Excel V is a new approach to treating vascular skin conditions that puts patients’ safety and comfort first. The laser system’s customizable treatment parameters enable the treatment of the broadest range of conditions, covering everything from superficial blemishes and skin discoloration to large lesions and deep vascular scars.
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.”
Reuters (6/25, Hirschler) reports, “GlaxoSmithKline is facing ‘unprecedented’ demand for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix, suggesting the product could be a bigger money-spinner than the company and analysts initially thought.” The article reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that there could be a shortage of the vaccine. The CDC recommends Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) as preferred over Zostavax® (zoster vaccine live) for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and related complications. The CDC recommends two doses of Shingrix separated by 2 to 6 months for immunocompetent adults age 50 years and older.
Reuters (1/31, Erman, Mincer) reports Teva’s generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen (epinephrine) is in short supply in the US months after the Food and Drug Administration approved it. The FDA lists the device on its “list of drugs in shortage.”
Dermatology Advisor (1/31) reports researchers found in a retrospective study that Medicare payment trends may be “reducing patient access” to dermatologists. The findings were published in JAMA Dermatology.
Newsweek (1/24, Gander) reports that in a new study, “researchers wanted to understand why the body weight of people...who live in similar environments can vary greatly,” and why some people appear to keep a healthy body size while others struggle. The researchers found “that while environmental factors such as eating high calorie foods and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to obesity, thinness is as inheritable as severe obesity, and both have a number of loci...in common.” Newsweek adds, “Existing studies on families and twins have consistently indicated that between 40 to 70 percent of variations in body weight are inherited, the authors wrote.”
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.