play. Each year, more than 78,000 tennis-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The key areas tennis players need to watch out for are the upper body, particularly the shoulders, wrists and elbows, and the lower body, especially the hamstrings, knees and Achilles.” (more…)

DERMATOLOGY: LASER TREATMENTS GET RID OF TATTOOS

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DERMATOLOGY: LASER TREATMENTS GET RID OF TATTOOS

—DR. JOSHUA FOX

JOSHUA FOX, M.D., dermatologist and founder of ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY and THE CENTER FOR LASER AND COSMETIC SURGERY in New York :”Americans are fond of using decorative tattoos as a form of expression. According to a study in the September 2006 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly one in four Americans report being ‘tattooed’ at least once. Yet the same study reports that 17 percent of those with tattoos would like to have them removed. The good news is that laser treatments and equipment have kept pace with the rising interest in tattoo removal. While there are several lasers that may be used to remove decorative tattoos, the Q-switched ruby laser is the most effective, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.” (more…)

ZAPPING ZITS

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Expert Discusses Non-Medication Treatments for Acne

New York, NY – Think acne and you think “teenager.” Think again: Researchers believe that acnes is present in up to 54% of adult women and in 40% of adult men. The bad news is that half of the affected women don’t respond to traditional therapy, such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and antibiotics. The good news is that today’s technological advances have made it possible to dramatically lessen eliminate acne and acne scars using alternative means such as lasers, chemical peels and vitamins. (more…)