Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage – A JDD Podcast Recap
UV damage
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We all discuss sun protection with our patients.  At this point, our recommendations are predictable – “avoidance, protective clothing, SPF 30+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and reapplication.” But how can we effectively change patient behavior? Important note – this discussion has wide arching correlations to all areas of human behavior, medicine, and dermatology that spans more th …
The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Podcast Recap
sun protection
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients about photoprotection, but recently, patients have …
Picking on Pruritus Podcast Recap
December JDD Podcast on Pruritus
by Angela Hou, MD on
Each month the JDD Podcast discusses a current issue in dermatology and this December Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Gideon Smith, assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical school, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in Dermatology, and Director of the Connective Tissue Diseases Clinic and Fellowship to discuss pruritus in the autoimmune connective tissue world.  Dr. Angela Hou, P …
Drug Re-exposure in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis podcast
by Aaron Fong, MD on
We’ve all been there – that dreaded middle of the night page/call from the ER. Three simple words that send us spinning: “Rule out TEN.” Have no fear though, because the skin sloughing savoir is here. Inpatient dermatology service director Dr. Helena Pasieka joined JDD podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman to discuss her recent research that elucidates opportunities to prevent offending agent re- …
Consensus and Misconceptions Regarding the Aesthetic Skin of Color Consumer
JDD Podcast
by Angela Hou, MD on
Each month the JDD Podcast discusses a current issue in dermatology. During the month of September, podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Andrew Alexis, Chair of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes and Mount Sinai West to discuss misconceptions regarding the aesthetic skin of color consumer. Dr. Angela Hou, PGY-3 dermatology resident at George Washington University School of Medicine …