HealthDay (2/23, Preidt) reported many parents are unaware or do not believe that indoor tanning can be harmful to their children, according to the preliminary results of a study that were scheduled to be presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting in San Diego. Dr. Maryam Asgari, the study’s author, said, “Parents who have never seen their children get sunburned or discussed skin cancer prevention with a doctor may not be aware of the dangers of unprotected exposure to ultraviolet light.” The article notes that indoor tanning before the age of 35 increases the risk of melanoma by 59%, “and the risk rises with continued” indoor tanning, “according to the AAD.”
mHealth Intelligence (2/22, Wicklund) reports researchers found that “a telehealth program enabling people to access dermatologists through a virtual visit works just as well as an in-person visit to the doctor’s office.” The findings were “presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s recent annual meeting.”
The Hill (3/26, Weixel) reports the prices of “the 20 most-prescribed brand-name drugs for seniors have increased dramatically every year for the past five years, according to a new report” from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The drugs “all increased an average of 12 percent every year for five years – nearly 10-times higher than the rate of inflation.”
Finalist in the Rockford Register Star's 'What Rocks in Rockford' 2017.
In today’s world, you no longer need to visit a library to find information, take film to a drugstore to view your photos or go to the video store to select a movie. And now you don’t always have to make a visit to my office for a concerning condition.